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For the BATTD item, see Night Vision X-Ray Goggles.

Allows Sniper to detect and do an additional 2 damage to Camo bloons.
~ In-game description

Night Vision Goggles is the first upgrade of Path 2 for the Sniper Monkey in Bloons TD 6. This upgrade allows the Sniper Monkey to detect Camo Bloons, like in BTD5, but additionally lets the Sniper's bullets deal +2 damage to Camo Bloons. In addition to this, Snipers with this upgrade gain access to the Camo Prioritization target option.

This upgrade costs $210 on Easy, $250 on Medium, $270 on Hard, and $300 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Overview[]

010 sniper camo prio example

0-1-0 Night Vision Goggles Sniper with Camo Prioritization On. It targets Camo Blacks instead of non-Camo Blacks

Night Vision Goggles changes the Sniper's beret from green to blue, or the color of other crosspaths if any, and it receives green goggles with a black strap covering the monkey's head. The goggles supposedly are night vision goggles.

When crosspathed with any upgrade except Tier 5, the Sniper is the same as its non-crosspathed counterpart except gains the green goggles. For Full Auto Rifle, the goggles are modified to have small lenses and are directly attached onto the helmet by a grip.

Night Vision Goggles grants camo detection to the Sniper, as well as dealing +2 damage to camos. It also gains Camo Prioritization.

Targeting Priorities[]

Night Vision Goggles targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots a snipe attack.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

Night Vision Goggles receives Camo Prioritization, allowing it to prioritize Camo Bloons over other types.

Full Popology[]

Statistics[]

Updated as of Version 40.2
Base stats
  • Bullet:
    • Snipe projectile, sharp type, infinite range, 1.59s attack cooldown, 2 damage, +2 (4) Camo damage, 1 impact pierce.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 1-1-0: Bullet damage type changed from sharp to normal. Bullet damage increased from 2 to 4.
  • 2-1-0: Bullet damage increased from 4 to 7.
  • 3-1-0: Bullet damage increased from 7 to 20, and gains +15 Ceramic damage.
  • 4-1-0: Bullet damage increased from 20 to 30, gains +15 Ceramic damage, and stuns affected MOAB-class bloons (MOABs: 3s, BFBs: 1.5s, ZOMGs and DDTs: 0.75s).
  • 5-1-0: Bullet damage increased from 30 to 280, gains +15 Ceramic damage, and cripples affected MOAB-class bloons (MOABs: 7s, BFBs: 6s, ZOMGs: 3s, DDTs: 4s, BADs and Boss: 0.75s).
  • 0-1-1: Bullet attack cooldown reduced from 1.59s to 1.11s.
  • 0-1-2: Bullet attack cooldown reduced from 1.11s to 0.779s.
  • 0-1-3: Bullet attack cooldown reduced from 0.779s to 0.2597s.
  • 0-1-4: Bullet attack cooldown reduced from 0.2597s to 0.1299s, MOAB-class damage gains +2.
  • 0-1-5: Bullet attack cooldown reduced from 0.1299s to 0.0649s, increase attack speed (not attack cooldown) by 1% for every 1% bloon progress, and 0.25x attack cooldown if bloons leak or lives are lost, and MOAB-class damage increased from +2 to +4 MOAB-class damage.
Monkey Knowledge interactions
  • EliteMilitaryTrainingIcon Elite Military Training: All Military Monkeys get a one-off +1000 XP and earn XP in-game 5% faster permanently.
  • CeramicShockIcon Ceramic Shock: Ceramic Bloons shot by all Snipers are slowed down for 2 seconds.
  • FlankingManeuversIcon Flanking Maneuvers: Attacks 10% faster when set targeting priority to "Last".
  • MilitaryConscriptionIcon Military Conscription: First military tower costs only ⅔ of the original cost.
    • Sniper Monkey base cost from $300, $350, $380, and $420 → $200, $235, $255, and $280 on Easy, Medium, Hard, and Impoppable, respectively.
  • AdvancedLogisticsIcon Advanced Logistics: All Military Monkeys base costs reduced by 5%.
    • Sniper Monkey base cost from $300, $350, $380, and $420 → $285, $330, $360, and $400 on Easy, Medium, Hard, and Impoppable, respectively.
      • If Military Conscription is also enabled, the final cost will be $185, $215, $235, and $260.
  • MonkeyEducationIcon Monkey Education: All Monkeys XP earn rate increased by 8%.
  • BetterSellDealsIcon Better Sell Deals: All Monkeys sell for 5% more. Increases sell potency from 70% to 75%.
  • VeteranMonkeyTrainingIcon Veteran Monkey Training: All Monkeys reload time reduced by 3%.

Attack Interactions[]

See also: Attack Interactions/Bloons TD 6/Military
Updated as of Version 37.3
Base attack(s)
  • Bullet:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Also affects Camo Bloons Camo Detection
    • Single Projectile Single Projectile
    • Snipe Snipe
    • Impact Impact
    • Full Map Range (unspecified description of how the tower can attack beyond basic range) Full Map Range
    • Extra damage to all bloon types (2) Extra Damage (2)
    • Extra damage to Camo Bloons (+2) Extra Damage to Camos (+2)

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 43.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
[Module | Data] Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-1-X) $210 $250 $270 $300 -
Total (0-1-0) $505 $600 $650 $720 $354 $420 $455 $504
Crosspath (1-1-0) $800 $950 $1,030 $1,140 $560 $665 $721 $798
Crosspath (2-1-0) $1,905 $2,250 $2,435 $2,700 $1,334 $1,575 $1,705 $1,890
Crosspath (0-1-1) $885 $1,050 $1,135 $1,260 $620 $735 $795 $882
Crosspath (0-1-2) $1,265 $1,500 $1,620 $1,800 $886 $1,050 $1,134 $1,260

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

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Night Vision Goggles not only gives the Sniper with the needed camo popping power, it also makes the Sniper an effective option at specifically countering Camo Bloons. Much of the power of Night Vision Goggles is centered in the early-game at handling early Camo Bloons, especially set on Strong and with the Camo Prioritization target option enabled.

Tips[]

  • While it is an alright upgrade, the main feature of this upgrade's crosspath is its successor, Shrapnel Shot. For Night Vision Goggles itself, it is mainly for handling early-game Camo Bloons, specifically if sniping off strong targets.
  • Utilize the Camo Prioritization target priority to let Night Vision Goggles take advantage of the +2 damage versus camos as well as to snipe out spaced Camos.
  • 1-1-0 is the cheapest upgrade that grants camo detection and lead-popping, of which this attribute is mainly useful for ABR Round 24.
    • The first cheapest option is Ezili, who can do this at Level 1.
  • Just a single 1-1-0 Sniper set on Strong and with Camo Prioritization on can solo all camos on Easy difficulty, assuming sufficient Line of Sight. The same Sniper set on those settings can also be used to weaken the Round 42 Camo Rainbows greatly for cheap.
  • A 3-2-0 and a 0-2-4 Sniper (with lead popping power) can handle all camos on Medium difficulty. However, more firepower is required to handle Round 78, making this strategy unfeasible for Hard difficulty or higher.
  • There are some use cases of keeping Night Vision Snipers without Shrapnel Shot. For instance, if needing to snipe out strong Camos without interruptions from any produced shrapnel. While it is less so the case for higher-tier Snipers, trying out Night Vision Goggles without Shrapnel Shot may be useful on rounds with few or no MOAB-class bloons.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

Creatively, a buff for Path 2 crosspathing has been given to this upgrade by allowing the bullet to deal extra damage to Camo Bloons, starting from Version 11.0. Version 28.0 buffed Night Vision Goggles yet again to be a further camo specialization by introducing Camo Prioritization to various camo-detecting upgrades including this upgrade.

11.0
  • BUFF Night Vision Goggles now allows the Sniper Monkey to deal +2 damage to Camo Bloons. Only affects main bullet.
20.0
  • BUFF Affected by base Sniper attack speed buff
28.0
Instead of saying the same thing each time; many specific crosspaths that add a 'camo specialty' to a tower end up being viewed as rather inferior crosspaths due to camo being quite available to pick up through other methods. To give these upgrades more use even with other forms of camo reveal in play, we have added a brand new Camo Prioritization option that is added to the towers when taking this crosspath. When enabled this filter combines the selected target method with Camo Prioritization (e.g. Strong Camo would work through all Camos in strength order, then revert to normal Strong until any new Camos show up). Individual Monkeys are called out below.
~ Ninja Kiwi, referring to Camo Prioritization
  • BUFF Night Vision Goggles now grants Sniper Monkey the new Camo Prioritization filter
41.0
Sniper Monkey has some very powerful upgrades but also many poor stepping stones. We felt this tower needed a big price shuffle all around, pushing down the cost of many underwhelming upgrades but returning this back into stronger upgrades.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Night Vision Goggles price reduced from $300 to $250

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

11.0
  • [Undocumented] Description changed from "Allows the sniper to detect and shoot Camo Bloons." to "Allows Sniper to detect and do an additional 2 damage to Camo bloons."

Extra Notes (Version History)[]

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Trivia[]

  • Night Vision Goggles was the first upgrade in BTD6 that dealt increased damage to a bloon with a special property other than Fortified, Lead, Ceramic, or MOAB-class.
    • It remained the only upgrade (including its derivatives) to deal extra damage to camo, until Sauda was released in Version 24.0. Her Level 19+ upgrade allows her to deal extra damage to various bloon types.
    • As of Version 31.0, Monkey Ace can deal +1 damage to Camo Bloons when upgraded to Spy Plane, making Sniper Monkey no longer the only non-hero tower to gain bonus damage to Camo.
  • The Version 11.0 buff to Night Vision Goggles in BTD6 was likely inspired by the Dragon Eyes trinket in Bloons Adventure Time TD.
  • All Snipers with the Night Vision Goggles upgrade will wear night vision goggles, except for all Tier 5 upgrades.
  • The blue beret given to Night Vision Goggles is likely the same as its BTD5 counterpart, whose previous upgrade Faster Firing changes color of the beret to blue.
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