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Overview

The Dartling Gun is a tower that shoots fast, but inaccurately towards the mouse with infinite range. It has very powerful and expensive upgrades making it more of a late game tower. It is considered to be the 3rd most powerful tower in the game, after the Super Monkey and the Heli Pilot. Costs $950.

Upgrades

Dartling Gun
Directed Fire
More accurate and pops 3 bloons
$750
Tier 1
Total cost: $1,700
Unlock the challenge for this tower by unlocking 5L (Golden Barrage).

Complete the challenge to unlock 3S (Unloader Plus).

Faster Barrel Spin
Shoots very fast
$1,200
Tier 2
Total cost: $2,900
Unloader
Unleash a barrage
$4,300
Tier 3L
Total cost: $7,200
Laser Cannon
Lasers pop several bloons and are shot faster
$5,900
Tier 3M
Total cost: $8,800
Hydra Rockets
Rockets that explode
$6,600
Tier 3R
Total cost: $9,500
Unloader Plus
Wider and Stronger Barrage
$5,000
Tier 3S
Total cost: $7,900
Rank 35
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Flechette Darts
Darts split into smaller darts
$8,500
Tier 4L
Total cost: $15,700
Rank 35
BP.png x7

Ray of Doom
Does continuous damage over a large distance
$39,000
Tier 4M
Total cost: $47,800
Rank 35
BP.png x5

Rocket Storm
Shoots a wide array of rockets
$13,900
Tier 4R
Total cost: $23,400
Rank 35
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Golden Bolts
Does heavy damage to bloons
$15,000
Tier 4S
Total cost: $22,900
Rank 59
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Golden Barrage
Golden Bolts do rapid damage
$17,000
Tier 5L
Total cost: $32,700
Rank 59
BP.png x15

Hyper Ultra Beam
Does way more damage
$85,000
Tier 5M
Total cost: $132,800
Rank 59
BP.png x11

BADS
Wave upon a wave of rockets
$21,000
Tier 5R
Total cost: $44,400
Rank 59
BP.png x25

Golden Shower
Shoots sparkles and pure energy
$63,000
Tier 5S
Total cost: $85,900

Total BP.png to fully unlock: 94

Tips

  • This tower always aims at your mouse. To keep the tower in the same place, force your cursor out of the game window by using either Alt+Tab or a touch screen. This will keep the tower from changing position.
    • You can also move your mouse out of the game window directly, but this may result in Heli Pilots being sent to the edge of the screen.
  • Can pop camo by default.
  • Can pop lead with all middle and right upgrades, and 5S.
  • Can damage HTAs with all middle and right upgrades, 4S, and 5S.
  • Team up a Hyper Ultra Beam with a 3S Village to make the ULTRA DEATH BEAM!
  • Can solo a Party Blimp using 5M Dartling Gunner and 5S Village

Advantages/Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Has infinite range
  • Can detect camo bloons
  • Higher tiers are great against MOABs
  • Middle path has amazing grouped popping power, basically infinite at the 4th & 5th tiers
  • Good against shielded bloons (excluding Right path)
  • Aims towards the mouse, meaning that you can tell it what to pop

Disadvantages

  • Expensive
  • Can't pop lead until higher tiers
  • Difficult to control when managing other towers mid-round
  • Lower tiers struggle against HTAs and DDTs

Trivia

  • Before 1.2, when you clicked on the minigun barrel it would count it as clicking on the tower. so it would block access to other towers, as the barrel moved with your cursor.
  • Before 1.1, the 4M and 5M upgrades were cheaper, but less powerful. The Right path was also buffed in 1.1.
  • In BTD5, Rocket Storm was the name of the activated ability for the BADS.
  • Before 1.2, it was possible to buy on Impoppable on round 1.
    • It is currently possible to do so using the Unidentified Laughing Object, added in 1.5.
Towers
Dart Monkey.png Tack Shooter.png
Boomarang Thrower.png Sniper Monkey.png
Ninja Monkey.png Bomb Shooter.png
Monkey Submarine.png Charge Tower.png
Glue Gunner.png Ice Monkey.png
Monkey Buccaneer.png Monkey Engineer.png
Monkey Ace.png Bloonchipper.png
Monkey Alchemist.png Monkey Apprentice.png
Monkey Village.png Banana Tree.png
Mortar Launcher.png Dartling Gun.png
Spike Factory.png Heli Pilot.png
Plasma Monkey.png Super Monkey.png
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