Locker level 4
Favorite target Anything
Attacks ground yes
Attacks air yes
Special ability Rockets

" D.A.V.E only listens to his master and has a habit of completely destroying bases. "

General information

Dave old

Original D.A.V.E Design.

D.A.V.E. is the strongest non-champion monster in the game. Unfortunately it is also the second-most expensive monster and the slowest hatching monster in the game. However, they make up for the cost and time with their power. It is also one of the few monsters that can set off a Heavy Trap. It is the final monster you need to unlock in the Monster Locker, and costs the most Putty to unlock.


D.A.V.E Rockets!

D.A.V.E.'s special ability, Rockets

D.A.V.E.'s ability is called Rockets. It allows D.A.V.E. to shoot 2 rockets, giving him ranged attacks that are capable of attacking buildings from a distance and hitting flying monsters. Each rocket does 50% of D.A.V.E.'s normal damage (for example, a level 2 D.A.V.E. deals 1500 damage so each rocket he shoots deals 750). At level 2, Rockets have more range than Laser Towers, meaning that D.A.V.E can destroy them without taking any damage (excluding Laser Towers with Outpost tower range bonuses). At level 3, Rockets can even beat the range of a Cannon Tower (level 1-6) provided it has no boost due to outpost height (25m altitude Outposts and Main Yards for example).


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6
Movement speed 0.80 kph 0.85 kph 0.90 kph 1.00 kph 1.10 kph 1.20 kph
Health 8,000 9,100 10,000 12,000 16,500 21,000
Damage 1,500 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,800 1,900
Goo cost 150,000 225,000 337,500 440,000 600,000 800,000
Goo cost (Map Room 3) 450,000 675,000 1,012,500 1,320,000 1,800,000 2,400,000
Housing space 160 160 160 160 160 160
Production time 1h 1h 1h 1h 1h 1h
Production time (Map Room 3) 3h 3h 3h 3h 3h 3h
Upgrade cost (putty) 8,192,000 8,192,000 10,000,000 12,200,000 19,200,000 28,000,000
Upgrade time 3d 2d 3d 4d 6d 8d
Attack to housing ratio 9.375 9.375 10 10.625 11.25 11.875
Health to housing ratio 50 56.875 62.5 75 103.125 131.25


  • D.A.V.E.'s rockets used to be an orange-yellow like balls of fire (like the ones Teratorn shoots), but now they have their own dedicated rocket sprite. It seemed similar to the ones used at Battle Pirates, one of KIXEYE's games.
  • It's named after the creator of the game, David Scott. Otherwise, D.A.V.E. can stand for many other things, such as 'Destroy All Visible Enemies', 'Destructive Armored Valuable Entity', 'Dangerous And Very Expensive', 'Destroys Anything Very Efficiently', "Destructive And Very Evil" etc.
  • D.A.V.E. is the sixth highest damaging monster (excluding champions), behind Eye-ra, Balthazar (against monsters), Sabnox (against towers), King Wormzer, and Project X.
  • D.A.V.E. was originally fed to Gorgo but due to complaints about the goo cost, he is now safe from feeding.
  • D.A.V.E., level 3+ Crabatrons, Grokus and King Wormzer are the only monsters (excluding champions) that can survive an Eye-ra attack (provided that the Eye-ra is not maxed out, or level 2 for Crabatron, Grokus can survive level 2 but it needs to be level 2 itself and King Wormzer can survive level 3 Eye-ras if its maxed out).
  • Because of his armor and in-game sprite, D.A.V.E. is usually mistaken as a robot.
  • This now has a club named after it, called D.A.V.E. Club.
    • This club gives you 1,000 free shiny monthly, solid gold D.A.V.E.'s(upon your choice), a giant golden D.A.V.E. Statue, overworld tile customization, Inferno monsters and an increased queue in the HCC, and 8 additional Yard Planner 2 save slots.
    • D.A.V.E. is often used as the Backyard Monsters 'mascot'. He appears in its logo, clothing, and even has his own Facebook page.
  • In the early days of Backyard Monsters D.A.V.E was called "The Bear." It also had its description changed after beta ended,the previous description sounding like a rap.
  • D.A.V.E.'s pathing changes everytime you levelup his "Rockets" ability.
  • There are two colors for D.A.V.E., gold and the original color.To get D.A.V.E.s in gold, you need to subscribe to D.A.V.E. Club.
  • D.A.V.E. along with Bolt are the only monsters that had their in-game sprite change after their artwork has changed.
  • If paired with Fomor and Zafreeti, D.A.V.Es can be used as a one-man army.
  • (bug) In map room 3, bunkered D.A.V.E.s can sometimes fire invisible rockets.
  • Health for Level 2 D.A.V.E. is OVER 9,000!
  • DAVEs will now only melee attack Rocket DAVEs that are in melee range.
  • D.A.V.E. has a Clash of Clans counterpart: P.E.K.K.A



D.A.V.E and Zafreeti (UNSTOPPABLE)

This player brings the hammer down on the enemy with a patient, strategic attack.


Moved to D.A.V.E./tips

Locker Level 1 Monsters
40px-Pokey Pokey Octo-ooze Octo-ooze Bolt Bolt Fink Fink
Locker Level 2 Monsters
Ichi Ichi Eye-ra Eye-ra Bandito Bandito FangFang VorgVorg
Locker Level 3 Monsters
Brain Brain Slimeattikus Slimeattikus Crabatron Crabatron Project X Project X Zafreeti Zafreeti
Locker Level 4 Monsters
Teratorn Teratorn Wormzer Wormzer D.A.V.E. D.A.V.E.

Earned Monsters

Strongbox Level 1 Monsters
Spurtz Spurtz Zagnoid Zagnoid
Strongbox Level 2 Monsters
Valgos Valgos Malphus Malphus
Strongbox Level 3 Monsters
Balthazar Balthazar Grokus Grokus Sabnox Sabnox
Strongbox Level 4 Monsters
King Wormzer King Wormzer

Champion Monsters
Drull 6 Drull Gorgo 6 Gorgo Fomor 6 Fomor Korath 6 Korath Krallen sprite1 Krallen