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Special knockback kylies trigger more often and do lots of extra damage.
~ In-game description

MOAB Domination is the fifth and final upgrade of path 3 for the Boomerang Monkey in Bloons TD 6. This upgrade doubles the range of the special Kylie boomerangs, briefly stuns the affected blimp(s) for 0.25s before knocking them back, and increases damage to 25 per 0.1 second contact, as well as dealing a powerful burning explosion upon projectile expiry. The explosion deals 100 damage and deals a 50 damage per 1s burn for 4 seconds to up to 40 bloons (50 with Glaives), with an explosion radius of 50 (75 with Glaives).

The MOAB Domination upgrade also enhances the main boomerang to deal 12 damage and doubles the attack speed of both the normal attack and the special Kylie attack. Special Kylie attack also can detect blimps blocked by Line of Sight.

It costs $42,500 on Easy, $50,000 on Medium, $54,000 on Hard, and $60,000 on Impoppable.



This upgrade replaces its hat with a large mohawk and a circlet made of teeth. They have added face paint. The monkey also removes their clothes and wears a cape.

On the official portrait, the MOAB Domination monkey sticks their tongue out, likely for intimidation.

Crosspathing with Glaives adds a set of curved blades to the end of the boomerangs.


MOAB Domination improves the MOAB kylies significantly, causing them to deal 25 damage per 0.1 second contact, stun MOABs for 0.25 seconds before knocking them back.

Upon expiring, the kylies cause a 100 damage explosion with 40 pierce and 50 blast radius, and which inflicts a 50 damage per second Burn effect on affected Bloons for 4 seconds.

The MOAB kylies are also thrown twice as fast, (every 5 seconds) have doubled range, (100) and ignore Line of Sight.

The standard kylies are also improved too, dealing 12 damage and having double attack speed (every 0.6 seconds)

In addition to the path 1 crosspathing interactions inherited from MOAB Press, Glaives grants +10 pierce (50) and +25 blast radius (75) to the explosion.

Targeting Priorities[]

MOAB Domination targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It has multiple attacks that interact with targeting options differently.

  • 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.

MOAB Domination can throw multiple attacks, both of which are straight movement projectiles. The main kylie boomerang is a normal straight movement projectile that can rehit bloons. The special kylie projectiles only targets MOAB-class bloons, but the explosions produced by them can target any bloon type that it can detect.

Like all Boomerang Monkeys, MOAB Domination 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 MOAB Domination. 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
  • Boomerang:
    • Projectile, normal type, detects partial hitbox, 49.5 range, 0.71s attack cooldown, 12 damage, 18 pierce. Can rehit after 0.3s.
  • Heavy Kylie:
    • Projectile, targets MOAB-Class Bloons, knocks back non-BAD MOAB-Class Bloons, 100 range, 5.0s attack cooldown, 1 damage, 20 damage to MOAB-Class Bloons, 200 pierce. can rehit after 1st frame and every 0.1s after.
    • Creates explosion instead of returning. Explosion deals normal type, 100 damage, 20 pierce, and applies burn status 50 damage per second, latss for 4 seconds.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 1-0-5:
    • Kyle Boomerang pierce increased to 22 (+4).
    • Heavy Kylie pierce increased to 300 (+100).
  • 2-0-5:
    • Kylie Boomerang gains another extra pierce up to 27 (+5). Initial attack cooldown reduced to 0.6035s.
    • Heavy Kylie pierce increased to 420 (+120) and knocks back 50% further.
  • 0-1-5:
    • Kylie Boomerang attacks faster, 0.5325s (-25%) per shot.
    • Heavy Kylie attacks every 3.75s (-25%) instead of 5s.
  • 0-2-4:
    • Kylie Boomerang attacks even faster, 0.3994s (-25%) per shot.
    • Heavy Kylie attacks every 2.8125s (-25%) instead of 3.75s.

Damage Types[]

See also: Damage Types/Bloons TD 6/Primary

The following are a list of wiki-written damage types associated by a Boomerang Monkey with MOAB Domination. 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)
  • Kylie:
    • Normal Type (pops Black, White, Purple, Lead, Frozen) Normal
    • Single Projectile Single Projectile
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack
    • Contact Damage (unspecified contact damage rate) Contact Damage
    • Extra damage to all bloon types (2 --> 12) Extra Damage
  • Knockback Kylie:
    • Normal Type (pops Black, White, Purple, Lead, Frozen) Normal
    • Single Projectile Single Projectile
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack
    • Target Blimp(s) (unspecified types of bloons targeting, and quantity) Target MOAB
    • Contact Damage (unspecified contact damage rate) Contact Damage
    • Extra damage to all bloon types (5) Extra Damage
    • Press (unspecified knockback variant) Knockback Press
Other damage source(s)
  • Explosion:
    • Normal Type (pops Black, White, Purple, Lead, Frozen) Normal
    • Burst (bursts upon pierce cap or projectile expiry of knockback kylie) Burst
    • Area of Effect Area of Effect
    • Extra damage to all bloon types (100) Greatly Increased Damage
    • Burn (standard bloons, 50 damage per 1.0s for 4.0s) Burn
    • Burn (MOAB-Class Bloons, 50 damage per 1.0s for 4.0s) Burn MOAB


Updated as of Version 30.1
Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade Cost (x-x-5) $42,500 $50,000 $54,000 $60,000
Total Cost (0-0-5) $TBA $54,225 $TBA $TBA
Total Cost (1-0-5) $TBA $54,425 $TBA $TBA
Total Cost (2-0-5) $TBA $54,705 $TBA $TBA
Total Cost (0-1-5) $TBA $54,400 $58,755 $TBA
Total Cost (0-2-5) $TBA $54,650 $59,025 $TBA



The MOAB Domination is a mixed knockback plus damage option, acting as a somewhat mix between a stronger MOAB Press and Blooncineration. Like MOAB Press, MOAB Domination is a strong option at dealing with all blimps other than DDTs and BADs, due to the combined damage and knockback powers of its special boomerangs, but due to the added explosions and damage-over-time effect added to expired special boomerangs it inflicts quite high grouped blimp damage and even handling some of the bloons inside if used correctly. Although stronger versus regular bloons, it still struggles versus Super Ceramics in the late-game unless there are blimps on screen for it to trigger its special boomerangs. MOAB Domination's works really well with the 0-2-5 Perma-Spike + Stronger Stimulant, which handles MOAB Domination's greatest weaknesses.


  • MOAB Domination is highly effective against MOAB-class bloons, especially MOABs, BFBs, and ZOMGs. (Even more so for the immense knockback with its special boomerangs). When placed near the end of the map, it can knockback MOAB-class bloons back considerably, especially ZOMGs.
  • Unlike MOAB Press, MOAB Domination is usually better with the 0-2-5 crosspath, as the increased attack speed is generally far superior over the increased knockback or the increased explosive pierce and explosion radius from Glaives crosspath.
  • It is a poor choice for popping ordinary bloons, considering its main attack only has a relatively low 18 pierce for its high price.
  • It can target BADs and deal rather decent damage to them. However, it's better off using other towers such as First Strike Capability for damaging BADs, as it is poor against those types.
  • To compliment the MOAB Domination and its weaknesses against Super Ceramics and DDTs, add Permaspike + Stronger Stimulant to assist popping Super Ceramics and DDTs.
  • For the BAD, which it tends to struggle against in terms of overall DPS, use an effective anti-BAD tower such as First Strike Capability or Level 20 Ezili's MOAB Hex ability.
  • The range for the special Kylie boomerangs noticeably increases with a Monkey Village nearby, especially with Primary Training. As such, it can be used to increase the range at which they can start targeting blimps.


  • [26.1, likely also 26.0] 2-0-5 MOAB Domination did not receive the explosion pierce buff, meaning explosions still does 30 pierce instead of 50.
  • [19.1] Napalm from MOAB Domination was bugged to use the shred DoT visual instead of burn DoT. Fixed in 19.2.

Version History[]

MOAB Domination's special knockback boomerangs initially had a fast heavy knockback attack style, but has since been nerfed in Version 2.0 after being deemed too powerful by Ninja Kiwi. Afterwards, the MOAB Domination had underwent an extensive period of unusability, or minimal usability at best, until Version 19.0. Since then, it now specializes for combined damage and knockback, as well as added a minor change that allowed the knockback boomerangs to target at BADs (although remains unaffected by knockback). Eventually, its cost got reverted back to $50,000, seeing its new redeemed role as a DPS tower.

  • Nerf Cost of MOAB Domination increased ($50,000 → $75,000)
  • Nerf Special attack has a slower attack speed (per 2.5 (?) seconds → per 5.0 seconds) and doesn't knock back higher MOAB-class bloons as much
  • Buff Regular attack has increased attack speed and damage.
  • Buff Base damage increased from 7 to 12
  • Buff Price reduced from $75,000 → $60,000
  • Nerf Special attack range reduced from Unlimited to 100
  • Buff Special MOAB attack is now affected by crosspaths.
I know comments will be about MOAB Dom, but just take patience. We want things to be functional as intended before delving into it too much, and this makes it work as intended against DDTs mainly [...]
~ Rohan comment in Version 17.0 patch notes on Reddit
  • Buff MOAB Domination applies a brief stun of 0.25s on the special knockback boomerang before knocking back
  • Change Artwork for MOAB Domination was flipped to face rightwards.
  • Buff xx5 MOAB Domination can now target but not Stun or Knockback BADs
  • Buff xx5 MOAB Domination's secondary boomerang will now explode and ignite instead of returning
    • Impact damage of 100
    • Radius of 50 increased to 75 with 205 Glaives
    • Pierce of 20 increased to 30 with 205 Glaives
    • Burn application of 50 damage per second for 4 seconds
To reduce some top crosspath dominance, have middle path stay the true speed crosspath and also provide a small buff to the base Boomerang, Glaive's attack speed bonus has been moved down into the base Boomerang Tower. [...] MOAB Domination's explosion has had pierce increased to improve consistency on children Bloons.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff Affected by base Boomerang Monkey attack speed buff
  • Buff MOAB Domination's explosion pierce increased from 20 to 40.
[...] MOAB Domination's MOAB damage has been increased to give it a little more power than just stalling [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff MOAB Domination damage on MOAB throw per hit increased from 20 -> 25
[...] Finally MOAB Dom’s price has been reduced a little, while this upgrade mostly fits as an early freeplay support/carry this price buff will make it more affordable before then and slightly benefit saveup for the paragon.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • Buff MOAB Domination price reduced from $60,000 -> $50,000

Extra Notes (Version History)[]

  • In Version 2.0, the MOAB Press upgrade, the preceding upgrade of MOAB Domination, was nerfed so that its special MOAB-knockback boomerangs no longer had infinite range. This was not the case for MOAB Domination, which during its time had kept its special infinite-ranged special MOAB-knockback boomerangs.
    • In Version 7.0, its special MOAB-knockback boomerangs no longer have infinite range; instead they are limited to 100 range (approximately the range that a bloon trap can be collected.).
  • In Version 17.0, the buff that allows MOAB Domination to briefly stun blimps with the special knockback boomerang before knocking them back was specifically designed to make it more reliable at knocking back DDTs, as explained by NK employee Rohan. He written that comment down on the pinned comment at this Reddit link for the official Version 17.0 patch notes.
  • Following the 19.0 buff, the addition of damage-over-time for the secondary attack caused both the MOAB Domination and Glaive Lord damage-over-time to become a burning effect. In 19.1, this was changed to the slash effect for both towers, which means that the appearance had become incorrect for MOAB Domination.[1]
    • This was fixed yet again on Version 19.2; now Glaive Lord correctly uses the shred DoT effect, and the MOAB Domination correctly uses the burning DoT effect.


Official artwork[]



  • From version 2.0 to version 30.0, MOAB Domination was the most expensive Tier 5 upgrade for a Primary Monkey. Starting from 30.0, however, it is now the second most expensive, after Bloon Crush, having been reduced to its original 1.0 base price.
  • When taking into account upgrade prices versus base cost, MOAB Domination has the greatest cost difference compared to the base tower's cost, specifically 181x more expensive than the base Boomerang Monkey. Super Mines comes close with 176.4x.