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