A powerful form of combat alchemy made possible by use of custom made gloves. Made of "pyrotex/ignition cloth" and embroidered with unique flame alchemy Transmutation Circles, these gloves create a spark when the alchemist rubs their fingers together and allows them to manipulate the concentration of oxygen in the surrounding air, raising its density to a level at which it becomes combustible and creating pathways of oxygen through which they can direct the ensuing flame birthed by the spark. The instantaneous speed at which the gases and sparks react together and pop create a loud snapping sound.
While Flame Alchemy cannot be used on rainy days because the humidity makes it impossible for the gloves to produce sparks, the water itself does not make the alchemist entirely useless as one might assume. Using the transmutation circles on the gloves, a skilled alchemist is able to separate oxygen atoms from the hydrogen atoms in water molecules, isolating the two combustible gases. Though this method can only be used when a large quantity of water is present in a relatively closed-off space (and not in the rain where the air is open and separating hydrogen and oxygen for the purpose of combustion would pose far too much danger to anyone in the vicinity), with an outside source of ignition such as a cigarette lighter or a match, the alchemist can produce extremely powerful, localized explosions.
When first learned flame alchemy is only used with one hand. However masters of this form are able to delegate each hand to a different flame effect, due to a difference in hand dexterity. The writing hand allows for large explosive attacks, while the left allows for smaller, but strong and very accurate pinpoint flame attacks.
Flame Alchemy Transmutation Circle
The full array consist of a circle corralling an inverted hexagram made up of a large air triangle and a large earth triangle, both splitting into identical pairs as they intersect, with a fire triangle at the center, pointing upward toward a flame. Below the hexagram is an image of a salamander.