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"Behold the Death Fleet, under Amon's command. Poised to lay waste to all life in the sector."

- Alarak(src)

Death Fleet
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Political
Type

Protoss fleet

Race(s)

Protoss

Commander-in-Chief

Highlord Ma'lash (?–2506)
Highlord Alarak (2506–)

Affiliation

HybridHonors SC2 Decal1 Amon (?–2506)

Tal'darim SC2-LotV Logo2 Tal'darim

DaelaamRegalia SC2 Decal1 Daelaam (2506–2508)

Tal'darim SC2-LotV Logo2 Tal'darim

Tal'darim SC2-LotV Logo2 Tal'darim

Societal
Capital/Base

Slayn (formerly)

Official Language

Khalani

Historical
Status

Active

  The Death Fleet is a protoss fleet based on Slayn. Comprised of a number of Tal'darim vessels, it was constructed to serve Amon's will to eradicate all life in the sector at his command.[1] It later came to serve as the Tal'darim air force.

HistoryEdit

The Death Fleet was formed under the command of the Tal'darim Highlord Ma'lash. The fleet maintained orbit over the Tal'darim homeworld of Slayn, ready to move at a moment's notice for a full scale invasion. The fleet comprised a number of destroyers, carriers, and motherships. The fleet is commanded by powerful fleet lords, who oversee the destruction of their foes from the bridges of their motherships.[2]

End WarEdit

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Death Fleet ships in the Daelaam fleet

During the End War, First Ascendant Alarak came to Slayn with Hierarch Artanis, and with his aid, overthrew Ma'lash to rule the Tal'darim. Under Alarak's command, the Death Fleet subsequently joined with the Daelaam to fight against Amon.[3] In the final stages of the End War, the Death Fleet finally arrived to Aiur with the Purifier, Nerazim and Khalai fleets. Together they bombarded Amon's host form, destroying it. Later, the Tal'darim fleet provided defense against Amon's zerg brood and the corrupted protoss of the Golden Armada, until the xel'naga Keystone activated, freeing the Templar.[4] Death Fleet ships were seen entering the Void alongside Artanis during the final assault against Amon, and Death Fleet Destroyers aided the Daelaam in their attack against Narud.[5]

In the war's aftermath, Alarak remained in command of the Death Fleet. At his direction, the Death Fleet struck at unsuspecting worlds, claiming their technology and resources.[6]

The Defenders of ManEdit

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The Death Fleet arrives at Tyrador IX

Years after the End War, the Death Fleet arrived at Tyrador IX to exterminate the Defenders of Man for destroying a remote Tal'darim outpost and then escaping before the Tal'darim could retaliate, though they were stopped by Dominion forces.[7] Alarak vowed retribution against the Defenders of Man, and struck a bargain with Nova Terra in order to locate them.[8]

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The Death Fleet in action at Vardona

After Vardona was discovered to be the Defenders of Man stronghold and General Carolina Davis their leader, Alarak unleashed the Death Fleet on the world. Dominion soldiers, Defenders of Man, and civilians alike were caught in the Tal'darim's fury.[9] However, though Alarak and Nova had made a bargain, she refused to allow him to harm civilians, and opposed his attack. Dominion forces, Nova's Covert Ops Crew, and low ranking Defenders of Man all united to push back the Death Fleet, forming a defensive line as they poured through the city. The line held back the Tal'darim's initial pushes, and soon the Dominion Fleet arrived, using Gorgon-class battlecruisers to strafe the attack lanes. Ji'nara attempted to throw motherships against the terran defenses, but to no avail. After heavy casualties, the Death Fleet was forced to withdraw.[10] Alarak contacted Nova in the aftermath, stating she had just made a powerful enemy for her betrayal.[11]

Game EffectEdit

Co-op MissionsEdit

In Co-op Missions, Alarak can summon the Death Fleet as a calldown ability, unlocked at Level 10. It summons a mothership and four destroyers to fight for 60 seconds. At level 13 the ability is upgraded to summon eight destroyers, and allow the mothership to use its Thermal Lance ability.

Death Fleet AbilitiesEdit

ThermalLance SC2-LotV Icon
Thermal Lance

Deals 20 damage to units in a line leading away from the mothership. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey E
Range 10
Cooldown 1Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 13
ve
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Mass Teleport

Teleports mothership and all nearby allied non-worker units to target allied unit or structure.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cost 0Time SC2 Game1
ve

Death Fleet UpgradesEdit

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Burning Skies

Unlocks the mothership's Thermal Lance ability and warps in 4 additional destroyers when summoning the Death Fleet.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 13
ve

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Vivendi Games. Mission: Steps of the Rite. (in English). November 10, 2015
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War Council interface (in English). 2015-11-10.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Vivendi Games. Mission: Rak'Shir. (in English). November 10, 2015
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Salvation. (in English). November 10, 2015
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Into the Void (mission). (in English). November 10, 2015
  6. 2016-10-06, Patch 3.7 Preview: Collection - Announcers, Skins, and more!. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2016-10-10
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Trouble in Paradise (in English). 2016-08-02.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: The Highlord's Bargain (in English). 2016-08-02.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: The Emperor's Justice (in English). 2016-11-22.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Dark Skies (in English). 2016-11-22.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Broken Alliances (in English). 2016-11-22.