For the BTD5 counterpart, see Apache Dartship (BTD5).
Adds a large missile array and powerful machine guns.
~ BTD6 description


Apache Dartship is the fourth upgrade of Path 1 for the Heli Pilot in BTD6. In BTD6, this upgrade adds four homing missiles with infinite range and a powerful machine gun for the upgraded helicopter. The regular Quad Darts attack is retained. The machine gun darts have 1 damage, 5 pierce and are fired every 0.05 seconds. The 4 rockets have 2 damage and 40 pierce and are fired every 1.0 seconds.

It costs $16,660 on Easy, $19,600 on Medium, $21,170 on Hard, and $23,520 on Impoppable.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Apache Dartship is usually used as a stepping stone up to the extremely powerful Apache Prime. The 4-0-2 Dartship will usually solo midgame until round 81 on single path maps with the help of a 2-2-0 village. It is very important to manage support and costs so you can afford Apache Prime before round 81 as the Dartship tends to struggle against super ceramics.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The 4-0-2 Apache Dartship generally is better than the 4-2-0 Apache Dartship due to the increased attack speed.
  • Although it is decently powerful even when set on Pursuit, it will be a lot more effective if you manually move the Apache, so as to control directions for all its attacks on especially harder mid-game rounds.

Update History (BTD6)[edit | edit source]

4.0.0

Buff.png Cost decreased ($20,000 → $15,000)

8.0

Nerf.png Cost increased ($15,000 → $19,500)

Buff.png Rocket damage increased (1 → 2)

Buff.png Machine gun fire rate increased by 25%

9.0

Nerf.png Cost increased ($19,500 → $19,600)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This upgrade is somewhat similar to the Spectre, as both shoot some type of explosives and darts.
  • The Apache Dartship is a reference to the AH-64 Apache, a military helicopter which is still in use today.
  • Apache Dartship's missiles have infinite range, unlike the dart attacks.
  • Prior to Version 8.0, Apache Dartship was often used to easily beat Deflation. However, it was rebalanced that update to deal more damage, but at a higher cost. Soon after, a strategy involving Monkey Knowledge and Village discounting was developed, allowing for an Apache to still be purchased with only $55 left. This was fixed in version 9.0 with a $100 price increase.
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