I know that the Degreaser decreases its afterburn damage by 25%, but what about if I have the Degreaser and the Flare Gun (or the Detonator) in my loadout? Is the Flare Gun's afterburn damage reduced by 25%, or is it as normal?

  • Forgot to mention this in my last note: Despite the Degreaser lowering afterburn damage by 25%, due to the numbers involved, it actually ends up being by 33%. That is, it lowers it from 3 per tick to 2 per tick.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 17:09
  • @Powerlord Why does it say -25% afterburn, then, if its afterburn does 40 damage rather than 60? What does the -25% refer to?
    – alexqwx
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 23:29
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    Damage is only done in whole numbers so Valve rounded it to 2 per tick while normal afterburn is 3 per tick.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Mar 25, 2015 at 1:28

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Each individual weapon's special effect only corresponds to only that weapon, not the entire player loadout. It's just like although the Rocket Jumper has -100% damage penalty, you can still kill other players using Melee or Secondary Weapons (it's one of my favourite loadout - Rocket Jumper, BASE Jumper and Market Gardener).

So yeah, your Flare Gun will still have the same damage and afterburn damage as before.

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    For reference, hitting the player with a Flare after setting them on fire with a Degreaser will do any immediate damage (90, 41, 30, or 15 depending on which flare gun) and then start dealing the 3 per half second afterburn.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Nov 22, 2014 at 3:28
  • @Powerlord What about if I first flare them, and then use my Degreaser on them? What will be the afterburn after I use my Degreaser (assuming I Degreased them immediately after shooting a flare at them)?
    – alexqwx
    Commented Dec 22, 2014 at 17:29
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    @alexqwx Afterburn is based on whatever the last damage source was... so if you Degreaser them after Flare Gun, it drops down to 2 damage per half second. Incidentally, afterburn from crits is 1 damage higher than normal (4 for most items, 3 for degreaser).
    – Powerlord
    Commented Dec 22, 2014 at 18:06
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    Ah, so, instead of stacking, the afterburn damaged just gets replaced by the most recent fire-based weapon used (in which case I should always Degrease, then shoot a flare)?
    – alexqwx
    Commented Dec 22, 2014 at 18:10

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