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Flamethrower

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Flamethrower
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Flamethrower inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 27 (Ranged)
Knockback 0.3 (Extremely Weak)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 29 (Average)
Velocity 7
Tooltip Uses gel for ammo
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 506

The Flamethrower is a Hardmode Ranged weapon that uses Gel for ammunition. The Flamethrower's projectiles pierce through unlimited 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.

Flamethrower in action.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

A gel farm.
  • Water stops the Flamethrower's projectiles, although it will hit enemies just under its surface, 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 at a 1-block thick floor from below, enemies walking on top will take damage.
  • The Frost Moon event adds the Elf Melter, an indirect upgrade of the Flamethrower.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Flamethrowers are exceptional for boss fights, especially against The Destroyer, because the Flamethrower can hit multiple segments at once.
  • 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.
  • One could make a gel farm using Slime Statues to easily stockpile ammunition. Gastropods are another abundant source.

History[edit | edit source]


Iron and Lead
 
Toilet • Bathtub • Fence • Trap Door
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
Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons  • Pygmy Staff.png Summoning weapons • Holy Water.png Thrown weapons