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Glue Gunner is a monkey tower who made its first appearance in Bloons TD 4. It also appears in Bloons TD 4 Expansion, Bloons TD 5, and Bloons TD 6. It slows down bloons to 50% speed (40% for Glue Hose, and 30% with Glue Striker Ability, Flash only) by shooting them with globs of glue. In games other than BTD4 and BTD5 Flash, the Glue Gunner can slow down Ceramic Bloons. In earlier iterations, it can glue but not slow Ceramic Bloons.
In Bloons TD 4, the Glue Gunner makes a debut. It initially shoots a single glue projectile with one pierce. It gains an upgrade to soak through bloons, deal damage to bloons, and lastly soak significantly more bloons per shot.
The Glue Gunner makes a return in Bloons TD 5. It has even more variety of upgrades, each for countering different types of ordinary bloon. It still has no way to affect MOAB-class bloons, directly or indirectly, except in Bloons TD Battles Mobile. However, it has many more ways to counter ordinary bloons, including faster corrosion and faster attack speed plus an ability to glue all bloons on screen.
Massive overhauls for the Glue Gunner were provided in Bloons TD 6, including allowing it to target MOAB-class bloons with either Corrosive Glue and above or MOAB Glue and above. In addition, it can slow blimps and gain even further flexibility for support potential.
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The Glue Gunner uses standard target priorities to glue bloons.
BTD5 and BTD6
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.
Although it doesn't slow down Ceramic Bloons (except in the mobile versions of BTD), it can still damage them after Corrosive Glue has been bought. Bloon Dissolver destroys a whole Ceramic Bloon in 5 seconds, while the Bloon Liquefier can destroy a whole Ceramic Bloon in just 1 second.
It can still glue Ceramic Bloons, even without Corrosive Glue.
Even without Glue Soak, it can still glue Ceramic Bloons before it breaks, even though it has absolutely no effect.
In BTD6, this no longer applies.
In BTD5, the bloon cannot be glued by other glue before it is stripped or the glue wears off. This means that, when using any of the corrosive glue upgrades, it is a good idea to wait until a new tower can be upgraded to the same level as the rest.
In BTD6, a glued bloon can be glued by another glue gunner, replacing the other glue.
In Bloons TD 4, the Glue Splatter upgrade gives the monkey 2 hoses but in BTD5, this does not apply.
In BTD4, look hard enough and you will see a tail sticking out of the glue gunner's right side. In BTD5, this has been fixed.
Glue Gunners without Glue Splatter are very effective when the target priority is Strong.
The Glue Gunner has as much range as an unupgraded Super Monkey.
In BTD4, glue gunners can shoot at M.O.A.Bs, but not pop them, but in BTD5, they don't shoot at them at all.
Glue gunners will target Moab-class Bloons in BTD6, but not fully pop them with the exception of a few upgrades
Sometimes in BTD4 Corrosive Glue will not pop bloons when Fast Forward is activated.
Tier 2 upgrades make the body of the glue gunner almost completely covered. At tier 3 the face gets covered.
There is a bug in BTD4 where corrosive glue pop ceramic shell in one hit. This has been fixed in BTD5.
Due to the fact that Regen Bloons take slightly slower to regen as Corrosive Glue takes to damage Bloons, having Regen Bloons hit with Corrosive Glue somewhat nullifies their ability, though slowly damaging them overall.
To an extent. The corrosion is slightly faster than the regenerative ability of the bloons, so a yellow Regen can be popped with just Corrosive Glue and Stickier Glue. However, using this is extremely dangerous against Blacks, Whites, Zebras, and Rainbow Regens, as they split into two, and then regenerate back one step before popping again. This quickly multiplies the number of Regen Bloons on the track.
A Glue Gunner with Bloon Liquefier pops an entire Ceramic Bloon in just 1 second, not 1.7 seconds because Bloon Liquefier pops bloons once before gluing.
The Glue Gunner is almost essential for completing the Bloontonium Lab track by placing one on each the 3 entrances, upgraded 2/1.
Note that, similarly to most BTD5 Path 2 Final Upgrades, there is no difference in power between Upgrades 3 and 4 except for the Special Ability.
This used to be true until Ninja Kiwi buffed this tower to slow bloons even more with the 3rd and 4th upgrade on path 2: Glue Hose slows to 40% while Glue Striker slows to 30%. In mobile, this does not occur.
In the BTD5 Deluxe tech tree, the Glue Hose image is switched with the Glue Striker image.
According to Bloons Monkey City, the Glue from Glue Gunners come from a plant called Sticky Sap. This plant has an ability that acts the same as Glue Striker with Corrosive Glue on.
In Bloons TD 6, each 5th tier upgrade has a different suit. In Path 1, the monkey wears a green Class-B hazmat suit with a gas mask connected with an oxygen tank meaning the fumes are very toxic. In Path 2, the monkey wears an orange mask with two windows for eyes. In Path 3, the monkey wears a black (sort of metallic) Class-C hazmat suit.
In BTD6, by the end of path 1, the glue becomes green, by the end of path 2 the glue remains yellow, and by the end of path 3, the glue becomes pink.
In BTD6, the monkey has noticeably darker fur than other monkeys.
In BTD6, the Glue Gunner is the only tower that changes poses from Tier 1 to Tier 2.
Path 1 upgrades improve its ability to pop bloons while Path 2 upgrades improve its ability to glue multiple bloons at a time. Path 3 focuses on slowing bloons down even more, as well as gluing MOAB Class Bloons.