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Ballista was a Tier 5 neutral item dropped by neutral creeps.

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A simple design much improved by a master smith's loving hand.
Removed Item
Tier 5 Neutral Item
Passive ? Knockback
Bonus ? +250 Ranged Attack Range
Shareable No
Usage Alert ? No
Drop Rate 10% (Ancient Camps 30%)
Availability 60:00 (27:16) game-time

Additional Information


Cannot be used by illusions. Does not pierce spell immunity.
Knocks back enemies 50 distance and deals 50 pure damage with every attack.
Knockback Distance: 50
Knockback Duration: 0.2
Damage: 50

  • 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 abilities of the target.

Recommended Heroes

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  • With Medusa's level 25 Talent Split Shot icon Split Shot talent, Ballista icon Knockback will apply to every hero Medusa is attacking.
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  • More attack range for Glaives of Wisdom icon 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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  • Works well to push enemy heroes out of Magnetic Field (Radiant) icon Magnetic Field, giving Arc Warden room to kill off even the most tanky melee heroes.
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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 icon Focus Fire.
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  • Synergizes well with Arctic Burn icon 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 icon Liquid Fire (Upgradable by Aghanim's Shard. and Liquid Frost icon 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.


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

Recent Changes

Main Article: Ballista/Changelogs