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For the BTD4-BTD5 counterpart, see Grape Shot (BTD4-BTD5).
Adds a spray of 5 sharpened grapes to the ship.
~ BTD6 description

Grape Shot is the 1st upgrade of Path 2 for the Monkey Buccaneer in BTD6. It allows the Buccaneer to attack with 5 grapes per shot (or 6 with Big Bunch MK) that pops one bloon per grape (two with the MK "Naval Upgrades"). Grapes have a spread fixed at 100° at maximum.

It costs $465 on Easy, $550 on Medium, $595 on Hard, and $660 on Impoppable.

Description[]

In BTD6, this upgrade is the first upgrade of Path 2. It shoots 5 grapes per shot that can pop up to one bloon per grape, unlike BTD5. It costs the same as in BTD5, costing $465 on Easy, $550 on Medium, $595 on Hard, and $660 on Impoppable.

The only differences in BTD6 are that the spray of 5 grapes can also be shot in both directions (depending on whether there are bloons in the sight of both directions of the Buccaneer or not), the tower shoots five grapes instead of four, and the grapes only hit up to one bloon per shot (two with the MK "Naval Upgrades"). Also, since Crow's Nest has moved to Path 3, an upgrade Hot Shot is the upgrade after Grape Shot, a cheaper alternative to Lead-popping power from the Buccaneer. In addition, Grape Shot will also shoot from behind if the Buccaneer detects the presence of bloons from behind, allowing even more grapes to be shot out at once.

Upon upgrading to Grape Shot, the Buccaneer will add a stack of grapes on its ship. When Destroyer or Aircraft Carrier are crosspathed with Grape Shot, the flag and the edges of the naval ship turns purple to indicate the Buccaneer has Grape Shot. When crosspathed with Merchantmen or Favored Trades, they will store grapes underneath some cover.


Strategy[]

Summary[]

Grape Shot provides the greatest early-game value for the Monkey Buccaneer, giving it the burst damage in the early-game to deal with faster bloons and chip out more damage to MOAB-class. When given external buffs, Grape Shot becomes a powerful option at taking out large groups of bloons in the early-to-mid-game.

Tips[]

  • When combined with Double Shot (2-2-0) The Bucaneer shoots 10 grapes instead of 5 giving an amazing interaction with Path 1 upgrades.
  • This upgrade is very good due to its cost efficiency, more so considering the Buccaneer can shoot on both sides.
  • This upgrade helps the Monkey Buccaneer immensely when bloons are spaced out, as the darts have a tendency to miss some bloons.
  • This upgrade works very well when the bloons are close to the Monkey Buccaneer, as multiple grapes can hit the same bloon.
    • The target "close" is therefore effective in many circumstances for Grape Shot Buccaneers.

Version History[]

The Grape Shot upgrade produces a spray of extra popping power, effective for early-game. When first released, it had one pierce per grape instead of two in BTD5 but costed the same as its BTD5 counterpart. Later on, the cost of the Grape Shot upgrade was bumped up but cancelling it out with a base Buccaneer cost reduction. Therefore, the value of the Grape Shot upgrade was nerfed overall, although Version 17.0 made the 2-1-0 Grape Shot crosspath more effective especially when Alch-buffed and/or upgraded further to Destroyer.

1.0.1 (initial release)
  • Nerf Grape Shot pierce decreased (2 → 1)
17.0
  • Buff 2-1-0 Grape Shot now produces double grapes.
22.0
  • Change Grape Shot costs more ($500 → $550), but in turn the base buccaneer costs $50 less.

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Trivia[]

  • Grape Shot with Naval Upgrades pops 2 bloons per grape like its BTD5 counterpart.
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