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There are a variety of different Projectiles in Bloons Tower Defense 5 and Bloons Tower Defense 5 Deluxe. Some of them are similar in ways, such as Darts and Spears because both are sharp. Every tower can pop everything if it's under the influence of a Monkey Intelligence Bureau.


DartsEdit

The most common projectile, used by Dart Monkey, Super Monkey, Monkey Ace, Dartling Gun, and Monkey Buccaneer. It is sharp, meaning that lead bloons and frozen bloons are immune to that, though there are some exceptions:

Spiked BallsEdit

This projectile is used by Spike-o-pult, Juggernaut and Spiked Ball Factory. It is sharp, meaning that lead and frozen bloons are immune to it. Exceptions:

  • Juggernaut's spiked balls can pop Lead Bloons, even without Splodey Darts.
  • Spiked balls from Spike Factory can pop lead and frozen bloons because the White Hot Spikes upgrade allows the Spike Factory to produce hot spikes, popping lead and frozen bloons, and because this the Spiked Ball Factory's spikes are hot.

TacksEdit

Tacks are used by Tack Shooter, Road Spikes and Spike Factory. It is sharp, meaning that lead and frozen bloons are immune to that. Exception:

Note: Road Spikes cannot pop lead or frozen bloons, even if they are in the range of a Monkey Intellingence Bureau.

Rings of FireEdit

Rings of fire are exclusive to the Ring of Fire tower. It uses fire, meaning that can pop any bloon.

BladesEdit

Blades are exclusive to the Blade Shooter. Lead and frozen bloons are immune to that.

BulletsEdit

Bullets are used by the Sniper Monkey. Bullets are sharp, meaning they can't pop lead and frozen bloons. Exceptions:

BoomerangsEdit

Boomerangs are used by the Boomerang Thrower. Boomerangs are sharp, meaning they can't pop lead and frozen bloons. Exceptions:

  • If a Boomerang Thrower has the Sonic Boom upgrade, then it can pop frozen bloons, and if it has the Red Hot 'Rangs upgrade, then it can pop lead bloons.

GlaivesEdit

Glaives are used by the Glaive Thrower. Glaives are sharp, meaning they can't pop lead and frozen bloons. Exceptions:

  • If a Glaive Thrower has the Sonic Boom upgrade, then it can pop frozen bloons, and if it has the Red Hot 'Rangs upgrade, then it can pop lead bloons.
  • Glaive Lord's glaives can pop any bloon, even without path 2 upgrades.

ShurikensEdit

Shurikens are used by the Ninja Monkey. Shurikens are sharp, meaning they can't pop lead and frozen bloons.

Flash BombsEdit

Flash bombs are exclusive to the Flash Bombs Ninja Monkey. Flash bombs explode on impact, also stunning nearby Bloons, meaning that lead and frozen bloons are vulnerable to that. It can also pop Blacks and Zebras, because they use bloontonium.

BombsEdit

Bombs are used from Bomb Tower, Cannon Ship and Spectre. They explode on impact. Black and zebra bloons are immune to that. Exceptions:

  • Using a Tier 3 Bombing Range the Bomb Tower can now pop black and zebra bloons.
  • With Bloon Impact each bomb can now pop black and zebra bloons.
  • Spectre's bombs can pop any bloon.

FragsEdit

Frags are small fragments that release a bomb from Bomb Tower with the Frag Bombs upgrade. Frags cannot pop lead or frozen bloons.

MissilesEdit

Missiles are used by Missile Launcher and Hydra Rocket Pods. They explode on impact. Black and zebra bloons are immune to that. Exceptions:

  • Using a Tier 3 Bombing Range the Missile Launcher can now pop black and zebra bloons.
  • With Bloon Impact each missile can now pop black and zebra bloons.
  • Hydra rockets can pop any bloon, even if they explode on impact.

MOAB MaulersEdit

MOAB maulers are exclusive to the MOAB Mauler and the MOAB Assassin. They explode on impact. Black and zebra bloons are immune to that. Exception:

  • The M.O.A.B. Assassin ability's missiles can pop 1 layer of the black or zebra bloons; however this only works if the black/zebra bloon is the strongest bloon on the map.

Ice ShardsEdit

Ice shards are used from the Ice Shards Ice Tower. They are sharp but can pop any bloon except for lead bloons.

GlueEdit

Glue is used by Glue Gunner. It slows down bloons, but they cannot pop bloons without the Corrosive Glue upgrade.

PineapplesEdit

Pineapples are used from the Pineapple Present Monkey Ace and the Pineapple item. They explode after 3 seconds. Black and zebra bloons are immune to that.

LasersEdit

Lasers are used by Laser Blasts, Laser Cannon, Ray of Doom, High Energy Beacon Monkey Town, Bloonsday Device and Meerkat Spy Pro. Lasers cannot pop lead bloons. Exceptions:

Plasma BallsEdit

Plasma balls are used from Plasma Blasts and Technological Terror. They can pop any bloon.

Sun RaysEdit

They are used from Sun God and Temple of the Monkey God. Sunrays can pop any bloon.

Magic OrbsEdit

Magic orbs are used from the Monkey Apprentice. They can pop any bloon.

LightningEdit

Lightning is used from the Lightning Bolt Monkey Apprentice. It can pop any bloon.

WhirlwindsEdit

They are used from the Disciple of Air. They will not pop bloons, but they blow back a fair distance. Affected bloons will lose their frozen or glued status. Lead bloons are not affected.

TornadoesEdit

Not to be confused with Tiny Tornadoes.

They are used from the Master of Air. They will pop bloons and blow back bloons. However, lead bloons are popped but not be blowed back.

FireballEdit

Not to be confused with the Dreadnought.

Fireballs are used from the Fireball Monkey Apprentice. Fireballs use fire but they also explode on impact. They can pop any bloon.

Dragon's breathEdit

Exclusive to the Disciple of Fire, this is an improved version of Fireball. It is a continuous stream of fire that can pop any bloon.

PhoenixesEdit

The phoenixes are used from the Summon Phoenix ability. It acts like a 0/3 Monkey Apprentice that flies for 20 seconds, using fire and popping any bloon.

Mortar ShellsEdit

Mortar shells are launched from the Mortar Tower. They cause an explosion. It cannot pop black or zebra bloons, unless using The Big One.

Spiked minesEdit

Spiked mines are used from the Spiked Mines Spike Factory. They explode after they lose all their spikes. They can pop any bloon, but the explosion cannot pop black or zebra bloons.

BananasEdit

Bananas are used from the Monkey Farmer Pro. They cannot pop lead or frozen bloons.

TentaclesEdit

Tentacles are used from the Activate Sea Monster! ability. They can pop any bloon type.

ThornsEdit

They are exclusive to the Bloonberry Bush. If a lead bloon touches them, all thorns from Bloonberry Bush are destroyed completely.

AcornsEdit

Acorns are exclusive to the Angry Squirrel. If it is raging, acorns can also pop lead bloons. Lead and frozen bloons are immune to that.

SnowballsEdit

Snowballs are exclusive to the Mad Snowman. They freeze bloons and pop them before freezing. White bloons are immune to that.

CoconutsEdit

Coconuts are one of the attacks exclusive to the Tribal Turtle. Coconuts can pop any bloon, unlike spears.

SpearsEdit

Spears are one of the attacks exclusive to the Tribal Turtle. Spears cannot pop lead or frozen bloons, unlike coconuts.

WatermelonsEdit

Watermelons are exclusive to the Watermelon Spitter. Watermelons cannot pop lead or frozen bloons.

BeesEdit

Bees are exclusive to the Beekeeper. Bees cannot get into lead or frozen bloons.

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