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Improved glue formula allows it to stick to MOAB-class Bloons.
~ In-game description

MOAB Glue is the third upgrade of Path 3 for the Glue Gunner in Bloons TD 6. It can to target and slow down MOAB-class Bloons (excluding BADs and Boss Bloons), slowing them by 37.5% for 12 seconds. MOAB Glue will slow all other bloons by 75% for 24 seconds, equal to its previous upgrade Stronger Glue.

In terms of glue prioritization, MOAB Glue without Corrosive Glue is prioritized over Bloon Liquefier and lower-tier glues but can be overridden by The Bloon Solver, Relentless Glue, and Super Glue. With the 2-0-3 crosspath, MOAB Glue is strangely considered the same tier as a normal Corrosive Glue.

This upgrade costs $3,060 on Easy, $3,600 on Medium, $3,890 on Hard, and $4,320 on Impoppable.

Description[]

Overview[]

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Stronger Glue

MOAB Glue changes the Glue Gunner's appearance significantly, wearing entirely new protective clothing and equipping a double-nozzled glue gun. MOAB Glue wears a ballistic vest, and its face is obscured by a suit's hood and a single-lens safety goggle. Covering across the monkey's entire body except hands and feet is a white skintight suit. The glue gun has two dark grey-colored nozzles with pink inner tubes, the nozzles connecting to a yellow hose that leads to a pink back-held container of glue. In-game, the lid of the container is dark grey, but in the official upgrade portrait it is pink like the container.

MOAB Glue allows the Glue Gunner to target MOAB-class bloons. Slows MOAB-class bloons (except BADs and Bosses) by 37.5% for up to 12 seconds, and slows other bloons by an identical amount to Stronger Glue. MOAB Glue also detects bloons by a partial hitbox rather than identifying only the centerpoints of each bloon, allowing it to reach slightly further than normal.

MOAB Glue technically upgrades the glue from Level 1 to Level 5, though adding Corrosive Glue changes it to Level 2. It can replace Liquefying Glue (from Bloon Liquefier) and Dissolver Glue (from Bloon Dissolver), and also Corrosive Glue and below.

Targeting Priorities[]

MOAB Glue targets bloons using the standard targeting priorities. It shoots straight movement projectiles.

  • 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.

Full Popology[]

Statistics[]

Updated as of Version 43.0
Base stats
  • Glue:
    • Projectile, acid type, detects partial hitbox, 46 range, 1.0s attack cooldown, 0 damage, 1 pierce. Applies Slowdown, slowing bloons down by 75% and soaking up to 3 bloon layers, lasts for 24s, or 37.5% slowdown for 12s for MOAB-class. Classified as a Level 5 Glue. Can target MOAB-class bloons.
Crosspathing interactions
  • 1-0-3: Glue soaks all bloon layers
  • 2-0-3: Applies Corrosive Glue. Classified as a Level 2 Glue.
  • 0-1-3: Pierce of Glue increased from 1 to 2.
  • 0-2-3: Creates Splatter upon collision, and pierce of splatter is 4.
Monkey Knowledge interactions
  • IncreasedLifespanIcon Increased Lifespan: Glue Gunner has increased projectile lifespan.
    • x seconds → x seconds.
  • FastGlueIcon Fast Glue: Glue Gunner 10% increased attack speed.
  • AviationGradeGlueIcon Aviation Grade Glue: MOAB Glue slows more than normal. MOAB Glue slowdown effect for MOAB-class bloons increases from 37.5% slowdown to 50% slowdown, or MOAB-class bloons slow down to 50% speed instead of 62.5% speed.
  • ComeOnEverybodyIcon Come On Everybody!: Primary towers attack 5% faster if all are below tier 3, and cost 5% less if all are tier 3 or 4.
  • BonusGlueGunnerIcon Bonus Glue Gunner: Gives a free Glue Gunner at the start of every game. Only one free Monkey Tower per game.
  • MonkeyEducationIcon Monkey Education: All Monkeys XP earn rate increased by 8%.
  • BetterSellDealsIcon Better Sell Deals: All Monkeys sell for 5% more. Increases sell potency from 70% to 75%.
  • VeteranMonkeyTrainingIcon Veteran Monkey Training: All Monkeys reload time reduced by 3%.

Attack Interactions[]

See also: Attack Interactions/Bloons TD 6/Primary
Updated as of Version 36.0
Base attack(s)
  • Glue:
    • Acid Type (pops Black, White, Purple, Lead, Frozen) Acid
    • Single Projectile Single Projectile
    • Straight Attack Straight Attack
    • No damage to all bloon types (unspecified damage) No Damage
    • Pink Glue (Soaks through up to 3 layers, lasts 24 Pink Glue (3 layers, 24s; MOAB-class 12s)
    • Slowdown (75% speed, regular bloons) Slowdown (75%)
    • Slowdown (blimps, -37 Slowdown Blimps (37.5%)

Costs[]

Updated as of Version 43.0. Listed prices exclude external buffs, any sacrifices, and Monkey Knowledge.
[Module | Data] Purchase Sell
Costs Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Upgrade (X-X-3) $3,060 $3,600 $3,890 $4,320 -
Total (0-0-3) $3,830 $4,505 $4,865 $5,405 $2,681 $3,154 $3,406 $3,784
Crosspath (1-0-3) $4,000 $4,705 $5,080 $5,645 $2,800 $3,294 $3,556 $3,952
Crosspath (2-0-3) $4,255 $5,005 $5,405 $6,005 $2,979 $3,504 $3,784 $4,204
Crosspath (0-1-3) $3,915 $4,605 $4,975 $5,525 $2,741 $3,224 $3,483 $3,868
Crosspath (0-2-3) $4,740 $5,575 $6,020 $6,690 $3,318 $3,903 $4,214 $4,683

This upgrade's prices (or included crosspath's prices) are affected by the following MK: BonusGlueGunnerIcon Bonus Glue Gunner, BetterSellDealsIcon Better Sell Deals

Strategy[]

Summary[]

MOAB Glue has become a staple of a wide variety of successful CHIMPS runs as a support tower, highlighted by its slowdown attack on MOAB-class bloons without the need of abilities such as Bloon Sabotage, along with the capability of becoming highly discounted via Monkey Commerce. At a relatively low cost, each blob of glue can slow down MOAB-class bloons by 37.5% for 12 seconds, which proves especially useful on DDTs (when provided camo detection). When combined with more powerful attack towers, MOAB Glue becomes significantly more helpful at reducing the bloon speeds of almost any powerful bloon type, helping save money in the long run.

As this upgrade alone is only useful on blimps (MOAB-class bloons), it is usually best used on Rounds 81+, where significant quantities of them spawn at ever so increasing speeds per round. Placing MOAB Glue Gunners near the beginning of the map not too far from the main defense will allow attacking towers to have an easier time dealing with blimps, which will allow the glue to last on blimps within the range of the main defense.

As MOAB Glue serves mostly as a support tower, it does not require much support bonuses, besides camo detection via Radar Scanner. However, it does help to put MOAB Glue in range of Primary Training to allow the gluing of +1 additional bloons so that additional blimps can become slowed. As glue cannot ever soak through blimp layers regardless of upgrades, extra pierce is the most highly valuable asset to become paired with MOAB Glue. Thus, alongside adding Primary Training, it is better off to purchase Path 2 crosspaths for MOAB Glue for the extra pierce rather than dealing insignificant damage-over-time to affected blimps.

Tips[]

  • MOAB Glue is the easiest method for specifically slowing down MOAB-class bloons. Simply place it somewhere close to where blimps may congregate and set it on Strong, or on First for the blimps furthest along the track.
  • MOAB Glue can further slow down MOAB-class bloons with the "Aviation Grade Glue", slowing them down further to 50%.
  • 0-1-3 MOAB Glue is the best choice for MOAB Glue to start off with. Glue Splatter can be added if handling hyperdense rounds like Round 96 or 98, but isn't always worth a further investment unless focused on slowing dense clumps.
  • If considering adding MOAB Glue as slowdown, avoid adding 2-5-0 Glue Storm or 5-X-X Bloon Solver, as these two glue types will easily override MOAB Glue, wasting the slowdown effect it provides.
  • While a tad more expensive than a MOAB Press by cumulative prices, MOAB Glue is more versatile and has greater reliability of MOAB-class immobility on more types of blimps. However, MOAB Glue pairs extremely well with MOAB press, due to press's knockback knocking MOABs back a set distance rather than making their speed negative. Upgrading to Relentless Glue can help this strategy even more, as the presses are least effective at knocking back DDTs and MOABs, which get stunned by relentless.

Version History[]

Balance Changes[]

MOAB Glue has been nerfed in many updates due to how universal and reliable its slowdown effects on MOAB-class bloons are. In Version 35.0 and 41.0, MOAB Glue was nerfed in cost while the Glue Splatter upgrade had its cost reduced; Version 35.0 only indirectly nerfed MOAB Glue by increasing Stickier Glue's cost.

2.0
  • BUFF MOAB Glue now uses Stronger Glue effects on non-MOAB-class bloons.
4.0
  • NERF Cost of MOAB Glue increased ($2,500 → $3,200)
22.0
[...] Additional changes are a follow up reduction to The Bloon Solver's price and a small increase to MOAB Glue's price due to dominance in conjunction with MOAB Press.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF Cost of MOAB Glue increased ($3,200 → $3,400)
23.0
[...] Very small nerf to the slow amount on MOAB Glue as it has for a long time held a dominating spot in MOAB support, but this same amount has been returned to the previous value at Tier 4. We are still looking at future improvements here, including reworking the priority tree of glue stacks.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF MOAB Glue blimp slowdown reduced from 37.5% slower to 25% slower.
24.0
[...] Due to quirks with game state interactions temporarily preventing more nuanced changes, we have decided to leave MOAB Glue's slow amount on MOABs as it was previously, coming back to Relentless later. However xx4 Relentless Glue will still layer over the top of it.
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • BUFF MOAB Glue slowdown reverted to 37.5%.
41.0
[...] Glue Storm is fantastic now however buildup tiers into it feel they serve little point at all, we're shifting price out of Glue Soak into MOAB Glue and from Glue Hose into Glue Strike so these weaker upgrades can come by sooner. [...]
~ Ninja Kiwi
  • NERF MOAB Glue price increased from $3400 to $3600

Bug Fixes and General Changes[]

Extra Notes (Version History)[]

  • Version 36.0 mentioned about avoiding improvements to MOAB Glue. Now it got indirectly nerfed by $160 due to Stickier Glue's price nerfs.

Gallery[]

Official artwork[]

Projectiles[]

Trivia[]

  • MOAB Glue was the first BTD6 Glue Gunner upgrade to be nerfed. It is also the only Glue Gunner upgrade that received a direct price nerf.
  • MOAB Glue is the first Glue Gunner upgrade to have a price nerf twice throughout its history.
  • The upgrade for the BTD6 Glue Gunner that has been directly nerfed the most number of times in history belongs to MOAB Glue, for a total of 4 times: 4.0, 22.0, 23.0, and 41.0.
  • The glue from MOAB Glue and its subsequent upgrades appear to resemble a thick pink substance, sort of like bubblegum, or Tubby Custard from the children's television series Teletubbies.
    • While the in-game asset for the pink glue appears to be a re-color of other glues, the upgrade icon suggests the glue is thick and gooey, but its distinctive magenta pink color is similar to how traditional bubblegum contains coloring that changes color into a more recognizable pink tone.
    • As for the case with Tubby Custard, various scenes showed Tubby Custard being splat inside the Tubbytronic Superdome (the Teletubbies' home), portraying this substance as a thick and gooey.
  • There was once a bug in the Version 23.0 MOAB Glue slowdown nerf whereby the 0-2-3 MOAB Glue's splash applied the old glue slowdown but the initial hit applied the new glue slowdown. This bug no longer exists because the MOAB Glue slowdown nerf was reverted in Version 24.0.
  • According to Ninja Kiwi's 18th August 2023 blog, MOAB Glue uses a double-barreled glue gun instead of single-barreled because the glue formula of MOAB Glue is so strong that the glue must be kept separately until ready to be fired.
  • MOAB Glue is the second cheapest blimp-specific slowdown that isn’t a type of knockback, with the cheapest being a Great White. However, MOAB Glue's slowdown lasts much longer and can be applied to multiple MOABs, while Great White can only slow 1.


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