For the BTD4-BTD5 counterpart, see Laser Cannon (BTD4-BTD5).
Rapid fire laser blasts can pop Frozen Bloons.
~ BTD6 description


Laser Cannon is the third upgrade of Path 1 for the Dartling Gunner in BTD6.

The Laser Cannon increases its pierce from 1 to 4 (6 with Powerful Darts), pops 2 layers, and converts the main attack to the energy damage type (can pop Frozen Bloons but can no longer pop Purple Bloons without support). In addition, the Laser Shock effect lasts for 2 seconds instead of just 1 second. Random projectile deviation remains at ~4° each side.

It costs $3,615 on Easy, $4,250 on Medium, $4,590 on Hard, and $5,100 on Impoppable.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Laser Cannon is suitable as an early mid-game option due to its decent stats and infinite range. It functions best on maps with straight lines so it can miss less. Try to keep in mind the fact that it is relatively weak early game as a low tier Dartling Gunner. It is used as a good stepping stone to Plasma Accelerator.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • 3-2-0 Laser Cannon is mostly preferred for maximum DPS as it grants camo detection and faster attack speed. Laser Cannon has decent pierce already, but with Powerful Darts it can reach its targets at further distances much sooner with increased pierce, which can make 3-0-2 Laser Cannon better than 3-2-0 Laser Cannon in some cases.
  • Because Laser Cannon pops neither Purples nor Leads, make sure to have support towers for those types so that Laser Cannon can struggle less against the two weaknesses.
    • Effective and cheap options include low tier Ninjas and Snipers.
  • Compared to Hydra Rocket Pods, Laser Cannon is better at hitting single targets and is overall cheaper. It also has the option to also get Powerful Darts to pierce through more bloons per shot while still being quite accurate overall, and has the benefit of being able to be upgraded to Plasma Accelerator.

Version History[edit | edit source]

22.0 (Compared to BTD5)
  • Initial release
  • Buff.png Cost of Laser Cannon decreased ($6000 → $4250)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Laser Cannon upgrade in BTD6 costs $1750 cheaper than it did in BTD5.
  • Unlike the BTD5 version, Laser Cannon has a lot less pierce and no natural attack speed bonus, but it deals extra damage per laser and is much cheaper.
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