Ballista

BALLISTA

Ballista blasts enemies with single-bursts of Plasma

Arbalest and Trebuchet finally meet the middle-brother of rechargeable Plasma, Ballista.

Ballista

 

Specs:

Weapons Class: Medium

Combat Type(s):  Long Range

Maximum Range: 1,100

Clip Size: 10

Full Reload Time: 2 seconds

Rate of Fire: 1 second

Damage Type: Energy

Required Account Level: 15

Purchase Cost: 10,000 Ballista Components

Game Description:

Long-range plasma weapon with a charging system: the more charges the weapon accumulates, the more damage it deals.

Ballista is the medium-hardpoint version of the light Arbalest and Heavy Trebuchet. Closing out the chain of chargeable energy blasters, Ballista packs a heavy punch after a 12-second full charge wait time. Its ability to bypass Ancile and Energy shields means it is an effective counter to Fujins, Haechis or Dash bots running Anciles (like Strider). Professional pilots can pick off Descend bots once their ability wears off.

Due to the abundance of new plasma guns in the game, running an Arbalest-Ballista-Trebuchet combo isn’t most high-level pilots’ first options. Therefore a SparkScourge Raven or Griffin will outperform an Arbalest-Ballista version. Doc, however, has a 15-second Quick Draw ability that matches well with Ballista’s 12-second reload time for some quad action. Even Spectre could be useful with 4 of these bad boys, putting out 40,000 damage every 12 seconds at level 12.

Ballista

Upgrading (1st Cycle)

Level Cost (Ag) Damage Per Particle Damage Per Full Clip Upgrade Time
1 10,000 Comp 350 3,500
2 75,000 390 3,900 4 hours
3 150,000 430 4,300 6 hours
4 300,000 470 4,700 12 hours
5 600,000 520 5,200 18 hours
6 1,250,000 570 5700 1 day
7 2,250,000 630 6,300 2 days
8 5,500,000 690 6,900 3 days
9 11,000,000 760 7,600 4 days
10 19,000,000 830 8,300 5 days
11 27,000,000 910 9,100 6 days
12 38,000,000 1,000 10,000 7 days

Total Silver: 105,125,000

Total Time: 29 days and 16 hours

Upgrading (MK2)

Level Cost (Ag) Damage Per Particle Damage Per Full Clip Upgrade Time
1 500 (Au) 420 4,200
2 75,000 468 4,680 4 hours
3 150,000 516 5,160 6 hours
4 300,000 564 5,640 12 hours
5 600,000 624 6,240 18 hours
6 1,250,000 684 6,840 1 day
7 2,250,000 756 7560 2 days
8 5,500,000 828 8,280 3 days
9 11,000,000 912 9,120 4 days
10 19,000,000 996 9,960 5 days
11 27,000,000 1,092 10,920 6 days
12 38,000,000 1,200 12,000 7 days

Total Silver: 105,125,000

Total Time: 29 days and 16 hours

MK2 Levels 1-12 cost the same in terms of time and currency. A 20% damage bonus is added per missile/plasma blast depending on the weapon along with “added durability.”

Recommended Weapon Setups: Doc with quad Ballista, Spectre

Ballista

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