Flame Trap

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Flame Trap
Flame Trap
Flame Trap with Upgrade
Category Weapon
Heavy Load
Equipped One-handed
Type Fire
Swing time 1.5
Range 0–10 tiles
Damage 0–0
Fire power 97
Fire range 6 tiles
Fire timer 10
Technical details
Ingredients 1 × Empty Bottle
1 × Gas Can
1 × Ripped Sheet
Base ID See Item IDs
“Equip trap and perform basic attack to throw.”
— In-game tooltip
A flame trap is a thrown bomb that can only be crafted by players with the Engineer profession.


The flame trap creates a massive area of fire where it lands, making it really effective at taking out large groups of zombies. It can also be devastating to the area around it, and is recommended to be used far away from buildings any buildings or safehouse.



The flame trap requires several common items found in houses, and can only be crafted by players that have chosen the Engineer occupation.

Product Recipe Description Skill Level
Flame Trap x1
WaterBottle Empty.png + Petrol.png + Rag.png
Empty Bottle (Water) x1 Gas Can x1 Ripped Sheets x1
(consumed) (consumed)
Make Flame Trap Engineer.png


An aerosol bomb can also be upgraded with a motion sensor, timer, or remote control.

Product Recipe Description Skill Level
Flame Trap with Timer x1
BottleWithGas.png + TimerCrafted.png + ElectronicsScrap.png + DuctTape.png
Flame Trap x1 Crafted Timer x1 Electronics Scrap x2 Duct Tape (1 unit)
(consumed) (consumed) (consumed) (consumed)
Make Flame Trap with Timer MagazineElectronics03.png
Electronics Magazine Vol.2

Flame Trap with Sensor x1
BottleWithGas.png + MotionSensor.png + ElectronicsScrap.png + DuctTape.png
Flame Trap x1 Motion Sensor x1 Electronics Scrap x2 Duct Tape (1 unit)
(consumed) (consumed) (consumed) (consumed)
Make Flame Trap with Sensor Electricity 2
Electronics Magazine Vol.3

Remote Flame Trap x1
BottleWithGas.png + TriggerCrafted.png + ElectronicsScrap.png + DuctTape.png
Flame Trap x1 Crafted Trigger x1 Electronics Scrap x2 Duct Tape (1 unit)
(consumed) (consumed) (consumed) (consumed)
Make Remote Flame Trap Electricity 2
Electronics Magazine Vol.4


Flame traps are one of the rarest items in the game to find. Other than obtaining through crafting, they can only be found in the trunk of a survivalist vehicle.

Item IDs

Item Class name
Flame Trap Base.FlameTrap
Flame Trap with Timer Base.FlameTrapTriggered
Flame Trap with Sensor (V1) Base.FlameTrapSensorV1
Flame Trap with Sensor (V2) Base.FlameTrapSensorV2
Flame Trap with Sensor (V3) Base.FlameTrapSensorV3
Remote Flame Trap Base.FlameTrapRemote


From newitems.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)

Version 40.6
	item FlameTrap
		MaxRange		= 10,
		Type			= Weapon,
		MinimumSwingTime	= 1.5,
		SwingAnim		= Bat,
		UseSelf			= TRUE,
		DisplayName		= Flame Trap,
		SwingTime		= 1.5,
		SwingAmountBeforeImpact	= 0.1,
		PhysicsObject		= Molotov,
		MinDamage		= 0,
		Weight			= 1.5,
		MaxDamage		= 0,
		MaxHitCount		= 0,
		Icon			= BottleWithGas,
		FirePower  		= 97,
		FireRange  		= 6,
		ExplosionSound  =   SmallExplosion,
		Tooltip = Tooltip_Trap,

See also

Electricity and Engineering vde
Power Source BatteryCar BatteryGenerator
Traps Aerosol BombAerosol Bomb with TimerAerosol Bomb with SensorFlame TrapFlame Trap with SensorFlame Trap with TimerNoise MakerNoise Generator with SensorNoise Generator with TimerPipe BombPipe Bomb with SensorPipe Bomb with TimerRemote Aerosol BombRemote ControllerRemote Flame TrapRemote Noise GeneratorRemote Pipe BombSmoke BombSmoke Bomb with SensorSmoke Bomb with TimerSmoke Bomb
Household Alarm ClockCD PlayerCordless PhoneDigital WatchEarbudsHeadphonesHome AlarmSpeakerTimerTV RemoteVideo Game
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Components AluminumAmplifierCrafted TimerCrafted TriggerElectric WireElectronics ScrapLight BulbMotion SensorRadio ReceiverRadio TransmitterScanner Module