On use, Isaac raises the candle above his head. On pressing a fire button, a blue flame, similar to a blue fireplace, will fire in the chosen direction, extinguishing itself after a fixed time of approximately two seconds.
The flame deals 23 damage per damage tick.
The maximum damage dealt by a single flame is around 276, dealing damage roughly 6 times per second.
The flame also destroys enemy shots it comes into contact with.
The flame projectile can pass over pits, but can not travel through rocks or poop.