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For the BTD5 counterpart, see Glaive Ricochet (BTD5).
Glaives will bounce from Bloon to Bloon automatically and aggressively.
~ BTD6 description

Glaive Ricochet is the third upgrade of path 1 for the Boomerang Monkey in BTD6. It allows the Boomerang Monkey to throw glaives that bounce from bloon to bloon as long as there are other bloons close by. It will not hit the same bloon more than once even if the glaive bounces in its direction. Each glaive now pops 50 bloons (80 with the "Extra Bounce" Monkey Knowledge). Glaive Ricochet can be unlocked for 2500 XP.

The monkey's jumpsuit turns purple and gets a blue X on his back, just like the X on the Glaives upgrade.

It costs $1,105 on Easy, $1,300 on Medium, $1,405 on Hard, and $1,560 on Impoppable.



Glaive Ricochet changes the behavior of the glaive attack which allows the Glaive Ricochet to excel against extended groups of bloons. It sacrifices the curved behavior of the glaives for superior popping power against regular bloons. As such, Glaive Ricochet is a generally good option for cleanup against grouped bloons.


  • Despite the fact that the glaives no longer curve around like normal boomerangs, the Glaive Ricochet upgrade is a good option against groups of weaker bloons.
  • Usually, 3-0-2 is better than 3-2-0, as it pops any bloon type and deals more DPS. Using Berserker Brew or higher makes 3-2-0 better at DPS, however.
  • Although difficult to observe, due to the fact that hitting a bloon sets the glaive in a seeking movement, the glaives are now thrown straight instead of curved, unlike BTD5. It's more easy to notice this phenomenon when missing very fast spaced bloons.

Version History[]

Minor changes for the upgrade alone. However, 3-0-2 crosspath is a more viable option thanks to the Red Hot Rangs damage buff.
  • Nerf Homing algorithm for glaive bouncing decreased. Glaives now seeks the closest bloon per hit instead of the first bloon.
  • Buff Homing algorithm for glaive bouncing has improved.


Official artwork[]


  • Glaive Ricochet is one of many towers to feature on the main menu screen logo for BTD6.