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Attacks super duper fast!
~ BTD5 description

Destroyer (BTD5) is the third upgrade for the first path for the Monkey Buccaneer. It allows the tower to shoot heavy darts (but not Grapes) five times as fast. This is very useful against large amounts of bloons in the higher levels. They can also spot camo bloons if the player bought Crow's Nest. They fire very fast when attacking multiple targets. The pierce of the heavy darts is higher than that of normal darts, so Destroyer beats Super Monkey in cutting down bloon crowds.

It costs $1,870 on Easy, $2,200 on Medium, $2.375 on Hard, and $2.640 on Impoppable.


From the previous upgrade, it abandons the pirate ship for a naval ship. This upgrade adds two extra cannons on both sides, while also improving its main cannons by transforming them into triple-barrel cannons. It also adds a beacon to the ship that resembles the one that Radar Scanner has, and it spins if given Crow's Nest. The monkey on the ship now has a white cap instead of the usual pirate hat. The Destroyer is gray instead of brown too.


Main article: Destroyer/Strategies

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  • It shoots much faster than a Battleship from Bloons TD4.
  • It shoots 4x faster than 2/X in BTD 5 and 5x faster than 1/X/X in BTD 6.
  • The note shows four regular Buccaneer's cannons on the Destroyer. However, on the actual tower, there are four gray, cylindrical cannons and two cannons and two light gray, triple-barrel cannons.
  • In the official trailer of BTD5, the Monkey from the Destroyer was bigger, then it turned smaller. However, when the Monkey Sub was released on BTD5 Web, the Monkey turned big again.
  • The Monkey Buccaneer renames to a Destroyer with this upgrade on the flash version.
  • The artwork wears the same hat as the unupgraded Monkey Sub.
  • A Destroyer with the Crow's Nest upgrade (x/2) will cause the radar arrays on the destroyer to rotate (tested in BTD5 mobile).
  • A Destroyer has slightly more range than a 2/x Buccaneer. This can be evidenced by buying a 3/x Buccaneer next to an 1/x Village. (NOTE: This has been only tested on BMC. Confirmations are needed for BTD5 and mobile version.)