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For an overview of Flamethrower models throughout the Fallout series, see Flamer.
Rapid-torch flamer
Flamer icon.png
SkillBig Guns
Attack statistics
16 (29.8) + 2 (8.1) for 5s EffectIcon effect.png
128 (238.4) + 2 (8.1) EffectIcon effect.png
DPS (reload)
106.7 (198.7) + 2 (8.1) EffectIcon effect.png
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
Ammo & reloading
Ammo TypeFlamer fuel
Ammo Cap.60
Reload Time
Item HP200
QuestsWho Dares Wins
Editor ID?
Base IDxx0091b1
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
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Bloody Mess
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Ghoul Ecology
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The rapid-torch flamer is a unique weapon added in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel.


The following section is transcluded from Flamer. To modify, please edit the source page.

This flamer comes equipped with a backpack to store the flamer fuel. Unlike other flamethrowers that have an ever burning pilot light, this flamer has a white-hot wire protrusion that ignites expelled gas.

Gameplay attributes

The rapid-torch flamer's stats are almost 100% identical to the regular flamer, except its attack animation. This difference does actually have an in-game impact, although minor – see below. The rapid-torch flamer is very sensitive and can expend a full tank of fuel in only a few seconds.

Compared to the regular flamer there is a slight delay before fire gets out, so in order to just expend one point of ammunition the fire button needs to get hold only for a little bit – holding it longer will expend two points of ammunition. So with this variant one can conserve ammunition a bit better than with a regular flamer.

This also works for the more "spray-n-pray" type player, as the rapid-torch flamer basically acts like a semi-automatic flamethrower. Rapidly tapping the fire button will let flames shoot out as fast or as slow as wanted.


  • Flamer, the standard variant.
  • Burnmaster, a unique variant that is significantly more powerful.
  • Slo-burn flamer Broken SteelGametitle-FO3 BS.png, a more powerful flamer that has flames that do more damage over time.


Name Type Dmg/shot DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg Spread AP cost Ammo Ammo cap Weight Item HP Value Notes
Flamer Flamethrower 16 + 2 FireIcon fire.png (5s) 128 + 2 FireIcon fire.png 8 x0.5 1 0.5 50 Flamer fuel 60 15 200 500 -
Burnmaster Flamethrower 24 + 2 FireIcon fire.png (5s) 192 + 2 FireIcon fire.png 8 x0.5 1 0.5 50 Flamer fuel 60 15 200 500 Damage is unaffected by Pyromaniac
Rapid-torch flamer Flamethrower 16 + 2 FireIcon fire.png (5s) 128 + 2 FireIcon fire.png 8 x0.5 1 0.5 50 Flamer fuel 60 15 200 500 -
Slo-burn flamer Flamethrower 18 + 8 FireIcon fire.png (5s) 144 + 8 FireIcon fire.png 8 x0.5 1 0.5 50 Flamer fuel 60 15 200 500 Uses 3 flamer fuel per shot


The rapid-torch flamer is located in the Adams storage facility, slightly south of where the Enclave Mobile Base was located. It will be on a counter along with several missiles, two mini nukes, a bottle of Nuka-Cola Quantum, and other odds and ends.


  • It can be more efficient than the slo-burn flamer, due to the fact that the rapid-torch needs to reload 1/3rd as often, and it deals more damage per unit of flamer fuel.
  • Without Pyromaniac it is about 1/2 as effective as the other unique flamer in the game, the Burnmaster.
  • It is still obtainable after Who Dares Wins is completed.


Flamer icon.png ReloadVB.png