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For an overview of Flamethrower models in the Fallout series of games, see Flamer.
For the weapon of the same name in Fallout Shelter, see Burnmaster (Fallout Shelter).

The Burnmaster is a unique flamer found in Fallout 3.


Main article: Flamer

Without the Pyromaniac perk and Broken Steel add-on, this is the most powerful flamer. It's found in the Franklin Metro utility along with plenty of flamer fuel.

It is not affected by the Pyromaniac perk, essentially being a flamer that automatically bestows the perk on the wielder while using it.


Burnmaster can shoot a total of about 139 units of flamer fuel, the equivalent of 3 reloads, from full condition before breaking.


Comparison tableEdit

Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon crit effectIcon sequenceIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratio
Flamer 16
130+2Icon fire/5s8x0.51+2Icon fire/5s3501.60.5602081550033.3
Burnmaster 24
194+2Icon fire/5s8x0.51+2Icon fire/5s35020.5601391550033.3
Rapid-torch flamer Gametitle-FO3 BS16
130+2Icon fire/5s8x0.51+2Icon fire/5s3501.60.5602081550033.3
Slo-burn flamer Gametitle-FO3 BS18
152+8Icon fire/5s8x0.51+2Icon fire/5s3503.50.560(20)1851550033.3


This weapon can be found in Franklin Metro utility, a tunnel system beneath Falls Church/Mason Dst Metro. It is advisable to bring the ghoul mask if one has obtained it, as the Metro is overwhelmed with feral ghouls, which depending on the player character's level and installed add-ons, may mostly consist of glowing ones and feral ghoul reavers.

When you have managed to find Franklin Metro Utility in Falls Church/Mason Dst Metro (it's all the way in the back, down the tracks past the mezzanine), follow that until you get to where the tunnel goes down into the water. Go into the water and then make a left through a broken passage in the tunnel (if you do not have a radiation suit, carry on past the broken passage and keep going straight down into the water, there is a box with a mini nuke on top and inside the box is a radiation suit). Swim to the right until you find a ramp that goes up. Continue down a hallway filled with radioactive barrels. It's advised to bring along a bottle of Rad-X, some RadAway packs, as the area has moderately high levels of radiation along with numerous glowing ones (and reavers if one has the Broken Steel add-on). At the end of the tunnel there are five ammunition boxes filled with flamer ammunition and the Burnmaster.


The Burnmaster does not benefit from the Pyromaniac perk, but it does the same damage as a regular flamer when the player character possesses the perk.


PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This weapon does not receive a bonus from the Pyromaniac perk. This may have been intentional since it deals 50% more damage. [verified]


Flamer icon



Video walkthrough for finding the Burnmaster:

Fallout 3 Unique Weapons - Burnmaster

Fallout 3 Unique Weapons - Burnmaster

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