Furnace Zombie is the second unique zombie found in Steam Ages in the Chinese version of Plants vs. Zombies 2. When he encounters a plant, he will explode almost instantly, destroying himself and the plant. Despite having a fire-based ability, his ability cannot be disabled by ice-based plants.
Furnace Zombie absorbs 1600 damage per shot and degrades at 800 damage per shot.
This zombie is incredibly threatening (although not as threatening as it would be without bugs), able to take down any plant in one shot. Try to destroy it with high DPS plants like Winter Melon before it gets too close to your plants. Alternatively, you could use a free plant like Puff-shroom to force it to explode early.
- Furnace Zombie will sometimes stop his walking animation when he gets hit with a projectile that is fire-based. It is unknown why this happens.
- According to the developers, Furnace Zombie was supposed to be able to have his ability disabled after being affected with ice effects a few times. His clock meter was supposed to show how much he was affected. His explosion was also supposed to be in a 3x3 range, similar to Suicide Bomber Zombie.