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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. For the unit in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, see Flamethrower (Age of Empires III). For other similar units, see Fire Siphon and Cheirosiphon.

Siege weapon that spews fire at close range.
Age of Empires II description

The Flamethrower is an untrainable siege weapon in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten. It makes campaign appearances and is available in the Scenario Editor. It fires a constant stream of fire, similarly to the Dragon Ship and Fire Ship and Fire Tower.

They are fairly useful against unupgraded buildings and single units, but their damage falls flat once the opponent researches armor technologies like Plate Mail Armor or Architecture. Despite doing the minimum 1 damage in the post-Imperial Age, they still attack incredibly fast at 4 times per second, or 8 hits for every hit of a Champion. Accounting for accuracy, it does 6 to 8 damage every 2 seconds. Its attack bonus against stone structures (Stone Walls, Stone Gates, Towers, and Harbors) cannot be negated, which makes it useful against these structures even in Post-Imperial situations, if well-protected.

Campaign appearances[]

CampaignIcon-SforzaDE Sforza[]

CampaignIcon-PrithvirajDE Prithviraj[]

  • Battles of Tarain: Several Flamethrowers are under Muhammad Ghori's control in the northern base.

CampaignIcon-LeLoiDE Le Loi[]

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Rams, Stone Walls, Stone Gates
Weak vs. Melee units especially Magyar Huszars and other melee cavalry, Mangudai, Woad Raiders, Condottieri, Eagle Warriors
Hit points UniqueTechImperialDE Furor Celtica (+40%, Celts only)
Attack SiegeEngineersDE Siege Engineers (+1 attack against buildings)
UniqueTechImperialDE Torsion Engines (gives blast damage radius of 0.45 tiles and activates friendly fire, Ethiopians only)
Range SiegeEngineersDE Siege Engineers (+1)
Armor UniqueTechCastle-DE Ironclad (+4/+0, Teutons only)
Movement speed UniqueTechImperialDE Drill (+50%, Mongols only)
Conversion defense FaithDE Faith
HeresyDE Heresy
UniqueTechCastle-DE First Crusade (Sicilians only)

Civilization bonuses[]

  • Aztecs AoE2 Aztecs: Flamethrowers are created 11% faster.
  • Burmese AoE2 Burmese: Researching Faith is 50% cheaper.
  • Celts AoE2 Celts: Flamethrowers fire 25% faster. Flamethrowers can convert herdable animals even if enemy units are next to them.
  • Chinese AoE2 Chinese: Researching Faith is 15% cheaper.
  • Portuguese AoE2 Portuguese: Flamethrowers cost -20% gold. Upgrades that benefit Flamethrowers are researched 30% faster.
  • Slavs AoE2 Slavs: Flamethrowers are 15% cheaper.
  • Tatars AoE2 Tatars: Flamethrowers deal +20% damage (+50% instead of +25%) from cliffs and elevations.

Team bonuses[]



Scenario Editor units in Age of Empires II
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsCobracarDE Cobra Car · GenoeseCrossbowmanIcon-DE Heavy Crossbowman· Heavy swordsman aoe2DE Heavy Swordsman· Junk aoe2DE Junk· King eu aoe2DE King · Town center packed aoe2de Town Center (Packed)"
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsMonkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · Horse aoe2DE Horse
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Amazonarcher aoe2DE Amazon Archer · Amazonwarrior aoe2DE Amazon Warrior · AoE2DE ingame camel icon Camel · Canoe aoe2DE Canoe · Donkey caravan aoe2DE Donkey · Dragonship aoe2DE Dragon Ship · Eastern swordsman aoe2DE Eastern Swordsman · Flamethrower aoe2de Flamethrower · HeavyPikeman aoe2DE Heavy Pikeman · Centurion aoe2DE Imperial Centurion · AoE2 DE Legionary new icon Imperial Legionary · Norsewarrior aoe2DE Norse Warrior · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin · Queen aoe2DE Queen · Relic cart aoe2DE Relic Cart · Royal janissary aoe2de Royal Janissary
AoE2-DLCicon-3 The African KingdomsAoE2 DE priest icon Priest
AoE2-DLCicon-4 Rise of the RajasSharkatzoricon Sharkatzor"
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last KhansMilitiaDE Bandit · Bactrian camel icon Bactrian Camel · Tradecart aoe2DE Cart · Flaming camel icon Flaming Camel (formerly) · Iroquois warrior aoe2DE Iroquois Warrior · Khan aoe2de Khan · Merchant euro aoe2DE Merchant · Hussar aoe2DE Mounted Samurai · Ninja aoe2DE Ninja · Ox cart aoe2DE Ox Cart · Ox wagon1 aoe2DE Ox Wagon · Photonman aoe2DE Photonman
Dawn of the Dukes icon Dawn of the DukesCrusader knight aoe2de Crusader Knight
AoE2Icon-DynastiesIndia Dynasties of IndiaSogdian Cataphract icon AoE2DE Sogdian Cataphract
AoE2Icon-MountainRoyals The Mountain RoyalsAoE2 Qizilbash icon Qizilbash Warrior
Hidden units
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsShah aoe2DE Boarding Galley · Archer aoe2DE Outlaw · VMDL DE icon VMDL
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsCavalry archer render model Genitour*
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenSiegetowericon Siege Tower· Spy icon AoE2DE Spy*
Cheat units
AoE2-DLCicon-0 The Age of KingsCobracarDE Cobra Car · Saboteur aoe2DE Saboteur · VMDL DE icon VMDL
AoE2-DLCicon-1 The ConquerorsMonkey aoe2DE Furious the Monkey Boy · AoE2 DE stormy dog Stormy Dog
AoE2-DLCicon-2 The ForgottenAoE2 DE alfred icon Alfred the Alpaca · Penguin aoe2DE Penguin
AoE2-DLCicon-5 The Last KhansPhotonman aoe2DE Photonman · Sharkatzoricon Sharkatzor
marked with " were previously hidden, marked with * were previously unhidden