This article is about the upgrade for the Ninja Monkey. For the Monkey Buccaneer upgrade of the same name, see Double Shot (Monkey Buccaneer).
Double Shot (Ninja Monkey) is the third upgrade of Path 1 for the Ninja Monkey in both BTD5 and BTD6. This upgrade allows the Ninja Monkey to throw 2 shurikens at once, in turn allowing a maximum poppage of 8 bloons per shot (up to 4 bloons per shuriken).
- This upgrade does very well with Seeking Shuriken, as it allows the ninja to pop achieve its max popping power much more easily.
- Pair with Distraction for accurate but reliable Ceramic blowback.
The Double Shot Ninja is not a particularly strong tower, although with the Seeking Shuriken crosspath it is decent against spaced bloons below Rainbow Bloons. Its main use is as a stepping stone for Bloonjitsu and most of its power will come with its crosspaths, each with their own special power granted for the Ninja Monkey.
For Path 3, Seeking Shuriken is great for optimize each of its shurikens, allowing the shuriken attacks to easy essentially deal 2 damage per shot from each 1-damage shuriken, while Caltrops is a good upgrade to use on most Ninjas. For Path 2, Distraction and Counter-Espionage can assist with difficult rounds mid game.
- Seeking Shuriken is useful to ensure consistent performance of the Ninja Monkey, unlike Distraction, which is luck-based.
- Caltrops is a strong crosspath option as the Caltrops are strong by themselves.
- Distraction and Counter-Espionage are still good options, however both are luck based. They can be used to assist with rounds where a small amount of Camo Bloons or strong bloons (mainly Ceramic Bloons) are present, such as Round 40, where the Ninja can be used to distract the Ceramics or Round 51, where the Ninja can decamo and distract the Ceramics.
- Do add damage buffs such as Berserker Brew nearby, as it will allow the shurikens to effectively deal much greater damage and popping power than if the same Berserker Brew were to buff a different tower.
Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit
Double Shot has always been very reliable against spaced bloons, particularly against Spaced Pinks and Spaced Blacks. It used to be too expensive to buy, but it now has been balanced to a much more fair price.
- Initial release
Purchasing Double Shot no longer decreases the firing speed of the Ninja Monkey (unlike BTDB flash).
Double Shot price decreased ($850 → $550).
Double Shot price increased ($550 → $700).
- In the flash version of Bloons TD Battles, Double Shot slightly decreases the fire rate of the Ninja Monkey, as if it lost the Ninja Discipline ability (without losing the range). This does not happen in the mobile version of the game.
- In BTD5 Flash, this slightly increases the Ninja Monkey's range, more notably in radius of a Monkey Beacon Monkey Village.
- In BTD5 Mobile, it is possible to make the Double Shot upgrade itself cost exactly $550. To achieve this, play Easy Difficulty in a Preferred Monkey or Challenge Monkey event where Ninja Monkeys are involved.
- In BTD6, the Double Shot ninja looks identical to the BTD5 Bloonjitsu Master.
- When not under range of discount-based towers (Monkey Business, Monkey Commerce, etc), the Double Shot upgrade in Impoppable with the Cheaper Doubles MK ($1020 - $100 = $920) costs the same as the Double Shot upgrade in Hard without the Cheaper Doubles MK ($920).