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When darts aren't enough, Max turns to the heavy weaponry. This grease monkey has assembled a bloon crushing contraption which should stay together until the battle is over.
~ BATTD description
Uses a mounted dart ballista to launch high pierce attacks.
~ Short description

Juggernaut Max (sometimes simply Juggernaut) is monkey hero in Bloons Adventure Time TD, and is a variation of Max who uses a giant ballista/crossbow machine. He is unlocked if the player beat the Cyclops adventure in Grasslands. He costs $700 to place and is using Dart weapons in his arsenal. His attacks' also have one of the highest pierce values in the game without additional benefits from items and weapons.


Just like Max, he is a brown monkey with black eyes. He has a few scratches in his face. He wears a spiky, scratched helmet. He wears a red scarf and has a brown belt attached to him.

  • Very high pierce
  • Slow attack speed


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Tightened Springs
COST: $150
Description: Max's darts fly faster
Effect: 30% faster projectile speed
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Reinforced Ratchets
COST: $200
Upgrade(s) Required:
Tightened Springs
Description: Max's darts fly even faster
Effect: Further 50% faster projectile speed
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Spiked Balls
COST: $650
Upgrade(s) Required:
Reinforced Ratchets
Description: Max fires giant spiked balls that have significantly increased pierce
Effect: Shoots spiked balls with +10 pierce
Icon juggernaut
COST: $1,600
Upgrade(s) Required:
Spiked Balls
Description: Max fires the famous juggernaut, giving him massive pierce and extra damage to ceramics and MOABs
Effect: Main projectile gains Crushing damage type, +82 pierce, and +17 damage to ceramic and MOAB-class bloons, projectiles now bounce off obstacles and last longer
Icon gumballs1
COST: $500
Upgrade(s) Required:
Description: Max's attacks can cover bloons in sticky bubblegum
Effect: All bloons hit by Juggernaut balls, including MOAB-class (excl. BADs), are covered by bubblegum that soaks through two layers and move at half speed permanently.
Icon snowballs
COST: $620
Needs Ice King nearby!
Upgrade(s) Required:
Description: Max's attacks can freeze bloons solid
Effect: All bloons hit by Juggernaut balls, including MOAB-class below BADs, have two layers frozen. 1 second for non-MOAB Bloons, 0.75s for MOABs, 0.5 for BFB, 0.25s for DDTs and ZOMGs.
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Great Balls Of Fire
COST: $760
Needs Flame Princess nearby!
Upgrade(s) Required:
Description: Max's attacks can set bloons on fire
Effect: All bloons hit by Juggernaut balls, including MOABs and even BADs, are ignited. Burning bloons take 1 damage, burning MOAB-class take 18 damage every second, for 2 seconds.
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Keep Rolling
COST: $2,800
Requires Star Level 5+

Upgrade(s) Required:
Spiked Balls
Description: Launches a massive juggernaut that rolls back up the track
Effect: Adds a new attack with a 4.2s attack cooldown with 100 pierce, 10 crushing damage, +140 damage vs MOABs, and 150 projectile speed that rolls along the track upon contact towards the entrance
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Spiky Chaos
COST: $3,000
Requires Star Level 7+

Upgrade(s) Required:
Keep Rolling
Double Shot
Description: Ability: Max spins around wildly, launching bouncing juggernauts in every direction!
Effect: Upon activation, spins for 4 seconds in a clockwise direction at 2 revolutions per second and throws TBA spiked balls every TBA revolution intervals. Projectiles have 100 pierce, 3 normal damage, +5 moab damage, 300 projectile speed, and last 5 seconds each. 70 second cooldown.
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Greased Runners
COST: $250
Description: Increases attack speed
Effect: Attack cooldown lowered by 0.2s
Icon insta reload
COST: $350
Upgrade(s) Required:
Greased Runners
Description: Increases attack speed even more
Effect: Attack cooldown lowered by another 0.2s
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Double Shot
COST: $1,300
Requires Star Level 3+

Upgrade(s) Required:
Description: Fires twice each attack
Effect: Launches 2 projectiles per attack in a narrow spread

Star Boost[]

Juggernaut Max will receive the following permanent boosts as he levels up:

  • 2 stars - Base attack cooldown decreased by 0.1*
  • 4 stars - Base range increased by 2
  • 6 stars - Base projectile speed increased by 15%
  • 8 stars - Base attack cooldown decreased by 0.1*
  • 9 stars - Base range increased by 3
  • 10 stars - Base attack damage increased by 1 and deals +17 damage to Fortified Bloons

*Shows "attack speed increased by X" in the official patch notes and in the game - this is misleading. The attack speed stat is the inverse of attack cooldown.


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When upgraded:

When a MOAB-Class Bloon appears:

When a MOAB-Class Bloon pops:

When activating ability:

When a Bloon leaks:


Juggernaut Max has the highest pierce of any tower in the game. Because of this, he is best used for cleaning up swarms of bloons. He also can provide support against MOAB-Class Bloons. What upgrade path he uses will depend on what the player is after. Snowballs freezes bloons in place, but the freeze duration is very short for stronger MOAB-Class Bloons. Gumballs only halves the speed of MOABs, but its effect is permanent no matter what type of MOAB (except BAD) it hits. Great Balls of Fire does 18 DPS against MOABs, but loses out on the slows from other upgrades. Thus, Snowballs requires lots of attack speed before it is practical, while Gumballs is effective no matter if Back to Basics is enabled or not, and Fire is generally impractical.

Juggernaut Max is overall not recommended as his MOAB Damage is sub par, his attacks can be inconsistent, and non MOABs are easily cleaned up by other towers. If he is utilized, he is best used as a support in Back To Basics so he can slow down non-BADs with gumballs and clean up regular bloons. He can also be used in Allies Only for an extra COBRA and Tech Terror. If the player does plan on making a build for him, getting as many attack speed trinkets as possible is recommended, as he already does significant damage against ceramics and MOABs, and attack speed also lets him apply his gumball or freeze effect more often against MOABs.

Version History[]

  • BUFFKeep Rolling MOAB damage increased from 100 to 150
  • BUFFGreat Balls of Fire MOAB damage increased from 8dmg/s to 18/dmg/s
  • BUFFSpiky Chaos does an additional 5 damage per hit to MOABs
  • BUFFGains +17 damage to Fortified bloons at 10 stars


Character Profile and Levelling Up[]



  • Between the 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 updates, Juggernaut Max's voice actor changed, making him the only hero/character to ever get his voice changed in between updates. His former voice actor was Mark Garrison in 1.0.1, and in 1.0.2 and later, his current voice actor is Gary Furlong. However, he still keeps his old quotes.
    • This also applies to his Dart counterpart.
  • The quote "Say hello to my little friend!" is also a line from the 1983 film Scarface.
  • The Great Balls of Fire upgrade is a reference to the song of the same name by Jerry Lee Lewis.
    • This upgrade may also have been named this way to avoid confusion with Sam's Fireball upgrade.