|The Hot Air Balloon|
Float through the air while firing
+100% ammo consumption rate
— 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.
Damage and Function timesEdit
|Damage and Function Times|
|Afterburn (mini-crit)||80 total|
|Attack interval||0.04 s|
|Ammo consumption interval||
|Afterburn duration||10 s|
|Airblast cooldown||0.75 s|
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.
- 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.
- This weapon was originally a Weapon of the Day, before being a May 2012 Weapon of the Month before becoming a full weapon.
|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|