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El Verdugo
Unlock Level 20
Inventory Slot Melee
Melee Type Knife • Sharp
Damage 70 165 260 355 450
Knockdown 70 165 260 355 450
Charge Time 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s
Range 2.25 meters
Concealment 29
Internal name agave
To take a life as a sicario is not only about killing - it's about intimidation. Something that leaves a print inside those who witness the mayhem. That's where Sangres' machete comes into play. Someone carrying something as deadly as a machete is probably insane enough to use it too. Sangres named his machete “El Verdugo” - a fitting name for a fitting tool.

The El Verdugo is a melee weapon available in PAYDAY 2.


The El Verdugo is a semi-concealable machete capable of very quick hacks down a respectable range, allowing the user to rapidly chip away at an enemy until they die.

The near-perfect Concealment of the El Verdugo allows it to be used during stealth if the player isn't feeling too finicky about detection risk, or has other high-Concealment weapons to compensate for it.

It shares its stats with the Rezkoye, albeit with a higher unlock level and no DLC requirement.


  • Players deal more damage per second with this weapon by charging attacks fully, rather than attacking as quickly as possible.
  • If a player wishes for more damage, it is recommended that they get Berserker, Pumping Iron and Bloodthirst Aced from the Brawler skill tree.
  • If a player wishes for more knockdown, use Martial Arts Aced.


  • "El Verdugo" means "The Executioner" in Spanish.
  • The El Verdugo was most likely modeled after the 5714 24" Collins Machete.
  • Sangres can be seen holding the machete and drinking beer in his room in the Safe House.


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