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"Goliath on-line."

- Terran goliath(src)

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This article concerns StarCraft II gameplay. You may be looking for:

Goliath
Goliath SC2 Head2
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Unit
Race

Terran

Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Role

Heavy-fire support unit

Production
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1

Supply

3 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Factory

Requires

Tech lab (attached)

Hotkey

G

Movement
Speed

2.69

Protection
Hit points

125

Armor

1 SC2TerrVehArm

Type

Mechanical

Armor type

Armored

Autocannon
Damage

18

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1.5

Range

6

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2TerrVehWeap

Hellfire Missiles
Damage

8 (+8 vs armored)

Attacks

2

Targets
  • Air
Cooldown

1.5

Range

6

Upgrade/levels

+1/+1 SC2TerrVehWeap

Goliaths appear in StarCraft II. For all intents and purposes, goliaths have been replaced by the cyclone, liberator, thor and viking in the game's multiplayer, as all three units function as superior anti-air fighters and armored support vehicles.

OverviewEdit

In the single-player campaign Raynor's Raiders still operate them, powering them up in the mission "Welcome to the Jungle" in anticipation of heavy air resistance from the Tal'darim. The Terran Dominion also employs them.

StrategyEdit

Goliaths are strong against vikings (air mode), battlecruisers, void rays, carriers, overlords, corruptors, and brood lords. They are also competent against colossus, as well as some lightweight ground units such as zerglings and marines, though not if they are in large numbers. They are weak, however, against marauders, siege tanks, thors, diamondbacks, zealots, stalkers, immortals, hydralisks, and ultralisks, while not being very effective against banshees and mutalisks.

Compared to the viking, the goliath costs one more supply and is less maneuverable in exchange for being lower on the tech tree and very slight advantages in cost and build time. Its ground attack has higher base damage than the viking, but due to a slower rate of fire has ultimately the same DPS. The goliath's anti-air attack deals slightly better damage than the viking against armored units, and has a better rate of fire, but this comes at a cost of range. Its role as a support walker is enhanced greatly by the Multi-Lock Weapons System upgrade, allowing it to target and attack ground and air units simultaneously and greatly boosting its effectiveness when facing a varied enemy force. Once the viking is acquired the goliath's usefulness decreases greatly, as the viking's upgrades also allow it the advantage of splash damage against air units.

Game UnitEdit

Wings of LibertyEdit

UpgradesEdit

Increases the attack damage of terran vehicles.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve

Increases the armor of terran vehicles

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey V
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
ve

Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[1]

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.[1]

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
Multi-lockWeaponsSystem SC2 Icon1 Multi-Lock Weapons System

Allows goliaths to attack air and ground units simultaneously.

This improved version of the goliath allows the missile launcher and autocannons to acquire separate targets and fire simultaneously. This upgrade is ideal when fighting ground targets with heavy air support.[2]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $50,000
ve
CharonBooster SC2 Icon1 Ares-Class Targeting System

Goliaths gain +3 missile range and +1 cannon range.

This advanced targeting system lets the goliath's missiles locate and lock on to more distant targets. The targeting system also features an AI that can better predict the paths of moving targets, letting the goliath's autocannons hit ground targets from a greater distance.[2]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $90,000
ve

Damaged mechanical units recover hit points when out of combat, at a rate of 0.6015 each second.[3]

Our ship and vehicle hulls are now made from a material called Regenerative Bio-Steel. This material uses internal nanobots to slowly repair any damage the hull sustains. While this regeneration process is much slower than conventional SCV repairs, it can be the difference between life and death if no SCVs are available.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

Goliaths are exclusive to Rory Swann in Co-op Missions. They no longer require a tech lab to build, making them compatible with the reactor. Nova gains access to the advanced strike goliath, with enhanced life, damage and abilities.

UpgradesEdit

AresSystem SC2 Icon1 Ares-Class Targeting System

Increases Goliath's air attack range by 3 and ground attack range by 1.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
MultiLockWeapons SC2 Icon1 Multi-Lock Weapons System

Goliaths can attack ground and air units simultaneously.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Swann Level 7
Acquisition
Hotkey L
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 Swann AC - VehicleSpecialist Vehicle Specialist

Swann trains vehicles and starships 20% faster than other Commanders. Building factories does not cost vespene gas.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
ve
SC2 Swann AC - MechnicalKnowhow Mechnical Know-how

Increases the life of Swann's vehicles and starships by 20%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Swann Level 15.
ve

Nova Covert OpsEdit

Goliaths are available to Nova starting mission Trouble in Paradise.

UpgradesEdit

Multi-lockWeaponsSystem SC2 Icon1 Laser Targeting System

Goliath is able to attack ground and air units simultaneously.

ve
LaserTargetSystem SC2-NCO Icon1 Laser Targeting System

Increases range of goliath's air attack by 3 and ground attack by 1.

ve
JumpJet SC2-NCO Icon1 Jump Jet

The goliath can move up and down cliffs.

Usage
Passive
Cooldown 4Time SC2 Game1
ve

Equipped mechanical unit regenerates 10 HP a second when out of combat.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Destroy all zerg hatcheries in "Trouble in Paradise."
ve
OptimizedLogistics SC2NCO1 Optimized Logistics

Significantly reduces the time required to train the unit.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Obtain the special weaponry in "In the Enemy's Shadow."
ve

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.

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