Ballista

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Item
 
 
Ballista
Ballista icon.png
A simple design much improved by a master smith's loving hand.
Cost
N/A
Neutral Drop Only
Tier 5
Passive [?] Knockback
Bonus [?] +250 Attack Range (Ranged)
Alert allies? No
Recipe
Ballista

The Ballista is a Tier 5 neutral item dropped by neutral creeps.

Additional Information[edit]

Ability[edit]

Knockback
Cannot be used by illusions. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Ability
Passive
Affects
Enemies
Damage
Pure
Knocks back enemies 50 distance and deals 50 pure damage with every attack.
Knockback Distance: 50
Knockback Duration: 0.2
Damage: 50
Modifiers
Debuff modifier_knockback: Dispellable with any dispel.

Notes:

  • Successive attacks with Ballista do not stack the debuff, but refresh the duration and knockback instead.
  • The attacks first apply the debuff, then the knockback damage, then their own damage.
  • The target is not disabled during the knockback, so they still can cast spells or items, attack and turn during the push.
    • This means it does not cancel channeling spells of the target.


Recommended Heroes[edit]

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  • With Medusa's level 25 Talent Split Shot talent, Knockback will apply to every hero Medusa is attacking.
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  • More attack range for Glaives of Wisdom is great, and helps Silencer to kite or increase distance between him and his enemies, especially melee cores.
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  • Ballista boosts Sniper's high damage and attack range. The passive deals bonus damage and knockback to prevent the enemies from coming near him.
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  • Allows Windranger to continuously knockback the enemies during Focus Fire.
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  • Synergizes well with Arctic Burn, slowing and knockbacking enemies from even greater range.
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  • Situational item on a Jakiro. With the bonus attack range Talent talent, combined with Liquid Fire (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. and Liquid Frost), Ballista enables Jakiro to melt buildings down from a safe distance. The item works even better if the player opted for a right-click Jakiro build.

Tips[edit]

  • Ballista is best shared with ranged carry heroes who rely on physical damage:

Recent Changes[edit]

Main Article: Ballista/Changelogs
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