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For the similarly named weapon, see Ballistica.png Ballistica.


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


Tactics[]

  • 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 Locations[]

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.svg Mars Ara Capture 10 - 12 Grineer Settlement
IconGrineerB.svg Ceres Draco Survival 12 - 17 Grineer Asteroid
IconGrineerB.svg Earth Mantle Capture 2 - 4 Grineer Forest
IconGrineerB.svg Ceres Lex Capture 14 - 16 Grineer Shipyard


Notes[]

  • 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 DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact. Although rarer, DmgSlashSmall64.png 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 Drop
SeaLabBallista.png
Introduced Update 17.0 (2015-07-31) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Organ Shatter 7.588%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 7.588%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 4.422%
Mod TT 20px.png Toxic Flight 0.402%
Tileset Grineer Sealab
Weapon Vulkar.png Vulkar
Sheev.png Sheev (Disarmed)
Codex Scans 5
Statistics
Cloned Flesh 100
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgFireSmall64.png + DmgViralSmall64.png +++ DmgImpactSmall64.png  DmgGasSmall64.png ‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
DmgPunctureSmall64.png ++ DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png +++ DmgSlashSmall64.png - DmgBlastSmall64.png -
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Kuva Ballista General Drop
FortressGrineerFemale.png
Introduced Undetermined Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Organ Shatter 1.1382%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 1.1382%
Mod TT 20px.png Stormbringer 0.3318%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.3318%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.0603%
Tileset Grineer Asteroid Fortress
Weapon Vulkar.png Vulkar
Sheev.png Sheev (Disarmed)
Codex Scans 5
Statistics
Cloned Flesh 100
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgFireSmall64.png + DmgViralSmall64.png +++ DmgImpactSmall64.png  DmgGasSmall64.png ‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
DmgPunctureSmall64.png ++ DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png +++ DmgSlashSmall64.png - DmgBlastSmall64.png -
Affinity 150
Base Level 1
  • Has no Eximus variant.

Tusk Ballista General Drop
EidolonGrineerFemale.png
Introduced Update 22.0 (2017-10-12) Mod Drops:
Mod TT 20px.png Organ Shatter 1.1382%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 1.1382%
Mod TT 20px.png Stormbringer 0.3318%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.3318%
EndoIconRenderLarge.png Endo 0.0603%
Tileset Plains of Eidolon
Weapon Vulkar.png Vulkar
Anti-air Rockets
Sheev.png Sheev (Disarmed)
Codex Scans 5
Statistics
Cloned Flesh 100
DmgSlashSmall64.png + DmgFireSmall64.png + DmgViralSmall64.png +++ DmgImpactSmall64.png  DmgGasSmall64.png ‐‐
Ferrite Armor 100
DmgPunctureSmall64.png ++ DmgCorrosiveSmall64.png +++ DmgSlashSmall64.png - DmgBlastSmall64.png -
Affinity 150
Base Level 1

Trivia[]

Bugs[]

  • 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.

Media[]

Patch History[]

Hotfix 18.13.2 (2016-06-01)

  • 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 (2015-08-24)

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

Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19)

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

Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

  • Introduced.

Last updated: Hotfix 24.5.6 (2019-03-26)

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