Under the description of the L'Etranger weapon, it says (amongst other things)

+40% cloak duration.

Does the L'Entranger have to be active in order for this duration effect to apply, or is it a passive effect (in which case I only need to have the L'Entranger in my loadout for the +40% cloak duration to take effect)?

  • "Equipped" typically refers to any item currently in your loadout. "Active" typically refers to the weapon you are currently using. Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 4:29

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It's a passive effect and works even if you have your Sapper, Knife, or Disguise Kit out.

Do be aware that if you use it with the Dead Ringer that the damage mitigation and flickerless cloak time remains at 6.5 seconds even though the cloak is longer than that.

  • +1 for the tip about Dead Ringer. I wasn't aware of that. Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 4:29
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    @AustinMohr Incidentally, the damage reduction is max 6.5 seconds even if you pick up more ammo boxes to extend the cloak length. Also, since the July 2013 balance updates, any damage you take shortens the damage reduction time but not the cloak time.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 15:29
  • Does this 40% increase apply to the Cloak and Dagger?
    – alexqwx
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 17:02
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    @alexqwx Yes. It applies to all cloaking devices.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Dec 9, 2014 at 17:33
  • Incidentally, the passive effect makes it the ideal choice for Medieval Mode, as it's effect still applies even if you can't use the revolver part.
    – Robotnik
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 1:02

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