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The Ballista

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The Ballista
  • The Ballista.png
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TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage90 Ranged
Knockback8 (Very Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 Fast
TooltipShoots greatarrows that crush enemy armor and break into shards on death
Inflicts DebuffArmor CrunchArmor Crunch
100% chance

Debuff duration6 seconds (Arrow)
1 second (Fossil shard)
Debuff tooltipYour armor is shredded
RarityRarity Level: 8
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The Ballista is a craftable Hardmode bow that auto-fires. The arrows can pierce one enemy and shatter into fossil shards upon hitting a second, as well as upon hitting solid blocks. Fossil shards deal 20% of the weapon's base damage. All projectiles will inflict the Armor Crunch debuff.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil /
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Marrow Marrow 1
Forbidden Fragment Forbidden Fragment 1
Ectoplasm Ectoplasm 10
The Ballista.png The Ballista 1

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Heavenly Gale AlluvionAlluvion Draedon's ForgeDraedon's Forge
Astreal DefeatAstreal Defeat
Clockwork BowClockwork Bow
Planetary AnnihilationPlanetary Annihilation
The BallistaThe Ballista
Auric Tesla BarAuric Tesla Bar (4)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Magic Quiver increases the damage of the arrows shot by The Ballista, but doesn't increase the speed.
  • The Ballista nets massive damage output against large ground-based enemies such as Astrum Aureus when fired at from above, due to both the arrows and the shrapnel all hitting the target.