The flame battle droid was a flamethrower-equipped variant of the B1 battle droid produced by the Trade Federation that was used during the Invasion of Naboo and the Clone Wars.


Instead of using blasters, flame battle droids used flame jets that could not be blocked by a Jedi's lightsaber. A large backpack was attached to the droids that contained the necessary flammable gases. They had tan plating,[2] and were distinguished from their B1 battle droid cousins by the red coloration of the droid's shoulder plates.[1] They were programmed to terrorize innocent civilians and burn down homes, crops, and municipal buildings to destroy morale.[3] Another variant of the flame battle droid existed; the other variant featured blue markings and carried a different type of flamethrower.[4]


Flame battle droids were produced[1] and used by the Trade Federation during the Invasion of Naboo. A group was guarding the entrance to the Theed Royal Palace along with a T4 turret droid. They were destroyed by the Jedi[2] Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.[5] Other flame droids guarded a group of Royal Naboo Security Forces pilots.[2] Flame battle droids continued to see use by the Trade Federation[6] and the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

Flame battle droids first appeared in the 2000 video game Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles.[2]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I, p. 279 ("flame battle droid")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
  4. Star Wars: Obi-Wan
  5. Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles can be played with one or two characters; these characters are Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Mace Windu, and Adi Gallia. Any character can be selected from the loading screen for any of the game's 10 missions. This article assumes the selection of Jinn and Kenobi, per their appearance in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
  6. The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology
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