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…Long range weapon of medium power with a charge-up system: the longer you charge the weapon, the more powerful its shot. Effective only with precise aiming… – in-game description


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Introduction

The Ballista is a long-range (up to 1,100 meters) medium energy weapon.

Strategy

This long-range plasma weapon is the medium equivalent of the light Arbalest and heavy Trebuchet, sharing the same range, damage type, and charging mechanic. It does, however, almost fire at 4x the rate of the Trebuchet. Even though it fires more often, each fully charged shot deals less damage than the Trebuchet. Also, like its equivalents, it glows, serving as a deterrent to enemies.

The Ballista is able to bypass Ancile shields, allowing it to be a threat to enemies such as the Carnage, Haechi, and the Fujin, from a safe distance.

Using this weapon on large open maps such as Springfield or Yamantau is recommended, as this weapon performs poorly in close combat situations.

This weapon works perfectly with Arbalests, but struggles to work optimally with the Trebuchet, due to the much slower charging speed of the Trebuchet.

Mark I Statistics

For equipment purchased before Update 4.0, upgrade times can be found here.

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle DPS Rapid Cycle
Damage
Rapid
Cycle DPS
1 2,500 Au 270 2700 450 270

270

Upgrade Information

Level Cost(Ag) Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle DPS Rapid Cycle
Damage
Rapid
Cycle DPS
2 20,000 10 minutes 300 3000 500 300 300
3 40,000 1 hour 340 3400 567 340 340
4 80,000 2 hours 370 3700 617 370 370
5 400,000 8 hours 410 4100 683 410 410
6 800,000 12 hours 440 4400 733 440 440
7 1,600,000 1 day 490 4900 817 490 490
8 3,000,000 1 day 8 hours 540 5400 900 540 540
9 6,000,000 1 day 16 hours 590 5900 983 590 590
10 10,000,000 1 day 20 hours 650 6500 1083 650 650
11 16,000,000 2 days 4 hours 710 7100 1183 710 710
12 26,000,000 2 days 12 hours 780 7800 1300 780 780
Cost Time
Totals 63,940,000 11 days 11 hours 10 minutes


  • The damage column shows the damage of each individual charge (out of 10 charges)

Mark II Statistics

Purchase Information

Purchase
Level
Purchase
Cost
Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle DPS Rapid Cycle
Damage
Rapid
Cycle DPS
1 500 Au 330 3300 550 330

330

Note: Level 12 Mark I is required to upgrade (purchase) to Mark II.

Upgrade Information

Level Cost(Ag) Time Damage Cycle
Damage
Cycle DPS Rapid Cycle
Damage
Rapid
Cycle DPS
2 20,000 10 minutes 365 3650 608 365 365
3 40,000 1 hour 400 4000 667 400 400
4 80,000 2 hours 440 4400 733 440 440
5 400,000 8 hours 490 4900 817 490 490
6 800,000 12 hours 530 5300 883 530 530
7 1,600,000 1 day 590 5900 983 590 590
8 3,000,000 1 day 8 hours 650 6500 1083 650 650
9 6,000,000 1 day 16 hours 710 7100 1183 710 710
10 10,000,000 1 day 20 hours 780 7800 1300 780 780
11 16,000,000 2 days 4 hours 850 8500 1417 850 850
12 26,000,000 2 days 12 hours 940 9400 1567 940 940
Cost Time
Totals 63,940,000 11 days 11 hours 10 minutes


  • The damage column shows the damage of each individual charge (out of 10 charges)

Update History

Version Changes
4.8.0 Total Upgrade Time: 14 days 3 hours 10 minutes⟶11 days 11 hours 10 minutes
4.7.0 Total Upgrade Time: 17 days 3 hours 22 minutes⟶14 days 3 hours 10 minutes
4.5 Economy Changes:
Total Upgrade Cost: 96,120,000 Ag⟶63,940,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 29 days 15 hours 30 minutes⟶17 days 3 hours 22 minutes
Now available for 2,500 gold (can no longer be produced via Workshop 2.0)
4.3 Reload time decreased from 10 sec. → 5 sec
Damage decreased by 22%
4.0 Economy Changes (July 5):
Total Upgrade Cost: 105,125,000 Ag⟶96,120,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 29 days 16 hours⟶29 days 15 hours 30 minutes
3.8 Weapon was added to the game


Poll

What balance change does the Ballista need after the 4.3 balance update?
 
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The poll was created at 10:28 on November 3, 2018, and so far 113 people voted.


Trivia

  • A ballista was a missile weapon used in ancient warfare, it was able to launch large projectiles at distant targets.
  • This medium weapon has the most range of its hardpoint type, with a range of 1,100 meters.
  • Click here for 3D model of this weapon
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