Flame Vent

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 A Prosthetic Tool made from a loaded Flame Barrel. Costs Spirit Emblems to use.

Deals fire damage to enemies via a short-range blast of fire while also inflicting Burn status.

It is difficult to control the rage of those with "Red Eyes" through the power of man alone. They do, however, fear the flame above all else. This tool has the power to make them tremble.

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Flame Vent is a Prosthetic Tool in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The Flame Vent discharges a fire blast that can inflict the Burn status on enemies. Particularly useful against red-eyed enemies.


How to use Flame Vent

  • R2:  Release a burst of flame in front of you, dealing health damage and building up the "burn" status effect on any enemies hit.
  • If the Living Force skill is used, will do a horizontal slash and imbue your sword with fire for a short period (8 seconds except for Lazulite Sacred Flame which gives 20 seconds). Each sword hit inflicts 1x burn status points and deals 25% more health damage.
  • Upgrades: Spring-load Flame VentOkinaga's Flame VentLazulite Sacred Flame


Where to find Flame Vent in Sekiro

  • You will need to obtain the Flame Barrel material that is inside a campfire.
  • Location: Inside the campfire that is surrounded by enemies, near the "Estate Path" Idol in Hirata Estate

Flame Vent Notes & Tips

  • Give the Flame Barrel to the Sculptor for it to be upgraded into the Flame Vent.
  • Besides being useful against the Chained Ogre mini-boss, this prosthetic tool is also extremely effective against enemies with flammable straw/chaff overcoats, requiring only one use of the tool to inflict the burn effect. These enemies include cannoneers and certain samurai with aforementioned overcoats. The gun-wielding mini-bosses (Snake-Eyes Shirahagi and Shirafuji) are an exception - requiring 2 hits from the prosthetic to trigger the burn effect despite wearing the straw overcoats.
  • These Tools, varying from the Loaded Shuriken to the Shinobi Firecracker, are equipped via the Prosthetic Arm and can be swapped out on the fly, allowing for creative and innovative solutions to the many exploratory challenges the player may face.
  • Usually deals 1.15x health damage, but some enemies are weak to fire and get more. 4x burn status points (compared to one Living Force attack).
  • Burning status inflicts (3 + 0.5% of enemy max hp (rounded up)) damage every second for 10 seconds of its duration, resulting in 5% + 30 damage in total. Oil does not increase burning damage or duration.

Flame Vent Story & Lore

  • Those with Red Eyes are dangerous, and filled with a rage that is difficult to control through the power of man alone. They do, however, fear the flame above all else. This loathing of flames is shared by the undead inhabitants of Mibu Village.
  • Fear of flame is a recurring concept in FromSoftware titles and typically applies to Undead [1], Beasts [2], and Dark beings.


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    • Anonymous

      I usually like games not holding your hand, but it'd be nice if there were more clues on where to get this, I beat the first red eyed ogre before I even knew this existed (heard the guys say it was weak to fire but zero idea where to get some, oh, just time travel 3 years to the past and don't miss the easily missable pickup? ok).

      same with the axe, punishing you so heavily for no doing a boring sweep of every area is such lame and lazy game design, my pet peeve despite fromsoft making it their staple.

      • Anonymous

        The spring loaded flame vent has been the most useful prosthetic in the game so far. It has good range, does good damage and stops the posture bar from refilling. It's also pretty easy to land despite the long windup. When you add the ability to set your sword on fire it honestly becomes a bit OP.

        • Anonymous

          This tool is my #1 Prosthetic Tool in Sekiro combining the fact that Okinagas Flame Vent has x1.5 Base Damage than this normal Flame Vent makes it more Amazing aswell as it's a TOP Tier tool when combined with Living Force... Litting up Kusabimaru with this tool makes not only Kusabimaru deals roughly 50% More Damage but also Procs the "Burn" Status against many Bosses & almost every Mini Bosses. To be honest with u , i managed to get all 40 Beads at my first playthrough because of this Tool with Living Force i'm certain of it.... Well done even tho the Charged Version blast is more powerful than the normal version makes it Exceptionally Great for dealing more damage & burn proc aswell as Coating Kusabimaru for a deadly 7-9 Swings of Flamey Hits that just Chops of enemies Vitality & Posture damage making it a very worthy tool for a 3 Spirit Emblem Cost indeed...

          • Anonymous

            Tbh in my opinion, I find the sparking axe better at staking flames, so I never really used this, except in the “Chained Ogre” mini-boss fight. I know that the sparking axe requests some pretty (kinda?) rare stuff to make, but I still LIKE the tool. In summary, I think the spare king axe is better, but the flame vent is still really good!

            • Would be more effective if it didn’t take three seconds to start up, only really useful as an add clearer, only really useful against bosses if you have oil. Hope they give it more purpose in DLC, this thing has SO much potential

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