For the other Tier-5 Sniper upgrade, see Elite Defender.
Supply Drop gives much more cash. Grants Elite targeting prio and faster reload to all snipers.
~ BTD6 description

Elite Sniper is the final upgrade of Path 2 for the Sniper Monkey in BTD6. It allows the Supply Drop ability to drop more cash per drop (increases the money gained from $500-$1000 to $1500-$2500), as well as allowing all Snipers (including itself) to gain a new 'elite' targeting option along with improving global attack speed for all snipers by 33%. It costs $13,600 on Easy, $16,000 on Medium, $17,280 on Hard, and $19,200 on Impoppable.

Elite Targeting

This upgrade allows all Snipers (including itself) to gain the Elite targeting setting.

The elite targeting option saves the players from microing too often; when set to elite, Snipers will target Strong Bloons normally and then change targeting to First when bloons are near the exit. Snipers set to Elite will also prioritise Ceramic Bloons over MOAB-Class Bloons.

Version History


Buff Added global reload speed boost to all Sniper Monkeys when an Elite Sniper is purchased.


Change balloon Elite Sniper automatically changes target priority to Elite upon purchase.


Buff Elite Sniper price reduced ($16,000 → $13,000)


Nerf Supply Drop (along with other income-based abilities) now undergo the full initial cooldown before initial ability usage

  • Buff Main bullets now allows the Sniper Monkey to deal +2 damage to Camo Bloons.



Since it increases the firing speed of all Sniper Monkeys on screen, this upgrade is extremely useful if players have a large number of Full Auto Rifles and/or Maim MOABs.


  • The Elite Sniper is now the cheapest Tier-5 for the upgrade alone ($13000 on Medium but costs ~$22000 on Medium for a 0-5-0 Sniper). However, Ultra-Juggernaut is the cheapest Tier-5 in the game (5-0-0 Dart costs around ~$17000 on Medium).
  • Elite Sniper is very slightly slower than a Sniper with Even Faster Firing.
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