Spectral Flame (halloween spell)

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Spectral Flame is a tool item. When applied to any of the Pyro's primary weapons, the flames produced will be a mixture of red and green. Players ignited by the flamethrower will also be surrounded by green flames. When used on the Phlogistinator, the usual "wave of energy" effect is replaced with normally shaped green flames.

Prior to Scream Fortress 2015, It could be found during Halloween events inside of Haunted Halloween Gifts on Ghost Fort, or from a Pile Of Curses.

Update history

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • Halloween Spell: Spectral Flame was added to the game.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

November 11, 2013 Patch

  • Effects will only be visible during Halloween/Full Moon events.

October 22, 2014 Patch

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

October 23, 2014 Patch

  • Updated Halloween Spells to be tradable

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • [Undocumented] Halloween spells are no longer tradable.



  • When applied to the Phlogistinator or the Rainblower, the unique particle effect for flames emitting from the weapon is replaced with normal flames.
  • The backpack icon incorrectly uses the coloring overlay intended for paint cans.
  • Spectral Flames do not affect gibs when cl_burninggibs 1 is enabled.
  • This item cannot be applied to Stock weapons.
  • The flames will follow an enemy Spy for a short time if he activates the Dead Ringer while on fire with Spectral Flames.


  • Any unused Halloween Spell items are removed at the end of a Halloween event.
  • When this item is applied, the text will appear as "Halloween: Halloween Fire" in the loadout.