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"Sir, those are protoss archons. If they get too close our men won't stand a chance!"
Archon
Archon SC2 Head1
Archon SC2 Rend2
Unit
Race

Protoss

Role

Powerful psionic attacker

Armament

Psionic shockwave

Properties
Transport
size

4

Sight range

9

Production
Psi

4 ProtossSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

12 Time SC2 Game1

Upgrades from

2 high templar, 2 dark templar, or a combination thereof.

Hotkey

R

Movement
Speed

2.8125

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

46

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

1

Protection
Shields

350

Shield
regen/second

2

Hit points

10

Armor

0 SC2ProtUpgrdGrndArm

Type
Armor type

None

Psionic shockwave
Damage

25RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1 (1 radius)[1] (+10 vs biological)

Targets
  • Ground
  • Air
Cooldown

Normal (1.754)

Range

3

Upgrade/level

+3/+1 vs biological SC2ProtUpgrdGrndWeap

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

1600

Production
score

0

Archons can be formed by merging any combination of two high templar and/or dark templar.

TacticsEdit

Archon SC2 Head2

Unit portrait.

Against mass air units such as the mutalisks, the archon remains one of the best counters alongside the high templar's psionic storm. Archons are strong against zealots and mutalisks and void ray, and weak against thors, immortals, and ultralisk.

Archons have no special abilities or energy meter. They also have no type besides "psionic" and "massive", which means that no unit deals extra damage to them with basic attacks.

ProductionEdit

ArchonWarp SC2 Icon1 Archon Warp
Usage
Activation/
Build Time

12 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

R

Notes

Any combination of two high templar/dark templar can sacrifice themselves, transforming into an archon.

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UpgradesEdit

SC2 ProGrndArm Ground Armor
Researched at

Forge

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Protoss SC1

150 Gas Protoss SC1

200 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

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SC2 ProGrndWeap Ground Weapons
Researched at

Forge

Hotkey

G

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Protoss SC1

150 Gas Protoss SC1

200 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Applies to zealots, dark templar, archons, stalkers, immortals, sentries and colossi.

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SC2 ProShields Plasma Shields
Researched at

Forge

Hotkey

S

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

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
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DevelopmentEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

Archon SC2 DevRend1

An early archon model

Archons were in the StarCraft II game engine as early as 2006. They were much bigger than their final forms in this build, and were formed by merging three templars together.[2]

The twilight archon existed in early builds. Later on the unit was replaced by the standard archon.[3][4]

During development, the archon underwent a number of visual revisions. Its armor design was one such example, as it had to stand out from the energy effects. The legs[5] and high collar were also removed, in order to give the archon a more fantastical look when compared to normal protoss.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nethaera. 2010-05-06. Patch Notes - Beta Patch 11. Battle.net StarCraft II General Beta Forum. Accessed 2010-05-06.
  2. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  3. Zetaras Xal'Kurat. 2008-03-16. StarCraft 2 Korean and Chinese Build Summary. SC2 Blog. Accessed 2008-03-18.
  4. Zero. 2009-04-04. My Day at Blizzard. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  5. 2010, SC2: Archon. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  6. 2013, Archon Model. DeviantArt, accessed on 2013-03-12

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