Flamethrower (3.5e Equipment)

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Author: Sulacu (talk)
Date Created: February 9, 2010
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Exotic Two-Handed Projectile

  • 1,400 gp
Damage (Small): 4d6 fire
Damage (Medium)1: 4d8 fire
Weight2: 15 lbs
Type3: Fire
HP4: 10
Hardness: 10

1. See Damage Increases by Size to calculate the damage for a weapon larger than Medium or smaller than Small.
2. Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
3. When two types are given, the weapon is both types if the entry specifies "and", either type (player's choice at time of attack) if the entry specifies "or", or each end of the double weapon is a different type if the entry specifies "/".
4. The hp value given is for Medium armor, weapons, and shields. Divide by 2 for each size category of the item smaller than Medium, or multiply it by 2 for each size category larger than Medium.

*: A flamethrower is always of masterwork quality. Masterwork element is included in price.

Armed with the power of fire at their fingertips, a person wielding a flamethrower is a force to be reckoned with for any defender without full ceramic heat sink protection. Warning: may cause delusions of megalomania, psychosis and pyromania. Keep out of the reach of children.
—Scrapped instruction footage for safe and responsible flamethrower conduct
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A flamethrower is an area effect weapon that deals its base damage in a 20-foot line emanating from the firing nozzel (15 foot line for the small version). It does not require an attack roll. The weapon is powered by a fuel canister inserted into the underside of the weapon, which depletes after 20 rounds of use. A pilot flame emanates from a small chamber mounted at the front of the weapon which ignites the conflagrant mixture of oxygen and fuel into a large column of white-band temperature flame.

Creatures caught in a flamethrower's line of effect may make a Reflex save to halve the damage dealt. The flamethrower's save DC is 10 + ½ the user's base attack bonus.

You can only make one attack with a flamethrower per turn, as it delivers a continuous stream of fire. However, if you attack as a full-round action, you deal +3d8 extra fire damage for every iterative attack after the first you are entitled to for having a high BAB, to a maximum of +9d8 extra damage at BAB +16.

When using the full-round action attack option, you may choose to 'mow' instead of simply firing straight. You may substitute the line for a cone half its length, centered upon your facing.

Flamethrowers can have an enhancement bonus. For every +1 of enhancement bonus the flamethrower has, its base damage increases by +1d8, its save DC increases by +2, and it gains an additional 5 feet of range.

A flamethrower is a heavy weapon and needs to be readied as a move action before it can be fired. You can move only up to your land speed when you have a flamethrower readied.


You do more damage with a flamethrower if you have the Pyromaniac feat.

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AuthorSulacu +
ClassProjectile +
  • 1,400 gp
Damage4d8 fire +
Damage TypeFire +
Hardness10 +
Hit Points10 +
Identifier3.5e Equipment +
ProficiencyExotic +
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeTwo-Handed +
TitleFlamethrower +
Weight15 +