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Launches a powerful bomb at the Bloons. Slow rate of fire but affects a radius around the explosion.
~ Bloons TD 6 description

Bomb Shooter (pre-BTD6) is a tower in the BTD series. It is an original tower and it is called Cannon in BTD2 and BTD3, Bomb in Bloons TD 4 (iPhone/iPod Touch), Bomb Tower in BTD5, and Bomb Shooter in Bloons Monkey City and BTD6 . The Bomb Tower is a cannon that fires bombs at bloons to pop them. It can pop more than one at once if there enough gathered by the explosion point. An unupgraded Bomb Tower is completely ineffective against Black and Zebra bloons because of their immunity towards explosions.

At first, the Bomb Tower is weak, frequently missing in shots and causing small explosions. However, after it has been upgraded to Bigger Bombs and especially Missile Launcher, its shots deliver a big explosion and it rarely misses in shots.

In BTD5 and BTD Battles, the bomb tower is very useful because of its flexibility. Use Path 1 upgrades (Cluster Bombs/Bloon Impact) for popping standard bloons or Path 2 upgrades (M.O.A.B. Mauler/M.O.A.B. Assassin) for popping M.O.A.B. class bloons.

Using Frag Bombs makes this tower more powerful, and allows it to pop Black and Zebra Bloons. (Group attacks work best)

It's impossible to completely destroy a MOAB class bloon with an unupgraded bomb tower because of the Zebra Bloons and Black Bloons inside, unless you have Level 3 Bombing Range activated, the tower upgraded to Bloon Impact, in BTD5 and BTD6, Frag Bombs in BTD3, BTD4, and BTD5, or Level 5+ Striker Jones placed in BTD6.

Game appearances[]

Bomb Shooter makes up 13 appearances

Before Bloons TD 4[]

Main article: Cannon (pre-BTD4)

In Bloons TD 4, the Bomb Tower returns. [...]

Bloons TD 4[]

Main article: Cannon (BTD4)

In Bloons TD 4, the Bomb Tower returns. [...]

Bloons TD 5[]

Main article: Bomb Tower (BTD5)

The Bomb Tower makes a return in Bloons TD 5. [...]

Bloons TD 6[]

Main article: Bomb Shooter (BTD6)

Bloons TD 6 introduces the Bomb Shooter as a separate tower. It... [...]

Bloons Pop![]

Main article: Bomb Shooter (Bloons Pop!)

Bomb Shooter makes appearance in Bloons Pop!. It fires a quad-exploding bomb.

Tower Costs[]

Game Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Bloons TD $900
Bloons TD 2 $520 $585 $650 -
Bloons TD 3 $615 $740 $785 -
Bloons TD (iOS) $TBA $TBA $TBA -
Bloons TD 4 $TBA $700 $TBA -
Bloons TD 5 Flash $555 $650 $700 -
Bloons TD 5 Mobile $555 $650 $700 $780
Bloons TD Battles Flash $650
Bloons TD Battles Mobile $650
Bloons Monkey City Flash $650
Bloons Monkey City Mobile $650
Bloons TD 6 $TBA $525 $TBA $TBA
Bloons TD Battles 2 $525

Upgrades[]

Bloons TD[]

Bigger Bombs
COST: $650
Description:
Effect: Self-explanatory
Extra Range Bombs
COST: $250
Description:
Effect: Self-explanatory

Bloons TD 2[]

Bigger Bombs
COST: $380 / $430 / $435
Description: TBA.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Extra Range Bombs
COST: $180 / $205 / $210
Description: TBA.
Effect: Self-explanatory

Bloons TD 3[]

Path 1[]

Bigger Bombs
COST: $365 / $440 / $465
Description: TBA.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Frag Bombs
COST: $185 / $225 / $240
Description: TBA.
Effect: Self-explanatory

Path 2[]

Extra Range Bombs
COST: $170 / $205 / $215
Description: TBA.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Missile Launcher
COST: $180 / $215 / $225
Description: TBA.
Effect: Self-explanatory

Bloons TD 4[]

Bigger Bombs
COST: $340 / $400 / $430
Description: Big bombs affects a larger area.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Extra Range
COST: $170 / $200 / $215
Description: Can shoot bombs further than normal.
Effect: Self-explanatory
Missile Launcher
COST: $180 / $210 / $225
Description: Shoots fast missiles instead of bombs that go faster, further, and pop more.
Effect: Self-explanatory
MOAB Mauler
COST: $765 / $900 / $970
Description: Special missiles cause 10x damage to MOABs and BFBs.
Effect: Self-explanatory

Premium Upgrades[]

Frag Bombs

Bloons TD 5[]

Path 1 Upgrades[]

ExtraRangeBTD5.png
Extra Range
COST: $170 / $200 / $215 / $240
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Gives tower longer attack range.
Effect: Self-explanatory
FragBombsBTD5.png
Frag Bombs
COST: $255 / $300 / $325 / $360
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Each explosion throws out 8 sharp fragments that pop even more bloons.
Effect: Self-explanatory
ClusterBombsBTD5.png
Cluster Bombs
COST: $680 / $800 / $865 / $960
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Throws out secondary bombs instead of frags- causing widespread explosive poppage.
Effect: Self-explanatory
BloonImpactBTD5.png
Bloon Impact
COST: $3,400 / $4,000 / $4,320 / $4,800
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Impacts from this tower become so violent, bloons become stunned for a short time when they are hit.
Effect: Stunts non-MOAB-class bloons for 0.5s in BTD5 Flash, and 2s in BTD5 Mobile, and allows the bomb tower to pop blacks and zebras

Path 2 Upgrades[]

BiggerBombsBTD5.png
Bigger Bombs
COST: $340 / $400 / $430 / $480
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Bombs hit a larger area.
Effect: Self-explanatory
MissileLauncherBTD5.png
Missile Launcher
COST: $340 / $400 / $430 / $480
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Missiles fly faster and further, popping more bloons and have higher velocity.
Effect: Self-explanatory
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MOAB Mauler
COST: $765 / $900 / $970 / $1,080
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: MOAB Maulers are special missiles that wreak havoc on M.O.A.B-class bloons, inflicting 10x damage.
Effect: Self-explanatory
MoabAssassinBTD5.png
MOAB Assassin
COST: $2,720 / $3,200 / $3455 / $3,840
UNLOCK: TBA XP

Description: Special Ability: Super deadly missiles seek out and instantly destroys the nearest MOAB-Class Bloon. Does 1000 damage to ZOMGs instead of destroying them.
Effect: Self-explanatory

BTD 6 Total Costs[]

Note: these numbers refer to Medium Mode.

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5
Path 1
Base Cost 350 650 1,200 3,600 55,000
Cumulative Cost 950 1,250 1,800 4,200 55,600
Base Sell 245 700 1,540 4,060 42,560
Cumulative Sell 665 1,120 1,960 4,480 42,980
Path 2
Base Cost 250 400 900 3,200 25,000
Cumulative Cost 850 1,000 1,500 3,800 25,600
Base Sell 175 455 1,085 3,325 20,825
Cumulative Sell 595 875 1,505 3,745 21,245
Path 3
Base Cost 200 300 800 2,800 35,000
Cumulative Cost 900 1,120 1,620 5,120 59,120
Base Sell 140 350 910 2,870 27,370
Cumulative Sell 560 770 1,330 3,290 27,790

Bloons TD Battles[]

In Bloons TD Battles, is in the first tier of towers and is absolutely free but the four tier of upgrades costs Medallion Icon.png30 each. A bomb tower is very useful when leads have been unlocked but if you have the Monkey Buccaneer unlocked it might be just as good to use them. However, the Cannons have MOAB Maulers, so these might be good in late-rounds when MOABs start to appear. Be wary of Camo Bloons as Bomb Towers can't attack them (outside of the MOAB Assassin Ability).

Differences Between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 Mobile[]

Explosions are generally nerfed in mobile, with Bomb Towers being no exception. However, Bloon Impact is drastically more effective due to the increased stun duration, and MOAB Assassin can benefit from the Monkey Fort glitch.

  • Nerf Bombs have a smaller blast radius.
  • Nerf Frag Bombs frags cannot hit the same bloons the bomb hits.
  • Buff Bloon Impact has a much longer stun duration (0.5 → 2 seconds).
  • Buff MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assassin no longer decrease the range of the tower.
  • Buff MOAB Assassin can destroy 2 B.F.B.s at once if the tower is under the influence of a x/1 Monkey Village.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[]

Bomb Tower is a fairly popular tower due to its flexibility and overall usefulness, having the advantage of area damage (especially when upgraded to the Cluster Bomb and Bloon Impact upgrades) and specialized MOAB-popping power (path-2 upgrades MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assassin). However, like the Mortar pre 4.1 it's not as used compared to Flash due to the much smaller blast radius. It is often used when the other selected towers are weak against grouped bloons or MOAB Class Bloons. Popular loadouts include: Dart-Farm-Bomb, Heli-Farm-Bomb, and Bomb-Mortar-Chipper. Ninja-Farm-Bomb was formerly used often (especially when update 4.1 was first released), but became less popular after the Ninja got nerfed in future updates and players figuring out its weaknesses (camo bloons, especially Camo Leads).

Bomb-COBRA-Mortar has also seen some use, albeit not as much as the first 4 listed probably because a large amount of beginners and a minority of more experienced can't afford cobra.

Overall, this tower has been buffed, but not significantly.

4.1
We see the Bomb Tower in some of the lower arenas, but it's rarely spotted out-with a random roll in Ceramic Crucible and above. We're hoping that a price reduction and an increase in the Moab Mauler attack speed will see more Bombs in higher stake games!
~ "BTD Battles Update 4.1 - Big Balance Changes Incoming!"
  • Buff Bloon Impact price decreased ($4000 → $3600).
  • Buff Cluster Bombs price decreased ($800 → $700).
  • Buff M.O.A.B. Mauler fire rate increased by 20% (0.83 shots per second → 1).
4.9
The MOAB Assassin ability doesn't quite feel powerful enough to be worth the cost of upgrading. We've increased its damage to help make it more valuable and effective when defending those early MOAB rushes!
~ "BTD Battles Update 4.9 Balance Changes"
  • Buff M.O.A.B. Assassin deals more damage (700 → 1000).

Quotes[]

Launches a bomb that explodes on impact. Can destroy many bloons at once.
~ Bloons TD 4 description
Shoots a single bomb that explodes in a radius burst on impact. Good range, medium-slow fire rate. Can pop Lead bloons but not black bloons.
~ Bloons TD 5 description
Essential to most Monkey Cities, Bomb Shooters' big blasts help shut down bloon rushes and MOABs. Powerful upgrades include: Frag Bombs, Missile Launcher, Cluster Bombs, MOAB Mauler.
~ BMC Flash description

Gallery[]

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Trivia[]

  • In BTD5, Frag Bombs and Cluster Bombs can pop 2 layers of bloon or more than 3 layers by direct hit. In the mobile versions however, this no longer the case with Frag Bombs.
  • In BTD Battles, bomb tower shoots on open area.
  • Frag Bombs can pop black and Zebra Bloons, but cluster bombs have more popping power and can explode over a wide radius
  • In BTD4, sometimes when there is a massive amount of bloons that the Bomb Tower attacks, it will show just some parts of the explosion, only the frags from the Frag Bombs premium upgrade.
  • If the bomb misses, it won't explode.
  • This is the only tower which has a Monkey Knowledge Book upgrade that decreases the footprint in BMC.
  • The bomb tower is more effective against Black or Zebra Bloons in BTD5, because of the variety of upgrades which allow the Bomb Tower to pop those bloons.
  • The looks of the Bomb Tower has changed from Bloons TD 1 & Bloons TD 2, a long black cannon with wheels, to in Bloons TD 3 a camoflage patterned rounded tube in a fixed circle "pad" it rotates on.
  • Path 1 upgrades are best for groups of non-MOAB class bloons while path 2 upgrades are best for MOAB-Class Bloons.
  • The Bomb Tower has a glitch in BTD5 Deluxe that allows it to pop black and zebra bloons even without the tier 3 Bombing Range.
  • BTD4's frag bombs premium is the only free premium in BTD4.
  • In Bloons Monkey City and BTD6, the Bomb Tower is named the Bomb Shooter.
  • This is the only tower from BTD1 to have different prices in every sequel so far. ($900 BTD1, $585 BTD2, $740 BTD3, $700 BTD4, $650 BTD5, $600 BTD6)
  • In BTD5 and BMC, the Frag Bombs, MOAB Mauler, and MOAB Assassin upgrades will affect the range, with the MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assassin slightly decreasing the range. However, the difference from these two upgrades is so minimal that it will rarely affect performance.
    • MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assasin does not affect range in the mobile versions of BTD5 and BMC.
  • The missile launcher upgrade adds a hazard (black and yellow) warning to the base of the tower, possibly referring to the danger it presents to bloons.
    • The color of the base of the missile launcher changes should the player purchase the Path 1 Tier 3 and 4 upgrades. The color changes to a green base if you purchase Cluster Bombs, and a black base with green highlights if you purchase Bloon Impact.
  • According to the BMC Monkey Knowledge Book, this Bomb Shooter comes from the early 1400's, because it uses roundshot (cannon balls).
  • When it shoots a bomb and then explodes without the upgrade Bigger Bombs, it makes small blasts which explode as precise circles.
  • Bomb Tower is not in Bloons Adventure Time TD, however C4 Charlie essentially takes its place.
  • The Bomb Tower is one of the only non-monkey towers, the others being the Beekeeper in BTD4 IOS, Bloonchipper, Tack Shooter, Spike Factory, Monkey Village and Banana Farm.


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