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More powerful magic shots move faster and can pop more Bloons.
~ In-game description

Intense Magic is the first upgrade on the third path for the Wizard Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It gives the Wizard +5 pierce to each bolt, giving a total of 8 pierce for each normal bolt attack (7 to 12 for Arcane Mastery, and 11 to 16 for Archmage). In addition, projectile speed for all bolt attacks is doubled. Currently, Intense Magic also increases the pierce of all fire-related attacks except the Phoenix and Lava Phoenix subtowers. For Wall of Fire, it gains +4 pierce, Dragon's Breath flames gain +2 pierce, and Fireball gains +5 pierce.

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



Intense Magic gives the Wizard Monkey a color change of the celestial patterns on its hat from yellow to purple.



Targeting Priorities[]

Monkey Sense 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.

Monkey Sense can access Camo Prioritization, allowing all its attacks to prioritize Camo Bloons over other types when this secondary targeting option is active.


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) $255 $300 $325 $360 -
Total (0-0-1) $575 $675 $730 $810 $403 $473 $511 $567
Crosspath (1-0-1) $700 $825 $890 $990 $490 $578 $623 $693
Crosspath (2-0-1) $1,080 $1,275 $1,375 $1,530 $756 $893 $963 $1,071
Crosspath (0-1-1) $830 $975 $1,055 $1,170 $581 $683 $739 $819
Crosspath (0-2-1) $1,635 $1,925 $2,080 $2,310 $1,145 $1,348 $1,456 $1,617

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



Intense Magic improves overall pierce of the Wizard Monkey, and it is usually bought as either a grouped popping option for early-game or as a crosspath to higher level Wizards.

If crosspathed with Guided Magic the bolts travel faster but its seeking curve becomes much larger.


  • Most fire upgrades tend to prefer Intense Magic as a crosspath, which gives extra pierce rather than niche benefits that Guided Magic provides or negligible benefits from Arcane Blast.
  • Intense Magic is the better crosspath for both other Tier 5 Wizards. Monkey Sense is not required if external camo detection is provided.

Version History[]

Mostly interactions with crosspathing that grant bonus pierce.

  • Buff Intense Magic now grants +5 pierce to Walls of Fire.
  • Buff Intense Magic now grants Dragon's Breath flames with +2 pierce.
  • Buff Main bolt has more pierce (7 → 8, from base Wizard buff).
  • Nerf 0-2-1 Wall of Fire pierce bonus reduced (+5 --> +4)
Polishing some crosspaths, [...], and 011 Fireball also does not benefit from having the pierce crosspath
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff Intense Magic now grants +5 pierce for Fireball


Official artwork[]


  • Intense Magic has a blue glow in its upgrade icon, but not its upgrade portrait.