The torch is an item that appears in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider: Chronicles, and Tomb Raider (2013). It can be used to scare away Scarabs and to burn away things such as wood and rope.
In Tomb Raider (2013), Torches are used to burn away debris, posters that are tied to optional achievements, and hanging pieces of scrap metal. It is also used to solve numerous puzzles. Lara Croft acquires the Torch very early in the game.