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Template:GenTabber/Lots More Darts

Shoots 12 darts at a time.
~ In-game description

Lots More Darts is the second upgrade for the Monkey Ace in Bloons TD 6. It allows the Monkey Ace to fire off 12 darts for each volley, four more than without the upgrade. When crosspathed with Spectres and Flying Fortresses, they receive +25% bonus pierce for each dart instead of bonus darts.

This upgrade costs $550 on Easy, $650 on Medium, $700 on Hard, and $780 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Appearance[]

TBA

Mechanics[]

TBA

Targeting Priorities[]

Like all Monkey Aces, Lots More Darts uses flight patterns as its targeting priority settings.

  • Circle: Flight pattern becomes a circular path around the runway.
  • Figure Infinite: Flight pattern becomes the shape of the infinite symbol (∞). As the Monkey Ace flies, it will pass its runway during its flight, specifically at each half of the whole flight path.
  • Figure Eight: Flight pattern becomes the shape of the number 8. As the Monkey Ace flies, it will pass its runway during its flight, specifically at each half of the whole flight path.
  • Wingmonkey: Instead of a fixed flight path, the Monkey Ace will attempt to fly as close to the path as possible, similarly to an Aircraft Carrier Plane. Available only via the Wingmonkey MK.
  • Reverse Flight: Shown by an icon of a reverse aircraft, the Ace will reverse direction of flight. Unlike other target priorities such as Change Hands, there is a cooldown of 5 seconds before being able to reverse flight direction again. It can be coupled with all flight options except Wingmonkey.

Lots More Darts can also receive the Centered Path targeting option when given the 2-0-2 crosspath.

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (2-X-X) $550 $650 $700 $780 -
Total (2-0-0) $1,780 $2,100 $2,265 $2,520 $1,246 $1,470 $1,586 $1,764
Crosspath (2-1-0) $1,950 $2,300 $2,480 $2,760 $1,365 $1,610 $1,736 $1,932
Crosspath (2-2-0) $2,245 $2,650 $2,860 $3,180 $1,572 $1,855 $2,002 $2,226
Crosspath (2-0-1) $2,205 $2,600 $2,805 $3,120 $1,544 $1,820 $1,964 $2,184
Crosspath (2-0-2) $2,460 $2,900 $3,130 $3,480 $1,722 $2,030 $2,191 $2,436

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: MilitaryConscriptionIcon.png Military Conscription, AdvancedLogisticsIcon.png Advanced Logistics, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals

Strategy[]

Summary[]

In tandem with the prior Path 1 upgrade Rapid Fire, having Lots More Darts for general effectiveness is a must for the Monkey Ace, as it increases its greatest strengths while skirting some of its greater weaknesses. As a consequence of firing 12 darts, the angle between darts decreases from 45 degrees to only 30. This has the benefit of being able to hit bloons more consistently, even at further distances. It also allows for increased potential damage for close range bursts, as the chance for multiple darts to hit the same target would invariably increase. This is more noticeable for MOAB-Class or Ceramics, where an attack that lands all the darts within 90 degrees gains an extra hit for increased effectiveness.

Having more darts also benefits the other two Paths by a large margin. Having increased fire rate and more darts helps Path 2 stave off its overall lacking upgrades for increasing tower performance, as well as allow the Path 1 upgrades to benefit from Spy Plane's Camo detection. Path 3 has Sharper Darts, becoming a greater threat with increased pierce, fire rate and darts simultaneously. With Neva-Miss Targeting, having 33% more darts and faster firing speed is outright imperative to how well it benefits the upgrade.

Tips[]

  • This upgrade is a must-have for effective Neva-Miss Targeting Aces, as this greatly increases their DPS reliably.
  • There is little effect for Upper Path 2 upgrades, because bombs are not affected by the Lots More Darts crosspath at all.
    • Similarly, Lots More Darts does not synergize well with the Spectre, since Lots More Darts will only increase dart pierce (but the prior Rapid Fire does provide some benefit).

Version History[]

So far, the only changes here are inherited buffs and nerfs based on its previous upgrade.

23.0
  • Buff Monkey Ace dart projectile size increased (2 → 3).
30.0
More of a straight quality of life, Ace has gained a new special toggle button to allow it to turn back and fly in reverse on any selected flight pattern. [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to Reverse Flight
  • Buff Monkey Ace can now toggle flight direction for any pattern.

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Trivia[]

  • Lots More Darts bears a striking resemblence to Even More Tacks for the Tack Shooter.
    • Both upgrades were introduced first in Bloons TD 6.
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