For the upgrade in the Bloons Super Monkey 2, see Plasma Vision (BSM2).
Plasma vaporizes everything it touches
BTD3 and BTD5 descriptions
Plasma shoots twice as fast and vaporizes everything it touches!
Plasma vaporizes almost everything it touches.
Rank 13 (BTD5)
TBA City Cash, Rank TBA (BMC) TBA XP (BTD6)
N/A (BTD4) 1 (BTD5 and BTD6)
3 (BTD4) 2 (BTD5 and BTD6)
$3400 (Easy) $4000 (Medium) $4320 (Hard) BTD5-BTD6: $4250 (Easy) $5000 (Medium) $5400 (Hard) $6000 (Impoppable) $4000 (BTDB Mobile) Plasma Vision is the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Super Monkey in BTD5. It makes the Super Monkey shoot plasma balls instead of lasers that can pop any type of bloon, as well as increasing the number of bloons it can pop. It costs $4250 on Easy, $5000 on Medium, $5400 on Hard, and $6000 on Impoppable.
Plasma Blasts returns as the 2nd upgrade of Path 1 for the Super Monkey in BTD6. It also makes the Super Monkey shoot plasma balls instead of lasers, but neither of them can pop Purple Bloons without special upgrades. It costs $4250 on Easy, $5000 on Medium, $5400 on Hard, and $6000 on Impoppable.
In Mobile versions, it is not as good against MOAB-class bloons compared to Laser Vision unless Robo Monkey is bought, since it shoots slower and doesn't deal that +1 damage to MOAB-class bloons.
Plasma Vision is a very useful upgrade in the Flash version because it shoots even faster than Laser Vision and can pop more bloons per projectile.
Plasma Vision Super Monkeys vaporizing MOABs in BTD5.
The Plasma Vision upgrade button in BTD3.
Plasma Vision upgrade button in BTD4
Plasma Vision upgrade button in BTD5
A Super Monkey attacking with Plasma Vision in BTD3.
Plasma Monkey's beams moving as the tower itself moves. In effect, this happens.
The Plasma Vision/Blasts as seen in BTD5 Steam
Plasma Monkey vs Robo Plasma
Bloons Monkey City artwork
A Super Monkey with Plasma Vision is better at taking down non M.O.A.B. Class Bloons than a Robo Monkey with no Path 1 upgrades.
A Robo Monkey with Plasma Vision can fire 2 Plasma streams, with a higher popping power of 5 for each arm compared to the 3 of this tower. (7 in BTD6)
In BTD3, this upgrade doesn't change how the Super Monkey looks. In BTD4 and later versions however, it'll give the Super Monkey a purple cape and goggles, possibly to prevent copyright problems.
In Co-op Mode, Plasma Vision used to be nerfed and it shoots slower, but pops twice as much bloons; this was mostly based on computer performance.
On BTD Battles, this tower (and by extention the Robo Monkey) is affected by lag, and can in some cases shoot at half speed. While on BTD5 (and Deluxe), it is a solid beam of plasma.
On Bloons TD 5 Mobile, and Bloons TD Battles Mobile, this tower shoots slower than double the speed of lasers. This is noticable when comparing its firing speed to the Robo Monkey, the gap between each projectile is larger.
In Bloons Monkey City, the artwork shows the "B" from the chest in a mirror-like view.
In BTD3 and BTD4, Plasma Vision cost the same as the Super Monkey without upgrades.
With the introduction of the Purple Bloon in Bloons TD 6, the Plasma Vision info was changed from "Plasma vaporizes everything it touches" to "Plasma vaporizes almost everything it touches."