|“||Much longer range and projectiles fly faster.||”|
|~ BTD6 Description|
Long Range is the first upgrade of Path 3 for the Monkey Buccaneer in BTD6. It increases range of the Buccaneer from 60 to 71, as well as increases projectile speed of all attacks by 25% and adds +1 pierce to most Buccaneer projectiles.
It costs $155 on Easy, $180 on Medium, $195 on Hard, and $210 for Impoppable.
The cannons are now tipped with golden rims. In the artwork, the Buccaneer is sticking its tongue out.
Long Range improves the range, projectile speed, and pierce of the Buccaneer, allowing its base attack to snipe out bloons easier along either dart cannon and improve its overall popping power. Long Range works well with Grape Shot in the early-game to rectify the grapes' lower pierce. The upgrade's faster projectile speed is also effective for Aircraft Carrier main attacks to catch bloons better.
- The Monkey Buccaneer already possesses a generous range, so if going for range then try use it there is a specific region of the track that may need more coverage, or if dart sniping is necessary. Otherwise, you should use this upgrade to lock in towards the Crow's Nest upgrade.
- Grape Shot appreciates from this upgrade as a crosspath in the early-game to tackle early-game grouped bloons without needing to opt for the expensive Double Shot crosspath.
- There was a bug where the Faster Shooting upgrade description mentions the Version 21.0 projectile speed buff of Long Range, rather than doing so for the Long Range's upgrade description. This was fixed in Version 23.0 (?).