TwrIcon MFurnace.png So hot right now.

The Melting Furnace is the second Artillery Tower to be introduced in Kingdom Rush: Vengeance, and is unlocked at the start of Northerners' Outpost. Its attack damages and stuns all enemies in range, and ignores 75% of armor.

Description[edit | edit source]

The peak of the dark army's smelting technology. The devastating shockwave from this humongous furnace damages and stuns enemies around it every time it hits.

Melting Furance's attacks deal physical damage, but ignore 75% of the target's armor.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Level Damage
(With Upgrades)
Fire Rate Stun Range Build
MFurnace I.PNG 1 5-7
4.0s 0.3s Average 120
MFurnace II.PNG 2 14-18
4.0s 0.4s Average 190
MFurnace III.PNG 3 25-31
4.0s 0.5s Average 240
MFurnace IV.PNG 4 41-50
4.0s 0.6s Average 300

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Red Hot Coal[edit | edit source]

TwrSkill MF 1.png "Perfect for barbecues."

Throws pieces of hot coal that burn the ground (area: 40 each) for 6 seconds, dealing damage to enemies standing on them.

(Cooldown: 15 seconds)

Level Cost Number of Coals Damage (per 0.2s)
1 140 (119) 3 5
2 180 (153) 5 8

Abrasive Heat[edit | edit source]

TwrSkill MF 2.png "Double time!"

Nearby towers gain bonus† attack damage.

†: Stackable.

Level Cost Bonus Damage
1 200 (170) 15%
2 200 (170) 30%

Burning Fuel[edit | edit source]

TwrSkill MF 3.png "Pass me that log..."

Infuses itself with a powerful fuel that increases its attack speed for 10 seconds. (Cooldown: 30 seconds)

With the upgrade, the tower alternates between 5 fast attacks and 5 normal slow attacks.

Cost Attack Rate Damage‡
250 (212) 2.0s 41-50

‡: Not affected by Master Architects or Abrasive Heat.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • Compared to the Rotten Forest, another tower which hits everything in an affected area, the Melting Furnace has a higher burst damage, as the ability to stun enemies. Compared to other artillery, the Furnace hits a larger area, but deals less damage.
  • Red Hot Coal has a low cooldown, which allows the Melting Furnace to deal even more area damage. Although despite what the graphic shows, it does not entirely cover the width of the whole path, so enemies trailing on the outer edges will miss it.
  • Abrasive Heat is a decent ability, significantly improving the damage of nearby towers. However, it should be noted that its range is short, so only buy it in an area where it will hit at least 2 non-barracks towers.
  • Burning Fuel is likely the most powerful of the Furnace's abilities, though it has a long cooldown. It significantly improves the damage of the Furnace, and its capability to stun enemies.
  • Like most artillery, the Melting Furnace cannot hit flying units.

Range[edit | edit source]

Related Upgrades[edit | edit source]

  • KRVUp Guild.png GUILD OF MERCHANTS (2 souls)
    • Costs of towers' special skills is now reduced. (15% cost reduction)
  • KRVUp Master.png MASTER ARCHITECTS (2 souls)
    • All towers gain extra bonus damage. (10% additional basic attack damage)

Related Achievements[edit | edit source]

VAch Presto.png PRESTO LOGS (30 gems) Use the advanced burning fuel on your furnaces 88 times.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Tier 4:

  • "So hot right now." (when built)
  • "Let's go nuclear!" (Abrasive Heat)
  • "The log is about to blow!" (Burning Fuel)
  • "Out of the frying pan!" (Red Hot Coals)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Melting Furnace is not based on any kind of enemy seen so far in the Kingdom Rush series. It is based on the DWAARP tower seen in Kingdom Rush: Frontiers.
  • Presto Logs
    • Presto Logs are artificial fuel for wood burning stoves developed from leftover sawdust in 1930. In the image of the skill and achievement, they have the appearance of the Presto Logs seen in the 1990 film Back to the Future 3 where they are used to accelerate the train.
  • "Hell's Kitchen!"
    • A reality cooking TV series hosted by British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. The series originated in the UK but became more popular in the US. It features amateur chefs competing to be Head Chef of a restaurant whilst facing the increasing pressures of the competition.
  • "Smell the Ashes."
    • part of a quote from the Half-Life franchise.
  • "So Hot right now."
    • Quote by Jacobim Mugatu from Zoolander.
  • "The log is about to blow!"
    • Referring to the aforementioned Presto Logs, when the Red Log reaches a critical temperature, Marty says "Doc, the red log is about to blow!"
  • "Out of the frying pan!"
    • A common phrase "Out of the frying pan and into the fire" used to indicate moving from one bad situation into a worse one.

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