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For the Ninja Monkey upgrade with the same name, see Double Shot (BTD6 Ninja Monkey).
Increases ship weapons fired.
~ In-game description

Double Shot is the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Monkey Buccaneer in Bloons TD 6. It makes the Monkey Buccaneer's main cannon fire two darts side by side every shot. It also affects Grape Shot and Hot Shot by increasing the number of grapes from 5 to 6, but has no effect on the cannon bombs from Cannon Ship or above.

This upgrade costs $360 on Easy, $425 on Medium, $460 on Hard, and $510 on Impoppable.



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Buccaneer with the Double Shot upgrade

This upgrade recolors the Buccaneer's wooden boat hull to a steel-like blue shade. The boat retains a pirate flag from the Faster Shooting upgrade.

On the upgrade portrait, the Monkey Buccaneer puts its right foot on the right cannon and makes an angry grin, showing a yellow tooth among many white teeth.

Double Shot doubles the base number of darts shot, and adds one more grape to grape shot. Darts are side-by-side and considered in a straight spray. Maximum angle of grapes do not change but the grapes are packed denser.

Targeting Priorities[]

Double Shot targets bloons using the standard target priorities. It shoots darts that 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.

If given the Crow's Nest upgrade, all its attacks can prioritize Camo Bloons over other types, which is provided by the Camo Prioritization targeting.

Full Popology[]


Updated as of Version 40.2
Base stats
  • Dart:
    • Projectile, sharp type, 60 range, 0.75s attack cooldown, straight spray of 2, 1 damage, 4 pierce. Can shoot a second copy of Dart at 180° from first Dart if bloons are detected behind.
Crosspathing interactions

In addition to 1-x-x benefits:

  • 2-1-0: Grape quantity increased from 5 to 6, total spread unchanged at 100° but spread per projectile changed from 20° to 16.67°.
Monkey Knowledge interactions
  • NavalUpgradesIcon Naval Upgrades: All Monkey Buccaneers get +1 pierce.
  • EliteMilitaryTrainingIcon Elite Military Training: All Military Monkeys get a one-off +1000 XP and earn XP in-game 5% faster permanently.
  • FlankingManeuversIcon Flanking Maneuvers: Attacks 10% faster when set targeting priority to "Last".
  • MilitaryConscriptionIcon Military Conscription: First military tower costs only ⅔ of the original cost.
    • Monkey Buccaneer base cost from $425, $500, $540, and $600 → $285, $335, $360, and $400 on Easy, Medium, Hard, and Impoppable, respectively.
  • AdvancedLogisticsIcon Advanced Logistics: All Military Monkeys base costs reduced by 5%.
    • Monkey Buccaneer base cost reduced from $425, $500, $540, and $600 → $405, $475, $515, and $570 on Easy, Medium, Hard, and Impoppable, respectively.
      • If Military Conscription is also enabled, the base cost will be $265, $310, $335, and $370.
  • MonkeyEducationIcon Monkey Education: All Monkeys XP earn rate increased by 8%.
  • BetterSellDealsIcon Better Sell Deals: All Monkeys sell for 5% more. Increases sell potency from 70% to 75%.
  • VeteranMonkeyTrainingIcon Veteran Monkey Training: All Monkeys reload time reduced by 3%.

Attack Interactions[]

See also: Attack Interactions/Bloons TD 6/Military
Updated as of Version 40.2
Base attack(s)
  • Dart:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Straight Spray (2) Straight Spray (2)
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack
    • Multiple Targeting (Can attack from 180° from front if there are bloons on the opposite side, but not fully independent) Multi-Target (two simultaneous attacks, can attack from 180° from front if there are bloons on the opposite side)


Updated as of Version 43.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
[Module | Data] Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (2-X-X) $360 $425 $460 $510 -
Total (2-0-0) $935 $1,100 $1,185 $1,320 $655 $770 $830 $924
Crosspath (2-1-0) $1,400 $1,650 $1,780 $1,980 $980 $1,155 $1,246 $1,386
Crosspath (2-2-0) $1,825 $2,150 $2,320 $2,580 $1,278 $1,505 $1,624 $1,806
Crosspath (2-0-1) $1,105 $1,300 $1,400 $1,560 $774 $910 $980 $1,092
Crosspath (2-0-2) $1,400 $1,650 $1,780 $1,980 $980 $1,155 $1,246 $1,386

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



Double Shot doubles the number of projectiles per shot for the dart attacks and improves density of the extra grapes. It is a relatively low-cost but reliable option for increasing overall damage output of the Buccaneer, especially when paired with Grape Shot.


  • Due to the fact that this upgrade indirectly increases pierce and damage, positioning is important in order to maximize the Buccaneer's effectiveness.
  • Ideally place the 2-x-x boats where there are straight track sections on roughly opposite sides of the water pool. If crosspathing with Grape Shot, inside a rounded loop can be fine as well, similar to Tack Shooter or Ice Monkey placement.
    • Unless camo detection is needed, it is well worth upgrading with Grape Shot, as Double Shot will double the number of grapes fired too. This is especially good after upgrading to a Destroyer.
    • When the BigBunchIcon Big Bunch MK is purchased, it is possible to get 7 grapes per shot normally or 14 when the Buccaneer attacks on both sides.
  • If doing a Race Event with a 1-1-0 Buccaneer, upgrading to 2-1-0 is a nice cheap upgrade for boosting the dart attacks significantly in addition to the extra grapes, especially on a map with good flanking coverage.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

Crosspathing interaction added for Grape Shot. Price was increased slightly due to dominance of the Grape Shot crosspath, but cost decreased to account for the absence of grape crosspaths. Grapes were considered a significant reason for this upgrade, which has caused some crosspath imbalance, particularly for 2-5-0 Pirate Lord and 2-1-0 Buccaneer. Version 37.0 nerfed the crosspath interaction with Grapes resulting in 1 extra grape instead of extra 5.

  • BUFF Double Shot now also doubles the numbers of grapes as well.
Most cases for Buccaneer currently find you better off sticking to Destroyers and adding other buffs, so we have made a couple slight nudges to this top path
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF Double Shot cost increased ($500 → $550)
We wanted to do a little general lower tier balancing of costs, as things work a bit better at higher tiers but on the lower end with T1-2 upgrades cost for power doesn’t compare well. We’ve realized that the 130 crosspath just hasn’t even been working for cannons, so we wanted to correct this so that people get all that they pay for with that crosspath, however middle path buccaneer at higher tiers has been overperforming significantly so in addition to this attack speed buff we have also balanced back out that difference in the opposite direction with a damage reduction.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Double Shot cost increased ($550 → $425)
Reworking Grape Shot crosspathing as it gains far too much crosspath value by T2 but then is lacking in purpose at higher tiers, double shot will only work as one extra grape however Destroyer will now apply its full attack rate buff to the grapes and Flagship will equip aspects of Grape Shot on the mini planes.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF 2-1-0 Double Shot’s Grape Shot total projectiles reduced 10 → 6
    • Double Shot now only adds only one extra grape from 5 → 6

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

??? (possibly 17.0)
  • Change Changed description from "Shoots 2 darts at once." to "Double ship weapons fired."
  • Change Description changed: "Double ship weapons fired." to "Increases ship weapons fired."

Extra Notes (Version History)[]


Official artwork[]


  • This is the only Buccaneer upgrade to share names with an already existing upgrade: the Ninja Monkey's Double Shot.
  • To double-shot is to load a cannon with twice as many shots, for a boost of damage.