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BTD6
For the BTD4 upgrade of the same name, see Triple Shot (BTD4).
For the Spike-o-pult upgrade in BTD3, see Multi Shot.

Throws 3 darts at a time instead of 1.
~ In-game description

Triple Shot is the third upgrade of Path 2 for the Dart Monkey. With this upgrade, Dart Monkeys will shoot three darts at a time instead of one. Each dart has a base value of 2 pierce, and the lateral darts are shot at an angle of 30°.

This upgrade costs $340 on Easy, $400 on Medium, $430 on Hard, and $480 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Appearance[]

Triple Shot gains a patterned black headband, and a red cover patterned with white three vertical white bars at the front. Darts thrown by the monkey receive red dart flights (i.e. "wings") instead of light-orange.

Crosspathing with path 1 grants it the green/red tail band.

Crosspathing with path 2 grants it the green/red wristbands.

Mechanics[]

Triple Shot retains the improved attack speed of Very Quick Shots, while now throwing three darts per shot, all identical to the regular dart. The darts have a 60° spread. (30° in either direction)

Targeting Priorities[]

Triple Shot targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots straight movement projectiles.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

Adding Enhanced Eyesight adds Camo Prioritization, allowing all its attacks to prioritize Camo Bloons over other types when this secondary targeting option is active.

Full Popology[]

Statistics[]

Damage Types[]

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 32.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-3-X) $340 $400 $430 $480 -
Total (0-3-0) $755 $890 $960 $1,070 $529 $623 $672 $749
Crosspath (1-3-0) $875 $1,030 $1,110 $1,240 $613 $721 $777 $868
Crosspath (2-3-0) $1,060 $1,250 $1,345 $1,505 $742 $875 $942 $1,054
Crosspath (0-3-1) $830 $980 $1,055 $1,180 $581 $686 $739 $826
Crosspath (0-3-2) $1,000 $1,180 $1,270 $1,420 $700 $826 $889 $994

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: BonusMonkeyIcon.png Bonus Monkey!, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals

Strategy[]

Summary[]

Triple Shot is a decent early-game option for general damage to standard bloons, specifically against spaced Yellows and Pinks, as well as groups of weaker bloons. Triple Shot is superior than its sisterly upgrade Crossbow in its specialty, but Crossbow still has the edge versus stronger early-game bloons later on in the game, which means it is often outclassed in most cases.

Tips[]

  • Better early game strategies include low tier Dart Monkeys, Monkey Subs and Ninja Monkeys.
    • Triple Darts is still extremely usable if an optimized strategy is not paramount, or playing on an easier map/difficulty.
  • If the "Bonus Monkey!" and "More Cash" Monkey Knowledge are unlocked, then one 0-3-0 Dart Monkey can be afforded at the start of the game even on Impoppable.
  • Triple Shot synergizes better with Benjamin compared to Crossbow when it comes to penny-pinching early-game income. This is because the Biohack ability's damage buff is more significant on the Triple Shot's multiple darts than the Crossbow's single arrows.

Version History[]

Triple Shot has so far not received any balance changes since it was first released. The price for this upgrade is slightly higher compared to BTD5, however.

Initial release (compared to BTD5)
  • Nerf Cost of Triple Shot increased ($330 → $400)

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Projectiles[]

Trivia[]

  • Like its BTD5 counterpart, the Triple Shot upgrade is inspired by the Triple Dart Bloon in the Bloons series.
  • Triple Shot is the second-cheapest Tier 3 upgrade in BTD6 by the price of the upgrade alone, at $400 on Medium, second to Spike-o-pult, at $300 on Medium.
  • While no longer having (Razor) Sharp Shots in same path, its not as powerful as it was in BTD5, however its easily made up by the (Very) Quick Shots upgrades instead.
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