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Strict Soldier's guide for MvM: Scout (part 2) by Menaria Strict Soldier's guide for MvM: Scout (part 2) by Menaria
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Silverforfun Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
I KNEW the FaN was better then Stock!
Not to mention, it's Knockback can send giants like 2 inches in the air temporarily, so they cannot move!
I knew the weapons to use before, but I must say, great guide!



Who the fuck brings a can of soda to war?
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JohnnyHedgehog1992 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
The soda popper also comes in hand as it can help you use multiple jumps, good to get to some areas more quickly without having to spend money on the jump upgrade.
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nightmare-puppet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, i tried the shortstop on another mission and the pros (killing at a longer distance and increased health gain) did not outweigh the cons ( no force jump and hitting the skybox every time i get hit by a rocket )
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nightmare-puppet Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i do like the force-a-nature for the knockback and power, but a clan i played with all agree that the shortstop is better because with the right upgrades can become very useful for tank busting 
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Menaria Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a Scout, it's not even jour job to take care of tanks. It can come handy only on the last wave of Hamlet Hostility (or was it Botbash? I don't remember now.)
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trumplester Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Not much to say here, but I use the Soda Popper for sheer maneuverability. 4 extra jumps makes a hell of a difference when it comes to escaping danger and moving around obstacles.
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RedWes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I like the sandman more than the fan of war the death mark is on the sandman not just the ball so with melee damage like that I don't need the scatter gun.
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Menaria Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why would you need a damage for Scout at all?
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RedWes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Because I still need to get out of tight spots and kill sniperbots.
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MarioGuy3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Force-a-nature is undeniably useful in MvM i agree, but i myself still prefer the stock Scattergun. It deals a good chunk of damage at close range and has a pretty large clip size.
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DaklozeDuif Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Scouts don't need to deal damage. Every other scattergun gives you an utility.
and if you really really want to do damage, then an upgraded Force a Nature' Shortstop or Soda Popper is way stronger than the Scattergun.
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MarioGuy3 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Maybe, but i myself just find the Scattergun the most reliable.

Just my opinion (don't wanna start a flame war).
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Zengie111 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Well, this was really helpful, thanks!
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Menaria Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always on duty!
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Zengie111 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Seey! :iconspyderpplz:
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DragonKazooie89 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just completed my first Tour of Dusty as our group's Money Scout folowing this comic's advice but I used my standard Scattergun instead of the FaN. Completed the stage with an A thanks to the enemy penetration upgrade and maxing out my Mad Milk upgrades. Our Pyro and Engineers did a great job too!
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TheSoldierInVietnam Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Scout like a Noob Scared Rabbit !
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*salutes*

*goes to fix loadout* >_>
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shardstar3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont have a fon o war of mad milk D:
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i have an extra milk i think.... and i just got a fan o war.
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shardstar3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your icon its the babykracken or that other godly figure
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lolwut?
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shardstar3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
like umm i forgot his name OH RIGHT cthulhu
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
little thuloo.

he's baced on cthulhu yes.
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shardstar3 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah then you wouldnt mind if i do this *starts holographic brownie war*
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yttriumtyclief Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Regarding the gun, I personally prefer the new Soda Popper just because money pickup is much more lenient on the Y axis than the X. If you're really high above it, it still picks up what's on the ground below you. You can sail over robots and they'll ignore you because once they start turning to face what's behind them, they've turned too long and get drawn to something else. Reduces aggro, still does a decent amount of damage when upgraded (only after you've maxed resistance and height/speed/milk recharge/slow!), makes my Scout play far more flexible.
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Menaria Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Today I use Soda Popper as well, but that comic was made long time before it got upgraded.
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yttriumtyclief Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, okay.
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Drunken96 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been told (maybe a update changed it) that the sandman when you have the mark for death upgrade its melee marks for death as well, which can be more useful, yes it costs money to get the upgrade but you keep the dmg of the bat so you can keep swinging and rack up some real dmg with it, that was what i was told.
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Menaria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 that's true, but it's not only expensive, but also Scout is not supposed to deal any damage by default. And even if so, isn't it wiser to upgrade primary weapon instead?
Sandman is a waste of money imo.
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madmag101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
The sandman works for melee hits as well, and can mark multiple robots at the same time instead of just one. And it does damage. Well worth the 500 credits and the -10 health.
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NarneyBrickman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I play scout on MvM a ton and now have quite some experience, this guide is really good ^_^

Though just on a side note you maybe should have pointed out which upgrades to take first, though that is usually personal preference I still see tons of scouts only upgrading their scatterguns and then dying on the battlefield because of the immerse damage they have to withstand
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Menaria Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I wish I could include a word about upgrades but as you said - it's a matter of preferences. I personally upgrade movememnt speed and jump first, then comes milk.
But there's one thing everybody should agree on - Scattergun or any other gun should NOT be upgraded first.
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NarneyBrickman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do it exactly the same, first money goes to jump and speed so I can get to the money faster, then milk slowing and if needed regeneration and then I go with resistance upgrades


Also I have a funny little story that once happened on mann up, this kid said he played Scout on MvM for 2 years now, of course MvM didn't even exist 2 years then. He said he knows what he's doing so I let him, all he did was get the money (he even failed at that) and didn't try marking OR slowing robots down. I felt the pain of the entire team twice as much ;-;
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Menaria Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is why I prefer Mann Up over Boot camp, buddy.
Most of the kids stay on boot camp because parents don't let them spend money on "stupid games".
It's not only a matter of more professional people that play there (everybody give their best since everybody want to finish the game that they paid for), the most important thing is that votekick is always enabled on every server.
So for me it would be:
-kick the kid
-restart the map
-take Scout myself
-Straight +A
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NarneyBrickman Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. Too bad that server didnt have kick enabled (which I honestly dont understand on Mann.Up servers, it happened many times over) 
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh dear, I don't play as scout in MvM, but I wanna know, in general, what's your opinon on the Soda-Popper? cause that's my favorite scattergun
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Menaria Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconstrictsoldierplz: Force of Nature is still a weapon that I recommend, but in the worst case Sodda Popper could work as well. Just be sure to release the charge in the right moment, using it to one-shot Medics from behind or support robots like Snipers or Spies.
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it sir!
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OfficialVinyl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Third Degree is probably an excellent weapon choice for a pryo, since not only it gives damage to large bots, but also the medics healing that specific bot.
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Menaria Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly it's not. Just like it was mentioned earlier in comments - MvM pyro is not supossed to deal that much damage, unless it's a matter of dealing with tanks.
It's required for pyro to have a homewrecker or neon annihilator to take off sappers when engineers are dead.
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DearMrUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
also, in case you either get a good sniper or a scout that throws mad milk on the target, it would still count as a wet target and get 100% crit from the neon :) but stay support, thats the best for a pyro to do in my own opnion.
ps. Thats also what I get complimented for while playing as a pyro.
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CreeperT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Personally, for MVM medic, I like using The overdose for the speed boost since you won't really be fighting with it, the kritzkreig so more damage can be dealt with things like tanks and giants, in which uber I feel would be less useful, and ubersaw, just in case. Although I'm curious if there's anything else I should be using, even though my team get's on fine.
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Menaria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconstrictsoldierplz::iconsaysplz: The equipment by itself is a very good choice, but there are VERY STRICT rules about medic. In general Medic is "banned" on most of the battlefields, except for Expert Decoy and only if there is a demoman in the team.
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CreeperT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:iconcreepert::iconsaysplz: Hmm, quite interesting indeed. Annoying too since I LOVE playing medic >~< (As if it wasn't obvious from my icon)
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Menaria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconmenaria::iconsaysplz: Heh, I like it too, but rules are rules sadly.
... But always i can roll as Medic on Gravel Pit! :D
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CreeperT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
:iconcreepert::iconsaysplz: True~ Medic is so under-rated
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Menaria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, not really. If I would chose between medic or additional person to hold the front, I'd definitely go for the second option.
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CreeperT Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Yeah, but it's so annoying to hear people say "MEDIK IS SUPER IMPORTANT" yet majority of the time they're not the ones who play medic.
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Menaria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the same goes to Scout on MvM. Everybody needs, nobody plays.
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