This engine is a huge crossbow, which hurls arrows at enemies and buildings. Coming with its own tower, the ballista has a very long range. Arrows from the ballista cause great damage to siege engines, with little impact on buildings and units. The machine winds up and fires by itself: it requires no crew to operate.


The ballista is the main defense tool against siege equipment. They outrange every engine and they bolster a considerably high fire rate. As a result, most siege machines are destroyed after only a few hits. Their arrows are ineffective against units.

Surprisingly, ballistae can also be used to destroy buildings. This is a cheap but time-consuming process, as arrows cause very small damage on buildings.

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