Best Pyro Weapons TF2 [TOP 10] – (Melee, Primary & Secondary)

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The Pyro is one of the most used tactical characters in TF2. He has the ability to burn his enemies using his own handmade Flame Thrower. In addition, while the burning feature is active, the opponent’s health continues to decrease gradually. Moreover, the Pyro can be an ideal choice for melee weapon use. In today’s article, we decided to write about the best Pyro weapons in TF2.

First of all, you need to know that the Pyro is a short-range character. And usually, the Pyro catches the enemy at unexpected moments and traps them. Tactically, it’s the Pyro’s job to control the Spy in-game. Exactly because of this, the weapons the Pyro uses become extremely important. Now let’s take a closer look at the top 10 weapons that the Pyro can use.

1. Degreaser

  • Slot: Primary
  • Released: September 30, 2010 Patch
  • Price: $0.02 – $0.05

The Degreaser is a community-designed primary weapon for the Pyro. It is designed using a simple petrol pump, exhaust pipe, car muffler, fire extinguisher, and a stovetop burner. In short, it is a handmade Flamethrower. Although it looks like a classic in appearance, it provides extra features such as delay in weapon transitions.

For example, it takes 60% less time to switch to Degreaser. Apart from that, the biggest effect of this weapon is that it can reduce the healing and shield effects from Medigun by 20%.

2. Backburner

  • Slot: Primary
  • Released: June 19, 2008 Patch
  • Price: $0.02 – $0.09

The Backburner is a primary weapon used for the Pyro. The reason why this weapon is in the second place on our best Pyro weapons TF2 list is that it can do critical hits. However, this critical hit only works when it is done from behind the opponent. If you shoot from anywhere, your critical hits will be random.

Therefore, always be careful to play behind the opponent. Additionally, if you extinguish your teammates with the Backburner, you can heal them +20 health.

Although it resembles a broom in appearance, we can say that it is an extremely deadly weapon. If you want to get the Backburner, you need to complete 16 Pyro achievements. Then you can get it for free. However, this may take some time.

If you don’t want to waste time, you can go to and buy at extremely cheap prices. Or, we would like to remind you that you can buy it a little more expensive than third-party sites on the Steam Community Market.

3. Axtinguisher

  • Slot: Melee
  • Released: June 19, 2008 Patch
  • Price: $0.02 – $0.09

If you were to ask the question, what is the TF2 best Pyro melee weapon, our answer will definitely be Axtinguisher. Axtinguisher is a design surrounded by barbed wire and bloodstained on its sharp part. It has the ability to extinguish burning targets by dealing critical damage. Another important feature is that if you can kill burning players, you will gain an extra speed bonus.

As much as the Axtinguisher’s features make sense in theory, this weapon has some shortcomings in practice. Most importantly, when you change weapons and try to get an Axtinguisher in your hand, you will encounter 35% slowness. This can cause irreparable errors in the game.

4. Phlogistinator 

  • Slot: Primary
  • Released: December 15, 2011 Patch
  • Price: $0.02 – $0.53

The Phlogistinator is a primary weapon usable for the Pyro. It has a retro-futuristic design in terms of appearance and use. With its antenna-like barrel, it acts as a short-range lightsaber. It can inflict damage to its opponents’ thanks to its flame-like beam waves similar to a Flamethrower.

Dealing damage with a Phlogistinator also generates ‘Mmmph’. You can gain critical strikes for a few seconds when “Mmmph” is full. Also, the Pyro becomes invulnerable while teasing Mmmph. Moreover, the Phlogistinator weapon is an element of Dr. Grordbort’s Cosmonaut pack.

Among the best TF2 weapons for the Pyro, the Phlogistinator is one of the least preferred weapons. However, you may still want to buy this gun. You can check first and then search other third-party sites as the price changes from time to time. Because as, we usually sell TF2 items at below usual market prices.

5. The Powerjack

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  • Slot: Melee
  • Released: September 30, 2010 Patch
  • Price: $0.02 – $0.21

Powerjack was created by the TF2 community and is known as the best Pyro melee weapon. The design of the gun features a simple battery attached to an antique automobile jack. And Powerjack does the same damage as Fire Ax. Also, when you kill an enemy with this weapon, you gain +25 health.

Additionally, you get a 15% speed bonus while you have the weapon on you. However, we would like to remind you that when you use it as a negative effect, it has -20% more damage.

There are dozens of versions of Powerjack in terms of price. The cheapest version starts at $0.02 and the highest can reach up to $1,600.

6. Rainblower

  • Slot: Primary
  • Released: June 27, 2012 Patch
  • Price: $0.03 – $0.72

The Rainblower is a primary weapon used for the Pyro. It is formed by winding yellow horns and long spiral pipes into each other in terms of appearance. You can compare it to a musical instrument because of its pleasant appearance. But don’t be fooled by its sweet look, it can be very deadly.

Because it does damage by spraying bubbles and rainbows through the pink tube at the back of the gun. If you want to see this weapon and its effects in the game, you must have Pyroland equipped.

Let’s leave its physical appearance aside and we want to talk about one of its features. Rainblower can grant +20 extra health to extinguished teammates. Although it looks like a classic Flamethrower in general, it is often preferred because of its cosmetic effects.

If what you are looking for is a gun with a colorful look in TF2, Rainblower may be one of the best weapons for the pyro.

7. Detonator 

  • Slot: Secondary
  • Released: June 23, 2011 Patch
  • Price: $0.03 – $0.25

The Detonator is a community-created secondary weapon for the Pyro. In appearance, it is a red painted Flare with a long barrel and a curved appearance. The body of the gun is wrapped with tape to hold the gun together. If you can damage the opponent when you fire the Detonator, you will start to deal mini-critical damage with the burning effect.

The biggest feature of the weapon is its explosive ability. When you hold down the Alt-Fire feature, all Flares will explode at the same time and you can damage all nearby enemies. In addition to all these, the downsides of Decotanor are -25% damage penalty and +50% damage to self.

If the items you are looking for are the best TF2 weapons for the Pyro, you can choose the Detonator as a secondary. Because it is well below the average in terms of price, it is accessible to everyone.

8. Reserve Shooter

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  • Slot: Secondary
  • Released: June 23, 2011 Patch
  • Price: $0.03 – $0.24

The Reserve Shooter is a community-designed secondary weapon for the Soldier and Pyro. It attracts attention with its wood-like design and olive-colored metal frame. Also on the back of the shotgun is the emblem of the US army.

Looking at the Reserve Shooter’s features, you can inflict mini-crit damage to airborne targets with explosives, climbing hooks, or rocket packs. Additionally, this weapon can be drawn 20% faster. On the other hand, it has a negative feature. This is because the magazine size is -34% smaller.

Tired of the Pyro and his weapons? Then we invite you to take a look at the list we have prepared for TF2 Spy cosmetics.

9. Sharpened Volcano Fragment

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  • Slot: Melee
  • Released: February 3, 2011 Patch
  • Price: $0.03 – $0.66

The Sharpened Volcano Fragment is a melee weapon designed for the Pyro with its glorious appearance. We can clearly see the glowing lava image at the far end of the ax. In addition, all sides of the ax are painted black. As an extra, if we need to talk about its features, when you hit the opponents, the target will be in flames. On the negative side, it has a -20% damage feature.

We do not know if it has a practical use in the game, this will develop completely depending on your playing style. However, in terms of design and appearance, we are absolutely sure that you can intimidate your opponents.

Most TF2 Players consider the Sharpened Volcano Fragment the best Pyro melee weapon. If you want to buy the item, you can register on our site within minutes and enjoy cheap prices.

10. Flare Gun

Flare Gun is a secondary weapon with a very simple design. The Flare Gun can fire low-damage incendiary bullets. In addition, enemies damaged by the Flare Gun take a little damage and begin to burn. The amount of damage does not change when you shoot from a close or a distance.

When you start to burn the enemy, if you shoot the opponent with the Flare Gun again, you will start to deal critical damage. Although it does not have many features, it is extremely useful for Secondary Weapons.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.