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For the Boomerang Monkey upgrade, see Faster Throwing (Boomerang Monkey).

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.).

This upgrade costs $550 on Easy, $650 on Medium, $700 on Hard, and $780 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-X-1) $550 $650 $700 $780 -
Total (0-0-1) $1,015 $1,200 $1,295 $1,440 $711 $840 $907 $1,008
Crosspath (1-0-1) $1,225 $1,450 $1,565 $1,740 $858 $1,015 $1,096 $1,218
Crosspath (2-0-1) $1,520 $1,800 $1,945 $2,160 $1,064 $1,260 $1,362 $1,512
Crosspath (0-1-1) $1,225 $1,450 $1,565 $1,740 $858 $1,015 $1,096 $1,218
Crosspath (0-2-1) $1,630 $1,925 $2,080 $2,310 $1,141 $1,348 $1,456 $1,617

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals

Strategy[]

Summary[]

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.

Tips[]

  • 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.

Version History[]

In Version 21.0, Acid Pools and Faster Throwing swapped upgrade order, which arguably is a buff to this upgrade, as it costs a lot less to obtain aforementioned upgrade due to not needing to buy Acid Pool.

21.0
Follow up steps in overall balancing use of the 420 and 402 alchemist upgrades, this brings both combinations more in-line for total cost and allows us to think about Acid Pools as its own upgrade in future rather than worrying about the impact of changing 402.
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to Alch buff crosspath balance
  • Change Acid Pools and Faster Throwing upgrades have been swapped.
  • Nerf Faster Throwing price increased from $500 → $650.
26.0 (?)
  • Change Description changed from "Throws acid and potions faster" to "Throws potions and attacks faster"

Gallery[]

Official artwork (post-21.0)[]

Official artwork (pre-21.0)[]

Trivia[]

  • Starting from Version 21.0, Faster Throwing is the only Alchemist upgrade below Tier 3 to cost more than its base cost.


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