Detonator

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This article is about the weapon. For the character, see Gang Garrison 2.
The concept THEY warned us was TOO HOT for the internet! The weapon THEY ordered us NOT TO SHIP! For the class THEY BANNED from EVERY SINGLE day of the Uber Update!
Detonator publicity blurb

The Detonator is a community-made secondary weapon for the Pyro. It is a Flare Gun with a modified elongated barrel attached, an extra curved sight, and helical paint designs on the chamber.

This weapon fires unique firework "flare" projectiles which, upon contact with an enemy, will deal slight damage as well as set them alight. Should a flare strike an enemy already on fire, mini-crit damage will be inflicted and the target's afterburn duration will be reset.

The weapon's main trait, however, is its eponymous detonation ability. While a flare is in flight, pressing alt-fire will cause it to explode, creating a small blast radius which damages and ignites nearby enemy players, additionally destroying sticky bombs. Flares will also explode upon contact with the world, but this explosion will not damage or knock back enemies. The world impact explosion can be used to flare jump in a manner similar to rocket or sticky jumping. However, Pyros wielding the Detonator will suffer an additional 25% damage taken from their own explosive weapons, reducing the usage of this technique.

Taunting with the Detonator equipped will perform the Hadouken kill taunt.

The Detonator was previously tested in Team Fortress 2 Beta.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Projectile
Damage type Dual-type (fire and bullet)
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Damage
Base damage 100% 30
Flare detonation: 10-20
Flare explosion: 56
Critical 90
Mini-crit 41
Afterburn 3 / tick
60 total
Afterburn (mini-crit) 4 / tick
80 total
Splash damage
Minimum splash 50% ?
Self-damage 38-68
Self damage (rocket jump) 38-68
Function times
Attack interval 2 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Reclaimed Metal Flare Gun Detonator
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.pngx2 + Item icon Flare Gun.png = Item icon Detonator.png
Class Token - Pyro Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Pyro.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Flare Gun.png Item icon Detonator.png Item icon Reserve Shooter.png Item icon Manmelter.png
Item icon Scorch Shot.png

As a crafting ingredient

Reclaimed Metal Detonator Manmelter
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Detonator.png = Item icon Manmelter.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

Semper Fry
Semper Fry
Kill 20 enemies while you are on fire.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Attention Getter
Attention Getter
Ignite 100 enemies with the flare gun.


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.


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.
I Fry
I Fry
Ignite 10 disguised Spies.


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


OMGWTFBBQ
OMGWTFBBQ
Kill an enemy with a taunt.


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

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)
  • The Detonator was added to the main game.
  • [Undocumented] Self blast damage increased to +25%.
  • [Undocumented] Maximum flare jump height greatly reduced.

June 28, 2011 Patch

  • Added/Refined recoil/draw/crit/reload forces for the Detonator.

August 23, 2011 Patch

  • Refined reload force for the Detonator.

November 10, 2011 Patch

  • Optimized the Detonator's materials to improve performance.

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

  • [Undocumented] Jumps made with the Detonator are now higher.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a problem that would sometimes allow the Detonator projectiles to crit on burning targets.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Detonator was added to the crafting blueprint for the Manmelter.

April 27, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

July 24, 2013 Patch

  • Medics using the Quick-Fix will now take jump force from Pyros using the Detonator to explosive jump.

November 12, 2013 Patch

Bugs

  • Being affected by the Detonation explosion (even by self damage) will remove the visual effects of Jarate and Bleeding from the user's screen.
  • When an enemy is hit with a detonated flare, the blood particles will come from where the flare was detonated, instead of the player.

Trivia

Gallery

See also