This article refers to the Scout's Utility tool. To read about flares universal across all classes, see High-Intensity Flare.
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A powerful projectile launcher that shoots high-intensity, adhesive flares. The flares can attach to even the hardest material.
— Item Description
The Flare Gun is a Support Tool for the Scout. It is an oversized bright yellow flare launcher, which fires specialized flares that stick into walls. The Scout reloads the tool by lifting the top barrel open and placing the flares inside, similar to a crossbow.
Flares fired by the Flare Gun are much more powerful than the standard ones thrown by all Dwarves. They burn brighter and last longer. As mentioned earlier, they can also stick into surfaces like the walls and ceilings if fired directly at them. However if the angle is too extreme or the terrain supporting the flare is destroyed, it will fall out and roll about on the floor.