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"Blade Shooter" redirects here. For the BTD3-BTD5 counterpart, see Blade Shooter (BTD3-BTD5).
Switches tacks for sharp blades that can pop up to 5 additional Bloons.
~ In-game Description

Blade Shooter is the 3rd upgrade of Path 2 for the Tack Shooter in Bloons TD 6. Shooting large circular saw blades instead of tacks, each blade has extra +4 pierce pierce popping up to 6 bloons (due to +1 pierce from Super Range Tacks), attacks +18% faster (from every 1.4s to every 1.19s with 0-3-x), and covers larger surface area (from ~1 to ~3).

It costs $465 on Easy, $550 on Medium, $595 on Hard, and $660 on Impoppable.


The Blade Shooter's emblem replaces its tack emblem with a blade, the Tack cannons are replaced with Blades sticking out and the tower is blue instead of pink, unlike earlier games.

Full Popology[]


The following is a list of statistics of a Tack Shooter with Blade Shooter. It includes its base statistics and all associated crosspathing interactions. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base stats
  • Blades:
    • Projectile, sharp type, detects partial hitbox, 8 per shot, 31 range, 1.19s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 6 pierce.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 1-3-0:
    • Attacks faster, 0.8925s (-25%) instead of 1.19s.
  • 2-3-0:
    • Attacks even faster, 0.5355 (-40%) instead of 0.8925s from the previous 1-3-0.
  • 0-3-1:
    • Fires 10 blades per volley instead of 8.
  • 0-3-2:
    • Fires 12 blades per volley instead of 10.

Damage Types[]

See also: Damage Types/Bloons TD 6/Primary

The following are a list of wiki-written damage types associated by a Tack Shooter with Blade Shooter. These damage type statistics include how it attacks and how these attacks would affect bloons. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base attack(s)
  • Blades:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Orbital Spray (spray of 8) Orbital Spray x8
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack



Blade Shooter gains a high amount of pierce for its cost, especially compared to BTD5, making a Blade Shooter in BTD6 useful against grouped bloons in the earlier rounds. The downside is that a Blade Shooter still has low range, but placing it along a corner should maximize its pierce. Its high pierce potential in the early-game makes it popular in Race Events, especially those that enable Blade Maelstrom.


  • 2-3-0 Blade Shooter is more effective for the extra attack speed. 0-3-2 Blade Shooter shoots more blades, but it loses out on just over double attack speed from the Path 1 upgrades.

Version History[]

Blade Shooter has been buffed slightly.

  • Buff Blade Shooter now has more pierce (5 → 6)
  • Buff Attack speed increased (1.36s → 1.19s), as a result of base Tack Shooter attack speed buff


Official artwork[]



  • One non-crosspathed Blade Shooter in BTD6 placed in Medium Difficulty costs $215 less than a non-crosspathed Blade Shooter in BTD5 placed on Medium Difficulty. This is due to the Blade Shooter upgrade costing $130 less, the Super Range Tacks upgrade costing $5 less, and the base Tack Shooter upgrade costing $80 less.
  • The slightly increased attack speed of a BTD6 Blade Shooter could be a small nod to the BTD3 Blade Shooter, whose previous upgrade Faster Shooting involves faster attack speed.
    • Unlike its Bloons TD 5 counterpart, this upgrade changes the color of the tower from pink to blue instead of retaining the pink color.