This upgrade gives the Ice Monkey light grey gloves. When crosspathed with Arctic Wind, its gloves become red, while Snowstorm changes them to white.
Larger Radius produces freezing blasts in a zone-like style. Technically, the Ice Monkey is locked on the Close targeting priority. However, for simplicity reasons, this monkey has no targeting priorities.
Updated as of Version 31.0. Listed prices exclude buffs, sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: Better Sell Deals
While in most cases Enhanced Freeze will freeze more bloons, Larger Radius still may be useful in rare cases when there needs a bit more of a range coverage. Larger Radius also leads into a powerful upgrade, Re-Freeze, that combos well with Enhanced Freeze for a permanent stall. Larger Radius also increases range for an Arctic Wind platform.
Larger Radius can be used to increase range for an Arctic Wind platform. In that case, Re-Freeze might not be necessary unless needing to stall Super Ceramics.
On Race Events, this upgrade can be used to reach a bit more coverage for a better early utilization of the Ice Monkey's pierce.
The Larger Radius upgrade has long been untouched but it later received a nerf in Version 28.0, mainly to make 0-1-2 Ice more expensive, as well as to make the Larger Radius upgrade a little harder to get on Race Events. This one nerf has also made it impossible to start off with 0-0-1 Ice on a standard game of CHIMPS.
[...] Additionally some smaller price nerfs have been made along the lower tiers of bottom path as each of these upgrades has been standing out a little much.
~ Ninja Kiwi
Larger Radius price increased from $100 → $175
Crosspathing (Top: Path 1, Bottom: Path 2)
The effect of this upgrade is almost identical to a Monkey Knowledge upgrade called Icy Chill.
Together, they can give the Ice Monkey a lot more range.