Flamethrower

From Terraria Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
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
Inflicts debuff On Fire!.png On Fire!
Debuff tooltip Slowly losing life
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 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.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Flamethrower in action.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum 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
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum 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.
  • The Flamethrower has the ability to pierce through 4 enemies, hitting up to about 5 enemies per shot.
  • 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, 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.
  • When paired up with Frost armor, this weapon can inflict On Fire! and Frostburn at the same time.
  • 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.
  • If one cannot find any slime statues, the Slime Rain event is a great way to farm gel if you can trigger one.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.0.3: Flamethrower projectiles are no longer considered magic.
  • 1.1: Introduced.


Iron and Lead
 
Iron: Iron Ore.png Ore • Iron Bar.png Bar • Iron Fence.png Fence • Iron Anvil.png Anvil • Iron Door.png Door • Iron Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Iron Axe.png Axe • Iron Hammer.png Hammer • Iron Shortsword.png Shortsword • Iron Broadsword.png Broadsword • Iron Bow.png Bow • Iron armor.png Armor (Ancient Iron Helmet.png Ancient Helmet)

Lead: Lead Ore.png Ore • Lead Bar.png Bar • Lead Fence.png Fence • Lead Anvil.png Anvil • Lead Door.png Door • Lead Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Lead Axe.png Axe • Lead Hammer.png Hammer • Lead Shortsword.png Shortsword • Lead Broadsword.png Broadsword • Lead Bow.png Bow • Lead armor.png Armor

Chain.png Chain • Iron Crate.png Crate • Minecart Track.png Minecart Track • Outlet Pump.png Pump • Sawmill.png Sawmill • Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png • Cooking Pot.png Cooking Pot (Cauldron.png Cauldron) • Chest.png Chest • Barrel.png Barrel • Trash Can.png Trash Can • Toilet.png Toilet • Bathtub.png Bathtub • Grandfather Clock.png Grandfather Clock

Lamp Post.png Lamp Post • Rack.png Rack Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.png • Empty Bucket.png Bucket • Reinforced Fishing Pole.png Reinforced Fishing Pole • Flamethrower.png Flamethrower • Ironskin Potion.png Ironskin Potion

Mechanical Eye.png Mechanical Eye • Mechanical Worm.png Mechanical Worm • Mechanical Skull.png Mechanical Skull
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