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A Variety of Flamethrower Ammo - Fuel Canisters

Here's the idea: When the player is in possession of a Flamethrower-type weapon (including the Elf Melter) the Arms Dealer will sell Empty Fuel Canisters for 5 copper apiece. These can be used to craft a variety of different Flamethrower ammunition types to break the monotony of just using Gel to shoot burny stuff. (Speaking of which, Scarecrow has made a suggestion for newer and stronger Flamethrowers. I strongly suggest you check it out.)

Thanks go to Balduran for the sprites!

Unless otherwise noted, Flamethrower ammo does not work underwater.


Empty Fuel Canister
Sold by the Arms Dealer for 5 copper apiece.


Fuel Canister
'Shoots burny stuff!'
Damage: 3
* Medium range.
* Shoots fire.
* Inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (3)
Gel
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 3.


Napalm Canister
Damage: 13
* Medium range.
* Shoots intense flames.
* Sets the earth ablaze dealing mild additional damage (flames float on water).
* Inflicts the On Fire! debuff.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
Gel (10)
Explosive Powder
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 20.


Confetti Canister
'For only the greatest partiers.'
Damage: 6
* Long range.
* Shoots sparkly confetti everywhere.
* Works underwater.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
Confetti
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 20.


Cursed Canister
Damage: 10
* Medium-long range.
* Shoots cursed flames.
* Inflicts the Cursed Inferno debuff.
* Works under water.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (33)
Cursed Flame
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 33.


Ichor Canister
Damage: 10
* Medium-short range.
* Shoots Ichor.
* Inflicts the Ichor debuff.
* Works under water.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (33)
Ichor
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 33.


Pressurized Steam Canister
'This stuff packs a punch.'
Damage: 12
Knockback: 15 (a lot esp. for a Flamethrower)
* Short range.
* Shoots a powerful blast of steam.
* Knocks enemies back.
* Works under water.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
Cog
Bottled Water
@ a Steampunk Boiler. Recipe makes 20.


Frostburn Canister
'It's either really hot or really cold. Either way it REALLY hurts!'
Damage: 11
* Medium range.
* Shoots icy flames.
* Inflicts the Frostburn debuff.
* Freezes water (covers surface with thin ice, does not remove water).
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
Glacial Ice
@ a Work Bench.
Recipe makes 20.
Alt. Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (3)
Frozen Slime Block
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 3.


Acid Canister
Damage: 11
* Medium-short range.
* Shoots an acidic cloud.
* Inflicts the Acid debuff.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
* Acidic Husk
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 33.


Venom Canister
Damage: 14
* Medium-short range.
* Shoots a venomous cloud.
* Inflicts the Venom debuff.
* Works under water.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
Vial of Venom
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 20.


Nanite Canister
Damage: 8
* Medium-short ranged.
* Shoots a cloud of nanites.
* Inflicts the Confused debuff.
* Works underwater.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (20)
Nanites
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 20.


Spectral Canister
Damage: 12
* Medium-short range.
* Shoots spectral flames.
* Can be fired through walls.
* Works under water.
Recipe:
Empty Fuel Canisters (50)
Ectoplasm
@ a Work Bench. Recipe makes 50.


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Folder

Skeletron Prime
Does the Canister gets used up after using this or is it Obtainable after using it?
 

FlakMaster

The Destroyer
I think that if the Flamethrower was to be given this much attention with ammunition, the weapons themselves should be more useful and spread out in the game. As of right now, the Flamethrower is inferior to the Megashark. And the Elf melter is just...bad.

What could be done is we could add in a flamethrower in Pre-Hardmode, similar to how the Boomstick (of the Shotgun bunch) came into the game. At the same time, we could buff the Flamethrower and Elf Melter a bit, enough to make their Area-of-Effect devastating but still be lacking in single-target DPS (which is what the Megashark + Crystal Bullet combo conquers).

But if that were to happen, some of these ammunition recipes (including the empty canister) would have to be available pre-HM too.

Edit: Just realised Scarecrow's thread :confused:
 

Lecic

Steampunker
I'm not sure about the ones that aren't flames, just clouds of stuff. But I definitely support more ammo types for the flame thrower.
 
Great ideas!

A small suggestion:
Electric Canister
Crafting: 25 canisters and 1 Lihzahrd Power Cell. Gives 25.
Damage: 7
Range: very long
Inflicts Electrified debuff.
Range doubles underwater.

:p
 

ph3rr3t

Terrarian
Can't think of much to say here other than I'm not sure which materials should equate to which colored flames in the RIC. Thoughts?
'Some people just want to watch the world burn rainbows.'
Damage: 5
* Long range.
* Shoots up to 6/8 prismatic flames.
* Debuffs, Knockback, and ability to function underwater dependent on which flames shot.
* Can set anything/everything on fire.
Recipe:
- Empty Fuel Canisters (100)
- Red - Living Fire Block
- Orange - To-Be-Determined
- Yellow - To-Be-Determined
- Green - Cursed Flame
- Blue - To-Be-Determined
- Purple - To-Be-Determined
Extras:
- Pink - Pink Gel
- Cyan - Ectoplasm
@ an Imbuing Station
'Unleash the very elements themselves in a torrent upon your enemies.'
Damage: 10
* Long range.
* Shoots up to 6/8 different elements per canister.
* Debuffs, Knockback, and ability to function underwater dependent on which elements shot.
* Causes various effects dependent on element.
Recipe:
- Empty Fuel Canisters (100)
- Red - Living Fire Block - Fire
- Orange - Lava Bucket - Lava
- Yellow - Lihzhard Power Cell - Lightning
- Green - Acidic Husk - Acid
- Blue - Water Bucket - Water
- Purple - Unicorn Horn - Magic
Extras:
- Pink - Tissue Sample - Blood
- Cyan - Ectoplasm - Ectoplasm
@ an Imbuing Station
P.S. Thanks to stormconure for which item to use for the lightning crafting material.
 
Great ideas!

A small suggestion:
Electric Canister
Crafting: 25 canisters and 1 Lihzahrd Power Cell. Gives 25.
Damage: 7
Range: very long
Inflicts Electrified debuff.
Range doubles underwater.

:p
I'll think on it, but Lihzahrd Power Cells aren't the greatest material to be using for ammo.

Can't think of much to say here other than I'm not sure which materials should equate to which colored flames in the RIC. Thoughts?
'Some people just want to watch the world burn rainbows.'
Damage: 5
* Long range.
* Shoots up to 6/8 prismatic flames.
* Debuffs, Knockback, and ability to function underwater dependent on which flames shot.
* Can set anything/everything on fire.
Recipe:
- Empty Fuel Canisters (100)
- Red - Living Fire Block
- Orange - To-Be-Determined
- Yellow - To-Be-Determined
- Green - Cursed Flame
- Blue - To-Be-Determined
- Purple - To-Be-Determined
Extras:
- Pink - Pink Gel
- Cyan - Ectoplasm
@ an Imbuing Station
'Unleash the very elements themselves in a torrent upon your enemies.'
Damage: 10
* Long range.
* Shoots up to 6/8 different elements per canister.
* Debuffs, Knockback, and ability to function underwater dependent on which elements shot.
* Causes various effects dependent on element.
Recipe:
- Empty Fuel Canisters (100)
- Red - Living Fire Block - Fire
- Orange - Lava Bucket - Lava
- Yellow - Lihzhard Power Cell - Lightning
- Green - Acidic Husk - Acid
- Blue - Water Bucket - Water
- Purple - Unicorn Horn - Magic
Extras:
- Pink - Tissue Sample - Blood
- Cyan - Ectoplasm - Ectoplasm
@ an Imbuing Station
P.S. Thanks to stormconure for which item to use for the lightning crafting material.
I'll pass on the whole 'rainbow flames' thing, if you don't mind. :indifferent: Sorry!
 

MasterLuigi452

Headless Horseman
As a player who uses Flamethrower/Elf Melter as my number 1 weapon, I highly support this.
Also, I think my suggestion item Rainbow Gel can work with this. Perhaps it shoots a rainbow?
 

Luft

Skeletron Prime
I have a suggestion for another canister which is :

compressed air
Damage:0
* 4 block range
* can reflect any projectiles except bullets and lasers
*adds a TF2 reference
Bought from steampunker for 1 g - 10 g

EDIT* can not auto fire with this, and can only stack to 10-99
 

Erienna Nakagai

Headless Horseman
It's a great suggestion, like all of yours, but Party Canisters should do at least as much damage as Nanite Canisters, because it's like that for Bullets as well.
 
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