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Cripple MOAB
Cripple MOAB
The Cripple MOAB upgrade picture.
Game Bloons TD 5
Tower Sniper Monkey
Unlocked at Rank 21
Path Path 1
Upgrade # Final Upgrade (4th)
Cost $10630 (Easy), $12500 (Med), $13500 (Hard), $15000 (Impoppable)
Cripple MOAB is the final upgrade in Path 1 for the Sniper Monkey. It costs $10625 on Easy, $12500 on Medium, $13500 on Hard, and $15000 on Impoppable. It allows the monkey to temporarily stun M.O.A.B. Class bloons, such as M.O.A.B.s, B.F.B.s, D.D.T.s and Z.O.M.G.s.


Main article: Cripple MOAB/Strategies


  • This is not advised to be used as a main defender, as it will not work well at all against crowds.
  • When a M.O.A.B. is popped by Cripple MOAB Sniper Monkeys, a horde of lower class bloons (red, blue, etc) will come out. This should be kept in mind when massing snipers.
  • M.O.A.B.s Usually have a horde of blue bloons
  • B.F.B.s Usually have a horde of Green bloons
  • Z.O.M.G.s usually have a horde of Yellow Bloons
  • In very rare Circumstances they might produce Higher level bloons (Pink, Zebra, Rainbows) Which happens if they take a damage (By something NOT a Cripple MOAB) before being popped by a Cripple MOAB
  • In Freeplay Mode, these work well. Using about 80 of them, each 20 set at each targetting setting, should help counteract freeplay speedup. Furthermore, it is also more effective to have a combination of snipers with and without the Faster Firing upgrade.


  • It takes 12 Cripple MOABs to pop a M.O.A.B. instantly.
  • It takes about 50 Cripple MOABs to destroy a B.F.B. instantly.
  • It takes 50 shots from 50 Cripple MOABs to destroy a whole Z.O.M.G. (Including all that come from it).
  • Cripple MOAB towers are worthless in earlier rounds because of the lack of MOAB-Class Bloons. However, with a smaller defense, the player probably wouldn't be able to upgrade it to this before round 50, when MOABs start arriving more regularly.
  • The addition to the sniper rifle at the end appears to be a barrel stabilizer.
  • This is very useful for later rounds with many M.O.A.B.s.
  • A single Cripple MOAB can immobilize a Z.O.M.G. only for half second in fast forward. More snipers will stop the Z.O.M.G. for a longer time, although it is very difficult to detain a Z.O.M.G. indefinitely.
  • Strangely, the monkey loses its scar on its left eye from the previous upgrade icon.
  • The upgrade icon for Cripple MOAB strangely depicts a B.F.B. instead.
  • This is one of the ways to stun D.D.T.s.
  • If the priority of a Cripple MOAB Sniper Monkey is set to strong, one Cripple MOAB can easily keep a MOAB, BFB and D.D.T.s at a standstill and completely eliminate its first layer.
  • The BFB in the Cripple MOAB icon appears to have its right engine on fire.
  • The monkey now looks like it is wearing camouflage.
  • This can be hid behind a 3/0 monkey village.


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