Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by Spark, Oct 17, 2015.
Valve went from one viable melee weapon (or several version doing the same thing a la axtinguisher) to another, the Powerjack. Pyro is clearly meant to only have a single melee weapon that isn't situational.
You on about the Axtinguisher? Last time I played that was the meta weapon.
To be fair, the Degreaser lost a lot of its userbase when the Axtinguisher got nerfed, since then we've seen more people using the other flamethrowers as they suddenly got more viable.
Pyro should hire an agent to better represent him/herself at Valve. Then maybe he/she can lobby for more melee weapon viability
I still find myself using the Axtinguisher more than any other Pyro melee, so I wouldn't say that the Powerjack is the ONLY viable one. Heck, the Homewrecker is excellent as a support option in case you have more than 1 Engineer on your team.
Shame pyro isn't viable in general
then again I havent played for over 2 years so Idk if much as changed.
This only applies to Competitive, as the difference between pubs and highlander is night and day. Flamethrowers like the Backburner excel in pubs at being a pure damage/flanking weapon.
Here's my proof
Source - https://www.reddit.com/r/truetf2/comments/3cduts/psa_how_flamethrower_damage_works/
That's true. Tbh the only reason people use degreaser now is because of the flare gun combo
Even just for that one shotgun that gets minicrits.
I seriously think that stock or backburner are the only viable flamethrowers now, degreaser combo isnt worth what it used to be.
Hopefully he gets another Festive melee in the coming months...
But yeah, I mostly use the Powerjack now. Sometimes I go Pyro to defend sentry nests and switch to the Homewrecker when I do that.
festive reserve shooter when?
Festive Phlog, dohoho.
I just want a Festive Pistol.
festive shotgun pls,
i think thats already a thing actually idk i dont play tf2
You are a sick man.
Festive Shotgun lives. And it's pretty swood.
Missing the degreaser/airblast/reserve shooter combo, which is banned for a reason in ugc.
I know a guy named Paals who has hundreds upon hundreds of kills with the stock fire axe. It has 100% chance to crit and they dont even have to be on fire.
Almost laughably effective strategy against most, if not all, classes.
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