Published on Oct 7, 2013
Demoknights are Demomen that use a shield and melee weapon instead of a stickybomb launcher. They areuseful in many, but not all situations. They are capable of killing enemies quickly and unpredictably with their charge ability. They also have increased resistances to explosions and fire, making them able to tank damage easily.
However, they lack an accurate way of destroying sentry nests without a stickybomb launcher. Also, they don't have as much push capability as a normal Demoman, and can only slowly damage one enemy at a time. Demoknights are essentially Spies that don't have to be as subtle. Avoid playing one if you need to make a push, or destroy buildings.
A Battle-Medic is a Medic who uses his syringe gun and Melee weapon to attack enemies instead of healing teammates. This is mostly done as a joke or to troll teammates, because the Medic is not meant for combat and can be defeated rather easily by any other class in one-on-one combat.
Battle Medics, friendly heavies, trolldiers, or any other joke classes should only be played when team are equally matched, and can handle having a useless player. In any other situation, you'll just end up ruining someone's game by you being a wasted slot on the server.
Trying new things and having fun is fine, in fact, I encourage experimentation and being stupid. Just don't ruin everyone else's fun by being a selfish prick in the process.
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