|Type||Weapon – Crafting material|
|Knockback||8 (Very Strong)|
|Use time||22 Average|
|Tooltip||Converts wooden arrows into greatarrows that crush enemy armor and break into shards|
|Inflicts Debuff||Armor Crunch|
|Debuff duration||3 seconds (Arrow)|
1 second (Fossil shard)
|Debuff tooltip||Your armor is shredded|
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 25% 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.
- Astrum Aureus takes only 65% damage from The Ballista's greatarrows.
- 2.0.2.002: Nerfed damage from 120 to 108.
- Buffed damage from 99 to 120.
- Decreased amount of shards spawned on death from 6 to 3, but buffed damage from 20% base damage to 25%.
- The arrow now grants 10 local immunity frames instead of 12 global immunity frames.
- Decreased sell price from 16 to 12 .
- 1.5.1.001: Converted arrow now inflicts Armor Crunch for 3 seconds instead of 6.
- Buffed damage from 90 to 99.
- Now only converts Wooden Arrows.
- Nerfed damage from 125 to 90 and use time from 20 to 22.
- Fossil shards now deal 20% base damage instead of 75%.
- 220.127.116.11: Resprited shard and arrow projectiles.
- Nerfed damage from 145 to 125.
- Arrow now pierces 2 times instead of 3.
- Fixed unique arrows not being affected by the Archery Potion.
- 18.104.22.168: Projectiles now make sounds upon hitting blocks.
- 22.214.171.124: Arrows now have afterimages.
- 126.96.36.199: Added a tooltip.
- 188.8.131.52: Resprited.
- Buffed damage from 95 to 145.
- Arrow now sets NPC immunity frames to 12 instead of 6.
- 1.3.3.001: Buffed damage from 90 to 95.
- 184.108.40.206: Nerfed damage from 110 to 90.
- 1.2.1.007: Resprited.
- 220.127.116.111: Removed tooltip "Converts all arrows fired into ballista great arrows. Ballista great arrows are powerful enough to shatter even the toughest armor".
- 18.104.22.1681: Special arrow now sets NPC immunity frames to 6.
- 22.214.171.124: Resprited arrows.
- 1.1.5.0948: Introduced.