|“||Throws potions and attacks faster.||”|
|~ In-game description|
Faster Throwing is the 1st upgrade of Path 3 (2nd upgrade of Path 3 prior to Version 21.0) for the Alchemist in Bloons TD 6. It increases the Alchemist's attack speed from 0.5 attack per second to 0.625 attack per second (decreases attack cooldown from 2s to 1.6s), including support potions (e.g. Acidic Mixture Dip, Berserker Brew, etc.).
- Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: Better Sell Deals
For a simple upgrade, Faster Throwing is a powerful upgrade for the Alchemist. Instead of just being an offensive boost akin to most of the other tier 1 and 2 upgrades, this upgrade allows for the increased throwing of acid and potions, allowing for more powerful upgrades to be pumped out faster. Hence, Acidic Mixture Dip, Berserker Brew and Stronger Stimulant can be applied to more towers and allows them to be more consistently empowered at a time, allowing for the Alchemist to increase in performance quite dramatically when following Path 1.
In combination with Path 2, it can also stand its ground against a larger splash by being able to become further upgraded to Acid Pool, now themselves applying Unstable Concoction to MOABs. On top of a greater fire rate, it very much rivals a greater area of effect in practice.
- At only +25% attack speed, Faster Throwing should be added as a crosspath rather than purely an upgrade, unless going for its higher-tier upgrades such as Lead to Gold.
- A 4-0-1 Alchemist with Jungle Drums can reliably buff 3 towers within its range as opposed to 2.
Official artwork (post-21.0)
Official artwork (pre-21.0)
- Starting from Version 21.0, Faster Throwing is the only Alchemist upgrade below Tier 3 to cost more than its base cost.