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For the BTD5 counterpart, see Frag Bombs (BTD3-BTD5).
Explosions throw sharp fragments that can pop more Bloons including Black Bloons.
~ BTD6 Description

Frag Bombs is the second upgrade of Path 3 for the Bomb Shooter in Bloons TD 6. It allows all bomb explosions to pop Black Bloons and create fragments that are spread out from the center of the explosion. Upon explosion, the bomb will emit 8 sharp frags that each deal 1 damage with 1 pierce. In addition, the Bomb Shooter gains +2 range, for roughly 4.1% more range.

The overall popping power of the fragments improves by adding Really Big Bombs, Bloon Impact, or Bloon Crush, but doesn't improve by any other upgrades in any other way shape or form. Note that a fragment cannot damage the same bloon that the parent bomb collided with, regardless of conditions.

It costs $255 on Easy, $300 on Medium, $325 on Hard, and $360 on Impoppable.

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Summary[]

Frag Bombs adds black-popping power in addition to a spray of fragments. Its main power is the black-popping power, which reduces dependency on other towers and Striker Jones buffs. Frags can also be added with buffs to make them stronger and deal a bit of chip damage.

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  • It's got extra popping power, but fragments are not reliable popping power when compared to the explosive aspects of Bomb Shooters, even at higher upgrades.
  • When used as crosspath to MOAB Mauler it allows to deal some extra damage against MOABs, unlike the Heavy Bombs which is pierce-oriented.
  • Usually, this upgrade serves as the stepping stone to Cluster Bombs.

Version History[]

Until Version 28.0, most Frag Bombs buffs were just crosspathing benefits. Version 28.0 buffed Frag Bombs to grant explosions with black-popping power, adding better crosspath variety and reducing the Bomb Shooter's inherent weaknesses against Blacks.

18.0
22.0
  • Nerf Base pierce decreased (18 → 14)
  • Buff Frag Bombs fragments improve further with Bloon Crush
28.0
[...] We’ve acknowledged that Frag Bombs have felt like an inconsistent crosspath both in what they add to the tower and what they lose when upgraded further on their own path, so now in addition to frags popping Black Bloons xx2+ will allow all attacks from the tower to pop Black.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff The Frag Bombs upgrade will allow all Bomb Shooter explosions to pop Black Bloons. Does not affect the frags themselves.

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