On first look it seems that Burning is a horribly powerful state. However a character with a burning state will not suffer damage until the end of its next activation when the Burning state token is flipped from red to blue. Only Mendoza with his ranged attack of "Flamma Veritatis" has a reasonable chance of inflicting the burning state in the first round. Kozmo is too slow and has to be adjacent to an enemy to use his switch to burn enemies. So it will be the second round that burning is often applied. So that the most likely round of Burning tokens starting to inflict damage will be the third round of a five round game. Please correct me if my analysis is faulty or incomplete.