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Crystalline Balestra
Crystalline Balestra.png
Executes a double lunge with a sweeping slash of frost!
Basic
Element Water (Ice) Water.png
Type Standard
Subtypes Melee
Damage 30, 35
Hit Count 2
Cooldown 5.5s
Knockback ?
Cost 26 Chaos gem.png
150 Gold.png
Pool 5
Id ?
Enhanced
Incorporates a third lunge into the attack!
Damage 20, 20, 45
Hit Count 3
Cost 175 Gold.png

Crystalline Balestra is a Standard Water Arcana in Wizard of Legend

Description[]

Move forward in the direction you are aiming while delivering a series of slashes with an ice glaive which knock enemies back. The attack starts with a 30 damage slash followed by a wider slash dealing 35 damage.

If enhanced, the attack is altered to start with a 20 damage slash forward, then a backwards slash dealing 20 damage and ending with the wider slash now dealing 45 damage.

Strategies[]

The wide area of the slashes makes Crystalline Balestra notable compared to other melee arcana as it provides a easy way to deal with large groups of enemies which is a weakness of most other melee arcana.

Crystalline Balestra is great at finishing off enemies large due to it's rather high and rapid damage output.

Since the enhanced version incorporates a backwards slash you may be open to attack from the front for a brief period. It also keeps you in the same position for longer, making it easier for projectiles to hit you compared to the constant forwards movement of the unenhanced version. These downsides are rather negligible however due to the greatly increased coverage and increased damage that the enhanced version provides.

The high knockback of the slashes allows you to easily push foes into a position for a follow-up of into a pit.

Spell combos[]

Item combos[]

Additional notes[]

  • Balestra is a term used in fencing to describe a jump forward followed by a lunge towards an opponent.


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