Dark Templar may refer to:
- The Nerazim, also known as the Dark Templar faction
- Protoss dark templar(src)
Dark templar could not be created in the original StarCraft. They were given to players as special units at the start of two protoss campaign missions. They had slightly different stats from the Brood War version, and could not create dark archons.
In Brood War, dark templar were buildable units (statistics apply to Brood War units). They were frequently used in rushes, in which the attacking player tried to destroy their opponent before they could develop adequate detection.
There is evidence to suggest that the Dark Templar were set to appear in StarCraft: Ghost. Although most artwork likely relates to the characters such as Zangakkar, there is enough variation (such as in gender) to suggest a variety of dark templar.
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