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While the TF2 Wiki does state:

A kill assist is awarded to a player dealing a fair amount of damage to an enemy before another team member finishes the enemy off.

It is ambiguous however. Many times I have damaged an enemy before another player comes to finish them off, yet the killfeed only shows that person who received that kill, and no assist points being rewarded to me.

Here's a sample scenario that happened to me over the weekend playing TF2 as a scout:

  1. I spot a Heavy enemy
  2. Heavy enemy spots me.
  3. I fire my Scattergun.
  4. He fires his Minigun.
  5. I die.
  6. Killcam reads "Heavy --> Me"
  7. Killcam reads "Heavy - 6HP"
  8. Pyro teammate runs up.
  9. Pyro incinerates Heavy.
  10. Killcam reads "Pyro --> Heavy"

What "damage" do I have to do in order for it to count as an assist? Is it a numerical value? Or a percentage of the target's hp?

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  • Medic get assists by healing. I think there is also a time between when you damage them and when they die. – SimonL Jul 11 '13 at 0:30
  • Because I remember taking a heavy down to 6 hp as a scout, then a pyro comes over and immolates him to death. The killfeed only shows the pyro getting credited the kill; no mention of any assists – sayu Jul 11 '13 at 0:32
  • It depends. I don't think there's a real "definition" (there probably is). I know medics get assists always, but, as you said, there are definitely times where other classes get the finishing 6 health, and it doesn't count, and other times where you chip 6 damage off and a spy gets a stab, and it counts. I'll look and see, but it does seem a tad random sometimes. – Unionhawk Jul 11 '13 at 3:07
  • Also, to make things more confusing: What if 2 medics are healing a single heavy and none of them has activated kritz or ubercharge. Which one gets XP? :) – brano88 Jul 11 '13 at 10:20
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    @Retrosaur it sounds like the issue is that too much time passed between when you did the damage and when the pyro killed the heavy. If the heavy is not taking damage for more than a few seconds (not sure exact number) the assist wears off – Lawton Jul 18 '13 at 21:23
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A kill assist is awarded to a player dealing a fair amount of damage to an enemy before another team member finishes the enemy off. In the case of the situation you mentioned above, it is probable too much time passed between your damage and the pyro's. The kill assist mainly applies to situations of multiple teammates engaging an enemy at the same time, so the timer to get an assist is very short.

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