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The forge

The forge is a site of protoss technological development. Although their technology is incredibly advanced when compared to that of other species, the protoss constantly strive to enhance and refine their weapons and armor. Work at the forge rarely ceases, as this edifice is where much of the research takes place.[1]

Forges come equipped with an array of power crystals lining the interior to power operations on the inside. The forge also has no entrance, and protoss engineers are warped directly into the structure.[2]

Game StructureEdit

StarCraftEdit

The forge upgrades the armor and weapons of protoss units along with the plasma shields on all protoss units and buildings. The forge allows access to the photon cannon.

Researched UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey W
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Templar archives
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Templar archives
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
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 Templar archives
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Templar archives
  • +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 3
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core

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 3
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core

StarCraft IIEdit

The forge reappears in StarCraft II.

Researched UpgradesEdit

Increases the attack of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
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 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

All protoss commanders gain ground upgrades at the forge. Karax unlocks upgrades for his static defenses at the forge when he reaches Level 6. Alarak unlocks upgrades for his hero unit at the force when he reaches Level 14. Fenix unlocks upgrades for his hero unit at the force when he reaches Level 6.

Karax UpgradesEdit
EnhancedTargeting LotV Icon1
Enhanced Targeting

Increases the range of photon cannons, khaydarin monoliths, and shield batteries by 2.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Hotkey R
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
ve
OptimizedOrdnance LotV Icon1
Optimized Ordnance

Increases the attack rate of photon cannons and khaydarin monoliths by 25%.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Hotkey E
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
ve
FortificationBarrier LotV Icon1
Fortification Barrier

Allows the shield battery to grant defensive structures a shield for 10 seconds that absorbs up to 100 damage.

Usage
Hotkey B
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 30Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
Alarak UpgradesEdit
SC2 Alarak AC - ImposingPresence
Imposing Presence

Alarak's melee attacks stun enemies for 2 seconds. Heroic units are slowed instead.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 14
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
ve
SC2 Alarak AC - Telekinesis
Telekinesis

Destruction Wave knocks enemies back twice as far.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 14
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
ve
Fenix UpgradesEdit
PurifierArmaments SC2 Game1
Purifier Armaments

All of Fenix's Armor Suits gain +15 attack damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 6
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 75 Minerals Terran SC1 75 Gas Terran SC1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
ObservationProtocol SC2 Game1
Observation Protocol

Grants Fenix's Cybros Arbiter Suit detection, allowing him to detect enemy cloaked enemies.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 6
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
AStrongHeart SC2 Game1
A Strong Heart

"I no longer wish to be called by the name Fenix."

Renames Fenix to Talandar.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey C
Cost 25 Minerals Terran SC1 25 Gas Terran SC1 10Time SC2 Game1
ve

ImagesEdit

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.