|Item||Protein Capsule or Ringer's Solution and 4 Airburst Grenades (if defeated fast)|
Recovery2 and MP Boost1 (if defeated slowly)
|Attacks||Swipe, Seizure Grenades|
The Burner is a powerful ANMC that Aya Brea encounters in Dryfield. This massive ANMC has a flamethrower mounted inside of its head, the nozzle of which extends out its mouth. It's extremely resilient to damage, having apparently bypassed several of Gary Douglas' traps simply by stepping on them. Aya confronts this creature during nighttime on the balcony of the motel.
Aya 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 its 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 itself, an upgraded Fireball can also do high amounts 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 Aya the full BP award and a grateful Douglas and Flint will meet her at the bottom. Douglas rewards 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 the Chicken Plate armor.
To easily 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, Aya 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.