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Battlecruiser
Battlecruiser SC2 HeadAnim1
Battlecruiser SC2 Rend1
Unit
Race

Terran

Affiliation

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
RaynorsRaiders SC2 Logo1 Raynor's Raiders
MirasMercs SC2 Logo1 Mira's Marauders

Role

Powerful warship

Armament
  • ATA laser batteries
  • ATS laser batteries
Protection

Neosteel[1]

Properties
Maximum energy

200 (init. 50) Energy Terran SC1

Energy
regen/second

0.5625

Sight range

12

Production
Minerals

400 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

300 TerranVespene SC2 Game1

Supply

6 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

90
110 (WoL campaign) Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Starport

Requires
Hotkey

B

Movement
Speed

1.875

Acceleration

1

Lateral
acceleration

0

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

1.25

Protection
Hit points

550

Armor

3 SC2TerrShipArm

Type
  • Air
  • Massive
  • Mechanical
Armor type

Armored

ATS laser batteries
Damage

8

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

0.225

Range

6

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2TerrShipWeap

ATA laser batteries
Damage

6

Targets
  • Air
Cooldown

0.225

Range

6

Upgrade/levels

+1 SC2TerrShipWeap

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

2400

Production
score

1200

The battlecruiser is the toughest terran aerial unit.

OverviewEdit

The battlecruiser fires multiple relatively low damage shots, with the anti-ground attack being more powerful than the anti-air attack. This makes the unit better able to handle groups of weaker, low armor, units. In turn, the battlecruiser's high armor makes it less susceptible to weak attacks. This makes them good against marines, hydralisks, mutalisks, and sentries. However, they are weaker against vikings, corruptors, and void rays.

The Yamato Cannon out ranges defensive structures and may be used to clear out defenses. It may also be used to soften up tougher units or thin enemy ranks quickly. This is especially useful in numbers against void rays, potentially eliminating several before they can charge up.

AbilitiesEdit

Blasts a target with a devastating plasma cannon, causing 300 damage.

Usage
Hotkey Y
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1 3Time SC2 Game1
Range 10
ve

Legacy of the VoidEdit

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This article or section contains information from StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

The content may change substantially over time.

BattlecruiserCommandCenterMissileTurret SC2-LotV DevGame1

The tactical jump ability

Tactical Jump: Battlecruisers gain an energy-expensive ability to teleport anywhere on the map, regardless of the fog of war.[2][3] Jumps after 4 seconds of channeling—battlecruiser is invulnrable during this charge period.[4]

UpgradesEdit

Analogous to StarCraft's "Yamato Gun". Adds a large central gun to the bow. Prior to firing, the "head" splits apart, and the 'neck' recoils when the weapon is fired. Does 300 damage to any target they hit.

Acquisition
Hotkey R
ve
BehemothReactor SC2 Game1 Behemoth Reactor

Increases the starting energy of the battlecruiser by 25.

Acquisition
Purchased from Fusion core
Hotkey B


ve

Wings of LibertyEdit

Increases the armor of all terran air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey P
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
ve

Increases the damage of terran air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve

Heart of the SwarmEdit

SC2 TerrVehWeap Terran Vehicle and Ship Weapons

Increases the attack damage of terran vehicles and spacecraft.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 TerrVehArm Terran Vehicle and Ship Plating

Increases the armor of terran vehicles and spacecraft

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey V
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve

Wings of Liberty CampaignEdit

Battlecruisers are unlocked by playing the "Maw of the Void" mission, available after Valerian Mengsk gave them to Raynor's Raiders in order to accomplish the mission.[5]

UpgradesEdit

BattlecruiserDefensiveMatrix SC2 Rend2

The defensive matrix

MissilePod SC2 Icon1 Missile Pods

Grants the battlecruiser the Missile Pods ability. Missile Pods deals 40 splash damage (+50 damage to light units) to air units over an area of effect.

Laser batteries are fearsome weapons across wide stretches of space, but they leave a battlecruiser vulnerable to small interceptors. The ATVX Missile Pod can show up this weakness by instantly bombarding an area with a massive barrage of anti-air missiles.

Usage
Hotkey E
Cost 125 Energy Terran SC1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $140,000
ve

The battlecruiser produces a shield which absorbs 200 damage. The ability is not smartcast.

The defensive matrix is a temporary deflection field that helped save countless assets from a premature death during the original Brood War. Now the minds at LarsCorp have adapted this technolgoical marvel to protect the massive hull of the Minotaur-class battlecruiser.

Usage
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Duration 20Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 20Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $150,000
ve
SC2 Lab Ultra Capacitors Icon Ultra Capacitors

Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[6]

These self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems. Now each of the weapon upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increases attack speed by 5% in addition to increasing damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve
SC2 Lab VanPlating Icon Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades increase health of affected units by 5% per level.[6]

We have created a new lightweight alloy called vanadium. Vanadium diffuses weapon impacts much more efficiently than traditional armor plating, and it better preserves the life of our units. Now each of the armor upgrades in the armory and engineering bay increases unit life by 5% in addition to increasing armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve

Damaged mechanical units recover hit points when out of combat, at a rate of 0.6015 each second.[7]

Our ship and vehicle hulls are now made from a material called Regenerative Bio-Steel. This material uses internal nanobots to slowly repair any damage the hull sustains. While this regeneration process is much slower than conventional SCV repairs, it can be the difference between life and death if no SCVs are available.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
ve

Increase starting energy of all units by 100. Increase maximum energy of all units by 100.[7]

This reactor has a larger energy reserve on startup and can hold a much larger charge. Now our specialist units can use their abilities the moment they hit the battlefield, and they can store more energy when idle for long periods of time. Specialists units are units that use energy, such as the medic, ghost, and wraith.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
ve

DevelopmentEdit

Battlecruiser SC2 Head1

Unit profile

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Battlecruiser Quotations

The quotes and voice can be compared to Captain Henry Gloval of Robotech.

NotesEdit

In StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, battlecruisers appear as level 3 mini-bosses in the Lost Viking arcade game.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Battlecruiser-StarCraft II. Accessed on 2008-02-12
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-11-07. Legacy of the Void - Multiplayer Update: Terran. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-11-09.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-11-08. Legacy of the Void: Multiplayer Preview. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-11-09.
  4. 2015-03-31, StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Beta Release Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-04-03
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Maw of the Void (in English). 2010-07-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Lost Viking (in English). 2010.

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