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"Power overwhelming!"

- Protoss archon(src)

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A pair of archons

The archon is a protoss heavy assault warrior formed by merging two high templar.[1] More recently the Nerazim have also learned the technique.[2]


"Sir, those are protoss archons. If they get too close our men won't stand a chance!"
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An archon

The first archon(s) were created unexpectedly and their formation was soon legally sanctioned by Khala.[3]

The creation of an archon is a serious affair for it requires the reluctant sacrifice of valuable Templars[1] for a short-term gain.[4] Archons radiate energy like stars and burn out when depleted.[3] The merging results in the abandonment of the physical form and the loss of self, but those who do so are bequeathed great honor and a place in the templar archives.[1]

The loss of most of the psionic powers of the two merging templar is more than compensated for by the archon's formidable psychic gestalt. Archons can independently erect a resilient shield and direct psionic shockwaves.[3] Emotionally, archons are manifestations of pure rage,[5] though this may be "twisted" should the merging be in error.[6] Archons are much feared by their enemies.[2]

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An archon battles an ultralisk

Originally, archons were formed through the merging of two high templar.[1] After the Brood War and the reunification of the protoss, archons can now also be created by merging two Dark Templar or even a Khalai and Nerazim merging together.[2]

Game UnitEdit


For StarCraft gameplay information see: Archon (StarCraft).
For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft Archon Quotations.

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Archon (StarCraft II).
For StarCraft II in-game quotations see: StarCraft II Archon Quotations.

Known ArchonsEdit

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An archon


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2010-07-24. Units: Archon Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes. Alternity: StarCraft Edition. Wizards of the Coast, March 1, 2000. ISBN 0-7869-1618-4.
  4. Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  5. Archon. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed on 2008-02-12
  6. StarCraft: Insurrection. Aztech New Media. Protss campaign, mission 9: “Syndrea's Assault” (in English). 1998.

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