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'''Flamers''' are short range flamethrower weapons causing [[heat]] buildup on the target.
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==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
[[File:Flamer.gif|frame|[[Battle Armor| Longinus BA]] heating up the night air]]
 
[[File:Flamer.gif|frame|[[Battle Armor| Longinus BA]] heating up the night air]]
The '''Flamer''' is essentially a flamethrower that uses the reactor exhaust of [[Mechs]] or [[Tanks]] as a flame projector with extremely short range. It fires a stream of superheated exhaust that causes very minor damage to groud assets, but it's main use is in overheating enemy units, forcing them to Power-Down or take extra heat damage. It also makes for a wonderful Anti-[[Battle Armor]] weapon, and never runs out of ammo, though it cannot be fired continuously.
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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 Armor]]s.
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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.
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The actual damage impacts after the flame animation, which forces the user to aim a little further ahead than seems intuitive.
  
It should be noted that the actual damage impacts after the flame animation, which forces the user to aim a little further ahead then seems intuitive.
 
  
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==Weapon Stats==
 
==Weapon Stats==
  
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==Gameplay & Hints==
 
==Gameplay & Hints==
===[[Battle Armor Weapons#Flamer|BA Flamer]]===
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*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 ([[TC_Inferno|Inferno]], [[TC_Phlegeton|Phlegeton]], [[TC_Scorched|Scorched]]), overheating the enemy units becomes more effective tactic.
The '''[[Battle Armor Weapons#Flamer|BA Flamer]]''' is one of the rarer BA weapons. A single [[Battle Armor]] with a '''flamer''' is seldom able to cause enough heat on a target to impair their combat ability, and the splash is likely to kill the user if the weapon is used carelessly.
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Nonetheless the flamer can be extremely effective if used by a coordinated pair of BA, often enabling them to kill a target faster or more effective than with the more common weapons.
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*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.
It is also able to kill other BA that are hiding behind cover or around corners where they would be safe from other BA weapons.  
 
  
===Flamer===
 
The '''Flamer''' is often mounted on mechs and tanks as a backup weapon. It is only moderately useful against most armored targets, as a single '''flamer''' or even a pair can rarely produce enough heat to endanger armored units, but it makes a good anti-[[Battle Armor]] weapon due to its splash 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.
 
  
 
==Canon==
 
==Canon==

Latest revision as of 18:06, 24 June 2020

Flamers are short range flamethrower weapons causing heat buildup on the target.

Overview

Longinus BA heating up the night air

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.


Weapon Stats

Weapon Max
Range
Hit Damage/Shot Splash Damage/Shot Damage
Type
Sec. Splash
Damage/Shot
Sec.
Damage Type
Splash Radius
(prm/sec)
Heat Damage
/Shot
Shots
/min
Sustained
DPS
Burst
DPS
Speed
(m/s)
Heat
/Shot
Cooldown
Time
Overheat
Duration
BA Flamer 100m 40 40 Flame 15 Flame 8m / 10m 20 185 (300)* 129 193 184 --- 4s 6s
Flamer 100m 10 10 30 6m / 8m 6.5 79 (150)* 30 51 5 6s 10s
*Max rate of fire All stats are current as of release 0.12.2

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.


Canon

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.

BattleTech reference


Usage

The following vehicles equip Flamers:

Asset Type Faction Tons Flamer
Solitaire C Mech CL 25 4
Anubis E Mech IS 30 2
Puma Pr Mech CL 35 2
Puma A Mech CL 35 1
Puma B Mech CL 35 1
Puma C Mech CL 35 1
Puma D Mech CL 35 2
Puma E Mech CL 35 1
Puma F Mech CL 35 1
Puma G Mech CL 35 2
Raven E Mech IS 35 1
Bushwacker G Mech IS 55 2
Loki D Mech CL 65 2
Warhammer F Mech IS 70 3
Madcat F Mech CL 75 6
Fafnir D Mech IS 100 3
Harasser D Vehicle IS 25 6
Mithras A Vehicle CL 25 2
Goblin E Vehicle IS 45 2
Oro C Vehicle CL 60 2
Rommel C Vehicle IS 65 2
All stats are current as of release 0.12.2