In his armored tank, the Captain is a no-nonsense powerhouse on the battlefield.
~ Bloons TD 6

Captain Churchill is a Hero in Bloons Tower Defense 6 who was added to the game in the 2.0 Update. He pilots a tank, as such he utilizes explosives as his main form of attack. The tank launches explosive shells that generate multiple explosions, and leveling him up adds more weaponry to the tank. Churchill is currently the most expensive hero in the game so far, costing $1,700 on Easy, $2,000 on Medium, $2,160 on Hard, and $2,400 on Impoppable. In addition, he is only unlockable by a one-off purchase of BloonjaminsIcon.png 2,500.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Captain Churchill will start upgrading himself every round upon placement. He earns more XP each round to unlock his next upgrade irrespective of how many bloons he pops. His 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 his overall power.

Captain Churchill requires 1.71x (2x before Version 8.0) as much experience to upgrade towards each level compared to Quincy, Gwendolin, Striker Jones, or Obyn Greenfoot.

Levels/Upgrades:

  • Level 1: Piercing bombs shot from the tank can explode up to 3 times.
    • Main Gun fires shell every 0.7 seconds with a range of 63 and creates explosion on impact up to 3 times. There is a cooldown between every time the explosions can be created.
      • Explosions deal 1 damage, have 15 pierce, are of the explosion type and have ~24 blast radius.
  • Level 2: Increased popping power per shot.
    • Pierce for explosions increased from 15 to 18.
  • Level 3: Armor Piercing Shells: Shots can pop Black Bloons and do extra damage to Ceramic Bloons. Duration increases as Churchill levels.
    • For (8+0.5 seconds*l), where l is the level of Captain Churchill, gives all attacks normal damage type (able to damage all bloon types), allows shell to create two more explosion, and increases explosion ceramic and MOAB damage by 3.
    • 30 seconds cooldown.
  • Level 4: Increased attack range.
    • Range increased from 63 to 66.
  • Level 5: Adds a fast firing machine gun to the tank.
    • Machine Gun has 1 damage, 1 pierce and attacks every 0.1 seconds and is of the sharp damage type.
    • The machine gun has its own targeting independent of the main gun, and is always set to First.
  • Level 6: Binoculars allow Churchill to pop Camo Bloons.
  • Level 7: Shells deal more damage and can explode 4 times instead of 3.
    • Shell damage increased from 1 to 2 and shell can create 4 explosions.
  • Level 8: Increased attack speed.
    • Main Gun attack speed increased from 0.7 seconds to 0.5 seconds.
  • Level 9: Shells can explode 5 times.
    • Shell can create 5 explosions.
  • Level 10: MOAB Barrage: Launches a barrage of shells at up to 10 MOAB-Class Bloons on screen, dealing massive damage each time.
    • Each barrage missile deals 200 damage.
    • 60 seconds cooldown.
  • Level 11: Increased popping power per shell.
    • Explosion pierce increased from 18 to 23.
  • Level 12: Shells get additional increased damage and can explode 6 times.
    • Explosion damage increased from 2 to 3 and shell can create 6 explosions.
  • Level 13: Armor Piercing Shells pop 2 layers of Bloon and do extra damage to Ceramic and higher.
    • Armor Piercing Shells now grants +1 damage, +7 ceramic damage and +7 MOAB damage.
  • Level 14: Machine Gun and Main Gun can pop 1 additional layer per shot.
    • Explosion damage increased from 3 to 4, Machine Gun damage increased from 1 to 2.
  • Level 15: All attacks do extra damage vs Fortified Bloons.
    • Explosion and Machine Gun now deal +1 fortified damage.
  • Level 16: Increased attack speed.
    • Main Gun attack speed increased from 0.5 to 0.3 seconds.
  • Level 17: Armor Piercing Shells do even more damage.
    • Armor Piercing Shells now gives +2 damage, +11 ceramic damage, and +11 MOAB damage to Churchill when activated.
  • Level 18: All shells pop an extra layer of Bloon.
    • Explosion damage increased from 4 to 5.
  • Level 19: Shells can explode 7 times.
    • Shell can create 7 explosions.
  • Level 20: MOAB Barrage and Main Gun do massively increased damage per hit.
    • Each barrage missile deals 500 damage.
    • Cooldown of MOAB Barrage reduced from 60 to 30 seconds.

Activated Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Armor Piercing Shells - Allows Churchill's shots to pop Black Bloons and deal extra damage to Ceramic Bloons for 5 seconds.
  • MOAB Barrage - Launches a barrage of shells at up to 10 MOAB-Class Bloons onscreen, dealing massive damage each time.

Skins[edit | edit source]

In the 8.0 update, Captain Churchill has recieved a skin themed on Super Sentai and/or Power Rangers, called Sentai Churchill. It turns Churchill and his tank into a galactic Sentai warrior. His tank also spins and acts differently when Churchill levels up. It costs BloonjaminsIcon.png2500 to purchase this skin, and it can only be unlocked upon purchasing Churchill.

In-Game Quotes[edit | edit source]

Captain Churchill[edit | edit source]

When you place him on the map:

  • "The Sun God fights on the side with the best artillery!"
  • "It's going to rain hard today!"

When selecting him:

  • "Yessir!"
  • "At your service!"
  • "Target?"
  • "Yes?"
  • "Heeey!"
  • "What next?"
  • "HEY!" (when annoyed)
  • "That's it...you're on KP!" (when annoyed)

When leveling up:

  • "Hahahahahahaha!"
  • "Ha-HA!"
  • "Excellent!"
  • "Alright!"
  • "Oh, yeah!"
  • "Nice!"
  • "Awesome!"
  • "Thanks for the promotion!" - Level 20

When MOAB Class Bloons appear:

  • "MOAB-Class Bloon inbound!" - MOAB appearance
  • "BFB inbound!"- BFB appearance
  • "ZOMG inbound!"- ZOMG appearance
  • "DDT inbound!"- DDT appearance
  • "What in blazes is that?!!!"- BAD appearance

When popping a MOAB-Class bloon:

  • "That's one for the history books!"
  • "That! Is how we do it!"

When using an Activated Ability:

  • "Try this!" - When activating Armor Piercing Shells
  • "Hell from above!" - When activating MOAB Barrage

When leaking a bloon:

  • "Protect those exits!"
  • "They are getting through!"

Sentai Churchill[edit | edit source]

When you place him on the map:

  • "Galactic Tank form!"
  • "Laser bombs primed!"

When selecting him:

  • "Iron Ranger!"
  • "What next?"
  • "I'm ready!"
  • "Let's go!"
  • "Stop touching my battle armor!" (when annoyed)
  • "Don't make me morph you!" (when annoyed)

When leveling up:

  • "Powered up!"
  • "Wild!"
  • "Overdrive!"
  • "Alright!"
  • "Super Mega Quantum State Achieved!" - Level 20

When MOAB Class Bloons appear:

  • "Type 7 threat detected!" - MOAB, BFB and DDT appearance
  • "Boss Attack Stance!"- ZOMG and BAD appearance

When popping a MOAB-Class bloon:

  • "Sentai style!"

When using an Activated Ability:

  • "Turbo Damage Laser Bombs!" - When activating Armor Piercing Shells
  • "Lightspeed Ultra Mega Strike!" - When activating MOAB Barrage

When leaking a bloon:

  • "Squad! Emergency!"

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • He is a very expensive hero, but he is useful against MOAB-class bloons later on in the game, especially with Armor Piercing Shells ability and the MOAB Barrage ability.
  • Since he levels up slowly compared to other heroes, he benefits most from the Empowered Heroes Monkey Knowledge, a Monkey Knowledge that allows all heroes to automatically start at Level 3.
  • Churchill cannot pop DDTs without abilities, so be wary if you use Churchill as your main defense against MOAB-class bloons.
  • He is somewhat map specific as he is best used on maps with straight lines to shoot down so he can maximize the amount of explosions from each of his shots.
  • His slow leveling rate is not necessarily a bad thing. Because he is stronger than most heroes relative to overall levels, this makes Churchill a good candidate to pair with Overclock, for higher overall uptime.
  • MOAB Barrage ability weakens the strongest MOAB-class bloons into much more manageable chunks, but like Admiral Brickell's Mega Mine, Churchill's MOAB Barrage ability can also cause more work by spawning many groups of weaker blimps or Ceramics. However, try pair this ability with the Armor Piercing Shells ability to take advantage of the extra damage versus larger groups of Ceramics and MOABs.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • MOAB Barrage does not target blimps correctly. It is intended to always target the largest blimp on screen, but it appears to target the last blimp on screen with the last 9 missiles. Despite 14.0 supposedly fixing the bug, the bug still occurs.
  • There was a bug that made Captain Churchill weaker because the machine gun and main gun could not damage the same bloon if they happen to attack simultaneously. This was fixed on Version 22.0.

Version History[edit | edit source]

2.0
  • Buff.png Captain Churchill has been released.
8.0
  • Buff.png XP requirements reduced by 10%
  • Change balloon.png Churchill has a purchasble skin for BloonjaminsIcon.png2500
10.0
  • Nerf.png Churchill's "Armor Piercing Shells" ability duration has been reduced from 10 seconds to 8 seconds
  • Buff.png Churchill's "Armor Piercing Shells" duration increases by 0.5 seconds for each level-up.
  • Buff.png Churchills Level 10 "MOAB Barrage" Ability cooldown has been reduced from 90 seconds to 60 seconds
  • Buff.png Churchills Level 20 "MOAB Barrage" Ability cooldown has been reduced from 60 seconds to 30 seconds
13.0
  • Buff.png Churchill Level 7 now also adds +1 damage
  • Buff.png Churchill Level 12 now also adds +1 damage on top of the Level 7 buff
21.0
  • Buff.png XP Requirement for all levels reduced by 5% (1.8x --> 1.71x)
  • Buff.png Churchill level 10 MOAB Barrage damage increased 100 -> 200
  • Buff.png Churchill level 20 MOAB Barrage damage increased 250 -> 500
22.0
  • Buff.png Captain Churchill's machine gun and main gun attacks now (correctly) can deal damage to the same bloon if attacking simultaneously.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Captain Churchill is currently the cheapest hero to buy with Monkey Monkey, costing BloonjaminsIcon.png2500, the most expensive being Adora, Admiral Brickell and Etienne, who all cost BloonjaminsIcon.png5000, the second most expensive being Benjamin, Ezili, and Pat Fusty, which all cost BloonjaminsIcon.png3000 per hero.
  • Captain Churchill is the first hero added to the game from an update.
  • Both Churchill and Striker Jones use military-grade artillery.
    • Also, both of them are generally considered to be military-type heroes.
  • He is the first and only hero that does not call out the MOAB by name, instead saying it's a "MOAB-Class Bloon."
  • Speaking of MOAB-Class Bloon, he clearly doesn't know what a B.A.D. is, as his quote when one appears is "What in blazes is that!?".
  • Churchill, Adora and Quincy are the only full offensive Heroes in the game without any support capabilities for other towers nearby.
  • Captain Churchill was the only hero that costs Monkey Money to unlock before the 3.0 update, until Benjamin was added.
  • Before the 2.0 update, coding for Captain Churchill along with other upcoming heroes were found in the BTD6 files. There was also a early version of Captain Churchill's art, being different than the current icon for Captain Churchill.
  • Churchill has the most upgrade designs of any hero, with six designs (twelve including his Sentai Churchill skin).
    • He is also the only hero to have a Level 6 design.
  • Captain Churchill is based off of the former British prime minister Winston Churchill, a famous war hero known for leading Britain during World War II.
    • Captain Churchill is also based off the Churchill tank, a British heavy infantry tank used during World War II.
  • In Version 4.0, Churchill's MOAB Barrage ability damage will now add to his pop count.
  • Churchill's skin, Sentai Churchill, is a reference to the Super Sentai series, with the character referencing DragonRanger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger.
    • Some of his quotes reference some sentai entries as well as Power Rangers seasons.
      • "Squad! Emergency!" references Power Rangers S.P.D. and Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger.
      • "Powered Up!" references many Power Rangers seasons such as Hyperforce or the red rangers entering their powered up mode.
      • "Super Mega Quantum State Achieved!" references Power Rangers Super Megaforce's power-up cry "Super Mega Mode!"
      • "Overdrive!" references Power Rangers Operation Overdrive's "Overdrive, Accelerate!"
      • "Wild!" references Power Rangers Wild Force "Wild Access!"
  • The Version 13.0 buff allows Churchill to beat up to Round 100 on Logs Easy on his own with only a 0/3/0 MIB for support, as evidenced on one of ISAB's updated 1 Churchill Only Challenge.
  • The Version 22.0 bug fix was actually a buff for Captain Churchill. Strangely, it was not listed in the Version 22.0 patch notes, but with this buff, players ended up completing various 2TC with him and another weaker tower on Logs and Cubism. Link to discussion on r/btd6, albeit as a meme.
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