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I've read some of the demoman's weapon descriptions, and some of them affect "charge rates".

How do you do it?

I saw some players doing what I think was a charge (running fast to perform a melee attack), but I didn't see any indication about it when I play as demoman.

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Figures, you ask an easy TF2 question right after I leave. :/ –  user2974 Aug 1 '11 at 0:06
    
Don't worry, I may have more in the future. Also, feel free to add another answer with more info for some sweet sweet rep. –  jmfsg Aug 1 '11 at 0:59
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The Chargin' Targe is a shield for the Demoman, often used in combination with a sword to make a "DemoKnight". It starts with an initial charge, and upon right-clicking your mouse, the demoman will zoom forward, increasing their damage with the sword/pan/bottle (by making attacks crits / minicrits). You will often see them slicing the heads off of some people with plenty of blood once they stop moving. You need to be wearing the shield to use it. A charge bar will be in the bottom right corner.

The Splendid Screen is the other Demoman shield, which does more damage than the Chargin' Targe, but has fewer bonuses.

Tactically, from my experience, it's a fun thing to do by charging into a crowd and chopping off a few limbs. Each takes 12 seconds for a new charge up.

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