|“||Uses a long range Crossbow that can pop 3 layers of Bloon for every hit.||”|
|~ Official Description|
Crossbow is the third upgrade of Path 3 for the Dart Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It turns the Dart Monkey into a crossbow operator, exchanging darts for sharper, deadlier crossbow arrows. Each crossbow arrow pops 3 layers instead of one, has 3 pierce instead of 2, and has increased projectile speed. Exchanging darts for arrows, this upgrade allows it to have a 75% larger range than that of an unupgraded Dart Monkey.
It costs $530 on Easy, $625 on Medium, $675 on Hard, and $750 on Impoppable.
A 0-0-3 Dart Monkey will wear a purple headband, a 2-0-3 will also be wearing a purple headband as well as a red tailband, but the 0-2-3 will wear a red headband above the purple headband with purple cuffs, like all the other variants.
- A 0-2-3 Crossbow is generally better than a 2-0-3. While the pierce bonuses from the top path allow the crossbow to pierce through 6 Bloons in a single shot (opposed to 3 without crosspathing), the 33% faster attack speed provided by the middle path far outweighs it in most situations.
- One Crossbow can be used to give other towers an easier time to pop Yellows, Pinks, Blacks, Whites, Purples, and Zebras on earlier rounds. Set it on Strong to let it chip away at the layers of those bloon types.
Crossbow projectile speed increased (300 --> 360).
- During Version 6.0, multiple people have managed to spend less than $2000 to win Logs Deflation Mode using just Gwendolin and one 0-0-3 Crossbow.
- Currently, the record is held by ISAB, at $1,465. However, the record has not changed since 6.0.