Adora's devotion compels her to strike Bloons down with furious vengeance.
~ Bloons TD6

Adora is a Hero in Bloons Tower Defense 6 that was added to the game in update 14.0. She shoots homing sunbeams that can pop up to 7 bloons per shot, including Lead Bloons. She cannot detect Camo Bloons without support, and cannot pop Purple Bloons without her first ability. She costs $850 on Easy, $1000 on Medium, $1080 on Hard and $1200 on Impoppable. Adora can be unlocked for BloonjaminsIcon.png 5000.

In update 16.0, Adora receives a new skin called 'Joan of Arc Adora'. It costs BloonjaminsIcon.png 2500 to unlock.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Adora will start upgrading herself every round upon placement. She earns more XP each round to unlock her next upgrade irrespective of how many bloons she pops, but at a slower rate than some other heroes. Her upgrades can also be immediately bought with cash, though the amount of cash required to purchase the next upgrade will typically increase as the upgrades get higher, making self-upgrading an important element for her overall power.

Adora requires almost twice as much experience (specifically 1.71x) to level up compared to Quincy, Gwendolin, Striker Jones, and Obyn Greenfoot. However, she is unique in that at Level 7, she can sacrifice other towers to gain experience from them depending on their cost. See below for further details.

  • Level 1 - Divine Bolt seeks out and destroys Bloons.
    • Each Divine Bolt can pierce through 6 Bloons.
  • Level 2 - Increased attack range.
  • Level 3 - The Long Arm of Light: Greatly increases attack range and power for a short time.
  • Level 4 - Shoots double Divine Bolts.
  • Level 5 - Divine bolts pierce through more Bloons
    • 2 more pierce, 8 in total
  • Level 6 - Shoots 3 Divine Bolts at a time.
  • Level 7 - Blood Sacrifice: Sacrifice a targeted Tower to grant Adora large amounts of XP and boost her attack range and rate of fire for a short time.
    • It is not mentioned that this buff also applies to nearby Sun Avatars and above.
  • Level 8 - Shoots 4 Divine Bolts at a time.
  • Level 9 - Increased attack range.
  • Level 10 - Ball of Light: Brings forth a powerful ball of energy to strike down the Bloons.
  • Level 11 - Adora increases attack speed.
  • Level 12 - Shoots 5 Divine Bolts at a time.
  • Level 13 - Divine Bolts pierce through more Bloons (5 more pierce, 13 in total).
  • Level 14 - Shoots 6 Divine Bolts at a time.
  • Level 15 - Divine Bolts burn through an extra Bloon layer.
  • Level 16 - The Long Arm of Light becomes even more deadly.
  • Level 17 - Adora increases attack speed even more.
  • Level 18 - Shoots 8 Divine Bolts at a time.
  • Level 19 - Increased attack range.
  • Level 20 - Ball of Light is greatly improved.

Activated Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • The Long Arm of Light - While active, Adora's attack range and power are boosted tremendously. This ability also allows her to pop Purple Bloons. This ability becomes even more potent at Level 16.
    Level 3 :+5 pierce, double range and allow Adora to pop purple bloons for 10 seconds.
    Level 16: Now doubles damage for 15 seconds.
  • Blood Sacrifice - Adora can sacrifice another tower on the field to give herself a large XP boost for no cost. The amount varies depending on the cost of the tower and its upgrades, with more expensive towers granting more XP. The amount is 4 times the value of the sacrificed tower; i.e., if she sacrifices a tower worth $6,500, it's as though she applied $26,000 toward XP.
    Additionally, upon activation Adora and all Sun Avatars in range receive 10% attack speed and range for 10 seconds, essentially the cooldown time for the ability. Blood Sacrifice buff also affects Sun Temple and True Sun God.
  • Ball of Light - A ball of light surrounds Adora for a short while, doing massive damage against a single target at (apparently) unlimited range. This attack, while independent, relies on the same targeting priority as Adora herself. This ability becomes more powerful when Adora is fully leveled up. At level 20, it can remain active more than half the time, allowing her to take down a B.A.D. single-handedly on some maps. Although Adora cannot detect camo Bloons without support (e.g. radar scanner) the ball of light itself CAN detect camo, if it passes through the radius of a 0-2-0 village, as it is orbiting the tower, even when Adora herself is not within the radius.

True Sun God[edit | edit source]

If a level 20 Adora is in range of a Sun Temple when upgrading to the True Sun God, she will float into the air and change to a more powerful form, granting her with +5 damage and +30 pierce for all of her attacks. If the Sun Temple upgrades to the Avatar of the Vengeful Monkey, Adora will transform into a "vengeful" version of herself. This form however is not more powerful than the True Sun God version and is purely cosmetic. She remains in the empowered form even if the True Sun God or Avatar of the Vengeful Monkey is sold or sacrificed.

On Adora's Temple, if she transforms into the vengeful version, the map's appearance changes as well; the temple becomes dark, and the water pools turn blood-red.

In-Game Quotes[edit | edit source]

Original Adora[edit | edit source]

When selected on the Heroes menu:

  • "Embrace the sun!" (Ball of Light Activation Quote)

When placed:

  • "It is time."
  • "We begin at once!"

When selected:

  • "What next?"
  • "I await the transformation." (Only in normal or True Sun God form)
  • "Yes?" (In a more deep and ominous tone, only in Vengeful Sun God form)
  • "Alright then."
  • "Yes?"
  • "I grow restless."
  • "This had better be worth it."
  • "Shall I teach you about... regret?" (When annoyed)
  • "You will reconsider your actions." (When annoyed further)
  • "I can have that broken." (When annoyed in Vengeful Sun God form)
  • "I shall have that broken." (When annoyed further in Vengeful Sun God form)

When upgraded:

  • "Oh ho ho ho!"
  • "Oh ho ho ho ho ho!"
  • "Feel the sun's power!"
  • "Embrace the power!"
  • "Feel the light."
  • "The temple provides!"
  • "Radiant!"
  • "Elevate me to the kingdom of the sun!" (Level 20)

When transformed into her sun god form:

  • "Embrace the power!"

When MOAB-class Bloon appears:

  • "Ready yourselves!" (MOAB appeared)
  • "Be prepared!" (BFB or DDT appeared)
  • "Ready the force of the sun!" (ZOMG appeared)
  • "The sun defends us!" (BAD appeared)

When MOAB-class Bloon is destroyed:

  • "Well done!"
  • "We are favored!"

When Bloons escape:

  • "Halt!"
  • "Get it together!"

When activating ability:

  • "Feel the Light!"(The Long Arm of Light)
  • "Let there be light!" (Blood Sacrifice)
  • "Embrace the sun!" (Ball of Light)

Joan of Arc Adora[edit | edit source]

When selected on the Heroes menu:

  • "I was born to do this!"

When placed:

  • "I am not afraid."
  • "Strategy before strength!"

When selected:

  • "Direct me."
  • "Let us commence!"
  • "Yes?"
  • "By your leave."
  • "This will end badly!" (when annoyed)
  • "This will end badly." (when annoyed further)

When upgraded:

  • "Yet stronger!"
  • "Rejoice."
  • "Rejoice!"
  • "Onwards to victory!"
  • "Radiant!"
  • "I was born to do this!" (Level 20, different tone)

When transformed into her sun god form:

  • "Burn, Burn!"

When MOAB-class Bloon appears:

  • "Have courage!" (MOAB appeared)
  • "Prepared yourselves!" (BFB, ZOMG or DDT appeared)
  • "Invoke the higher powers!" (BAD appeared)

When MOAB-class Bloon is destroyed:

  • "All is as it should be."

When Bloons escape:

  • "Rally now!"
  • "Rally now!" (In slightly different tone)

When activating ability:

  • "Be the light!" (The Long Arm of Light)
  • "Let there be light!" (Blood Sacrifice)
  • "We are the righteous!" (Ball of Light)

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Adora is primarily an offense-based hero who relies heavily on support for optimizing her strengths. She shoots homing sunbeam projectiles with moderate pierce and good range, and can shoot more projectiles per shot at higher levels. Although arguably decent early-game, she is weak in mid-game without utilizing her Blood Sacrifice ability to gain higher levels. Backup support is important to act as a safety net while her abilities are on cooldown, and external buffs such as Berserker Brew and Radar Scanner are important to ensure she can utlize her maximum power. The one major advantage is that she is able to sacrifice towers on any game mode, allowing potential to add alternate defenses.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Try Alch-buffing Adora, as her many projectiles benefit much from Alchemist buffs compared to other heroes.
  • Use her abilities wisely, as her main overall power in all stages of the game, especially late-game, comes from both of her abilities.
  • If unneeded towers are still on screen, the Blood Sacrifice ability can be used to wipe them out. If this is desired, especially on CHIMPS where early-game towers can block placement of more powerful towers, then this is a suitable choice of hero to pick.
  • If you have a Monkey City, be sure to use the free Dart Monkeys provided to buff Adora through Blood Sacrifice. Although this will not improve her leveling like normal towers would, the free sacrifices will help give her practically a full-uptime free buff for Adora.
  • It is not recommended to use Adora on CHIMPS or on Co-Op Mode:
    • On CHIMPS, you are unable to farm for additional towers and Adora is relatively weak on lower levels against Ceramic Bloons and MOAB-class bloons. Her capability to sacrifice towers can end up losing more money than you can gain back, as she is unable to naturally reach level 20 without Energizer or sacrificing precious defense. Should you use her on CHIMPS, it might be best to sacrifice early game towers and rely on a tier 5 to support the rest of the defense such as a Perma-Spike.
    • On Co-Op Mode, Adora not only drastically decreases the shared hero XP due to her slow leveling, but she will not get level 7 until around the rounds 41-50 if not later, leaving her dealing very minimal damage to any bloon type beforehand (especially against the MOAB on round 40, where she will almost never pop the MOAB layer on her own on most maps even with Long Arm of Light). In addition, Blood Sacrifice only works on the towers that the person who placed Adora has, meaning farming more towers to sacrifice would take too long and often hamper the player's defense. Using a Hero Booster is recommended if you use Adora on co-op.

Version History[edit | edit source]

  • Buff.png XP requirements for all levels reduced by 5% (1.8x levelling speed to 1.71x levelling speed)
    • Ninja Kiwi provided reasoning for this balance change in the 21.0 Patch Notes.
Keeping in line with our "Slow" hero XP curve, Adora's XP requirement will be reduced to match the new curve applied on Churchill
  • Buff.png Blood Sacrifice now also increases the attack speed and range of Adora and Sun Avatars in range by 10% each for 10 seconds. Also affects Sun Temples and above.
    • Ninja Kiwi provided reasoning for this balance change in the 22.0 Patch Notes.
Adora's level 7 ability served little purpose once she reached level 20, to solve this and also give her a small overall buff we have applied an extra bonus when sacrifice is used.
  • Description changed to reflect buff.
    • Changed from "Blood Sacrifice: Sacrifice a targeted Tower to grant Adora large amounts of XP." to "Blood Sacrifice: Sacrifice a targeted Tower to grant Adora large amounts of XP and boost her attack range and rate of fire for a short time."

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Artworks (default)[edit | edit source]

Artworks (Joan of Arc Skin)[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Joan of Arc Adora Level 7 on Version 17.0. Note new firey trail

  • Adora is the third female hero monkey after Gwendolin and Ezili.
  • Her name and apperance appear to be a reference to Adora/She-Ra from the show She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Prior to v22.0, Adora was the third fully offensive hero in the game after Quincy and Captain Churchill.
    • In v22.0, Adora was given a buff to Blood Sacrifice that allowed her to increase the attack speed and range of Sun Avatars and above, thus removing her status as a fully offensive hero.
  • Adora is one of the most expensive heroes added in an update, costing BloonjaminsIcon.png 5000 to unlock. The only other two with the same price are Admiral Brickell and Etienne.
  • The function of the Blood Sacrifice ability is similar to the Soulbind ability which was previously an upgrade for the Wizard Monkey. However, instead of granting extra lives, the sacrificed tower grants extra XP for Adora.
    • The sacrifice is also immediate once a tower is selected, and cannot be activated at will.
    • The highlight for Blood Sacrifice is the same as the previous Soulbind ability, but with a different color.
  • She currently holds the record for the longest attainable range, after buffs from Monkey Village, Permanent Brew, True Sun God, and activating her abilities Long Arm of Light and Blood Sacrifice.
  • Adora is the first Hero monkey not to have been leaked from the files prior to the 2.0 update.
  • It is possible to activate her level 10 ability multiple times using the reset ability cooldown feature in Sandbox.
  • Joan of Arc was a French heroine who fought for France in the Hundred Years' War.
  • Since Version 17.0, the Joan of Arc skin received a set of changes. Her projectile trail changed to a fiery trail instead of using default Adora's light trail, and she always holds her dagger at Level 7+.
  • Adora's voice gets an otherworldly echo when in Vengeful form.
    • This also occurs when transforming to True Sun God form.
  • Adora had not been buffed for 6 whole updates since her initial release on Version 14.0. On Version 21.0, 7 updates later, she received one simple XP rate buff.
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