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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]

Game StructureEdit

StarCraftEdit

Engineering Bay
EngineeringBay SC1 Game1
Structure
Race

Terran

Role

Infantry research center

Production
Minerals

125 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

60 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

SCV

Requires

Command center

Protection
Hit points

850

Armor

1

Function
Allows

Missile turret

Research

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

Researched UpgradesEdit

UpgradeInfantryWeapons Terran SC1 Infantry Weapons
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

W

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Science facility

Notes
UpgradeInfantryArmor Terran SC1 Infantry Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Science facility

Notes

Building AbilitiesEdit

LiftOff Icon SC1 Lift Off
Usage
Hotkey

L

Notes

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.[2]

StarCraft IIEdit

Engineering Bay
EngineeringBay SC2 DevRend1
Structure
Race

Terran

Role

Infantry and building research center

Production
Minerals

125 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

35 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

SCV

Requires

Command center

Hotkey

E

Protection
Hit points

850

Armor

1 (+2 with Building Armor) BuildingArmor SC2 Game1

Type
Armor type

Armored

Function
Allows
Research

See below

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

SC2 TerrInfWeap Infantry Weapons
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

E

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Armory

Notes
Edit
SC2 TerrInfArm Infantry Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Armory

Notes
Edit
SC2TerranHi-Sec Hi-Sec Auto Tracking
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

H

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

80 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

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

Edit
BuildingArmor SC2 Game1 Building Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

B

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

140 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
Edit
NeosteelFrame SC2 Game1 Neosteel Frame
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$50,000

Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

N

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
Edit

Building UpgradesEdit

BuildingArmor SC2 Game1 Building Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

B

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

140 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
Edit

Wings of LibertyEdit

SC2 Lab Ultra Capacitors Icon Ultra Capacitors
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

5 protoss research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Attack upgrades at the armory and engineering bay improved cooldown by 5% per level. Self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems.[3]

Edit
SC2 Lab VanPlating Icon Vanadium Plating
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

5 protoss research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Armor upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increase health by 5% per level. Vanadium better disperses weapon impacts than standard armor.[3]

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FireSuppression SC2 DevGame1 Fire Suppression System
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

$90,000

Researched at

Hyperion armory

Notes

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 50% structural integrity.[4]

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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.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2009-03-19, StarCraft Wire. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-01-06
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  5. 2011, Terran Engineering Bay. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-05-30

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