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The fusion core, formerly known as the anti-matter core[1] and deep space relay,[2] is a terran structure in StarCraft II.

The fusion core allows the production of battlecruisers and is associated with battlecruiser-specific abilities.

Game StructureEdit

VersusEdit

Researched Upgrades and AbilitiesEdit

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Behemoth Reactor

Increases the starting energy of the battlecruiser by 25.

Acquisition
Purchased from Fusion core
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1
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Enables use of the Battlecruiser Yamato Cannon, dealing 300 damage to a target.

Acquisition
Purchased from Fusion core
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 43Time SC2 Game1
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Building UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
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Wings of LibertyEdit

In the Wings of Liberty campaign, the fusion core allows the production of the Hercules dropship at a starport.

Building UpgradesEdit

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 half life.[3]

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Complete eleven missions.
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $90,000
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Co-op MissionsEdit

Jim Raynor and Mira Han and Matt Horner can construct fusion cores in Co-op Missions. The structure provides upgrades for Han and Horner.

Han and Horner UpgradesEdit

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Overcharged Reactor

Sovereign Battlecruiser weapons systems are upgraded to a powerful particle cannon that deals 100 damage per attack.

Usage
Hotkey Mini Yamato: E
ATA/ATS Lasers: D
Cooldown 1Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Reach Han and Horner Level 13
Acquisition
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
NapalmPayload Game1
Napalm Payload

Precision Strikes ignite the target location with napalm. Enemies units that touch the napalm take an additional 100 damage over 10 seconds.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Reach Han and Horner Level 13
Acquisition
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
Required Fusion core
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DevelopmentEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

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Fusion core during development

The fusion core experienced a rather rushed and unplanned development. It was the intention of the designers that advanced terran structures feature circular shapes, but the fusion core's shape became simple and repetitive. The front and back pistons were tweaked to oval shapes to make them more interesting.[4]

Players used to have a choice between three abilities on each battlecruiser. This was removed from multiplayer by the beta, but is featured in the campaign.[5]

Weapon Refit[6]

A battlecruiser will have the choice of being upgraded with either the Yamato Cannon, the Missile Barrage attack, or the Defensive Matrix, but cannot have more than one. Once one has been chosen, the battlecruiser may not switch.[7][8] The upgrades are made individually (by selecting the battlecruiser).[9] Upgrading the battlecruiser is very quick.[10]

Usage
Cost 150[6] Minerals Terran SC1 150[6] Gas Terran SC1 60[11][10]Time SC2 Game1
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ImagesEdit

References Edit

  1. Fusion Core building? Is that the same as the space relay / anti-matter core building that is a requirement for battle cruisers?

    Yup, that's the one. Karune, Random_user07. 2009-04-03. the Terran Medivac. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-04-03.
  2. GearvOsh. 2008-10-12. Updated Unit & Building Statistics. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2008-10-18.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  4. 2011, SC2: Terran Fusion Core. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-06-11
  5. Michael Graf. 2010-03-25. Starcraft 2 - Exclusive interview with lead designer Dustin Browder. Gamestar. Accessed 2010-03-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Terran Battlecruiser. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-09-12.
  7. Karune. 2007-10-05. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 16. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2007-10-05.
  8. 2008-03-17. Lipton. I interview Joneagle about his experience with Starcraft 2. StarFeeder. Accessed 2008-03-29.
  9. StarCraft Source staff, Frank Pearce, Bob Colayco. Interview with Frank Pierce and Bob Colayco. StarCraft Source. Accessed 2008-09-02.
  10. 10.0 10.1 imba.Adolf [RA]. 2009-11-08. We played Starcraft 2: A Report From IgroMir, Day 2. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-11-09.
  11. Terran Fusion Core. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-10-04.