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How do I use the medic's shield on Mann vs Machine?

For a while now I have been playing Mann vs Machine on TF2. I see everybody using these large shields as Medic, which I can also see in the upgrade menu. So I was wondering, how do I activate this ...
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How do the Blutsauger's and the Amputator's passive health regeneration modifiers stack?

The Medic, by default, passively regenerates +3 health per second. The Blutsauger decreases this: –2 health per second. When active, the Amputator increases this by +3 health per second. Now, I ...
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When should I use the Vaccinator?

When would I want to use the vaccinator, specifically over the default medigun? The vaccinator has an almost negligible 10% resistance to one damage type during regular usage, which to me does not ...
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How much ammo will a Medic see on their HUD while healing a spy?

In a relatively recent update, Medics gained the ability to see how much ammo their heal target has for their currently selected weapon. This got me thinking about a medic healing/ubering a spy, ...
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How do Medics gain points on Team Fortress 2?

I'd like to play as a Medic on Team Fortress 2, but I could not find anywhere on the official wiki how they can earn points. I know that if you use the secondary weapon and kill someone with it (of ...
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Max over heal number flickering?

I noticed when I was playing medic once I was healing a Heavy and I over healed him. His max (with over heal) is 450, but I noticed that when I was over healing him the number kept flickering from 449 ...
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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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Is it possible to toggle ÜberCharge visual effects?

Is it possible for me to toggle ÜberCharge visual effects on my end only - so that only I can see the first person effects? or better yet can I bind a key to toggle it on and off? Note: this is for ...
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What is a 'Pocket Medic'?

I've heard this term somewhere in TF2, and it is also sometimes used for other classes, such as 'Pocket Soldier', or 'Pocket scout', although most notably 'Pocket Medic'. What does the "pocket" mean?
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How can I deal with Scouts as a Medic?

As a Medic, I find that Scouts are very hard to kill, as they spin around in circles and shoot me while I'm spinning around trying to keep up with them. How do I deal with them?
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How does the Vaccinator work?

How exactly does it work? The description states that by using "special fire" it change resist types. What are these resist types? How exactly does its ubercharge work? Compared with the other 3 ...
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Does an ÜberCharge last longer if the patient is taking damage?

We know that there are a few rules about the rate you build an ÜberCharge at, such as: You build ÜberCharge faster if the patient isn't fully overhealed. You build ÜberCharge faster if the patient ...
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How do I play successfully as a medic?

I keep dying as a medic. I don't run directly into the battle, I just stay behind my allies, but I'll still die before I can deploy an Übercharge. Do you have any tips for me? How should I defend ...
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When is the Kritzkrieg preferable to the Medigun?

When I play as a medic I almost always use the medigun. In what situations is the Kritzkreig more useful?
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Is the Amputator taunt useful?

I recently crafted the Amputator, mainly for the set bonus. I've tested the taunt and it certainly seems to heal people, but is it really useful when you have unlimited healing with the medi-gun?
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Blutsauger without any Medic achievements?

I just started playing TF2 and the only Medic-related achievement I have is Play Doctor. Yet, after only 2 hours of play, not all of which were as the Medic, I've already received the Blutsauger. The ...
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What is the appropriate ratio of medics?

What is the appropriate ratio of Medics to team size for most non-pro games? I'm fairly sure one medic in twelve players isn't effective.