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Disambig icon.png This article is about the engineer weapon kit skill. For the bundle, see Flamethrower (bundle). For the consumable, see Flame Thrower.


Not available underwater  2 Hero point  

Engineer tango icon 20px.png Engineer (skill list)
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 Incendiary Ammo
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Arm yourself with a flamethrower that replaces your weapon skills.

— In-game description [?]

Description and skills[edit]

Flamethrower replaces the engineer's standard weapon skills with five different skills, focusing on light damage, short range and area effects.[1]

Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
 Flame Jet
20.25¼ Spray fire in a cone pattern while moving, burning foes on the final attack. Deals 10% bonus damage to burning targets.
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 Flame Blast
0.5½ 6 Fire a napalm ball that rolls through foes and explodes.
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 Detonate Flame Blast
Detonate your napalm ball.
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 Air Blast
0.5½ 15 Push back foes and projectiles with a hot-air blast, burning foes that are already on fire.
25 Burn foes with a wall of napalm at the target location.
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 Smoke Vent
20 Vent smoke from your flamethrower, blinding nearby foes.

Related traits[edit]

Firearms Firearms[edit]

Alchemy Alchemy[edit]


Version history[edit]

For a detailed skill history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 08, 2017 Path of Fire pre-patch:
  • Weapon Kits and Device Kits are now referred to as Engineering kits to reflect that their classifications are functionally the same.
June 23, 2015 Specialization update:
  • All kit backpacks were removed and replaced with a weapon that your character holds to distinguish the kit you are currently using.
December 14, 2012
  • Engineer kits now inherit the bonuses from currently equipped weapon sigils.
November 15, 2012
  • All kits can be stowed in the air now.
September 14, 2012
  • Disabled the "stowing" auto-attack to prevent players from getting stuck holding these kits: Bomb Kit, Elixir Gun, Flamethrower, Grenade Kit, Med Kit, and Tool Kit.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Flamethrower has been added to the game.


  • The flamethrower was one of the last tools included in the engineer's repertoire, opening the door for inclusion of the Elixir Gun as well.