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Tacks fly out further than normal.
~ In-game description

Long Range Tacks is the 1st upgrade of Path 2 for the Tack Shooter in Bloons TD 6. This upgrade makes the Tack Shooter shoot further by +4, from 23 to 27. In addition, this upgrade also grants +10 pierce to Ring of Fire or Inferno Ring for 70 pierce instead of the default 60.

This upgrade costs $85 on Easy, $100 on Medium, $110 on Hard, and $120 on Impoppable.



This upgrade flattens the top section, and adds four rectangular pads around the top ring.

Targeting Priorities[]

Faster Shooting shoots a spray of projectiles in an radial spray. Technically, the Tack Shooter is locked on the Close targeting priority. However, for simplicity reasons, Faster Shooting has no targeting priorities.

Full Popology[]


The following is a list of statistics of a Tack Shooter with Faster Shooting. It includes its base statistics and all associated crosspathing interactions. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base stats
  • Tacks:
    • Projectile, sharp type, detects partial hitbox, 8 per shot, 27 range, 1.4s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 1 pierce.
Crosspathing interactions
  • x-1-x: Almost every upgrade gains additional +4 range, with a few exceptions:
    • ≥4-1-0:
      • Also increases pierce to 70 (+10) instead of 60 from the previous 4-0-0.

Damage Types[]

See also: Damage Types/Bloons TD 6/Primary

The following are a list of wiki-written damage types associated by a Tack Shooter with Faster Shooting. These damage type statistics include how it attacks and how these attacks would affect bloons. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base attack(s)
  • Tacks:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Orbital Spray (spray of 8) Orbital Spray x8
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack


Updated as of Version 31.0. Listed prices exclude buffs, sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-1-X) $85 $100 $110 $120 -
Total (0-1-0) $325 $380 $410 $455 $228 $266 $287 $319
Crosspath (1-1-0) $450 $530 $570 $635 $315 $371 $399 $445
Crosspath (2-1-0) $705 $830 $895 $995 $494 $581 $627 $697
Crosspath (0-1-1) $410 $480 $520 $575 $287 $336 $364 $403
Crosspath (0-1-2) $495 $580 $630 $695 $347 $406 $441 $487

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



Adding more range can be useful, but it is not very useful in itself.


  • It is a bit too expensive for a simple small range upgrade. Other upgrades would be preferred unless opting for its successor Super Range Tacks.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

  • Buff Affected by base Tack Shooter attack speed buff
Inferno Ring has felt very outclassed for a long time, and more recently the tack shooter was reworked to give pierce on x2x which made the old 402 pierce crosspath not make as much sense anymore. We wanted to start work on both these issues together by reworking how Ring of Fire and Inferno Ring interact with crosspaths
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to Ring of Fire and Inferno Ring
  • Buff Now also gives Ring of Fire with +10 pierce on top of an existing range boost.

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

none so far; will add if there are any


Official artwork[]


  • The first range upgrade for the Tack Shooter was only ever changed to "Long Range Tacks" in BTD6. In all other instances except BTD3, the name was "Extra Range Tacks". In BTD3, it was "Longer Range".