Sprays out 16 tacks per volley instead of the usual 8.
~ BTD5 description
Sprays out 16 tacks per volley.
~ BTD6 description

The Tack Sprayer is the third upgrade of Path 1 for the Tack Shooter in Bloons TD 5, costing $425 on Easy, $500 on Medium, $540 on Hard and $600 on Impoppable. Instead of 8 tacks shooting out, it shoots out 16 tacks, making it more powerful than before and pops more bloons too, allowing less bloons to sneak through defences.

In BTD6, this upgrade returns as the third upgrade of Path 3. It has been split from the path containing Faster Shooting and Even Faster Shooting, and instead Tack Sprayer fits along the path that increases the amount of tacks sprayed at once. It also shoots 16 tacks, but it now shoots 16 tacks instead of 12 tacks from Even More Tacks, along with getting a noticeable fire rate increase (by 33% to be precise). It costs $385 on Easy, $450 on Medium, $485 on Hard, and $540 on Impoppable.



  • Sometimes the Tack Sprayer seems to pop 2 layers of bloon. That is because 2 tacks hit the same bloon.
  • Tack Sprayer can pop MOAB-Class Bloons far more efficiently than Bloons TD 5's Ring of Fire.
    • This is because the Ring of Fire only does 1 damage while many tacks can hit the bulky frame, resulting in about 5 damage.
  • A Tack Sprayer and a Blade Shooter can pop 16 bloons per shot even though Tack Sprayer upgrade is cheaper than Blade Shooter.
    • However, it fires slower than a Blade Shooter.
    • This is not true in BTD6 as blades pop six bloons each.
  • In BTD5, the Tack Sprayer upgrade icon shows only 12 tacks instead of 16. In BTD6, only four tacks are shown.
  • This upgrade is more efficient paired with third and fourth level in Tack Research Center and other extra pierce boosts in Monkey Knowledge; this is because that more projectiles gain the extra pierce while there are lesser Blade Shooter's blades that gain the boosts.
  • Tack Sprayer is the only Path 3 Tack Shooter upgrade to make a return from one of BTD5's Tack Shooter upgrades.
  • In BTD6, Tack Sprayer without Path 1 upgrades shoots as fast as a normal Tack Shooter with Faster Shooting.
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