Capping last with Loose Cannon? (self.truetf2)
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In some of the other threads about this gun people have suggested that whether or not it's actually a good weapon, it could be used to defend last more effectively on CP and PL maps. However, while playing with it I've found that it can also be a devastating tool for capping last. Buuuutttt... I'm not a demo. I don't really know if my theories are correct and I'd like people to tell me. Here are my speculations, all of which have worked for me in non comp play:
1.) LC + Pain Train can cap last even when you normally shouldn't be able to. I've found that by jumping/charging past the enemy you can use the pain train to essentially back cap last, even when the enemy is defending it. Last normally caps very fast, and if you can get on it and keep enemies off it for even a few seconds you can cap it, which the LC seems to be marvelous at, especially because it can even keep away ubers.
2.) The LC seems to be excellent at supporting a push to last in PL. The ability to deal huge knockback/damage at range can keep the defenders away from the cart so a scout could conceivably hide behind it and cap without them bodyblocking him.
3.) The LC also looks like it could support a push in CP as well. On maps without a wall behind last such as Process or Croissant you could clear defenders off last, or in more normal maps such as Warmfront or Granary you could at least keep defenders from getting back on the point to stop the cap.
So anyways, essentially I have some crazy ideas of how this new weapon might be put to good use. I have no real clue if these are any good or not so I wanna hear some feedback from real demos. I don't actually expect any of them to be that viable, but I just feel that this weapon has such potential, especially it's knockback, and I'm trying to find any way I can to make it useful, since although it's still early Stock still seems a bit more useful in most situations.
tl;dr: Loose Cannon could be like a stickyjumping pyro with a pain train airblasting defenders away while capping last. Yes or no?
26 comments submitted at 15:31:15 on Jan 23, 2013 by MisterChippy