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"Ninja" redirects here. For other uses, see Ninja (disambiguation).
Stealthy tower that can see Camo Bloons and throws sharp shurikens rapidly
~ Official tower description
Gotta love all things ninja.
~ Bloons TD 5's Big Bloon Sabotage Description
Stealthy and fast Monkey that throws bladed shurikens to pop the Bloons. Can target Camo Bloons.
~ Bloons Tower Defense 6 description

Ninja Monkey is a relatively fast, moderately damaging, Camo detecting monkey tower that can be downright fatal to many bloons if used correctly. It made its debut in Bloons TD 5 and makes appearances in Bloons TD 5 Deluxe and other portable versions of Bloons TD 5. It also is in Bloons Monkey City and Bloons TD Battles. In BTD5, its Specialty Building is named the Ninja Academy, and in BMC, it has an upgrade building that is named the Ninja Dojo.

A 0/0 Ninja Monkey may be worth its cost, acting like a 1/1 Dart Monkey except it fires slightly faster and is a little more expensive than it as well as providing cheap Camo detection. On its own, Lead popping power can be quite a nuisance to get up early as the x/3, the only upgrade that allows the Ninja Monkey to pop leads, costs a hefty $2750 on medium. It is good to have a 0/1 Bomb Tower or a Monkey Apprentice which costs less and works very well with Ninjas. As for the last few upgrades on either path, they both help the Ninja stall bloons for other towers to pop them. A 4/2 Ninja has a very large distraction chance (Though still not 100%) and a 2/4 Ninja has its ability to slow down bloons, a flash bomb to stun bloons as well as the usual Distraction upgrade to send bloons back to the start.

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Path 1Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Ninja Discipline
Increases attack range and attack speed.

$255 $300 $325 $360

Sharp Shurikens
Shurikens can pop 4 bloons each.

$295 $350 $380 $420

Double Shot
Extreme Ninja skill enables him to throw 2 shurikens at once.

$720 $850 $920 $1020

Bloonjitsu
The art of bloonjitsu allows Ninjas to throw 5 deadly shurikens at once!

$2335 $2750 $2970 $3300
Total Sell Amount $3304 $3880 $4192 $4560 ($5136 with path 2 upgrades)
Total Cost $4115 $4850 $5245 $5700 ($6420 with path 2 upgrades)


Path 2Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable

Seeking Shuriken
Infuses bloon hatred into the weapons themselves - they will seek out and pop bloons automatically.

$210 $250 $270 $300

Distraction
Some bloons struck by the Ninja's weapons will become distracted and move the wrong way temporarily.

$295 $350 $380 $420

Flash Bomb
Sometimes throws a flash bomb that stuns bloons in a large radius.

$2335 $2750 $2970 $3300

Sabotage Supply Lines

Sabotage Supply Lines Ability: Sabotage the bloons supply lines for 15 seconds. During the sabotage, all bloons are crippled to half speed.

$2380 $2800 $3025 $3360
Total Sell Amount $4516

($4956 with path 1 upgrades)

$5320

($5840 with path 1 upgrades)

$5748

($6312 with path 1 upgrades)

$6384 ($7008 with path 1 upgrades)
Total Cost $5645

($6195 with path 1 upgrades

$6650

($7300 with path 1 upgrades)

$7185

($7890 with path 1 upgrades)

$7980 ($8760 with path 1 upgrades)


StrategiesEdit

Main article: Ninja Monkey/Strategies

Differences Between BTD5 Flash and BTD5 MobileEdit

Buff Flash Bomb has more contact area, as the stun grenade instead appears as a Bigger Blasts bomb.

Nerf After the Sabotage Supply Lines ability wears off, the affected bloons will recover and once again move at full speed.

Nerf Shuriken hitbox is smaller.

Nerf Seeking Shuriken homing targetting area decreased, making shurikens less able to detect backwards targets.

Nerf Shadow Double Ability (from Ninja Academy Specialty Building) now only creates a 0/0 regardless of upgrades of any Ninja.

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)Edit

The Ninja Monkey is a pretty popular tower. With its versatility, it is able to counter most early-game bloons pretty well, as well as being all-round Camo-detectors. In particular, the Sabotage Supply Lines ability is still popular among the late-game, where sent MOAB-class bloons can be a pain for many towers, where slowing them would be of great help. On the other side, Bloonjitsu is a very popular all-round popper (except Leads of course), and spamming them can often defeat most bloon rushes.

Popular strategies for the Ninja Monkey include the Ninja-Mortar strategy, the Ninja-Bomb strategy, the Ninja-Apprentice (this one is especially so among newer players), and Ninja-Boomerang strategy. The most powerful combination currently is the Ninja-Mortar, which can become almost unstoppable until Round 18 if played correctly, while also being a good counter to the COBRA.

The Ninja in general is overall nerfed in terms of cost, with Sabotage Supply Lines becoming directly more expensive than in other games. (The overall cost to get a 4/x Ninja used to be cheaper compared to BTD5 but after 4.9 it's now the same.)

Initial release

Buff Purchasing Double Shot no longer decreases the attack speed for the tower (unlike BTDB Flash).

Buff Sabotage Supply Lines slows all bloons on screen as opposed to just the newly spawned ones.

Version 3.1

Nerf Sabotage Supply Lines price increased ($2800 → $4000).

Nerf Distraction price increased ($350 → $500).

Version 3.9

Nerf Sabotage Supply Lines price increased ($4000 → $5000).

Version 4.3

Buff Distraction price decreased ($500 → $400).

Buff Double Shot price decreased ($850 → $550).

Buff Sharp Shurikens price decreased ($350 → $250).

Version 4.6

Nerf Double Shot price increased ($550 → $700).

Version 4.9

Nerf Bloonjitsu price increased ($2750 → $3000).

Nerf Flash Bombs no longer duplicate when the Ninja Monkey is under the influence of a Monkey Fort.




Bloons Tower Defense 6
Edit

The Ninja Monkey makes a return in BTD6, and it attacks similarly to how it did in BTD5. It pops two bloons per shot at a speed faster than the unupgraded Dart Monkey, as well as always detecting Camo regardless of upgrades. Compared to BTD5, the Ninja Monkey now also can be upgraded to various upgrades that specifically remove Camo status from bloons, upgrades that enhance other Ninjas in its radius, and upgrades specifically damage MOAB-class bloons heavily. It can be upgraded to be Anti-Moab, to be able to unleash a river of deadly shurikens or be able to heavily reduce the impact of incoming bloons.

The Ninja Monkey is classed as a Magic Category Tower.


Path 1Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP Icon Artwork

Ninja Discipline

Increases attack range and attack speed.

$255 $300 $325 $360 150

Sharp Shurikens

Shurikens can pop 4 Bloons each.

$295 $350 $380 $420 550

Double Shot

Throws 2 shurikens at once.

$620 $750 $820 $920 2,000

Bloonjitsu

Throws 5 shurikens at once!

$2,335 $2,750 $2,970 $3,300 16,000

Grandmaster Ninja

Throws incredibly fast, 8 shurikens per shot!

$29,750 $35,000 $37,800 $42,000 50,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $2,573

Tier 5: $23,398

Tier 4: $3,255

Tier 5: $27,755

Tier 4: $3,525

Tier 5: $29,985

Tier 4: $3,920

Tier 5: $33,320

N/A
Total Cost

Tier 4: $3,675

Tier 5: $33,425

Tier 4: $4,650

Tier 5: $39,650

Tier 4: $5,035

Tier 5: $42,835

Tier 4: $5,600

Tier 5: $47,600

68,700


Path 2Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP Icon Artwork

Distraction
Some Bloons will become distracted and move backwards.

$295 $350 $380 $420 200

Counter-Espionage
Shurikens strip Camo from Bloons they hit.

$425 $500 $540 $600 600

Shinobi Tactics
Increases attack speed of all ninjas nearby - more Shinobi means more attack speed.

$765 $900 $970 $1,080 2,000

Bloon Sabotage
Sabotage ability: Lasts 15 seconds. During the sabotage, all Bloons move at half speed.

$3,400 $4,000 $4,320 $4,800 14,000

Grand Saboteur
Ability duration is longer, and MOAB-Class Bloons spawn with less health during the sabotage.

$18,700 $22,000 $23,760 $26,400 35,000
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $3,717

Tier 5: $16,807

Tier 4: $4,375

Tier 5: $19,775

Tier 4: $4,725

Tier 5: $21,357

Tier 4: $5,180

Tier 5: $23,730

N/A
Total Cost

Tier 4: $5,310

Tier 5: $24,010

Tier 4: $6,250

Tier 5: $28,250

Tier 4: $6,750

Tier 5: $30,510

Tier 4: $7,400

Tier 5: $33,900

51,800


Path 3Edit

Easy Medium Hard Impoppable Unlock XP Icon Artwork

Seeking Shuriken
Shurikens will seek out and pop Bloons automatically.

$210 $250 $270 $300 140

Caltrops
Throws out spiked caltrops onto the track nearby.

$340 $400 $430 $480 500

Flash Bomb
Throws a flash bomb that stuns multiple Bloons.

$2,335 $2,750 $2,970 $3,300 2,500

Sticky Bomb
Throws powerful timed charges at MOAB-Class Bloons.

$3,825 $4,500 $4,860 $5,400 15,500

Master Bomber
One Monkey MOAB demolition Machine.

$51,000 $60,000 $64,800 $72,000 37,500
Total Sell Amount

Tier 4: $4,995 Tier 5: $40,695

Tier 4: $5,880

Tier 5: $47,880

Tier 4: $6,349

Tier 5: $51,709

Tier 4: $7,056

Tier 5: $57,456

N/A
Total Cost

Tier 4: $7,135

Tier 5: $58,135

Tier 4: $8,400

Tier 5: $68,400

Tier 4: $9,070

Tier 5: $73,870

Tier 4: $10,080

Tier 5: $82,080

56,140


TriviaEdit

  • The Ninja Monkey with x/3 throws a stun grenade on every fourth throw.
  • Ninja Monkey is the only tower that has two skins for 2/2 upgrades; white and purple and black and blue. But in sandbox there is a glitch where 2/2 only only shows up as black and blue.
  • When using a 4/x Monkey Village next to a Ninja with Shadow Double Ability reduces the time from 24 seconds to 19 seconds.
  • Both 4/2 and 2/4 Ninjas are in the same stance in the bottom left corner and both have a red belt.
  • There was a glitch when you put a 2/2 Ninja Monkey and put 1/0 Monkey Village on it the ninja will change its color from purple and white to blue and black.
  • There is a glitch where the range slightly increases upgraded from 2/1 to 2/2, but if you upgrade the tower it will decrease slightly.
  • The Ninja Monkey is one of three Bloons TD 5 towers that can detect Camo Bloons without support, the others being the Dartling Gun and Spike Factory.
  • The Ninja Monkey is the only tower non-exclusive Bloons TD 5 tower that can have 2 abilities (Sabotage Supply Lines and Shadow Double Ability from Ninja Academy).
  • If the Ninja Monkey has Seeking Shuriken, it can throw like a Glaive Riccochet, albeit with fewer pops and a different attacking style.
  • Two Bloonjitsus placed on the sockets of power in The Crucible can complete the entire mission.
  • Path 1 upgrades give the Ninja Monkey a lighter color while Path 2 upgrades give it a darker color.
  • It is possible to complete Monkey Lane or Park Path on Easy with only this tower.
  • A single Ninja Monkey by itself can last about 25 rounds without any bloons leaking on most tracks.
    • If very lucky, a 4/2 Ninja Monkey with support for Lead Bloons can survive 45 rounds without any bloons leaking in a short track.
  • This, along with the Monkey Ace, are the only monkeys whose sideburns are not visible.
  • Flash Bomb, along with Glaive Riccochet, are one of the best "Monkey pairs" possible.
  • In BTD5, Flash Bomb is the only upgrade that allows the Ninja Monkey to pop Lead. This is not recommended due to its cost, unless it's the only way to pop Camo Leads.
  • The Ninja Monkey during game play, throws shurikens with only one hand. With Bloonjitsu it throws 5 shurikens with a single hand.
  • The Bloonjitsu ninja has no red headband on BTD5 Mobile and steam.
  • The Ninja Monkey in monkey team event wears a red shirt and a red headband. (No ninja clothing)
  • In Bloons TD 6, this monkey is one out of the two towers in the game to pop Camo Bloons without any upgrades, the other being the Spike Factory.

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