Best Towers In Bloons Tower Defense 5

The Top Ten

1 Super Monkey

Super Monkey... Sorry. I got mesmerized for a second there. Some people say monkey apprentice is better... COME ON! Is it because it is cheaper!? This is a list for BEST towers, not mediocre towers that are cheap. So what is temple costs 100,000? Save up! Come on. Lets put this #1 on the list. VOTE SUPER MONKEY!

The super monkey has to be the best tower because I have played Bloons tower defense for a while and when people think that a monkey apprentice is better, just compare a temple of sun god to a summon Phoenix. Or tornado tempest to technological error. The best strateys always have super monkeys. And unlocking the upgrades for the monkey apprentice was kinda hard! With a super monkey it took 5 minutes to get plasma upgrades with only 1!

Super monkey is the best. Eve the wiki agrees to that. The super monkey is a hypersonic dart monkey throwing darts 13.55 times per second. Now that's fast. Even, the max temple is the most powerful tower in the game and the upgrade belongs to the super monkey. The max temple can destroy many ZOMGs with ease! The first strike capability can only destroy one. This is why super monkey is the best. VOTE FOR SUPERMONKEY.

Super monkey is okay, farm is the best

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2 Monkey Apprentice

In my opinion, both paths are great! Use them correctly together and they can make a great team for many rounds to come. Though first, upgrade both paths to the 3rd tier, and that's when the real game begins. Dragon's Breath is DEVASTATING, being able to take simple red bloon rushes to those annoying player sent ceramic rushes. Make Dragon's Breath Apprentice even MORE devastating by teaming it up with the Summon Whirlwind Apprentice. If some of those sneaky bloons get past the fiery doom of Dragon's Breath send them back to the flames of hell with a powerful whirlwind. The Summon Phoenix and Tempest Tornado upgrades are great too! The powerful phoenix of the Summon Phoenix upgrade can fly around the map burning ceramic, zebra or rainbow rushes (plus more! ) using his/her powerful flames out of his/her mouth (plus the phoenix looks so ' cool! ). The Tempest Tornado hurls out an even MORE devastating tornado to those sneaky bloons who either sneaked out of the flames of hell or the ...more

After tons of playing, I've come to learn that every tower is amazing in its own way. This tower, however, takes the cake. This tower cannot tear through BFBs or ZOMGs, but are extremely powerful. You usually get your first Super Monkey around round 35-40, so what will you do until then? Well a monkey apprentice of course! Best part being that if you even have Super Monkey Mansion, with the effect of +5% costs to Monkey Apprentices, they are still easily obtainable! Master of fire absolutely rips the balloons, along with MOABs. Especially the fact that it can summon a phoenix. This phoenix doesn't last long, but it tears through MOABs and Ceramics like hot knives on butter. The whirlwind is also amazing too! It may not be as good as the Master of Fire in my opinion, but it's still amazing to keep at the end of a map, where it blows the balloons straight back to the beginning. Where if combined with Sun Gods, will make you unstoppable. Another amazing plus is the capability to destroy ...more

The super monkey is better in damage output. I agree. Nobody said it wasn't. However, Damage isn't everything. The monkey apprentice can detect camos, pop leads without upgrades, as well as being very affordable in early / mid game. All of the super monkey voters tend to neglect the fact that just because a tower does insane damage doesn't make it the best. The tempest tornado can push balloons back, allowing for much more damage to be inflicted before the balloon can go out of range. Lightning storm can devistate those pesky packs of ceramics (or any other balloon for that matter.) And it is about the same price as a super monkey with epic range and laser vision when it is fully upgraded. For this reason, I believe the monkey apprentice is a great alternative to the super monkey.

It has the lightning upgrade and that's
all you need to know

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3 Ninja Monkey

Good popping power with 4/2, x/3 stuns area bloons and pops lead, good for area control. The Sabotage Supply Lines is one of THE best abilities it's cheap and slows all MOAB-class bloons so your towers have more time to damage them. And on top of that the Ninja can see camo, overall one of the best towers- way better than the apprentice, which is negative utility.

Ninja monkey is the best tower to beat beginner and intermediate maps on hard. all you need is at least 10 ninjas upgraded to 4/2 by round 50 with a 2/2 apprentice at the very beginning to pop those leads. To get ultimate popping power you can even get the monkey village upgraded to 2/3 and sell the apprentice. As you go along just keep getting those 4/2 ninjas and as long as you have 22 ninjas by round 85, you will WIN!

Best starting tower in the game and transitions well into late game. This plus the monkey apprentice can carry you for about 50 rounds on most tracks.

For the people who say wizard is the best, you've forgotten about regrow bloons. The left path makes them ten times harder to pop. Plus the tempest tornado does like nothing compared to the 3/x wizard. Ninja has good bloon popping power on the right side and Moab popping power on the left. And unlike the super monkey, it is cheap and doesn't take a lot of space.

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4 Dartling Gun

Is this even a question?! The Dartling monkey is so versatile, fast, and powerful it can be used to solo run easy mode with support from a dart monkey for 5 turns. At 2-2 it can pop all bloons including leads. Although the ability to control them can be a pestilence at times the micro-management can save you at times. Keep in mind that there is a tower that allows you to lock their attacks. The 4th tier upgrades are some of the best despite their heavy price. You can solo run with a group of ray of dooms. Easily the best towers in the game (unlimited range by the way).

In all honesty, the Dartling Gun should be higher than #4. All though its first few upgrades make it more accurate and powerful, its 2-2 setting is great at tearing through bloons of all types. If a MOAB comes your way and you Apprentices and Ninja Monkeys can't keep up, YOU have the power to decide its fate with the Dartling Gun. Never rely on short ranges with the Dartling gun, because wherever you want it to shoot, it will! If BFBs ruin the party, the 3-2 and 2-3 Dartling guns will help out immensely. If and when the mighty ZOMGs come calling, just pop in a couple of 4-2 Dartling guns, and nothing will get past. Plus, the 2-4 Dartling gun can easily deal with Ceramic rushes. All in all, this tower, if used correctly, is one of the deadliest towers of all time.

Definitely the best camo defense, way better than the ninja tower. I like to get the ray of doom upgrade and it is just ANNIHILATION. If it is strategically placed in a horizontal location and the beam is in line, it will incinerate all blimps. Good for mid to late game.

The highest round I ever got to was 135. I did that with about 20 darling guns with ray of doom

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5 Monkey Sub

Could easily be the best tower due to the fact that Advanced Intel just completely rips up the screen. Its like a sniper but with homing, super fast reloading and explosive abilities. Also dead cheap compared to others

Advanced Intel can make your subscription shoot anywhere on the screen (if there areally other towers) and once you have rockets, this thing is op

Monkey sub is the best because it has cheap prices for powerful upgrades such as the first strike capability and the submerge ability

Monkey Sub is by far the best tower in terms of power to price.

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6 Monkey Engineer

This should definitely be #1. Once you upgrade the engineers workshop in the specialist buildings all the way up to get the red sentry guns, all you'll need is a monkey village to detect camos. Also, they are dirt cheap, so you will have hundreds of sentry guns before you get to the harder rounds.

This is by far my favorite tower. I believe it is by far the strongest tower (besides the super monkey) because of all its powerful turrets. It becomes very easy to beat any level when you get 10 or more monkey engineers.

This is so OP I use it a lot and sentries are taking care of every thing

Monkey engineer for the win! he has sentries and cleansing foam if upgraded enough he also gets traps that capture bloons and give you money therefore monkey engineer is the best

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7 Monkey Ace

Just played a map with it made it to round 128 my new high score ITS CRAZY it should be number 3

Awesome upgrades with infinite range at a reasonable price.

It is so good fully upgraded and you earn so much money

Operation: Dart Storm is surprisingly effective. Significantly more damage per price than any iteration of Super Monkeys. Test on the 100 MOAB challenge to see that Op: DS clears them before they get halfway while the Super Monkeys, Robo-Monkeys, and Sun Gods struggle with your given budget.

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8 Banana Farm

I like to play on 3 times around with 8 banana farms on the large right side then I put a monkey town in the center and put a fire apprentice and other towers where they come and you put a monkey farmer inside of the square of 8 and you rack up the cash so fast it ridiculous

Only additional income in the game? I guess that could be useful. NO! Its more than useful, its literally the most important tower in the game! It's the only boost in income at all, how could you possibly afford the whatever is 1 and 2 on this list without some banana farms to pay for it.

The Farm is a way to increase your money early and late game.

"It does not defend anything"?
it gives you so much money that you can buy way more stuff to defend
you can spend about 3000 for a 4/2 ninja or you can invest 3000 into a banana farm and later get enough to buy several upgraded ninjas

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9 Spike Factory

Op on apocalypse mode because they don't disappear and you can have almost infinite spikes.

Great for placing at the end of the map and upgrading it. recommended path-path 1 - favouredlist314

Love how it can save up. Perfect against late-round bunches.

I'm in the middle of a game, full force, in easy mode. I am at round 85, but I have no trouble defeating the waves... I have 16 spike factories and two banana investments advisories. The only other tower I had was a ninja monkey, to take out the earlier rounds until I could afford a spike factory. 8 of them are maxed, and only 5 are not upgraded yet. If all of the spikes are on the ground (eventually they time out...) then the 8 maxed can take out about 6 ZOMGS, and quickly build up another set. Quite OP, and as to the monkey temple... 1. Eats some towers even if you don't want it to. 2. Incredibly expensive. Nothing more needs be said. 3. Start regen farming? No, that isn't really very fun... sit around and wait for money that no longer means anything? Play a cookie clicker instead, it's more fun. 4. So, let's get a monkey village and upgrade it to let the super monkey detect camos? Adding to the cost, not helping... The point is, this tower is cost-effective, useful, easy to get in ...more

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10 Bloonchipper

After destroying a big blue, red, or green balloon these machines are able to take out all the balloons that burst out of the bigger balloon. No doubt about it top 5.

Having a chipper is amazing in the bloons games. You can stall the things, which gives you more time to pop all of the bloons.

Should be in top five cause it can stop bloons from advancing while shredding them up.

Suck up a zomg with no effort and destroy it for a pretty low price

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The Contenders

11 Heli Pilot

Reasonable prices for powerful upgrades (Both fourth tier upgrades, I prefer the apache) (similar to the monkey sub, however it can also be used on land). Tracking the bloons automatically makes it better than the dartling gun (in my opinion, some prefer to target very different sections of bloons rapidly, or hold a single spot with the dartling guns devastating power). One disadvantage I see however is that you need the paid version for the tower, sad not having it anymore.

This tower is easily better than the ninja, engineer, and possible the apprentice. You can buy 3 or 4 of these for the cost of temple and they fire faster than any other tower. It deserves higher than rank 10. Sure you need to have the Apache upgrade for it to be phenomenal but it is still a pretty decent tower without it. I would have thought it was gonna be higher than rank 10 but everyone has their own opinions.

The apache airship is just insane! On round 60 Just one is enough to keep the balloons at the start. It's a bit expensive but definitely worth it. And the fact that it tracks the balloons makes it one of the best towers. With the Enhanced IFR Instruments It can pop any balloons. The Support Chinook Is also amazing with the two abilities. On a high round when you want Temples Of the Monkey Gods but don't want them to sacrifice all your towers, you can move them away. The other ability can get you more health, and tons of money. More health can save you so many times. Once I replaced my Technological Terrors with Apache Airships on round 200 and they annihilated the ZOMG's

It's a shame this tower is so exclusive, because it is a really good tower. It's pretty expensive, but it's very powerful and has reasonable prices for its upgrades. And its fourth tier upgrades are amazing. The dartship has tons of firepower, and the support ability gives you a box that contains ~$1500 or ~50 extra lives. FIFTY EXTRA LIVES!

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12 Monkey Bucaneer

With a fully upgraded pirate cove this is the only tower in the game that can pop lead camo at 0/0. If one of these rolls for me on a daily challenge of any difficulty I will do it with ease. By far my most used and favourite tower. Every special mission that can use these bad boys, even "No Escape" becomes child's play with them. The "Fast Upgrades" special mission can be done in ~2 minutes with the 0/4 version of these towers and a glue gunner. The cost and power of these towers, coupled with the cove giving them the ability to grant detection of camo to all other towers has provided this game with an extremely effective tower anywhere there is water.

I love these towers, the sub boat combo is op. Once you have an aircraft carrier, you vaporize balloons

OP and cheap. Path 1 is OP. Path 2 is OP

Once u get aircraft carrier with some ballistic missiles -monkey sub. U have already won the game.

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13 Dart Monkey

One of the best cost-performance ratio. It begins to lack the firepower required for late-game rounds, but these are sufficient enough to carry you until you can get better towers.

Why is this 16 on the list! Definitely the best tower. Just spam 2-3 Dart Monkeys (especially with the specialty building with exploding darts! ) maybe some juggernauts, and you have the game won!

Definitely the best tower in my opinion. Gets you through the first 50 rounds easy and can still help in the later rounds with super monkey clubhouse

A great beginning tower and triple darts & juggernauts are pretty good, but you can never underestimate the 0/0 dart monkey

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14 Monkey Village

To me it is the best because when taking left side all the way through you have a plasma monkey that can see camo and it still generates boosting effects on fellow towers in it's radius. Also the right side can turn your super monkey into a lead-popping beast because of the Monkey Intelligence Bureau and if you get the final upgrade it can turn into a last second lifesaver.

I'm sorry is there another support tower

I don't use it often, but it definitely has late game advantages

OH COME ON. THING CAN MAKE THE SUPER MONKEY SEE CAMO BLOONS. - drewisaboss44

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15 Bomb Tower

Bomb towers suck against zebras and blacks unless you have 25 frag bomb towers.

BAD SUCKS SO BAD

Really good for early game, just destroys packs of bloons. Can't detect camo so I usually pair it up with M.I.B

It can destroy MOAB class bloons with the 2,3 bomb. It can also beat grouped normal bloons woth 3 or 4 to the left

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16 Boomerang Thrower

One of my favorite towers in the game if you know how to use them

One thing I can say... 2/4 Boomerang Throwers + MIB Call To Arms + Radar = INSANE STRONG DEFENSE

Excellent with the Boomerang Dojo, were he throws two boomerangs. Only weakness is no camo detection.

Bionic boomer op! Also, can pop lead bloons at x/2! With camo detection monkey village, can defeat camo leads at x/2! Doesn't need monkey villaage at 4/x! One of my favorite towers of all!

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17 Money Village

Monkey villagers are the best tower in the game. Just think what your pathetic super monkeys would be doing without camo detection. Plus they also boost the power of fast attacking buildings like the super monkey to ridiculous new levels.

18 Temple of the Monkey God

OP just find the Dark Secret and is OP

A sun god army is cheaper and more powerful. It would be great if it did not sacrifice towers or cost so much. 1 of these is more powerful than 1 sun god, but multiple sun gods are better, but for the same price.

Its truly the most powerful tower according to popping power!

This costs 85.000 cash and gets rid of all of your towers on the map so I think it should be band from the game.If you had 60 towers that were fully upgraded and you got the upgrade monkey god all of your fully upgraded towers will go

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19 Glue Gunner

Max glue gunner is extremely good

It is good in later upgrades

When these are maxed out to splatter absolutely everything it makes it silly easy to take down everything up to a moab.

Not really

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20 Wizard Lord

I don't think this actually count since it is from a special mission and not really a tower itself.

The tower is plain evil, but it is powerful.

It's OP but you can't buy it. It's in a mission

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