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The Ballista
  • The Ballista.png
Auto-use
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Statistics
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage99 Ranged
Knockback8 (Very Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 Fast
Velocity20
TooltipConverts wooden arrows into greatarrows that crush enemy armor and break into shards on death
Inflicts DebuffArmor CrunchArmor Crunch
100% chance

Debuff duration3 seconds (Arrow)
1 second (Fossil shard)
Debuff tooltipYour armor is shredded
RarityRarity Level: 8
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Projectiles created
Ballista Great Arrow
Ballista Great Arrow
Fossil Shard
Fossil Shard

The Ballista is a craftable Hardmode bow that auto-fires. It converts Wooden Arrows into special arrows that 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[]

Recipe[]

Crafting Station
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s)Amount
MarrowMarrow1
Forbidden FragmentForbidden Fragment1
EctoplasmEctoplasm10
Result
The BallistaThe Ballista1

Used in[]

Notes[]

  • 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.
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