Ballistae have a long shooting range and are effective against other siege weapons. They are very effective against fortifications as they out-range Archer Towers. Currently, they can capture Cities on their own without any supporting troops. Balanced against this is the amount of resources required to build them and the very slow rate of training.
|Construction||Level 9 Barracks|
|Technology||Level 5 Metal Casting|
|Technology||Level 6 Archery|
|Time required||50 minutes, 0 seconds|
During the days of the Empire conquests, the ballista proved its value in sieges and battles, on ships, and on land. It was even used to quell riots. Many archaeological finds of ballistae date from the time of the Roman Empire; ancient technical manuals and journal accounts have been used to reconstruct these weapons in modern times.