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MOAB Mauler doing extra damage to a MOAB

Extra Damage to Blimps (also referred to as Extra Damage to MOAB-Class or Extra Damage to MOABs) is a projectile behavior characterized by dealing more damage than that tower's base damage to MOAB-Class Bloons per hit. It is part of the damage types family.

Extra Damage to Blimps is represented on Bloons Wiki as Extra damage versus MOAB-class Bloons (unspecified damage), the upgrade icon for MOAB Mauler in Bloons TD 6, since the MOAB Mauler was the first and formerly only one to do so in Bloons TD 4. Extra Damage to Blimps is simply a subset of Extra Damage Extra damage to all bloon types (unspecified damage). Typical examples with Extra Damage to Blimps include MOAB Mauler, MOAB SHREDR, MOAB Press special boomerangs, and Arcane Spike. Bloon Solver also deals extra damage to blimps, but because that only applies to its status effect it is not included as such according to Bloons Wiki.

Most attacks require an upgrade to deal more than one damage to blimps per hit compared to its base damage. Sauda is among the few to gain this by default.

Some upgrades do not directly deal extra damage to MOAB-class bloons but happen to expertise at dealing high damage to those types for other reasons. These towers are not tagged with Extra Damage to Blimps Extra damage versus MOAB-class Bloons (unspecified damage) because they will still deal the same amount of damage to non-blimps per shot technically speaking. Overdrive is an example of this, as its fast attack rate and many projectiles against the large hitboxes of blimps makes it naturally perform better against MOAB-class than ordinary bloons. Attacks that deal damage to MOABs but only target them should use Target Blimp Target Blimp(s) (unspecified types of bloons targeting, and quantity) instead.

Towers that gain Extra Damage to Blimps[]


Note that in BTD4 Flash, towers with high pierce can damage the same blimp multiple times, creating the illusion of Extra Damage to Blimps. In reality it is Contact Damage, and this mechanic is not present in BTD4 Mobile.

BTD5 and its variants[]

BTDB1 Mobile only[]






From Tower Buffs:

From Monkey Knowledge:





From Relic Knowledge:

Former upgrades with Extra Damage to Blimps:

  • Ray of Doom deals 25 damage all bloons, instead of only 25 damage to blimps. (Version 28.0)





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  • Attacks enhanced by the bonus MOAB Specialist (Party Crashers only; only affects regular MOABs)