|“||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.
Apache Dartship is usually used as a stepping stone up to the extremely power Apache Prime. It usually will solo midgame but it is good to be wary since it begins to lose traction following Round 60. It is very important to manage support and costs so you can afford Apache Prime in time as the Dartship tends to grow weaker nearing the 80s.
Update History (BTD6)Edit
Cost decreased ($20,000 → $15,000)
Cost increased ($15,000 → $19,500)
Rocket damage increased (1 → 2)
Machine gun fire rate increased by 25%
Cost increased ($19,500 → $19,600)
- 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.