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'No man living could throw that rock across this glade. It's a task for siege engines. Yet here there are no mangonels or ballistas.'
~ Shadows in the Moonlight

In the so-called civilized kingdoms of Hyboria, nobles build great palaces with walls of mighty stone to protect themselves from their enemies at court and abroad.

The solution to sturdy walls and cowardly nobility is the steadfast trebuchet. A machine of immense power, the trebuchet can be used to fling stones, corpses and even specially designed explosives. Their weakness is their immobility, they cannot be easily moved once placed and finding the correct range and angle requires time and patience. With repeated use, it is almost certain that some or all of the pieces of the trebuchet will degrade and need to be replaced.


See also: Cancelled features

Want the ability to lay siege to the stronghold of your enemies and bombard them from a great distance by firing heavy boulders, explosive ammunition or even rotting corpses? The powerful trebuchet will let you bring down your enemy’s defenses before storming their keep, or force them out from hiding as their well-crafted walls come crashing down.

The trebuchet is a complex siege weapon though, and it will be both costly to make and cumbersome to transport. Once you have set it up you must guard it well, or a rapid counterattack from the enemy may destroy your valuable war machine before you even get to fire a single shot.

~ Dev Blog[1]

Early Access description.

The Trebuchet is currently one of three siege weapons in the game (the other two being the Ballista and the Battering Ram). In order to start building it, players are required to place down a Icon trebuchet foundation a2c2 Siege Foundation, and then place a Icon trebuchet base Siege Weapon Base on top of it. From there, you can then interact with the crafting station, and feed it the required materials to start building the Icon trebuchet frame Trebuchet Frame. When finished, interact again with the crafting station to feed the required materials to finish the building.

Once built, you can do the following:

  • Store the required materials to build the projectiles.
  • Store the required materials to use as a counterweight when firing (maximum weight is 100 kg for 100%. Throw power).
  • Select the projectile to use.
  • Use your character to push the sides of the siege weapon, to point it to another direction.
  • Interact with the base of the lever to the right to switch the firing angle (amounts of 5 degrees, range: -25º to 80º. Maximum range is at 45º)
  • Interact with the base of the lever to the left to launch the projectile.
  • Interact with the front wheel levers of the siege weapon to reload it after firing.

Note that the firing range of the siege weapon is quite long, being able to cover a wide distance before impact.

Building a complete trebuchet from nothing will require a total of:


Created from the following Recipes Information
Stygian Trebuchet Frame, Trebuchet Frame
Ingredients Outcome Craft time Experience
500 Icon wood-1 Wood
150 Icon stone-1 Stone
1 Icon trebuchet Trebuchet 5 min 20300


Recipes: Tier 1
Ingredients Information Outcome Craft time Information Experience
150 Icon stone-1 Stone 1 Icon siege boulder Siege Boulder 10 s 300
Recipes: Tier 2
Ingredients Information Outcome Craft time Information Experience
75 Icon ingredient pitch Tar
75 Icon stone-1 Stone
1 Icon trebuchet ammunition burningoilstone battlepass Burning Siege Boulder 10 s 750
2 Icon explosive jar-1 Explosive Jar
10 Icon ingredient rope Twine
1 Icon flaming pot Demon-Fire Barrage 20 s 1154
75 Icon iron ore-1 Ironstone 1 Icon siege boulder ironstone Ironstone Siege Boulder 10 s 300
Recipes: Tier 3
Ingredients Information Outcome Craft time Information Experience
75 Icon iron ore-1 Ironstone
10 Icon ingredient steelfire Steelfire
1 Icon siege boulder ironstone Smelted Iron Siege Boulder 10 s 1020
Recipes: Tier 4
Ingredients Information Outcome Craft time Information Experience
75 Icon starmetal ore Star Metal Ore 1 Icon trebuchet ammunition starmetal battlepass Salvaged Star Metal Shell 10 s 0


Repairing Trebuchet requires up to:


The Trebuchet can be dismantled using the Icon Crafting Dismantler Dismantling Bench to recover the following materials:

For slightly more materials, you can use the Icon crafting dismantler t2 Improved Dismantling Bench:


Trebuchet Demon-fire Barrage