For the BTD5 counterpart, see Cannon Ship (BTD5).
Adds a powerful cannon that shoots out powerful bombs.
~ BTD6 descripton

Cannon Ship is the third upgrade of Path 2 for the Monkey Buccaneer in BTD6. It is a returning upgrade from BTD5. Alongside burning grapes (from the Hot Shot upgrade), it adds a powerful independent cannonball attack that shoots exploding frag bombs, dealing one damage and pops up to 28 bloons per shot. Each explosion produces 8 fragments that deal 1 damage each, and fragment pops up to 1 bloon each. Unlike BTD5, the Cannon Ship does not have automatic camo detection because Crow's Nest is now a Path 3 upgrade.

This upgrade costs $765 on Easy, $900 on Medium, $970 on Hard, and $1,080 on Impoppable.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Cannon Ship is a low-price upgrade for the Monkey Buccaneer designed primarily for adding extra bloon popping power. It is normally bought as a stepping stone towards Monkey Pirates, but it has one specific niche in Race Events in the form of a 2-3-0 Cannon Ship as a source of extra popping power from a 0-1-0 Buccaneer.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Unless there are Camo Bloons, use the 2-3-0 crosspath over the 0-3-2 upgrade for additional grapes and faster cannon attacks.
  • Although Hot Shot already provides lead-popping power for the Buccaneer, the Cannon Ship upgrade can be used to provide extra popping power versus grouped bloons. Upgrade to Monkey Pirates for even more grouped popping power.
  • For better performance, place the Cannon Ship such that it is able to shoot from both sides.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • One 0-3-0 Cannon Ship costs exactly the same amount as the equivalent non-crosspathed Cannon Ship in BTD5. This is because the base cost of the Buccaneer costs $50 more in BTD6, the Hot Shot upgrade replacing the upgrade where Crow's Nest was costs $250 more, but the Cannon Ship upgrade itself costs $300 less than in BTD5.
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