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Misdirection is an ability for COBRA. It is unlocked when upgrading the COBRA 4 times on Path 2 and costs $3500. It moves the highest bloon in its range to the opponent's side. The cooldown varies based on the bloon that is moved though it generally increases the stronger the bloon is. The highest ranking bloon that Misdirection can move is a B.F.B. The bloon will be sent onto the regular bloon path and not the path of the enemy bloons. This ability works on practice mode allowing you to reach a massive round number on practice mode.

This is also the only way COBRAs can attack camo bloons, but this is very inefficient since it only affects one bloon at a time and can easily target a non-camo bloon by accident.

Cooldowns[edit | edit source]

Misdirection has various cooldowns. Confirmed by this NinjaKiwi forum link, the current cooldowns are:

  • Base cooldown: 20 seconds
  • BFB send: 90 seconds
  • MOAB send: 30 seconds
  • Ceramic send: 15 seconds
  • Send any other bloons below Ceramic: 5 seconds

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[edit | edit source]


Buff.png Misdirection ability can now target camo bloons.


Nerf.png Misdirection price increased ($3250 → $3500).


Nerf.png Initial cooldown increased (10 seconds → 20).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the only upgrade in the Mobile versions of the BTD5 games to have an initial cooldown, as Supply Drop no longer has an initial cooldown.
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