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Launches a bomb that explodes on impact. Can destroy many bloons at once.
~ BTD4 description
Launches a powerful bomb at the Bloons. Slow rate of fire but affects a radius around the explosion.
~ Bloons Tower Defense 6 description

Bomb Shooter is a tower in the BTD series. It is called Cannon in BTD2 and BTD3, Bomb in Bloons Tower Defense 4 (iPhone/iPod Touch), Bomb Tower in BTD5, and Bomb Shooter in Bloons Monkey City and BTD6 . The Bomb Tower is a cannon that fires bombs at bloons to pop them. It can pop more than one at once if there enough gathered by the explosion point. An unupgraded Bomb Tower is completely ineffective against Black and Zebra bloons due to their immunity towards explosions.

At first, the Bomb Tower is weak, frequently missing in shots and causing small explosions. However, after it has been upgraded to Bigger Bombs, its shots deliver a big explosion and it rarely misses in shots.

In BTD5 and BTD Battles, the bomb tower is very useful because of its flexibility. Use Path 1 upgrades (Cluster Bombs/Bloon Impact) for popping standard bloons or Path 2 upgrades (M.O.A.B. Mauler/M.O.A.B. Assassin) for popping M.O.A.B. class bloons.

Using Frag Bombs makes this tower more powerful, and allows it to pop Black and Zebra Bloons. (Group attacks work best)

It's impossible to completely destroy a MOAB class bloon completely with an unupgraded bomb tower because of the Zebra Bloons and Black Bloons inside, unless you have Level 3 Bombing Range activated, or the tower upgraded to Bloon Impact, in BTD5, or Frag Bombs in BTD3, BTD4, and BTD5.

Bloons TD 1Edit

  • Cost: $900

Bigger BombsEdit

  • Cost: $650

Extra Range BombsEdit

  • Cost: $250

Bloons TD 2Edit

Bomb tower btd1

A Cannon in BTD2. The "Cannon/Bomb Tower" looks the same in BTD1

Cost:
  • $520 Easy
  • $585 Medium
  • $650 Hard

Bigger BombsEdit

Cost:

  • $380 Easy
  • $430 Medium
  • $435 Hard

Extra Range BombsEdit

Cost:

  • $180 Easy
  • $205 Medium
  • $210 Hard

Bloons TD 3Edit

Cannon

From BTD3

Upgrade Easy Medium Hard
Tower cost $615 $740 $785
Bigger Bombs $365 $440 $465
Frag Bombs $185 $225 $240
Extra Range Bombs $170 $205 $215
Missile Launcher $180 $215 $225


Bloons TD 4Edit

BombTower

A Bomb Tower from BTD4

Upgrade Easy Medium Hard Description
Bigger Bombs $340 $400 $430 Big bombs affects a larger area.
Longer Range $170 $200 $215 Can shoot bombs further than normal.
Missile Launcher $180 $210 $225 Shoots fast missiles instead of bombs that go faster, further, and pop more.
MOAB Mauler $765 $900 $970 Special missiles cause 10x damage to MOABs and BFBs.

Bomb Tower Moab mauler

Frag BombsEdit

This upgrade can be obtained for free from the premium store ($0.99 on the Bloons Tower Defense 4 (Mobile)).

Bloons TD 5Edit

Tower Cost:

  • $555 Easy
  • $650 Medium
  • $700 Hard
  • $780 Impoppable

Bomb Tower 2

Path 1 UpgradesEdit

Path1b2

Path 1 upgrades

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Extra Range

Gives tower longer attack range.

$170 $200 $215 $240

Frag Bombs

Each explosion throws out 8 sharp fragments that pop even more bloons.

$255 $300 $325 $380
***If you get any more upgrades past this upgrade, you will be locked out of any further Path 2 upgrades.***
Cluster Bombs

Throws out secondary bombs instead of frags- causing widespread explosive poppage. The secondary bombs can no longer pop blacks or zebras.

$680 $800 $865 $920
Bloon Impact

Impacts from this tower become so violent, bloons become stunned for a short time when they are hit. All bombs from this tower can pop blacks and zebras.

$3,400 $4,000 $4,320 $4,800
Total Sell Amount $4,048 $4,759 $5,140 $5,950 ($6,480 with path 2 upgrades)
Total Cost $5,060 $5,950 $6,425 $7,130 ($8,100 with path 2 upgrades)


Path 2 UpgradesEdit

Path2b2

Path 2 upgrades

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Bigger Bombs

Bombs hit a larger area. Popping Power 50.

$340 $400 $430 $480
Missile Launcher

Missiles fly faster and further, popping more bloons and have higher velocity. Popping Power 55, +20% faster shooting.

$340 $400 $430 $480
***If you get any more upgrades past this upgrade, you will be locked out of any further Path 1 upgrades.***
MOAB Mauler

Special missiles do 10x the damage to MOAB class bloons. +10% faster shooting.

$765 $900 $970 $1,080
MOAB Assassin

Special Ability: Super deadly missiles seek out and instantly destroys the nearest MOAB-Class Bloon. Does 1000 damage to ZOMGs instead of destroying them. (If there are no MOAB class bloons on screen it will destroy the strongest bloon on screen)

$2,720 $3,200 $3,455 $3,840
Total Sell Amount $3,776 $4,439 $4,788 $5,328 ($5,808 with path 1 upgrades)
Total Cost $4,720 $5,550 $5,985 $6,660 ($7,260 with path 1 upgrades)

Bloons TD BattlesEdit

In Bloons TD Battles, is in the first tier of towers and is absolutely free but the four tier of upgrades costs Medallion Icon30. A bomb tower is very useful when leads have been unlocked but if you have the Monkey Buccaneer unlocked it might be just as good to use them. However, the Cannons have MOAB Maulers, so these might be good in late-rounds when MOABs start to appear. Be wary of Camo Bloons as Bomb Towers can't attack them (outside of the MOAB Assassin Ability).

Differences Between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 MobileEdit

Explosions are generally nerfed in mobile, with Bomb Towers being no exception. However, Bloon Impact is drastically more effective due to the increased stun duration, and MOAB Assassin can benefit from the Monkey Fort glitch.

Nerf Bombs have a smaller blast radius.

Nerf Frag Bombs frags cannot hit the same bloons the bomb hits.

Buff Bloon Impact has a much longer stun duration (0.5 → 2 seconds).

Buff MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assassin no longer decrease the range of the tower.

Buff MOAB Assassin can destroy 2 B.F.B.s at once if the tower is under the influence of a x/1 Monkey Village.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit

Bomb Tower is a fairly popular tower due to its flexibility and overall usefulness, having the advantage of area damage (especially when upgraded to the Cluster Bomb and Bloon Impact upgrades) and specialized MOAB-popping power (path-2 upgrades MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assassin). However, like the Mortar pre 4.1 it's not as used compared to Flash due to the much smaller blast radius. It is often used when the other selected towers are weak against grouped bloons or MOAB Class Bloons. Popular loadouts include: Dart-Farm-Bomb, Heli-Farm-Bomb, and Bomb-Mortar-Chipper. Ninja-Farm-Bomb was formerly used often (especially when update 4.1 was first released), but became less popular after the Ninja got nerfed in future updates and players figuring out its weaknesses (camo bloons, especially Camo Leads).

Bomb-COBRA-Mortar has also seen some use, albeit not as much as the first 4 listed.

Overall, this tower has been buffed, but not significantly.

4.1

Buff Bloon Impact price decreased ($4000 → $3600).

Buff Cluster Bombs price decreased ($800 → $700).

Buff M.O.A.B. Mauler fire rate increased by 20% (0.83 shots per second → 1).

4.9

Buff M.O.A.B. Assassin deals more damage (700 → 1000).



Bloons Tower Defense 6Edit

The Bomb Tower makes a return as the Bomb Shooter. Just like in the preceding games, it shoots somewhat slowly, shooting one bomb at a time with a small explosion. It can be upgraded to shoot more powerful bombs, shoot faster, or shoot secondary explosion effects, determined by its three unique paths.

Compared to previous games, it now has considerably less popping power per explosion, though that pop limit change is less significant compared to other towers, such as that for the Ice Tower/Ice Monkey and Bloontonium Reactor, which previously had infinite freezing power in BTD5 and earlier versions.

However, some previously non-existent features in BTD5 are now new upgrades for the Bomb Shooter, such as the capability of dealing extra layers of damage to normal bloons, stunning MOAB-class bloons, or creating tertiary bombs. The extended options for the Bomb Shooter has made it more of a flexible choice against grouped bloons or higher-tier bloons.

It is classed as a Primary tower, which means they can be affected by Primary Training, Primary Mentoring, and Primary Expertise from the Monkey Village.

Path 1Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Bigger Bombs
Shoots larger bombs, they have a larger blast area and more popping power.

$340 $400 $430 $480 200

Heavy Bombs
Heavy duty bombs can smash through 2 layers of Bloon at once.

$680 $800 $865 $960 1,000

Really Big Bombs
Huge bombs blow up Bloons in a large area.

$1,275 $1,500 $1,620 $1,800 3,000

Bloon Impact
Explosions become so violent Bloons are stunned for a short time when they are hit.

$2,720 $3,200 $3,455 $3,840 10,000

Bloon Crush
Bloon shattering explosions do massive damage and can stun MOAB-Class Bloons.

$46,750 $55,000 $59,400 $66,000 37,500
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $3,868

Tier 5: $36,593

Tier 4: $4,550

Tier 5: $43,050

Tier 4: $4,914

Tier 5: $46,494

Tier 4: $5,460

Tier 5: $51,660

N/A
Total Cost

Tier 4: $5,525

Tier 5: $52,275

Tier 4: $6,500

Tier 5: $61,500

Tier 4: $7,020

Tier 5: $66,420

Tier 4: $7,800

Tier 5: $73,800

51,700


Path 2Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Faster Reload
Reloads 20% faster.

$210 $250 $270 $300 180

Missile Launcher
Shoots missiles instead of bombs, missiles fly faster with longer range.

$340 $400 $430 $480 650

MOAB Mauler
MOAB Maulers do much more damage to MOAB-Class Bloons.

$765 $900 $970 $1,080 2,700

MOAB Assassin
Assassinate MOAB ability: Special missile flies out and does massive damage to MOAB-Class Bloons.

$2,720 $3,200 $3,455 $3,840 10,000

MOAB Eliminator
Assassinate ability does 6x damage with a shorter cooldown.

$21,250 $25,000 $27,000 $30,000 35,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $3,182

Tier 5: $18,057

Tier 4: $3,745

Tier 5: $21,245

Tier 4: $4,043

Tier 5: $22,943

Tier 4: $4,494

Tier 5: $25,494

N/A
Total Cost

Tier 4: $4,545

Tier 5: $25,795

Tier 4: $5,350

Tier 5: $30,350

Tier 4: $5,775

Tier 5: $32,775

Tier 4: $6,420

Tier 5: $36,420

48,530


Path 3Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP

Extra Range
Increases attack range.

$170 $200 $215 $240 150

Frag Bombs
Explosions throw out sharp fragments that can pop more Bloons including Black Bloons.

$255 $300 $325 $360 600

Cluster Bombs
Throws out secondary bombs instead of sharp fragments every shot.

$680 $800 $865 $960 2,500

Recursive Cluster
Every 3 shots the cluster bombs send out more cluster bombs for even more destruction.

$2,040 $2,400 $2,590 $2,880 10,000

Bomb Blitz
When a Bloon escapes, a Bomb Storm will destroy every Bloon on the screen below a ZOMG.

$29,750 $35,000 $37,800 $42,000 25,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $2,559

Tier 5: $23,384

Tier 4: $3,010

Tier 5: $27,510

Tier 4: $3,252

Tier 5: $29,712

Tier 4: $3,612

Tier 5: $33,012

N/A
Total Cost

Tier 4: $3,655

Tier 5: $33,405

Tier 4: $4,300

Tier 5: $39,300

Tier 4: $4,645

Tier 5: $42,445

Tier 4: $5,160

Tier 5: $47,160

38,250


TriviaEdit

  • In BTD5, Frag Bombs and Cluster Bombs can pop 2 layers of bloon or more than 3 layers by direct hit. In the mobile versions however, this no longer the case with Frag Bombs.
  • In BTD Battles, bomb tower shoots on open area.
  • Frag Bombs can pop black and Zebra Bloons, but cluster bombs have more popping power and can explode over a wide radius
  • In BTD4, sometimes when there is a massive amount of bloons that the Bomb Tower attacks, it will show just some parts of the explosion, only the frags from the Frag Bombs premium upgrade.
  • If the bomb misses, it won't explode.
  • The bomb tower is more effective against Black or Zebra Bloons in BTD5, because of the variety of upgrades which allow the Bomb Tower to pop those bloons.
  • The looks of the Bomb Tower has changed from Bloons TD 1 & Bloons TD 2, a long black cannon with wheels, to in Bloons TD 3 a camofluage patterned rounded tube in a fixed circle "pad" it rotates on.
  • Path 1 upgrades are best for groups of non-MOAB class bloons while path 2 upgrades are best for MOAB-Class Bloons.
  • The Bomb Tower has glitch in BTD5 Deluxe that allows it to pop black and zebra bloons even without the tier 3 Bombing Range.
  • BTD4's frag bombs premium is the only free premium in BTD4.
  • In Bloons Monkey City and BTD6, the Bomb Tower is named the Bomb Shooter.
  • This is the only tower from BTD1 to have different prices in every sequel so far. ($900 BTD1, $585 BTD2, $740 BTD3, $700 BTD4, $650 BTD5, $600 BTD6)
  • In BTD5 and BMC, the Frag Bombs, MOAB Mauler, and MOAB Assassin upgrades will affect the range, with the MOAB Mauler and MOAB Assassin slightly decreasing the range. However, the difference from these two upgrades is so minimal that it will rarely affect performance.
    • This does not apply to the mobile versions of BTD5 and BMC.
  • The missile launcher upgrade adds a hazard (black and yellow) warning to the base of the tower, possibly referring to the danger it presents to bloons.
    • The color of the base of the missile launcher changes should the player purchase the Path 1 Tier 3 and 4 upgrades. The color changes to a green base if you purchase Cluster Bombs, and a black base with green highlights if you purchase Bloon Impact.
  • According to the BMC monkey knowledge book this Bomb Shooter comes from the early 1400's because it uses roundshot (cannon balls).
  • When it shoots a bomb and then explodes without the upgrade Bigger Bombs, it makes small blasts which explode as precise circles.
  • Bomb Tower despite not being part in Bloons Adventure Time TD, however in its place was placed the C4 Charlie representing.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Bomb Shooter

  • ZOMG Glitch

    2 messages
    • Sometimes in BMC Flash the MOAB Assasin kills a complete ZOMG after 5 or 6 hits.
    • Yes, I saw that too. This is a glitch, a harmless and even useful glitch. Actually, a ZOMG can be totally popped in 4 hits in BMC flash as t...
  • What is the popping power of Missile Launcher?

    4 messages
    • Ah, thanks! This makes them ideal for bloon rushes then, or do you recommend mortar, or something else altogether?  How are mortar at bloon rushes?
    • Personally, I find x/2 Mortars and Cluster Bombs (not Missile Launcher) both ideal for bloon rushes. Cluster Bombs can pop more bloons, but ...