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For the crates in Bloons Monkey City, see Supply Crate.

Supply Drop Ability: Drops a crate full of cash.
~ Official Bloons TD 5 description

Supply Drop is the final upgrade on Path 2 for the Sniper Monkey in Bloons Tower Defense 5, costing $10,200 on Easy, $12,000 on Medium, $12,960 on Hard and $14,400 on Impoppable. It unlocks a new ability for the tower. See "Special Ability" section.


The monkey loses its short gray hat for a wig that is similar to Cripple MOAB's but black and brown instead of green and brown. It also gains a brown backpack with an gray antennae inside of it.

Special Ability[]

Drops a crate full of cash.
~ Official description

The Supply Drop Ability is the special ability for the 0-4 Sniper Monkey. When the special ability is activated, it summons an Operation: Dart Storm plane (that does not attack) to drop a small crate with a banana symbol on it, visually identical to the crates produced by the Banana Research Facility. The crate contains a random amount of money between $500 and $1,500 when collected. The plane flies for 5 seconds and drops the crate at any random time within that. Has a initial cooldown of 60 seconds(flash versions only) and a cooldown of 60 seconds.


The Supply Drop Sniper is a useful Banana Farm alternative due to its ability to attack with high single-target damage, infinite range, and pop any bloon type. It is a great choice in freeplay rounds due to its versatility.


  • In portable versions, selling and rebuying is very effective, as the Supply Drop Ability has no initial cooldown. This is called Supply Drop Farming .
  • A handful of Supply Drop Sniper Monkeys can earn lots of cash during the much later rounds, becoming more efficient than Farms, which give fixed amount of money per round.

Differences Between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 Mobile[]

BUFF Supply Drop Ability no longer includes an initial cooldown.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[]

Version 3.1

BUFF Supply Drop price decreased ($12000 → $8000).

Version 3.9

BUFF Supply Drop price decreased ($8000 → $7000).

Version 4.6

BUFF Supply Drop now adds a +33% attack speed boost to the tower.

BUFF ...



  • In Bloons TD 5 Flash and Deluxe, this is the only ability that has to cool down upon purchasing. This is probably intentional. This does not apply to Bloons TD 5 Mobile or other variants of this game.
  • If players sell the sniper while the Operation: Dart Storm is flying, the plane will be gone, but the crate will appear after a few seconds.
  • Supply Drop Ability cannot be used in Deflation Mode because players could slowly earn money back. Although in BTD5 Mobile, Supply Drop can be bought and used; the crates will not give the players any money however.
  • A bug involves spamming the Supply Drop Ability button on a computer that has lots of lag; there can occasionally be extra Supply Drops.
    • With enough Supply Drop Snipers, this can make the average cash earned per crate $1500.
    • Even with only one Supply Drop Sniper, the player can get 10+ planes by spamming the button and potentially hundreds if an auto clicker is used.
  • In Bloons TD 5 Mobile the Monkey Farmer and the Bloonchipper with the tier 4 specialty building can collect crates delivered from the ability.
    • Regen Farms can be extremely laggy, so it is possible to summon 10x the amount of Supply Drops you are supposed to get.
  • Upon buying this upgrade, it will rename the tower to a "Supply Drop Sniper". This only occurs on Flash.
  • In Bloons Tower Defense 5 Mobile, using a Support Chinook ability to move the Sniper anywhere on the map after activating the Supply Drop ability will make the drop plane begin to sharply orbit the sniper at it's drop point. The plane will stay orbiting the sniper, and will follow it if moved by the chinook. Selling the sniper leaves the plane circling in the same place forever.
  • In BTD5, the crates would fall straight from the flying non-attacking Operation Dart Storms. In BTD6, however, the deployed crates have parachutes that gradually fall upon dropping from the same planes.