Glaives, named as Glaive Thrower between BTD3 and BTD5, is an upgrade for the Boomerang Thrower, which allows the Boomerang Thrower to throw Glaives instead of Boomerangs. Glaives are capable of popping up to 8 Bloons at a time in Bloons TD 3 and up to 12 Bloons at a time in Bloons TD 4 and Bloons TD 5. It is the Boomerang Thrower's third upgrade in Bloons TD 4 and second upgrade on the first path in Bloons TD 5. In Bloons TD 5 and Bloons TD 6, it costs $240 on Easy, $280 on Medium, $300 on Hard and $335 on Impoppable. Glaives also provide a slight increase in attack speed (6.4% increase, but increased to 25.7% with bionic boomerang).


In Bloons TD 6, this upgrade makes a return under the name Glaives. Glaives increases the Boomerang Monkey's Pierce to 13 (from 8) and increases attack speed by 17.6%. It is the second upgrade on the first path and can be unlocked for 520 XP.


BTD3 and BTD4Edit

The monkey's suit becomes red, and a glaive appears on the monkey's head. Like the boomerang on his head before upgrading, it can pop bloons.

BTD5 and Bloons Monkey CityEdit

The monkey's suit turns red and on the head it has a blue X. The icon of this upgrade shows a Glaive Thrower happily throwing a glaive in a boomerang-like motion.

Bloons Super Monkey 2Edit

This gives Super Monkey a cannon-like glaive thrower. However, unlike the Bloons TD series, these glaives fly straight and home at nearby bloons (like Glaive Riccochet).



  • In BTD5, the Glaive Thrower used to be able to pop an infinite amount of Bloons. Now it can only pop 12 Bloons. This was likely a glitch that occurred in earlier versions of the game.
  • This upgrade is introduced in Bloons Super Monkey 2 as the Radar Glaives upgrade.
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