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Overview

The Dart Monkey is the first tower to be unlocked in Bloons TDX and is a great early-game tower. With significant upgrades, Dart Monkeys can even last in the mid-late-game, providing much-needed bloon popping power. It costs $200 to place, unless placed in the range of a Dart Ranger (R4 Dart), then it only costs $100 to place.

Upgrades

Dart Monkey
Sharp Darts
Each dart can pop 2 bloons
$160
Tier 1
Total cost: $360
Unlock the challenge for this tower by unlocking 5M (Juggernaut).

Complete the challenge to unlock 3S (Spike o Pult+).

Sharp Senses
Darts pop 4 bloons and pop camo
$180
Tier 2
Total cost: $540
Bloontonium Darts
Darts pop lead and travel further
$210
Tier 3L
Total cost: $750
Spike o Pult
Pops 20 bloons at a time
$710
Tier 3M
Total cost: $1,250
Triple Darts
Tosses 3 darts at a time
$440
Tier 3R
Total cost: $980
Spike o Pult+
Can pierce through shields
$950
Tier 3S
Total cost: $1,490
Rank 16
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Dart Gunner
Dart gun shoots faster and pops 2 layers
$750
Tier 4L
Total cost: $1,500
Rank 16
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Triple Pult
Hurls 3 spiked balls at a time
$1,600
Tier 4M
Total cost: $2,850
Rank 16
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Dart Ranger
Two handed; Dart Monkeys cost less in range
$850
Tier 4R
Total cost: $1,830
Rank 16
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Spike Assault Rifle
Shoots multiple balls at once
$3,300
Tier 4S
Total cost: $4,790
Rank 40
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Dart Tank
Send a barrage of darts towards an area
$1,800
Tier 5L
Total cost: $3,300
Rank 40
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Juggernaut
Pops 3 layers off of a crowd of bloons
$3,200
Tier 5M
Total cost: $6,050
Rank 40
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Super Mon. Fan Club
Up to 8 adjacent Dart Monkeys become transformed
$7,500
Tier 5R
Total cost: $9,330
Rank 40
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Spike Ball Minigun
Temporarily Hypersonic speed
$9,500
Tier 5S
Total cost: $14,290

Total BP.png to fully unlock: 66


Abilities

  • 5L's ability has a 21 second cooldown, and fires 5 high-powered darts (5 LP and 15 PP) in a 30 degree cone at the targeted point.
  • 5R's ability has a 40 second cooldown, and causes itself and any tier 1, 2, 3R, and 4R dart monkeys in the 8 adjacent squares fire 6x as fast for 8 seconds. Tier 0 and 3L dart monkeys, as well as other 5Rs, instead get 10 seconds of 6x firing speed. All other towers (including the other dart monkey upgrades) are unaffected.
  • 5S's ability has a 42 second cooldown, and gives it a 7x increase in firing speed for 10 seconds.

Tips

  • Can pop camo with any upgrade tier 2 or better.
  • Can pop lead with any left upgrade, 5M, 4S and 3L.
  • Can damage HTAs with any middle or stacked upgrade, L4, or L5.
  • M5 and all stacked upgrades penetrate shields.
  • M5's projectile has very high range and 75 PP, enough that it usually makes it clear off the screen.

Advantages/Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Very cheap upgrades.
  • Power in numbers.

Disadvantages

  • Ineffective late game.
  • Low popping power.
  • Weak against leads in most sitiuations.
  • Low damage.

Known Bugs

  • Sometimes, a 3S dart monkey with a hat goodie would appear as a T0 dart monkey with a hat goodie after attacking.
Towers
Dart Monkey.png Tack Shooter.png
Boomarang Thrower.png Sniper Monkey.png
Ninja Monkey.png Bomb Shooter.png
Monkey Submarine.png Charge Tower.png
Glue Gunner.png Ice Monkey.png
Monkey Buccaneer.png Monkey Engineer.png
Monkey Ace.png Bloonchipper.png
Monkey Alchemist.png Monkey Apprentice.png
Monkey Village.png Banana Tree.png
Mortar Launcher.png Dartling Gun.png
Spike Factory.png Heli Pilot.png
Plasma Monkey.png Super Monkey.png
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