Sharp Shooter does powerful Crit Shots every few seconds that do a lot more damage.
~ BTD6

Sharp Shooter is the fourth-tier Path 3 upgrade for the Dart Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It changes the original crossbow design to a more advanced design. This upgrade also gives the Dart Monkey black boots and a black cover for its tail.

It costs $1,700 on Easy, $2,000 on Medium, $2,160 on Hard and $2,400 on Impoppable.

This upgrade allows the Dart Monkey to shoot stronger arrows that can pop up to 6 layers and move at an even faster projectile speed. It also allows the Dart Monkey to shoot arrows that deal Critical damage, which pops at least 50 layers instead of 6. The arrows will shoot a critical damage arrow onto bloons once once every 8-12 shots. In this way, the Sharp Shooter can pop an entire Ceramic Bloon in a single shot if a Critical shot is made in the earlier rounds.



Sharp Shooter serves as an alright early-midgame tower, but it faces a lot of competition. Sharp Shooter can miss its shots and its crits can be inconsistent. In addition, its low pierce means that it can at times struggle to deal with the children leftover after a higher-tier bloon is popped.


  • This upgrade can be useful for chipping away at Zebras and Rainbows and for easily eliminating anything below them.
  • Always try to account for any RNG in terms of the frequency of the critical hits.
  • Due to its low pierce, it is best to pair it with a tower with some minor cleanup to help deal with low tier bloons that get past it.

Update HistoryEdit


Buff Sharp Shooter now deals more damage per shot (4 —> 5).


Buff Sharp Shooter now deals more damage per shot (5 --> 6)


Buff Sharp Shooter projectile speed increased from 300 -> 400. Crossbow Master remains at 450 speed.



  • In Version 4.0, the Sharp Shooter normal damage per shot has become matched the normal damage that Crossbow Master could do minus the lead popping power.
    • In Version 12.0, the Sharp Shooter main attack damage per shot had been increased by +1, but had again ignored a buff to Crossbow Master. This gave Crossbow Master less non-crit base damage per shot.
      • This has since been fixed as of Version 12.1.
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