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Pyro RED.png
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Basic Information
Icon Leaderboard class pyro.png
Type Offensive
Health 175 (260 with overheal)
Speed 100%

The Pyro is an offensive class. Using their Flame Thrower, they specialise in flanking enemies and lighting them on fire to deal damage after the encounter is over.


Location of origin: Unknown

Job: Pyrotechnics

Motto: "Mmph mmmph mph-mph mmph mmmmph!"

Only two things are known for sure about the mysterious Pyro: he sets things on fire and he doesn't speak. In fact, only the part about setting things on fire is undisputed. Some believe his occasional rasping wheeze may be an attempt to communicate through a mouth obstructed by a filter and attached to lungs ravaged by constant exposure to his asbestos-lined suit. Either way, he's a fearsome, inscrutable, on-fire Frankenstein of a man. If he even is a man.



Weapon Kill icon
Backpack Flame Thrower.png
Flame Thrower
Killicon flamethrower.png


Weapon Kill icon
Backpack Shotgun.png
Killicon shotgun.png
Backpack Flare Gun.png
Flare Gun
Killicon flaregun.png


Weapon Kill icon
Backpack Fire Axe.png
Fire Axe
Killicon fireaxe.png


As a Pyro…

  • …your flamethrower does more damage the closer you are to the enemy.
  • …ambush enemies to catch them in the short range of your flamethrower. Use corners to your advantage.
  • …your flamethrower chews up a lot of ammo. Pick up fallen weapons to refill your supply.
  • …switch to your shotgun if enemies retreat beyond the short range of your flamethrower.
  • …you can often set enemies on fire and retreat, leaving them to die from the burning.
  • …you cannot be ignited by fire-based weapons. Use your shotgun or melee weapons against enemy Pyros in order to counter this.
  • …the flamethrower's compression blast (MOUSE2) is a very useful tool. Use it to push enemies, even invulnerable Medics and their buddies, away or into environmental hazards.
  • …your flamethrower can extinguish burning teammates with MOUSE2.
  • …your flaregun can catch enemies on fire at long range. This works well against enemy Snipers.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Bulgarian Подпалвач Pyro
Spanish Pyro -
English Pyro -
French Pyro -
German Pyro -
Hungarian Piró Pyro
Italian Piro Pyro
Polish Pyro -
Brazilian Portuguese Pyro -
Romanian Pyro -
Russian Поджигатель Pyro
Turkish Pyro -


  • The Pyro's voice actor, Dennis Bateman, also voices the Spy class.
  • The Pyro has the same voice for the English, German, Spanish, French, and Russian versions of Team Fortress 2.
  • The Napalm grenades on the Pyro's belt were intended to be used as weaponry but were cut during development.
  • In Team Fortress 2 Classic, the Pyro is given a new line for their ‘Activate the Charge!’ voice command where he now says ‘COME ON!", This voice line was lifted from Prerelease versions of Team Fortress 2.
  • In Team Fortress 2 Classic, the Pyro is the only character who's Meet the Team video is considered non-canon; this, by extension, also makes the ‘Pyroland’ fantasy world non-canonical.