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Dark Templar
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Dark templar come from numerous clans
Unit
Race

Protoss

Affiliation

Nerazim and others

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
Notes

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

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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 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 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 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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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.

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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.[5] Two types of dark templar are featured – one model, the Zer'atai, has a scythe, another, the Lenassa, has a warp blade.[6] A Predator-inspired "zerg hunter" dark templar model was also concieved by Didier.[7]

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[6] and Blizzard has followed the results.[8]

Dark templar with two blades were suggested, but not implemented by beta.[9]

Dark templar used to be able to merge into twilight[10][11] and dark archons,[8] but both were cut from final release.

ImagesEdit

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. 2008-05-02. BlizzCast: Taking You Deeper into the World of Blizzard: Episode I. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-01-10.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Xordiah. 2009-01-08. Vote for Your Favorite StarCraft II Dark Templar. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-01-98.
  7. 2010, SC2: Dark Templar. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  8. 8.0 8.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  9. 2009-04-04. StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2009-05-19
  10. Zetaras Xal'Kurat. 2008-03-16. StarCraft 2 Korean and Chinese Build Summary. SC2 Blog. Accessed 2008-03-18.
  11. Zero. 2009-04-04. My Day at Blizzard. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.

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