For the Bloons Games bloon, see Boomerang Bloon.
Throws a boomerang in an arc back round to the monkey. Each boomerang can pop 3 bloons.
~ Bloons Tower Defense 5 Description
Hurls a boomerang that follows a curved path. Good range and pierce.
~ Bloons Tower Defense 6 description

Boomerang Monkey is a tower that made its debut in BTD2. It is called Boomerang in BTD2 and BTD3, and the Boomerang Thrower in BTD4, BTD5, BTD Battles, and Bloons Monkey City, including the mobile and steam versions. In BTD6, it was renamed as the Boomerang Monkey, consistent with most other monkey-based towers. The Boomerang Monkey fires a boomerang that moves in a circle in front of the tower before returning. It throws a boomerang every 1.33 seconds and can pop up to 4 bloons before returning (2 in BTD2 and BTD3, 3 in BTD4 and BTD5). It also made an appearance in the Bloons series.

Bloons series[edit | edit source]

In Bloons (and all subsequent games) the Dart Monkey will turn into Boomerang Monkey if it pops a Boomerang Bloon.

The Boomerang Monkey and the boomerang in the Bloons series stay roughly the same, with some slight tweaks in each game. In Bloons, the Boomerang Thrower is just a Dart Monkey with a large boomerang. In Bloons 2, the Monkey gets its iconic yellow outfit, and the size of the Boomerang is reduced, but it also moves faster. In Bloons 2 Spring Fling, the boomerang has flowers on it, and in Bloons 2 Christmas Pack the boomerang is either painted like a candy cane or is a candy cane.

Bloons TD 2 and Bloons TD 3[edit | edit source]

BTD2 Easy BTD2 Medium BTD2 Hard BTD3 Easy BTD3 Medium BTD3 Hard iOS Easy iOS Medium iOS Hard
Tower Cost 475 535 545 440 525 555 395 465 485
Multi Target 270 305 310 230 275 290 230 270 285
Glaive Thrower N/A N/A N/A 240 285 300 180 210 220
Sonic Boom 135 155 155 130 155 160 130 150 160
Thermite N/A N/A N/A 100 120 130 100 120 125
Total Sell Amount 704 796 808 912 1088 1148 828 972 1020
Total Cost 880 995 1010 1140 1360 1435 1035 1215 1275

The icon in Bloons TD 2.

Bloons TD 4[edit | edit source]

Throws a boomerang that follows a curved path back to the tower. Can pop multiple bloons at once.

Hotkey: R

Cost: 340/400/430


Multi Target[edit | edit source]

Cost: 215/250/270

Boomerangs will hit up to 7 bloons at once.

Sonic Boom[edit | edit source]

Cost: 85/100/110

Sonic boomerangs smash through frozen bloons.

Glaive Thrower[edit | edit source]

Cost: 240/280/300

Glaives slice through up to 12 bloons at once!

Lightsaber Thrower[edit | edit source]

Cost: 1575/1850/2000

Lightsaber slices through everything and anything - up to 70 bloons at once! (Also pops lead bloons)

(Total Selling Price: 1996/2304/2488)

(Total Cost: 2495/2880/3110)

Bloons TD 5[edit | edit source]

Boomerang Thrower.png

Unlocked at: Rank 4

Cost: $325 (Easy), $380 (Medium), $410 (Hard)

Path 1[edit | edit source]

Path 1 upgrades for BTD5

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Boomerangs can now pop 7 bloons each.

$210 $250 $270 $300
Glaive Thrower

Throws glaives instead of boomerangs - they're sharper and faster (can pop 12 bloons each).

$240 $280 $300 $335
Glaive Ricochet

The glaives from this tower will automatically bounce from bloon to bloon as long as there is one close by.

$1,190 $1,400 $1,510 $1,680
Glaive Lord

Creates two permanent glaives that orbit round the tower, shredding almost anything that touches them. Glaive Lord can attack Camo Bloons.

Note: Requires Red Hot 'Rangs to pop Lead and Camo Lead

$7,650 $9,000 $9,720 $10,800
Total Sell Amount $7,776 $9,144 $9,872 $10,972 ($11,212 with path 2 upgrades)
Total Cost $9,615 $11,310 $12,210 $13,175 ($13,475 with path 2 upgrades)

Path 2[edit | edit source]

Path 2 upgrades for BTD5

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Sonic Boom

Sonic boomerangs can smash through frozen bloons.

$85 $100 $110 $120
Red Hot 'Rangs

Red hot boomerangs can melt through lead bloons.

$125 $150 $160 $180
Bionic Boomer

This tower replaces its arm with a super strong bionic arm. The Bionic Boomer throws boomerangs twice as fast. (This upgrade can be combined with Glaive Thrower to make it throw glaives instead of boomerangs at an even faster rate.)

$1,360 $1,600 $1,730 $1,920
Turbo Charge

Turbo Charge Ability: Increases attack speed to hypersonic for 10 seconds.

$2,550 $3,000 $3,240 $3,600
Total Sell Amount $3,572 $4,200 $4,536 $5,040 ($5,548 with path 1 upgrades)
Total Cost $4,445 $5,320 $5,650 $6,300 ($6,935 with path 1 upgrades)

Premium Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Double Ranga[edit | edit source]

Cost: 20 Ninja Kiwi Coins

Description: The new Double Ranga technique allows all of your boomerang throwers to hurl 2 boomerangs instead of 1! (Btd5 flash, steam, mobile, and deluxe Exclusive)

Differences between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 Mobile[edit | edit source]

Buff.png Glaive Ricochet can spawn multiple glaives when under the influence of a Monkey Village with the Monkey Fort upgrade or the M.I.B. Call to Arms ability.

Nerf.png Glaive Lord doesn't deal as much damage to M.O.A.B. Class Bloons.

Nerf.png Base cost of the Boomerang Thrower is more expensive ($380 → $400).

Nerf.png Glaive Lord's orbiting glaives cannot pop Frozen and Lead Bloons unless you upgrade the tower to Sonic Boom and Red Hot Rangs, respectively.

Change balloon.png Turbo Charge no longer plays a sound when the ability is activated.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[edit | edit source]

Boomerang Thrower is often used for its anti-Regrow capabilities and as a fair early-game starting tower (somewhat expensive to get up but can defend pretty much everything up to round 8 by itself). Its slight flexibility also allows it to be useful for dealing with many types of bloons. It is often paired with the Ninja Monkey or another Camo-popping tower for combating camos.

With its buffs, it is now more suitable for early-game and early-mid-game. This is especially true for Turbo Charge and Glaive Lord as both can be used in emergencies against camo bloons, especially against Camo Leads and camo bloon rushes. Popular loadouts include Buccaneer Farm Boomerang, Heli Farm Boomerang, and Ninja Farm Boomerang. Boomerang Farm Spike Factory has also seen some use, though it's more of a "fun" loadout rather than a serious one. Boomerang COBRA Village used to be a popular loadout in normal arenas but it eventually fell out of use (mainly due to the COBRA nerfs).


Buff.png Glaive Ricochet price decreased ($1400 → $1300).

Buff.png Glaive Lord price decreased ($9000 → $4500).

Buff.png Bionic Boomer price decreased ($1600 → $1400).


Buff.png Sonic Boom price decreased ($100 → $50).

Buff.png Multi-Shot price decreased ($250 → $175).

Buff.png Turbo Charge ability now grants camo detection to the tower while the ability is active.


Nerf.png Glaive Ricochet no longer spawns multiple glaives when under the influence of a Monkey Village with the Monkey Fort upgrade; only one Glaive is thrown at a time per tower.


Nerf.png Turbo Charge ability duration decreased (10s → 8s).

Bloons Tower Defense 6[edit | edit source]

The Boomerang Thrower makes a return to the game as the Boomerang Monkey. Just like the Dart Monkey, the base tower has been significantly buffed, popping up to 4 bloons per boomerang instead of 3 in the previous games. In addition, it gains a unique additional targeting option "Change Hands" (formerly required the Ambidextrous 'Rangs MK, but later added as a permanent addition), adjustable by a small boomerang-shaped button above the standard target priorities. Like the Dart Monkey, the upgrades in the Boomerang Monkey are now not necessarily aligned with the upgrades that they had in BTD5.

Path 1 generally contains upgrades leading towards the throwing of glaives, with each upgrade increasing the power of the boomerangs themselves into sharp deadly glaives.

Path 2 generally deals with speed, providing the Boomerang Monkey with faster attacks on bloons.

Path 3 generally deals with the element of throwing tough Kylie boomerangs that are thrown further, leading from simply throwing further to hot boomerangs that pop bloons of any type to actual Kylie boomerangs that can be upgraded to deal even more damaging effects to the bloons, particularly MOAB-class on higher upgrades.

As with all towers in BTD6, only two paths may be selected for a tower at one time, and only one of the selected paths may be upgraded to third-tier and beyond.

The Boomerang Monkey is classed as a Primary-class tower.

Path 1[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Improved Rangs
Can pop up to 8 Bloons per throw.

$170 $200 $215 $240 100

Throws sharper and faster glaives instead of boomerangs.

$240 $280 $300 $335 520

Glaive Ricochet
Glaives will bounce from Bloon to Bloon automatically and aggressively.

$1,105 $1,300 $1,405 $1,560 2,500

M.O.A.R Glaives
Mulitple Object Advanced Ricochet greatly enhances the already extraordinary powers of the Glaive Ricochet Monkey.

$2,550 $3,000 $3,240 $3,600 8,500

Glaive Lord
Glaive Lord surrounds itself in 3 special glaives that shred anything that comes near.

$29,750 $35,000 $37,800 $42,000 37,500
Total Sell Amount Tier 4:

$3,038 ($3255 with BSD)

Tier 5: $26,838 ($28755 with BSD)

Tier 4:


Tier 5: $31,574

Tier 4:


Tier 5: $34,097

Tier 4:


Tier 5: $37,888

Total Cost Tier 4:


Tier 5: $38,340

Tier 4:


Tier 5: $45,105

Tier 4:


Tier 5: $48,710

Tier 4:


Tier 5: $54,125


Path 2[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Faster Throwing
Throws 33% faster.

$150 $175 $190 $210 120

Faster Rangs
Boomerangs travel around faster & attacks an additional 25% faster

$210 $250 $270 $300 550

Bionic Boomerang
Replaces arm with a strong bionic arm that can throw boomerangs extremely fast and does extra damage to MOAB-class bloons

$1,360 $1,600 $1,730 $1,920 2,500

Turbo Charge
Turbo Charge Ability: Makes this Monkey attack incredibly fast for 10 seconds.

$3,400 $4,000 $4,320 $4,800 9,000

Perma Charge
Perma Charge has a permanent super fast attack speed. Ability increases the lethality even more.

$29,750 $35,000 $37,800 $42,000 32,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Total Cost

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Tier 4:

Tier 5:

Tier 4:

Tier 5:


Path 3[edit | edit source]

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Long Range Rangs
Can throw boomerangs further than normal.

$85 $100 $110 $120 110

Red Hot Rangs
Allows boomerangs to pop Frozen and Lead Bloons. Also pops 2 layers.

$255 $300 $325 $360 490

Kylie Boomerang
Throws heavy Kylie boomerangs that follow a straight path instead of curved.

$1,105 $1,300 $1,405 $1,560 3,000

MOAB Press
Heavy Kylie boomerang hits MOAB-Class Bloons multiple times per throw and sometimes knocks them back a short way along the path.

$1,530 $1,800 $1,945 $2,160 9,500

MOAB Domination
Special knockback kylies trigger more often and do lots of extra damage.

$51,000 $60,000 $64,800 $72,000 28,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $2,275

Tier 5: $37,975

Tier 4: $2,678

Tier 5: $44,678

Tier 4: $2,895

Tier 5: $48,255

Tier 4: $3,213

Tier 5: $53,613

Total Cost

Tier 4: $3,205

Tier 5: $54,250

Tier 4: $3,825

Tier 5: $63,825

Tier 4: $4,135

Tier 5: $68,935

Tier 4: $4,590

Tier 5: $76,590


Version History (BTD6)[edit | edit source]

Initial (compared to BTD5)
  • Buff.png Boomerang Monkey pops four bloons instead of three.
  • Buff.png Improved Rangs (former Multi-Target) pops more (7 → 8)
  • Buff.png Improved Rangs (former Multi-Target) costs less ($250 → $200)
  • Nerf.png Glaive Ricochet pops less (100 → 50)
  • Buff.png Glaive Ricochet cost reduced ($1500 → $1300)
  • Nerf.png Turbo Charge now has an initial cooldown of a quarter of the cooldown.
  • Nerf.png Turbo Charge cost increased ($3000 → $4000)
  • Change balloon.png Glaive Lord's rotating glaives can now pop all Bloon types including Camo, has unlimited pierce, and rips through Bloons with a fast attack speed, but cost is increased to $40,000 instead of $9000.
  • Nerf.png Only one Glaive Lord can be placed on the map as it is now a Tier 5 upgrade.
  • Change balloon.png Several changes in path placement of the upgrades; some upgrades are moved to different paths.

Balance Changes[edit | edit source]

NOTE: Top path upgrades (Glaive Ricochet, M.O.A.R. Glaives, and Glaive Lord) may have inconsistent results with seeking across versions despite not being documented in patch notes. As such, not all such changes can be documented here.

  • Buff.png x5x Perma Charge deals much more damage during its ability (4 → 8)
  • Nerf.png xx4 MOAB Press' special MOAB attack no longer has infinite range and will not knock back higher tier MOABs as much.
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination has increased attack speed and damage.
  • Nerf.png xx5 MOAB Domination cost increased ($50,000 → $75,000)
  • Nerf.png xx5 MOAB Domination has a longer cooldown for its special MOAB attack.
  • Buff.png 5xx Glaive Lord's Orbital Glaives' damage increased (2 → 7)
  • Buff.png x1x Faster Throwing increases attack speed by 25% instead of 20%.
  • Buff.png x2x Faster Rangs now adds an additional 25% attack speed (Bionic Boomerang attack speed unchanged)
  • Nerf.png Faster Rangs cost increased ($120 → $250)
  • Buff.png xx1 Red Hot Rangs now pops 2 layers (Kylie Boomerang damage unchanged)
  • Nerf.png xx1 Red Hot Rangs cost increased ($150 → $300)
  • Buff.png xx3 Kylie Boomerang cost decreased ($1,400 → $1,300)
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination main kylie damage increased (7 → 12)
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination cost reduced ($75,000 → $60,000)
  • Nerf.png xx5 MOAB Domination special attack range reduced from Unlimited to 100.
  • Buff.png x3x Bionic Boomerang damage to MOAB-class increased by +1
    • This change was bugged and only applied to normal MOABs instead of MOAB class, but was fixed in Version 8.1 (see Bug fixes and other changes)
  • Buff.png x5x Perma Charge ability cooldown reduced from 45s to 40s.
  • Buff.png x4x Turbo Charge ability speed multiplier increased from x5 to x7 while charged
  • Buff.png x5x Perma Charge also gains this bonus
  • Buff.png x5x Perma Charge base damage increased (2 → 4)
  • Buff.png xx4 MOAB Press special MOAB attack will now crosspath. Also affects MOAB Domination.
  • Buff.png 052 Red Hot Rangs bonus to Perma Charge increased from +1 to +4. This increases the base 052 Boomerang damage from 5 to 8.
  • Buff.png 3xx Glaive Bounce pattern improved
  • Buff.png 5xx Glaive Lord main ricochet now leaves fragments in the first Bloon hit which slowly slash it apart dealing 150 damage over 15 seconds. This can stack multiple times on a single bloon.
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination applies a brief stun of 0.25s on the MOAB Glaive before knocking back
  • Buff.png 204 MOAB Press knockback power increased by 50%.
  • Nerf.png xx4 MOAB Press price increased from ($1,800 → $2,000)
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination can now target but not Stun or Knockback BADs
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination's secondary boomerang will now explode instead of returning, with impact damage of 100, and burn application of 50 damage per second for 4 seconds.
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination explosion radius of 50 increased to 75 when crosspathing 205.
  • Buff.png xx5 MOAB Domination explosion pierce of 20 increased to 30 when crosspathing 205.
  • Buff.png 502 Glaive Lord Boomerang gains increased Orbital Glaives damage 2 → 3
  • Nerf.png 004 MOAB Press pierce reduced from 300 → 200
  • Nerf.png 104 MOAB Press pierce reduced from 350 → 300
  • Buff.png 204 MOAB Press pierce increased from 410 → 420
Glaive Lord's 502 gives no use over 520 with how the main attack currently works, so now 502 will additionally apply damage to the secondary revolving attack to target a different niche. MOAB Press spam is overperforming with a high 024 preference, so we are moving pierce from the base 004 into a 204 buff to give this choice some more high density round value.
~ Ninja Kiwi in the 21.0 Patch Notes
  • Buff.png Ambidextrous 'Rangs knowledge is now a part of the base tower by default. (Is replaced by Recurring 'Rangs)
  • Nerf.png xx4 MOAB Press price increased ($2000 → $2200)
MOAB Press still feels dominant but not wildly outpacing other options so a small price increase has been made.
~ Ninja Kiwi in the 22.0 Patch Notes

Bug fixes and other changes[edit | edit source]

  • Buff.png The +1 damage to MOABs for Bionic Boomerang now (correctly) applies to all MOAB-class bloons
  • Buff.png x52 Red Hot Rangs now correctly increases damage
  • Buff.png 250 Perma Charge should (correctly) no longer lose its bonus +1 damage to MOABs
  • Buff.png 204 Kylie Boomerang no longer loses the ability to hit 1 Bloon multiple times with regular attack

Bloons Adventure Time TD[edit | edit source]

Boomerang Monkeys appear in Bloons Adventure Time TD as one of the game's many Allies. They behave the same way as they do in the other BTD games, but they only have two upgrades this time around: Multi-Target and Red Hot 'Rangs.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

  • Multi-Target $300: Boomerangs can now pop 7 bloons each
  • Red Hot Rangs $440: Red hot boomerangs can melt through frozen and Lead Bloons

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Boomerang Throwers cut through multiple bloons each throw, especially if their weapon arcs along the track. Powerful upgrades include: Red Hot Rangs, Glaive Ricochet, Bionic Boomer, Turbo Charge
~ BMC Flash description

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The reason why the lightsaber thrower upgrade didn't return to BTD5 is that NinjaKiwi said it was infringing the copyright of Star Wars.
  • In BTD4 and BTD4 Expansion, the boomerangs, glaives, or lightsabers disappear about 2/3 of the way back if the game is on Fast Forward. This is because, oddly enough, the boomerangs themselves do not move faster on Fast Forward. And even if Fast Forward is off, they will not pop any bloons from where they should disappear in Fast Forward. This does not happen on the iPhone/iPod touch version.
  • The Boomerang Thrower is the only tower with a purple outline in BTD4.
  • Testing shows that contrary to what the description says, the Bionic Boomer will throw boomerangs 3.5x faster and glaives 4.9x faster. The Turbo Charge Ability causes the Bionic Boomer to attack a further five times faster.
  • The Glaive Ricochet has been nerfed to have 101 pops per glaive in the May 27th update.
    • Also, in the May 27th update, the base price of the boomerang has been decreased from $400 to $380
  • It is one of the towers that doesn't have an upgrade that increases its range in BTD5, the others being the Spike Factory, Glue Gunner, Sniper Monkey, Mortar Tower, Monkey Apprentice, Dartling Gun, Monkey Sub, Banana Farm, Heli Pilot, and the Monkey Ace (This is no longer true in Bloons Tower Defense 6 with an upgrade called Long Range Rangs).
  • With three Glaive Lords and one Glue Hose, it is possible to beat the M.O.A.B. Madness challenge.
    • Later, this strategy doesn't work anymore.
  • In BTD5, when there are multiple pages of something (such as the tracks), the arrows look like boomerangs.
  • In BTD5 when the Boomerang Thrower has not thrown any Boomerangs or Glaives yet or after upgrade, the Boomerang Thrower take it on his right hand.
    • Bionic Boomers always have a Glaive or Boomerang in his hand even after he has thrown a Boomerang or Glaive.
    • When players upgrade a Boomerang thrower, the arm moves slightly to the right (not with right path tier 3 or 4). After the first attack, the arm returns to normal. This also occurs with the Dart Monkey.
  • In BTD5 Deluxe, the arm for the Turbo Charge Ability is white, whilst in BTD5 and the mobile version, it keeps Bionic Boomer's.
  • In BTD3, so long as a Boomerang Thrower is holding its boomerang, any bloon that runs into the held boomerang will be popped, essentially giving the Boomerang Thrower a "melee" attack.
  • Glaive Lord's permanent glaives can pop Lead Bloons even without Red Hot 'Rangs upgrade, although this does not apply to BTD5 mobile.
  • Glaive Lord's rang has an infinite pop cap, as long as it still has bloons nearby.
  • A few Bionic Boomers, especially with the Monkey Village's Jungle Drums upgrade, can easily shred a M.O.A.B to pieces.
  • In BTD5, it is the tower with the most different ways it appears with 12 different looks (13 in BTD5D) shown in the 4th picture below.
  • The Glaive Ricochet and Bionic Boomer upgrades are not nerfed in BTD5D, they cost $1100 and $1200 respectively.
  • In BTD4 and all previous games, the Boomerang Thrower only aims the boomerang in a certain way, and so it usually misses some bloons. This can be prevented by buying the Lightsabre Thrower upgrade in BTD4.
  • In BTD5, a Glaive Lord wears the same cloak as a Bloonjitsu, a Viral Frost, and a Super Monkey Fan Club, but with the Super Monkey Fan Club it is bigger and recolored.
  • In BTD2, there is an error in the Boomerang's description, showing Sonic booom instead of Sonic boom.
  • In BTD5, on Halloween, the Boomerang looks like a bat.
  • In BMC, while a Glaive Thrower with Red Hot Rangs is holding the glaive it will not appear red.
  • In BTD5, when the tier 3 and 4 upgrades of path 2 and tier 4 of path 1, the Boomerang Thrower loses the jumpsuit.
  • In the upgrade picture for Sonic Boom, it actually shows what the Boomerang Thrower would look like if you have both Multi-Target and Sonic Boom.
    • In BMC though, it still shows 0/1 Boomerang Thrower preview.
  • In BTD5 Mobile, if players upgrade a Boomerang Thrower to 0-3 its boomerang turns brown again. However, getting the 0-4 upgrade fixes this.
  • Boomerang Monkeys (in BTD6) third path gives it an Australian look, seeing as boomerangs are most popular in Australia
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