A Tower (or Monkey in BTD6) is a unit that helps the player fight off Bloons. With the exception of the Banana Farm and the Monkey Village, every tower can attack bloons without upgrades in the series Bloons TD (although Monkey Village can attack with the High Energy Beacon and Primary Expertise upgrades). They are all unique, with increasing power generally accompanied by increasing cost.

Many of the towers are either monkeys, units maintained by a monkey, or units owned by a monkey, with the exception of the Tack Shooter, Bomb Tower, Ice Tower (in BTD4), Spike Factory and Banana Farm (unless upgraded to Monkey Bank).

In the first Bloons TD game, there were 5 towers: the Dart Monkey, Tack Shooter, Super Monkey, Ice Tower and Bomb Tower. Each game adds more towers than the previous one.

All Towers in the BTD seriesEdit

Most Special Agents aren't included here.

BTD6 Tack Shooter
BTD6 Sniper Monkey
BTD6 Boomerang Monkey
Dart Monkey Tack Shooter Sniper Monkey Boomerang Monkey
BTD6 Ninja Monkey
Bomb Shooter
Ice Monkey
BTD6 Glue Gunner
Ninja Monkey Bomb Tower Ice Monkey Glue Gunner
BTD6 Monkey Buccaneer
BTD6 Monkey Ace
BTD6 Super Monkey
BTD6 Monkey Apprentice
Monkey Buccaneer Monkey Ace Super Monkey Wizard Monkey
BTD6 Monkey Village
BTD6 Banana Farm
Mortar Monkey BTD6
Monkey Gun
Monkey Village Banana Farm Mortar Monkey Dartling Gun
BTD6 Spike Factory
Bloonchipper Icon
BTD6 Heli Pilot
Spike Factory Engineer Monkey Bloonchipper Heli Pilot
BTD6 Monkey Sub
Beekeeper Icon
Wizard Lord Icon
Road Spikes
Monkey Sub Beekeeper Wizard Lord Road Spikes
Monkey glue btd2
Exploding Pineapple
Monkey Glue Exploding Pineapples Monkey Beacon COBRA
Monkey Alchemist
Druid Monkey
Alchemist Druid Spike-O-Pult

Bloons TD 5 TowersEdit

For performance related stats on towers and upgrades in app-based versions of the game, see Tower and upgrade stats (BTD5M, BMCM and Battles Mobile).

Dart Monkey

Dart Monkey

Hotkey: Q
Description: Shoots a single dart that pops a single bloon. A good, cheap tower suitable for the early rounds.
Ability: Super Monkey Fan Club Ability: Converts up to 10 nearby dart monkeys into Super Monkeys for 15 seconds.

Tack Shooter

Tack Shooter

Hotkey: W
Description: Shoots 8 tacks spread in all directions, each tack can pop 1 bloon. Has short range and medium-slow fire rate.
Ability: Blade Maelstrom Ability: covers the area in an unstoppable storm of blades.

Sniper Monkey

Sniper Monkey

Hotkey: E
Description: Armed with a high-tech long range rifle, pops 2 layers off of bloons with unlimited range.
Ability: Supply Drop Ability: drops a crate full of cash.

Boomerang Thrower

Boomerang Thrower

Hotkey: R
Description: Throws a single boomerang in an arc back round to the monkey. Each boomerang can pop 3 bloons.
Ability: Turbo Charge Ability: increase attack speed to hypersonic for 10 seconds.

Ninja Monkey

Ninja Monkey

Hotkey: T
Description: Stealthy tower that can see Camo Bloons and throw sharp shurikens rapidly.
Ability: Sabotage Supply Lines Ability: Sabotage the bloons supply lines for 15 seconds. During the sabotage, all recently created and new bloons are crippled to half speed.

Bomb Tower

Bomb Tower 2

Hotkey: Y
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.
Ability: MOAB Assassin Ability: super deadly missile seeks the nearest MOAB-class bloon and destroys it instantly. Does 1000 damage to ZOMG bloons instead of destroying them.

Ice Tower

Ice Tower

Hotkey: A
Description: Freezes bloons in its burst radius for a short time. Frozen bloons are immune to sharp objects.
Ability: Absolute Zero Ability: freezes the entire screen of bloons for 4 seconds. Does not affect MOAB-class bloons.

Glue Gunner

Glue Gunner

Hotkey: S
Description: Shoots a glob of monkey glue at a single bloon. Glued bloons move more slowly than normal.
Ability: Glue Striker Ability: glues all bloons on the screen.

Monkey Buccaneer

Monkey Buccaneer 2

Hotkey: D
Description: Monkey Buccaneers can only be placed on water. Shoots a single, heavy dart that can pop up to 5 bloons each.
Ability: MOAB Takedown Ability: takes hold of the nearest MOAB-class bloons with a grappling hook and brings it down. ZOMG bloons are immune to this.

Monkey Ace

Monkey Ace

Hotkey: F
Description: Patrols the skies above the action, regularly strafing the area with powerful darts in 8 directions.
Ability: Drops a single devastating bomb that destroys all bloons on screen and heavily damages MOAB-class bloons. Several bombs needed to take down a ZOMG.

Super Monkey

Super Monkey

Hotkey: G
Description: Throws darts incredibly fast. Has long range and lots of insanely powerful upgrades.
Ability: Be proud of this Technological Terror you've constructed. Bloon Annihilation Ability: Destroys all bloons within short radius of tower, completely and utterly. Does 1000 damage to MOAB-class bloons.

Monkey Apprentice

Monkey Apprentice 2

Hotkey: H
Description: Trained in the arts of monkey magic, the Monkey Apprentice weaves magical bolts of power that can pop bloons. Each shot can pop 2 bloons. Can upgrade to cast additional spells and such.
Ability: Summon Phoenix Ability: Creates a super powerful flying phoenix that flies around wreaking bloon havoc for 20 seconds.

Monkey Village

Monkey Village

Hotkey: C
Description: Monkey Village does not attack bloons but instead lowers cost of all towers and upgrades in radius by 10%. Has many useful upgrades that help nearby towers.
Ability: Call to Arms Ability: Doubles the attack speed and popping power of all nearby towers for 10 seconds.

Banana Farm

Banana Farm 2

Hotkey: V
Description: Banana Farms grow bananas that you can collect to turn into cash. When your farm produces some bananas, collect them by moving your mouse over them. Don't leave them too long however, or they will spoil!

Mortar Tower

Mortar Tower

Hotkey: B
Description: Targets a specific bit of ground anywhere on the screen. Launches explosive mortar shells to that spot. Useful for placing far away from the track to make room for other towers.
Ability: Shoots mortar shells 3x as fast. Pop and Awe Ability: bombards the screen for 5 seconds, popping every bloon 1 time per second and immoblizes all bloons during that time. Does not affect MOAB-class bloons.

Dartling Gun

Dartling Gun

Hotkey: N
Description: Shoots darts like a machine gun, super fast but not very accurate. The Dartling Gun will shoot towards wherever your mouse is, so you control how effective it is!
Ability: The BADS covers a wide area with each shot. Enables the Rocket Storm Ability: Rocket Storm shoots out a missile towards the nearest 100 bloons on screen. Ouch.

Spike Factory

Spike Factory 2

Hotkey: M
Description: Generates piles of road spikes on bits of nearby track. Each pile can pop 5 bloons, and unused spikes disappear at the end of each round.
Ability: Lays down a thick carpet of spikes over the whole track.

Monkey Sub

Monkey Sub 2
Hotkey: J

Description: Water based tower that shoots homing darts. Can upgrade to shoot at Bloons in the radius of any other tower. Can also upgrade to submerge and become a support tower.
Ability: First Strike Capability Ability: a devastating missile strike on the largest bloon on screen. Destroys up to a ZOMG bloon in one go, or many lesser bloons.

Bloons Tower Defense 5 Deluxe TowersEdit

Monkey Engineer

Monkey Engineer

Hotkey: L
Description: Good at building stuff, the Engineer shoots bloons with a powerful nail gun and has many useful upgrades that create traps, sentries and other enhancements.
Ability: Activated Ability: Overclock - target tower becomes super powered for 60 seconds.


Bloonchipper 2

Hotkey: ;
Description: Rapidly sucks up and shreds bloons, spitting what's left out the back.
Ability: Huge burst of suction power brings all nearby non-MOAB class bloons towards it and holds them there until they have been sucked into the tower. Lasts 8 seconds.

Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile TowersEdit


Heli Pilot Icon

Hotkey: None
Description: Powerful attack helicopter armed with twin dart shooters and multiple patrol options
Ability: Support Chinook Ability: drops med and cash crates, or can pick up and reposition most towers

Bloons Tower Defense 6 TowersEdit

Dart Monkey


Hotkey: Q

Description: Throws a single dart at nearby bloons. Short range and low pierce but cheap.
Tier 4 AbilitySuper monkey fan club
Tier 5 Ability: Plasma monkey fan club


Alchemist Icon

Hotkey: F

Description: Harnessing powers of science and magic, splashes Bloons with acid, also brews various potions with different effects.
Tier 4 Ability: Transforming Tonic: Turns Alchemist into powerful attack Monster for 20 seconds.
Tier 5 Ability: Total Transformation: TBA


Druid Icon

Hotkey: G

Description: Creates a blast of thorns for each attack. Upgrades can call forth powers of the Jungle, Storm, or Wrath.
Tier 4 Ability: Jungle's Bounty: Generates money per Banana Farm near the Druid.
Tier 5 Ability: Spirit of the Forest: TBA

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