|Resources to train||20|
|Training time||1:04 (base)|
|Building requirements||Armoury 2|
Scorpios are the light assault variation of the Ballistae. The Scorpio is smaller and less heavy, allowing it to move at twice the speed of the normal ballistae (10 instead of 5). They require a Level 2 Armoury to be trained and constructed.
Unit for unit, it is individually less effective but still as efficient; the upkeep is 8 food and gold for (attacking) 8-6-0 IVA, compared to 10 for 10-8-0 IVA on the ballistae; 5 scorpios are almost exactly the same as 4 ballistae.
Due to its similar characteristics and heavily reduced training requirement, it vastly outperforms and is better all around than any of the other artillery variants, but performs best on attack due to its speed.
The training values are reduced in actual usage, because of the 20% boost to construction speed and 20% cost reduction provided by the upgraded Armoury.
They become obsolete in the Renaissance Age.
In the Beta, Scorpio had to be researched to use these units, and Torsion Ballista could improve them. Barracks (Building) 5, Blacksmith (Building) 2 had to be constructed in their settlement as well.