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"From the shadows I come."

- Dark templar(src)

Dark Templar
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Dark templar come from numerous clans
Unit
Race

Protoss

Affiliation

Nerazim SC2-LotV Logo1 Nerazim

Role

Deadly warrior-assassin

Armament

Warp blade

Properties
Transport
size

2

Sight range

8

Production
Minerals

125 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

125 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1

Psi

2 ProtossSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

55 (45 warp gate cooldown) Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Gateway/Warp gate

Requires

Dark shrine

Hotkey

D

Movement
Speed

2.813

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

46.0625

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

0.375

Protection
Shields

80

Shield
regen/second

2

Hit points

40

Armor

1 SC2ProtUpgrdGrndArm

Type
Armor type

Light

Warp blade
Damage

45

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1.694

Range

0.1 (melee)

Upgrade/level

+5 SC2ProtUpgrdGrndWeap

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

650

Production
score

325

Miscellaneous
Notes

Dark templar come in two varieties with unique portraits and models. The type produced is randomly selected when a dark templar is created. However, mechanically they are identical.

The dark templar appears in StarCraft II. It retains its permanent cloaking.

OverviewEdit

The only difference in the two types of dark templar is their appearance, otherwise the two move and attack just as quickly as the other. Due to their increased gas cost from StarCraft and the long time spent to warp in a dark shrine, dark templars are a more costly investment than before.

Wings of LibertyEdit

Dark Templar can be used in the Prophecy missions[1][2][3] and can be rescued in "Maw of the Void".[4]

AbilitiesEdit

DarkTemplarCloaking SC2 Icon1 Permanent Cloaking

This unit is permanently cloaked. They cannot be seen or directly attacked by enemy forces, unless they have detector support.

ve
ArchonWarp SC2 Icon1 Archon Warp

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

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 12Time SC2 Game1
ve

Legacy of the VoidEdit

The dark templar is one of three cloaked warriors available to the player in the campaign, the others being the avenger and blood hunter. The dark templar in the campaign have the new ability Shadow Fury, which allows them to rapidly strike up to five enemies on the battlefield for 35 damage. This makes them excellent against zerglings, with a few dark templar able to cut up a zergling swarm in second. Against larger, most powerful enemies, the dark templar's Shadow Fury will hit the target all five times, making it an effective damage dealer. However, they lack the more defensive utility abilities of the avenger and blood hunter, and given their high resource cost, the player should be wary not to lose their dark templar recklessly.

AbilitiesEdit

ShadowFury SC2-LotV Icon1 Shadow Fury

The dark templar rapidly teleports around the battlefield, striking up to five enemies and dealing 35 damage to them, then returning to its initial position. Can strike the same enemy multiple times. The dark templar is immune to damage during this ability.

Usage
Hotkey Q
Range 5
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
ve


Co-op MissionsEdit

In Legacy of the Void, elite variants of dark templar called shadow guards may be used by Vorazun. She is also able to access exclusive upgrades for her dark templar at the dark shrine.

SC2 Vorazun AC - ShroudofAdun Shroud of Adun

Vorazun's dark templar have 80 bonus shields, for a total of 160, and cost ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 50 less vespene, down to ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 75.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
ve
ShadowFury SC2-LotV Icon1 Shadow Fury

Rapidly teleport around target area, striking enemies for 20 (+15 vs light) damage up to five times. Can be set to autocast. Cannot target cloaked enemies without detection.[5]

Usage
Hotkey E
Range 5
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
ve
Blink SC2 UseAble1 Blink

The user instantly teleports a short distance away.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 8Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 6
Acquisition
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
VoidStasis SC2-LotV Icon1 Void Stasis

Shrouds an enemy detector in void energy, preventing it from moving, attacking, being damaged, using abilities, or detecting.

Usage
Hotkey V
Range 8
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 6
Acquisition
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve

UpgradesEdit

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

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve
  • +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
ve

Legacy of the VoidEdit

Dark templar may be further upgraded in the dark shrine in Allied Commanders when playing as Vorazun.[6]

StrategiesEdit

Dark templar are effective against worker lines. Their high base damage kills workers in single hits, with damage upgrades outpacing worker armor upgrades. Warp prisms and warp-in may be used to produce dark templar directly in an enemy base. The dark templar's cloak is active during the warp-in sequence.

Mixing dark templar into an army may mask their presence and attacks if enemy passive detectors are not present.

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Dark Templar Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

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

DarkTemplarCivilWar SC2 Art1

Concept art

In order to make the Dark Templar different in appearance from zealots, Blizzard artist Samwise Didier gave dark templar different weapons (a bladed staff weapon) and armor covered with zerg bones.[7] Two types of dark templar are featured – one model, the Zer'atai, has a scythe, another, the Lenassa, has a warp blade.[8] A Predator-inspired "zerg hunter" dark templar model was also conceived by Didier.[9]

Blizzard Entertainment held a poll on which model the community favors – Zer'atai, Lenassa, or a random selection of both. The random selection of both won[8] and Blizzard has followed the results.[10]

Dark templar with two blades were suggested, but not implemented by beta.[11]

Dark templar used to be able to merge into twilight[12][13] and dark archons,[10] but both were cut from final release.

Dark templar in the Legacy of the Void campaign have several half-finished abilities; buttons exist for the abilities "Deep Shadows," "Noble Sacrifice," "Stunning Blow" and "Power Strike."[14]

Prior to Patch 3.2, the dark templar's Shadow Fury ability in Co-op Missions did a flat 35 damage. After Patch 3.2, Shadow Fury's damage in the campaign was unchanged, but the ability in Co-op now deals 20 damage +15 vs light.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, A Sinister Turn (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Echoes of the Future (in English). 2010-07-27.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, In Utter Darkness (in English). 2010-07-27.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Maw of the Void (in English). 2010-07-27.
  5. 2016-05-16, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void 3.3.0 Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2016-05-18
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Vorazun_AC
  7. 2008-05-02. BlizzCast: Taking You Deeper into the World of Blizzard: Episode I. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-01-10.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Xordiah. 2009-01-08. Vote for Your Favorite StarCraft II Dark Templar. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-01-98.
  9. 2010, SC2: Dark Templar. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  10. 10.0 10.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  11. 2009-04-04. StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2009-05-19
  12. Zetaras Xal'Kurat. 2008-03-16. StarCraft 2 Korean and Chinese Build Summary. SC2 Blog. Accessed 2008-03-18.
  13. Zero. 2009-04-04. My Day at Blizzard. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  14. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). November 10, 2015

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