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Throws sharper and faster glaives instead of boomerangs.
~ In-game description

Glaives is the second upgrade of path 1 for the Boomerang Monkey in Bloons TD 6, that increases the Boomerang Monkey's pierce from 8 to 13. It can be unlocked for 520 XP.

For Kylie Boomerang, boomerangs gain +8 pierce, for 27 pierce per boomerang instead of 22. When given to MOAB Press, the pierce of each anti-MOAB boomerang increases from 300 to 420 and deal +50% knockback against blimps, and increase MOAB Domination's explosion pierce and radius.

This upgrade costs $240 on Easy, $280 on Medium, $300 on Hard, and $335 on Impoppable.



The monkey's suit turns red and it gains a blue X on its head. The boomerangs are replaced with glaives, which appear to be a 5-pointed throwable object that function similarly to boomerangs.


Increases pierce of boomerangs by +5, for a total of +9 compared to no Path 1 crosspaths. For most boomerangs, this increases pierce of each boomerang from 8 to 13, while pierce of Kylie Boomerang's kylies each increase from 22 to 27. For MOAB Press's special kylies, they gain +120 pierce, from 300 to 420, for a total of +220 pierce compared to no Path 1 crosspaths. MOAB Domination's explosions have increased explosion radius (50 to 75) and pierce increases by +10, though it is bugged to reduce pierce from 40 to 30 (likely an oversight when MOAB Domination's explosion had a base pierce buff).

Targeting Priorities[]

Glaives targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots a curved movement projectile.

  • First: Targets the first bloon visible within its range.
  • Last: Targets the last bloon visible within its range.
  • Close: Targets the closest bloon visible within its range.
  • Strong: Targets the strongest bloon visible within its range.

Like all Boomerang Monkeys, Glaives can access Change Hands secondary targeting priority to switch hands, changing the origin and direction of the boomerangs.

Full Popology[]


The following is a list of statistics of a Boomerang Monkey with Glaives. It includes its base statistics and all associated crosspathing interactions. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base stats
  • Glaives:
    • Projectile, sharp type, detects partial hitbox, 43 range, 1.2s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 13 pierce.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 2-x-x:
    • 2-0-<3:
      • Glaives gives another +5 pierce, for a total of 13 pierce instead of 8 from the previous upgrade.
    • 2-0-3:
      • Kylie Boomerang gives another +5 pierce, for a total of 27 pierce instead of 22 from the previous upgrade.
    • 2-0-4:
      • Knockback Boomerang gains +120 pierce, for a total of 420 pierce instead of 300 from the previous upgrade.
      • MOAB push back power increases +50% further.
    • 2-0-5:
      • Explosion pierce increases +10 from 20 pierce to 30 pierce.

Damage Types[]

See also: Damage Types/Bloons TD 6/Primary

The following are a list of wiki-written damage types associated by a Dart Monkey with Sharp Shots. These damage type statistics include how it attacks and how these attacks would affect bloons. Expand the box on the right to see further information.

Updated as of Version 27.3
Base attack(s)
  • Glaives:
    • Sharp Type (pops Black, White, Purple) Sharp
    • Single Projectile Single Projectile
    • Curved Attack Curved Attack


Updated as of Version 31.0. Listed prices exclude buffs, sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (2-X-X) $240 $280 $300 $335 -
Total (2-0-0) $685 $805 $865 $965 $480 $564 $606 $676
Crosspath (2-1-0) $835 $980 $1,055 $1,175 $585 $686 $739 $823
Crosspath (2-2-0) $1,045 $1,230 $1,325 $1,475 $732 $861 $928 $1,033
Crosspath (2-0-1) $770 $905 $975 $1,085 $539 $634 $683 $760
Crosspath (2-0-2) $1,025 $1,205 $1,300 $1,445 $718 $844 $910 $1,012

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: CheapRangsIcon.png Cheap 'Rangs, BetterSellDealsIcon.png Better Sell Deals



Glaives possesses a great amount of pierce in the early-game for an upgrade not reliant on area-of-effect attacks, such as is the case for the Bomb Shooter. It is an effective counter to early-game grouped bloons, especially along a suitable bend. When it comes to crosspathing, this is generally the superior crosspath for Bionic Boomerang and its higher upgrades because of the Glaives upgrade's extraordinary pierce, while for MOAB Press it is useful when countering hyperdense blimps because of granting a significant amount of pierce to the special knockback boomerangs.


  • Glaives comes with a huge amount of pierce for its cost, making it an incredibly valuable upgrade with Bionic Boomerang and above.
  • MOAB Press benefits from this upgrade by not only adding more pierce to its knockback boomerangs but also adding a special interaction that deals +50% knockback potency.

Version History[]

Glaives was nerfed to lose its bonus attack speed, but remains unchanged for the most part due to the base Boomerang attack speed buff.

  • Nerf Glaives no longer increases attack speed (formerly provided 0.85x attack cooldown, now provides none)
    • Buff Attack cooldown for Glaives is very slightly buffed, technically, as it previously had 1.207s attack cooldown.


Official artwork[]


  • In real life, a Glaive is a bladed polearm. The "glaives" used by the tower are more similar to shurikens than glaives.
    • The name and appearance of glaives could be a reference to a weapon from 1983 movie Krull, a throwable five-pointed magic blade.