I do realize that covering something in fire tends to heat it up, as I happen to be an intelligent person. If you were to ask Matthew Mercer, the creator of the Bloodhunter, if the crimson rite of flame did heat up the blade, you would get the actual answer. The way I think about it is that the crimson rite of flame is similar to a flame tongue sword, it doesn't heat up the weapon as that would lead to issues while wielding it, it just creates magical flame. The key word there being magical, as some magic flame actually doesn't heat things up, oddly enough. But I am glad to know that you are involved in pen and paper dnd as I was under the impression no one here actually knew what they were doing, but I don't see how there would be any fewer arguments. And while this isn't bad, yes, but it is faaaarrrrr too slow paced.