|“||Special missiles cause 10x damage to MOABS and BFBs||”|
|~ BTD4 Description|
|“||MOAB Maulers are special missiles that wreak havoc on M.O.A.B-class bloons, inflicting 10x damage.||”|
|~ BTD5 Description|
|“||MOAB Maulers do much more damage to MOAB-Class Bloons and ceramics.||”|
|~ BTD6 Description|
MOAB Maulers are missiles that appear in BTD4, Bloons Super Monkey, Bloons TD 4 Expansion, BTD5, and BTD6 as an upgrade to the Bomb Tower. They are capable of doing 10x damage to MOAB-class bloons, which is where they got their name. It costs $765 on Easy, $900 on Medium, $970 on Hard and $1080 on Impoppable.
They also seen to be more essential in BTD4 than in BTD5 as it is one of the very few methods in attacking MOABs efficiently, while in BTD5, there are plenty of other upgrades that are equal to or better than the power of the MOAB Mauler.
In BTD6, this upgrade returns as the third upgrade of Path 2, like in BTD5. It also costs the same prices as in BTD5 too, costing $765 on Easy, $900 on Medium, $970 on Hard and $1080 on Impoppable. Unlike BTD5, it shoots missiles that deal 16 damage to MOAB-class bloons instead of 10 damage, along with 6 damage to Ceramics. This is because there are now many more unique ways to beat MOAB-class bloons, many strategies of which are deemed more efficient than spamming in MOAB Maulers (especially Fighter Planes). Interestingly, in the case of BTD6, MOAB Maulers are no faster than Missile Launcher Bomb Shooters.
They are not as useful against regular bloons when compared to the other path, which is why it may be helpful to have some towers near them as support to have more pop efficiency. However, with the frag bombs upgrades, it'll be able to pop blacks and zebras with ease. A group of them is also more effective than a single Sun God, Robo Monkey, Technological Terror or Ray of Doom when it comes to popping MOAB-Class Bloons & a large enough group of them (a very large group to be exact) can outclass even a maxed Temple of the Monkey God in the same department. Part of this is because they are extremely cost effective, only costing $2850 to get a Bomb Tower to 2/3, whilst providing blistering firepower against MOAB-class bloons whilst being able to hit all bloon types bar camo bloons (courtesy of Frag Bombs popping the black and zebra bloons). MOAB Maulers should be combined with Frag Bombs, as Frag Bombs also help in destroying MOAB Class Bloons. However, it falls short to the power of the 4/2 Bloonchipper, which can suck in ZOMGs.
These do +15 extra damage (+10 extra damage before 4.0.0) to MOAB-Class Bloons, use them with 0/2/0 Perishing Potions Alchemists and Fighter Planes as your main Blimp defense since they are some of the least expensive Anti-MOABs you can buy.
- Main article: MOAB Mauler/Strategies
Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit
M.O.A.B. Mauler fire rate increased by 20% (0.83 shots per second → 1).
Update History (BTD6)Edit
MOAB Mauler deals more damage to MOAB-class (11 --> 16)
MOAB Mauler now has increased attack speed from the Missile Launcher upgrade (every 1.2s --> 1.043s)
MOAB Mauler now deals +5 damage to Ceramics as well.
- It takes 20 missiles from the Mauler to destroy a M.O.A.B., 70 to destroy a B.F.B., and 400 to destroy a Z.O.M.G.. This number decreases down to around 18 for M.O.A.B.s, and 54 for B.F.B.s if the Mauler has Frag Bombs.
- This upgrade gives the tower a slightly faster fire rate (+10%, +29% in Bloons TD Battles Mobile).
- The icon for the MOAB Mauler upgrade in BTD5 strongly resembles a Bullet Bill from the Super Mario games.
- While this upgrade path is better against MOAB-class bloons, the other path is better against non-MOAB-class bloons.
- The MOAB Mauler has a slightly larger range than the MOAB Assassin. In the mobile versions of BTD their ranges are the same.
- In Bloons Monkey City, when put under a 1/0 Monkey Village, the MOAB Mauler upgrade slightly increases the Bomb Tower's range. It loses this range when the MOAB Assassin upgrade is bought.
- In SAS: Zombie Assault 4, NK added a reference to the MOAB Mauler in the Teknoboom Flugkörper, a rocket turret that cannot be purchased and must be found in drop crates.
- In BTD5, This upgrade and MOAB assassin changed its popping power back to 50.
- The MOAB Mauler can be seen in the main menu of BTD Battles Flash, and is seen in the option for Assault Mode. It can also be seen in the BTD4 logo.
- In BTD6, the amount of damage dealt to MOAB-class bloons is actually the extra damage plus 1, making it deal 16 damage instead of 15 damage. This was also true before the buff, in which dealt 11 damage to MOAB-class bloons instead of 10.
- In BTD6, Frag Bombs is better against spaced blimps, while Heavy Bombs is better against grouped blimps, due to its explosion size being more than double the 0-3-0 explosion size.
- In BTD6, Version 12.0's description for MOAB Mauler has changed to include the words "...and ceramics" (in lowercase) at the end of the official description to accommodate the extra Ceramic damage buff.