Flame Sword (フレイムソード,Fureimu Sōdo?) is the Special WeaponMega Man obtains by defeating Sword Man in Mega Man 8. Befitting its name, it is a close-ranged fire-based weapon, capable of igniting things that are highly flammable, such as the Thorn Vines in Search Man's stage. Flame Sword can be executed on the ground and in the air, and even underwater. It is especially useful on Search Man himself, as it can burn down the bushes he hides behind and prevent him from ever using his Homing Sniper.
Also notable, this weapon is the most effective special weapon for fighting the second form of Dr. Wily's Wily Machine.
Damage Data Chart
Damage values in units in Mega Man 8.
Bass and Treble
Wily Machine No. 8
For Bliking, it is the only boss in Mega Man 8 to take a different amount of damage from each strike from the Flame Sword (3 units of damage the first strike; 2 the second time; 3, 2, 3, etc.), hence the data value in its field above is listed in fraction form.
Cut Man and Wood Man are available only in the Sega Saturn version of Mega Man 8.
The Flame Sword is also used by Mega Man in the fighting game Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as his forward air attack. This attack involves Mega Man quickly summoning the Flame Sword to his hand in midair, and performing a downward swing with it in front of him, much like when the move is used in midair in Mega Man 8. The attack inflicts 9% damage or 5% if the sword hits the opponent at the end of the move, and has a fire effect, true to its name.
Mega Man used the Flame Sword against the Wily Machine in the Rockman 8 manga. Instead of being made of flames, Mega Man's sword is identical to Sword Man's.
The voice that tells the player what weapon they got puts emphasis on the "W" in sword.
Mega Man using Flame Sword in Mega Man 8.
Mega Man doing a downward slash with Flame Sword. This can be done in mid-air.
Mega Man using Flame Sword to light a fuse in Grenade Man's stage.
Mega Man using Flame Sword against Search Man in Wily Tower. Mega Man using Flame Sword to burn down a bush that Search Man is hiding behind.
Search Man engulfed in flames from being struck by Flame Sword.