|“||Heavy Kylie boomerangs hits MOAB-Class Bloons multiple times per throw and sometimes knocks them back a short way along the path.||”|
|~ BTD6 Description|
MOAB Press is the 4th upgrade on the bottom path of the Boomerang Monkey in Bloons TD 6. It adds an additional boomerang attack that pushes back MOAB-Class Bloons while dealing 5 damage per 0.1s contact, inflicting an average of 70 damage on MOAB-class per special boomerang. The pierce of these special boomerang attacks is 200 without Path 1 crosspathing, 300 with Improved Rangs, and 420 with Glaives.
MOAB Press is primarily designed for knocking back MOAB-class bloons rather than inflicting damage on them. In this way, they can stall out rounds better, affording more time for other defenses to attack weaker bloons. Their main strength comes from knocking back ZOMGs, but a solid army of them can deal immense stalling power against a dense group of blimps. The downside of a MOAB Press army comes from their poor ceramic-popping power, as well as poor popping power versus DDTs and BADs, but supporting damage towers such as 3-2-0 Spiked Balls army or 0-2-5 Permaspike can handle those weaknesses easily.
- MOAB Press is an extremely strong tower dealing fair damage to MOABs while pushing them back. While it has most seen use on Round 100 to push back spawned ZOMGs, it is still extremely useful in the rounds before due to its low price.
- Since all Kylie Boomerangs (including special MOAB Press Boomerangs) already have good amount of pierce, with 18 pierce each by itself, Path 1 upgrades are not as helpful as Path 2 upgrades.
- To optimize the heavy boomerang attacks, it is more worth to purchase Path 2 over Path 1, for the significantly increased attack speed, although Path 1 is also somewhat useful with the Glaives upgrade if extra knockback is necessary.
- Because the special boomerang can activate as soon as the upgrade is bought, it is possible to buy-and-resell a MOAB Press to deliberately knockback blimps backwards at will. When used for the purposes of buy-and-resell, it is better off using the 2-0-4 crosspath, but be sure to buy the Glaives upgrade before upgrading to MOAB Press in order to add the extra knockback benefits.
- One 0-0-4 MOAB Press costs $4350 on Hard Difficulty. Especially useful for CHIMPS Mode.
- The cost increases to $4810 on Hard Difficulty when Path 2 upgrades are bought too.
- MOAB Press is very potent in combination with MOAB Glue, ensuing that MOAB-class Bloons have a very difficult time moving forward. Since both of these are primary towers, using a top-path Village to boost them is ideal.
- MOAB Press armies benefit greatly from Primary Mentoring, saving a good amount of money per MOAB Press while also boosting range of each MOAB Press.
- Adding an army of MOAB Presses can be used to inflict massive stalling power and damage against MOAB-class bloons besides DDTs and BADs. Pair with anti-Ceramic popping power such as 3-2-0 Spiked Balls army or 0-2-5 Permaspike. Additionally, add anti-DDT and anti-BAD popping power such as 2-4-0 Spike Storm or 0-2-5 Permaspike + Acidic Mixture Dip.
Update History (BTD6)Edit
Knockback Boomerangs no longer have infinite range.
MOAB Press deals more damage to MOAB-class bloons. (50 --> 70)
Special MOAB Press attack is now affected by crosspaths.
2-0-4 Boomerang now increases the knockback power of MOAB Press by 50%
MOAB Press price increased ($1800 --> $2000)
- 004 MOAB Press pierce reduced from 300 -> 200
- 104 MOAB Press pierce reduced from 350 -> 300
- 204 MOAB Press pierce increased from 410 -> 420
- Prior to Version 19.0, costing only $1800 on Medium, it was the tied 4th tier cheapest upgrade in the game along with the Dart Monkey's Juggernaut. It was also the cheapest alongside Snowstorm until Version 7.0 when Snowstorm received a price nerf (although Arctic Wind price buff was more than the Snowstorm price nerf).