Glaive Riccochet is the 3rd upgrade of path 1 for

A Boomerang Thrower with the Glave Riccochet

the Boomerang Thrower in Bloons Tower Defense 5. It costs $1275 on Easy, $1500 on Medium, $1620 on Hard and $1800 on Impoppable. It allows the Boomerang Thrower to throw a glaive that bounces from bloon to bloon as long as there is one close by. This means that the glaive will continue and pop up to 100 (101 if the first bloon popped is a Red Bloon; 40 in Bloons Monkey City) bloons along the path similarly to a homing Spike-O-Pult, albeit with much more popping power. However, this does not mean that the glaive will continuously ricochet between two bloons as the glaive will not attack bloons it has already popped.

The tower turns purple and gets a blue X on his back, just like the X on the Glaive Thrower. This upgrade is good when there are lots of bloons in a crowd.



  • This upgrade previously cost $935 on Easy, $1100 on Medium and $1190 on Hard.
  • Before an update, it could pop up to 10,000 bloons at once.
    • In Bloons Monkey City, it can now only pop 40 bloons, however the price has been lowered to $1400.
  • The first bloon hit by the glaive will get two of its layers popped.
  • In the iOS version, if the tower is not upgraded with Red Hot 'Rangs, it will make no sound when it tries to hit Lead Bloons. This also occurs with Glaive Lord.
  • When combined with a Bloonchipper it can decimate all bloons inside.
  • Although it cannot be easily seen, the glaives from Glaive Riccochet can bounce off M.O.A.B-Class Bloons; it is easier to see when the blimps are first damaged by the glaive if the Premium Upgrade Big Bloon Sabotage is active.
  • In the Mobile Versions, the Glaive Riccochet can duplicate its projectile if placed in the range of a Monkey Fort. This way, the monkey can have 2 glaives per shot, and up to 4 if the player activates M.I.B. Call To Arms in time.
    • In Bloons Monkey City Mobile, if the player gets the Enchanted Boomerang item, it will act like it is influenced by the Monkey Fort. If combined, it can throw 3 glaives, and up to 5 with M.I.B. Call To Arms active.
      • However, in BMC Mobile, it has been nerfed and does not "duplicate" anymore.
    • In Bloons TD Battles Mobile, this bug has been fixed since Version 4.3.1.

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