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For other uses of Sniper, see Sniper (disambiguation).

Armed with a high-tech long range rifle, pops 2 layers off of Bloons with unlimited range.
~ Bloons TD 5 description

Sniper Monkey is a tower in the Bloons TD series that made its debut in Bloons TD 5. Its first ever appearance was in the Bloons TD 5 trailer that was released on November 29, 2011. It was the first tower to pop multiple layers of bloon per shot (later extended to other towers, those being COBRA, Obyn Greenfoot, Pat Fusty, Admiral Brickell's revolver, and so on), dealing multiple damage per shot. Like the Mortar Monkey (named Mortar Tower in previous games), the Sniper Monkey has infinite range, but requires clear vision. In the Bloons TD 6 Generation, its vision can be blocked by obstacles.

The Sniper Monkey, wielding a sniper rifle, shoots bullets that instantly deals high damage to bloons struck by it. In most games, the bullet is near-instantaneous, while in Bloons Pop! it shoots bullet projectiles that bounce around the screen.


The Sniper Monkey typically wears a green camo beret and a sniper rifle. The rifle appears to be a M24 rifle with a simplified design.

Game appearances[]

Bloons TD 5[]

Main article: Sniper Monkey (BTD5)

The Sniper Monkey makes its first appearance in Bloons TD 5. It also appears in the official trailers for BTD5.

Bloons TD 6[]

Main article: Sniper Monkey (BTD6)

In Bloons TD 6, the Sniper Monkey returns. It... [...]

Bloons Adventure Time TD[]

Main article: Sniper Monkey (BATTD)

Bloons Pop![]

Main article: Sniper Monkey (Bloons Pop!)

The Sniper Monkey makes an appearance in the puzzle game Bloons Pop!. It shoots a single bullet that deals 6 damage, and pops lead and camo. These bullets can penetrate through bloons and bounce off obstacles.

Tower Cost[]

Game Easy Medium Hard Impoppable
Bloons TD 5 Flash $300 $350 $380 -
Bloons TD 5 Deluxe $300 $350 $380 -
Bloons TD 5 Mobile $300 $350 $380 $420
Bloons TD Battles $350
Bloons TD Battles Mobile $350
Bloons Monkey City $350
Bloons Monkey City Mobile $350
Bloons TD 6 $300 $350 $380 $420
Bloons Adventure Time TD $550
Bloons TD Battles 2 $350


Sniper Monkeys can pop bloons from any distance and pop several layers at once. Powerful upgrades include: Full Metal Jacket, Faster Firing, Deadly Precision, Cripple MOAB.
~ BMC Flash description
Armed with a high-tech long range rifle, pops 2 layers off of bloons with unlimited range.
~ Bloons TD 5 Description
Can shoot Bloons it can see anywhere on the screen with a long-range rifle, and pops 2 layers off Bloons hit by it.
~ Bloons TD 6 description




Tower Tips[]

  • Path 1 Sniper Monkeys are very effective on Strong or Last setting, because this takes max advantage of their high damage.
  • Path 2 Snipers can be used on any setting very effectively.
  • Snipers are good for making space for other towers and can be upgraded to detect Camos and Leads. They can save lifes if Camo Leads ever appear as they are the only tower that has cheap anti camo-lead defense other than the monkey apprentice (wizard monkey) which would quickly lose to Blacks due to their quick speed.
  • They can pop Frozen Bloons and Lead Bloons with the Full Metal Jacket Upgrade.
  • The Cripple MOAB Upgrade can be particularly useful against large numbers of MOAB class bloons. Lined shoulder to shoulder against the edge of the path and target assignments set to "Close", Sniper Monkeys with this upgrade can, for a short time, halt the progress of an entire wave of them.
  • Multiple Sniper Monkeys will shoot with the same rhythm at the beggining of each round, so to maximze the effects of Cripple MOAB, each Sniper should be assigned to target a different MOAB class bloon.
  • Unless you are playing the Steam version, try to have multiple Snipers with upgrades and target priorities that vary from each other as multiple Snipers with the same settings are notorious for overshooting their targets, wasting shots.
  • Snipers have unlimited range, and are fairly cheap. This makes them useful early game against any Pink Bloons that may rush past other towers.
  • Place them away from the path, because they have unlimited range they can still hit bloons, so room can be made for other towers closer to the path.


  • The path 1 upgrade Point Five Oh in Bloons TD 5 is a reference to the bullet caliber .50, which is used in many real sniper rifles (eg. Barrett M107, a .50 Caliber sniper rifle), and the movie Snatch where a character describes his Desert Eagle's caliber using words instead of the numbers.
  • The Sniper Monkey appearing in Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile could be the reason why the app is rated 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence. This is supported with Bloons TD Battles iOS and BMC Mobile being rated similarly. The 9+ rating may also be due to the sacrifices from the TOTMG.
  • Only on the online flash version of Bloons TD 5, Semi-Automatic Rifle can pop Lead and Frozen Bloons even without Full Metal Jacket.
    • This is because using 2 Ice Towers will constantly freeze a Red Bloon, and lets the player infinitely farm cash with Supply Drop.
  • The Sniper Monkey is visible in the Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile trailer.
  • A 2/0 Sniper Monkey is one of the six towers that are purple, the other 5 are: 3/0 Boomerang Monkey, 2/0 Ninja Monkey, 2/0 Glue Gunner, 0/2 Dartling Gun, and a 1/1 or 2/2 Spike Factory.
  • Sniper Monkeys are left handed.
  • This is one of the few towers that is not restricted in any terrain in Bloons Monkey City.
  • The rifle the Sniper Monkey uses is Bolt Action, as it requires x/3 upgrades to attain a semi-automatic sniper.
  • It is the second tower in the series that shoots from a firearm, the first being the Dartling Gun and the third being the COBRA.
  • The Sniper Monkey is one of the few towers in BTD5 that combines the appearance of the upgrades it has, specifically its hat colour and its goggles. This also applies to the Bomb Shooter's Cluster Bombs, as well as Spike Factories which have many combination appearances.
  • Despite the description saying "...2 layers off of any bloon...", the Sniper Monkey cannot pop lead or frozen bloons without the Full Metal Jacket upgrade.
  • It is one of the only 2 towers in the entire series to use hitscan attacks by default, the other being the COBRA. If counting close range area of effect attacks, Ice Tower also uses hitscan attacks. If including heroes, Brickell also possesses hitscan attacks by default. Some tower/hero upgrades also add hitscan attacks, such as Plasma Accelerator creating a hitscan beam instead of projectiles, and Captain Churchill gaining a machine gun.