Stun Baton

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Stun Baton
Production information
Faction

Combine

Type

Melee stun weapon

Technical specifications
Damage

40

Operation

Shake to toggle charge, swing to strike

Rate of fire

Slow to Medium (slower than crowbar)

Recoil

Low

Range

Close

Usage
Used by

Civil Protection

Game information
Entity

weapon_stunstick

The Stun Baton, also known as the Stunstick, is an electrified baton used by Metrocops to enforce the law on unruly Citizens, as well as restrain, harass or simply beat them. It is seen in the first and third chapters of Half-Life 2, Point Insertion and Route Kanal, and is a usable weapon in Half-Life 2: Deathmatch.

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[edit] Overview

  • Stunsticks are similar in use and appearance to the batons used by real-world police officers, though considerably more brutal in application.
  • The small electrical device contained within the tip is used to electrocute anyone hit with the baton. When activated, the tip emits an electrical blue glow. It will stun the target for a few seconds, causing pain and confusion. The baton is approximately 22 inches long and is manufactured from a gray metal.
  • Often, Stun Batons are used simply to beat Citizens who do not comply with Combine rules and regulations, or who simply disobey Civil Protection officers no matter how trivial the matter may be. For instance, in Point Insertion, Gordon Freeman receives a beating if he puts the >B can elsewhere than in the bin (e.g. throwing it at the CP or on the floor). They are also used in Civil Protection raids to subdue targeted Citizens or Rebels, as seen in Point Insertion as well.

[edit] Tactics

  • While Freeman cannot use the Stun Baton as a weapon, it can be picked up and used as a battery, recharging the HEV Suit's power by 7%. However if the enemy is killed from far range, the Stun Baton will simply disappear once it is dropped.
  • In Half-life 2: Deathmatch, the Stun Baton is always given to players who spawn with Combine player models. It only has one level of damage and cannot have its stun mode toggled on or off. It is very similar in function to the crowbar, though it does significantly more damage (it will take 3 hits to kill a fully healed enemy), and has a slower attack rate. It is better suited against enemies whose health are already low.

[edit] Behind the scenes

As seen in the playable Half-Life 2 leak, it appears that the Stun Baton was originally to be usable by the player in singleplayer, a feature kept for Half-life 2: Deathmatch only.

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[edit] List of appearances

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