Artillery Ballista

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Artillery BallistaAttack, Totem, AoE, Fire, Projectile, Bow
Mana Cost: (7-11)
Cast Time: 1.00 sec
Attack Speed: 50% of Base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (40%-51%)
Requires Level 28Summons a ballista totem that propels a sequence of fiery arrows into the air. The arrows impact the ground in a line, each dealing area damage to enemies around it.Per 1% Quality:1231% increased Fire Damage5% increased Burning DamageFires an additional ArrowDeals (40-51)% of Base Attack Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
Fires 5 additional Arrows
+2 to maximum number of Summoned Ballista Totems
100% of Physical Damage Converted to Fire Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Artillery Ballista skill icon.pngArtillery Ballista inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 28
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Orb of Chance
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemArtilleryBallista


Artillery Ballista summons a ballista totem that rains down arrows in a line, dealing area damage on landing. Its damage scales on the player's bow damage.

Skill functions and interactions

Ballista: Siege Ballista is part of the Ballista sub-class of totems. Ballista totems have inherent added totem limit. They have a much shorter summoning range, spawning much closer to the summoner.

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.dexterityMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Damage
Multiplier
Exp.Total Exp.
12867740%40%00
23173741%40.6%199,345199,345
33479741%41.2%285,815485,160
43785842%41.7%401,344886,504
54092842%42.3%554,3791,440,883
64296843%42.9%477,4371,918,320
744100843%43.5%583,7862,502,106
846104844%44.1%710,3593,212,465
948109945%44.6%1,355,5114,567,976
1050113945%45.2%1,138,8775,706,853
1152117946%45.8%1,368,2337,075,086
1254121946%46.4%1,638,3388,713,424
13561251047%46.9%1,956,64810,670,072
14581301048%47.5%3,655,18414,325,256
15601341048%48.1%3,017,32717,342,583
16621381049%48.7%7,759,99525,102,578
17641421049%49.3%15,138,19340,240,771
18661461150%49.8%26,083,82566,324,596
19681511150%50.4%62,620,247128,944,843
20701551151%51%211,708,088340,652,931
21721591152%51.6%N/AN/A
2274N/A1152%52.2%N/AN/A
2376N/A1253%52.7%N/AN/A
2478N/A1253%53.3%N/AN/A
2580N/A1254%53.9%N/AN/A
2682N/A1254%54.5%N/AN/A
2784N/A1255%55.1%N/AN/A
2886N/A1356%55.6%N/AN/A
2988N/A1356%56.2%N/AN/A
3090N/A1357%56.8%N/AN/A
3191N/A1357%57.1%N/AN/A
3292N/A1457%57.4%N/AN/A
3393N/A1458%57.7%N/AN/A
3494N/A1458%57.9%N/AN/A
3595N/A1458%58.2%N/AN/A
3696N/A1459%58.5%N/AN/A
3797N/A1559%58.8%N/AN/A
3898N/A1559%59.1%N/AN/A
3999N/A1559%59.4%N/AN/A
40100N/A1560%59.7%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Sever the Right Hand
Act 3
Clarissa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Artillery Ballista:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Artillery Ballista.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Artillery Ballista Cross Pattern 175Artillery Ballista Projectiles fall in two perpendicular lines insteadhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Artillery Ballista Additional Arrows 166Artillery Ballista fires an additional Arrowhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Artillery Ballista Additional Arrows 275Artillery Ballista fires 2 additional Arrowshelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Artillery Ballista Fire Penetration 166Artillery Ballista Damage Penetrates 6% Fire Resistancehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Artillery Ballista Fire Penetration 275Artillery Ballista Damage Penetrates 10% Fire Resistancehelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Artillery Ballista has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Arcane Tome Totem SkinArcane Tome Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes an Arcane Tome.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes an Arcane Tome.
Demonic Arctic Ballista Totem SkinDemonic Arctic Ballista Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour ballista totem becomes a demonic arctic totem.Your ballista totem becomes a demonic arctic totem.
Dragon Totem SkinDragon Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a golden dragon.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a golden dragon.
Eagle Guardian Totem SkinEagle Guardian Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes an eagle guardian.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes an eagle guardian.
Olmec Totem SkinOlmec Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a carved stone totem with two faces.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a carved stone totem with two faces.
Pylon of Pain Totem SkinPylon of Pain Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a Pylon of Pain.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a Pylon of Pain.
Tiki Totem SkinTiki Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes a coloured totem that has carved tiki designs.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes a coloured totem that has carved tiki designs.
Ziggurat Totem SkinZiggurat Totem SkinSkill Gem EffectYour Spell or Ballista totem becomes an ancient ziggurat.Your Spell or Ballista totem becomes an ancient ziggurat.

Version history

Version Changes
3.10.0
  • Now deals base damage and has an added damage effectiveness of 40% at gem level 1 (from 33%), up to 51% at gem level 20 (from 42%).
3.9.0
  • Artillery Ballista has been added to the game.

References