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The Hot Air Balloon
Hotairballoon
Price: 30 Shilling
Attributes
Float through the air while firing
+100% ammo consumption rate
Float like a butterfly, sting like an Axtinguisher!
— Weapon announcement on the official Slag Forum

The Hot Air Balloon is a Primary-slot weapon for Pyro. The weapon is basically an oxygen tank with a handle conected to a tube, and a spatula with a small aerostatic balloon.

This weapon gives the ability to make the Pyro float though the air while firing, but with a double ammo consumption rate. With this ability, Pyro can get to certain spots faster than walking and do clever ambushes and he/she can also avoid cliffs by flying.

The custom model was made by metodski, in this thread.

Damage and Function timesEdit

Damage and Function Times
Shot Type Particle
Damage
Flame damage (close) 100% 6.82 / particle
Flame damage (far) 60% 4.09 / particle
Critical 12-21 / particle
Mini-crit 6-9 / particle
Afterburn 3 / tick 60 total
Afterburn (mini-crit) 4 / tick 80 total
Function Times
Attack interval 0.04 s
Ammo consumption interval

0.04 s

Afterburn duration 10 s
Airblast cooldown 0.75 s

GameplayEdit

This flamethrower is made to go faster to certain spots by flying, though, you fly really slow, so you're subject to get hit by Soldiers and Demomen, but you can still airblast his projectiles or go down. You can do great ambushes, attack while floating around, escape easily, and take down those pesky Soda Popper scouts, while still playing like a normal Pyro. Try to use it as much as you can and surprise enemies.

TacticsEdit

  • You can still airblast and do normal damage with this weapon.</u>
  • Knowing the ammo spots in every map is needed if using this weapon,</u> because it requires a lot of ammo.

TriviaEdit

  • This weapon was originally a Weapon of the Day, before being a May 2012 Weapon of the Month before becoming a full weapon.
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