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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0007874Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Combatpublic2014-08-06 07:262014-10-29 15:48
Assigned ToToady One 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version0.40.06 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.40.15 
Summary0007874: Ballista arrows are blunt weapons
DescriptionVerified in 0.34.11 and in 0.40.06

Ballista arrows cause damage (bruising/shattering) that is indicative of blunt weapons and not an edged weapon. Ballista arrows do not cause severing.

One would think that ballista arrows should be edged, as the dwarves can craft various types of weapon metal arrowheads for them.
Steps To ReproduceGenerate a pocket world with short history
Embark with steel bars, wood, coke, an anvil, several dogs and generic stone
Build a forge, crank out a few steel ballista arrowheads
Build a siege workshop, create a few ballista parts and steel-tipped arrows
Build the ballista, pointing at a meeting zone full of your dwarves and dogs
Load and fire the ballista
Observe results

Elapsed time: 10 minutes
Additional InformationPlayer-built minecart weapons are more devastating than the default siege weapons at the moment, so it is probably OK to delay a fix until an overall siege weapon rewrite.
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related to 0000818new Ballista bolts glance off ordinary clothes 

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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-08-06 07:26 UristDaVinci New Issue
2014-08-06 07:41 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0000818
2014-08-18 11:04 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-18 11:04 Footkerchief Status new => confirmed
2014-10-29 15:48 Toady One Status confirmed => resolved
2014-10-29 15:48 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2014-10-29 15:48 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2014-10-29 15:48 Toady One Assigned To Footkerchief => Toady One

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