|Greek Siege Unit|
|Age Available||Golden Age|
|Train Time||30 s.|
|Trained/Built from||Siege Workshop (Greek)|
|Armor vs. ranged||0.85|
|Bonus vs. buildings||4.0 (2.5)|
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.
- An ancient Greek siege engine, the Ballista lays waste to both Ranged untis and Buildings.
Equipment Slots Edit
- Bronze Age
- Silver Age
- Golden Age
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.
- 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.
- The plural of ballista is not ballistas, but ballistae.