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The fleet beacon

The fleet beacon is a protoss advanced building. Easily recognizable, the fleet beacon is built around a huge sphere carved from the largest and purest of khaydarin crystals. The beacon focuses psi through this sphere to strengthen and magnify the warp rift created by the stargate, allowing it to teleport the largest of protoss warships.[1]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraft Edit

Fleet Beacon
SC1 Fleet Beacon
Structure
Race

Protoss

Production
Minerals

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 Gas Protoss SC1

Build time

60 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Probe

Requires

Stargate

Hotkey

F

Protection
Shields

500

Hit points

500

Armor

1

Function
Research

The fleet beacon provides upgrades to most protoss air units and gives access to the carrier.

Researched AbilitiesEdit

DisruptWeb Icon SC1 Disruption Web

The Corsair pilot can focus their psychic energy through the vessel's Neutron Emitter, which creates psionic static which disrupts neural impulses and renders computer-directed attacks inaccurate. The web is drawn towards the magnetic resonance found in ores and minerals. This static prevents all ground units and buildings (including base defenses such as bunkers and missile turrets) from attacking while they remain under it, but does not prevent attacks from outside. Affected units may still be attacked and damaged by units outside the web.

Usage
Hotkey D
Cost 125 Energy Terran SC1
Range 9
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey D
Cost 80Time SC2 Game1

Researched UpgradesEdit

  • Increases Scout sight range by 2 (to 10).
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey A
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1
  • Increases Scout movement speed.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey G
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 166Time SC2 Game1
CarrierCapacity SC1 Upgrd1 Carrier Capacity
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
ArgusJewel SC1 Upgrd1 Argus Jewel
  • Increases the Corsair's maximum energy by 50.
  • Increases corsair starting energy from 50 to 62.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey J
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 166Time SC2 Game1

Building UpgradesEdit

  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core
Level =Level 3
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core

DevelopmentEdit

During the StarCraft alpha, the fleet beacon was known as the "warp accelerator."[2]

StarCraft IIEdit

Fleet Beacon
FleetBeacon SC2 Rend1
Structure
Race

Protoss

Production
Minerals

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1

Build time

60 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Probe

Requires

Stargate

Hotkey

F

Protection
Shields

500

Hit points

500

Armor

1

Type
Armor type

Armored

Function
Research

The fleet beacon plays a similar role in StarCraft II. It is a requirement for production of carriers, tempests and motherships.

Researched UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve

Launch interceptors faster.

Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

Artanis, Vorazun, and Karax have additional upgrades for their starships available at the fleet beacon.

Artanis UpgradesEdit
AnionPulseCrystals SC2 Game1 Anion Pulse-Crystals

Increases 's attack range by 2.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey R
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
DoubleGraviton SC2-LotV Icon Double Graviton Beam

When the phoenix uses Graviton Beam on a target, another nearby enemy unit is also levitated.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Artanis Level 12.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
Distintegration SC2LotV Icon Disintegration

Target enemy unit or structure takes 10 damage every 0.4 seconds for duration, up to 500 damage.

Usage
Hotkey D
Range 15
Duration 20Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 90Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Artanis Level 12.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey D
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
Vorazun UpgradesEdit
DisruptionWeb SC2-LotV Icon Disruption Web

Enemy ground units in the area of effect cannot attack. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey D
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 30Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
PrismaticRange SC2-LotV Icon Prismatic Range

Void rays gain increased attack range as their beams increase in strength, up to +3 range at max charge.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 12.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
StasisCalibration SC2-LotV Icon Stasis Calibration

Enemies trapped in the oracle's Stasis Ward can now be attacked.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 12.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey A
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
StealthDrive SC2-LotV Icon Stealth Drive

Corsairs are now permanently cloaked.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 12.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
Karax UpgradesEdit
AnionPulseCrystals SC2 Game1 Anion Pulse-Crystals

Increases mirage's attack range by 2.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey R
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
PhasingArmor SC2-LotV Icon1 Phasing Armor

The phoenix becomes temporarily immune to damage when attacked.

Usage
Passive
Cooldown 5Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 14
Acquisition
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
RepairDrones SC2-LotV Icon1 Repair Drones

Carriers are accompanied by two robotic drones that automatically repair nearby mechanical allied units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 14
Acquisition
Hotkey D
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve

Building UpgradesEdit

  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve

DevelopmentEdit

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Renders, accessed on 2011-07-20

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