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Rapidly increases production rate.
~ BTD6 description

Faster Production returns as the 1st upgrade of Path 2 for the Spike Factory in BTD6. It allows the Spike Factory to produce spike piles +25% faster (x0.8 attack cooldown), for a rate of one spike pile every 1.4s instead of 1.75s, by default.

It costs $510 on Easy, $600 on Medium, $650 on Hard, and $720 on Impoppable.



Upon upgrading to Faster Production or crosspathing with Faster Production (except for Tier 5 upgrades), the Spike Factory will gain two storage depots on both sides. All Spike Factories with Faster Production, except Spiked Mines and Tier 5 upgrades, will also turn the factory's feet purple.


Faster Production grants a 0.8x attack cooldown to the Spike Factory, or +25% attack speed, resulting in an attack cooldown of 1.4s instead of 1.75s.

Targeting Priorities[]

Faster Production defaults on Normal targeting priority, which dispenses the spikes onto nearby bloon track in a semi-sporadical behavior. If given Smart Spikes, it will also receive Close, Far, and Smart.

  • Normal: Targets spike piles in a somewhat sporadical way, spreading spikes as evenly as possible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest region(s) of track within range.
  • Far: Targets the furthest region(s) of track within range.
  • Smart: Prioritizes the track with the Bloon the farthest through it, then targets the spot on that track closest to the exit.



Faster Production improves the Spike Factory's production of spikes. While less efficient than multiple base Spike Factories, Faster Production is quite valuable in combination with higher level upgrades.


  • Faster Production is generally better for crosspathing both the top and bottom paths high tier upgrades.
  • If using a low tier Spike Factory, try only buying this upgrade after Bigger Stacks has been bought, or if planning going for Long Life Spikes or above, especially Perma-Spike. Otherwise, a 0-1-0 Spike Factory is a lot less cost-efficient than going for multiple base Spike Factories.

Version History[]

Crosspathing with Path 2 has been softened, leading to Faster Production getting indirectly nerfed in the process.

Initial release (compared to BTD5)
  • Buff Faster Production costs less ($800 → $700)
  • Nerf Base projectile lifespan reduced from 70s to 50s.
  • Buff Faster Production price reduced ($700 → $600).
  • Nerf Spike Factory attack speed bonus decreased (0.6x → 0.8x, or +66% → +25%), for less attack speed (1.32s → 1.4s).


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