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The guardian is a zerg air unit in StarCraft.

OverviewEdit

The guardian is converted from an existing mutalisk. It has an anti-ground attack that out-ranges almost all ground-to-air weapons, and in large groups can be particularly devastating as a bomber unit. While the guardian has a respectable attack of 20 (26 when fully upgraded), it has no defense against enemy air units and is vulnerable to ground-to-air units when on the run. The slow speed of the guardian also renders it vulnerable to area-of-effect spells such as psionic storm and irradiate.

ProductionEdit

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Guardian Morph

Causes mutalisk to morph into a guardian.

Usage
Hotkey G
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 1 mutalisk
Acquisition
Required Greater Spire

UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from
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 Lair
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

+1 bonus to armor per level for overlords, mutalisks, guardians, devourers, scourge and queen.

Acquisition
Purchased from
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

DevelopmentEdit

During development, scourges (or "avengers" as they were then known) emerged from destroyed guardians.[1]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998