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The Better Banner Battle - When to use each Soldier Banner

The solider has three different types of 'banner' items that, when charged by dealing damage, allow him to 'buff' himself and his nearby teammates in different ways. The Buff Banner - Bestows all ...
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Does being launched by an enemy soldier's rocket crit-boost your market gardener?

The market gardener deals critical hits during a rocket jump. Now the question is: What if the rocket doesn't belong to the jumper? So essentially what would happen is, an enemy soldier shoots at ...
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How do you get horizontal movement with a rocket jump?

Both this and this question provide good advice for various types of rocket-jumping, and I have followed these jumping techniques to the best of my ability, but there is one technique that continues ...
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How can I tell what glowy-ring buffs the enemy team currently has?

To my knowledge, all the following buffs have identical effects of glowing rings around the players' feet, as shown in this picture: Deploying a Buff Banner Deploying a Battalion's Backup ...
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What different kinds of rocket jumping techniques are there?

I've seen countless jump map videos where players effortlessly glide in midair, through long distances as a soldier. How do these players perform these jumps? What different kinds of rocket jumping ...
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How can I effectively airshot enemies?

How can I effectively airshot enemies (i.e., hitting them while they are in midair) as a Pyro, a Soldier, and a Demoman? I find it hard to predict where enemies will travel in midair. Are there ...
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What happens when you get backstabbed while being buffed by the Battalion's Backup?

The backstab is a guaranteed critical hit from behind for 600% of your maximum health. The Battalion's Backup, when activated, makes you immune to critical hits and minicrits (you receive regular ...
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How can I more consistently pop enemies into the air as a soldier?

Now that I (finally) have The Reserve Shooter I've become interested in aerials, the ability to launch an unsuspecting player into the air and then do horrible mini-crit related things to them before ...
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Does the Black Box heal multiple times if it hits multiple people?

Does the Soldier's Black Box heal multiple times for +15 a piece if it hits multiple people, or is it only +15 if it hits anybody at all? Can this effect crit? (can any healing crit in TF2 or have ...
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Rocket Launcher vs. Black Box

I like the +15 health on hit from the Black Box as you can leach health from distance, but the higher clip from the Rocket Launcher saves my life a lot. I haven't been able to reliably identify ...
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What is the technique for effective rocket jumping?

Rocket jumping seems to be one of the most important techniques in the Soldier's arsenal. How is a "good" rocket jump performed?