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Special Abilities made their debut in Bloons Tower Defense 5. They allow towers to perform powerful skills to stop bloons. Some of these effects last 5-15 seconds, and others do something on the screen instantly, like glueing or freezing all bloons on screen. Special abilities are available after towers are upgraded to Tier Four on the Second Path with the exception of the Banana Farm in BTD5. Some abilities get a more powerful version upon upgrading to 5th tier on the Second Path. Each special ability, when used, has a "cooldown" time before it can be used again, but this cooldown can be reduced with either the "Hotter Cooldown" Premium Upgrade, (-30%) Being in the range of a 4/x Monkey Village, (-20%) or being in the range of a submerged 4/x Monkey Sub (-15%). These cooldown reducing effects can stack with each other, greatly reducing the cooldown time of some abilities.

In BTD5, almost all abilities have no initial cooldown (except Supply Drop in the Flash versions, and Misdirection in BTDB Mobile). In BTD6, however, all non-income abilities have a cooldown of 1/3 of the original cooldown duration (e.g. First Strike Capability has an initial cooldown of 20s, as it has a 60s normal cooldown). As of Version 8.0, all income abilities in BTD6 now undergo a full initial cooldown, regardless of whether the prior upgrade ability was available or not.


Abilities[edit | edit source]

This serves as an index of abilities.

Super Monkey Fan Club[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Dart Monkey. It changes up to 10 Dart Monkeys into 0/0 Super Monkeys for 15 seconds

Plasma Monkey Fan Club[edit | edit source]

The 5th tier ability for the Dart Monkey. Instead of changing to 0/0 Super Monkeys, the ability changes up to 40 Dart Monkeys to 2/0/0 Super Monkeys.

Blade Maelstrom[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for theTack Shooter. It covers the entire screen with spiralling blades from the tower.

The blades have unlimited popping power, but cannot pop Lead. They also spread out the farther they fly away from the tower.

Super Maelstrom[edit | edit source]

Makes the Blade Maelstrom ability more powerful and last longer.

Supply Drop[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Sniper Monkey. It calls an Operation: Dart Storm that flies from the left and drops a crate full of $500 - $1500 cash.

Elite Sniper[edit | edit source]

Supply drop gives more money.

Turbo Charge[edit | edit source]

This allows the Boomerang Thrower that activated it to attack 5x as fast for 10 seconds.

Perma Charge[edit | edit source]

Perma Charge keeps the same speed as turbo charge permanently, while the ability allows the Boomerang Monkey to pop through 8 layers of Bloon at an increadibly fast speed.

Sabotage Supply Lines[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Ninja Monkey. During the sabotage all newly spawned bloons will move at half the speed.

Bloon Sabotage[edit | edit source]

Cripples all bloons on screen and for the next 10 seconds to half speed.

Grand Saboteur[edit | edit source]

Tier 5 Bloon Sabotage. M.O.A.B. Class Bloons spawn at 75% while the ability is active.

MOAB Assassin[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Bomb Tower. It fires deadly missiles that targets any MOAB or BFB and destroys that layer instantly. This does 1000 damage to ZOMGs. (Seventh image in the gallery.) It also creates an explosion that does 3 damage to anything in its radius.

MOAB Eliminator[edit | edit source]

Upgraded version of MOAB Assassin. Does 6x damage with a shorter cooldown.

Snowstorm[edit | edit source]

In BTD6, Absolute Zero is a 5th tier upgrade, being replaced by Snowstorm. It freezes the entire screen, except for white, zebra, lead (unless upgraded to Metal Freeze), or MOAB-class.

Absolute Zero[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Ice Tower. It freezes the entire sceen for 4 seconds. This Slows MOAB-class Bloons down slightly, except in BTD6. (11th in the picture)

Glue Striker[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Glue Gunner. It glues all the bloons on the screen. This does not affect M.O.A.B. Class Bloons in BTD5. (6th in the picture.)

Glue Strike[edit | edit source]

All Bloons currently on screen will be glued.

Glue Storm[edit | edit source]

The ability now lasts 10 seconds.

Monkey Pirates[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Monkey Buccaneer. It grabs the nearest BFB or MOAB with a harpoon and destroys it along with all bloons inside instantly. This does not affect a ZOMG.

Pirate Lord[edit | edit source]

Grabs up to 3 M.O.A.B. Class Bloons, and earns extra cash per plunge.

Ground Zero[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for theMonkey Ace. It drops a bloontonium bomb and deals 350 damage to all Bloons on screen. (4th in the picture)

Tsar Bomba[edit | edit source]

Drops a devastating bomb that deals 3000 damage to all bloons on screen and also stuns M.O.A.B. Class Bloons, excluding the BAD on impact.

Bloon Annihilation[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Technological Terror, and for the Phase Crystal in Bloons Monkey City. This destroys all the bloons inside the ability's radius, which is as large as the range of a 0/0 Super Monkey. It does 1000 damage to the ZOMG bloon. (5th in the picture) For Phase Crystal's Bloon Annihilation Ability, the cooldown is 10 seconds on normal speed, and 3 seconds on fast forward.

The Anti-Bloon[edit | edit source]

A stronger version of the previous Annihilation ability. Range has largely increased and now deals 3000 damage to all bloon in range.

Summon Phoenix[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for theMonkey Apprentice. It summons a phoenix that spits fire at bloons for 20 seconds. (8th in the picture.)

Wizard Lord Phoenix[edit | edit source]

Turns into a Lava Phoenix instead of a normal Phoenix that does extra damage and also spews powerful fireballs.

Soulbind[edit | edit source]

Additional ability to the Wizard. Binds monkeys that will be sacrificed for lives if you lose lives. This ability has been removed as of the 2.0.0 update and since has been replaced with Prince of Darkness.

M.I.B Call to Arms[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Monkey Village. It doubles the attack speed and popping power of all towers in range of the village for ten seconds. (12th in the picture.)

Homeland Defense[edit | edit source]

Affects ALL monkeys, not just in range. Also increases duration of the ability to 15 seconds

IMF loan[edit | edit source]

Spelled with lowercase L.

Gives the player $10000, but must be paid back.

Monkeynomics[edit | edit source]

Gives the player $10000 without having to pay it back.

Pop and Awe[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Mortar Tower.

In BTD5, it immobilizes the bloons and bombards the entire screen with mortar shells for five seconds, popping one layer off every bloon on-screen once per second. MOAB-Class Bloons will also be stunned, though BFBs are stunned for slightly less (2 seconds), and ZOMGs are barely stunned at all (half a second). (2nd to last in the picture.)

Rocket Storm[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Dartling Gun. It shoots 5 volleys / pulses of missiles at 100 Bloons each (500 in total) or, if there is less than 100 Bloons on the screen, it will shoot as many rockets as there are bloons on screen. Note that the missiles can still miss their targets. (Last in the picture.)

Orbital Strike[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the special agent, the Bloonsday Device. For a few seconds a beam controlled by the mouse destroys bloons and does massive damage to MOAB class bloons.

Spike Storm[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability of the Spike Factory. When used, it covers the whole screen with short-lived spikes (just like in BTD4).

First Strike Capability[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Monkey Sub. It fires a devastatingly large missile that targets the largest bloon on screen, sometimes destroying up to a ZOMG Bloon in one go, or many lesser bloons.

Pre-Emptive Strike[edit | edit source]

Deals 750 damage to target M.O.A.B. Class Bloons when they appear.

The Swarm![edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the special agent Beekeeper Pro. It makes a swarm of 100 bees that pop bloons the way normal ones do, but disperse after an amount of time.

Activate Sea Monster![edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the special agent Portable Lake Pro. It creates a tentacle that lashes nearby bloons for 5 seconds. Pops 5 layers off of bloons with unlimited popping power, can pop lead but can't detect Camo Bloons.

Abominable Ability[edit | edit source]

This is for the Mad Snowman pro version appearing in Bloons Tower Defense 5 Deluxe only. It throws snowballs hypersonic for 10 seconds.

Shadow Double[edit | edit source]

This is the special ability for the Ninja Monkey. It creates a shadow copy of itself, with identical upgrades. This can be unlocked by the Ninja Academy Specialty Building at Tier 3. It is represented by a white and black shuriken.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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