The Ballista
Age Age Iron Age
Class Artillery Units Artillery Unit
Attack Attack 4
Defense Defense 3
Range Range 13
Movement Movement 6
Attack Bonuses vs. Heavy Units Heavy Unit 4
on Hills Hills 2
Defense Bonuses vs. Heavy Units Heavy Unit 4
Special Skills
Special Skills none
Requirements Tech Mathematics

MIBU Ballista Camp

Training Cost Supplies 250
Training Time Clock 2:00:00
Healing Time Clock 00:12:00


The Ballista is an Iron Age artillery unit. It is produced in the Ballista Camp.

It has an attack bonus on hills and is effective against heavy class units, such as the Legionnaire. It has improved attack range, attack value and defense value over the Bronze age Stone Thrower. However, it is vulnerable to any attack due to its low defense.


The Ballista can be used as fire support by staying behind the army. A full group of Ballistas can be used in combat against melee classes, but vulnerable if the opponent contains fast or light units, such as Mounted Warriors and Soldiers.

Against Legionnaires, Ballistas are much more effective than the Stone Thrower against the Warrior. It is a good replacement for the Stone Thrower once unlocked.


  • The attack value was reduced by one (from 5 to 4) in update 1.05.
  • The attack and defense boost against Heavy Units was raised from 2 to 4 in the 1.06 update.



Ballista in battle with a Military Drummer boost

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