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Fill the area with Bloon shredding plasma juggernaut balls, leaving nothing behind...
~ In-game description

Apex Plasma Master is the Paragon upgrade of the Dart Monkey that was added to Bloons TD 6 in Version 27.0. Combining major features from the Ultra-Juggernaut, Plasma Monkey Fan Club, and Crossbow Master, the Apex Plasma Master shoots three (four with 4And4Icon 4 And 4 Monkey Knowledge) plasma Ultra-Juggernaut balls that deal enormous damage to all bloon types (including camo), with extra damage to Boss Bloons and Ceramic Bloons.

The "degree" of strength of the Apex Plasma Master ranges from 1-100 and is determined by total cost, pop count, tier 5 upgrades, and non-tier 5 upgrades of all Dart Monkeys sacrificed as explained here. The Apex Plasma Master can only receive the Glaive Dominus buff, and none other from external sources (aside from bloon debuffing status effects such as the "Cripple MOAB" or "Super Brittle" debuff, and the Monkey Knowledge Paragon of Power). Additionally, the Apex Plasma Master is unobtainable in Sandbox Mode until it has been purchased in a real game, but can always be created in Challenge Editor.

Upgrading into this Paragon costs $127,500 on Easy, $150,000 on Medium, $162,000 on Hard, and $180,000 on Impoppable. To max out on manual cash sacrifices starting from v39.0, the player must spend at least another $382,500 on Easy, $450,000 on Medium, $486,000 on Hard, and $540,000 on Impoppable; before v39.0, the max cash sacrifices was $250,000. With the cash slider, these costs increase to $401,625 on Easy, $472,500 on Medium, $510,300 on Hard, and $567,000 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Overview[]

APM T5 Dart

Apex Plasma Master and all three Tier 5 Dart Monkeys

The Apex Plasma Master is a hooded monkey who operates an orange, high-tech ballista to rapidly fire three plasmified Ultra-Juggernaut balls. Each of these balls split into six smaller Juggernaut balls that all bounce off objects. The barrel of the weapon is electrified with purple plasma and stands on four legs in spider formation which can turn independently of the turret. There are red and blue conduits running from the base motor to the head backside of the operator, presumably to be directly controlled by the high-tech targeting system implanted into the operator's eyes. The Apex Plasma Master looks to the side as part of its idle animation, and the ballista will tap its feet during attack.

Every 20 degrees, the Apex Plasma Master's gains a more tactical appearance, with hood stripes, bionic arms, and spikes being added.

Like other Paragons, all of these visual elements are taken from the constituent tier 5 towers: The Crossbow Master's hood and crossbow, the Plasma Monkey Fan Club's cybernetic goggles and plasmatic aura, and the Ultra-Juggernaut's spiked balls. Likewise, the name "Apex Plasma Master" is derived from its constituents. "Plasma Monkey Fan Club" contributes the "Plasma" and the "Master" comes from "Crossbow Master". There is no clear relationship to "Ultra-Juggernaut" other than "Apex" potentially being a loose synonym for "Ultra".

Targeting Priorities[]

Apex Plasma Master targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots a straight movement projectile.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

Despite being able to detect Camo Bloons naturally, Apex Plasma Master does not have the Camo Prioritization targeting priority.

Monkey Knowledge Interactions[]

The following Monkey Knowledge Points directly affect the Apex Plasma Master:

  • IncreasedLifespanIcon Increased Lifespan: Projectiles shot from Dart Monkey have increased lifespan.
    • ? seconds → ? seconds.
  • ExtraDartsPopIcon Extra Dart Pops: Increase projectile pierce by 1.
    • 200 pierce → 201 pierce
  • 4And4Icon 4 And 4: Apex Plasma Master gets 4 balls every 4th shot.
  • ForceVsForceIcon Force vs Force: Apex Plasma Master does +2 damage per shot to MOAB-Class Bloons.
  • MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross: Allows for the purchase of two Crossbow Masters on the same map.
  • BetterSellDealsIcon Better Sell Deals: All Monkeys sell for 5% more.
    • Increases sell potency from 70% to 75%.
  • VeteranMonkeyTrainingIcon Veteran Monkey Training: All Monkeys reload time reduced by 3%.
  • ParagonOfPowerIcon Paragon of Power: Any paragon will gain a large boost to its attack speed so long as you have no T5s of the same tower type placed

The following Monkey Knowledge Points do affect Apex Plasma Master, but only indirectly:

Creation[]

The Apex Plasma Master can be created by having one of each Tier 5 Dart Monkey on screen, at which point, the upgrade icon for the Apex Plasma Master will become available on any of the Tier 5 Dart Monkeys. Purchasing the upgrade will change the selected Dart Monkey into the Apex Plasma Master, while sacrificing every other Dart Monkey on screen (including those belonging to co-op players). Only one Apex Plasma Master may exist at a time, even in co-op.

Paragon Power[]

The degree of the Apex Plasma Master depends on a hidden value known as "power", which itself depends on the amount of tier 5 upgrades, non-tier 5 upgrades, cash, and pops of sacrificed Dart Monkeys, as well as any Paragon Power Totems on the map. In addition to cosmetic changes every 20 degrees, a higher degree will elevate the damage output of the Apex Plasma Master. Power is calculated as follows:

  • Each Tier 5 Dart Monkey will contribute 6,000 power for a maximum of 50,000 power (9 Tier 5 upgrades). Excludes the first three Tier 5 Dart Monkeys.
    • The extra Crossbow Master from Master Double Cross contributes a tier 5 upgrade to this parameter.
  • Each non-Tier 5 Dart Monkey upgrade will contribute 100 power for a maximum of 10,000 power (100 non-Tier 5 upgrades). Excludes the first three Tier 5 Dart Monkeys.
  • Every $6.375 / $7.5 / $8.1 / $9 spent on sacrificed Dart Monkeys will contribute 1 power for a maximum of 60,000 power ($382,500 / $450,000 / $486,000 / $540,000 spent). Excludes the three cheapest Tier 5 Dart Monkeys.
    • Alternatively, cash can be injected into the Paragon directly with 5% reduced efficiency.
  • Every 180 pops achieved by sacrificed Dart Monkeys will contribute 1 power for a maximum of 90,000 power (16,200,000 pops). [1] Includes the first three Tier 5 Dart Monkeys.
    • Round 132 is the first round where the game's cumulative RBE exceeds this threshold. Waiting until round 136 before upgrading to Apex Plasma Master should provide enough buffer to achieve the 16,200,000 pops, assuming Dart Monkeys are responsible for 80% of all pops until that point. These rounds will be earlier on Double HP MOABs or Boss Events due to the increased RBE from Boss Bloons and MOABs, so it is always best to confirm by calculating manually.
  • Each Paragon Power Totem contributes an additional 2,000 power, with no limit.

Assuming no Paragon Power Totems, a maximum of 160,000 power is obtainable in single-player (166,000 if using the Master Double Cross MK), and 210,000 power is achievable in co-op, though only up to 200,000 power is actually used.

Degree roughly scales with the natural logarithm of power, so there is no unique set of upgrades, prices, etc. that will place the Paragon at a certain degree. In addition, the attack speed, pierce, damage, specialized damage, and boss damage each scale differently with the degree.

Statistics[]

The approximate power requirements for the 20 degree increments are listed, alongside the associated damage statistics and some general guidelines on which sacrificial investments to make.

All Degrees[]

  • 1 Ultra Juggernaut, 1 Plasma Monkey Fan Club, 1 Crossbow Master needed
  • 85 range
  • Same footprint as a Dart Monkey
  • Fires 3 Juggernaut Balls dealing Normal damage with camo detection. Each ball will split into 6 Mini Juggernaut balls; once at half pierce, and once when pierce runs out. These small balls have the same hitbox and damage as the large balls.
    • The main projectile will explode upon hitting the edge of the screen.

Degree 1 (Base)[]

  • 0 Power needed
  • Fires every 0.4s
  • 200 pierce and 15 damage
  • 105 Ceramic damage, 95 Boss damage, 190 Elite Boss damage
    • 185 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 370 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 20[]

  • At least 11,032 Power needed
  • Buying 22 0-2-2 Dart Monkeys achieves Degree 20 on all difficulties.
    • If using only the cash slider, spending a total of ~1.6x the Paragon's base cost should comfortably get Degree 20 on all difficulties.
  • Fires roughly every 0.3058s
  • 257 pierce and 18.85 damage
  • 125.95 Ceramic damage, 142.5625 Boss damage, 285.125 Elite Boss damage
    • 276.4375 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 552.875 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 22[]

  • At least 12,518 Power needed
  • The base Degree for using the extra Crossbow Master from Master Double Cross.
  • Fires roughly every 0.3021s
  • 263 pierce and 20.15 damage
  • 129.05 Ceramic damage, 146.1875 Boss damage, 292.375 Elite Boss damage
    • 282.3125 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 564.625 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 40[]

  • At least 31,360 Power needed
  • Buying 19 (11 with Master Double Cross) 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys achieves Degree 40 on all difficulties.
    • If using only the cash slider, spending a total of ~2.7x the Paragon's base cost should comfortably get Degree 40 on all difficulties.
  • Fires roughly every 0.2775s
  • 317 pierce and 23.85 damage
  • 148.95 Ceramic damage, 202.575 Boss damage, 405.15 Elite Boss damage
    • 390.225 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 780.45 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 60[]

  • At least 66,387 Power needed
  • Buying 49 (38 with Master Double Cross) 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys achieves Degree 60 on all difficulties.
    • Use the cash slider to make up the cost for any missing non-tier 5 Dart Monkeys, as long as you have 100 non-tier 5 Dart Monkey upgrades.
  • Fires roughly every 0.2592s
  • 377 pierce and 28.85 damage
  • 171.95 Ceramic damage, 273.0875 Boss damage, 546.175 Elite Boss damage
    • 523.5125 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 1,047.025 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 80[]

  • At least 120,115 Power needed
  • Buying 52 (46 with Master Double Cross) 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys and achieving 9,020,700 combined pops across all Dart Monkeys achieves Degree 80 on all difficulties.
    • Use the cash slider to make up the cost for any missing non-tier 5 Dart Monkeys, as long as you have 100 non-tier 5 Dart Monkey upgrades.
  • Fires roughly every 0.2456s
  • 437 pierce and 33.85 damage
  • 194.95 Ceramic damage, 354.1 Boss damage, 708.2 Elite Boss damage
    • 676.3 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 1,352.6 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 92 (Single Player Max w/o Geraldo)[]

  • At least 162,991 Power needed
  • Buying 46 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys along with an extra Crossbow Master and achieving 16,200,000 combined pops across all Dart Monkeys achieves Degree 92 on all difficulties.
    • Use the cash slider to make up the cost for any missing non-tier 5 Dart Monkeys, as long as you have 100 non-tier 5 Dart Monkey upgrades.
  • Fires roughly every 0.2389s
  • 473 pierce and 37.65 damage
  • 209.55 Ceramic damage, 380.9 Boss damage, 761.8 Elite Boss damage
    • 724.7 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 1,449.4 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Degree 100 (Max)[]

  • 200,000 Power needed
  • Buying 52 (46 with Master Double Cross) 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys along with either 9 tier 5 Dart Monkeys (only possible on co-op), 20 Paragon Power Totems, or a mix of the two, and achieving 16,200,000 combined pops across all Dart Monkeys achieves Degree 100 on all difficulties.
    • Use the cash slider to make up the cost for any missing non-tier 5 Dart Monkeys, as long as you have 100 non-tier 5 Dart Monkey upgrades.
    • While creating a Degree 100 Paragon in co-op usually requires 4 players, it is possible to create a Degree 100 Apex Plasma Master with just 3 players if all players have MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross enabled.
  • Fires roughly every 0.2348s
  • 500 pierce and 40 damage
  • 220 Ceramic damage, 450 Boss damage, 900 Elite Boss damage
    • 855 Shielded Dreadbloon damage, 1,710 Elite Shielded Dreadbloon damage

Troubleshooting[]

See Paragons#Troubleshooting

Costs[]

Like all Paragons, which are able to sacrifice other towers, Apex Plasma Master has a complex set of costs.

Data updated as of Version 43.x.

Quick Reference Costs[]

Assumes normal undiscounted costs of each tower.

Without MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross:

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Vanilla $210,510 $245,665 $267,470 $297,205
Cheapest Degree 20 $225,030 $262,825 $285,950 $317,885
Cheapest Degree 40 $351,775 $411,915 $446,925 $496,800
Cheapest Degree 60 $574,825 $674,415 $730,275 $811,950
Maximum Sacrifices $597,130 $700,665 $758,610 $843,465

With MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross:

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Vanilla+ $233,130 $270,280 $296,210 $329,145
Cheapest Degree 40 $314,915 $366,530 $400,105 $444,700
Cheapest Degree 60 $515,660 $602,780 $655,120 $728,335
Maximum Sacrifices $575,140 $672,780 $730,680 $812,375

Combos written for the above table:

  • Vanilla: The cheapest Apex Plasma Master at raw cost, using only 5-0-0, 0-5-0, and 0-0-5.
    • Vanilla+: Uses vanilla costs plus the extra Crossbow Master from MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross. Guarantees at least degree 22, assuming no discounts.
  • Cheapest Degree 20: The cheapest way to acquire a Degree 20 Apex Plasma Master without MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross. Uses 22x 0-2-2 Dart Monkeys.
    • If all of the base Dart Monkeys are free (from Monkey City), add 2 more 0-2-2 Dart Monkeys.
    • If using this method with Monkey Knowledge, account for ComeOnEverybodyIcon Come On Everybody! and purchase the tier 5s first.
  • Cheapest Degree 40: The cheapest way to acquire a Degree 40 Apex Plasma Master. Uses 19x 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys, or 11x with MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross.
    • If all of the base Dart Monkeys are free (from Monkey City), add 1 more 2-4-0 Dart Monkey.
    • If using this method with Monkey Knowledge, account for ComeOnEverybodyIcon Come On Everybody! and purchase the tier 5s first.
  • Cheapest Degree 60: The cheapest way to acquire a Degree 60 Apex Plasma Master. Uses 49x 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys, or 38x with MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross.
    • If using this method with Monkey Knowledge, account for ComeOnEverybodyIcon Come On Everybody! and purchase the tier 5s first.
  • Maximum Sacrifices: Fully covers non-pop count, non-T5 sacrifices for Apex Plasma Master without the cash slider. Uses 52x 2-4-0 Dart Monkeys, or 46x with MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross.

Cost Formula[]

Lists all three unique Tier 5 upgrades without crosspathing, as well as all possible Tier 4 upgrades without crosspathing, and all T1-T2 upgrades collected together for each path. Use the table below to start evaluating into the equation further down. The costs for each entity are listed with their prices on all four game modes (Easy, Medium, Hard, Impoppable), along with the power contribution next to each price value. The three cheapest Tier 5 Dart Monkeys do not contribute power to the cash requirement.

Whole Tower Purchase Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
5-0-0 Total $15,010 (2,354.51) $17,660 (2,354.667) $19,070 (2,354.321) $21,195 (2,355)
0-5-0 Total $45,380 (7,118.431) $53,390 (7,118.667) $57,660 (7,118.519) $64,070 (7,118.889)
0-0-5 Total $20,920 (3,281.569) $24,615 (3,282) $26,580 (3,281.481) $29,540 (3,282.222)
Whole Tower Purchase Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
4-0-0 Total $2,260 (354.51) $2,660 (354.667) $2,870 (354.321) $3,195 (355)
0-4-0 Total $7,130 (1,118.431) $8,390 (1,118.667) $9,060 (1,118.519) $10,070 (1,118.889)
0-0-4 Total $2,645 (414.902) $3,115 (415.333) $3,360 (414.815) $3,740 (415.555)
T1+T2 Purchase Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
2-0-0 T1-T2 $305 (47.843) $360 (48) $385 (47.531) $435 (48.333)
0-2-0 T1-T2 $245 (38.413) $290 (38.667) $315 (38.889) $350 (38.889)
0-0-2 T1-T2 $245 (38.413) $290 (38.667) $310 (38.272) $350 (38.889)

Where T(x,y,z) and C(x, y, z) are functions with three parameters corresponding to tier numbers, S1 and similar are the number of Tier 4 upgrades of each path, and L1 and similar are the sums of Tier 2 crosspaths from each of the Tier 4 upgrades:

T(5,0,0) + T(0,5,0) + T(0,0,5) + S1 * T(4,0,0) + S2 * T(0,4,0) + S3 * T(0,0,4) + L1 * C(2,0,0) + L2 * C(0,2,0) + L3 * C(0,0,2)

Substitute each of these functions with the respective tower costs (e.g. Ultra-Juggernaut → T(5,0,0) → $17,660 if Medium prices are used). Use Wolfram Alpha or similar to plonk in specific combinations.

Cash Sacrifices[]

  • Cash : Power: Ratio of cash required to gain 1 power. Maximum power gained from cash sacrifices is 60,000 power.
  • Max Manual Sacrifices: Maximum amount of cash required to max out power via cash sacrifices by only using placed towers, irrespective of possibility in practice.
  • Max Slider Sacrifices: Maximum amount of cash required to max out power via cash sacrifices by only using the cash slider.
Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Cash : Power Manual:
$6.375
Slider:
$6.69375
Manual:
$7.5
Slider:
$7.875
Manual:
$8.1
Slider:
$8.505
Manual:
$9
Slider:
$9.45
Max Manual Sacrifices $382,500 $450,000 $486,000 $540,000
Max Slider Sacrifices $401,625 $472,500 $510,300 $567,000

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Apex Plasma Master combines the attacks of the Ultra Juggernaut, Plasma Monkey Fan Club and Crossbow Master to fire large, exploding, plasma Juggernaut balls at a very high rate and long range. In conjunction with the splitting and rebounding nature of these projectiles, the Apex Plasma Master excels in dealing massive damage to bloons when obstacles are present. As the cheapest paragon, the Apex Plasma Master is often used as a cheap solution to Tier 2 bosses, though it faces competition for this role with the Glaive Dominus. However, on certain maps, the Apex Plasma Master can be strong enough to beat Tier 5 Elite Bosses by itself.

Tips[]

  • The highest possible degree of Apex Plasma Master that can be reached in a single player game without using Geraldo is degree 92, regardless of the number of pops or money spent. The only way to reach a degree 100 Apex Plasma Master is through co-op games, where multiple Tier 5 dart monkeys can be placed and sacrificed - unless using 4 or more Paragon Power Totems from Geraldo.
  • The most cost efficient way to get more degrees from upgrades is to use 0-2-2 Dart Monkeys, as they are the cheapest way to get extra upgrades for higher Paragon degrees. Cost is only a factor when MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross is not available.
  • The best way to farm pops for a high degree Apex Plasma Master is with Plasma Monkey Fan Club and debuffs.
  • For Ranked Boss Bloon Events, the Apex Plasma Master is usually outclassed by the Glaive Dominus for Timed Bosses, though it does have a niche on certain maps or against certain bosses. However, it can be useful on Least Cash and Least Tiers runs thanks its relatively cheap price for a Paragon.
  • One of Apex Plasma Master's more notable uses is for Dreadbloon once its primary layer is gone, as the juggernaut balls have bonus damage against Dreadbloon's ceramic layer.
  • To get the $450,000 on Medium valuation of manual sacrifices for Apex Plasma Master, one must spend roughly 48.64 worth of 2-4-0 Super Monkey Fan Clubs. Most maps should support the placement of this many Darts. On maps with not so much space, or if the player has not much time, spending on the cash slider to fill the remaining cost sacrifice amounts is worth the effort.

Favorable Maps[]

Once a map has obstacle placements that enable its juggernaut balls to bounce, the Apex Plasma Master quickly outpaces the Glaive Dominus (and potentially even more expensive Paragons) in terms of DPS. Below is a list of favorable maps where ricochet can be maximized:

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

Apex Plasma Master upon first release was seen as a meta Paragon for being the cheapest Paragon that also does the most damage. However, after Version 33.0 nerfed Apex Plasma Master's attack speed, is has become much weaker as a general use Paragon and further restricts its maximum potential to favor maps with plenty of obstacles, while Glaive Dominus only received buffs to be competitive for the same price point. In terms of the Degree 30 Dart Paragon vs Degree 20 Boomer Paragon, Apex Plasma Master is now outclassed in open maps compared with the Dominus, but will outpace the Dominus on maps with obstacles near the entrance, or against Vortex. That being said, if it is possible to acquire a Degree 40 Dart Paragon with at least 244,800 pops or 1 Paragon Power Totem, it can be competitive with the Degree 20 Dominus even on open maps.

v36.0 allows the Dominus to buff the Apex Plasma Master's attack speed by +11.1%, making using both of them at the same time more appealing in later tiers.

v39.0 introduced a rework for how the paragon system works in obtaining higher degrees. To help compensate for this, Apex Plasma Master received a rework of its own.

27.0
  • Released
28.0
  • BUFF Fixed Degrees 1-19 to deal bonus damage to elite bosses
  • Change The Apex Plasma Master has had a slight performance change to improve bit rate issues when streaming. This will not change power in any way
32.0
  • Change Optimizations made to Apex Plasma Master lightning effects
  • BUFF Resolved some inconsistency in Paragon degree results related to the Master Double Cross MK
33.0
[...] Apex Plasma Master excels generally for the cheapest paragon & how easy it is to start scaling early degrees so is seeing a rate decrease.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF Apex Plasma Master attack cooldown increased (0.3s → 0.35s)
36.0
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master can receive Glaive Dominus' attack speed cooldown buff
38.0
[...] Given the shift to more use in Boomerang Paragon with recent buffs making it more desirable we are again swapping the prices on these 2 paragons around.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master price reduced $350,000 → $325,000
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master now benefits from 4And4Icon 4 And 4
39.0
Dart Monkey is intended to be the ‘Cheapest’ somewhat entry level Paragon so being locked behind a $300k+ price tag meant that all other paragons would have to be higher than that as well - while we’re not too drastically lowering all paragons this update the new lower floor on paragon costs will allow for much more leeway in design going forward. We lowered the power somewhat to justify this new price however not that much as it was one of the more heavily nerfed in power from the bug fix as well, in addition to this now that the Ceramic Bonus is scaling properly, we wanted to increase the value of this bonus far more to really bring out that Juggernaut bonus against Dreadbloon+.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master price reduced ($325,000 → $150,000)
  • NERF Apex Plasma Master base damage reduced (20 → 15)
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master base bonus Ceramic damage increased (+30 → +75)
  • NERF Apex Plasma Master base attack cooldown increased (0.35s → 0.4s)
  • NERF Apex Plasma Master's Master Double Cross benefit alone no longer counts as the maximum quantity of Dart Monkey cash sacrifices
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master's Ceramic damage bonuses now properly scales with Paragon degrees
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master cash sacrifice per power decreased in all game difficulties
    • BUFF Easy: $25 → $6.375
    • BUFF Medium: $25 → $7.5
    • BUFF Hard: $25 → $8.1
    • BUFF Impoppable: $25 → $9
  • NERF Apex Plasma Master is no longer affected by the bonus sellback benefit from Favored Trades or Navarch of the Seas.
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master can now accept a cash slider to fill additional cost sacrifices for a 5% price markup
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master bonus Boss damage multiplier per 20 degrees increased (20% → 25%)
40.0
We bumped up the ceramic a lot along with the paragon rework to highlight Juggernaut path and keep something of a Dreadbloon niche due to the multiple tower category requirement, upon review of this in practice we want to start off bumping that amount up even more.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Apex Plasma Master bonus damage to ceramic increased (+75 → +90)

Bugs[]

Current
Level 30 apex bug

Level 30 Apex Plasma from all T5's plus extra Crossbow Master, no pops gathered. Extra Dart Monkeys for proof of 4 tower max

  • None (so far)
Patched
  • [27.0] If the player had the MasterDoubleCrossIcon Master Double Cross MK enabled and had four Tier 5 Dart Monkeys, when buying the Apex Plasma Master upgrade, it would only gain the extra 10,000 Power boost from fulfilling the 250k cash power cap if bought on the same round as all tier 5 Dart Monkeys and on the last one placed. This was a bug until Version 31.2. Fixed in Version 32.0.
    • Before 32.0, the Power boost was considered a bug. However, it was made clear it was intended behavior, being fixed so that the order of operations of purchases no longer matters.
    • This has been fixed yet again in Version 39.0, now actually only considered as a Tier 5.

Teasers[]

DartParagonTwitterTeaser

The Dart Monkey Paragon (Apex Plasma Master), as teased on Social Media.

Ninja Kiwi teased the release of Paragons on their Twitter page. In the build up towards revealing the concept of Paragons, Ninja Kiwi first teased the Dart Monkey Paragon on another Twitter post on July 9th 2021. The Boomerang Monkey Paragon was later teased in another Twitter post.

The Apex Plasma Master and Glaive Dominus were both released on Version 27.0, being the first two Paragons to be released. Both of their respective names were revealed upon the release of the aforementioned update.


Quotes[]

Paragon status granted to Dart Monkey and Boomerang Monkey, unleashing the might of the Apex Plasma Master and the Glaive Dominus!
~ Version 27.0 patch notes

Gallery[]

Apex Plasma Masters[]

Official Artwork[]

Animations[]

Videos[]

Other languages[]

Language Name Meaning
English Apex Plasma Master
German Apex Plasma Meister Apex Plasma Master
Polish Małpi plazmowy mistrz Monkey Plasma Master
Portuguese Mestre Apex do Plasma Plasma Apex Master
Spanish Maestro Superior del Plasma Upper Master of Plasma


Trivia[]

  • Apex Plasma Master shares a similar design and method of attack with Juggernaut Max.
  • All of Apex Plasma Master's projectiles benefit from the +2 MOAB-Class Bloon damage of the ForceVsForceIcon Force vs Force monkey knowledge for Juggernauts.
  • v39.0 makes the Apex Plasma Master the cheapest Paragon in the game with a price tag of $150,000.

References[]

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