Best Team Fortress 2 Pyro Weapons

The Top Ten

1 Degreaser

Two Words... THE META

It One Of Best Pyro Weapon 60% Faster Switch Weapon Forget About The Bad Effect Only Faster Switch Weapon Is Best!

The Degreaser, despite personally feeling that it's incredibly overrated, is still a very reliable weapon for Pyro. A 65% faster in and out speed in exchange for a 25% higher airblast cost and 66% less afterburn damage, despite the ratio of positives to negatives, is still very useful in many situations. A quick switch to or from another weapon is useful if another player is ambushing you from afar.

This weapon is amazing, but I don't recommend it if you are going to be defending, because this weapon is absolutely not used for defending, it does smaller damage and is supposed to be used by "comboing" it with other weapons, which gives it it's specialty.

2 Axtinguisher

Best pyro melee. (Except the bat outta hell with the scout style on it)

I have this weapon

Really? How can you kill a pyro that is immune to fire!?

Best used with degreaser and flare gun

3 Flare Gun

I use the flare gun when a person is far away and to burn them from far distance it is so good and combined with the flame thrower it is probably my favorite combo

The good thing is that there is not down-side, so that you can do 33 damage with burn, shoot long range, and 100% critical hit chance, one of the best.

I have 1579 kills on my Strange Flare Gun atm, it is my favorite weapon ever. Takes a lot of skill, but once you've mastered it, you can't lose.

This weapon is great with the degreaser

4 Reserve Shooter

I enjoy playing with reserve shooter. Used with flame thrower or degreaser it's perfect against rocket jumping soldiers and double jumping scouts. Perfect for close range playing.

Use air blast and degreaser = op

The best secondary weapon for pyro in TF2! If you use your compression blast on your foe and shoot him in the air, he will 'drop dead'(achievement name in TF2). Definitely should be a military weapon if ever invented!

At least you have a weapon that does more effect damage against pyros

5 Powerjack

The new patch has made this weapon a beast, the extra movement speed is great and reminds me of the old Escape Plan. Not only this, but it truly is an awesome looking hammer!

I think it's an awesome weapon because, you can run (almost) as a scout and when ever you kill someone you instantly heal 75 health!

This weapon is good for getting to the front lines FAST! It's similar to the Killing Gloves of Running Urgently.

The speed is really helpful but the downside for this weapon is that getting the strategy down is hard

6 Flame Thrower

Good for dealing damage (in comparison to the degreaser) while still being able to air blast at a decent ammo cost (in comparison to the back burner).

Easily best flamethrower. It got no downsides and doesn't require combos to be effective.


7 Detonator

It is good for keeping the sewers clean on 2fort if combined with the neon annihilator as you can surf on the sides of the tunnels with it. Its upside out of 2fort is that it is able to get you up to places a pyro would normally not be able to reach, this can throw off your enemy when a random pyro shows up from the roof of a small building.

Also you can extend your jump similar to rocket and sticky jumping. pressing secondary fire when your bullet is in the

It is the best

This weapon gives what a Pyro doesn't have, range. The Blast Radius is helpful as you do not need the sharpskill shooting which should be necessary for a pyro anyway just alt fire and 1-3 people are guarenteed to burn

8 Backburner

It is like the regular flamethrower but is better once you get them at the back

This really embodies the original spirit of Pyro as an ambush class. It's total destruction if you can get behind someone through one of the available flank routes.

"People always look behind them! "

You must not go on pubs much.

This weapon is great for use in spy checks and can also be used in stealth kills too

I love this weapon. I used a nametag on it to name it "Come From Behind Win." - psychiclion

9 Scorch Shot

Can burn enemies from far away way faster than the detonator or the flare gun.

When used correctly it can be good, when I'm a pyro I used it for just the extra knock back/damage and is good for just some shoot enemies while not is distance for my back-burner, The damage isn't a deal since the knockback and crit makes it good, Plus the area damage with the explosive meaning it can be shot but also a weak demoman explosive

It has area effect unlike the other flareguns

Yeah It Good, Knocks back At Enemies Yeah But Again -50% damage penalty It Hard To Kill

10 Shotgun

Very versatile and very useful.
In fact, people are so used to Pyro using any flaregun that they no longer expect you to bring a shotgun. Use it to your advantage.
Solid choice for comboing and it's overal useful.

When used correctly, the shotgun is a deadly and powerful secondary weapon

Why is this so low this should tie with flare gun. CONSISTENT DAMAGE people

People tend to underestimate the shotgun, but in practice, it's one of your most powerful tools. It may not kill light classes as fast, but it's very viable against other pyros if you don't have phlog crits/can't flarepunch, does respectable damage against sentries compared to its alternatives, and is now the most viable shotgun Pyro has since his other options have either been nerfed to the ground (reserve shooter) or is a meme weapon butchered by the balance patch (COME ON! I JUST WANT THE OLD PANIC ATTACK BACK! )

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The Contenders

11 The Phlogistinator

Other than than the non random crits debuff and no airblast (which airblasting is actually one of the things I love about the pyro) it can deal massive damage when used properly. To use this, usually you have to stay alive as long as you can while dealing damage as most as possible. You should also learn to use the mmph effect correctly based on the situation. I won't recommend this to new players or those who stays more deffensively, and those who support the stealthy play style. The reason is because playing with the phlog requires a unique playstyle that not all people can master to be used effectively.

"Noob Weapon" because most people don't ever switch to another weapon. They just... walk and w+m1. That's it. - mattstat716

Unstoppable just ambush a medic and heavy with full mph and you will know what I mean

Its good, you can dominate your enemies... Unless they are a soldier

12 Flame Thrower Rainblower

It's the stock flamethrower but with upsides. Who wouldn't want it?

Why isn't this number 1 pyro land is awesome!

It is great to use and has a great taunt

Hell yeah, pony land is awesome!

13 Homewrecker

Good for defending, also OP in Highlander

For defense pyro or to take down a sentry.

I like helping my engie bros. - mattstat716

14 Sharpened Volcano Fragment

Very good weapon in tight areas with lots of corners (Granary, Gravel Pit etc.).

Deals 20% less damage than the Flame Thrower, but can light people on fire like the Flame Thrower.

Even though it does a similar thing to the Flame Thrower, making it seem useless, it is not useless.

It can be used as a replacement for the primary function of the Flame Thrower, leaving the Flame Thrower for airblast usage mainly. Used best alongside a Flare Gun (an official TF2 hint states this too).

It is better for ambushes than the Flame Thrower in small, dark places and around corners. Having a melee out makes you harder to spot when walking around corners (no long Flame Thrower front sticking out). Also, it deals afterburn without having particle fire, making it stealthier. Fire particles are easy to see and hear. It glows a bit, but that can be negated by holding out the Flare Gun.

Dowside is that it cannot be used to destroy buildings and multiple players as ...more

It WOULD be a good weapon if used by another class, but with pyro it’s pretty useless. It does look cool though, and that is the most important feature of tf2 items

The flamethrower has way more range. There's 0 need for this item besides medieval mode. - mattstat716

If your this close to an enemy use your flame thrower!

15 Neon Annihilator

Can destroy sappers and critical hit if your enemy is in water or your enemy is wet

One word, PYROSHARK - SpicyMemeMan

16 Dragon's Fury

An amazing weapon, you can constantly kill enemies with this. It deals 200+% damage on burning enemies. However, the airblast takes a long time to recharge, yet it is still a great weapon.

If you don't air blast in battle, this is perfect. just endlessly shoot at your enemy and they will die.

17 Axtinguisher Postal Pummeler

100% Critical Hit Vs Burn Enemies It From GOOD Weapons
But, -50% damage vs non-burning players
And No critical hits vs non-burning players It Good But Not Very Good

Great weapon if you're using it in conjunction with the degreaser. The main weapon of probably at least 50% of the pyros because it gets you so many kills if you use it correctly. See an enemy at close distance? Degrease, then axtinguish. See an enemy heavy mowing down your team? Degrease, then axtinguish. 2 shots from an axtinguisher to most people and they're dead.

18 Third Degree

The Third Degree is super underrated it is a direct upgrade from the fire axe

It's a direct upgrade from the normal axe. How is that bad, exactly? - mattstat716

Just take a look at nislt video:"how to get an instant killing spree" and you will see how good is this weapon

team pyro!

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19 Back Scratcher

Extra health from packs, higher damage, style, and medics are all but extinct in pubs, best melee weapon.

Does a ton of damage, second only to axtinguisher for a fast switching player.

High damage more health from heath packs. I don't understand why you would need a medic any way close range makes the medic a easy target

Why is this not more loved? It may be detrimental to a medic who roams around often, but medics are an endangered species in pubs. It helps a lot if you want to go solo (say, using the backburner properly with a detonator for some sneaky jumps)

20 Maul Homewrecker

More About This Weapon Is A Good Weapon One Hit Remove Sapper, And 100% Damage On Build Enemies (Two Hit Will Destroyed) But -25 Vs Player
Used That For Destroyed Sapper Engineer Builds

21 Hot Hand

Slap slap slap slap slap slap

22 Tomislav

Very good for soldiers mains, wait wut?

Wait wasnt this a heavy minigun? eh it's a really good minigun in my opinion -CCK

23 Nostromo Napalmer

it great!


24 Sandvich


25 Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru


26 Fire Axe
27 Minigun

Yay this is the the best!

The pyro' said best weapon

28 Panic Attack

Very good with Degreaser, the faster weapon switch speed is awesome.

Currently the Puff 'n' Sting meta is kind of 'eh' right now. The flare gun is nice. Reserve Shooter got nerfed (thank the lord gaben) and the axtinguisher deals mini-crits (still good though). The panic attack allows me to kill a heavy with a mere 3 shots(if all shots land)

29 Manmelter

Enemy pyro rampage? Setting lot of you friends on fire? Well use this to help your friends and gain critical hits!

Great weapon, looks nasty is nasty on the field. Helps out a lot on the team and I just can't get enough of it.

Great for both individual and team play as it sets players on fire from a distance, has a faster projectile speed and can extinguish burning team mates, and will rewards you with crits. It also has infinite ammo. Great if you like using the back burner.

Great if the enemy team has a lot of pyros, put out your friends, get lots of crits, never run out of ammo.

30 Lollichop

Can be used like a back burner to screw even heavy with a couple shots,then taunt their dead bodies.

31 Medi Gun

Because you need more healing

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List StatsCreated 25 May 2013

300 votes
31 listings
6 years, 173 days old

Top Remixes

1. Degreaser
2. Flare Gun
3. Powerjack
1. Degreaser
2. Flame Thrower
3. Axtinguisher
1. Degreaser
2. Flare Gun
3. Reserve Shooter


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