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Siege BallistaAttack, Projectile, Totem, Bow
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (6-11) Mana
Attack Speed: 50% of base
Projectile Speed: 3260
Requires Level 12Summons a ballista totem that attacks with piercing arrows.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent4Phantasmal1% increased Projectile DamageFires 0.1 additional Projectiles
1% reduced Attack Speed
1% increased Projectile Speed1% chance to Impale Enemies on Hit
Deals (100-145)% of Base Attack Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
+(2-3) to maximum number of Summoned Totems
Arrows Pierce (6-9) additional Targets
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Siege Ballista skill icon.pngSiege Ballista inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 12
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Transmutation
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemSiegeBallista

Siege Ballista skill screenshot.jpg

Siege Ballista is a bow attack skill. It summons a ballista totem that fires a powerful, piercing bolt after a build-up time. The bolts scale on the player's weapon damage. The totem suffers an attack speed penalty but deals increased base damage. Siege Ballista's range is 80 units.

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.

Bow: Siege Ballista requires that a bow is equipped in order to be cast and has a Bow Gem tag.

Since Siege Ballista's attacks are also bow attacks, effects such as Point Blank and Chin Sol'sChin Sol
Assassin Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (96-114) to (284.8-338.2)
Elemental Damage: 25-50
Critical Strike Chance: 6.70%
Attacks per Second: (1.38-1.43)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 62, 212 Dex+(15-25)% to Global Critical Strike Multiplier+(10-20) to Dexterity
(200-260)% increased Physical Damage
Adds 25 to 50 Fire Damage
(10-14)% increased Attack Speed
50% More Damage with Arrow Hits at Close Range
Bow Knockback at Close Range
As a soldier you want to get close to enemy archers.
That is not the case when fighting the Maraketh.
close range bonus apply. For the range-dependent effects, bonus damage is based on the target's distance from the totem making the attacks.

Attack: Siege Ballista fires ranged attacks that scale off of base attack damage, and thus scale directly off of the player's equipped bow and other attack stats. Siege Ballista fires at 50% of the attack speed of the equipped bow. Siege Ballista attacks can be evaded.

With the unique Iron CommanderIron Commander
Death Bow
Bow
Quality: +20%
Physical Damage: (33.6-38.4) to (82.8-92.4)
Critical Strike Chance: (6.50%-7.50%)
Attacks per Second: (1.37-1.44)
Weapon Range: 120
Requires Level 32, 107 Dex(30-50)% increased Critical Strike ChanceAdds (8-12) to (16-24) Physical Damage
(14-20)% increased Attack Speed
(14-20)% increased Totem Life
(14-20)% increased Totem Placement speed
Siege Ballista has +1 to maximum number of Summoned Totems per 200 Dexterity
Adds 1 to 3 Physical Damage to Attacks per 25 Dexterity
The Eternals commanded an army that need not eat, sleep, or breathe
without the usual depravities of necromancy.
, one can summon 1 additional Siege Ballista Totem per 200 Dexterity.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityMana
Cost
Damage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
Added PiercingExp.Total Exp.
112336100%100%600
215396102%102.4%61524915249
319487105%104.7%64151756766
423567107%107.1%681983138749
527647109%109.5%6147968286717
631737112%111.8%7250557537274
735818114%114.2%7405086942360
838888117%116.6%74477181390078
941948119%118.9%76153182005396
10441008121%121.3%78346392840035
11471069124%123.7%815707604410795
12501139126%126.1%816339876044782
13531199128%128.4%821510308195812
14561259131%130.8%8281218911008001
155913210133%133.2%8509936016107361
166213810136%135.5%9940073125508092
176414210138%137.9%91527336640781458
186614610140%140.3%92628658267068040
196815111143%142.6%962890590129958630
207015511145%145%9212046017342004647
217215911147%147.4%10N/AN/A
2274N/A12150%149.7%10N/AN/A
2376N/A12152%152.1%10N/AN/A
2478N/A12154%154.5%10N/AN/A
2580N/A12157%156.8%10N/AN/A
2682N/A13159%159.2%11N/AN/A
2784N/A13162%161.6%11N/AN/A
2886N/A13164%163.9%11N/AN/A
2988N/A13166%166.3%11N/AN/A
3090N/A14169%168.7%11N/AN/A
3191N/A14170%169.9%11N/AN/A
3292N/A14171%171.1%12N/AN/A
3393N/A14172%172.2%12N/AN/A
3494N/A15173%173.4%12N/AN/A
3595N/A15175%174.6%12N/AN/A
3696N/A15176%175.8%12N/AN/A
3797N/A15177%177%12N/AN/A
3898N/A16178%178.2%12N/AN/A
3999N/A16179%179.3%12N/AN/A
40100N/A16181%180.5%12N/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
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random superior gemAutomatic
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 with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
The Siren's Cadence
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Alternate skill effects

Siege 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.

Monster stats

Totem

Resistances:

  • 40% elemental resistance
  • 20% chaos resistance
Level Life
4 67
6 88
9 120
12 161
16 226
20 308
24 411
28 538
32 693
36 882
40 1114
44 1393
48 1734
52 2146
55 2507
58 2928
61 3407
64 3957
67 4589
70 5312
72 5853
74 6444
76 7088
78 7793
80 8564
82 9405
84 10322
86 11327
88 12421
90 13615

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Siege 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 Siege Ballista Attack Speed 166Siege Ballista has 10% increased Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Siege Ballista Attack Speed 275Siege Ballista has 15% increased Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Siege Ballista Damage 166Siege Ballista deals 25% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Siege Ballista Damage 275Siege Ballista deals 40% increased Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Siege Ballista Totem Placement Speed 166Siege Ballista has 30% increased Totem Placement Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Siege Ballista Totem Placement Speed 275Siege Ballista has 45% increased Totem Placement Speedhelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.13.0
  • Now allows you to place an additional totem at gem level 11, and again at gem level 22.
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative gem quality
3.9.0
  • Now a Ballista totem skill
  • Now requires level 12 at gem level 1 (from level 4).
  • Now deals 100% of base damage at gem level 1 (from 140%), up to 145% at gem level 20 (from 170%).
  • Now grants +2 to your maximum number of summoned totems at all gem levels.
  • Now grants 1% increased Projectile Damage per 1% gem quality (previously granted 1% increased Totem Placement Speed per 1% gem quality)
3.0.0
  • Siege Ballista pierces 6 targets at level 1, up to 9 at level 20.
2.1.0
  • Introduced to the game.