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Ballista
Ballista
Greek Siege Unit
Age AvailableGoldenAgeIcon Golden Age
Damage28
Damage TypeSiege
Attack Range37
Splash Area3
Hit Points280
Speed4.5
Sight Range39
Train Time30 s.
Trained/Built fromSiege Workshop (Greek)
Food 0 Wood 300 Gold 160 Population 5
Armor vs. ranged0.85
Bonus vs. buildings4.0 (2.5)
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The Ballista is a Greek Siege unit available in Age of Empires Online. The Ballista has a minimum range of 13, so it is a good strategy to place supporting units nearby to keep enemies outside of this radius.

Overview Edit

Ballista

Ingame Ballista

  • An ancient Greek siege engine, the Ballista lays waste to both Ranged untis and Buildings.

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HistoryEdit

The Ballista was a larger version of the gastraphetes used as a siege weapon. It was used inside siege towers or on the edge of a battlefield usually using locally gathered wood with the nonlumber parts. Under the use of Alexander the Great it began to gain the reputation of a siege weapon and the first large scale field artillery. The design was so effective a smaller more portable version, the Scorpion, was created. As ammunition they used large bolts as anit-personel and spherical stone balls to destroy lighter structures.


TipsEdit

  • The Ballista has a minimum range of 13, so it is a good strategy to place supporting units nearby to keep enemies outside of this radius.


TriviaEdit

  • The plural of ballista is not ballistas, but ballistae.

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