Manmelter

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Ideal for atomizing moon soldiers or neighborhood dogs at your earliest convenience!
Manmelter publicity blurb

The Manmelter is a secondary weapon for the Pyro. It is a grey, retro-futuristic laser pistol, with a small vial that contains team-colored liquid.

The weapon fires flaming bolts of energy that are similar to the flares fired by the Flare Gun, but travel 50% faster. Unlike the Flare Gun and Detonator's flares, the energy bolts do not inflict additional damage to ignited players. The Manmelter itself has unlimited ammunition, cannot fire random critical hits, does not need to be reloaded, and has a 20% slower firing speed. Because of its lack of reload animation, the Manmelter will play a distinct but quiet sound and produce a small spark when it is ready to be fired again.

Holding the alt-fire button will activate a vacuum-like function, pulling up dust from the ground and extinguishing teammates that are on fire. For each ally extinguished, the Manmelter stores a guaranteed critical hit for later use, similarly to the Frontier Justice and Diamondback. Up to 35 crits can be stored in this fashion, all lost upon death. Firing a crit from the Manmelter shoots a burst of fire from the gun.

Enemies killed by the Manmelter suffer a distinctive death by incineration, wherein they disintegrate into smoldering orange cinders that quickly fade away.

Taunting with the Manmelter equipped will perform the Hadouken kill taunt.

This item was named the "Manmelter 3600 ZX" in promotional materials from the Official TF2 Blog and Weta Workshop.

The Manmelter was later contributed to the Steam Workshop, at Valve's request.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Projectile
Damage type Dual-type (fire and bullet)
Ranged or Melee damage? Ranged
Damage
Base damage 100% 30
Critical 90
Mini-crit 41
Afterburn 3 / tick
60 total
Afterburn (mini-crit) 4 / tick
80 total
Function times
Attack interval 2.42 s
Afterburn duration 10 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Learn more about the Weapon Demonstration project.

Item set

Dr. Grordbort's Moonman Pack
Item icon The Moonman Pack Bundle.png
Manmelter
Manmelter
Effect

No effect

Crafting

See also: Crafting

Blueprint

Reclaimed Metal Detonator Manmelter
Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png + Item icon Detonator.png = Item icon Manmelter.png


Class Token - Pyro Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Pyro.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Flare Gun.png Item icon Detonator.png Item icon Reserve Shooter.png Item icon Manmelter.png
Item icon Scorch Shot.png

As a crafting ingredient

Refined Metal Moonman Pack weapon Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Phlogistinator.pngItem icon Manmelter.pngItem icon Third Degree.png =
Item icon Bubble Pipe.png Item icon Moonman Backpack.png


Strange variant


Related achievements

Achieved.png General

Escape the Heat
Escape the Heat
Jump into a pool of refreshing water while on fire.
Flamethrower
Flamethrower
Set five enemies on fire in 30 seconds.

Leaderboard class soldier.png Soldier

Semper Fry
Semper Fry
Kill 20 enemies while you are on fire.

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

Attention Getter
Attention Getter
Ignite 100 enemies with the flare gun.


Baptism by Fire
Baptism by Fire
Force 10 burning enemies to jump into water.


Burn Ward
Burn Ward
Ignite 3 Medics that are ready to deploy an ÜberCharge.


Controlled Burn
Controlled Burn
Ignite 50 enemies capturing one of your control points.


Cooking the Books
Cooking the Books
Ignite 5 enemies carrying your intelligence.


Firewall
Firewall
Ignite 5 Spies who have a sapper on a friendly building.


Firewatch
Firewatch
Ignite 10 Snipers while they are zoomed in.


Freezer Burn
Freezer Burn
Provide enemies with freezecam shots of each of your taunts.


Got A Light?
Got A Light?
Ignite an enemy Spy while he's flicking a cigarette.
I Fry
I Fry
Ignite 10 disguised Spies.


Next of Kindling
Next of Kindling
Ignite an enemy, and the Medic healing him.


OMGWTFBBQ
OMGWTFBBQ
Kill an enemy with a taunt.


Pilot Light
Pilot Light
Ignite a rocket-jumping Soldier while he's in midair.


Pyromancer
Pyromancer
Do 1 million points of total fire damage.


Second Degree Burn
Second Degree Burn
Kill a burning enemy who was ignited by another Pyro.


Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous Combustion
Ignite 10 cloaked Spies.


Trailblazer
Trailblazer
Ignite 10 enemies that have recently used a teleporter.


Weenie Roast
Weenie Roast
Have 2 enemy Scouts on fire at the same time.

Leaderboard class heavy.png Heavy

Rasputin
Rasputin
In a single life, get shot, burned, bludgeoned, and receive explosive damage.

Leaderboard class engineer.png Engineer

The Extinguished Gentleman
The Extinguished Gentleman
Have dispensers you built extinguish 20 burning players.

Leaderboard class medic.png Medic

Autoclave
Autoclave
Assist in burning 5 enemies with a single ÜberCharge on a Pyro.
Infernal Medicine
Infernal Medicine
Extinguish 100 burning teammates.

Leaderboard class sniper.png Sniper

Friendship is Golden
Friendship is Golden
Extinguish a burning teammate with your Jarate.

Leaderboard class spy.png Spy

Burn Notice
Burn Notice
Survive 30 seconds after being ignited while cloaked.

Update history

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)
  • The Manmelter was added to the game.

December 16, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed Manmelter getting crits from 'Mmmph' bar.

December 16, 2011 [Item schema update]

  • Updated the description of the weapon.

December 21, 2011 Patch

  • Added particle effect on muzzle that appears when ready to fire.
  • Increased projectile speed while maintaining the same travel arc.
  • Increased extinguish range.
  • Added draw/recoil/crit forces for the Manmelter.

December 23, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed the Manmelter idle effects showing on other flare guns.

January 11, 2012 Patch

  • Added crafting blueprint for the Manmelter.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause the Manmelter to display incorrect kill icons.

May 17, 2012 Patch

  • Fixed the Manmelter using the wrong muzzle flash effect.

June 27, 2012 Patch (Pyromania Update)

  • Improved visual and audio cues for when the Manmelter is ready to fire.
  • Fixed the Manmelter being able to earn crits via friendly Pyro self-damage.

March 19, 2013 Patch

  • Removed some description text from the Manmelter that incorrectly stated its projectiles could not be deflected.

November 12, 2013 Patch

August 13, 2014 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

Unused content

  • There is a unique projectile impact for the laser hitting a wall.

Bugs

  • When this weapon's projectile is reflected, it is reflected as a flare.
  • The critical hits counter does not show when the active weapon is not the Manmelter.
  • Holding down the primary fire button after firing will cause the weapon not to fully go back to its resting position.
  • Holding down the alt-fire button while taunting will cause the weapon's ash-sucking visual effect to be stuck even if the Pyro switches to a different weapon.
  • While holding down alt-fire after having saved up charges, trying to fire while still holding alt-fire plays the animation of firing a critical shot. Saved critical shots are rapidly lost during this sequence.
  • Occasionally the ash-suck particle effect may not appear.
  • When the Manmelter is fired at a friendly building, it will appear to do 30 damage when no damage is done.

Gallery

References


See also