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EngineeringBay SC2 Rend1

The engineering bay

The engineering bay is a terran building used to improve the quality of weapons and armor fielded by infantry.[1] Within the Dominion Armed Forces, whenever a strike force is deployed planetside, the armory is one of two key research facilities to be established in a field base as soon as possible (the other being the armory).[2]

Game StructureEdit

StarCraftEdit

The engineering bay upgrades the quality of weapons and armor used by terran infantry. It can lift off.

Researched UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey W
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility

Building AbilitiesEdit

This structure can lift off, enabling it to fly. It cannot produce units or conduct research while in flight, and must leave add-ons behind.

DevelopmentEdit

WeaponsPlant SC1 DevGame1

The weapons plant

In the StarCraft beta there existed a structure called the weapons plant. Though canceled before the release of the game, it bore resemblance to the engineering bay's structure.[3]

StarCraft IIEdit

The engineering bay reappears in StarCraft II. It can no longer lift off. In the Wings of Liberty single player campaign, the Hi-Sec Auto Tracking and Building Armor upgrades are not available, while the Neosteel Frame upgrade to bunkers is an upgrade purchased in the Hyperion's armory.

Researched UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
ve

Increases the attack range of automated defenses: missile turrets, auto-turrets, point defense drones, and the planetary fortress by +1.

Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey H
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 57Time SC2 Game1
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey N
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 79Time SC2 Game1
ve

Building UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
ve

Wings of LibertyEdit

Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[4]

These self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems. Now each of the weapon upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increases attack speed by 5% in addition to increasing damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve
SC2 Lab VanPlating Icon
Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades increase health of affected units by 5% per level.[4]

We have created a new lightweight alloy called vanadium. Vanadium diffuses weapon impacts much more efficiently than traditional armor plating, and it better preserves the life of our units. Now each of the armor upgrades in the armory and engineering bay increases unit life by 5% in addition to increasing armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve

All structures repair themselves to 50% life. All structure fires are automatically put out.

This all-in-one safety system automatically dispatches robotic drones to put out any fires and perform basic repairs on damaged structures. Although these drones are effective at doing basic repairs, they do not have a strong enough AI to perform the more delicate repairs needed to restore a structure past half life.[5]

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Complete eleven missions.
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $90,000
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

Jim Raynor, Rory Swann, Nova Terra, and Mira Han and Matt Horner have a number of unique upgrades available to them at the engineering bay. Han and Horner's engineering bay does not give them infantry upgrades, but unique upgrades for Mira's units.

Raynor UpgradesEdit
NeosteelFrame SC2 Game1
Neosteel Frame

Bunkers gain +2 capacity and command centers gain +5 capacity.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Hotkey N
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
BuildingArmor SC2 Game1
Structure Armor

All structures gain +2 armor.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
Swann UpgradesEdit
SC2TerranHi-Sec
Hi-Sec Auto Tracking

All turrets gain +1 attack range.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Hotkey N
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
BuildingArmor SC2 Game1
Structure Armor

All structures gain +2 armor.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
FireSupression SC2 Icon
Fire Supression Systems

All buildings will initiate auto-repairs when below 50% health, repairing them back to 50% health.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Swann Level 11
Acquisition
Hotkey F
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
AutoLoaders SC2 Icon
KMC Auto-Loaders

Increases the attack speed of all turrets by 25%.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Swann Level 11
Acquisition
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
EngineeringBay SC2-NCO Game1

Covert Ops engineering bay model

Nova UpgradesEdit
EngineeringBay SC2-LotV Game2

Mira's Marauders engineering bay model

BuildingArmor SC2 Game1
Structure Armor

All structures gain +2 armor.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
Han and Horner UpgradesEdit

Reduces the cooldown of Reapers KD8 Charge by 10. When Reapers are killed, they throw multiple grenades towards the killing unit.

Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 70Time SC2 Game1
ve
KD8 Game1
Jet Pack Overdrive

Increases the movement speed of Reapers, and grants them the ability to fly for 10 seconds. Reapers are able to attack air units while flying.

Usage
Hotkey F
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 7Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Reach Han and Horner Level 4
Acquisition
Hotkey F
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve

Reduce Sentinel Missile Cooldown by 20 seconds. When killed the Widow Mine will launch 5 Sentinel Missiles at random nearby targets that deal 10 (+10 vs. shields) area damage.

Usage
Hotkey F
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 7Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Hotkey D
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
BlackMarketLaunchers Game1
Black Market Launchers

Sentinel missile range is increased by 50%, and can burrow and unburrow much faster.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Reach Han and Horner Level 4
Acquisition
Hotkey R
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
AersolStimEmitters Game1
Aerosol Stim Emitters

Hellions and Hellbats transform 75% faster. When Hellions are killed, nearby allied units gain 15% movement and 15% attack speed for 15 seconds.

Usage
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Hotkey A
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 70Time SC2 Game1
ve
TarBombs Game1
Tar Bomb

Hellions can launch a bomb that deals 20 damage to the target unit. Nearby enemies have their movement speed reduced by 25% for 5 seconds.

Usage
Duration 5Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Reach Horner and Han Level 9
Acquisition
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
WildfireExplosives Game1
Wildfire Explosives

Hellbat movement speed is increased by 30%. When Hellbats are killed, they ignite the surrounding area. Enemies in the fire run around in fear for 5 seconds.

Usage
Duration 5Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Hotkey H
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 70Time SC2 Game1
ve
ImmolationFluid Game1
Immolation Fluid

Hellbat attacks cause enemies to burn for an additional 25 damage over 5 seconds.

Acquisition
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve

DevelopmentEdit

The StarCraft II engineering bay was designed to be a more simple structure than its predecessor. It was decided to make it a grounded structure as per the belief that only unit-producing structures should be able to lift off.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  3. 2009-03-19, StarCraft Wire. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-01-06
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  6. 2011, Terran Engineering Bay. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-05-30