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EMP Shot is an ability that all ghosts have in StarCraft II. It is the successor to the EMP Shockwave ability possessed by science vessels in StarCraft. Within its area-of-effect, it damages protoss shields, drains 100 energy from units, and temporarily acts as a detector for cloaked units.

Game EffectEdit

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EMP Shot

Drains 100 shields from protoss units and drains 100 energy[1] from units in the area of effect, including friendly units. Shield upgrades have no effect.

The EMP field has an area-of-effect of 1.5.[2]

Cloaked units are revealed for a short time. Burrowed units are not.

Hotkey E
Cost 75 Energy Terran SC1
Range 10[3]


  1. Lylirra. 2011-02-25. StarCraft II Patch 1.3.0 PTR Notes. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. 2011-11-08. Patch 1.4.2 Now Live!. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-11-16.
  3. Crygil. 2010-03-25. Patch Notes - Beta Patch 6. StarCraft II General Beta Forum. Accessed 2010-03-25.