The Flaming torch is a partial consequence weapon that will become your default weapon if your creature is a herbivore in tribal stage. The weapon deals low (yet high when more than 5 torch-men are attacking a foe) damage to both enemy tribe members and wild animals, but it is more effective against tool shacks and huts. The flaming torch is a siege weapon. Because of its low damage to creatures and high damage to buildings, it is suggested to use this weapon after when all the opposing tribe members have been eliminated. You could also have one or two torch men behind the lines to destroy huts away from the actual combat. If you click the "torch" button the selected torch people will set fire to the enemy tribe person, increasing damage and making the other tribe member shriek and not fight back for a few seconds.