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Why don't some demomen suffer from afterburn?

I've noticed lately (maybe the last couple of months), playing as Pyro, that sometimes I'll light a demoman on fire and he doesn't suffer any afterburn. As soon as I stop hitting him with flames, they ...
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1answer
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Can a Demoman's charge be back blasted?

With the Chargin' Targe or the Splendid Screen the Demoman can charge causing a variety of effects, but mostly propelling the Demoman forward. Recently while playing Hightower I charged a Pyro ...
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Is it possible to airblast needles in TF2?

I know that you can airblast arrows from the sniper and any projectiles. I believe needles are projectiles, but I have never seen or tried to ariblast needles. Does it work?
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1answer
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What's the best strategy for jumping on grenades?

Consider the following scenario: as a pyro, I turn a corner and notice an enemy grenade on the ground. I know there's not enough time to run. Will I take less damage by reflecting it or by leaving it ...
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3answers
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How to airsuck and deal with airsuck?

As you know, pyros have the ability to airblast, or push things away with a jet of compressed air for 20 ammo. You might not know that sometimes you can apparently use a jet of compressed air to suck ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
520 views

How do I practice Pyro rocket reflect with non-standard rocket launchers?

There are training maps out there that can be used to practice rocket reflect timing. However, training maps spawn soldier bots using the default loadout. The standard rocket launcher is probably ...
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3answers
535 views

As a Pyro, how can I go up against rocket-jumping Soldiers?

As a pyro, I have no idea what to do against a soldier that rocket jumps over my head and rains rockets down from above. For some reason, aiming at very high angles or nearly straight up feels ...
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2answers
755 views

What are the main differences between the Flare Gun and the Detonator?

The item descriptions don't give away much, and the only difference, on paper I can see is that you can actually Detonator jump (alt fire with Detonator). What are the main differences between the ...
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4answers
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How can I ensure a successful Degreaser + Axtinguisher combo?

Every intermediate Pyro knows the puff-and-sting technique: Ignite opponent (Optional) Airblast them to a wall or corner Hit them with the Axtinguisher ???? PROFIT! The Degreaser with its fast ...
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1answer
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What types of kills are counted on Strange Flamethrowers?

When playing Team Fortress 2, I noticed that my Strange Flare Gun had more than double the amount of kills my Strange Degreaser had (I started using both of them at about the same time). Even though ...
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5answers
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How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?

I would like some tips to beat the other pyro being a pyro. What weapons should I use? Is it more favorable to use a shotgun rather than a flamethrower?
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Is the range of the Phlogistinator actually longer than the range of the other flamethrowers?

Look at the next few seconds of this video, demonstrating the phlogistinator in action: ...
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1answer
592 views

How much damage does fire do?

How much damage does burning do over it's lifetime? Does it differ depending on class or the pyro's weapon?
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1answer
289 views

Does the Powerjack give you health when you kill enemies with the flamethrower?

Does the Powerjack give you health when you kill enemies with the flamethrower? The description isn't very clear.
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1answer
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Pyro Tactics and Tips? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the secret to playing Pyro? Jump into pub. Select Pyro. Die. Die. DIE. I would like to know as many tips as possible for playing Pyro, I'm decent with every ...
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5answers
9k views

What's the secret to playing Pyro?

As the title implies, I'd like to learn how to play pyro better. I'm pretty good at most classes (aside from heavy, which I avoid on general principle), but I have trouble with pyro due to average ...
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2answers
6k views

What does “W+1” mean with respect to the Pyro?

There's a more or less subtle reference I'm missing in comics 79, 87 and 131 (pictured below) of Nerf Now!. What is it about? [...] There are moments w + 1 is very effective and I dare to ...
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1answer
936 views

What can the Pyro return to sender using the compression blast?

What exactly can the Pyro’s compression blast affect? I’ve reflected rockets back at soldiers, but I’ve had very sketchy luck trying to bounce other things back at enemy players.
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1answer
550 views

How can pyros actually rocket jump?

I've heard people talk about Pyros being able to rocket-jump in TF2. Since they obviously don't have a rocket launcher, how is this possible?
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3answers
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What is the timing to reliably reflect rockets, arrows, and grenades?

I seem to have terrible timing when trying to reflect rockets, pipes, and arrows. What is the timing that I need to use to reliably reflect these? Is it right before they hit me, or is it further ...