Ballista sentry summons

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Ballista sentry summons
  • Ballista Rod.png Ballista Cane.png Ballista Staff.png
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeSummon Weapon
Use time29 Average
Velocity1
TooltipA slow but high damage tower that shoots piercing bolts
Use 10 Etherian Mana to summon more than one
Summons Sentry
Ballista

Ballista.png   Ballista 2.png

Ballista 3.png

The Ballista Rod, Cane, and Staff are special sentry summon weapons that summon a Ballista sentry minion at the point clicked. Each Ballista sentry is a large automated crossbow device on the ground that fires piercing spears at approaching enemies. The Rod is sold by the Tavernkeep for 5 Defender Medals, the Cane for 25, and the Staff for 100.

The Rod is always available. The Cane becomes available after defeating one Mechanical Boss, and the Staff becomes available after defeating Golem. The three different versions cause an identical effect, but with varying statistics, with the Staff being the most expensive and the most powerful.

These weapons can only be used outside of the Old One's Army event after the event has been successfully completed. Completing the event on any difficulty allows Rods, Canes, and Staves alike to be used outside of the event, and sets a hidden attribute for both the world it was completed on and the character who completed it. Any characters, including newly made ones, who visit that world may then use Rods, Canes, and Staves on any world. The character who completed the event may also use Rods, Canes, and Staves on any world.

During the Old One's Army event, Etherian Mana can be collected, which allows the placement of multiple Ballistas that remain permanently until the event is over. Etherian Mana cannot be used outside the event.

Its best Modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier presents a wider array of stat bonuses, but most of these apply to the initial summoning, and not to the resulting Ballista. Additionally, Minions cannot deal critical hits. The only significant advantage the Mythical modifier has over Ruthless is in knockback.

Ballista sentries are boosted by the Squire armor and Valhalla Knight armor set bonuses, which grant Ballista Panic! when the player takes damage. Ballista Panic! doubles the fire rate of Ballista sentries for 3 seconds after taking damage.

Right clicking an enemy or near the enemy will make the Ballista Sentry target that enemy. When targeted, the enemy will have a purple glow around it. The purple glow will be caused even if the sentry is not summoned

Tiers[edit | edit source]

Ballista RodTier 1
  • Ballista Rod item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeSummon Weapon
Damage27 Summon
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Mana5
Use time29 Average
Velocity1
TooltipA slow but high damage tower that shoots piercing bolts
Use 10 Etherian Mana to summon more than one
RarityRarity Level: 3
Buy / Sell5 Defender Medal / 1 Gold Coin
Ballista CaneTier 2
  • Ballista Cane item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeSummon Weapon
Damage67 Summon
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Mana10
Use time29 Average
Velocity1
TooltipA slow but high damage tower that shoots piercing bolts
Use 10 Etherian Mana to summon more than one
RarityRarity Level: 5
Buy / Sell25 Defender Medal / 5 Gold Coin
Ballista StaffTier 3
  • Ballista Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeSummon Weapon
Damage140 Summon
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Mana15
Use time29 Average
Velocity1
TooltipA slow but high damage tower that shoots piercing bolts
Use 10 Etherian Mana to summon more than one
RarityRarity Level: 8
Buy / Sell100 Defender Medal / 20 Gold Coin

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Since the Ballista fires as soon as it is summoned, it can be made to rapidly fire via re-summoning it repeatedly while outside of the Old One's Army Event.
  • Despite piercing it doesn't add invincibility frames.

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