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Type Weapon
Damage 27
Knockback 0.3
Max stack 1
Velocity 7
Rarity Magenta
Use time 29 (Average)
Tooltip Uses gel for ammo
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Screenshot of the Flamethrower firing.

The Flamethrower is a Hardmode Ranged weapon that uses Gel for ammunition. The Flamethrower's projectiles pierce through multiple enemies and inflict the On Fire! debuff.

For a standard Flamethrower, every click of the attack button consumes one Gel, and generates five "lines" of fire in quick succession, that can be spread over an area by moving the mouse while firing. With some Modifiers that increase firing speed (eg. Unreal and Rapid), each attack consumes two gel and fires six lines.

[edit] Crafting

[edit] Recipe

Crafting Station
Orichalcum Anvil.pngMythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar 20
Soul of Fright.png Soul of Fright 20
Illegal Gun Parts.png Illegal Gun Parts 1
Flamethrower.png Flamethrower 1

[edit] Notes

A gel farm.
  • Water stops the Flamethrower's projectiles, although it will hit enemies just under the surface of the Water, and it will not fire at all while under water. The Flamethrower will fire into Lava, but will not fire from within Lava.
  • If shot beneath blocks, enemies on top of the blocks will be damaged too.
  • The Holiday event Frost Moon adds the Elf Melter, a direct upgrade to the flamethrower.

[edit] Tips

  • Because this weapon uses plenty of Gel, one could make a gel farm using Slime Statues to easily farm Gel for ammunition.
  • Flamethrowers are exceptional for boss fights, especially against The Destroyer, because the Flamethrower can hit multiple segments at once.
  • The flamethrower has an extremely long reach, making it very useful in PvP.
  • Although five to six shots can be fired per press, firing six shots at the same enemies are likely to only cause three hits on each enemy, which should be kept in mind so as not to waste gel.
  • A flamethrower with the 'slow' modifier may actually be better, as it does not consume as much gel but has around the same DPS.

[edit] Pictures


[edit] History

Iron and Lead
Toilet • Bathtub • Metal Fence
Anvil • Sawmill • Cooking Pot • Chain
Chest • Barrel • Trash Can • Lamp Post
Empty Bucket • Grappling Hook • Flamethrower
Mechanical Eye • Mechanical Skull • Mechanical Worm
Inlet Pump • Outlet Pump
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