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Poison Ballista

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For the class which wields this weapon, see Poison Ballista (class).
Poison Ballista

Is snes03 poison ballista.png
Icon of the Poison Ballista from Thracia 776.


Bow (Ballista)

First game

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

The Poison Ballista (Japanese: ポイズンアーチ Poison Arch) is a model of ballista present exclusively in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. In that game, Poison Ballistae are—like all ballista variants—enemy-only and are used by units of a class specific to the weapon; they cannot be stolen owing to their immense weight. Enemies wielding poison ballistae have no movement and are effectively fixed in place. The Poison Ballista is unique as the only ballista in the Fire Emblem series capable of inflicting any status effect—in this case, poison, like the name implies.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Thracia 776 Is snes03 poison ballista.png Bows Prf* 10 20 55 0 3–10 10 2200 1 Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Target cannot counterattack.
If wielded by an enemy or NPC unit, inflicts Is snes03 status poison.png poison status on hit.


Thracia 776

Unavailable Exclusively wielded by enemy Poison Ballistae.
If stolen with a Thief staff, the Poison Ballista will turn into a Ballista upon success.

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Game Text
Thracia 776


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Poison Ballista

Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation.



Poison Arch



Basic ballistae BallistaGreat BallistaHoistflammeIron BallistaKiller BallistaLauncherOnagerPachydermStonehoist
Ballistae with secondary effects ArrowspatePoison Ballista
Magic-based ballistae Fire OrbThunderboltViskam
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Swords ArmorslayerBeo's SwordBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBragi SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordFlame SwordGreat SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeKing SwordLands SwordLight BrandLightning SwordLong SwordLoptr SwordMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertParagon SwordRapierShadow SwordShort SwordSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel SwordVenin EdgeWind Sword
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceDragon LanceGreat LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLong LanceMaster LanceRidersbaneShort LanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeMaster AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeVenin AxeVouge
Bows Brave BowBroken BowGreat BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowMeisterbogenShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire Drained TomeElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingDire ThunderDrained TomeThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeGrafcaliburForsetiTornadoWind
Light Drained TomeLightningNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelPetrifyPoison
Ballistae BallistaPoison BallistaIron Ballista
Staves BerserkBroken StaffFortifyHealKiaMagic UpMendPhysicRecoverRepairRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepThiefTorchUnlockWarp
Unused weapons AuraBolganoneDarkness LanceGáe BolgGungnirKiller BallistaLoptousMjölnirValflameWatch