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For the similarly named weapon, see DEBallistica Ballistica.


Ballistas are Grineer female units that utilize the Vulkar Vulkar for long-range support. While they have a slower fire rate than other Grineer units, Ballistas deal more damage and are smaller targets.


TacticsEdit

  • Ballistas have accurate sniper rifles and will predict the last movement of a moving player before making a lethal shot. Zigzagging maneuvers are advised in order to prevent these shots from being taken.
  • Even though they have a low firing rate, Ballistas can become a serious nuisance as their Vulkars deal high damage, and they are often isolated from other Grineer allies.
    • Deals ~75 damage at base level.
    • Their Vulkars can perform Critical Hits with a 1.5x critical damage multiplier.
    • They reload after every fourth shot.
  • Their Vulkars deal significant damage to non-Tenno shields and light armored targets, especially Excavators.

Farming LocationsEdit

These are based on opinions and may not be 100% true. These should be viewed as advice for finding the enemies until better facts are proven.

Normal Ballista
Target Planet Name Type Level Tile Set
IconGrineerB Mars Ara Capture 10 - 12 Grineer Settlement
IconGrineerB Ceres Draco Survival 12 - 17 Grineer Asteroid
IconGrineerB Earth Mantle Capture 2 - 4 Grineer Forest
IconGrineerB Ceres Lex Capture 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard

NotesEdit

  • In spite of their role as a long-ranged unit, they seem to have similar tactics used by regular Grineer Lancers.
  • Her Vulkar has a fairly high chance to proc Impact b Impact. Although rarer, Slash b Slash procs can occur which are more deadly than other Grineer weapons due to its high base damage.
  • Ballista can perform a quick, three-shot burst when blind-firing from around a corner with each shot dealing as much damage as they normally would under regular circumstances, making it very deadly.

Variants

Drekar Ballista General Miscellaneous
SeaLabBallista
Introduced Update 17.0
Tileset Grineer Sealab Codex Scans 5
Weapon Vulkar Vulkar
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Organ Shatter 7.59%
15 Endo 7.59%
50 Endo 4.42%
Toxic Flight 0.4%
Cloned Flesh 100
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Kuva Ballista General Miscellaneous
FortressGrineerFemale
Introduced Undetermined
Tileset Grineer Asteroid Fortress Codex Scans 5
Weapon Vulkar Vulkar
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Organ Shatter 1.14%
15 Endo 1.14%
Stormbringer 0.33%
50 Endo 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 100
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 150
Base Level 1
  • Has no Eximus variant.

Tusk Ballista General Miscellaneous
EidolonGrineerFemale
Introduced Update 22.0
Tileset Plains of Eidolon Codex Scans 5
Weapon Vulkar Vulkar
Anti-air Rockets
GrineerCombatKnife Sheev (Disarmed)
Other Drops None
Statistics Mod Drops Organ Shatter 1.14%
15 Endo 1.14%
Stormbringer 0.33%
50 Endo 0.33%
80 Endo 0.06%
Cloned Flesh 100
Slash b+ Heat b+ Viral b+++ Impact b Gas b‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
Puncture b++ Corrosive b+++ Slash b- Blast b-
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

TriviaEdit

BugsEdit

  • Their shots will fire regardless if they are knocked down or ragdolled. If they begin to "charge" their shot, their shot will fire even if they are limp on the ground from a melee slam attack or otherwise. Due to their high damage and deadly accuracy, this means certain death.
  • If morale is broken in exterminate missions, and Ballista charges her shot, the charged shot is still fired even when fleeing from the player or taking cover.

MediaEdit

  • A Grineer Ballista.
  • Ballista prior to U8 with the Snipetron.
  • ballistaGo to warframe ballista
  • Drekar Ballista
  • Another Drekar Ballista, without a mask

Patch HistoryEdit

Hotfix 18.13.2
  • Ballistas will have telegraphing when they are winding up to fire off a round from their deadly Vulkars. An observant Tenno will be better able to identify and prioritize these threats.

Hotfix 17.2.3

  • Fixed the Drekar Ballistas incorrectly using the stats for Heavy Gunners.

Hotfix 15.7.2

  • Removed the Anemic Agility Mod from the Grineer Ballista's drop table. This was only ever intended to drop in Orokin Derelict Vaults.

Update 7

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.5.6

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