Darwin's Danger Shield

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That snuffed yer fire, ya filthy arsonist!
The Sniper taking advantage of afterburn immunity

Darwin's Danger Shield is a community-created secondary weapon for the Sniper. It is a crocodile hide, complete with waving tail, stretched over a broken wooden frame. A bird skull is tied to the brown leather body strap.

Like the Razorback, Darwin's Danger Shield is worn on the Sniper's back. Instead of protecting the wearer from backstabs, it grants a passive bonus of afterburn immunity and a 50% increased flame resistance.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The Croc-o-Style Kit
Backpack The Croc-o-Style Kit Bundle.png

Leave a Calling Card on your victims.



See also: Crafting


Razorback Reclaimed Metal Darwin's Danger Shield
Item icon Razorback.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Darwin's Danger Shield.png
Class Token - Sniper Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Sniper.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Jarate.png Item icon Razorback.png Item icon Darwin's Danger Shield.png Item icon Cleaner's Carbine.png
Item icon Cozy Camper.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Croc-o-Style Kit weapon Ol' Snaggletooth
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Sydney Sleeper.pngItem icon Darwin's Danger Shield.pngItem icon Bushwacka.png = Item icon Ol' Snaggletooth.png

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • Darwin's Danger Shield was added to the game.

October 8, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Darwin's Danger Shield was added to the crafting blueprint for the Ol' Snaggletooth.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed players getting set bonuses applied on tournament servers when the server is restricting the player's weapons using the item_whitelist.

July 10, 2013 Patch

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added Bullet damage taken reduced by 15%.
    • Added Explosive damage taken increased by 20%.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • Added afterburn immunity.
    • Added +50% fire resist.
    • Removed +25 max health on wearer
    • Removed 20% explosive damage vulnerability on wearer
    • Removed +15% bullet damage resistance on wearer


  • The Darwin's Danger Shield does not appear when inspected from the Backpack menu.


  • The name of the weapon may be a reference to a multitude of things. Darwin may refer to the capital of the Northern Territory in Australia, the Sniper's home country. Crocodiles are also often found around Darwin. Darwin may also refer to Charles Darwin, who is known for proposing the scientific theory of natural selection and the theory of Evolution.
  • The first version of the shield had jiggleboned legs plus had the crocodile skin stretched over the full shield instead of being tanned on a stretching board, but these were removed in the creation process.[1]


See also