Is the Amputator taunt useful?

I recently crafted the Amputator, mainly for the set bonus. I’ve tested the taunt and it certainly seems to heal people, but is it really useful when you have unlimited healing with the medi-gun?


Yes, the Amputator taunt is useful. You can use the Medi Gun to heal people individually and get your ÜberCharge up, but you can save a lot of people’s lives with the Amputator taunt.

For example, if a Pyro charges at a group that you are healing one-by-one and burns a lot of them, you might not be able to extinguish everyone before they die. The Amputator taunt will help in this scenario by quickly extinguishing all your teammates at once leaving no one behind.

I personally love the Amputator because it helps a lot of people especially when there are a lot of needy people who want you all to themselves. Using the Amputator taunt you can share the love.

You can read more about the taunt here.

Here’s a quick comparison of healing methods:

                   Heals*  Healee  Duration  Charges**
Oktoberfest         11       Self      4  s     0
Medicating Melody   25       Team      4.2s     0
                    (if in sight and range)

Medigun             24/s   Target        -   2.5 %/s
Kritzkrieg          24/s   Target        -   3.13%/s
QuickFix (beta)     36/s   Target        -   3.75%/s

*  300% for targets that haven't received damage in the last 3 seconds
**  50% for targets that are at 142.5% health or higher

Source : Link , Question Author : C. Ross , Answer Author : Robotnik

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