40d:Ballista arrow

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Ballista arrows are created at a siege workshop and used as ammunition by a ballista. Wooden ballista arrows are made using one log, and (presumably)Verify more powerful ones can be made using one log plus a metal ballista arrowhead from the forge.

Ballista arrows, even mere wooden ones, are extremely deadly, able to turn a vast swathe of troops into flying corpses. It usually takes a wall or other similar object to stop them, but even then they can still be reused by firing into a wall or raised bridge above a channel.

Additionally, ballista arrows can be destroyed by hitting too many targets in a row. After a certain number of impacts, the arrow is simply destroyed. Hitting around 5-6 goblins at a time seems to be the rough limit of a ballista arrow's durability. It is currently unknown if adding an arrowhead improves this durability.

See also: Siege engine

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