Pro Tips/Newbie Guide page 5

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Originally posted by abidik:

-ALWAYS start with a dart monkey. Upgrade to 2/3

False. Dart monkeys are a good tower to start the game, but it’s wrong to advice ALWAYS do that.

-You can get a 4/2 ninja which awesome for camo poppage.

Ninjas are good but overrated.

-3/2 cluster bomb tower is pretty good to deal with bloons.

Every tower has pros and cons. Bomb 3/2 has a great AoE but it’s not accurated and don’t have a great fire rate. Besides, bombs can’t pop black/zebra bloons (unless a 2/x bomb fragments hit them).

- Super Monkey is the easiest way to beat any difficulty.

This is kinda obvious. But you’re missing a important factor here: SM is the most powerful tower overall but is very expansive as well.

- 2/3 Robo monkey with x/2 village is the greatest 2 towers you can have.

Define greatest. SM 2/3 + village x/2 is a good combo but it’s not the greatest combination. For example, the obvious SM 2/4 + village x/2 is more powerful than SM 2/3 + village x/2.


- Don’t rush to do all these. But better for you if you got 2/3 monkey with village before round 42.

Why round 42 specifically?

- Done them all? Get a dartling gun, or upgrade village to 4/2 as they get super strong.

Or buy a dart monkey, tack, ice, glue, boomerang, whatever you want.

- If you got dartling gun upgrade it to rocket version.

False. Dartlings 3/x are better to pop MOABs/BFB/ZOMGs, and dartlings x/3 are better to pop group of bloons / ceramics.

Hope this might help to beat some maps. I’ve beaten Monkey Lane in all difficulties using this strategy

You’re a beginner player and someday you’ll notice that you’re giving bad advices here…

 
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Originally posted by abidik:

-ALWAYS start with a dart monkey. Upgrade to 2/3
-You can get a 4/2 ninja which awesome for camo poppage.
-3/2 cluster bomb tower is pretty good to deal with bloons.
- Super Monkey is the easiest way to beat any difficulty.
- 2/3 Robo monkey with x/2 village is the greatest 2 towers you can have.
- Don’t rush to do all these. But better for you if you got 2/3 monkey with village before round 42.
- Done them all? Get a dartling gun, or upgrade village to 4/2 as they get super strong.
- If you got dartling gun upgrade it to rocket version.
Hope this might help to beat some maps. I’ve beaten Monkey Lane in all difficulties using this strategy

1. Dart Monkeys are quite bad. Most towers un-upgraded are better than a fully-upgraded Dart Monkey.

2. One word to describe 4/2 Ninjas: OVERRATED. Those are really bad. Even 7 of them and a 3/2 Apprentice can’t beat the first ceramic rush or round 63.

3. 3/2 Bomb Towers aren’t actually that good, because they can’t zebras or blacks, and they have a rather slow firing
speed.

4. Everybody already knew that Super Monkeys are great. That’s why they cost MUCH more than every other tower.

5. Greatest two towers you can have: Max TOTMG and 2/4 Village.

6. Why round 42? A 2/2 Super Monkey with x/2 Village can beat round 42.

7. Fourth upgrade for path 1 of Monkey Village is near obsolete by then.

8. No. By this time, you want 3+/2 Dartling Guns more than 2/3+ Dartlings. 2/3+ Dartlings are better for crowd control, but other than that, they are awful. Use 3/2 Dartlings or, if you can, 4/2 Dartlings.

9. Just because a strategy works on Monkey Lane doesn’t mean that it’ll work on all maps. Monkey Lane is by far the easiest track in the entire game.

 
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Originally posted by myskybluecap:

-Apprentice can pop any type of bloon with the x/2 upgrade.
-Its not recommended to buy Special agents to beat a map except the Extreme one
-Actually Castle is harder than Main Street because of the 2 long path that never meet.
-If you planning to put a 3/x Ice Tower on Bloontonium lab its recommended to put it in the center of the map.
-Downstream is harder than death valley because of its multiple exit
-x/3 Sniper shots is so fast that it pops lead.
-In the lag if you have a x/4 Sniper,click on its ability and BAM!Super Supply Drop that drops cash as much as you click.

Upgrade that allows a tower to pop lead:

Dart Monkey:4/x or x/x with splodey darts
Tack Shooter:4/x
Sniper:1/x or x/3
Boomerang:4/x or x/2(Note:The Glaives that are rotating around the Glaive Lord is the only one that pop lead.I could be wrong)
Ninja:x/3
Bomb:x/x
Ice:2/x
Glue:2/x
Buccaneer:x/3 or x/x with Dreadnaught
Ace:x/1
SM:2/x
Apprentice:x/x
Village:4/x
Banana farm: -
Mortar:x/x
Dartling:x/2
Spike Factory:2/x
Engineer:3/x or x/3(Not sure) or x/x with SB level 3
Bloonchipper:2/x
Heli pilot:1/x?

You didn’t quite get the lead popping upgrades right. You said 4/0-1 Glaive Lords pop lead because their permanent glaives can pop lead, but their thrown glaives can’t. It’s actually vice versa: Glaive Lords’ thrown glaives pop lead, but their permanent glaives can only pop lead with x/2. Also, x/3 Super Monkey pops lead, and 4/x Dartling pops lead too. And Engineers can’t pop lead with x/3. And, last but not least, I don’t think the quad darts upgrade for Heli Pilot lets it pop lead.

Edit: NM, you got the Glaive Lord thing right.

 
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Towers that can pop camo+lead:

Dart Monkey-4/x OR 2/x with Splodey Darts

Tack Shooter-impossible

Sniper-1/2 OR x/3

Boomerang Thrower-4/x

Ninja Monkey-x/3

Bomb Tower-x/4 (the ability shoots the camo+lead)

Ice Tower-impossible

Glue Gunner-2/4 (the abliity glues the camo+lead)

Monkey Buccaneer-x/3 OR x/2 with dreadnaught OR x/x with dreadnaught and tier 3 specialty building

Monkey Ace-x/2 (the pineapples hit the camo+lead

Super Monkey-4/x OR 2/x with tier 3 specialty building OR x/3 with tier 3 specialty building

Monkey Apprentice-x/2

Monkey Village-4/2

Banana Farm-impossible

Mortar Tower-x/3

Dartling Gun-4/x OR x/2

Spike Factory-2/x

Hope this helps for round 59 :)

 
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If anyone is new give them the link to this. Please note its impossible to defeat this the first time with all lives.
To complete the first map follow this first guide of 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7rYq47Zrlw&feature=youtu.be
Part 2: (39-50)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haHhFhz_ukY&feature=youtu.be

 
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Medium Badge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK2q08vCTbE

 
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-Sometimes,even on easy Downstream there’s a high risk of losing many lives.
-Always test each towers upgrades if you unlocked Sandbox mode
-Watch out for Ceramic rush especially on 63 and 78.

 
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Thanks for keeping up with the advice guys. Skyrim Happens.

 
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Originally posted by XiaolinDraconis:

Skyrim Happens.

lmao

 
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Is it advisable to build banana plantations at all? I try to make 2 banks but I’m not sure if it’s cost-effective in the long run.

 
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Originally posted by XiaolinDraconis:

Thanks for keeping up with the advice guys. Skyrim Happens.

Totally valid. Haha

 
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Originally posted by luckiest21:

Is it advisable to build banana plantations at all? I try to make 2 banks but I’m not sure if it’s cost-effective in the long run.

Check out this link:
http://www.kongregate.com/forums/225-bloons-td-5/topics/305709-btd5-farm-vs-bank