"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.
~ BTD6 description

Blade Shooter is the 3rd upgrade of Path 2 for the Tack Shooter in BTD6. Shooting circular saw blades instead of tacks, each blade pops 6 bloons per shot instead of 2 (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.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Blade Shooter's emblem replaces its tack emblem with a blade. The tower is blue instead of pink, unlike earlier games.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Initial release (1.0.1)


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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