Flaming Arrows are arrows with a torch attached, causing them to light up. When fired with a bow, they can light up passages ahead. They're also more powerful than Wooden Arrows, doing seven damage instead of five and adding the possibility to add the On Fire debuff which inflicts damage a few seconds.
When fired, most arrows will break (40-50%), some will go out (30-50%), and a few will stay lit (20%).
Any wooden arrow fired from the Molten Fury will instantly become a flaming arrow, though they will still deal the same amount of damage as a regular wooden arrow.
Since you can get a surplus of gel really early in the game, you can put it to use making flaming arrows.
Dev, in his blog, said that flaming arrows will burn enemies, that makes the arrows much more usefull in the game.
This can be an improvision of a torch, too.
Wooden arrows fired from the Molten Fury ("Lights arrows ablaze") do the same amount of damage as a flaming arrow.
When having a pile of fire arrows and a pile of wooden arrows, arrange the ones you want to fire first earlier in the inventory (organized left to right, top to bottom), as the bow will fire whichever is first in the inventory.
Flaming Arrows cannot be crafted if the wooden arrows used are still in the ammunition spot of the inventory.
|Items Requiring Wood|
|Blocks||Wood Wall · Wood Platform · Planked Wall · Wooden Beam|
|Crafting Stations||Alchemy Station · Work Bench · Furnace · Loom · Keg · Cooking Pot · Sawmill|
|Furniture||Barrel · Bed · Bench · Bookcase · Wooden Chair · Chest · Dresser · Grandfather Clock · Torch · Mannequin · Piano · Sign · Tiki Torch · Wooden Door · Wooden Table|
|Tools||Wooden Hammer · Copper Pickaxe · Copper Axe · Copper Hammer · Gold Axe · Gold Hammer · Gold Pickaxe · Silver Pickaxe · Silver Axe · Silver Hammer · Iron Pickaxe · Iron Axe · Iron Hammer|
|Weapons||Wooden Sword · Wooden Bow|
|Consumables||Goblin Battle Standard|