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"MOAB Assassin" redirects here. For the BTD5 counterpart, see MOAB Assassin (BTD5).
For other uses of MOAB, see MOAB (disambiguation).
Assassinate MOAB ability: Special missile flies out and does massive damage to MOAB-Class Bloons.
~ BTD6 Description


MOAB Assassin (sometimes shortened to Assassin) is the fourth upgrade of Path 2 for the Bomb Shooter in BTD6. It is a returning upgrade from BTD5, granting a new ability that deals 750 damage to the strongest non-camo MOAB-class bloon on screen, with a cooldown of 30 seconds. Alongside its new ability, it shoots missiles that deal +25 damage to MOAB-class bloons, along with +4 damage to Ceramics, while still dealing 1 damage to all other non-black bloons. Additionally, MOAB Assassin adds bonus range on top of the MOAB Mauler upgrade, which in itself has extra range on top of Missile Launcher.

It costs $2720 on Easy, $3200 on Medium, $3455 on Hard and $3840 on Impoppable.

StrategiesEdit

Main article: MOAB Assassin/Strategies

SummaryEdit

MOAB Assassin is primarily an upgrade for immediate destruction of either early MOABs or as additional single-blimp popping power. Due to its infinite range, it can be used as a suitable method of evading the Round 40 MOAB layer or the Round 40 Fortified MOAB layer. Alternately, it can be used to fight off stronger single-target blimps. Pair with Striker Jones for the opportunity to reset cooldowns for the MOAB Assassin abilities and therefore inflict even more damage whenever it is necessary.

TipsEdit

  • Try using multiple MOAB Maulers if possible, as it is usually more effective overall in terms of DPS. However, MOAB Assassins can be very handy on multi-lane maps such as Quad where multiple bloons spawn from different lanes, or any map where the long-ranged ability attacks would come in most handy.
  • Most strategies for utilizing MOAB Assassin's main missile attacks can be utilized based on that for the normal MOAB Mauler. As such, it is important to be setting a MOAB Assassin's target priority on Strong and to use the 0-4-2 crosspath against spaced blimps or 1-4-0 crosspath against grouped blimps, and it is particularly more important due to its increased MOAB-class damage.
  • Unlike BTD5 or BMC, MOAB Assassin ability can neither target non-MOAB-class nor target DDTs with camo properties. As such, be sure to have effective backup against either bloon types.

Update HistoryEdit

Initial release (compared to BTD5)

Nerf MOAB Assassin ability can no longer attack camo bloons without camo detection.

Change balloon MOAB Assassin ability can no longer be activated when no MOAB-Class bloons are on screen. While this is technically a decrease in power, it can actually be advantageous. This is because it prevents the ability from being accidentally wasted.

Buff MOAB Assassin ability now has increased damage (700 --> 750)

4.0

Buff MOAB Assassin missile now deals more damage to MOAB-class bloons (11 --> 16)

12.0

Buff MOAB Assassin now has increased attack speed from the Missile Launcher upgrade (every 1.2s --> 1.02s)

Buff MOAB Assassin main attack now deals +5 damage to Ceramics

15.0

Buff Base MOAB Assassin range increased from 44 to 54

16.0

Buff MOAB Assassin main attack deals more damage to MOAB-class (16 --> 19)

18.0

Buff MOAB Assassin attacks faster (1.02s --> 0.9s)

20.0

Buff MOAB Assassin deals more MOAB-class damage (+18 --> +25)

Nerf MOAB Assassin deals less Ceramic damage (+5 --> +4)

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • MOAB Assassin's ability missile uses exactly the same sprite as the normal MOAB Assassin attack missile. The same applies to MOAB Eliminator.
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