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Shoots a glob of glue at bloon, slowing it down. Ceramic bloons can be glued but will not be slowed by it.
~ Bloons TD 4 Description
Shoot a glob of monkey glue at a single bloon. Glued bloons move more slowly than normal.
~ Bloons TD 5 Description

Glue Gunner is a monkey tower making its first appearance in Bloons TD 4. It also appears in Bloons TD 4 Expansion and Bloons TD 5. It slows down bloons to 50% speed (40% for Glue Hose, and 30% with Glue Striker Ability) by shooting them with globs of glue. It costs $230 on Easy, $270 on Medium and $290 on Hard. The Glue Gunner can glue Ceramic Bloons but they won't be slowed by it (unless in the iOS version).

StrategiesEdit

Main article: Glue Gunner/Strategies

Bloons Tower Defense 4Edit

Easy Medium Hard

Stickier Glue
Makes glue last much longer.

$100 $120 $130

Glue Soak
Glue soaks through all layers of bloons.

$170 $200 $215

Corrosive Glue
Glue eats through bloons, dissolving them every 2 seconds.

$255 $300 $325

Glue Splatter
Affects a large area around impact, soaking up to 20 bloons at once.

$2550 $3000 $3240
Total Sell Amount $2664 $3136 $3388
Total Cost $3330 $3920 $4235

BTD4 Glue Gunners

The Glue Gunner and all of its upgrades (left to right) in Bloons Tower Defense 4.

Bloons Tower Defense 5 UpgradesEdit

Path 1 UpgradesEdit

BTD5 Glue Gunner P1 Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Glue Soak

Glue soaks through all layers of bloons.

$170 $200 $215 $240

Corrosive Glue

Makes the glue become corrosive, popping bloons every 2 seconds while glued.

$255 $300 $325 $360

Bloon Dissolver

Glue contains an extreme solvent that melts bloons. While glued, bloons will pop twice every second.

$2805 $3300 $3565 $3960

Bloon Liquefier

Pops bloons once before glueing. Contains a super strong dissolving glue that pops bloons ten times every second!

$10625 $12500 $13500 $15000
Total Sell Amount $11268 $13255 $14315 $15908 ($18136 with path 2 upgrades)
Total Cost $14085 $16500 $17820 $19885 ($22670 with path 2 upgrades)


Path 2 UpgradesEdit

BTD5 Glue Gunner P2 Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Stickier Glue

Makes glue effect last much longer.

$100 $120 $130 $145

Glue Splatter

Instead of glueing 1 bloon at a time, splatters 6 bloons at a time.

$1870 $2200 $2375 $2640

Glue Hose

Shoots glue more than x3 faster!

$2765 $3250 $3510 $3900

Glue Striker

Glue Strike Ability: Glues all bloons on screen.

$4675 $5500 $5940 $6600
Total Sell Amount $7711 $9071 $9795 $10888 ($11368 with path 1 upgrades)
Total Cost $9580 $11270 $12170 $13610 ($14210 with path 1 upgrades)


Bloons TD Battles Mobile HistoryEdit

Glue Gunner is pretty weak in Bloons TD Battles Mobile, due to lack of camo-affecting and MOAB-class-affecting capabilities. Because of this, it has been drastically buffed, especially the upgrades that involving more popping power.

3.1

Buff Glue Hose costs less ($3250 → $2200).

Buff Bloon Liquefier costs less ($12500 → $6000).

Buff Glue Striker costs less ($5500 → $4000).

3.2

Buff Glue Splatter costs less ($2200 → $1500).

Buff The Glue Projectile the Glue Gunner shoots has a larger hitbox.

4.1

Buff Glue Splatter costs less ($1500 → $900).

4.6

Buff Glue Strike costs less ($4000 → $2500).

Buff Bloon Liquefier splat radius increased by 25% and splats more (6 → 10).

TriviaEdit

  • This (along with the Ice Tower) is arguably the most useless starting tower in any game, if no upgrades are bought.
    • The tower is also pretty much worthless past round 46 when the first MOAB shows up. (Round 27 in Bloons TD Battles Mobile).
  • Glue Gunner Knowledge

    Artwork + Knowledge Book in BMC

    Most upgrades for Glue Gunner in BTD4 have two containers of glue, but in BTD5 this tower mostly has 1.
  • Although it doesn't slow down Ceramic Bloons, it can still damage them after Corrosive Glue has been bought. Bloon Dissolver destroys a whole Ceramic Bloon in less than 10 seconds, while the Bloon Liquefier can destroy a whole Ceramic Bloon in just 1.7 seconds.
    • It can still glue Ceramic Bloons, even without Corrosive Glue.
      • Even without Glue Soak, it can still glue Ceramic Bloons before it breaks, even though it has absolutely no effect.
  • Once the bloon has been glued, it cannot be glued by other glue before it is stripped. This means that, when using any of the corrosive glue upgrades, it is a good idea to wait until a new tower can be upgraded to the same level as the rest.
  • In Bloons TD 5 Mobile, when the glue gunner is upgraded to Bloon Dissolver or Bloon Liquefier, it is not wearing a gas mask (not referring to the offical art). Instead, it is still wearing safety goggles like the Corrosive Glue Gunner.
  • The monkey next to the Mortar Tower when you upgrade to Bloon Buster or The Big One wears the same clothes as a Glue Hose Glue Gunner, and the monkey next to the Dartling Gun when you upgrade to Laser Cannon wears the same clothes as a Glue Splatter Glue Gunner.
  • In Bloons Tower Defense 4, the Glue Splatter upgrade gives the monkey 2 hoses but in BTD5, this does not apply.
  • A Glue Gunner with Bloon Liquefier pops an entire Ceramic Bloon in just 1.7 seconds not 1.8 seconds because Bloon Liquefier pops bloons once before glueing.
  • The Glue Gunner is almost essential for completing the Bloontonium Lab track by placing one on each the 3 entrances, upgraded 2/1.
  • Note that, similarly to most BTD5 Path 2 Final Upgrades, there is no difference in power between Upgrades 3 and 4 except for the Special Ability.
    • This used to be true until Ninjakiwi buffed this tower to slow bloons even more with the 3rd and 4th upgrade on path 2: Glue Hose slows to 40% while Glue Striker slows to 30%.
  • Once the bloon is glued, the glue type cannot be changed until the glue is blown away.
  • In BTD4, look hard enough and you will see a tail sticking out of the glue gunner's right side. In BTD5, this has been fixed.
  • Glue Gunners without Glue Splatter are very effective when the target priority is Strong.
  • The Glue Gunner has as much range as an unupgraded Super Monkey.
  • In BTD4, glue gunners can shoot at M.O.A.Bs, but not pop them, but in BTD5, they don't shoot at them at all.
    • In Bloons Monkey City, the Bloonarius boss bloon can be targeted by the Glue Gunner but will not be affected.
  • The Bloons move extreme slowly when an Arctic Wind Ice Tower, a Sabotage Supply Lines ability, and a Glue Striker works together. All of this combined can make a Lead Bloon slower than a Z.O.M.G.
  • Path 1 upgrades improves its ability to pop bloons while Path 2 upgrades improves its ability to glue bloons.
  • Sometimes in BTD4 Corrosive Glue will not pop bloons when Fast Forward is activated.
  • In the BTD5 Deluxe tech tree, the Glue Hose image is switched with the Glue Striker image.
  • According to Bloons Monkey City, the Glue from Glue Gunners come from a plant called Sticky Sap. This plant has an ability that act the same as Glue Striker with Corrosive Glue on.
  • 1/0 and 0/1 glue gunners look the same.
  • Tier 2 upgrades make the body of the glue gunner almost completely covered. At tier 3 the face gets covered.
  • there is a bug in BTD4 where corrosive glue pop ceramic shell in one hit.
  • Due to the fact that Regen Bloons take the same time to regen as Corrosive Glue takes to damage Bloons, having Regen Bloons hit with Corrosive Glue nullifies their ability.
    • To an extent. The corrosion is slightly faster than the regenerative ability of the bloons, so a yellow Regen can be popped with just Corrosive Glue and Stickier Glue. However, using this is extremely dangerous against Blacks, Whites, Zebras and Rainbow Regens, as they split into two, and then regenerate back one step before popping again. This quickly multiplies the number of Regen Bloons on the track.
  • This is the only Tower, besides Banana Farm, that never damages MOAB Class Bloons.
    • The Ice Tower and Bloonchipper can't damage MOABs at first, but they can deal a lot of damage to them with Ice Shards and Super Wide Funnel respectively.
    • The Mortar Tower can stun MOAB-class bloons temporarily, if the Pop and Awe ability is activated from an Artillery Battery.
  • A x/0 or x/1 Glue Gunner under the influence of a x/1 Monkey Village will actually gain a pierce of 1, being able to glue one bloon, pierce it, and hit another bloon behind it. They lose this once upgraded x/2 to glue splatter. (known for BTD5 Flash only)

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