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Assimilator SC2 Game3

A pair of assimilators

The assimilator is a protoss building used for harvesting vespene gas. Although materials were usually warped in from Aiur, vespene is still required for these materials to be produced and the creation of warp rifts.[1]

Game StructureEdit

StarCraftEdit

Assimilator
SC1 Assimilator
Structure
Race

Protoss

Role

Assimilate Vespene gas

Production
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Probe

Protection
Shields

450

Hit points

450

Armor

1

An assimilator must be warped in on top of a vespene geyser before probes can collect vespene gas from it, packaging the gas for collection.[1] A probe can gather 8 gas in a single run.[2]

UpgradesEdit

  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core
Level =Level 3
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core

DevelopmentEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft beta which is no longer valid.

Assimilator SC1Dev Game1

An early assimilator from the StarCraft beta. A probe can be seen carrying vespene cans away.

During the StarCraft beta, assimilators possessed a different appearance from their final version.[3]

StarCraft IIEdit

Assimilator
Assimilator SC2 Rend1
Structure
Race

Protoss

Role

Assimilate Vespene gas

Production
Minerals

75 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

30 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Probe

Requires

None

Hotkey

A

Protection
Shields

450

Hit points

450

Armor

1

Type

Armored, Mechanical, Structure

The assimilator remains much the same as its predecessor in StarCraft. Probes now gather 4 gas in one run. In addition, the assimilator no longer yields any gas when it is depleted.

UpgradesEdit

  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
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DevelopmentEdit

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

The assimilator's StarCraft II form went through a few revisions before the designers decided upon the current version in-game. The intention for the update was to showcase the functionality a little better by actually seeing the little gas cubes being manufactured inside.[4] The final form is effectively a dome that covers a vespene geyser, with a crater visible inside.[5]

Heart of the Swarm NotesEdit

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

Heart of the Swarm beta files mention a terrazine assimilator.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998
  3. [1], accessed on 2011-07-20
  4. 2011, SC2: Protoss Assimilator. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-02-15
  5. Assimilator Screenshot Official StarCraft II website. Accessed 2009-01-13.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. Heart of the Swarm beta Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). September 4, 2012

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