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Larger freeze area.
~ In-game description

Larger Radius is the first upgrade of Path 3 of Ice Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It increases the Ice Monkey's range by +7 (from 20 to 27), for roughly 35% compared to an unupgraded Ice Monkey. This allows the Ice Monkey to freeze further and affect a wider area.

This upgrade costs $150 on Easy, $175 on Medium, $190 on Hard, and $210 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Overview[]

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Larger Radius

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 increases range by +7, which also affect the blast radius of the freeze.

Targeting Priorities[]

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.

Full Popology[]

Statistics[]

Updated as of Version 37.3
Base stats
  • Freeze:
    • Zone, cold type, detects centerpoint hitbox, 27 range, 2.4s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 40 pierce, freezes for 1.5s. Blast radius matches current range.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 3+-0-1:
    • Freeze range increased from 25 to 32
  • 0-3-1:
    • Freeze, Aura, and Frozen Water range increased from 20 to 27
  • 0-4-1:
    • Freeze, Aura, and Frozen Water range increased from 30 to 37
  • 0-5-1:
    • Freeze, Aura, and Frozen Water range increased from 40 to 47
  • Tier 3+ with x-x-1
    • Can apply freeze effect on Ceramics for 100% duration instead of 50%.
Monkey Knowledge interactions

Attack Interactions[]

See also: Attack Interactions/Bloons TD 6/Primary
Updated as of Version 37.3
Base attack(s)
  • Freezing:
    • Cold Type (pops Black, Purple) Cold
    • Area of Effect Area of Effect
    • Target Bloon(s) (unless upgraded to tier 5) Target Bloon
    • Freeze (standard bloons, 1 Freeze (1.5s, Ceramic: 0.75s)

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 43.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
[Module | Data] Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-X-1) $150 $175 $190 $210 -
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) $995 $1,175 $1,270 $1,410 $697 $823 $889 $987
Crosspath (0-1-1) $765 $900 $975 $1,080 $536 $630 $683 $756
Crosspath (0-2-1) $1,145 $1,350 $1,460 $1,620 $802 $945 $1,022 $1,134

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

Strategy[]

Summary[]

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 Deep Freeze (or Enhanced Freeze when combined with speed buffs) for a permanent stall. Larger Radius also increases range for an Arctic Wind platform.

Tips[]

  • 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.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

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.

2.0
  • BUFF Affected by base Ice pierce buff
28.0
[...] 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
  • NERF Larger Radius price increased from $100 → $175
34.0
  • NERF Affected by base Ice pierce nerf
37.0
  • NERF Tier 2 and below Ice Monkey freeze duration reduced by 50% on ceramics.
39.0
  • BUFF Affected by base Ice pierce buff

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

Extra Notes (Version History)[]

  • Version 7.0 increased the range of Snowstorm to 30 and Absolute Zero to 40, increasing the total range of Larger Radius crosspaths of these upgrades to 37 and 47, respectively.

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Trivia[]

  • The effect of this upgrade is similar to a Monkey Knowledge upgrade called Icy Chill. However, Icy Chill gives +3 range, rather than +7 from Larger Radius.
    • Together, they can give the Ice Monkey a lot more range.
  • Before BTD4, a similar upgrade called Wide Freeze Radius acts similarly to Larger Radius, which increases freeze radius.


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