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"Ahh... turns out I hate the smell of napalm in the morning."

- Terran firebat(src)

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The firebat is available in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign. It is unlocked by playing the mission "The Evacuation", available after Chief Engineer Rory Swann was able to procure them for Raynor's Raiders.[1] The marauder replaced the firebat in multiplayer, because the firebat is effectively an alternative to the hellion.[2]

When compared to the hellion, the firebat is tougher when given Juggernaut Plating (especially against zerglings and zealots), has a faster rate of fire, can load into bunkers, and can be paired with medics or medivac dropships, making it better defensively and giving it more staying power. The hellion, however, is slightly cheaper (does not cost any gas), far faster, has more range and deals more damage per shot (against light units), making it more powerful offensively. The two also have different armor properties, giving them different counters. Overall, the firebat is considered to be more useful than the hellion in the campaign due to its medic/medivac pairings, along with the campaign being a setting where speed is less critical.[3]

Firebats are playable in Co-op Missions if the player chooses Jim Raynor as their commander.[4]

Firebats are strong against marines, reapers, zerglings, banelings, infested terrans, and zealots. They are weak against marauders, siege tanks, diamondbacks, stalkers, immortals, archons, roaches, and ultralisks.

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

Wings of LibertyEdit

The firebat's attack area increases by +40%.

The upgraded gauntlet channels the flamer's fuel through multiple ports rather than the single port of the previous generation, resulting in a much wider flame without any loss of intensity, allowing your firebats to hold enemies at bay with a literal wall of fire.[5]

Incinerator Gauntlets was previously known as Bearclaw Nozzles.[6]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $40,000
ve

Firebats gain +2 armor

Juggernaut Plating strengthens the firebat's natural weak spots and thickens the helmet and chest pieces. This upgrade allows firebats to shrug off the attacks of other infantry units and soak up incredible amounts of damage from smart-arms fire.[5]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $85,000
ve

Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[7]

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.[7]

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

Co-op MissionsEdit

Firebats are exclusive to Jim Raynor in Co-op Missions.

AbilitiesEdit

Enables affected infantry to attack and move 50% more quickly.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cost 10 (marines) / 20 (marauders)HP
Duration 11Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 121Time SC2 Game1
ve

UpgradesEdit

SC2StimPack
Stimpacks

Marines, marauders and firebats can use stimpacks, increasing their attack and movement speeds by 75% for a period of time.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cost 5HP
Duration 15Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
IncineratorGauntlets SC2-LotV Icon1
Incinerator Gauntlets

Increases firebat's attack radius by 40%.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 4
Acquisition
Hotkey G
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
JuggernautPlating SC2-LotV Icon1
Juggernaut Plating

Increases firebat's base armor by 2 and base HP by 100.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 4
Acquisition
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
InfantrySpecialist SC2 Coop Icon
Rapid Recruitment

Raynor's infantry units are able to use Improved Stim. (Increases movement and attack speeds by 75% for 15 seconds at the cost of 5 health.)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
NanoProjectors SC2 Coop Icon
Nano Projectors

Increases attack range of firebats and heal range of medics by 2, for a total of 4.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 3.
ve
VanadiumPlating SC2CoopIcon
Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increase the life of affected units in addition to increasing their armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 10.
ve
MercMunitions SC2 Coop Icon
Mercenary Munitions

Increases the attack speed of Raynor's combat units by 15%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 15.
ve

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Firebat Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Firebat/Development

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Evacuation (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. 2010-04-30, StarCraft II: GIantBomb interviews Dustin Browder. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2010-05-06
  3. 2011-05-31, May 2011 HoTS Fansite Interview. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2011-05-31
  4. 2015-08-08, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void - Allied Commanders Mode - GamesCom 2015. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-13
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  6. 2010-02-28, StarCraft II Beta Game Images. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2010-05-22
  7. 7.0 7.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.