|Attacks||Swipe, Seizure Grenades|
The Burner is a powerful AMNC that Aya encounters in Mojave Desert, Dryfield. This massive ANMC has a flamethrower mouted in the back of it's head, the nozzle of which extends out of the back of it's throat. It is extemely relsiliant to damage, having aparently bypassed several of Douglas' traps simply by stepping on them.
Aya confronts this creature at the end of the day in Dryfield on the balcony hallway of the hotel. Aya will fight this large creature while on the balcony and will have to run back and forth in order to dodge its attacks. The Burner has two main attacks; the Burner's primary attack is breathing out fire which Aya will have to run to the end of the balcony to dodge and the other attack is where the Burner will grab Aya and will proceed to crush the life out of her. The Burner will also attempt to swing it's arms down onto Aya and the balcony, damaging it and Aya severely.
Defeating the creature quickly is one of the requirements for getting the Good Ending. The best way to do this is to upgrade Energy Shot to at least level two and firing grenades at the Burner. While it may use fire it's self, an upgraded Fireball can also do high ammounts of damage, and a high-level Necrosis attack will poison the monster and make it take continuous damage. Once the Burner's face has been blown off, it will continue to fight until it is defeated. Killing the beast will earn you the full BP award and a grateful Douglas and Flint will meet you at the bottom. Meeting up with Douglas before you leave, he will reward Aya with an M950, a fully automatic sub-machine gun with a 100-round clip. If the Burner escapes, Flint dies and a distraught Douglas instead gives Aya a World War 2-era flak jacket.
To easily, cheaply and safely bring this boss down, immediately retreat to the rear of the balcony by the stairs. By standing as far to the back/left as possible you will avoid half of its flame attacks and all of its arm attacks. Cast energy shot, heal when necessary and blast away with reckless impunity. With this tactic, the M4A1 is easily enough to bring the beast down quickly, thus saving on costly grenades and medication. Using shotguns and pistols would be ill-advised though.