Ezili is a wielder of dark arts and manipulator of Bloons. Beware.
~ Bloons TD6

Ezili is a Hero in Bloons Tower Defense 6 who was added in the game in the 7.0 update. She uses dark voodoo magic to attack the bloons. Her attacks act similarly to the Alchemist, except the magic only pops up to 5 bloons at a time and initially only applies damage-over-time to one bloon at a time. Since she attacks with magic, she can't pop Purple Bloons unless in range of an MIB Village. She is the second-cheapest Hero in the game (next to Quincy), costing $510 on Easy, $600 on Medium, $650 on Hard, and $720 on Impoppable. Ezili can be unlocked for BloonjaminsIcon.png3000.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Ezili will start upgrading herself every round upon placement. She earns more XP each round to unlock her next upgrade irrespective of how many bloons she pops. Her 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 her overall power.

Just like Pat Fusty and Admiral Brickell, Ezili requires 1.425x as much experience upgrade each level compared to Quincy, Gwendolin, Striker Jones, or Obyn Greenfoot.

  • Level 1 - Curses Bloons with dark voodoo power which slowly damages Bloons over time.
  • Level 2 - Increased attack range.
  • Level 3 - Unlocks Heartstopper.
  • Level 4 - Increased main attack damage. Splash damage curses Bloons.
  • Level 5 - Increases attack speed.
  • Level 6 - Damage over time lasts longer and damages faster.
  • Level 7 - Unlocks Sacrificial Totem.
  • Level 8 - Ezili's attack does far more damage to MOAB-Class Bloons. Damage over time now deals 20 damage every second, and main attack deals 3.
  • Level 9 - Ezili's attack strips off Camo, Regrow and Fortified properties from non-MOAB Class Bloons.
  • Level 10 - Unlocks MOAB Hex.
  • Level 11 - Increased attack range. Increases pierce of all Zombie Bloons you summon by +50%.
  • Level 12 - Heartstopper has reduced cooldown and lasts longer.
  • Level 13 - Base attack has a larger splash radius and extra pierce.
  • Level 14 - Damage over time damages faster.
  • Level 15 - Increased range.
  • Level 16 - Sacrificial Totem lasts longer and only costs 1 life to use.
  • Level 17 - Base attack has an even larger splash radius and extra pierce.
  • Level 18 - Increased attack speed.
  • Level 19 - Damage over time pops two layers at a time instead of one.
  • Level 20 - MOAB Hex damages MOAB-Class Bloons twice as fast. (Also allows her to affect BADs.)

Activated Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Heartstopper - While active, all Regrow Bloons will be unable to regrow layers for 6 seconds. Similar to the Grow Blocker Upgrade on the Village (0-1-0 Village) but with unlimited range. Increases to 15 seconds at level 12.
  • Sacrificial Totem - Generates a totem that grants extra pierce, extra range, extra attack and projectile speed, and Camo detection to all nearby towers, but also takes away 10 lives. Decreases to 1 life penalty upon reaching Ezili Level 16+. Lasts 30 seconds at level 7 and 60 seconds at level 16.
  • MOAB Hex - Places a curse on a MOAB-Class Bloon, causing it to take constant damage until destroyed, spawning no children bloons while still giving the full cash amount. Affects up to ZOMGs and DDTs, but can affect BADs once Level 20 is reached.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Ezili[edit | edit source]

When Placed:

  • "Hahaha! What is your will?"
  • "At your service!"

When Selected:

  • "What's up?"
  • "What next?"
  • "Yea?"
  • "Yeas?"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Hey!"
  • "[groans]" (when annoyed)
  • "Begone, spirit!" (when really annoyed)

When Upgraded:

  • "Aaalright!"
  • "Oooh yeah!"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Hahaaaaaah!"
  • "[maniacal laugh]"
  • "Yes!"
  • "Nice!"
  • "Awesome!"
  • "I have never been stronger!" (Level 20)

When MOAB-Class Bloons Appear:

  • "Danger, MOAB!" (MOAB appearance)
  • "Danger, BFB!" (BFB appearance)
  • "Danger, ZOMG!" (ZOMG appearance)
  • "Danger, DDT!" (DDT appearance)
  • "Haaaaaaaa! B.A.D.!" (BAD appearance)

When MOAB-class Bloon is popped by her:

  • "[brief evil laugh]"
  • "Yes!" (whispered)

When Activating an Ability:

  • "Wither and die!" (Heartstopper)
  • "Anaiah, Voodoo ta nah!" (MOAB Hex)

When Leaking Lives:

  • "Haaaaa, they're getting through!"
  • "Embrace the darkness!"

Smudge Catt[edit | edit source]

When Placed:

  • "Here, kitty kitty! [cat meows]"
  • "Purrrrrfect placement. [cat meows]"

When Selected:

  • "Yes?"
  • "We're ready."
  • "Who's there?"
  • "What is it?"
  • "Don't wake the kitty! [snoring]" (when annoyed)
  • "[growling, then hissing]" (when really annoyed)

When Upgraded:

  • "Very nice. [meow]"
  • "Smudge likes that. [meow]"
  • "Smudge likey. [meow]"
  • "Smudge is all-powerful! [meow]" (Level 20)

When MOAB-Class Bloons Appear:

  • "Get the big one!" (MOAB Appearance)
  • "Be careful, Smudge!" (BFB, ZOMG, or DDT Appearance)
  • "Get ready, sharpen your claws!" (BAD Appearance)

When MOAB-class Bloon is popped by her:

  • "Good kitty!"

When Activating an Ability:

  • "Heartstopper!" (Heartstopper)
  • "Attack, Smudge! Attack! [angry meow]" (MOAB Hex)

When Leaking Lives:

  • "They're escaping!"
  • "[gasp] Oh no..."

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Ezili is a hero who is very late-game oriented. As such, she suffers from having a very difficult earlygame and struggles with bloons in midgame. However, during lategame, she really shines as she gains her MOAB Hex ability which allows her to remove huge chunks of dense late game rounds. At the same time, she also has very good blimp damage starting at level 8 and which gets buffed at Level 14. She also helps to reduce superceramic RBE by using her curse to defortify them starting Level 9. Historically, Ezili was singlehandedly the best hero in Freeplay Mode due to her ability to destroy BADs up to very high rounds with MOAB Hex starting Level 20 due to the percentage based nature. Her totem may also be useful for improving the power of your Vengeful True Sun God.

However, Admiral Brickell can do better in Freeplay Mode now, as her Naval Tactic ability can give a boost to all the Temples on the screen including Avatar of the Vengeful Monkey on water surfaces, effectively permanently doubling the total main firepower in late Freeplay Mode, while Ezili's MOAB Hex only lasts for a short amount of time.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Ezili is very useful in beating Alternate Bloons Rounds, since she can pop both camo and lead from the start.
  • Ezili's Sacrificial Totem ignores the Mana Shield when draining lives. This makes her Sacrificial Totem ability useless on Impoppable Mode, unless in a Custom Challenge where the starting lives are more than 1.
  • Ezili does the most damage to blimps and can be useful in combination with other towers that can cleanup the bloon insides. A great example is Prince of Darkness, which itself gets buffed by Ezili starting at Level 11.
  • Ezili may be used for reaching Round 100 on Primary Monkeys Only. Ezili's Sacrificial Totem is a method to grant camo detection against DDTs and/or utilize Bomb Blitz's passive ability.
    • This strategy can be inconsistent because the totem may not placed in the correct spot.
    • Etienne now almost always outclasses Ezili in this aspect as his camo is global and is reliable.
  • Ezili's life-draining mechanic from the Sacrificial Totem ability synergizes well with Heart of Vengeance Druids, Elite Defender, and Bomb Blitz.

Version History[edit | edit source]


Nerf.png No longer strips special properties off of Purple Bloons.

Nerf.png Ezili's leveling up curve now progresses slower to an extent that barely prevents her from naturally reaching Level 20 before Round 100 without enhancements, even if placed on Round 1.


Buff.png MOAB Hex now jumps to the next-strongest target if the main target is destroyed before the duration expires. The amount of times it can jump is infinite, but duration stays the same.

Change balloon.png Level 4 splash AOE no longer centers around her if she destroys the target Bloon in one shot.

  • Buff.png Ezili's level 1-3 basic attack now immediately has an 8 radius, 5 pierce splash for 1 damage
  • Buff.png Ezili's level 4+ now allows the main attack to curse all targets hit by the splash
  • Buff.png Ezili's level 7+ Sacrificial Totem will now activate the Bomb Blitz and Elite Defender life-loss abilities
  • Buff.png Lv 11 Ezili also increases pierce of ALL Zombie Bloons you summon by +50%
  • Buff.png Level 10 MOAB Hex initial target will now follow Ezili's priority instead of Strong
  • Buff.png Level 10 MOAB Hex jump target will now follow Ezili's priority instead of Close

Gallery[edit | edit source]

MOAB Hex effects[edit | edit source]

Artwork[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ezili is the first Hero in BTD6 to have three Activated Abilities instead of two.
    • She is currently the second monkey in the game with three abilities total, the first one being Heli Pilot and the third being Adora.
  • Ezili is the fourth female Monkey in the game, alongside Gwendolin, Adora, and Admiral Brickell.
  • Ezili is the only Hero in BTD6 who can automatically detect camo without upgrades or support.
  • Despite being the third Hero released in an update, Ezili earns XP faster than Captain Churchill and Benjamin in game.
  • Ezili's Sacrifical Totem is the only activated ability that takes away lives. (Sniper Monkey's Elite Defender and Bomb Shooter's Bomb Blitz are not considered activated abilities, and both abilities activate if a bloon has leaked.)
  • Level 20 Ezili can defeat a B.A.D. on her own with the MOAB Hex ability on any map, including the vertical paths on #Ouch. She can even defeat a Round 999 Fortified B.A.D on Logs as well.
  • The MOAB Hex ability makes the same sound effect as discovering a new technology in Sid Meier's Civilization V.
  • Both Ezili and Obyn Greenfoot are magic-using heroes.
    • Coincidentally, they were also the cheapest heroes in the game before the 10.0 update (when Quincy was reduced from $700 to $540, with Medium prices).
  • Ezili is based on Ezili Dantor, a sort of spirit in Haitian voodoo.
  • The Heartstopper ability actually reuses the Grow Blocker effect onto Regrow Bloons. It does still make sense, since essentially some kind of energy is used to force no regrowth for Regrow Bloons.
  • The Sacrificial Totem requires at least 11 (2 at level 16+) Lives to activate.
    • A self-inflicted defeat can only be caused by this ability through the 'Toggle Cooldowns' button in debug mode (only possible through modifying/playing modified versions of the game). The button that resets cooldowns in Sandbox Mode functions similarly, but isn't entirely the same thing due to a safeguard that prevents an easy defeat.
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