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This page shows towers strengths and weaknesses.

Strengths/Weakness in Bold letters have larger impact on towers performance.

Bloons TD 5[]

Tower Strengths Weaknesses Notes
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Dart Monkey

Cheap Lead & Ceramic Easy access to anti-camo upgrade (i.e. Enhanced Eyesight). Juggernaut can pop both Leads deal big damage to Ceramics, at the cost of attack speed. Super Monkey Fan Club turns itself and 9 other nearby Dart Monkeys into Super Monkeys.
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Tack Shooter

Cheap, Area Attack Lead & Camo, Short Range Tack Sprayer shoots more closely packed 16 tacks. Ring of Fire can pop Leads, but only does 1 damage. Blade Maelstrom (ability only) can reach beyond attack radius.
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Sniper Monkey

Pops multiple layers, Infinite Range Bloon Rushes & MOAB-Class Full Metal Jacket grants lead popping. Deadly Precision one-shots ceramics. Cripple MOAB can temporarily stun MOAB-Class.
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Boomerang Monkey

Good Pierce, Good Range Camo & Regrow Glaive Lord gives camo detection. Red Hot Rangs can pop lead. Bionic Boomer neutralizes weakness against Regrows with increased attack speed.
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Ninja Monkey

Moderate Pierce, detects Camo Lead & Regrow Seeking Shuriken allows shurikens to use their popping power to their full potential. Flash Bomb can pop lead
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Bomb Shooter

High Pierce, Area Damage, Pops Lead Regrow, Camo, Black & Fast Bloons Frag Bombs can pop blacks.

MOAB Mauler deals 10x damage against MOAB-Class.

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Ice Monkey

Freezes Bloons, Area Effect White, Camo & MOAB-Class Absolute Zero can slow down MOAB-Class Bloons in BTD5 Mobile.

Arctic Wind and above can slow but still not freeze nor damage whites directly. Camo Bloons can be frozen via other Viral Frost frozen bloons or Absolute Zero (ability).

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Glue Gunner

Slows Bloons, Good Range Camo & MOAB-Class Corrosive Glue allows it to pop bloons & neutralize Regrow Bloons. Glue Striker (ability only) can hit camo. Can glue MOAB class in BTD Battles Mobile, starting with tier 3 upgrades, but less effective than on non-MOAB bloons.
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Monkey Buccaneer

Great Range and Attack Speed, Good Pierce, Water Placement & Lead Grape Shot gives Buccaneer incredible spreading popping power. Cannon Ship (bomb only). Aircraft Carrier greatly decreases its display range, but uses mini Monkey Aces to attack bloons.
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Monkey Ace

Moderate Pierce, Infinite Range Inaccurate, Lead & Regrow Neva-Miss targeting mitigates the inaccuracy issue. Spectre and Ground Zero (ability) can pop any bloon type. Spectre only attacks when getting close to bloons.
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Super Monkey

Rapid Fire, Incredible Range Very Expensive, Camo Laser Blasts can pop frozen and Plasma Blasts can pop lead.

Technological Terror (ability) can destroy up to BFBs.

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Monkey Apprentice

Pops Leads, Moderate Pierce Bloon Rushes, Regrow Bloons Summon Whirlwind and above can blow multiple bloons backward. Dragon's Breath massively increases reliability.
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Monkey Village

Improves nearby towers in range Expensive, Limited Attack High Energy Beacon allows it to attack in its range. Radar Scanner gives towers in its radius camo detection. Monkey Intelligence Bureau allows towers to damage any bloon type.
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Banana Farm

Generates Income, very reliable. Expensive Investment, no attack Monkey Bank and above generates money exponentially inside the building instead of dropping them as bananas or crates every round.
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Mortar Monkey

Infinite Range, Area Damage, Adjustable. Black & MOAB-Class Burny Stuff allows it to deal additional damage over time, including to black bloons. Signal Flare can hit camo and remove camo property. Can immobilize MOABs briefly with Artillery Battery (Pop and Awe ability).
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Dartling Gun

Controllable, Fast Firing, Moderate Pierce, pops Camo Expensive, Leads, Banana Farms Depleted Bloontonium can pop Leads. Ray of Doom shoots a solid laser beam instead of a barrage of projectiles.
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Spike Factory

Generates and stockpiles Road Spikes, pops camo Multiple Paths, (Fast) Bloon Rushes Attacks by dropping spikes for bloons to run into onto the track. Spikes disappear after each round, allowing early fast bloons to charge through swiftly without much trouble. Rushes with regrow bloons that regrew many times may eventually overwhelm Spike Factories. Spike Balls have increased durability and reliability against Ceramics (and regular bloons in general). MOAB-SHREDR Spikes deal extra damage to MOAB-class bloons. Has some trouble prioritizing two or more lanes.
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Heli Pilot

Controllable, Highly mobile, Moderate Pierce Lead Bloons, Expensive Can pop leads with Razor Rotors and Apache Dartship (missile array). Downdraft can blow back bloons (except lead and MOAB class).
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Monkey Engineer

Cost & Support Efficient, Moderate Pierce, Great Range Lead, Camo & Moab-Class Bloons Sentry Gun upgrade deploys attacking Sentry towers that last for a limited time. Cleansing Foam can remove Camo & Regrow and pop leads but have limited pierce. Bloon Trap can capture non-MOAB class bloons of any type and convert them to cash.
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Can pop most bloons, Stalling Single Target Attack, Packed Bloons, Ceramic, Camo & MOAB-Class Can suck in ceramics by default (need Heavy Duty Suction in BTD Battles Mobile), but need to pop the ceramic layer fully to spit it out. Needs Super Wide Funnel to suck in and damage MOAB class bloons (doesn't affect Bosses, or ZOMGs in BTD Battles Mobile).

If Bloonchipper sucks certain amount of ceramics or MOAB-Class bloon it will temporarily get stuck. Supa-Vac (ability) pulls bloons (also MOABs and BFBs in BTD Battles Mobile) towards itself and holds them for other towers to pop. Ignores bloons it cannot suck in, even when under MIB.

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Monkey Sub

Seeking Shots & Long Range Water Placement & Lead Bloons Advanced Intel, combined with other towers on the map, allows it to have almost infinite range. Can be combined with camo seeing towers for camo detection, but does not have camo detection itself. Submerge and Support (when submerged) can remove camo. Bloontonium Reactor (when submerged) and Ballistic Missile (missile only) can pop leads and has unlimited range. First Strike Capability (ability) can take out one ZOMG.

Bloons TD 6[]

Tower Strengths Weaknesses Notable upgrades
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Dart Monkey
Cheap Lead & Ceramic Comes with the lowest-cost early-game upgrades in the game.
  • Juggernaut can pop both Leads deal big damage to Ceramics.
  • Sharp Shooter with its "Critical" hits deal 50 damage each, enough to an destroy entire ceramic and deal large damage to MOAB-Class Bloons
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Boomerang Monkey
Moderate Pierce, Good Range Camo & Regrow
  • Glaive Richochet allows it to attack outside its range via Glaive Ricocheting from bloon to bloon.
  • Bionic Boomerang increases his throwing power & Red hot rangs allows it to pop Lead Bloons aswell as dealing +1 damage.
  • Kylie Boomerangs can rehit same bloons very fast.
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Bomb Shooter
Area Damage, High Pierce, Pops Lead Black, Camo, Regrow & Spaced Bloons
  • Heavy Bombs allows it to deal strong explosions dealing damage to multiple layers.
  • MOAB-Mauler being cost-efficient upgrade against MOABs with its +18 damage missiles against them.
  • Frag Bombs allows bomb shooter to pop Black Bloons.
  • (Recursive) Cluster Bombs deal large damage in very large area.

Any Tier 5 upgrade allows the Bomb Shooter to affect Black Bloons by default.

Tack Shooter
Cheap, Area Attack Lead & Camo, Short Range
  • Can counter Lead bloons starting with Hot Shots and can counter many grouped bloons with Ring of Fire.
  • (Super) Blade Maelstrom ability blade has extremely high pierce allowing it to pop huge amount of bloons with fastest cooldown in game.
  • Can deal moderate damage to Moab Class bloons with path 3 upgrades.
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Ice Monkey
Freezes Bloons, Area Effect White, Camo, MOAB-Class
  • Naturally effective against most bloon types with exclusion of Lead, Camo (Without Cold Snap) & White Bloons
  • Embrittlement allows affected bloons to permanently lose Camo & Regrow property, temporarily take extra damage and become vulnerable to all damage sources.
  • Enhanced Freeze and Re-Freeze allows the tower to near permanently stall bloons.
  • Cryo Cannon increases Ice Monkeys Range and Speed but no longer freeze bloons nearby.

Can directly affect MOAB-class starting with tier 4 upgrade.

Glue Gunner
Slows Bloons, Good Range Camo & MOAB-Class
Sniper Monkey
Pops multiple layers, Infinite Range Bloon Rushes, MOAB-Class, Line of Sight
Monkey Sub
Seeking Shots & Good Range Water Placement & Lead Bloons
Monkey Buccaneer
Great Range, Moderate Pierce Water Placement, Lead Bloons
  • Double & Grape shot gives Buccaneer incredible popping power.
  • Can generate extra income starting with Merchantman upgrade.
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Monkey Ace
Moderate Pierce, High Ground Inaccurate, Lead & Regrow
  • Fighter Plane missiles have moderate pierce and deal moderate damage to Moabs.
  • Bomber Ace pops Leads somewhat reliably but requires track to make use of its lead-popping.
  • Neva-Miss targeting mitigates the inaccuracy issue.
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Heli Pilot
Controllable, Moderate Pierce, High Ground Lead Bloons, Expensive
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Mortar Monkey
High Ground & Pierce, Area Damage, Adjustable Black & MOAB-Class
  • Pops Black and deals greater MOAB-class, Fortified, Ceramic damage with Heavy Shells.
  • Deals additional damage over time with Burny Stuff.
    • Napalm burn speed is increased with upper path 1 upgrades starting with Shell Shock.
Dartling Gunner
Controllable & Adjustable Fast Firing, Moderate Pierce Lead Bloons, Line of Sight, Expensive
Wizard Monkey
Pops Frozen, Moderate Pierce Purple Bloons Can pop Lead with Fireball or with any Tier 4 upgrade.

Path 1 upgrades starting with Arcane Mastery increases attack speed and range of Wizard.

Arcane Spike allows Wizard to deal very high damage to MOAB-Class bloons. Wall of Fire is a reliable source of grouped bloon popping.

Necromancer can dynamically adjust power according to numbers of bloons popped nearby.

Super Monkey
Rapid Fire, Incredible Range Very Expensive
  • Path 1 upgrades allows it to pop many more bloons per projectile and even pop leads with Plasma Blasts but it restricts popping of Purple Bloons.
  • Robo Monkey upgrade allows it to target multiple bloons simultaneously with 2 targeting options.
  • Can push bloons back with Knockback and detect camo with Ultravision deals extra damage to MOAB-Class bloons starting with Dark Knight.
Ninja Monkey
Moderate Pierce, detects Camo Lead Bloons
Pops lead, Moderate Pierce, Damage Over Time, High Ground Camo Bloons
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Multi Projectile attack Camo, Lead & Low Pierce
Banana Farm
Generates Income, Very Reliable Expensive Investment Contains many upgrades for both efficient income production and effective income usability.
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Spike Factory
Generates Road Spikes, Stockpiling, High Ground Multiple Paths, (Fast) Bloon Rushes
  • Spiked Balls increases spike damage and pierce aswell as group popping power with Spiked Mines.
  • Spike Storm with Smart Spikes allows targeting of active lanes.
  • Can partially adjust to multiple paths with Smart Spikes and temporarily increase its dispensing speed by 4x for 2,5s at start of Round.
  • Its stockpilling potential is further enhanced with Path 3 upgrades starting with Long Life Spikes.
Monkey Village
Improves nearby towers in range Expensive, (Upper Path 1) buffs only affect primary monkeys
  • Any Primary upgrades affect only primary monkeys and its final upgrade adds Mega Ballista Attack
  • Grow Blocker can disable Regrows within range.
  • Path 2 upgrades buffs every tower.
  • Path 3 makes tower upgrades (up to Tier 3) cost less.
Engineer Monkey
Large Track Coverage, Moderate Pierce Lead, Camo & MOAB-Class Bloons
  • Sentry Champion can deal excellent damage against MOAB Class,
  • Deconstruction gives extra damage against Moab Class & Fortified Bloons (even for Sentries).
  • Cleansing Foam can remove Camo & Regrow and pop leads.
  • Larger Service Area allows "Smart" targeting for Bloon Trap.
  • Bloon Trap can instapop bloons aswell as its XXXL variant absorbing MOAB-Class.


High Ground: Tower's range isn't obstructed by Line of Sight restrictions.

  • Note: Wizard Monkey's Guided Magic upgrade adds "High Ground" perk, which allows it to see & cast bolts through obstacles.