intox. Error Code Feb 12 @ 2:52pm
Each class has a way to destroy mini-sentries.
Mini-sentries; The ultimate tool of an attack Engineer. They are fast to build but, their health are lower than the normal sentry and are easy to destroy.

Alot of people hate them. They hate them because they think they are overpowered. But, that's not true.

Lemme explain you how to counter them as each class.

Scout

  • Use your pistol to counter them.
  • Your Bonk! Atomic Punch is useful to waste their ammo. Use it to make it shoot at you and let your teammates destoy it!
  • Your Scattergun's damage to the sentry at point-blank is extremely high. 1 or 2 shots can destroy a mini-sentry.

Soldier

  • Aim at it with your RL and blast it up (in 2-3 shots)
  • Suck at aiming? Use your Shotgun.
  • Remember that Cow Mangler's second function (M2 disable sentries)? Use it and finish it off with your Shotgun or your Cow Mangler, if you are quick enough.
  • Use the DH. 1 rocket and this beast will die, painfully (Thanks to Ace42)

Pyro

  • Don't charge at it with your Flamethrower: Use your Shotgun!
  • Like to be a sneaky Pyro? Use the Homewrecker or the Maul and wack the sht of this metal beast!

Demoman

  • Hey, you have a GL, right? Just use it, k?
  • Sticky are useful (duh).
  • It's dangerous to go alone without a shield and a caber. CHARGE LIKE A TRUE KAMIKAZE.

Heavy Weapon Guy

  • Only one thing about it: Use your Minigun...(A.K.A. Sasha)

Engineer

  • Start a sentry war!: Use your Wrangler and aim at the sentry.
  • (Woops, forgot this one.) Engi, you have a pistol too, Why not using it?
    (Thanks to Mega Munchy)

Medic

  • Be ye old knight: Use your crossbow and shoot some bow (or candy cane) at it. A long range shot can destroy it in 1 shot!
  • Heal someone and let them do the job for you.

Sniper

  • You're a camper: use your rifle and bow and you'll destroy them in 1 shot.

Spy

  • Why should I give you tips about him. Seriously, you have a sapper.
  • Snipe it with your revolver (and hope it works).
  • Want to kill the Engineer? Sap it, earn the crits(with the Diamondback) and fck him up.
  • Remember to use the Red-Tape Recorder! Sap the sentry, kill the engi and watch it morphing into a toolbox. (Thanks to Ace42)

In general

  • If there's a dispencer around, it is your priority. Destroy it before the Engi takes ammo and spam sentries around.

That's was my little guide on ''How to Destroy a mini-sentry as each class!''

NOTES:
¤This guide isn't an hate message to haters. I know that you hate mini-sentries (in fact, I find them annoying) but, they are easy to counter. Just, use your skills and you'll get your revenge against these Trollgineer!

¤This is my first guide so, feedbacks are appreciated! (No hate, plz)

¤Have more tips? Just tell me and ill add them (with your name).

¤About the little hitbox: I know, their hitbox is tiny but, remember the light on top of the sentry and the sound of it.

¤NO FLAMEWAR OR OFF-TOPIC: We just want to talk about how to counter them and maybe some downgrade we can add to the Gunsliger.

¤Thanks again and I hope you have a good Trollgineer hunt!

Things that makes the mini-sentry annoying according to the community:

  • His tiny hitbox
  • Engies spamming them.
Last edited by intox. Error Code; Feb 12 @ 3:28pm
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Ace42 Feb 12 @ 2:54pm 
Soldier's Direct Hit 1-shots Sentries guaranteed if you can aim.

Using Red-Tape-Recorder on minis knocks them out for longer, as Engies can't destroy them and thus can't place a fresh one for the duration. Forces them to either knock the sapper off, making them vulnerable, or wait.
SO MUCH GRAMS Feb 12 @ 2:54pm 
nice formatting m8
Being able to destroy a mini-sentry means nothing if there'll be another one in 3 seconds. "Can't remove sappers" and "Can't build another mini-sentry for 10 seconds after the mini-sentry is destroyed" would balance them, but Valve are too busy adding shіtty player-made hats.
Last edited by A Distinctive Lack Of Ponies; Feb 12 @ 2:59pm
intox. Error Code Feb 12 @ 3:01pm 
Originally posted by A Distinctive Lack Of Ponies:
Being able to destroy a mini-sentry means nothing if there'll be another one in 3 seconds. "Can't remove sappers" and "Can't build another mini-sentry for 10 seconds after the mini-sentry is destroyed" would balance them, but Valve is too busy adding shіtty player-made hats.
I think the ''Can't repair it'' downgrade is good enough,

Otherwise, maybe increase metal cost to 110, dunno.
Ace42 Feb 12 @ 3:02pm 
Originally posted by A Distinctive Lack Of Ponies:
Being able to destroy a mini-sentry means nothing if there'll be another one in 3 seconds.

They only have enough metal to deploy 2 in succession. If you're killing them in good time that means they have to get metal, which typically means a 10-second-wait for ammo to respawn.

If the Engy's constantly grabbing ammo-kits and weapon-drops, that's depriving ammo for the rest of his team; even assuming you can't just kill an Engy as a Soldier when you've got at least one DH rocket still in your pocket.
Mega Munchy Feb 12 @ 3:12pm 
Engies too have pistols to kill those mini-sentries
[Poptart] Feb 12 @ 3:15pm 
This is all taken in the situation where the entire enemy team is just ignoring you and letting you kill the mini and even if you do, bam its back up and ready to shoot more
Bananaᴴᴰ ๖ۣۜKush Feb 12 @ 3:16pm 
Wait, cowmanglu can disable sentries?
intox. Error Code Feb 12 @ 3:17pm 
Originally posted by Poptart Domination:
This is all taken in the situation where the entire enemy team is just ignoring you and letting you kill the mini and even if you do, bam its back up and ready to shoot more
Again, if there's no ammo pack around, the engi will only build 2 sentries. If they are ammo pack, he is just stealing ammo from his team.
Ace42 Feb 12 @ 3:17pm 
Originally posted by Poptart Domination:
This is all taken in the situation where the entire enemy team is just ignoring you and letting you kill the mini

And from the situation where your team hasn't already just killed the mini-sentry themselves... So what, team-work can defend minis, but can't be used to kill them? Pfft...

and even if you do, bam its back up and ready to shoot more

Gross oversimplification. While it's building it is (since they fixed the health-gain glitch) very vulnerable to even light damage. Deploying minis requires metal, you can kill minis quicker than Engy can replenish metal.
intox. Error Code Feb 12 @ 3:17pm 
Originally posted by Bananaᴴᴰ ๖ۣۜKush:
Wait, cowmanglu can disable sentries?
Yup. His Second Fire can disable sentries for a short time.
Bananaᴴᴰ ๖ۣۜKush Feb 12 @ 3:20pm 
Wow, shows how much I know about that weapon. Ah well, still sticking to my strange original.
AI (Banned) Feb 12 @ 3:21pm 
it has a small hitbox.
Sentient_Toaster Feb 12 @ 3:22pm 
Yeah, go ahead and use a shotgun or handgun or a melee on a mini-sentry that's on by a cliff edge well ahead and above you taking advantage of

(1) the range being the same as that of a full-size sentry, and
(2) the tiny hitbox making even htiting it with a rocket tricky, since anything other than perfect aim will cause the rocket to either hit the cliff front and do no damage, or sail over the mini into the sky and do no damage.

Next time, don't assume that the engineer is limited to dropping it right in front of you.
Darkanine (Banned) Feb 12 @ 3:39pm 
I only have 360 hours and I never had issues with hitting Mini-sentries ._., just aim at them and click.
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