This page is currently in the process of splitting content into separate pages. Information on this page at this current time might be incomplete or otherwise appear irrationally erroneous.
This page is currently under construction. Please bear with us while our editors improve the page.
|“||Launches an exploding mortar shell to a fixed location anywhere on the screen.||”|
|~ BTD6 description|
The Mortar Monkey is a Military-class tower that arrived in the 12.0 update of Bloons TD 6 on September 17, 2019. It is a returning tower formerly named as the Mortar Tower. It was first teased on social media (specifically on Twitter) just before Version 6.0 was released several days later. On Ninja Kiwi's Twitter account, it was teased here, on September 15th 2019.
The Mortar Monkey is a returning tower from Bloons TD 5, returning to Bloons TD 6 since the Version 6.0 update. Several changes have occurred from BTD5, the most significant example being that it can no longer apply Burny Stuff to Black Bloons nor remove camo from Black Bloons via Signal Flare, both of which without MIB would simply not work.
Like other versions of it, the Mortar Monkey still has one yellow stripe on the green military helmet it also wears in other games (which doesn't have a chin strap on it like actual helmets do). The mortar, however only has one yellow line instead of two like in the artwork of BTD5 and BMC, making it a lot closer to the model in the game. The base of the mortar has screws, but it still has the ability to turn around freely when the players "micro" it like in other games. Another thing can be spotted is that while in other games, the monkey is always to the left of the mortar, this game however, has the monkey to the right. The tower itself also no longer has a reload animation. Instead, it now has a lever to pull, which will automatically reload and shoot the mortar in just a few seconds (with Heavy Shells and further upgrades, it presses a button on a remote control to launch attacks, particularly with faster upgrades such as Artillery Battery and Pop and Awe).
Path 1 improves the Mortar Monkey's explosive potential. The first upgrade of this path is Bigger Blast, which increases the blast radius of the Mortar Monkey's explosive shells. Bloon Buster returns as a Tier 2 upgrade, increasing explosion damage from 1 to 2. Shell Shock is a new Tier 3 upgrade that allows it to create a secondary explosion for each explosion, a shockwave that either stuns bloons close to it or damages bloons further out. The Big One further improves the explosion radius and damage just like its BTD5 counterpart. The final upgrade, The Biggest One, boosts its damage to 20 per explosion and an extra +20 to Ceramics and MOAB-class.
Path 2 increases attack speed of the Mortar Monkey and lets it gain special military-themed combat against bloons. Following a military theme, the first two upgrades Faster Reload and Rapid Reload both provide extra attack speed, while later upgrades allow it to become more powerful as a countermeasure to various types of bloons. Heavy Shells allows the Mortar to damage Black Bloons and deal bonus damage to a variety of different bloon types, specifically to Ceramics, MOAB-class, Fortified, Lead, and bloons affected by stunned status effects. Artillery Battery further increases attack speed for a greater performance at bloon destruction, in addition to gaining the Bombardment ability. Its Bombardment Ability unleashes a rapid fire attack in a slightly wider area. Pop and Awe gains much more specialized damage, and gains a much powerful replacement for the Bombardment ability, the Pop and Awe ability. Activating it causes all bloons on screen to be perpetually damaged and stunned for an extended period of time.
Path 3 is a new path dedicated to accurate firepower. Increased Accuracy increases accuracy of the Mortar's targeting, allowing it to hit its intended location more accurately. Burny Stuff upgrades the attack to gain a burning napalm on bloons damaged by its explosions, causing affected bloons to slowly damage over time. The aspect of flammables remains largely untouched with its two further upgrades, but still sticks to the theme of accurate firepower. Signal Flare allows the Mortar to detect camo and strip camo off damaged bloons, while Shattering Shells further improves the aspect of removing special bloon properties by stripping any non-MOAB-class bloon property and removing fortified off any bloon up to BFBs. Blooncineration brings back the burning aspect of this upgrade path, firing barrages of searing hot explosives that deal immense burning damage to affected bloons and generate infernal blazes at the center of each explosion.
Mortar Monkey has only one target priority, "Set Target". This allows the Mortar Monkey to land shells within anywhere inside the target reticle. Tapping on the "Set Target" button prompts the player to change the target position of where the Mortar Monkey will land its shells. By default, once the Mortar Monkey is bought, the Mortar Monkey's target reticle is placed near the start of the first bloon track.
|Information out of date|
This article's information is out of date. Please improve this article by adding the most current information about the subject of this page.
|Bigger Blast |
COST: $425 / $500 / $540 / $600
UNLOCK: 180 XP
|Description: Bigger shells deliver a bigger blast radius.
Effect: Each explosion produces a large explosion radius, and increases main pierce from 40 to 45.
|Bloon Buster |
COST: $550 / $650 / $700 / $780
UNLOCK: 600 XP
|Description: Smash through 2 layers of Bloon at once!
Effect: Explosions deal 2 damage instead of 1.
|Shell Shock |
COST: $935 / $1,100 / $1,190 / $1,320
UNLOCK: 2,500 XP
|Description: Blast shockwave stuns bloons at impact, pops bloons in a wider area, and increases Burny Stuff damage.
Effect: Creates a secondary shockwave explosion that stuns bloons close to the epicenter and deals extra damage further from the main explosion. When given Burny Stuff, deals 2 damage per tick instead of 1.
|The Big One |
COST: $6,800 / $8,000 / $8,640 / $9,600
UNLOCK: 15,000 XP
|Description: Devastating explosions pop 5 layers of bloon, plus increases Burny Stuff damage further.
Effect: Explosion radius is even bigger, deals 5 damage per main explosion, and increases main pierce from 45 to 85. When given Burny Stuff, deals 3 damage per tick instead of 2.
|The Biggest One |
COST: $23,800 / $28,000 / $30,240 / $33,600
UNLOCK: 29,000 XP
|Description: Blasts deeply through Bloons and layers over a huge area, plus powerful Burny Stuff damage.
Effect: Creates gigantic explosions that deal 20 damage per main explosion, plus +20 to Ceramics and MOAB-class, and pops 200 bloons instead of 85. Shockwave explosion deals +10 damage to Ceramics. When given Burny Stuff, deals 25 damage per tick instead of 3.
|Faster Reload |
COST: $255 / $300 / $325 / $360
UNLOCK: 150 XP
|Description: Increases the attack speed of the Mortar.
Effect: Gains +33% attack speed (an equivalent value from 0.75x attack cooldown).
|Rapid Reload |
COST: $425 / $500 / $540 / $600
UNLOCK: 600 XP
|Description: Even faster reload.
Effect: Gains +28% attack speed (an equivalent value from 0.78x attack cooldown).
|Heavy Shells |
COST: $765 / $900 / $970 / $1,080
UNLOCK: 2,300 XP
|Description: Heavy shells do extra damage to Ceramic, Lead, all Fortified, and all stunned bloons. Can also pop black Bloons.
Effect: Explosions pop Black Bloons and deal +3 damage to Ceramics, +1 damage to Leads, +1 damage to Fortified, +1 damage to MOAB-class, and +2 damage to stunned bloons.
|Artillery Battery |
COST: $4,675 / $5,500 / $5,940 / $6,600
UNLOCK: 12,500 XP
|Description: Bombardment Ability: Unleashes a rapid fire attack in a slightly wider area. Main attack upgrades to 3 barrels for incredibly fast attacks.
Effect: 4x attack speed. Ability increases attack speed by another 4x and blast radius by +15%.
|Pop and Awe |
COST: $25,500 / $30,000 / $32,400 / $36,000
UNLOCK: 32,000 XP
|Description: Pop and Awe Ability: rains explosions over the whole screen, damaging and immobilizing all bloons for a few seconds. Main attack gains additional bonus damage to stunned Bloons.
Effect: Ability stuns all bloons on screen repetitively every 1 second for 8 seconds. Main attack gains quadruple the additive special bonus damage bonuses for all except stunned, which gives +10 instead of +2.
|Increased Accuracy |
COST: $170 / $200 / $215 / $240
UNLOCK: 140 XP
|Description: Makes the shots more accurate.
Effect: Reduces deviation radius from ~18 to ~8.
|Burny Stuff |
COST: $425 / $500 / $540 / $600
UNLOCK: 650 XP
|Description: Damaged Bloons are set ablaze momentarily with each hit.
Effect: Affected bloons slowly deal 1 damage every 1.5s for 3.0s after getting ignited with napalm.
|Signal Flare |
COST: $595 / $700 / $755 / $840
UNLOCK: 2,200 XP
|Description: Camo Bloons popped by flares lose their camouflage permanently.
Effect: Explosions produce secondary flares that strip camo properties off any bloon hit, including Camo Blacks, Camo Zebras, and DDTs. Can detect Camo Bloons.
|Shattering Shells |
COST: $9,350 / $11,000 / $11,880 / $13,200
UNLOCK: 12,000 XP
|Description: Shattering shells strip all bloon properties off all but the biggest bloons.
Effect: Strips all Camo, Regrow, and Fortified from non-MOAB-class bloons, strips DDT camo, and strips Fortified from MOABs and BFBs.
COST: $34,000 / $40,000 / $43,200 / $48,000
UNLOCK: 35,000 XP
|Description: Superhot burny stuff melts through 5 layers of bloon each shot, burns MOAB class bloons for extra damage, and strips DDT camo.
Effect: Even more burning damage, 5 damage to bloons and 100 damage to blimps per damage tick. Blazes are produced at the location where the explosions landed, for further damage to bloons passing by. Explosions also strip camo and fortified properties from DDTs.
|Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3||Tier 4||Tier 5|
- Main article: Mortar Monkey/Strategies
It was teased a few days earlier on Twitter, on November 16th 2018.
Bug Fixes and General Changes
- Mortar Monkey is the first tower to be added in an Bloons TD 6 update.
- The name "Mortar Monkey" is not entirely new. In Bloons Monkey City, the Mortar Tower was consistently referred to as "Mortar Monkey".