|“||Allows long range targeting of bloons that are in the radius of your other towers.||”|
|~ Description from BTD 5 iOS|
|“||Insert Advanced Intel's description here.||”|
|~ BTD6 Description|
Advanced Intel is the 2nd upgrade along path 1 for the Monkey Sub. It enables the sub to target all bloons within the radius of any other tower. Advanced Intel effectively gives the sub an almost unlimited range, as it can fire into other towers' radius. In BTD6, this also allows Ballistic Missiles to attack from a fully infinite range.
Advanced Intel Range[edit | edit source]
Advanced Intel will only be useful if there is at least one other tower with range covering the track. Advanced Intel will also be able to target Camo Bloons if there is another tower that is able to pop Camo Bloons. However, Advanced Intel cannot hit Camo Bloons itself if no other tower can, and it can only attack Camo ONLY if there is at least one other Camo-detecting tower whose range covers at least a section of the track.
The following towers will grant extra range for the Advanced Intel.
|Tower||Camo? (BTD5)||Camo? (BTD6)||Other notes|
|Dart Monkey||Yes (2+/x)||Yes (x/x/2+)||Medium-short range that can be expanded with range upgrades. One of the cheapest extra range towers in the game.|
|Tack Shooter||No||No||Short range. Advanced Intel cannot target camos with Tack Shooter range unless the Tack Shooters are granted camo detection.|
|Boomerang Monkey||Yes (4/x)||No||Medium range. The Glaive Lord upgrade, which gives the Boomerang Thrower camo detection, is very expensive. In BTD6 however, Glaive Lord doesn't give the monkey camo detection, regardless of the orbiting glaives popping everything that touch them.|
|Bomb Tower||No||No||Medium range. Advanced Intel cannot target camos with Bomb Tower range unless the Bomb Towers are granted camo detection.|
|Ice Tower / Ice Monkey||Only with Tier 4 Ice Fortress||Yes (4+/x/x)||Short range. Despite its abilities being able to freeze camos, they cannot be used as camo detection range for the Advanced Intel. However, the Ice Monkey can grant camo detection to the Sub if you have the Tier 4 Ice Fortress equipped (BTD5), or the Embrittlement or Super Brittle upgrades (BTD6).|
|Glue Gunner||No||No||Large range. Despite its abilities being able to glue camos, they cannot be used as camo detection range for the Advanced Intel.|
|Sniper Monkey||Yes (x/2+)||Yes (x/1+/x)||Tiny Advanced Intel range, despite the Sniper being able to target anywhere on the screen. Not recommended as an Advanced Intel range.|
|Monkey Sub||Submerged only||Submerged only||Medium-small range. Other Advanced Intels cannot be used as camo detection range, except if such towers have camo detection themselves, such as with a Radar Scanner. Submerge and Support Subs must be submerged to remove camo. While Submerge and Support Subs themselves do not count as camo detection range itself (applies to BTD6), Bloontonium Reactor and Energizer decamo bloons almost instantaneously upon reaching their radiuses (applies to BTD6).|
|Monkey Buccaneer||Yes (x/2+)||Yes (x/x/2+)||Large range. Effective camo detection range when upgraded to Crow's Nest. Aircraft Carrier will count as infinite range in BTD5, but not in the case of BTD6 because only the Buccaneer's current range would count as Advanced Intel range.|
|Monkey Ace||Yes (x/2+)||Yes (x/2+/x)||Tiny Advanced Intel range only around the landing pad, regardless of where the Monkey Ace is flying. Not recommended as an Advanced Intel range.|
|Heli Pilot||Yes (x/2+)||Yes (x/2+/x)||In BTD5, the Sub can shoot wherever the Heli Pilot is flying as along as it pops bloons. In BTD6, however, the Advanced Intel range is only around the landing pad, regardless of where the Heli Pilot is flying, thus not recommended as an Advanced Intel range.|
|Wizard Monkey||Yes (x/2+)||Yes (x/x/2+)||Medium-short range. Upgradable to Arcane Mastery or Prince of Darkness to increase its range immensely.|
Medium range. Always detects camo.
Yes (Tier 3 Super Monkey Lair)
|Spike Factory||Yes||No (see notes)||
Shortish range. In BTD5, this counts as camo detection, but in BTD6, it currently doesn't count as camo detection despite Spike Factory always popping camo bloons.
|Monkey Village||Yes (x/2)||Yes (x/2/x)||
Medium-large range. Despite not attacking at all until you purchase High Energy Beacon on BTD5 or Primary Expertise on BTD6, the Sub will always attack bloons in range of the village with Advanced Intel.
In BTD5, all towers except the Banana Farm are able to add to Advanced Intel. In BTD6, however, the Banana Farm now counts as Advanced Intel range. It will not count as camo detection range, however.
|Quincy||N/A||Yes(Level 5)||Medium-large range. Quincy's Level 5 upgrade allows Monkey Subs to also detect Camo Bloons in his radius.|
|Gwendolin||N/A||No||Medium range. Despite her abilities popping camo bloons, the Sub can't pop Camos near her unless a Radar Village is bought near either the Sub or Gwendolin.|
|Striker Jones||N/A||No||Large range, but cannot pop Camo Bloons unless a Radar Village is bought near Jones.|
|Obyn Greenfoot||N/A||No||Medium range. His Level 4 totems can grant an extra range boost if placed near the edge of his attack range.|
Short range. Before 9.0 it allowed Sub to detect Camo while also slowing bloons nearby. Now it only provides a boost against non-Camo bloons unless further support is bought.
|Captain Churchill||N/A||Yes(Level 6)||Large range. Very effective camo detection range if Churchill reaches Level 6.|
|Mortar Monkey||Yes (x/3)||Yes (x/x/3)||Tiny Advanced Intel range, despite the Mortar being able to target on a select target on the screen. Not recommended as Advanced Intel range. In BTD6, however, an update increased its range to match a 0-0-0 Dart Monkey's to better work with Advanced Intel.|
|Dartling Gun / Dartling Gunner||Yes||Yes||Tiny Advanced Intel range, despite the Dartling being able to target anywhere on the screen. Not recommended as Advanced Intel range. In BTD6, the Dartling Gunner grants camo detection range even without the x/1/x upgrade.|
|Bloonchipper||No||N/A||Medium range. Cannot grant camo detection range unless granted camo detection.|
|Monkey Farmer||No||N/A||In BTD5, the Monkey Farmer's large range counted as Advanced Intel range, being a very cheap and effective source for range. However, in BTD6 it no longer counts as a range boost to the Sub.|
|Ezili||N/A||Yes||Medium range. Ezili always detects camo from the start, making her an alternate viable option over the Ninja, since she automatically levels up.|
|Ezili's Sacrifice Totem||N/A||Yes||Huge effect range. Not only it can give camo to all towers, it can also grant Subs outside the totem's range camo detection while camo bloons are near it.|
|Pat Fusty||N/A||No||Small range. Not recommended as Advanced Intel range.|
|Adora||N/A||No||Large range. Even further with Long Arm of Light. Cannot detect camo without support.|
|Admiral Brickell||N/A||Yes (Level 7+)||Moderate range. Gains extra range as she levels up. If she buffs with Naval Tactics, nearby water towers will benefit, potentially counting as camo detection if she is Level 8+, and also makes nearby Advanced Intel Subs temporarily count all intel range as camo range.|
|Etienne||N/A||Yes (Level 5+)||Large range. At Level 8+, all towers gain camo detection, rendering Camo Bloons useless.|
|Robo Farmer||No||N/A||Tiny Advanced Intel range, despite the Robo Farmer being able to collect all bananas on the screen. Not recommended as Advanced Intel range.
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Version History (BTD6)[edit | edit source]
- Advanced Intel has more range (50 --> 52)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- If you put a Heli Pilot on Pursuit Mode, the Sub will have infinite range (BTD5 only).
- Placing a Dartling Gun on the map will NOT provide unlimited range and camo detection for all Monkey Subs with Advanced Intel, regardless of where the cursor is currently pointing. This also applies to Sniper Monkeys, Mortar Monkeys and Aircraft Carriers. However, Advanced Intel Subs can detect camos and shoot within the towers' own given radius.
- Advanced Intel Subs do not shoot within Banana Farms' radius as they do not attack. They can, however, shoot within any Monkey Villages' radius (since they do attack with High Energy Beacon).