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 other flare guns, the Mannmelter's energy bolts do not inflict additional damage to ignited players. The Manmelter itself has unlimited ammunition, and cannot fire random critical hits. It requires reloading, but lacks a reload animation; instead, the Manmelter will play a distinct but quiet sound, similar to that of the Machina when it's fired without scoping, and produces a small spark slightly after it is ready to be fired again. When holding the primary-fire button (or firing as fast as possible), this sound and spark effect will not play.

Holding the alt-fire button will activate a vacuum-like function, pulling up dust from the ground and extinguishing teammates that are on fire. It extinguishes at roughly the same interval as continually airblasting with a flamethrower, although the player is required to press and hold alt-fire again to keep the vacuum going after they have extinguished a teammate. For each ally extinguished, the Manmelter will grant the user 20 health (similarly to a compression blast) and 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. As the taunt kill shares the properties of the Manmelter, enemies hit by the Hadouken will also disintegrate into cinders.

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 4 / tick
60 total
Afterburn (mini-crit) 5 / tick
75 total
Function times
Attack interval 2 s
Afterburn duration 7.5 s
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Demonstration

Item set

Main article: Item sets
Dr. Grordbort's Moonman Pack
Item icon The Moonman Pack Bundle.png
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 Item icon Panic Attack.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

Leaderboard class pyro.png Pyro

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Kill an enemy with a taunt.

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.

August 21, 2014 Patch

  • The Manmelter can now accept Allies Extinguished strange parts.

January 7, 2016 Patch

  • Changed attribute:
    • Updated the Manmelter so extinguishing a teammate will return 20 health to the Pyro.

July 7, 2016 Patch (Meet Your Match Update)

  • Removed (hidden) 20% fire rate penalty.

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 Gun flare.
  • The critical hits counter does not show when the active weapon is not the Manmelter.
  • Firing at least one time will cause the weapon to not fully go back to its resting position.
  • While holding down alt-fire after having saved up charges, trying to fire while still holding alt-fire instantly depletes the Manmelter of all its saved charges, and the crits counter is reset to 0. The weapon does not actually fire anything while this happens.
  • Occasionally the ash-suck particle effect may not appear.
  • If a friendly Pyro is inflicted by afterburn from the Gas Passer, and the Pyro extinguishes the friendly Pyro, they will recieve points and health, but not a stored critical.

Gallery

See also