I was curious if Jarate covers enemies who are under Ubercharge. Has anyone done some experimentation with this and if so, does this also apply to the other 3 Mediguns' Ubers?

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No, it doesn't. Ubered players are not affected by status effects. Note that this only works with the stock Ubercharge.

In fact, flashing someone with a stock Medigun's Ubercharge will clear all status effects currently on them. Just be aware that the amount of time on the Uber goes down every time you change targets, to a minimum of 2.666 seconds (from the normal 8 seconds) for 5 or more targets.

Note that this also only works with the stock Ubercharge.

Having said that, all Mediguns will shorten the duration of the fire, Jarate, and bleed status effects simply by healing said person.

  • Thank you, that helps me know who to splash and who not to.
    – DavWhodums
    Mar 30, 2015 at 1:23
  • Healing someone shortens the duration of Jarate? That's news to me.
    – Zibbobz
    Apr 3, 2015 at 13:39
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    @Zibbobz It's not widely known, but it's definitely something I've noticed while playing. If you jarate a Medic and his target, the jarate effect on the target is noticeably shorter than the jarate effect on the Medic. I want to say it shortens the effect by half.
    – Powerlord
    Apr 3, 2015 at 15:58
  • This answer gaming.stackexchange.com/a/93469/55285 seems to confirm your theory, so well done on remembering it so well. :)
    – Zibbobz
    Apr 3, 2015 at 18:54

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