热喷枪是一种工业金属加工工具，大量的加压纯氧被输送进去进行铝热反应，燃烧产生的高温足以切割金属。它很沉重，但可以造成可观的伤害，因为它的伤害机制与电锯相同属于自动近战武器——按住攻击时造成持续的、无视护甲与伤害减免的伤害。It is very durable, and also resists damage to itself if hit when used defensively (taking only 0.5% of normal durability damage). However, due to its automatic attack-type, it will degrade at a faster rate than other weapons when used.
Unlike most melee weapons, holding down the attack button when wielding the thermic lance will cause continuous damage to targets in contact with the tip. 雖然它的暴击伤害和暴击倍率很低，both are offset by its automatic operation, which gives approximately 5 chances per second to inflict a critical hit.
Scrap Heap，造成50%正常伤害，消耗70%的正常AP消耗(requires a Meleeskill of 50).
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It is not possible to executeScrap Heap outside of V.A.T.S. as power attacks do not apply to continuously damaging melee weapons, such as the Chainsaw or Ripper.
The thermic lance can successfully strike about 9995 times from full condition before breaking.
Can sometimes be bought from Quartermaster Bardon.
The thermic lance's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual, due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.