"When you mix fuel, metal oxide and metal powder in just the right way, it burns at 2000 degrees Celsius. Hot enough to cut through nearly any barrier known to man. Throw some C4 into the mix, and you've got one hell of a combination."
— Thermite

Thermite Operator Video - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Thermite Operator Video - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Jordan Trace, codenamed Thermite, is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.


Trace joined the Marines after high school, serving two tours in Iraq. After his discharge, he used his GI Bill money to put himself through college at Texas A&M and earned a Bachelor Degree of Science in Chemistry. He then joined the FBI. After four years as a field agent, he transferred to FBI SWAT.[3]

Psychological Profile

Regimented, disciplined, orderly, these are the words people use to describe Trace. He knows when to relax, especially in social situations. He takes pride in knowing all of the variables. Trace prefers to be the one in control rather than leave things to chance.[4]

Gameplay Description

A Medium Armored Operator, Thermite is equipped with two Brimstone BC-3 Exothermic Charges. These charges can breach through any Reinforced Wall within three seconds of activation.

  • Exothermic Charges can't be detonated while inside a Signal Disruptor's radius, and are destroyed on a Reinforced Wall under a Shock Wire's effect.
  • Shooting an Exothermic Charge while it is being activated or if it is placed on a wall will destroy it. Thermite will not regain the Charge.
    • During this "heat up" time, the Exothermic Charges release visible sparks on both sides of the wall, and makes a loud sizzling noise, giving defenders inside a clear warning to the breach.
      • Thermite has a rather long animation (~3 seconds) for deploying an Exothermic Charge. Be aware of Reinforced Walls that are shocked by Bandit as Thermite will take heavy damage (30-40 HP worth) from the electricity during the animation, and the Exothermic Charge will be destroyed immediately after being placed.
        • If possible, set the Gadget Deployment setting in the Controls section under the Options menu to Advanced. This will allow Thermite to cancel his deployment mid-animation.
  • The explosion radius on the Exothermic Charges is significantly larger than an average breaching charge. The lethal blast radius ends at 3-4 meters. Beyond five meters, the Exothermic Charges don't do any damage.
    • One situational trick that can be done with Exothermic Charges is the ability to destroy other adjacent reinforced objects with their larger explosion radius, usually when a direct thermal breach is prevented by Bandit, Kaid, or Mute gadgets. Detonating an exothermic charge on the floor next to a reinforced wall can destroy the bottom of the reinforced wall, and detonating an exothermic charge on a wall next to a reinforced hatch will destroy the hatch along with the wall.
  • Thermite, Hibana, Maverick, Thatcher and Twitch can be an unstoppable combo when it comes to breaching reinforced walls. Thatcher can disable Signal Disruptors and Shock Wires allowing Thermite to plant his Exothermic Charge. Twitch can also help Thermite with her Shock Drone, which can also destroy Signal Disruptors and Shock Wires, along with the added benefit of harassing the Defending Team. Alongside Thermite, Hibana can also aid in breaching walls, albeit more methodically. Maverick can make smaller holes to complement Thermite's Exothermic Charges.



Unique Gadget

Unique Gadget
Thermite Badge New

Exothermic Charge x 2
Brimstone BC-3 Exothermic Charge

"Sets an exothermic charge that destroys reinforced walls."
— BRIMSTONE BC-3 Exothermic Charge Description

Developed by FBI SWAT engineers, the BRIMSTONE was designed to breach reinforced locations utilizing a compact and portable explosive load that can deliver maximum force and destruction. As can be seen in the game, the charge first burns through the barrier and then blows that cut piece up with C4. The BRIMSTONE was effectively utilized in the field during a rescue operation in which several people were held hostage in a fortified farmhouse. (Which can possibly be a hint of the operation taking place in Oregon.) The destructive power of the BRIMSTONE allowed agents to breach a reinforced metal security door at the back of the house.


Thermite's Quotes
Ash's Briefing
  • "Same joke every goddamn time."
  • "Jesus..."
  • "Tell me this thing's contained."
  • "What happens if it gets loose?"
  • "What about nuking the town?"
  • "What? Wouldn't be the first time we used a nuke in New Mexico."
  • "Are these our hotzone specialists?"
Outbreak: Sierra Paradise
  • "Oh, sonofabitch!"
  • "...We're good."
  • "Hold your horse, 'Liza. I'm just making sure they got it right."
  • "That, up there, is a nasty piece of work."
  • "Right... With ongoing operations in the area, we can't launch any fire missions or predator strikes. So, we're gonna barbecue the nursery, with these prototype Nanothermite Charges before it goes online- can I say "barbecue"? Six won't care, now will she?"
  • "Confirm your targets."
  • "Don't forget to breathe."
  • "Focus on the op."
  • "I'll take point."
  • "I've got your six."
  • "Let's have a clean op."
  • "Ready for demolition."
  • "Stay focused."
  • "Stay frosty."
  • "We don't need heroes."
  • "Where there's a wall, there's a way."
Placing Exothermic Charge
  • "A really big fucking hole coming right up!"
  • "Brace for breach!"
  • "Breach kit deployed."
  • "It's about to get hot."
  • "Ready to breach any second now!"
  • "Some serious drywall work coming up!"
  • "Special charge! Stay clear!"
  • "Time to make a new door!"
  • "Time to ring some ears!"
Activating Exothermic Charge
  • "Fire in the hole!"
  • "Here we go! Stay back!"
  • "Look out! It's live!"
  • "Take cover, it's hot."
Throwing Stun Grenade
  • "Throwing flashbang!"
Using Claymore
  • "Claymore deployed!"
  • "Claymore Mine is up."
  • "Deploying Claymore."
Using Drone
  • "Deploying Drone."
  • "Drone is ready to go."
  • "Drone up!"
  • "I'm dry!"
  • "Don't move. I got you."
  • "Hold on man. I've got you."
  • "Hold still."
  • "I'll patch you up. Don't move."
  • "I'm here, buddy. Relax."
  • "Teammate down, cover me!"
Friendly Fire
  • "Blue on Blue! Don't shoot!"
  • "Cease fire!"
Getting Hostage
  • "Grabbing hostage."
  • "Hostage secured."
  • "I got the package. Let's get you home."
  • "I got you, everything's going to be okay."
  • "I got you, let's move out."
  • "It's okay, we're getting you out of here."
  • "Package is secured. Come with me."
  • "Securing hostage."
  • "Try and remain calm. We're here to extract you."
  • "We got you."
Moving Hostage
  • "Follow me."
  • "Follow me, now!"
  • "Go!"
  • "Run!"
  • "Stay behind me."
Dropping Hostage
  • "Don't move from here, understand?"
  • "You need to stay here."
  • "Stay here and don't move!"
  • "Stay still."
Scanning Enemies
  • "Tango located."
  • "Targets detected."
White Masks Reloading
  • "Enemy reloading."


  • In a promotional picture for the Pro League Seasons, Thermite can be seen wielding an M870, which is neither available to him nor his CTU.
  • Thermite's last name, Trace, comes from Ireland as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Ó Treasaigh. The surname means "descendant of Treasach," a personal name roughly meaning "warlike" or "fierce".
  • Thermite's Exothermic Charges are renamed to "Texan Dynamite" when wearing his Vintage Bureau Elite Set.
  • Thermite has collaborated with SAT Operator Yumiko Imagawa with the creation of the X-KAIROS exothermic gadget.[5]
  • Besides their professional teamwork, she and Thermite are notable friends. Hibana frequently references their relationship in her in-game voice lines (even during her teaser video), and they can be seen together in a photo found on the Fortress map, along with Pulse.
  • During the Outbreak Event, Thermite acts as Mission Control for the on-site teams. Thermite had also developed two specialized Exothermic Charges to aid in the combat of the Chimera Virus: One that was designed to cut through Patient Zero's heavy-duty steel door, and the other was a Nanothermite Charge, designed to destroy strange tendril-like pillars of the virus' creation.

Gameplay Video

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile THERMITE-2

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile THERMITE-2

Patch Changes


  1. Thermite's In-game BIO (Pre-Patch 3.1.2)
  2. Thermite's In-game BIO
  3. Thermite's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section
  4. Thermite's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
  5. Hibana's In-game BIO > NOTES section
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