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“Slash and Burn!”
    —Ignitor's official catchphrase

Ignitor, once known as Ignatius[1], is a fire spirit knight Skylander in the Skylanders series, first appearing in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. He has a Legendary counterpart called Legendary Ignitor introduced in Skylanders: Giants.

Character Development

During development, Ignitor was originally an Undead Skylander.



Gallant and trustworthy, Ignatius changed his name to Ignitor and remains true to his pledge to use his powers to protect the innocent.[2] Since his encounter with the witch that gave him the cursed armor, he holds a dislike for witches.


On his first quest as a knight, Ignitor was tricked by a cunning witch into wearing a magical suit of armor that he was told would resist fire from a dragon. But as it turned out, it was made of cursed steel. He journeyed to a dragon’s lair where a single blast of fire transformed him into a blazing spirit, binding him to the suit of armor for eternity. Despite this setback, Ignitor remains a spirited knight who is always fired up to protect Skylands from evil… and find the witch that tricked him.



When first he encountered the red dragon, Ignatius was a young knight with squeaky armour and a rusty sword. On his way to slay the beast, he met a witch who presented him with a special (and handy) gift - a magical suit of armour offering protection from dragon breath. But a nasty surprise was waiting for Ignatius at the dragon's lair. The monster rained its fiery breath over the knight's poor head, settling him on fire. Ignatius had been tricked! His new suit was made from a cursed steel that bound itself to him, trapping him inside where he would forever remain a fire spirit. But all was not lost. He defeated the dragon and became a Skylander. Now named Ignitor, he has since embraced his fiery talents and keeps a vengeful lookout for witches everywhere.[1]


Ignitor has the ability to temporarily leave his cursed suit of armor to singe nearby enemies with his flaming spirit form as well as creating an explosion when exiting the armor, although his armor cannot move and it is left vulnerable for enemies to attack. He also wields a flaming sword to slice and sear his enemies, and slam it onto the ground for massive damage.

His attacks are very strong, but he and Sprocket are tied for having very low Health, the lowest in the game next to Boomer and Trigger Happy; which means he won't take long to get defeated.


These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 240 (max. 480)
  • Speed: 43 (max. 91)
  • Armor: 12 (max. 82)
  • Critical Hit: 40 (max. 90)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 100
  • Defense: 65
  • Agility: 40
  • Luck: 50

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: 0 (max. 0)
  • Speed: 0 (max. 48)
  • Armor: 0 (max. 70)
  • Critical Hit: 0 (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 100
  • Defense: 80
  • Agility: 40
  • Luck: 50


Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Dark Water Cove

Wow Pow Ability
Requires Series 2 Ignitor

Flame Blade Flame Form Mortar
Fire Forged Armor
Blue Flame
Primary Ability
Swing your sword.
Secondary Ability
Launch your flame spirit in an arc at your foes.
Price: 4000
New Armor makes Ignitor harder to hit. Grants +40 armor.
View Wow Pow
Price: 5000
After executing Flame Form or Mega Slam attacks, Ignitor leaves a trail of blue fire. In the 3DS version, press X and his Fire Spirit will leave a trail of fire as it attacks enemies.
View Soul Gem
Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.
Scorching Blade Flame Form Mega Slam Fire and Brimstone
Price: 500
Sword attack does increased damage.
Price: 700
Control your flame form after launching it.
Price: 900
Perform a massive area slam.
Price: 1200
Flame Form Mortar does increased damage to a larger area.
Soul of the Flame
View Blademaster
This upgrade path lets you further develop your defensive Flame Form abilities.
Dances with Fire Incinerate Fire Form Salvo
Price: 1700
Flame Form moves faster and does increased damage.
Price: 2200
While in Flame Form, trigger a massive explosion.
Price: 3000
Fire two addition Flame Form Mortars that do extra damage.
View Soul of the Flame
This upgrade path lets you further develop your skills with the Flame Blade.
Order of the Burning Blade Double Mega Slam Inferno Blade
Price: 1700
Press Attack 1 twice then hold Attack 2 for Fire Burst, Attack 1 twice then attack 3 for Mega Slam.
Price: 2200
Hold the Mega Slam attack long enough to do increased damage.
Price: 3000
Sword gets larger and does even more increased damage.


Playing With Fire (Active)

[1 enemy]
Inflicts 106% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy, and grants the [DEF DOWN] 10% Effect for 2 turn(s) with a 40% chance when you attack accurately.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 4 seconds


Tremendous Collision (Active)

[1 enemy]
Inflicts 106% of ATK as damage to 1 enemy. Able to put the enemy in Knockdown Status.

Mana cost: 3
Cooldown: 3 seconds


Flaming Sword (Passive)

If your HP is below 30%, increases your critical damage by 10%.

Mana cost:

Skylanders can use abilities depending on their level.

Starting Powers

  • Burning Blade (Primary Attack): Press (Y) repeatedly to attack with Ignitor's mighty sword strike.
  • Fire Spirit (Secondary Attack): Press (X) to launch Ignitor's Fire Spirit. While the Spirit is active, it will attack nearby enemies. Press (X) again to recall Ignitor's Spirit.


  • Spirit Explosion (requires level: 4): Ignitor's Fire Spirit grows in size as it deals damage to enemies. Recall the Spirit form with (X) to release a fiery explosion, damaging surrounding enemies.
  • Blue Flame Sheath (requires level: 7): Sprint (A) briefly and Ignitor will shift to a powerful Blue Flame. While sheathed in Blue Flame, his movement and attack speed will be increased.
  • Blade Spin (requires level: 10): Press (Y), (Y), then hold (Y) to keep Ignitor's sword spinning in place and deal more damage.

Mystic Seeker Scroll

Gain a 20% Speed bonus while in the Radiant Isles. The scroll for this upgrade can be found in Towersight Fields.


Basic Quests

  • Monster Masher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Chow Hound: Eat 50 pieces of food.
  • Arena Artist: Complete an arena without taking any damage.
  • Battle Champ: Win 10 PvP matches.
  • Heroic Challenger: Complete a heroic challenge without taking any damage.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Cause 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Bombardier: Defeat 25 enemies with bombs.
  • Steamer: Defeat an evil Water Minion.

Unique Quest

  • Tinder Trekker: Travel 26000 feet in Flame Form.

Basic Quests

  • Bad Guy Basher: Defeat 1000 enemies.
  • Fruit Frontiersman: Eat 15 fruit.
  • Flawless Challenger: Complete a non-Story Mode level at full health.
  • True Gladiator: Win 10 PVP matches.
  • Totally Maxed Out: Reach level 20 and purchase all Upgrades for this Skylander.

Elemental Quests

  • Elementalist: Deal 7500 elemental bonus damage.
  • Mega Melter: Defeat a total of 25 Ice Geargolems.
  • Bombardier: Defeat 30 enemies with bombs.

Unique Quest

  • Tinder Trekker: Deal 50000 damage with Mega Slam.


Battle Cries

  • "Slash and Burn!"
  • "Let us dance with swords!"
  • "I ignite to fight!"
  • "And so it begins!"
  • "Sword and scorchery!"
  • "My armor shines along with my fire!"
  • "Excellent!"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Oh yeah!"
  • "Excelsior!"
  • "Triumph!"
  • "I say!"
  • "Woah, now."
  • "Haha! Rank up!"
  • "Thou hast been vanquished!"
  • "To the victor goes the spoils!"
  • "An honorable victory!"
  • "It's a bad day to be my foe!"
  • "Strength and honor!"
  • "No chinks in this armor!" - when checking stats
  • "Note my ability!"
  • "Ah, extra armor!" - when given a hat
  • "Don my helmet!"
  • "I shall defend my good name!" - when given a nickname
  • "I humbly except this new title."

Character Trailers

See also




  • Ignitor was called Ignatius before he was cursed.[1]
  • It is unknown what species Ignitor was before he was turned into a fire spirit, but judging by his stocky frame, accent and strength, it's possible that he could've been a dwarf.
  • On the Wii version of Giants, there is a glitch where Ignitor's Flame Form Mortar goes extremely high into the air sometimes. This normally happens when you are under a ledge.
  • His catchphrase is a play on 'Crash and Burn', which is also Fryno's official catchphrase.
    • His catchphrase "Slash and Burn" is also a technique that involves the cutting and burning of plants in forests or woodlands to create fields.
  • Ignitor is voiced by Dwight Schultz who did additional voices in Spyro's Adventure, and is also known for his role of Howling Mad Murdock from the A-Team TV series as well as voicing the character, Mung Daal in the animated television series, Chowder, and villain Aloysius Animo in the animated television series, Ben 10.
  • In Spyro's Adventure, Ignitor is the only Fire Skylander who does not have an evil counterpart in boss battles.
  • According to the Book of Elements: Fire and Water; Ignitor asked his fellow Skylanders for help removing the cursed armor. Nevertheless, their methods had no effect on the armor; and he stopped trying once his mother complimented him all the same during a visit.
  • Ignitor is the only starter pack Skylander who did not return in Skylanders: Swap Force, along with Tree Rex.
  • He bears multiple similarities to Krypt King:
    • Both wear armor.
    • Both have swords as their primary weapons.
    • Both were knights in their past lives.
  • The line "Sword and scorchery" is a play on the popular fantasy media subgenre, "sword and sorcery"
  • Ignitor is the only Fire Skylander with a Legendary counterpart.
  • He is the only Skylander whom's name starts with an "I".
  • His true fire form and ability to move out of his suit are similar to the NRG transformation from the Ben 10 series.
  • His "mouthpiece" appears blue in the first two games, all 3DS games and in his Series 2 toy and artwork. Whereas in Swap Force onwards, Superchargers Racing and his Series 1 toy and artwork shows his "mouthpiece" to be fully silver colored.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Skylanders Official Sticker Book, page 25
  2. Skylanders Universe: The Complete Collection, page 61

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