Left 4 Dead 2's Frying Pans Kill a Tank 3 Times Faster than Shotguns

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Granted, this chart assumes the Tank is just standing there taking the abuse. Still, a Steam user found that 10 frying pan hits kill a Tank in nine seconds, compared to 30 blasts from a combat shotgun in 26 seconds.

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The forum user, Urik, found that It's not just the frying pan, any melee weapon is a 10-hit kill on a Tank, expert difficulty. You can go all honky-tonk man on him with 10 whacks from the git-tar if you like, which sounds even more absurd (and less durable) than the cookware. I've never done this, probably would never try to do it except as a last resort. I'm betting Tanky-poo, in actuality, makes it take longer than 9 seconds, though.

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Only a couple of my friends have L4D2, and sadly only one of them is down to play on expert ... because the other 2 would TK in a heartbeat since they love to shoot me in the damn back. I'd kill to find a competent player that's on top of his game so I can actually beat at least 1 campaign on expert.

Back on point, it's pretty crazy that melee weapons kill the tank faster than guns. That just doesn't make any damn sense to me at all. The Tank is all muscle, and can fling a car at you. So how in the world would hitting him with a frying pan or baton kill him?