Ram Vs Ballista

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Ram Vs Ballista

Postby Fhorar » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:31 am

Ok, so I'm curious about the pros and cons both offensively and defensively when considering these two units. How do rams compare vs ballista defensively? From what I understand Rams are counted as infantry - is this true? Do ballista help defend against rams?

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Postby Duke24 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:33 pm

Ballista are better than rams in terms of defense. I think.

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Postby Karean » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:16 pm

Im not sure but i think they take actions in difirent parts o battle.
When a wave strikes first rams are calculated than the rest. Ballistas are the last to attack.

I may be confusing with another game, anyhow i always use both.

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Postby Asplundh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:46 pm

Rams are siege weapons designed to take out gates and walls. In Valor, Rams ONLY attack walls. 600-1000 Level 1 Rams can reduce a Level 25 Wall to zero, but must have a good escort. Ballista are used to attack ALL buildings and structures (except the Hiding Place) in a city. Ballasta do more damage, but cost more in resources and food to produce. Because they have a very low defensive capability, Rams and Ballista must be escorted and protected by significant numbers of combat troops.

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Postby Fhorar » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:24 am

I'm not quite sure if you misunderstood my thread, asplundh, but Im fully aware of what Rams and Ballista are and what they can do. My questions were from a strategic standpoint - do any of you even use ballista? Is there a clear advantage in general warfare to knock something other than a wall down?

When I attack a city it's to cap it, seems counterproductive to destroy a city you'll have control of soon...

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Postby Moidart » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:51 pm

Fhorar...i dont know how far you have progressed in the game because strategy changes as the world matures. On one world I play there are many players with over 100 cities each. Taking 3-4 cities from a 100 city player is insignificant, and it is impossible to accrue enough scholars to take many more. I currently have over 12,000 scholarships. It takes hundreds to build 1 scholar. So i use ballista to level enemy cities I dont have enough scholars to take. Taking down a wall is only a minor inconvenience eliminating a farm renders a city useless for awhile

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Postby Fhorar » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:12 am

I've only progressed to about 50 cities or so - what (if anything) is the best defense against ballista in the case you mentioned?

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Postby LordFirefall » Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:25 pm

Lots of defensive troops, as Ballista attacks occur after troops do their thing.

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Postby MechaStorm » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:00 pm

rams will defend against other rams attacking so use rams in defense cities to save your wall and troops better

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Postby Housed13 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Rams don't defend

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