Flamers are short range flamethrower weapons causing heat buildup on the target.
Flamer is essentially a flamethrower that uses the reactor exhaust of Mechs or Tanks as a flame projector with extremely short range. It causes very minor damage to groud assets, and the main use is in overheating enemy units, forcing them to Power-Down or take extra heat damage. Continuous stream of fire and splash damage of the flamers can also be effective against Battle Armors.
The Flamer is usually mounted on mechs and tanks as a backup weapon, but there are couple of specialised roasting units. It has unlimited ammo, and similarly to the machine guns, only weapon and unit heat buildup limits the shooting.
The actual damage impacts after the flame animation, which forces the user to aim a little further ahead than seems intuitive.
| Hit Damage
|| Splash Damage
| Sec. Splash
| Splash Radius
| Heat Damage
|BA Flamer||100m||40||40||Flame||15||Flame||8m / 10m||20||185 (300)*||129||193||184||---||4s||6s|
|Flamer||150m||20||20||45||6m / 8m||10||68 (150)*||40||88||300||5||6s||8s|
|*Max rate of fire||All stats are current as of release 0.14.10|
Gameplay & Hints
- A single flamer or even a pair can rarely produce enough heat to endanger armored ground units on "normal" and cool temperature maps. On hot or low conductivity maps (Inferno, Phlegeton, Scorched), overheating the enemy units becomes more effective tactic.
- Decent anti-Battle Armor weapon due to its splash damage and because it is able to hit BA that hide inside buildings or behind cover where they are protected from more common anti infantry weapons.
Introduced in 2025, the standard Flamer taps into a BattleMech's reactor to produce heat in the form of a plasma release. An extremely short-ranged weapon, the Flamer is devastating against infantry, however damage done against other 'Mechs and vehicles is negligible, though it can raise the enemy unit's heat levels.
The following vehicles equip Flamers:
|All stats are current as of release 0.14.10|