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BTD6

Darts automatically seek out and pop Bloons by themselves.
~ In-game description

Neva-Miss Targeting (also known as Neva-Miss) is the Tier 3 upgrade of Path 3 for the Monkey Ace in Bloons TD 6. Just like the BTD5 counterpart, this upgrade will allow the darts to actively home in on bloons. The difference from the older version, however, is that all darts will always seek at bloons regardless of position. In this way, this optimizes the potential of each dart to hit as many bloons as possible, and therefore practically "never miss". It also increases each darts projectile speed and lifespan by ~50%.

It costs $1,870 on Easy, $2,200 on Medium, $2,375 on Hard, and $2,640 on Impoppable.

Appearance[]

Neva-Miss Targeting adds a pair of jet engines with flames protruding out the end to the Monkey Ace's plane. The wings change from red to black, while the body of the plane remains red. It still keeps its propeller.

Strategy[]

Tower Prices[]

Updated as of version 30.0
Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade Cost (x-x-3) $1,870 $2,200 $2,375 $2,640
Total Cost (0-0-3) $3,230 $3,800 $4,105 $4,560
Total Cost (1-0-3) $3,780 $4,450 $4,805 $5,340
Total Cost (2-0-3) $4,330 $5,100 $5,505 $6,120
Total Cost (0-1-3) $3,400 $4,000 $4,320 $4,800
Total Cost (0-2-3) $3,695 $4,350 $4,700 $5,220

Summary[]

The homing power of Neva-Miss Targeting greatly increases the efficiency of each dart, almost guaranteeing that each dart doesn't waste any damage potential. The sheer amount of projectiles and moderate attack speed makes it a good option for Berserker Brew and Stronger Stimulant, increasing potential popping power even further. Overall, it is a good upgrade all-round on maps where conventional meta early mid-game towers such as 2-0-4 Armor Piercing Darts + Alch or 4-0-2 Bloonjitsu + Alch are less viable, specifically on maps with either lack of water, or overcoming limitations in range or Line of Sight.

Tips[]

  • Berserker Brew or Stronger Stimulant improves its overall popping power by a large amount. Neva-Miss benefits greatly from the extra damage, attack speed, and pierce. Even though its darts have plenty of pierce already, this can help increase its overall reliability against mid-game bloons.
  • 2-0-3 Neva-Miss crosspath is usually better rather than 0-2-3. This is because the extra attack speed and darts from both Path 1 upgrades (Rapid Fire and Lots More Darts) greatly improves its overall popping power. 0-2-3, however, is still viable if no form of external camo detection is available.
  • Due to its global range, pairing this with Berserker Brew or Stronger Stimulant makes a good replacement to other common early mid-game combos (such as 4-0-2 Bloonjitsu + Alch or 2-0-4 Armor Piercing Darts + Alch).
  • The homing algorithm of Neva-Miss Targeting darts are not as aggressive compared to Monkey Sub darts or Ninja Monkey's Seeking Shuriken, but this upgrade is still very advantageous due to its global range.
  • Neva-Miss is overall more accurate than Spectre, and benefits much more greatly from Alchemist buffs than Overclock, which would be much more beneficial for Spectre. It is recommended to only upgrade to Spectre once sufficient support towers are bought as backup.

Version History[]

Neva-Miss Targeting has been buffed slightly to make its homing functionality more smart.

8.0
  • Buff Projectile lifespan increased by 50%
  • Buff Projectile speed increased by 50%
  • Buff Increased homing tightness
9.0
  • Buff No longer performs considerably worse with the Accelerated Aerodarts knowledge active.
14.0
  • Change Global Range tracking no longer stutters unreasonably (darts now only seek after it hits a bloon and hits the closest bloon instead of the first bloon).
23.0
  • Buff Monkey Ace dart projectile size increased (2 → 3)
  • Buff Monkey Ace attack cooldown reduced (2.1s → 1.68s). No attack speed changes for 1-0-3 Neva-Miss Targeting.
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.

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Trivia[]

  • Before Version 8.0 buffs, Neva-Miss Targeting was highly inaccurate, due to the darts having an ineffective homing algorithm.
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