|Type||Weapon – Crafting material|
|Knockback||8 (Very Strong)|
|Use time||22 Fast|
|Tooltip||Shoots greatarrows that crush enemy armor and break into shards on death|
|Inflicts Debuff||Armor Crunch|
|Debuff duration||6 seconds (Arrow)|
1 second (Fossil shard)
|Debuff tooltip||Your armor is shredded|
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.
- 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.