The Smelter Bot is an Enemy in The Surge.
Smelter Bot Information
Smelter Bots are mini-bosses located throughout the CREO Facility. All must be defeated to unlock the unique IRONMAUS Gear, and they also tend to be guarding assorted types of loot.
Smelter Bot Locations
|Abandoned Production (Main Assembly Line)||?||?||No|
|Central Production B (Recycling) x2||?||?||No|
|Central Production B (Circulation Tower)||?||?||No|
|Resolve Biolabs (Resolve Biolabs)||?||?||No|
Smelter Bot Drops
- Shining Coin
- ~3000 Tech Scrap
Smelter Bot Tips/Notes
- To do any real damage to Smelter Bots, you must wait for the side or rear panels to open and expose it's internal wiring. Unfortunately, this is usually when they are ejecting a mist of coolant that slows Warren down and prevents Stamina regeneration. It is best to get in a few attacks, then dodge back out, to avoid being caught up in the slowing mist. If you're good at hitting while moving, it's also reasonably easy to just stay ahead of it's grinding head by circle-strafing, and just backing out of the mist when you need stamina or to avoid a ground slam.
- Occasionally the Smelter Bot will whip it's 'neck' around. This attack has a very wide range, so be careful. It will sweep twice, the second being further than the first. It is advisable to stay well clear when the Smelter Bot is initiating this attack, but it is possible to avoid it while sticking close. It's other primary attack is a ground slam wherein it raises it's body up higher than normal, and then drops. The ground slam does quite a bit of damage, and will also knock you over if you're caught in it, which tends to give the grinder head time to rotate over you for a killshot.
- You can knock down the smaller back legs to force the Smelter Bot to stop rotating it's neck and doing ground slams - it won't stay down long, but it's good for either getting in a few good hits on an opened side panel, or a strategic retreat to regenerate stamina and heal.