Light ballista

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Light ballista
Light ballista.png
Released6 May 2016 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA weapon forged from the wreckage of an airship.
Value125,000 coins
High alch75,000 coins
Low alch50,000 coins
Weight3 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange408,661 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume297
Advanced data
Item ID19478
Light ballista detail.png

The light ballista is a two-handed ranged weapon that uses javelins as ammunition, requiring level 65 in Ranged to wield.

It is created by using ballista limbs on a light frame, then using the resulting incomplete light ballista on a ballista spring, and finally adding a monkey tail on an unstrung light ballista. The entire process requires 47 Fletching and grants 330 experience.

The speed on accurate is one tick slower than a godsword, but when put on rapid it matches the speed of a godsword. The ballista has an attack range of 9. Longrange increases attack range by 1.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesLight ballista equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 7.png9

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the light ballista's special attack, Concentrated Shot.

The light ballista has a special attack, Concentrated Shot, which it shares with the heavy ballista. It performs an attack with 25% increased accuracy and damage and uses 65% of the special bar.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Fletching Fletching47 (b)300
Member icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
Unstrung light ballista.pngUnstrung light ballista180,174
Monkey tail.pngMonkey tail1291,496
Total Cost371,670
Light ballista.pngLight ballista1408,661

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: CrossbowCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Crossbow.pngAccurateRangedAccurateRanged and Hitpoints+3 Ranged
RapidRangedRapidRanged and Hitpoints+1 Attack speed
LongrangeRangedLongrangeRanged, Defence, and Hitpoints+3 Defence and +1 Attack range

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
1 December 2016

The light ballista's ranged attack bonus was changed from 75 to 110. Its level requirement was also increased from 30 to 65 Ranged to wield. The light ballista can now fire javelins up to Dragon.

31 October 2016

The delay between the projectile hitting the player and the damage hitsplat appearing has been removed. Previously, there was a delay that allowed a ballista hit and other weapon special attacks to stack in quick succession.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The special attack tooltip stating that it has a 2.4 second delay to attack is false; there is no extra delay associated with the special attack.