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This article refers to the Scout's Utility tool. To read about flares universal across all classes, see High-Intensity Flare.

Initial Stats
Damage 40 Kinetic
Duration 75s
Magazine Size 3
Max Ammo 12
Rate of Fire
(per second)
Reload Time 2.4s
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.

Light Intensity[]

Flares attached to surfaces have a fixed light output of 40 meters with falloff beginning at 20 meters. This falloff can be mitigated by shooting two flares within a 5 meter radius from each other. The flares will buff each other up to 50%, depending on the relative distance between them and the angle from the light sources.

This gives a big advantage during swarms, in larger caves and helps immensely when searching for mineral sources.

Dwarf Interaction[]

If a dwarf has an active shield with any amount of charge, a fired flare will disable their shield and roll to the ground.

However, if a dwarf is shot when their shield is depleted, it will attach to that dwarf and provide a portable light source for the duration of the flare.


There are three tiers of modifications and each tier has two to three upgrades. Only one modification can be equipped per tier.

Scout Upgrades
Mod Effect In Game Description Price
Tier 1 Icon Upgrade Ammo
Expanded Ammo Bags
+3 Max Ammo "You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased!"
Credit 360 Credits
Croppa 12 Croppa
Icon Upgrade Duration V2
Thicker Core
+15s Duration "More core material for a longer burn"
Credit 360 Credits
Bismor 12 Bismor
Tier 2
Level 5
Icon Upgrade FireRate
Supercharged Feed Mechanism
+3.0 Rate of Fire "We overclocked your gun. It fires faster. Don't ask. Just enjoy. Also probably don't tell Management, please."
Credit 700 Credits
Enor Pearl 26 Enor Pearl
Icon Upgrade ClipSize
High Capacity Magazine
+1 Magazine Size "The good thing about clips, magazines, ammo drums, fuel tanks can always get bigger variants."
Credit 700 Credits
Jadiz 26 Jadiz
Tier 3
Level 10
Icon Upgrade Speed
Auto Reload
+Auto Reload "Reloads automatically when unequipped for longer than 5 seconds"
Credit 920 Credits
Magnite 14 Magnite
Umanite 20 Umanite
Icon Upgrade Ammo
Expanded Ammo Bags
+3 Max Ammo "You had to give up some sandwich-storage, but your total ammo capacity is increased!"
Credit 920 Credits
Croppa 14 Croppa
Bismor 20 Bismor
Icon Upgrade Duration V2
Magnesium Core
+15s Duration "A solid magnesium core is added to the flare, increasing how long it can burn"
Credit 920 Credits
Jadiz 14 Jadiz
Umanite 20 Umanite


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