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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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Purchase Information
In-Game Cost 2,500 Gold
Real Value Icn info for user popup.png $20
Exp Level Icn info for user popup.png 12
Type
Hardpoint Icn info for user popup.png Medium
Tier Icn info for user popup.png II
Ballista.png
Base Statistics Attributes
PilotRankPrivate icon.png Level 1 Energy Energy


WeaponDamage.png Damage 297 per charge Manual Manual


WeaponRange.png Range 1,100 meters Single Shot Single Shot


WeaponReload.png Reload 1-6 seconds Icn info for user popup.png Charges Charge-Up


Capacity 10 charges


Unload Instant



Introduction

The Ballista is a long-range (up to 1,100 meters) medium energy weapon. It has a light and heavy conterpart (Arbalest and Trebuchet respectively) and can be viewed as the energy counterpart to the Weber.

Strategy

The Ballista is a long-range plasma weapon and is the medium equivalent of the light weapon Arbalest and heavy weapon Trebuchet, sharing the same range, damage type, and charging mechanic. (Note the Ballista fires at 4x the rate of the Trebuchet). Just like its light and heavy counterparts, the Ballista glows when charging.

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

It is recommended to use the Ballista on large open maps such as Springfield, Canyon or Yamantau. 

The Ballista works well with Arbalests but not as efficient with the Trebuchet due to the much slower charging speed of the Trebuchet.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Energy attribute allows it to pierce energy shields
  • High accuracy due to fast projectile speed
  • 1,100 meter range allows long-range engagement and sniping
  • Quick reload
  • High damage when fully charged

Cons

  • Single projectile means shields will soak up excess damage when destroyed
  • Ineffective against physical shields
  • Poor sustained Damage Per Second
  • Ineffective at close range
  • The glow of the weapon charging makes it easy to spot

Upgrade Cost

Tier 2 Mk 1
Level Upgrade cost Upgrade time
HH:MM
1 0 00:00
2 20,000 00:10
3 40,000 01:00
4 80,000 02:00
5 400,000 08:00
6 800,000 12:00
7 1,600,000 24:00
8 3,000,000 32:00
9 6,000,000 40:00
10 10,000,000 44:00
11 16,000,000 52:00
12 26,000,000 60:00
Totals Cost Time [DD:HH:MM]
63,940,000 10:11:10
Tier 2 Mk 2
Level Upgrade cost Upgrade time
HH:MM
1 0 00:00
2 500,000 05:00
3 1,000,000 10:00
4 2,000,000 20:00
5 7,500,000 30:00
6 7,500,000 30:00
7 7,500,000 30:00
8 7,500,000 30:00
9 7,500,000 30:00
10 7,500,000 30:00
11 7,500,000 30:00
12 7,500,000 30:00
Totals Cost Time [DD:HH:MM]
63,500,000 10:11:00
  • MK2 Upgrade cost 500 Gold


Weapons data

Ballista
In the workshop WorkshopYes.png Yes or WorkshopNo.png No WorkshopNo.png Energy Energy


Manual Manual


Single Shot Single Shot


Charges Charge-Up




Particles Ammo Rate of Fire Unload Reload Shot Interval Tier Version Slot Type Trajectory
1 10 N/A instant 6 1 2 6.3 Medium Energy Straight
MK 1 MK 2
Damage per shot Damage per magazine DPS Damage per particle Damage per shot Damage per magazine DPS Damage per particle
297 2970 297 297 1 858 8580 858 858
330 3300 330 330 2 873 8730 873 873
374 3740 374 374 3 888 8880 888 888
407 4070 407 407 4 903 9030 903 903
451 4510 451 451 5 918 9180 918 918
484 4840 484 484 6 933 9330 933 933
539 5390 539 539 7 948 9480 948 948
594 5940 594 594 8 963 9630 963 963
649 6490 649 649 9 978 9780 978 978
715 7150 715 715 10 993 9930 993 933
781 7810 781 781 11 1008 10080 1008 1008
858 8580 858 858 12 1023 10230 1023 1023


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Update History

Version Changes
6.3.0 Damage per charge ↑ 10%
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
4.5.0 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)
4.3.0 Reload time decreased from 10 seconds → 5 seconds
Damage decreased by 22%
4.0.0 Total Upgrade Cost: 105,125,000 Ag⟶96,120,000 Ag
Total Upgrade Time: 29 days 16 hours⟶29 days 15 hours 30 minutes
3.8.0 Weapon was added to the game

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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.

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