Light ballista
Light ballista
Release date 6 May 2016 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 75,000 coins
Low Alch 50,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 688,065 coins (info)
Buy limit 8
Weight 4 kg
A weapon forged from the wreckage of an airship.
Light ballista detail

The light ballista is a two-handed ranged weapon that uses javelins as ammunition, requiring level 65 in Ranged to wield.

It is created by using ballista limbs on a light frame, then using the resulting incomplete light ballista on a ballista spring, and finally adding a monkey tail on an unstrung light ballista. The entire process requires level 47 in fletching, granting the player 330 experience.

The speed on Accurate is one tick slower than a Godsword, but when put on Rapid it matches the speed of a 2 handed weapon. Unlike the Hand Cannon released in RS2, there is no additional delay before the special attack shot fires (a 'warm up' period). The ballista has an attack range of 9. Longrange increases attack range by 1.

Hover over image for type Light ballista equipped
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +110
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

2h slotlist

+0 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 3

Special attackEdit

Concentrated Shot (light ballista)

A player performing the light ballista's special attack, Concentrated Shot.

The light ballista has a special attack, Concentrated Shot, which it shares with the heavy ballista. It performs an attack with 25% increased accuracy and damage, but takes an additional 4 ticks (2.4 seconds) to fire.

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles cbow Combat style Experience Boosts
Accurate Ranged and Hitpoints Accuracy and damage
Rapid Ranged and Hitpoints Attack speed by 1 tick
Longrange Ranged, Hitpoints and Defence Attack range by 2 squares


  • Upon release, the light ballista's Ranged Attack bonus was +75. This was changed to +110 in an update on 1 December 2016, along with increasing its requirement to equip to 65 Ranged.