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Bigger, more powerful magic blasts pop through 2 layers of Bloon.
~ In-game description

Arcane Blast is the second upgrade of Path 1 for the Wizard Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It increases projectile size of the Wizard Monkey's magic bolts, and it allows them to pop through 2 layers per shot. This upgrade does not increase damage of any other attacks.

This upgrade costs $380 on Easy, $450 on Medium, $485 on Hard, and $540 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Appearance[]

The Wizard receives a blue wide-brimmed wizard hat. As a crosspath, this converts the clothing of most Wizards into a blue color, although for Shimmer and Necromancer their clothing become more purple, in addition to yellow plackets and cuffs from Guided Magic.

Mechanics[]

TBA

Targeting Priorities[]

TBA

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (2-X-X) $380 $450 $485 $540 -
Total (2-0-0) $825 $975 $1,050 $1,170 $578 $683 $735 $819
Crosspath (2-1-0) $1,080 $1,275 $1,375 $1,530 $756 $893 $963 $1,071
Crosspath (2-2-0) $1,885 $2,225 $2,400 $2,670 $1,320 $1,558 $1,680 $1,869
Crosspath (2-0-1) $1,080 $1,275 $1,375 $1,530 $756 $893 $963 $1,071
Crosspath (2-0-2) $1,335 $1,575 $1,700 $1,890 $935 $1,103 $1,190 $1,323

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: MagicTricksIcon.png Magic Tricks, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Mainly a source of extra damage for the bolt attack. It currently does not possess any special crosspathing interactions whatsoever, so it will be useless in combination with most higher-level upgrades other than simply going for Arcane Mastery and above.

Tips[]

  • This upgrade is helpful when paired with Intense Magic for the significantly increased pierce.
  • 2-0-1 Wizard can make early-game considerably easier.
  • This upgrade is a good stepping stone to higher Path 1 upgrades (Arcane Mastery, Arcane Spike, and Archmage), as it can pop decently.

Version History[]

Until Version 31.0, which reduced its base price, the only buff was inheriting base Wizard buffs.

21.0
  • Buff Main bolt has more pierce (2 → 3, from base Wizard buff).
31.0
Arcane Blast's benefit to the base tower is quite small for the price and also doesn't carry on well as a crosspath to the other T3s since they add new attacks instead of buffing the base attack, the price has been reduced to add a little more value here [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff Arcane Blast price reduced ($600 --> $450)

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