This weapon guide will cover the Flamer from Fallout New Vegas. The Flamer is categorized as an energy weapon, meaning the damage it causes and the effectiveness of the Flamer is determined by your Energy Weapon statistic in Fallout New Vegas. The Flamer is a non-unique weapon, meaning it can be found in many locations, carried by enemies, or purchased from vendors. This weapon guide will cover the various statistics, weapon mods and attributes of the Flamer in Fallout New Vegas.
The Flamer is as you may have guessed, a flame-thrower in the classic sense. Somewhat resembling those used in World War II. This weapon has a relatively short range, meaning it is bes used in close ranges, however the damage it can put out is pretty high, considering the enemy will continue to take damage from being lit on fire after being hit with its attack. Dead enemies killed with the flamer will continue to burn, visible from long distances in the night-time wasteland. Choosing the Pyromaniac perk will boost the damage done by the Flamer.
Overall I have found the Flamer an excellent weapon to use, especially against lower DT targets, however thanks to its constant damage, retains decent effectiveness against tougher targets, although some high end toughness creatures like Deathclaws can still end up trouncing you. It can be pretty uncommon to scavenge, and if so usually at low condition, so keeping weapon repair kits handy can help unless you want to drop the large sum of caps buying one from a vendor.
Flamer Weapon Stats
Base Damage per shot: 16
Max Damage per second: 128
Rate of Fire: 8 times per second
Min. Projectile Spread: 1.0
Critical Hit Damage: 1
Critical Hit Chance Multiplier: x4
Limb Damage Multiplier: 1.0
Projectiles Per Shot: 1
Ammo Used Per Shot: 1
Ammo Type: Flamer Fuel
Ammo Clip Size: 60
Skill Used: Energy Weapons
Strength Required: 7
Skill Required: 50
Action Points (AP): 50
Base VATS To-Hit Chance: 45
Item Health (max condition): 200
Repaired with: Flamers
Carry Weight: 15.0 pounds
Cap Value: 2350
Item ID (Console): 0000432d
Flamer Weapon Mod – Flamer Expanded Tanks
Stat Effects: Increases ammunition capacity of the Flamer by 60 (120 total per “clip”)
Visual Change: Makes the pair of smaller tanks attached to the large grey tank worn on the back turn from grey to red, and increase in size slightly.
Can be sold by: Gloria Van Graff – Silver Rush, Vendortron – Gun Runners
Caps Value: 250
Base ID: 0010c85f
Can be purchased at the Gun Runners, Found in: Vault 3, Vault 22, Ultra-Luxe Kitchen, Silver Rush