Pyro should have more than one viable melee weapon.

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by Spark, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Spark

    Spark Owl King Staff Member

    Discuss.
     
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  2. sto

    sto Strange member

    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.
     
  3. Aegis

    Aegis Administrator Staff Member

    And primary
     
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  4. Bring on the Trumpets

    Bring on the Trumpets Forum Llama

    You on about the Axtinguisher? Last time I played that was the meta weapon.
     
  5. sto

    sto Strange member

    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.
     
  6. Pyro should hire an agent to better represent him/herself at Valve. Then maybe he/she can lobby for more melee weapon viability
     
  7. Azureus

    Azureus ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ Staff Member

    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.
     
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  8. Fiends

    Fiends chow chow chan

    Shame pyro isn't viable in general
    then again I havent played for over 2 years so Idk if much as changed.
     
  9. Daikenki

    Daikenki My shitposts have valet parking

  10. Woozie

    Woozie Immortal

    That's true. Tbh the only reason people use degreaser now is because of the flare gun combo
     
  11. Fiends

    Fiends chow chow chan

    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.
     
  12. Chrismas95

    Chrismas95 Always watching Staff Member

    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.
     
  13. Fiends

    Fiends chow chow chan

    festive reserve shooter when?
     
  14. Azureus

    Azureus ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ Staff Member

    Festive Phlog, dohoho.
    I just want a Festive Pistol.
     
  15. Fiends

    Fiends chow chow chan

    festive shotgun pls,
    i think thats already a thing actually idk i dont play tf2
    You are a sick man.
     
  16. Azureus

    Azureus ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ Staff Member

    Festive Shotgun lives. And it's pretty swood.
     
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  17. Paals

    Paals Strange member

  18. Metawe

    Metawe Unremarkable member

    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.
     
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  19. Daikenki

    Daikenki My shitposts have valet parking

    What reason?
     
  20. Azureus

    Azureus ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ ゴ Staff Member

    Almost laughably effective strategy against most, if not all, classes.