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This article is about the building in Age of Mythology. For the building in Age of Empires, see Ballista Tower (Age of Empires).

The Ballista Tower is a powerful tower in Age of Mythology. It is an upgrade of the Guard Tower and is only available to the Egyptians, the most defensive of the five Age of Mythology cultures. It can deal substantially more damage to enemies than a Guard Tower, providing excellent defense for Egyptian towns.

Attack bonuses[]

  • Flying units: ×3.0
  • Ships: ×6.0


  • Despite its name, the Ballista Tower still fires normal arrows.
  • Originally, the Ballista Tower was intended to be available to the Atlanteans according to an unused model. Unfortunately, this model is only a copy of the Mythic Age Atlantean Guard Tower model.
    • Interestingly, the Atlanteans of Kronos in War of the Titans get access to Ballista Towers, despite Atlanteans not normally getting access to them anymore.


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Buildings in Age of Mythology
EconomicTown Center  · House  · Granary  · Farm  · Armory  · Market
MilitaryDock  · Temple  · Stable
WallWooden Wall  · Stone Wall  · Fortified Wall
TowerSentry Tower  · Watch Tower  · Guard Tower
GreeksStorehouse  · Military Academy  · Archery Range  · Fortress
EgyptiansLumber Camp  · Mining Camp  · Monument  · Barracks  · Migdol Stronghold  · Siege Works  · Lighthouse  · Obelisk  · Citadel Wall  · Ballista Tower
NorseLonghouse  · Hill Fort
AtlanteansManor  · Economic Guild  · Mirror Tower  · Military Barracks  · Counter-Barracks  · Palace  · Bronze Wall  · Iron Wall  · Orichalkos Wall
ChineseStorage Pit  · Garden  · War Academy  · Castle  · Earthen Wall  · Great Wall