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- Terran firebat(src)

The firebat is a terran infantry unit in StarCraft.

OverviewEdit

The firebat's attack is optimized against groups of small-sized units, as it deals concussive splash damage. Firebats are most useful in the early game, as all of the base units for the three races are small. Supported by medics, firebats can stand up to zealots despite the large difference in health between them. With stims and medics, firebats can easily defeat swarms of zerglings, especially when positioned at choke points. Unlike marines, firebats cannot attack air targets. However, firebats are less effective against more durable targets, and do not work well in large numbers, due to their limited range of attack.

The firebat's attack is ranged, but it still works under the defiler's Dark Swarm. The attack also deals full damage against protoss shields, regardless of the size of the unit.

AbilitiesEdit

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Firebat profile (StarCraft: Remastered)

Marines and firebats double their rate of fire and increase their movement rate for a limited period of time.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cost 10HP
Acquisition
Purchased from Academy
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1

UpgradesEdit

  • +1 bonus per attack per level for ghosts, and marines.
  • +2 bonus per attack per level for firebats.
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

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft Firebat Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

Firebats could originally set doodads (like trees) on fire.[1]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Beta. StarCraft Evolution. Accessed 2011-12-08.