Ign-eX Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:29pm
Opinions on the best soldier melee
Ok, before the trolls and haters start rolling in, lemme clear some things up.

1. For those of you with faulty troll radars, no this isn't a troll thread.
2. I'm asking for OPINIONS, and I know someone will start the 'no best weapon' thing.
3. I'm asking for HELP, not trying to start a war.

So, now that I've verified your ability to read, let's get the questions started. I want to know what would be the best choice for me if someday I'm going to become a pro soldier. Yes, the foundation of this question comes from my indecisiveness about buying what professional melee kit, but after some thinking I decided to take it here. I haven't been on TF2 that long, but I understand that if the old equalizer was still here it'd be no contest. However, with all these new changes, I really don't know what to use anymore. The escape plan use to be my "serious soldier" wep, but the MfD nerf really changed that. I would use the gardner, but like any kid with 300 hours, I can't hit anything. The equalizer seems like a good choice, but.... I dunno. I guess the disciplinary action could work fine, but I doubt highlanders use it. Yes, I know very well I everything depends on preference, but I want to get used to the best right away. Leave your opinion here, and I guess if you even have a pro kit and want my singularity mandarin gardner kit I'd love to hear a price range too!

BTW, I think this is my first thread here. What do you think? For a little squeaker-ish kid, not too scrub-nubby?
Last edited by Ign-eX; Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:37pm
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[ThisLD] Mr. Conga (Banned) Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:32pm 
Originally posted by Ignika Ex:
Ok, before the trolls and haters start rolling in, lemme clear some things up.

1. For those of you with faulty troll radars, no this isn't a troll thread.
2. I'm asking for OPINIONS, and I know someone will start the 'no best weapon' thing.
3. I'm asking for HELP, not trying to start a war.

So, now that I've verified your ability to read, let's get the questions started. I want to know what would be the best choice for me if someday I'm going to become a pro soldier. Yes, the foundation of this question comes from my indecisiveness about buying what professional melee kit, but after some thinking I decided to take it here. I haven't been on TF2 that long, but I understand that if the old equalizer was still here it'd be no contest. However, with all these new changes, I really don't know what to use anymore. The escape plan use to be my "serious soldier" wep, but the MfD nerf really changed that. I would use the gardner, but like any kid with 300 hours, I can't hit anything. The equalizer seems like a good choice, but.... I dunno. I guess the disciplinary action could work fine, but I doubt highlanders use it. Yes, I know very well I everything depends on preference, but I want to get used to the best right away. Leave your opinion here, and I guess if you even have a pro kit and want my singularity mandarin gardner kit I'd love to hear a price range too!

BTW, I think this is my first thread here. What do you think? Fr a little squeaker-ish kid, not too scrub-nubby?

best mvm soldier loadout:
rocket jumper
gunboats
paintrain
=
win every mvm game :D
Ign-eX Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:36pm 
Seems legit, but only if you get ammo capacity first :P
[ThisLD] Mr. Conga (Banned) Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:37pm 
Originally posted by Ignika Ex:
Seems legit, but only if you get ammo capacity first :P

don't forget health on kill for your jumper, it's important!
Ign-eX Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:39pm 
But you need more damage first! The robots won't kill themselves!
Rasmus Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:52pm 
Originally posted by Ignika Ex:
But you need more damage first! The robots won't kill themselves!
Not with that attitude they will!
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Ign-eX Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:54pm 
I just realized how quickly I'm de-railing my own thread. Oh well.

Originally posted by barbecue sauce:
best soldier melee
http://steamcommunity.com/id/profile_page_simulator/inventory/#440_2_1761983964

Do you think I could get decent at it within 150 hours? I'm a decent to above average jumper and air strafer already.
Last edited by Ign-eX; Jan 16, 2014 @ 8:55pm
Grabbing Pills Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:52pm 
Undoubtably, disciplinary action is the overall best.
It provides free speed boost. Don't need to sacrifice your health from spawn with rocket jumping, just whip your teammate and both of you will get to the frontlines faster. Also deadly when you're whipping ubered heavies.
The only downside is the damage penalty, but this is pretty negligible due to the fact that the Disciplinary action has the longest melee range in the game. You have a significant advantage against faster fleeing targets and other melee wielders. Plus, this thing gets crits all the time.
Sloth Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:59pm 
I use the pan, but only to bug the hell out of people. Especially when you get a strange pan which are rare and you start getting attached to it and secretly talk to it when no ones listening... My pan is my child.
iProbie Jan 16, 2014 @ 11:09pm 
half zatoichi.
why? it's a friggin katana. and soldier is so badass, he wields the katana with 1 hand.
Meulin Leijon (Banned) Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:27am 
Equalizer, because melee is situational and it fits as a last resort.
Ocinus Jan 17, 2014 @ 1:13am 
The ones I find myself using the most is the Disciplinary Action and Escape Plan, though I use the EP more often since I'm usually far from my teammates.

Sentient_Toaster Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:00am 
Escape Plan is still the best unless you insist on closely coordinating with non-jumpers, like boosting multiple teammates so they can all rush to mid quickly.
The Sicilian Civilian (Banned) Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:02pm 
Originally posted by Ignika Ex:
Ok, before the trolls and haters start rolling in, lemme clear some things up.

1. For those of you with faulty troll radars, no this isn't a troll thread.
2. I'm asking for OPINIONS, and I know someone will start the 'no best weapon' thing.
3. I'm asking for HELP, not trying to start a war.
BTW, I think this is my first thread here. What do you think? For a little squeaker-ish kid, not too scrub-nubby?
Actually since you had to start your thread by telling everyone that it's not a troll/war/hate thread, the newbieness shows...
I recommend the Equalizer since it's a really good alternate to the Shovel....
Last edited by The Sicilian Civilian; Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:04pm
[ThisLD] Mr. Conga (Banned) Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:05pm 
Originally posted by jump:
best soldier melee
http://steamcommunity.com/id/profile_page_simulator/inventory/#440_2_1761983964

nope
rocketjumper,
gungoats,
r@pe paintrain express
Last edited by [ThisLD] Mr. Conga; Jan 17, 2014 @ 12:05pm
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