Degreaser

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A vintage gas station pump combined with a car muffler and an antique fire extinguisher provide the Pyro with all of his burning needs. A portable stove top burner provides 4 ignition sources.
Degreaser publicity blurb

The Degreaser is a community-created primary weapon for the Pyro. It is a flamethrower that comprises a gas pump, car muffler, exhaust pipe, a team-colored fire extinguisher and stove top burner.

The Degreaser reduces the delay caused by weapon switching by 65% for all weapons, facilitating strategic use of weapon combos, such as the Axtinguisher, Flare Gun and Reserve Shooter. However, damage caused by this weapon is reduced by 10%, and afterburn damage is reduced by 25%. Like the Flamethrower and the Backburner, the Degreaser has the compression blast ability, using 20 ammo per blast.

The kill icon for the Degreaser was contributed by Festive Psyke.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Particle
Damage type Fire
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Damage
Flame damage (close) 100% 6.14 / particle
Flame damage (far) 60% 3.68 / particle
Critical 11-18 / particle
Mini-crit 5-9 / particle
Afterburn 2 / tick
40 total
Afterburn (mini-crit) 3 / tick
60 total
Function times
Attack interval 0.04 s
Ammo consumption interval 0.08 s
Afterburn duration 10 s
Airblast cooldown 0.75 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Note: Flame damage is proportional to particle lifetime instead of distance from target. Unlike most weapons, Critical hits are also affected by the scaling. Additionally, there is a very slight damage variance (±0.08 / particle) due to differences in particle angles.

Item set

The Gas Jockey's Gear
Backpack The Gas Jockey's Gear Bundle.png
Degreaser
Degreaser
Effect

Leave a calling card on your victims

Demonstration

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Backburner Reclaimed Metal Degreaser
Item icon Backburner.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Degreaser.png
Class Token - Pyro Slot Token - Primary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Pyro.png + Item icon Slot Token - Primary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Backburner.png Item icon Degreaser.png Item icon Phlogistinator.png Item icon Rainblower.png
Item icon Nostromo Napalmer.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Gas Jockey's Gear weapon Attendant
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Degreaser.pngItem icon Powerjack.png = Item icon Attendant.png
Degreaser Flare Gun Reclaimed Metal Scorch Shot
Item icon Degreaser.png + Item icon Flare Gun.png + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Scorch Shot.png

Strange variant


Related achievements

Achieved.png General

Escape the Heat
Escape the Heat
Jump into a pool of refreshing water while on fire.
Flamethrower
Flamethrower
Set five enemies on fire in 30 seconds.

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Backdraft Dodger
Backdraft Dodger
Kill a Pyro who has airblasted one of your rockets in the last 10 seconds.
Semper Fry
Semper Fry
Kill 20 enemies while you are on fire.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Baptism by Fire
Baptism by Fire
Force 10 burning enemies to jump into water.


Burn Ward
Burn Ward
Ignite 3 Medics that are ready to deploy an ÜberCharge.


Controlled Burn
Controlled Burn
Ignite 50 enemies capturing one of your control points.


Combined Fire
Combined Fire
Use your shotgun to finish off 20 players you've ignited.


Cooking the Books
Cooking the Books
Ignite 5 enemies carrying your intelligence.


Firewall
Firewall
Ignite 5 Spies who have a sapper on a friendly building.


Firewatch
Firewatch
Ignite 10 Snipers while they are zoomed in.


Freezer Burn
Freezer Burn
Provide enemies with freezecam shots of each of your taunts.


Got A Light?
Got A Light?
Ignite an enemy Spy while he's flicking a cigarette.


Hot on Your Heels
Hot on Your Heels
Kill 50 enemies with your flamethrower, from behind.
I Fry
I Fry
Ignite 10 disguised Spies.


Hot Potato
Hot Potato
Reflect 100 projectiles with your compressed air blast.


Hotshot
Hotshot
Kill a Soldier with a reflected critical rocket.


Next of Kindling
Next of Kindling
Ignite an enemy, and the Medic healing him.


Pilot Light
Pilot Light
Ignite a rocket-jumping Soldier while he's in midair.


Pyromancer
Pyromancer
Do 1 million points of total fire damage.


Second Degree Burn
Second Degree Burn
Kill a burning enemy who was ignited by another Pyro.


Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous Combustion
Ignite 10 cloaked Spies.


Trailblazer
Trailblazer
Ignite 10 enemies that have recently used a teleporter.


Weenie Roast
Weenie Roast
Have 2 enemy Scouts on fire at the same time.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Rasputin
Rasputin
In a single life, get shot, burned, bludgeoned, and receive explosive damage.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

The Extinguished Gentleman
The Extinguished Gentleman
Have dispensers you built extinguish 20 burning players.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Autoclave
Autoclave
Assist in burning 5 enemies with a single ÜberCharge on a Pyro.
Infernal Medicine
Infernal Medicine
Extinguish 100 burning teammates.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Friendship is Golden
Friendship is Golden
Extinguish a burning teammate with your Jarate.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Burn Notice
Burn Notice
Survive 30 seconds after being ignited while cloaked.

Update history

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)
  • The Degreaser was added to the game.

October 8, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Degreaser was added to the crafting blueprint for the Attendant.

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed native kill icon not displaying when killing enemy players with the Degreaser.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed players claiming Health by switching to the Powerjack as the enemy dies from burn damage from the Flamethrower.

February 7, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed burning deaths to always use the death notice icon for the weapon that started the burn.

February 14, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed players getting set bonuses applied on tournament servers when the server is restricting the player's weapons using the item_whitelist.
  • [Undocumented] Fixed players getting set bonuses applied on Medieval maps for items that are not allowed in medieval mode.

March 1, 2011 Patch

March 10, 2011 Patch (Shogun Pack)

  • Updated model with optimizations and LODs.

March 15, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Degreaser was removed from the crafting blueprint for the Sharpened Volcano Fragment.

July 22, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The damage penalty attribute was changed from "-25% burn damage done" to "-25% burn damage penalty".

October 13, 2011 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Added -10% damage penalty attribute.
    • Note: Because of base damage increase by 10%, damage remains unchanged.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Bugs

  • When damage spread is enabled, the Degreaser can deal either 2 or 3 damage at any given tick. When damage spread is disabled, it always deals 2 damage per tick.
  • Rarely, when the Flame Thrower is turned off during full crits, the flame effect can still be seen though the fix of the loophole, unlike a similar bug with the Minigun, the "flame" can only be seen by the player.

Trivia

  • Degreasers are emulsifying agents used to remove heavy oils and grease. When mishandled with heat, degreasers - especially engine degreasers - are known to cause severe burns and/or injuries due to their highly flammable and explosive nature, much like the Pyro's weapon.

Gallery

See also