Elden Ring Ballista Weapon Guide: List, Stats, Skills, Locations

Weapons are offensive types of equipment that are used to inflict damage against Enemies and Bosses.  

There are a lot of weapon types. In this weapon guide, we are going to talk particularly about Ballistae.   

Ballistae are ranged weapons that can be used to inflict high damage on hostile characters from afar and with great potential to break guard.

Unlike Crossbows, they do not need to be loaded before firing each shot. They grant no guard protection, encouraging users to maintain distance from advancing enemies. 

Ballistae do not share the ability to fire mid-jump with crossbows. Ballistae require Great Bolts as ammunition. 

Below are all the Ballistae in Elden Ring and all you need to know about them. 

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Hand Ballista 

The Hand Ballista is a good weapon for ranged combat and can break an enemy’s stance for more effective upcoming attacks. It does not scale with any stat attributes. 

“An unconventional ballistic device modeled on a weapon used to besiege castles. Only capable of firing greatbolts. 

Perfect for reckless acts such as storming a castle or facing an entire army alone.” 

Stats Physical: 135  Critical: 100  Range: 50 
Required Attributes Strength: 30  Dexterity: 14 
Skill Kick – pushes an enemy back with a high kick. 
Effective against enemies who are guarding. It can also break a foe’s stance. 
Locations Found at the top of the Forest Lookout Tower, west of the Bridge of Sacrifice on the Weeping Peninsula
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Jar Cannon  

The Jar Cannon is a good weapon for a ranged combat. This weapon deals high damage but has a slow reload speed. It does not scale with any stat attributes. 

“Jar cannon which uses explosives to fire greatbolts. Deals great damage but is slow to reload. 

Experimental firearm brought to the assault on Volcano Manor, where it was discovered that no one knew how to use it.” 

Stats Physical: 192 Critical: 100 Range: 50 
Required Attributes Strength: 34 Dexterity: 12 
Skill Kick – pushes an enemy back with a high kick. 
Effective against enemies who are guarding. It can also break a foe’s stance. 
Locations Dropped by the boss Demi-Human Queen Margot at the end of Volcano Cave north of Mt. Gelmir. 


If you love the Ballista and want to use it as your weapon in Elden Ring, we hope that this weapon guide helped you take your pick.