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Heavy duty bombs can smash through 2 layers of Bloon at once and pop more Bloons.
~ In-game description

Heavy Bombs is the second upgrade of Path 1 for the Bomb Shooter in Bloons TD 6. It allows the Bomb Shooter to deal 2 damage per explosion or +1 damage for any crosspath upgrade. On top of this, all explosions gain +10 pierce, for up to 30 bloons per shot instead of 20 from Bigger Bombs.

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

Description[]

Appearance[]

This upgrade is almost identical to the previous upgrade, Bigger Bombs; the only differences are grey wheels instead of brown (possibly made of stone or metal instead of wood) and a second red reinforce band on the back.

Mechanics[]

Heavy Bombs grants +1 damage and +10 explosion pierce, for 2 and 30 respectively.

Targeting Priorities[]

Heavy Bombs targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots straight movement projectiles.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

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 (2-X-X) $550 $650 $700 $780 -
Total (2-0-0) $1,290 $1,525 $1,645 $1,830 $903 $1,068 $1,152 $1,281
Crosspath (2-1-0) $1,500 $1,775 $1,915 $2,130 $1,050 $1,243 $1,341 $1,491
Crosspath (2-2-0) $1,840 $2,175 $2,345 $2,610 $1,288 $1,523 $1,642 $1,827
Crosspath (2-0-1) $1,460 $1,725 $1,860 $2,070 $1,022 $1,208 $1,302 $1,449
Crosspath (2-0-2) $1,715 $2,025 $2,185 $2,430 $1,201 $1,418 $1,530 $1,701

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

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Heavy Bombs increases damage for the Bomb Shooter, and increases the maximum number of bloons each explosion can affect. Combined with the practically double damage for most Bomb Shooter upgrades (except MOAB Maulers and their later upgrades, and Bomb Blitz), the extra pierce allows for better combat versus hyperdense rounds. This upgrade has greatest effect for Cluster Bombs, as all its explosions including secondary explosions gain a significant boost to damage and pierce.

An interesting side effect with this upgrade allows a Bomb Shooter to be significantly better against Rainbow Bloons, as it allows its explosion to release Whites and Blacks from the Rainbow Bloon, opening up potential damage to the White Bloons where a normal Bomb Shooter would be stuck with the Zebra layer's explosive resistance.

Tips[]

  • Generally speaking, this upgrade should be bought in combination with upgrades, in order to optimize the Bomb Shooter's attacks. Heavy Bombs is generally the better crosspath upgrade for Cluster Bombs and Recursive Cluster. Heavy Bombs does not improve Frag Bombs attacks, however, but is decent with Missile Launcher.
  • Heavy Bombs can be added to MOAB Maulers for the extra pierce, to handle hyperdense rounds like Round 98 a bit more effectively. However, MOAB Maulers with Bigger Bombs already gain a sizable amount of pierce, not to mention that adding more 1-3-0 Maulers under Primary Mentoring are far cheaper than lesser numbers of 2-3-0 Maulers also under the range of Primary Mentoring.

Version History[]

Heavy Bombs was buffed to make crosspathing a Bomb Shooter with this particular upgrade more useful for Middle Path.

22.0
Some low tier Bomb pierce has been shifted further up into the 2xx Heavy Bombs upgrade to effectively nerf 130 Mauler meta in price, but the price of these upgrades and MOAB Damage of T4 Maulers have both been buffed to benefit other variations of bomb better. Bloon Impact's price was increased as it didn't need to benefit from this buff, [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to buffing Heavy Bombs, nerfing 1-3-0 Mauler pierce, and nerfing Bloon Impact price from Path 1 price buffs
  • Buff Heavy Bombs now increases pierce by a further +10, for an overall pierce of 30 instead of 28.
  • Buff Heavy Bombs price reduced from $800 to $650
  • Change Description changed from "Heavy duty bombs can smash through 2 layers of Bloon at once." to "Heavy duty bombs can smash through 2 layers of Bloon at once and pop more Bloons."

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