How To Get The Cleansing Flame In Fallout: New Vegas
How To Get The Cleansing Flame In Fallout: New Vegas

The Cleansing Flame is a unique Flamer that can be bought from Gloria Van Graff, located in the Silver Rush.

Quick tips before you head off to get the weapon:

  • Gun Runner’s Arsenal required. To obtain this gun, you’ll need to have the Gun Runner’s Arsenal installed.
  • Costs about 10,000 caps. Like all GRA weapons, its purchasing cost is incredibly high.
    • In case you can’t afford the weapon, you can use the ghost dupe glitch to buy the weapon. Guide for that bug here.

Acquisition

First, make your way to the Silver Rush. The closest fast-travel point is The Strip North Gate.

The Strip North Gate on the world map | Fallout: New Vegas
The Strip North Gate on the world map

Go down the street northeast and take the last turn to the left.

Street to go down | Fallout: New Vegas
Street to go down
Street to the left | Fallout: New Vegas
Street to the left.

You’ll see a two-story building with a large “Silver Rush” sign. Enter the building.

Entrance to the Silver Rush | Fallout: New Vegas
Entrance to the Silver Rush

You’ll enter the Silver Rush. Go up to Gloria, who’s going to be sitting behind a desk.

Gloria as seen from the entrance to the Silver Rush | Fallout: New Vegas
Gloria as seen from the entrance to the Silver Rush

Speak to her and open her trading inventory.

Gloria sitting behind the desk | Fallout: New Vegas
Gloria sitting behind the desk
Dialogue that opens Gloria’s trading window | Fallout: New Vegas
Dialogue that opens Gloria’s trading window

The Cleansing Flame will be in her merchant inventory.

The Cleansing Flame in Gloria’s inventory | Fallout: New Vegas
The Cleansing Flame in Gloria’s inventory

Comparing the Cleansing Flame to the Flamer

  • The Cleansing Flame deals more damage over time the higher your Energy Weapons skill is:
Energy Weapons SkillDamage Over Time
0-242
25-494
50-746
75-998
10010
  • The burn damage over time lasts for 6 seconds, rather than 5.
  • The Cleansing Flame deals 1 less damage (15 damage vs 16 damage).
  • It has a higher magazine size (100 vs 60).

Gameplay Tips

  • This weapon is best used against large groups of weak enemies. It’s useful against enemies like Cazadores and even bandit-type enemies like Fiends, Powder Gangers, and Vipers.
  • Despite the Cleansing Flame being a Flamethrower-type weapon, no enemies who you set on fire with it flee or panic in any way.