|“||Boosts attack speed and pierce for all Druids in the radius. Can stack up to 5 times on a single Druid.||”|
Poplust is the fourth upgrade of Path 3 for the Druid. It provides a 15% attack speed and pierce buff to all other Druids in its radius, stacking up to 5 times additively (75% increased attack speed and pierce). Poplust also stacks multiplicatively with Heart of Vengeance and Druid of Wrath, up to a maximum bonus of 7x.
It costs $2125 on Easy, $2500 on Medium, $2700 on Hard, and $3000 on Impoppable.
A group of 6 or more (since they can't buff themselves) Poplust Druids with Thorn Swarm can dish out a lot of damage in combination with previous upgrades, and are especially proficient at thinning out tight Bloon rushes. Poplust can also boost a Superstorm Druid, greatly increasing the rate at which the tower fires all of its powerful projectiles. When deployed with a level 18 Obyn Greenfoot, all Druids of Wrath begin the round with 200 pops which effectively doubles their base attack speed. This is further improved with Obyn's boosts to Magic Monkeys at level 2 and 11, increasing their range and pierce. All the Druids can also be boosted by Alchemist's Berserker Brew and Stronger Stimulant with increased attack speed, range, pierce and damage; with eight thorns each dealing more than two layers of damage, the tower is able to dish out a significant amount of damage quickly and consistently.
Alternatively, the player may opt to follow the top path. Heart of Thunder is affected by the attack speed buffs, providing incredible popping power but less layer damage potential.
- Part of the upgrade description used to be "[...] Can stack with up to 4 other Poplust Druids" but this segment of the description has changed in Version 3.0 due to ambiguity.
- "Poplust" is a reference to the term "bloodlust".
- Unlike Shinobi Tactics, Poplust does not buff itself.
- Before Version 20.0, the description was "Boosts attack speed for other Druids in the radius. [...]" but was changed to include pierce as well. It is not known whether it already grants nearby Druids with extra pierce as well.