How to play Spy

#1 Posted by Kevan (59 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d87QCn_cafI&feature=related

These vids show some great Tech and amazing skill a for sure watch for any inpiring spy player.

#2 Posted by dartagnan (71 posts) -

Yes, all the techniques he shows there are a must for any good spy.

#3 Posted by masterlink43 (43 posts) -
#4 Posted by dartagnan (71 posts) -
masterlink43 said:
"Evil Daedalus also has some very good tutorials. His page on youtube is http://www.youtube.com/user/EvilDaedalus, but he recently chose to release the rest of his videos on http://www.machinima.com/
"
Evil daedalus' guides are very outdated, the spy's play-style has changed way too much for his tactics to be viable.
#5 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

The Spy has a steep learning curve compared to the other classes, but once you get it right you can play havoc with the enemy engineers. The other night i sapped 3 sentry guns and 2 dispencers in one go, it felt awesome!

#6 Posted by RyeBread (64 posts) -

Right now seems like a hard time to learn Spy, since everyone is Pyro right now.

#7 Posted by stephengotlost (703 posts) -

I've used these tips and they rule, especially the hopping over enemies on stairs, luring them into hallways, and stabbing them behind corners. However, I doubt jumping on top of the dispenser waiting for the engineer to upgrade the sentry and stabbing him at the moment works since you'll be fragged immediately when you're spotted by the opposing team being able to stand on the dispencer.

#8 Posted by Demilich (2599 posts) -

Old but good. He's a great filmmaker too. I really like How to play the Scout.

#9 Posted by Termite (2398 posts) -

Yeah, spy is hard to play but once you learn it he's so deadly.

#10 Posted by Kevin (369 posts) -

I love the spy. He's so bad.

#11 Posted by HankHill (4 posts) -
Kevin said:
"I love the spy. He's so bad.
"
I see what you done there.


Spy WAS an alright class, unfortunately with the pyro update, spy has become near impossible to play.
But, a good spy with good timing in sapping working with their team is deadly.
Way easier sentry destruction.
#12 Posted by Demilich (2599 posts) -
Termite said:
"Yeah, spy is hard to play but once you learn it he's so deadly.
"

Noep.
#13 Posted by masterlink43 (43 posts) -
dartagnan said:
"masterlink43 said:
"Evil Daedalus also has some very good tutorials. His page on youtube is http://www.youtube.com/user/EvilDaedalus, but he recently chose to release the rest of his videos on http://www.machinima.com/
"
Evil daedalus' guides are very outdated, the spy's play-style has changed way too much for his tactics to be viable.
"
Yeah, recent updates have changed how the spy plays, but Evil Daedalus has added some annotations that make it a little more up to date. Also, what he says is still useful for beginning spies who don't know what they are doing.
#14 Posted by xplodedd (1316 posts) -
Demilich said:
"Termite said:
"Yeah, spy is hard to play but once you learn it he's so deadly."

Noep."
he is hard to play, but he isn't that deadly...  i think this is what demilich was trying to say.
#15 Posted by Crono (2637 posts) -

Actually, yes.  The spy is extremely deadly if you can actually play him.  He is also one of the most rewarding classes to play.

Slamming down multiple backstabs on unsuspecting enemies and then vanishing before the rest of them can react is something that no other game can give you in an online setting right now.  When you stab an engi in the back, then switch to sap and sap his SG before it can ever twirl around to kill you, you feel like the fuckin' man!  The spy is the game's wildcard, he is extremely versatile and so fun to play.

#16 Posted by Osmiles (196 posts) -

I'll try out some of these moves later, hope they work since I'm a awful spy.

#17 Posted by JayJay (31 posts) -
HankHill said:
"Kevin said:
"I love the spy. He's so bad.
"
I see what you done there.


Spy WAS an alright class, unfortunately with the pyro update, spy has become near impossible to play.
But, a good spy with good timing in sapping working with their team is deadly.
Way easier sentry destruction.
"
Yeah but stabbing a Pyro in the back gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. 
#18 Posted by Godzilla_Bankrolls (34 posts) -

Shameless plug of my own Spy guide (well, me and a co-author):

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/437678/51095

#19 Posted by masterlink43 (43 posts) -
#20 Posted by Godzilla_Bankrolls (34 posts) -

Very nice, Masterlink43, very nice.

#21 Posted by Demilich (2599 posts) -
xplodedd said:
"Demilich said:
"Termite said:
"Yeah, spy is hard to play but once you learn it he's so deadly."

Noep."
he is hard to play, but he isn't that deadly...  i think this is what demilich was trying to say.
"
Yeap.
#22 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

Nice....thanks alot

#23 Posted by dartagnan (71 posts) -
Godzilla_Bankrolls said:
"Shameless plug of my own Spy guide (well, me and a co-author):

http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/file/437678/51095
"
Ah yes, I remember you posting that on my clan forums :P
#24 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

Cool vids. Spy is actually fairly tough to play.

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