Best Towers In Bloons Tower Defense 5

The Top Ten

1 Super Monkey

4/0 super monkey is op

I don't know what nutcase would vote otherwise than this expensive but extremely powerful tower. It's right side upgrades storm through bloons and MOAB-classes alike, and the left side upgrades, when the right towers are sacrificed, dominate the map with plasma ripping through rounds of ZOMGs and glue, blades, tornadoes and missiles hailing on the unfortunate bloons left behind to be melted by this insanely powerful monkey. There is no tower that unleashes hell just like the Super Monkey does.

This tower is probably the most used tower I've ever played with Once I used just a few other towers which all of them were in the range of a monkey village. I just put those towers and a bunch of technological terrors and almost fully maxed Sun god temple. All that on brick wall kept the bloons at the beginning with continuous ZOMG's coming at me on round 108. Oh yeah, I did have about 4 Cripple Moab snipers but you should have seen the power the super monkeys were doing. And that's why I think super monkeys are #1.

SUPER MONKEY IS INFINITY INSANELY POWERFUL. #Round127 | Who can't vote for super monkey with it's awesome name, technological terror, sun god, and temple of the monkey god upgrades? It is impossible to resist voting for the Super Monkey as it is the most powerful tower in the game even with just 0-0 upgrades.

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2 Banana Farm

Essential especially at later games when you barely make any money out of bloons.

Better than the super monkey this should be #1

This tower is clearly the best as it provides additional income, allowing you to quickly upgrade your offensive towers to better deal with the bloons as well as providing the wherewithal to get enough towers to defeat the bloons. Without banana farms your income is not high enough to allow for you to get the best bloons. Personally I prefer to use the banks as it allows you to focus more on the bloons, but I accept that the other option is probably superior in terms of money making.

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

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3 Dart Monkey


Best early-mid game tower@ triple dart - randomtoptenuser

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.

0 0 op

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4 Ninja Monkey

Versatile, great upgrades. Best tower. - thejayeee

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.

I actually tested how far you can get using only one type of tower for every tower on Monkey Lane Easy and Ninjas were the only ones that reached Round 85

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!

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5 Monkey Apprentice

The Monkey Apprentice when fully upgraded is MEGA OP! I always use it in battles.

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.

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6 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

Its awesome a 3-2 path in TD its simply amazing

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7 Bomb Tower

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

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

I got to 150 round by summoning 3 very good temples and a million of 2/3 bomb towers.It really quick drops moabs.


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8 Spike Factory

What is everyone's last resort tactic in BTD? To place road spikes, popping those last few bloons that snuck through your defenses. There's always a slight amount of guilt when you place the road spikes, because you know that they're not economical, and you know that the fact that you have to use them means that your defense isn't as strong as it should be. Spike factories eliminate this guilt, placing the road spikes for you. They are extremely powerful tools, and are ultimately the best tower in the game. The upgrades they possess aren't too shabby either. Exploding spiked balls, a special ability that allows spikes to be placed across the whole path, spikes that pop lead bloons, and spikes that wreak special havoc on MOAB class bloons are just a few of this amazing tower's many assets.

Super underrated

THESE THINGS ARE SO OVERPOWERED! ( if upgraded to at least 2/2).
honestly, by end game, I just spam these and it is SO overpwered! (assuming they are upgraded)

Always a helpful backup plan and last line of defense.

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9 Monkey Ace

No doubt Monkey Ace is the best in the game. Spectre will SHRED any type of balloon or blimp for a good price. Just get one or two of these and you are good to go through round 85!

Spectre is the best because it is MUCH cheaper than Temple of the Monkey God and you don't lose towers buying it.

This is great with spectre and buy-sell ground zero. Meh for everything else. - randomtoptenuser

Two words: atomic bomb

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10 Monkey Sub

Such Goodness

My go to tower

As of BTD5 this was a great tower, max abilities at level 19. I personally refer to them as water dart monkeys. They start out with homing darts, and can eventually get all vision, and it gets camo detection if it is in vision with a camo detection tower. In BTD6 I use it because it gets round 5 no issue, gets lead popping,
fast and shoots fast. Submerge and support is good when you Upgrade to Bloontonium reactor or energizer. It can destoy BADs with the middle path, and Helpes other subs with the middle path.

First strike capability is the only ability that destroys a ZOMG in one go. Very OP. also advanced intel gives literally whole map access with a sniper. - randomtoptenuser

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The Contenders

11 Boomerang Thrower

This is a really nice tower with full Boomerang Dojo upgrades (cheaper, faster, boomerangs fly around 2 times, throws 2 at once) it is basically as good as a super monkey with low upgrades and monkey village 2,2 makes it better than a super monkey* as long as it has the speciality building. If you use this tower right, you are a legend. *super monkey is pretty awesome too ( honourable mentions go to - apprentice, ace, engineer, sub, sniper and finally farm )

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

Ricochet + arctic wind = infinite non moab popping power. Bio boomer is good too. just that camo is expensive. - randomtoptenuser

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

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12 Bloonchipper

These are absolutely necessary for rounds past 180

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.

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13 Monkey Engineer


Engineer From Team Fortress 2

Most OP thing ever apart from super monkey. Multiple turrets will completely shred bloons. Super cheap. Use this or you do not deserve this game.

It is good

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14 Tack Shooter

Just good against non camo bloons

Ring of Fire is OP

The fire path is good

Ring of fire/ blade maelstrom+ monkey village radar scanar=

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15 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).

Lol black people ain't human xDD

Too good for poppoing zomg late game

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.

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16 Sniper Monkey

Supply drop is overpowered, tier 3 for both towers is good, great late game support. why only 16? - randomtoptenuser

Number 2 supply drop is op get 10+ and a 4-2 village, you can get a ton of 0-4 snipers and eventually it lags out to give you more than you actually have. much better than banana farms, so much smaller, cheaper, and more money in late game as rounds are much longer and ability can be used 5-10 times each per round.

When you have it targeting strong, it can quickly pick off large targets in crowds that might otherwise cause trouble later on down the path. Even better on longer paths as it's range is everywhere. One 2/3 sniper can mean you don't even see any bloons some early-mid rounds and 4/2 can stop MOABs in their tracks. Great when combined with Apprentice monkeys or supers for the wave clear.

If it's used with the right towers it's the best tower.

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17 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.

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

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.

How is this #17? 3 apaches + 2spectres + technological terror,moab maulers, moab shreddr spikes, sabotage supply lines and BADS gets me to round 60 BMC. My friends are all wondering how I get this late game. P.S. if you are wondering I get the money from 6 bannana republics which I sell round 37. - randomtoptenuser

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18 Temple of the Monkey God

Not a tower type... - BloonsPlayer

NOT A TOWER! - randomtoptenuser

OP just find the Dark Secret and is OP

op just op

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19 Monkey Village

This makes every towe infinitley better anybody who votes supermonkey is getting destroyed by a RED camo balloon not to mention it has pretty decent popping power if you choose that route (which barley anybody does) because the other side make any tower next to it almost BETTER then 1 temple

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

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20 0-0 Dart Monkey

Not a tower type... - BloonsPlayer

Beat green moab really easy with this

Using the 0-0 dart monkey mine as well be considered cheating from how open it is.

I used just this and I got to round 137

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21 Mortar Tower

With the mortar specialist tower it becomes one of the most powerful towers. A self aiming cannon on steroids with unlimited range that either shoots super fast and reveals camp or shoots huge explosions that take off 3 layers at a time! What more could you ask for?

To me this is one of the worst because it can only attack in one specific spot and even though it does reveal camo with signal flares it wont hit them all with it's incredibly slow attacks. Also none of the upgrades deal massive damage to moabs.

The Big One annihilates rainbows. - Vortexium

Bad SUCKS. My opinion

22 Wizard Lord

These Guys Are Amazing!

All round beast

Lololololol its not even a tower

23 Temple of The Vengeful Monkey

NOT A TOWER - randomtoptenuser

It is a Temple with 30% more power

24 Super Monkey Temple
25 Glaive Lord

Just really OP tower

This tower is the best!

NOT A TOWER - randomtoptenuser


26 Ice Monkey

Upgrade it to ice shard or viral frost and you one good player against normal non moab bloons. They can defeat a moab if the map is very long

27 Bloonjitsu Master

NOT A TOWER - randomtoptenuser

I like how it shoots out 5 shurikens.

28 Moab Mauler

NOT A TOWER - randomtoptenuser

29 Cobra

It can give you extra health. best ever! 1

30 Camo Red Balloon Popper

Not even a tower - BloonsPlayer

Is best

Just for popping camo red balloons essential to any game...

31 Destroyer
32 Techno Terror

Seriously, the BEST idea ever is to upgrade super monkeys to THESE GUYS so they can do some damage, blast ZOMG's to pieces, make BFB's not exist, destroy MOAB's super fast, and any other bloon (not boss bloons, D.D.T and up) stands no chance against the infinite power. VOTE TECHNO TERROR!

33 Spike-O-Pult

Not a tower - BloonsPlayer

This thing is

OP 3-0 Dart Monkey

34 Darts

If you had no darts, most of the towers would not exist. And original bloons would not exist.

35 Ray Of Doom

It's the best one

Why this is here, this is an upgrade! - randomtoptenuser

36 Cannon Ship

The special for this tower is so good

37 Glue Gunner

The bloon liquefier is insane - yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

On maps that have hidden track, the glue gunner can hit the bloons with glue and it will pop wherever as long as it is on. 20000 pops on round 72

Max glue gunner is extremely good

It is good in later upgrades

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38 Ice Tower

It's totally not a bad tower. The ice tower is terrible with ice shards and Absolute Zero, but the Arctic Wind ice tower is super cool and underrated. Pair the arctic wind with a Ring of Fire, and watch the near infinite bloon slowing and popping power

The ice tower is the "coolest" troop ever it the best

It is bad

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1. Dart Monkey
2. Monkey Bucaneer
3. Banana Farm
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