The Axtinguisher is the melee side-grade of the Pyro class in Team Fortress 2. While weaker than the standard fire axe, doing 33% less damage, the Axtinguisher can act as a valuable tool with proper strategy. Using the flamethrower, the Pyro can ignite a foe and follow up with the Axtinguisher to deal a guaranteed mini-critical hit, dealing additional damage based on the target's remaining burn time. This has the potential to kill most foes, and doing so will grant a speed boost.
Note that this weapon will not receive any random critical hits, unless an enemy is on fire the Axtinguisher will only do around 44 damage. A maximum of 167 damage will be taken by opponents on fire when struck with the Axtinguisher.