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For the BTD6 counterpart, see White Hot Spikes (BTD6).

Not to be confused with Red Hot Spikes, a powerup in Bloons Monkey City.
Cuts through Lead Bloons and Frozen Bloons.
~ Official BTD6 description
Cuts through lead like a hot spike through... lead.
~ Official Bloons TD 5 description

White Hot Spikes is the 3rd upgrade in BTD4 and the 2nd upgrade of path 1 for the Spike Factory in BTD5. In BTD4, it costs $300 on Easy, $350 on Medium, and $380 on Hard, and in BTD5, it costs $765 on Easy, $900 on Medium, $970 on Hard, and $1080 on Impoppable. It enables the spike factory to produce road spikes that can pop both Frozen Bloons and Lead Bloons. The spikes turn red at their tips.


  • It is recommended to get the first two upgrades of path 2 (Faster Production and Even Faster Production) before getting this upgrade, as producing spike piles at a faster rate is usually more valuable than allowing them to pop lead bloons.
  • This upgrade pairs well with Spike Storm, as it allows each spike storm ability to pop D.D.Ts.



  • Even though it's called white hot spikes, and the artwork shows spikes that are white at the top and orange at the bottom, the spikes actually appear reddish-orange in the middle with black at the bottom, although the very tips are white.
  • MOAB-SHREDR Spikes have the picture of white hot spikes on a MOAB even though this upgrade can be reached without buying the white hot spikes upgrade (e.g. 1/3 spike factory).
  • The bottom of the spikes aren't hot, because they are black and not red or white.
  • It can take down 1 Rainbow Bloon on Monkey Lane. It can also take down 7 Lead Bloons on the same track.
  • This upgrade can be useful in certain levels of Bloons Monkey City, where Regrowth Leads might be problematic.