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Arbiter
Arbiter SC1 Art1
Latest sighting

2500

Physical
Race

Protoss

Type

Psionic warship

Propulsion

2 engines

Armaments

Phase disruptor cannon

Political
Role

Judicator sanctum
Psionic warfare support

Personnel
Crew

1 (pilot)
Various passengers (optional)

The Arbiter is a protoss warship specializing in providing psychic support.

OverviewEdit

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An Arbiter in Aiur's orbit
MecoAdded by Meco

Arbiters were crewed exclusively by Judicators, unlike other warships that were manned predominantly by Templar. The Judicator used the Arbiter as a base to provide support using space-time manipulation.[1]

The Judicator could generate a large reality-warping field that served to conceal nearby friendly units. The Arbiter had to remain firmly anchored in space-time to generate the field and so was not concealed. Arbiters could weaken space-time, tearing rifts in the fabric of space-time, creating a vortex linking another location to the Arbiter's location. This could be used to move personnel and supplies over long distances. On the other hand Arbiters could also strengthen space-time and create discrete pockets of space-time, trapping objects and preventing those objects from interacting with objects outside of their pockets.[1]

Despite troop transport usually being left to shuttles,[1] Arbiters were capable of transporting forces within their holds, including dragoons.[2]

After the Judicator Caste was eliminated from the Protoss power structure, the Arbiter quickly fell into disuse. When the protoss fled Aiur to Shakuras, the Arbiters were lost along with Aiur.[3]

Game UnitEdit

Arbiter
Arbiter SC1 Game1
Unit
Race

Protoss

Role

Support Starship

Armament

Phase disruptor cannon

Properties
Maximum energy

200 (init. 50) Energy Terran SC1

Size

Large

Sight range

9

Production
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

350 Gas Protoss SC1

Psi

4 Psi Protoss SC1

Build time

160 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Stargate

Requires

Arbiter tribunal

Hotkey

A

Movement
Speed

5

Protection
Shields

150

Hit points

200

Armor

1

Combat
Ground attack

10LongboltMissiles SC2 DevGame1

Air attack

10LongboltMissiles SC2 DevGame1

Cooldown

45

Attack range

5

The Arbiter is a high cost support unit. It relies on fairly high shield and hit point strength to survive, rather than its low powered direct attack.

It has a passive cloaking field that cloaks all nearby friendly units, but not itself. A popular strategy is to attach Arbiters and observers to a carrier group. The carriers attack from under the cloak, and ward off attacks on the uncloaked Arbiters.

The Recall ability offers a powerful means of strategic movement. Arbiters may use Recall to teleport forces into an enemy base, circumventing any defenses.

AbilitiesEdit

Cloaking Field
Usage
Range

5

Duration

Constant Time SC2 Game1

Notes

The Arbiter cloaks all nearby friendly units except for Arbiters. The cloak is disabled under Lockdown.

Recall Icon SC1 Recall
Acquisition
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

12 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Arbiter tribunal

Hotkey

R

Usage
Energy

150 Energy Terran SC1

Hotkey

R

Notes

The Arbiter teleports a group of friendly units in a 5 x 5 area to its location. Note that burrowed zerg units are immune to this ability, but siege tanks on siege mode can be recalled.

StasisField Icon SC1 Stasis Field
Acquisition
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

100 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Arbiter tribunal

Hotkey

S

Usage
Energy

100 Energy Terran SC1

Range

9

Duration

Approximately 40 seconds Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

T

Notes

The Arbiter can prevent units in a targeted area (3 x 3) from moving, attacking, or using special abilities. Trapped units may not be attacked or affected by special abilities.

UpgradesEdit

AirWeapons SC1 Upgrd1 Air Weapons
Researched at

Cybernetics core

Hotkey

W

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Protoss SC1

175 Gas Protoss SC1

250 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Fleet beacon

Notes
AirArmor SC1 Upgrd1 Air Armor
Researched at

Cybernetics core

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

225 Gas Protoss SC1

300 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Fleet beacon

Notes
PlasmaShield SC1 Upgrd1 Plasma Shields
Researched at

Forge

Hotkey

S

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

200 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

400 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 Gas Protoss SC1

300 Gas Protoss SC1

400 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Cybernetics core

Notes
  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
KhaydarinCore Icon SC1 Khaydarin Core
Researched at

Arbiter tribunal

Hotkey

K

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

166 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
  • Increases maximum Arbiter energy by 50.
  • Increases arbiter starting energy form 50 to 62.

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft Arbiter Quotations

Known ArbitersEdit

Arbiter SC1 Game2
Wireframe
HawkiAdded by Hawki

Arbiter VariantsEdit

Known Arbiter CrewEdit

Arbiter SC1 Head1
An Arbiter pilot

TriviaEdit

An arbiter (or arbitrator) is an individual whose decision the parties to a dispute agree to be bound in arbitration. This could be said to be representative of the Judicator Caste.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.
  3. Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.


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