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Overview

The Tack Shooter is the second tower to be unlocked in Bloons TDX, at rank 2. It shoots 8 tacks around it with each shot. It costs $370 to place.

Upgrades

Tack Shooter
Faster Shooter
Shoots Faster
$170
Tier 1
Total cost: $540
Unlock the challenge for this tower by unlocking 5M (Ring of Fire).

Complete the challenge to unlock 3S (Bomb Sprayer).

Even More Tacks
Shoots Even Faster
$230
Tier 2
Total cost: $770
Blade Shooter
Blades pop 3 bloons and move faster
$740
Tier 3L
Total cost: $1,510
Red Hot Tacks
Pops lead and melts ceramic
$340
Tier 3M
Total cost: $1,110
Tack Sprayer
Shoots 16 tacks
$630
Tier 3R
Total cost: $1,400
Bomb Sprayer
Shoots bombs in eight directions
$2,200
Tier 3S
Total cost: $2,970
Rank 17
BP.png x2

Max. Torque Blades
Blades spin, giving them more range and power
$1,330
Tier 4L
Total cost: $2,840
Rank 17
BP.png x3

Flame Jets
Four Jets pop several layers off of several bloons
$1,550
Tier 4M
Total cost: $2,660
Rank 17
BP.png x3

Tack Storm
Shoots a storm of tacks
$2,300
Tier 4R
Total cost: $3,700
Rank 17
BP.png x15

Firecracker Shooter
Firecrackers have wilder explosions
$5,900
Tier 4S
Total cost: $8,870
Rank 41
BP.png x5

Blade Maelstrom
Launches a wave of blades
$2,800
Tier 5L
Total cost: $5,640
Rank 41
BP.png x7

Ring of Fire
Big ring of fire rapidly pops 3 layers of bloon
$3,900
Tier 5M
Total cost: $6,560
Rank 41
BP.png x7

Tack Typhoon
Unleash a Typhoon of tacks on the whole track
$5,600
Tier 5R
Total cost: $9,300
Rank 41
BP.png x25

Fireworks
Pretty and dangerous for bloons
$14,400
Tier 5S
Total cost: $23,270

Total BP.png to fully unlock: 67

Tips

  • Can pop camo with 4L, 5L, and 5R.
  • Can pop lead with 4L, 5L, all middle upgrades, and all stacked upgrades.
  • Can damage HTAs with the ability on 5L, 4M, 5M, and all stacked upgrades.

Advantages/Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Good spread damage, especially with right and stack paths.
  • Good at shield removal early game.
  • Decently versatile early game tower.
  • 4M, 5M, 4S, and 5S, are some of the very few towers that can do AoE damage to shields.
  • Good for time trials.

Disadvantages

  • Requires the stack upgrade and/or Monkey Village support to do well late game.
  • Only really useful at corners/loops.
  • Struggles against high tier bloons.
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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