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Pyro
Pyro.png
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Pyro.png
Basic Information
Icon: Leaderboard class pyro.png
Type: Offensive
Health: 175 /Medic emblem RED.png260
Speed: 100%
(See Speed below for further details)
PyroVidSplash.png
I fear no man. But that thing... it scares me.
The Heavy on the Pyro

The Pyro is a mumbling pyromaniac of indeterminate origin who has a burning passion for all things fire related. As shown in Meet The Pyro, the Pyro appears to be insane and delusional, living in a utopian fantasy world known as Pyroland.

The Pyro specializes in fighting enemies at close range using a homemade Flame Thrower. Enemies set on fire suffer from afterburn and take additional damage over time, allowing the Pyro to excel at hit-and-run tactics. Due to the Flamethrower’s short range, the Pyro is weaker at longer ranges and relies heavily on ambushing and taking alternate routes to catch opponents off-guard.

Although categorized as an offensive class, the Pyro also brings some utility to the battlefield. The Pyro’s compression blast, for example, can deflect enemy projectiles, extinguish burning teammates, and forcibly reposition any enemy, including one under the effects of an invincibility-granting ÜberCharge.

Because enemies hit by fire are visibly ignited, the Pyro is the best class for Spy-checking, as even a small puff of flame can nullify the Spy’s Cloak and disguise. Additionally, the Pyro can use the Homewrecker, Maul, or Neon Annihilator to protect an Engineer’s buildings from an enemy Spy's Sapper or use the Scorch Shot or Detonator to jump to normally unreachable places.

The Pyro wears an asbestos-lined suit that provides protection from the afterburn of other Pyros and charged Cow Mangler 5000 shots, though it does not add any resistance to the direct damage taken from the flamethrower/explosion. The three incendiary grenades on the Pyro's character model are purely cosmetic and cannot be used.

The Pyro is voiced by Dennis Bateman.

Bio

Speed

Main article: Speed
Condition Normal Backward Crouched Swimming
Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro
100 %
90 %
33 %
80 %
Wielding the Powerjack
115 %
104 %
38 %
92 %

Basic strategy

Main articles: Pyro tips, Pyro strategy
Pyroava.jpg
  • Ambush enemies to catch them in the short range of your Flamethrower. Use corners to your advantage; however, be sure that the nozzle of the Flamethrower isn't visible from around the corner.
  • Don't approach enemies head-on; they will notice you and use your short range to their advantage.
  • Approaching enemies from the back is usually a much safer and stronger route to attack. This is an especially effective method when employed with the Backburner.
  • Your Flamethrower chews up a lot of ammo. Pick up fallen weapons to refill your supply.
  • You can often set enemies on fire and retreat, leaving them to die from the afterburn.

Weapons

Main article: Weapons

Note: Weapon damage is approximate and listed at base value. See individual weapon pages for additional figures.

The Flamethrower, Nostromo Napalmer, Backburner, Degreaser, Phlogistinator, Rainblower, Flare Gun, Detonator, Manmelter, and Scorch Shot deal no damage when fired underwater, instead producing harmless bubbles. The aforementioned weapons will deal damage if fired from above water at an enemy that is only partially immersed in water; however, the water will immediately extinguish the ensuing afterburn.

Primary

Fire damage is determined by particle range from Flamethrower.

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Flame Thrower
Stock
Flame Thrower
Killicon flame thrower.png 200 N/A Base (Max):
153.5 / sec.

Crit (Max):

460.5 / sec.

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.

Pictogram info.png Secondary fire blasts compressed air which knocks back enemies, redirects enemy projectiles, and extinguishes flames on teammates, using 20 ammo per blast. All deflected projectiles will inflict Mini-Crit damage.

Nostromo Napalmer
Promotional
Nostromo Napalmer
Killicon nostromo napalmer.png
Backburner
Unlock
Backburner
Killicon backburner.png 200 N/A Base (Max):
153.5 / sec.

Crit (Max):

460.5 / sec.

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram plus.png Guarantees Critical hits when attacking from behind.

Pictogram minus.png Airblasts cost 150% more ammo to fire (50 instead of 20).
Pictogram minus.png Does not get random Critical hits.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.
Pictogram info.png Secondary fire blasts compressed air which knocks back enemies, redirects enemy projectiles, and extinguishes flames on teammates, using 50 ammo per blast. All deflected projectiles will inflict Mini-Crit damage.

Degreaser
Craft
Degreaser
Killicon degreaser.png 200 N/A Base (Max):
139.5 / sec.

Crit (Max):

418.5 / sec.

Afterburn:

4 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram plus.png Gives 65% faster weapon switch.

Pictogram minus.png Deals 10% less damage.
Pictogram minus.png Deals 25% less afterburn damage.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.
Pictogram info.png Secondary fire blasts compressed air which knocks back enemies, redirects enemy projectiles, and extinguishes flames on teammates, using 20 ammo per blast. All deflected projectiles will inflict Mini-Crit damage.

Phlogistinator
Craft
Phlogistinator
Killicon phlogistinator.png 200 N/A Base (Max):
139.5 / sec.

Crit (Max):

418.5 / sec.

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram plus.png Upon dealing enough fire damage, secondary fire initiates 'Mmmph', which fully restores health and gives guaranteed Critical hits over a short period of time. Damage taken is reduced to a fraction during the taunt.

Pictogram minus.png Cannot fire blasts of compressed air.
Pictogram minus.png Does not get random Critical hits.
Pictogram minus.png Deals 10% less damage.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.

Rainblower
Craft
Rainblower
Killicon rainblower.png 200 N/A Base (Max):
153.5 / sec.

Crit (Max):

460.5 / sec.

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram plus.png On Equip: Visit Pyroland.

Pictogram minus.png Only visible in Pyroland.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.
Pictogram info.png Secondary fire blasts compressed air which knocks back enemies, redirects enemy projectiles, and extinguishes flames on teammates, using 20 ammo per blast. All deflected projectiles will inflict Mini-Crit damage.


Secondary

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Shotgun
Stock
Shotgun
Killicon shotgun.png 6 32 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Flare Gun
Unlock
Flare Gun
Killicon flare gun.png 1 16 Base:
30

Crit:

90

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.

Pictogram plus.png Guarantees Critical damage on burning targets.

Detonator
Craft
Detonator
Killicon detonator.png 1 16 Base:
30

Crit:

90

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.

Pictogram info.png Alt-fire: detonates flare in flight, creating a small explosion which ignites nearby players, but does less damage than a normal hit. The knockback can be used to flare jump.
Pictogram info.png Flares detonate on impact, with a greatly reduced explosion radius.
Pictogram info.png On detonation flare destroys enemy sticky bombs.
Pictogram plus.png Guarantees Mini-Crit damage on burning targets, regardless of distance (only when flare is not detonated).
Pictogram minus.png 25% explosion self-damage vulnerability on user.

Reserve Shooter
Craft
Reserve Shooter
Killicon reserve shooter.png 4 32 Base:
60

Crit:

180

[6 damage × 10 pellets]

Pictogram plus.png 15% faster weapon switch speed.

Pictogram plus.png Mini-crits airborne targets for 5 seconds after switch.
Pictogram minus.png Has 34% smaller clip size.

Manmelter
Craft
Manmelter
Killicon manmelter.png 1 Base:
30

Crit:

90

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.

Pictogram info.png No extra damage on burning targets.
Pictogram info.png Alt-fire: extinguishes teammates. Doing so gives 1 guaranteed crit per teammate extinguished (can hold up to 35).
Pictogram plus.png Does not require ammo.
Pictogram plus.png +50% projectile speed.
Pictogram minus.png Does not get random Critical hits.
Pictogram minus.png Has a 20% slower firing rate.

Scorch Shot
Craft
Scorch Shot
Killicon scorch shot.png 1 16 Base:
15

Crit:

45

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram info.png On hit: ignites enemy.

Pictogram info.png No extra damage on burning targets.
Pictogram plus.png Flare knocks back target on hit and ignites enemy in a small radius.
Pictogram plus.png Flare can be used to destroy stickybombs.
Pictogram plus.png Flare falls to the ground after directly hitting an enemy, lying there for a little while, potentially igniting those who touch it.
Pictogram minus.png -50% damage penalty.


Melee

Weapon Kill Icon Ammo
Loaded
Ammo
Carried
Damage Range Notes / Special Abilities
Fire Axe
Stock
Fire Axe
Killicon fire axe.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Frying Pan
Promotional
Frying Pan
Killicon frying pan.png
Conscientious Objector
Drop
Conscientious Objector
Killicon conscientious objector.png
Freedom Staff
Promotional
Freedom Staff
Killicon freedom staff.png
Bat Outta Hell
Drop
Bat Outta Hell
Killicon bat outta hell.png
Memory Maker
Distributed
Memory Maker
Killicon memory maker.png
Ham Shank
Promotional
Ham Shank
Killicon ham shank.png
Necro Smasher
Unlock
Necro Smasher
Killicon necro smasher.png
Crossing Guard
Uncrate
Crossing Guard
Killicon crossing guard.png
Saxxy
Distributed
Saxxy
Killicon saxxy.png Limited item from the Replay Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Golden Frying Pan
Distributed
Golden Frying Pan
Killicon golden frying pan.png Limited item from the Two Cities Update.

Pictogram info.png Killed enemies freeze into solid Australium statues (purely cosmetic feature).

Axtinguisher
Unlock
Axtinguisher
Killicon axtinguisher.png N/A N/A Base:
33

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png Deals Critical Damage when hitting the back of a burning target, and Mini-Crits on the front of a burning target.

Pictogram minus.png Deals 50% less damage on non-burning targets.
Pictogram minus.png No critical hits against non-burning targets.

Postal Pummeler
Craft
Postal Pummeler
Killicon postal pummeler.png
Homewrecker
Craft
Homewrecker
Killicon homewrecker.png N/A N/A Base:
49

Crit:

146
Pictogram plus.png Deals double damage against enemy buildings.

Pictogram plus.png Able to remove Electro Sappers.
Pictogram minus.png Deals 25% less damage against players.

Maul
Promotional / Craft
Maul
Killicon maul.png
Powerjack
Craft
Powerjack
Killicon powerjack.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
When weapon is active:
  • Pictogram plus.png +15% faster move speed on wearer.
  • Pictogram plus.png On kill: restores 75 health points. Can overheal from maximum health.
  • Pictogram minus.png Raises damage vulnerability by 20%.
Back Scratcher
Craft
Back Scratcher
Killicon back scratcher.png N/A N/A Base:
82

Crit:

244
Pictogram plus.png Deals 25% more damage.

Pictogram plus.png When picking up health packs, 50% extra health is given on wearer.
Pictogram minus.png When receiving health from other sources, such as a Dispenser or Medi Gun, 75% less health is given on wearer.

Sharpened Volcano Fragment
Promotional / Craft
Sharpened Volcano Fragment
Killicon sharpened volcano fragment.png N/A N/A Base:
52

Crit:

156

Afterburn:

6 / sec. × 10 secs.
Pictogram plus.png On Hit: target is engulfed in flames.

Pictogram minus.png Deals 20% less damage.

Third Degree
Craft
Third Degree
Killicon third degree.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png Damage transfers to all players connected by Medic beams.
Lollichop
Craft
Lollichop
Killicon lollichop.png N/A N/A Base:
65

Crit:

195
Pictogram plus.png On Equip: Visit Pyroland

Pictogram minus.png Only visible in Pyroland

Neon Annihilator
Promotional / Craft
Neon Annihilator
Killicon neon annihilator.png N/A N/A Base:
52

Crit:

156
Pictogram plus.png 100% critical hit vs wet players.

Pictogram plus.png Able to remove Electro Sappers.
Pictogram minus.png -20% damage penalty vs. players.
Pictogram minus.png No random critical hits.


Taunt Attacks

Pyrotaunt2.PNG Associated items DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Hadouken
The Pyro charges up and performs a Hadouken, complete with a burst of flame emerging from the hands.
  • Killicon hadouken.png
Pyro Armageddon Taunt.png Associated item DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Armageddon
The Pyro blows a stream of bubbles as a rainbow forms above, complete with a sparkling Balloonicorn in the center of the rainbow. The Pyro then leans over as foreboding music plays, causing the rainbow to become engulfed in flames. When seen outside of Pyroland, the rainbow does not appear, and the Pyro simply breathes a steady arc of fire before releasing his inferno.
  • Killicon armageddon.png
Execution.PNG Associated item DescriptionKill Icon
Main article: Execution
The Pyro adjusts his stance and fires one shot, killing an enemy at close range. If the shot misses, it will continue to travel as if fired normally, dealing standard damage.
  • Killicon execution.png

Item sets

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

Leave a calling card on your victims


The Infernal Imp
Item icon Infernal Imp.png
Effect

No effect


Dr. Grordbort's Moonman Pack
Item icon The Moonman Pack Bundle.png
Effect

No effect


Burny the Pyrosaur
Item icon Burny's Boney Bonnet.png
Effect

No effect


Malice in Pyroland
Item icon Scorched Skirt.png
Effect

No effect


The Murky Lurker
Item icon Vicious Visage.png
Effect

No effect


The Ronin Roaster
Item icon Combustible Kabuto.png
Effect

No effect


The Fast Food Firestarter
Item icon Employee of the Mmmph.png
Effect

No effect


The Sons of Arsonry
Item icon Lunatic's Leathers.png
Effect

No effect


The Isolated Merc
Item icon MK 50.png
Effect

Increased Nostromo Napalmer damage against Isolationist Pack Set
Increased Melee damage taken from Isolationist Pack Set


The Automated Abnormality
Item icon Arsonist Apparatus.png
Effect

No effect

Cosmetic items

Main article: Cosmetic items

Official class avatars

Official class avatars
Original set RED ÜberCharged set BLU ÜberCharged set
Pyroava.jpg Buffed red pyro.jpg Buffed blu pyro.jpg
Get TF2 avatars on Steam: Original · Community

Achievements

Achieved.png
Main article: Pyro achievements

Update history

February 14, 2008 Patch
  • Added Flamethrower "sizzle" sound when the Pyro is hitting a target.

June 19, 2008 Patch (Pyro Update)

January 28, 2009 Patch

  • Fixed Pyro model not animating in the class menu.

May 21, 2009 Patch (Sniper vs. Spy Update)

August 13, 2009 Patch

January 13, 2010 Patch

March 18, 2010 Patch (First Community Contribution Update)

May 20, 2010 Patch (Second Community Contribution Update)

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

December 13, 2010 Patch

December 17, 2010 Patch (Australian Christmas)

February 3, 2011 Patch

April 7, 2011 Patch

April 28, 2011 Patch

May 5, 2011 Patch (Replay Update)

June 3, 2011 Patch

  • Added weapon: Maul.

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)

July 1, 2011 Patch

October 13, 2011 Patch (Manniversary Update & Sale)

October 27, 2011 Patch (Very Scary Halloween Special)

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

December 16, 2011 Patch

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

March 22, 2012 Patch

April 17, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed Red team Pyros being able to grief teammates by attacking them with the flamethrower and then switching to team Spectator during the attack.

May 10, 2012 Patch

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

August 2, 2012 Patch

August 10, 2012 Patch

August 15, 2012 Patch (Mann vs. Machine)

  • [Undocumented] Added weapons: Botkiller Flame Thrower and Gold Botkiller Flame Thrower.
  • [Undocumented] Added misc: Pyrobotics Pack.

September 4, 2012 Patch

September 6, 2012 Patch

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

November 16, 2012 Patch

December 20, 2012 Patch (Mecha Update)

February 22, 2013 Patch

March 12, 2013 Patch

May 17, 2013 Patch (Robotic Boogaloo)

June 3, 2013 Patch

June 13, 2013 Patch

June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)

September 25, 2014 Patch (Limited Late Summer Pack)

October 29, 2014 Patch (Scream Fortress 2014)

Bugs

  • Sometimes, if the Pyro dies while using his flamethrower, flames will be left behind. The flames do not damage players and go away after a few seconds.

Trivia

  • The Pyro's voice actor, Dennis Bateman, also voices the Spy class.
  • The Pyro has the same voice for the English, German, Spanish, French, and Russian versions of Team Fortress 2.
  • Three Napalm Grenades, weapons from Team Fortress Classic, appear strapped to the front of the Pyro's suit and were originally intended to be usable weapons in Team Fortress 2. However, all thrown grenades were eventually scrapped for balancing purposes.
  • The first BLU team Pyro resembled Abraham Lincoln.
  • The Pyro is the mascot of "Pyro's Hamburgers", a brand of food sold in Left 4 Dead 2.
  • The Pyro is playable in Killing Floor as a promotional bonus character for those who have purchased both Killing Floor and Team Fortress 2.
  • The Pyro appears in Worms: Reloaded as part of a playable stage. Additionally, the Pyro's gas mask is a selectable hat for the player's worms.
  • The Pyro's gas mask is wearable by the Tank class of Monday Night Combat under the name "Jet Guns Are Better".
  • The Pyro, alongside the Heavy, Engineer, and Medic, appears as a familiar in the game Dungeon Defenders.
  • The Pyro, Heavy, and Spy are playable as one character called "Team Fortress" in the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Pyro drives the standard car whilst Heavy and Spy drive the boat and the plane respectively.
  • The Pyro along with Saxton Hale are playable characters in the game Super Time Force Ultra.

Gallery

Related merchandise

See also

References

  1. Pyro Trading Card

External links