Prinny O(≧▽≦)O Apr 19, 2013 @ 8:40pm
Degreaser vs every other flamethrower
i'm pretty sure valved intend to have all weps except stock be side grades
then why is the degreaser better?
right now i'm pondering wheather to use back burner or degreaser
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Adjutant SteemingBullet Apr 19, 2013 @ 8:52pm 
That quick switch is godly when using flare gun, reserve shooter, detonator, axtinguisher/postal pummeler. As soon as you press the button the weapon is like instantly ready
AdviserChip Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:04pm 
It's a matter of preference. I main Pyro, and prefer to the hit-and-run technique., something that the Degreaser is not good for. I prefer the extra power of the Backburner to the degreaser. Although Degreaser/Reserve Shooter/Axetinguisher (or Postal Pummeler) is a good loadout as the Degreaser and RS both allow for faster weapon-switch time, and the bonuses stack. However shooting airborne enemies with the RS does require the ability to aim, and using the Axetinguisher means you can't use the Homewrecker to destroy sappers (very helpful).
Prinny O(≧▽≦)O Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:13pm 
Detonator vs scorch shot?
AdviserChip Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:22pm 
Originally posted by The Ninjaneer O(≧▽≦)O:
Detonator vs scorch shot?
I use the detonator because it does more damage. However, that is in a loadout I rarely use, I usually go with the Manmelter.
M'aiq the Liar (banned) Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
I like the stock Flamethrower I feel the switch time is quick enough.Im useing the Reserve shooter though for the 15 percent bonus. The Degreaser is better with Reserve shooter though you have a really small window for that air minicrit unless you airblast the enemy directly upwards.I dont like the Backburner because I enjoy useing airblast.
Sentient_Toaster Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:26pm 
Originally posted by The Ninjaneer O(≧▽≦)O:
Detonator vs scorch shot?

Honestly, I'd rather use the shotgun or flare gun over either.

Of /those/ two, I don't use the detonator at all, and only bring out the Scorch Shot for maps (and parts of maps, changing loadout as appropriate as the round progresses) where there is suitable high ground from which being knocked around is either fatal or highly inconvenient -- think Nucleus, Hightower, Upward, for instance
ShenanAgain Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:44pm 
Originally posted by The Ninjaneer O(≧▽≦)O:
Detonator vs scorch shot?
The Detonator is useful for igniting groups of people and jumping to places Pyros usually can't reach.
The Scorch Shot is useful for igniting groups of people and pushing people around from a distance.

I see it as a matter of preference, though the fact that the Detonator has more raw... firepower gives it that little edge.
Prinny O(≧▽≦)O Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
but the degreaser is for ... and i quote " The ....DEGAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYSER"
THE thing is ....i feel that the back burner is just so much more op then the rest cause of it's damage output and even if u cna't air blast that much after u kill some one u can jsut get more ammo and not only that , sure u cna't air blast that much but u get used to timing ur airbast and making it count
Woobie :3 Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:13pm 
Backburner is you can't airblast (like me), Degreaser if you can.
Detonator if you can wield the jumping correctly, Scorch shot for hazard-ful maps. Flare gun is veyr versatile, and best with Degreaser,
Prinny O(≧▽≦)O Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:14pm 
i know u have to "match the load out to the map" but best over all?
Woobie :3 Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:16pm 
Originally posted by The Ninjaneer O(≧▽≦)O:
i know u have to "match the load out to the map" but best over all?
Depends on your playstyle, and depends on your Primary.
Prinny O(≧▽≦)O Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:17pm 
what would u use?
Woobie :3 Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:25pm 
Originally posted by The Ninjaneer O(≧▽≦)O:
what would u use?
I use the Backburner, because I'm absolutely horrid at airblasting. Using flank tactics, the Backburner becomes useful. Don't forget to still airblast (especially your burning teammates).
The Degreaser is terrific if you are good at airblasting.
Prinny O(≧▽≦)O Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:32pm 
XD I USED THAT TOO
Tolna Apr 19, 2013 @ 11:24pm 
I actually prefer the Reserve shooter and Degreaser combo. There's few things as satisfying in TF2 then poping someone into the air and smacking em with a minicrit shotgun shell. Sure you don't have range, but if they enemy has a pyro, that flaregun becomes kinda moot anyway, and this gives you a powerful antipyro tool ta boot!
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