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Allows the ship to hit Camo Bloons.
~ In-game description

Crow's Nest is the second upgrade of Path 3 for the Monkey Buccaneer in Bloons TD 6. Like previous games, the Crow's Nest upgrade allows the Buccaneer to detect and pop Camo Bloons, in addition to gaining the Camo Prioritization option. Unlike previous games, it now succeeds the Long Range upgrade and is on a separate path from Cannon Ship and Grape Shot.

This upgrade costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard, and $480 on Impoppable.



Purchasing this upgrade adds a crow's nest to the Buccaneer ship. If given to Destroyer or Aircraft Carrier, the ship gets a radar beacon instead.

The Buccaneer sticks its tongue out in the upgrade artwork, similar to the previous upgrade.



Targeting Priorities[]

Crow's Nest targets bloons using the standard target priorities. Its darts are shot in a straight movement. It can also utilize multiple targeting to shoot projectiles from both ends of the boat if it detects bloons on its opposite side.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

With this upgrade, all its attacks can prioritize Camo Bloons over other types, which is provided by the Camo Prioritization targeting.


Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-X-2) $340 $400 $430 $480 -
Total (0-0-2) $920 $1,080 $1,165 $1,295 $644 $756 $816 $907
Crosspath (1-0-2) $1,215 $1,430 $1,545 $1,715 $851 $1,001 $1,082 $1,201
Crosspath (2-0-2) $1,680 $1,980 $2,140 $2,375 $1,176 $1,386 $1,498 $1,663
Crosspath (0-1-2) $1,385 $1,630 $1,760 $1,955 $970 $1,141 $1,232 $1,369
Crosspath (0-2-2) $1,810 $2,130 $2,300 $2,555 $1,267 $1,491 $1,610 $1,789

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: MilitaryConscriptionIcon.png Military Conscription, AdvancedLogisticsIcon.png Advanced Logistics, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals



Crow's Nest allows the Buccaneer to detect camo. While the Crow's Nest upgrade is more expensive compared to other games, a 0-0-2 Buccaneer is valuable as high-ranged camo detector for Advanced Intel Subs on water-heavy maps like Off the Coast or Flooded Valley. Additionally, a 0-1-2 Buccaneer (with Grape Shot) can be used to handle earlier rounds with little trouble.

Both 0-2-2 and 2-0-2 are useful because their subsequent Tier 3 upgrades are readily affordable, whether it be for offense or support. A 2-0-2 Boat can become a camo-detecting Destroyer, while 0-2-2 can become an anti-Camo Cannon Ship or a Merchantman that doubles as a source of income and Camo Lead popping power.


  • 0-0-2 Buccaneer is cheaper at countering Camo Bloons than a submerged 3-0-0 Sub, but unreliable without the Grape Shot upgrade.
  • For the Carrier Flagship, Crow's Nest and its previous upgrade together allow the planes to catch DDTs more easily than a 5-X-0 ship with external camo support.

Version History[]

Buffed mostly by the previous upgrade, but in 28.0 there is now the option to target specifically Camos.

  • Buff Affected by the Long Range projectile speed buff.
Bottom crosspath feels behind compared to others here, so in addition to the new Camo Prioritization filter Longer Range on this path will now also grant bonus pierce. [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff Affected by Long Range pierce buff
  • Buff Crow's Nest now grants Buccaneer the new Camo Prioritization filter


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