The Flamethrower is an equippable item in Chess. It is a Level 2 item, and as such can be wielded by all pieces but the Pawn, Horsey and Children.

The Flamethrower consumes 2 Ammunition per turn of use. When used, it spits a burst of flame covering three continuous adjacent squares in any one of four directions (ForwardLeftBack or Right), killing all pieces encountered, and turning the squares into Badlands for five turns. After use, roll D6. If you get a 1, your piece also becomes kill.