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Can re-freeze Bloons that are already frozen.
~ In-game description

Re-Freeze is the second upgrade of Path 3 for the Ice Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It allows the Ice Monkey to reapply a new freeze status effect to Frozen Bloons, regardless of what tower caused the freezing. In turn, this changes its damage type from Cold Type (pops Black, Purple) Cold to Glacier Type (pops Black, Purple, Frozen) Glacier.

This upgrade costs $190 on Easy, $225 on Medium, $245 on Hard, and $270 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Overview[]

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Re-Freeze

This upgrade equips the Ice Monkey with navy-blue shades, and its gloves are a darker grey.

With this upgrade, the Ice Monkey can refreeze nearby bloons, allowing it to affect Frozen Bloons.

Targeting Priorities[]

Re-Freeze produces freezing blasts in a zone-like style. Technically, the Ice Monkey is locked on the Close targeting priority. However, for simplicity reasons, this monkey has no targeting priorities.

Full Popology[]

Statistics[]

Updated as of Version 37.3
Base stats
  • Freeze:
    • Zone, glacier type, detects centerpoint hitbox, 27 range, 2.4s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 40 pierce, freezes for 1.5s. Blast radius matches current range.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 2+-0-2:
    • Freeze damage type changed to metal glacier freeze (damages all except White)
  • 3+-0-2:
    • Can reapply Shardable status effect.
  • 4-0-2:
    • Can reapply Embrittlement status effect.
  • 5-0-2:
    • Can reapply Super Brittle status effect.
  • Tier 3+ with x-x-2
    • Can apply freeze effect on Ceramics for 100% duration instead of 50%.
Monkey Knowledge interactions

Attack Interactions[]

See also: Attack Interactions/Bloons TD 6/Primary
Updated as of Version 37.3
Base attack(s)
  • Freezing:
    • Glacier Type (pops Black, Purple, Frozen) Glacier
    • Area of Effect Area of Effect
    • Target Bloon(s) (unless upgraded to tier 5) Target Bloon
    • Freeze (standard bloons, 1 Freeze

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-2) $190 $225 $245 $270 -
Total (0-0-2) $765 $900 $975 $1,080 $536 $630 $683 $756
Crosspath (1-0-2) $890 $1,050 $1,135 $1,260 $623 $735 $795 $882
Crosspath (2-0-2) $1,185 $1,400 $1,515 $1,680 $830 $980 $1,061 $1,176
Crosspath (0-1-2) $955 $1,125 $1,220 $1,350 $669 $788 $854 $945
Crosspath (0-2-2) $1,335 $1,575 $1,705 $1,890 $935 $1,103 $1,194 $1,323

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

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Re-Freeze allows the Ice Monkey to freeze bloons that are already frozen. Giving it extra attack speed allows it to perma-freeze bloons in place, especially useful against Super Ceramics. This is especially so for 0-2-2 Ice Monkeys, which are valuable in the late-game thanks to its very powerful stalling power for an incredibly low cost.

Tips[]

  • The value of Re-Freeze comes from re-freezing the same bloon more than once. Because of this, a 0-2-2 Ice Monkey is especially powerful thanks to permastalling a bloon by itself aside from frozen-immune bloons, more specifically Zebra Bloons and White Bloons.
    • 0-2-2 Ice Monkeys are excellent choices for stalling Ceramics in place, making it easier for other towers to destroy the Ceramics before they can speed past them. This is because of how much faster the Ice Monkey freezes bloons compared to the freeze durations, thereby almost permastalling the bloons in place. While Enhanced Freeze attacks every 1.8 seconds while applying a freeze time of 1.7 seconds, it should be desirable to upgrade to Deep Freeze to allow freezing for 2.2 seconds.
    • One 0-2-2 Ice Monkey is sufficient to solo a Golden Bloon in the earlier rounds.
  • Groups of 1-0-2 Ice Monkeys may work at applying Permafrost at all times while perma-freezing the bloons, but it is not as reliable as multiple 0-2-2, as the whole point of Re-Freeze is mostly to perma-freeze and therefore freeze caught bloons for prolonged periods.
  • As of version 32.0, upgrading to 0-2-2 is now required to fully perma-freeze without needing attack speed buffs (such as Jungle Drums), as Enhanced Freeze now only freezes just barely short enough that bloons can unfreeze and move a moment before being frozen again.
  • Super Brittle requires this upgrade to refresh debuff duration.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

0-1-2 Ice Monkey (and later 0-2-2 Ice Monkey due to further nerfs to 0-1-2) strives in the late-game thanks to its superior Super Ceramic stalling, but it and its previous upgrade got price nerfs to counter this.

2.0
  • BUFF Affected by base Ice pierce buff
28.0
[...] Additionally some smaller price nerfs have been made along the lower tiers of bottom path as each of these upgrades has been standing out a little much.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF Re-Freeze price increased from $200 → $225
34.0
  • NERF Affected by base Ice pierce nerf
37.0
  • NERF Tier 2 and below Ice Monkey freeze duration reduced by 50% on ceramics.
39.0
  • BUFF Affected by base Ice pierce buff

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

Extra Notes (Version History)[]

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Videos[]

Trivia[]

  • In BTD5 Flash and similar Flash versions of Bloons TD 5 Generation games, Ice Towers automatically allow can refreeze bloons. In Mobile versions (except BTDB Mobile since Version 3.6), Ice Towers cannot refreeze bloons. In BTD6, being able to refreeze bloons is an Ice Monkey upgrade.


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