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[[File:Ballista_Concept_Art.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Concept art of the ballista.]]
The [[ballista]] is a new [[weapon]] first occurring in [[Doom Eternal]]. It launches kinetic projectiles with results similar to those of a rail gun, and can be charged to fire an explosive bolt which tears apart enemies (the Arbalest mod). It is currently presumed to replace the previous game's [[Gauss cannon]] given its similar mechanics. The ability to charge up a more powerful shot is inherited from the Gauss cannon's precision bolt [[weapon mod|mod]], though the bolt explodes after a short delay. The second mod is, as noted by Hugo Martin and as later shown in the 2020 "gameplay" trailer, a "destroyer blade" - a wide projectile which can chop through packs of demons. The ballista deals extra damage to flying demons.