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"It's about to get hot!"
Marcus Fenix, throwing an Incendiary Grenade

The Incendiary Grenade is an improvised explosive device created by Stranded forces. It is a simple device, consisting of a bottle of Imulsion, with a burner on the end. Essentially, it is a bolo-style Molotov cocktail.

During the destruction of Halvo Bay, Incendiary Grenades were fired from the Grenade Launcher on the back of Karn's Shibboleth during the battle between Karn and Kilo Squad at the Plaza for the Tyran Dead.


The Incendiary Grenade has a chained handle like all other Bolo Grenades, but consists of little more than a bottle of Imulsion, with a burner on the end. Unlike the other grenades, however, it explodes immediately upon impact, even on ceilings and walls. It serves a similar purpose to the Ink Grenade; area denial. It can also very quickly down, and possibly even kill, enemies wielding heavy weapons, since they would be unable to avoid the grenade. It causes significantly more damage than the Ink Grenade, and is less noticeable once detonated, with the small flames quickly concealed in certain maps (such as the sandstorm in Trenches). Incendiary Grenades also spawn in pairs, like Frag Grenades, which is another benefit over its counterpart.

The Incendiary Grenade also boasts the ability to instantly kill an enemy on direct impact, igniting the target in a manner similar to the Scorcher Flamethrower. This means that, as a last resort, the Incendiary Grenade can be used by those with a good aim to take out close range enemies, although this is a risky and difficult tactic.


Like other grenades, it can be "tagged" to walls to mark off certain areas to enemies. This could be used near weapon spawns, forcing enemies to back away, and alerting teammates of their position. However, the Incendiary Grenade produces a noticeable flame when tagged, so it can be easily taken out if not concealed. However, an effective tactic is to lure an enemy towards you by shooting at them, making them unaware of the grenade.

Incendiary Grenades (unless bought) can never be looted from an enemy in Horde mode. This is due to their wielder, the Savage Grenadier, never appearing in Horde. It is unknown why the Flame Grenadier does not wield them, as he specializes with fire.



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Melee Weapons Chainsaw Bayonet · Combat Knife · Commando Knife · Machete · Powersaw
Rifles Designated Marksman Rifle · EMBAR Railgun · Enforcer Submachine Gun (Shock variant) · GZ18 Markza Sniper Rifle (Marksman variant) · Hunting Rifle · Musket · Longshot Sniper Rifle · Mark 1 Lancer Assault Rifle (Police variant) · Mark 2 Lancer Assault Rifle (Custom variant) · Mark 3 Lancer Assault Rifle (GL variant) · UIR Belt-fed Machine Gun
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Sidearms MX8 Snub Pistol · Talon Autopistol · Zapper
Grenades Beacon Grenade · Bolo Grenade · Cytostatic Gas Grenade · Flashbang · Incendiary Grenade · Molotov Cocktail · Shock Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Stim-Gas Grenade
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Weapons of Mass Destruction Hammer of Dawn · Imulsion Countermeasure Weapon · Lightmass Bomb · Lightmass Missile · Nuclear Missile · Venom Bomb
Equipment Adrenaline Injector · Barrier · Blow Torch · COG/UIR Ammo Crates · Cloak · COG Armor · COG Tag · Fire Extinguisher · Gas Mask · Gut-Puncher · Propane Tanks · Pulse · Remote Targeting System · Stim · UIR Armor · UIR Tag
Other Bow · Flash · Hijack · Shock Trap
Melee Weapons Butcher Cleaver · Breaker Mace · Combat Knife · Crystal Tooth Bayonet · Dual Chainsaw Staff · Explosive Flail · Serrated Knife · Staff · Tremor Hammer
Rifles Breechshot · Claw Light Machine Gun · Hammerburst Assault Rifle (Gorgon variant) · Hammerburst II
Shotguns Elite Sawed-Off Shotgun
Sidearms Boltok Pistol · Gorgon Submachine Gun
Grenades Bolo Grenade · Ink Grenade · Kryll Grenade
Heavy Weapons Boomshot Grenade Launcher · Canker · Digger Launcher · Multi-Turret · Nemacyst · Reaver Chain Gun · Torque Bow · Troika Heavy Machine Gun (RAAM's variant)
Super-Heavy Weapons Brumak Rocket Launcher · Wrist-Mounted Chain Gun · Brumak Rocket Mortar · Corpser Mine Layer · Hydra Missile Pod · Hydra Rocket Pod · Locust Defense Tower · Reaver Rocket Launcher · Siegebeast Catapult
Weapons of Mass Destruction Riftworm
Equipment Boom Shield · Imulsion Explosive Canister · Imulsion Injection Harness · Immune System Booster · Locust Ammo Crates · Locust Armor · Locust Emblem · Swarm Armor · Thumper · Torture Pod
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Easter Egg Weapons
Melee Weapons Elemental Cleavers · Fish Stick
Rifles A Real Gun
Shotguns Raging Buccaneer
Sidearms Despicable You · Memento Mori
Grenades Dom's Toms
Heavy Weapons Cluckshot · Trackshot
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