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Massivization allows nails to pop 8 Bloons at once, including frozen. Also increases Foam and Sentry effectiveness.
~ In-game description

Oversize Nails is the 1st upgrade of Path 3 for the Engineer Monkey in Bloons TD 6, corresponding to 9-Inch Nails from previous games. It increases the Engineer's nailgun's pierce by +5 (from 3 to 8), and changes its damage type from Sharp to Shatter. When crosspathed with Sentry Gun, the sentries' pierce is increased by +1 (from 2 to 3) and changes its damage type from Sharp to Shatter. When crosspathed with Cleansing Foam, the foam's pierce is increased by +5 (from 10 to 15). Sentry Expert gives +25% pierce for its specialized sentries, while Sentry Champion gives +2 pierce for the Champion Sentries' plasma balls and +20 pierce to Champion Sentry explosions.

This upgrade costs $380 on Easy, $450 on Medium, $485 on Hard, and $540 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Overview[]

Onails

0-0-1 Oversize Nails Engineer shooting an oversized nail, popping many Red Bloons

Engineer Monkeys with Oversize Nails sport a black cap with a grey front face, as well as a nail gun with a slightly longer grey barrel, instead of the short black barrel of the base nail gun. Each nail shot by the Engineer is a larger light grey nail with green tape near the head.

When used as a crosspath, the nail gun remains as-is, but the amount of grey on the front or black at the back of the Engineer's helmet/cap varies.

Oversize Nails improves the strength of each nail, piercing more Bloons and popping Frozen. Also more pierce for all attacks.

Targeting Priorities[]

Oversize Nails targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. Its main attack shoots straight movement projectiles.

  • 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.

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-X-1) $380 $450 $485 $540 -
Total (0-0-1) $675 $800 $865 $960 $473 $560 $606 $672
Crosspath (1-0-1) $1,100 $1,300 $1,405 $1,560 $770 $910 $984 $1,092
Crosspath (2-0-1) $1,440 $1,700 $1,835 $2,040 $1,008 $1,190 $1,285 $1,428
Crosspath (0-1-1) $885 $1,050 $1,135 $1,260 $620 $735 $795 $882
Crosspath (0-2-1) $1,180 $1,400 $1,515 $1,680 $826 $980 $1,061 $1,176

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

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Oversize Nails improves overall pierce for the Engineer Monkey and allows the Engineer and its sentries to pop Frozen Bloons. This is most useful with countering grouped bloons, more specifically in the early-game, or to improve sentry performance later on.

Tips[]

  • It makes useful early-game pierce akin to a Spike-O-Pult with greater attack speed but with significantly less pierce.
  • When further upgraded along Path 3, particularly with Double Gun, it is quite reliable at anti-stalling early-game bloons.
    • This makes it the best early game Engineer Monkey.
  • Oversize Nails is one of the few Shatter projectile towers that can pair well with Ice Shards for the activation of multiple ice shards.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

Engineer crosspathing had previously been almost completely useless, but in later updates this upgrade among other upgrades have received crosspathing benefits in later updates.

20.0
Continuing our efforts to make crosspaths meaningful and fit the style of each path more solidly, a number of crosspath and base level balance shifts were made.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Oversize Nails now adds +1 pierce to all sentries deployed by the Engineer and allows them to pop Frozen bloons.
21.0
Engineer is quite poor in terms of crosspathing, so we've added crosspath benefits to Cleansing Foam as well as an overall price buff to the middle crosspathing upgrades. [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF Oversize Nails now improves Cleansing Foam pierce by +5.
23.0
  • BUFF Oversize Nails now increases Sentry Expert specialized sentry pierce by +25% instead of a straight +1 pierce.
35.0
  • BUFF Oversize Nails pierce bonus for Sentry Champion plasma increased (+1 -> +2)
39.0
  • BUFF Oversize Nails pierce bonus for Sentry Champion explosion increased (+1 -> +20)

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

22.0
  • Change Description changed from "Massive nails pop 8 Bloons at once, and Frozen Bloons." to "Massivization allows nails to pop 8 Bloons at once, including frozen. Also increases Foam effectiveness."
24.0
  • Change Description changed from "Massivization allows nails to pop 8 Bloons at once, including frozen. Also increases Foam effectiveness." to "Massivization allows nails to pop 8 Bloons at once, including frozen. Also increases Foam and Sentry effectiveness."

Extra Notes (Version History)[]

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Trivia[]

  • Large nails with a thick cross-sectional area are actually referred as spikes, like the ones of a Spike Factory. So an oversized nail of the Oversize Nails Engineer could actually technically be a spike.


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