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The Major Tom
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Creator: Fox McCrits
Attributes
+30% push force from self damage
-55% explosive jump damage taken
+20% faster firing speed
Deals crits while the wearer is rocket jumping
-69% damage done
+15% bullet vulnerability on wearer
What this is is a rocket launcher built for mobility. The higher self push force alongside the lessened explosive damage allows for better rocket jumps. The crits while jumping allows you to rain down rockets on your enemies while flying, giving you a disticnt aerial advantage. Just consider keeping a shotgun at your side, that lessened damage isn't worth much without the crits backing it up. Oh, and try not to get shot. That hurts normally, but now you'll take a bit of extra damage alongside it.
— Weapon announcement on the official Slag Forum

The Major Tom is a primary weapon for the Soldier. It was a Weapon of the Day.

This weapon will deal far less damage to the wearer than the other Rocket launchers, and will also knocks the user with more force, effectively making rocket jumps higher. It will also always critically strike while the user is rocket jumping and fires faster, but it deals far less damage than the Rocket launcher and will raise the user's bullet vulnerability.

Damage and function timesEdit

Damage and Function Times
Damage type Projectile (Rocket)
Projectile speed 1100 HU / s
Damage
Maximum ramp-up 125% 35
Base damage 100% 28
Maximum fall-off 50% 14
Critical 84
Mini-crit 38-47
Function Times
Attack interval 0.64 s
Reload (first) 0.92 s
Reload (consecutive) 0.8 s

GameplayEdit

Weapons of the Day
Scout Backalley Blister - Heavy Hander - Pop Capper - Plutonium Pistol - Critsmourne The Lifestealer - Morning Rescue - Nobunaga no Nobara
Soldier Major Tom - Antique Artillery - Jet-Powered Galoshes - Booster Blade - Screaming Eagle
Pyro Bleedthrower - Hot Air Balloon - Collect Call of Cthulu - Firebomber - Gravity Well - Pearce 75 - Torcher's Twinbarrel - Amateur Assassin
Demoman Bulwark of Will - Follow The Rainbow - Jumpin Jehosaphat
Heavy Berlin Bear - Sub Sandvich
Engineer Battery Assault - Ol' Greasy - Scrap Collector
Medic Clinical Trial - Incense Inhaler
Sniper Clever Girl - Underworld's Nightmare - Iron Spine - Instant Iaido
Spy +1 Revolver of Nekonus - Destinguished Gentleman - Destinguished Gentleman MKII - Flagrant Flintlock - Obeah - French Tickler - Peek-A-Boo - Poking Stick

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