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Hellbat
Hellbat SC2-HotS Art3
Latest sighting

2505

Physical
Race

Terran

Type

Buggy/Bi-pedal battle walker

Propulsion

Four wheels/Two legs

Armaments

Infernal flamethrower

Political
Role
  • Tactical assault walker (walker mode)
  • Raider (vehicle mode)
Personnel
Crew

1 (pilot)

The hellbat, formerly called the battle hellion,[1] is a transforming terran vehicle based on the hellion.

OverviewEdit

Due to the good performance of the original hellion designed, the Terran Dominion opted to provide an upgrade to the vehicle. The hellbat makes use of its predecessor’s base platform but adds state of the art robotics to the design. The most striking advancement comes in “battle mode,” which reconfigures the buggy into a mechanized walker. In battle mode, the hellion’s infernal flamethrower transitions for immediate use, while a thick layer of heat shielding beneath the hellion’s chassis expands and re-forms to protect both robot and driver. By combining the original vehicle’s speed, agility and firepower with the new battle mode’s strength, armor and durability, the hellbat is said to represent "the future of tactical assault technology."[2]

Game UnitEdit

Hellbat
BattleHellion SC2 Head1
BattleHellion SC2-HotS DevRend1
Unit
Race

Terran

Affiliation

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Campaign

Heart of the Swarm

Armament

Napalm Spray

Properties
Transport
size

4

Production
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Supply

2 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

30 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Factory

Upgrades from

Hellion

Requires

Armory

Movement
Speed

2.25

Protection
Hit points

135

Armor

0 SC2TerrVehArm

Type
Armor type

Light

Napalm Spray
Damage

18 (splash radius 45)[3]

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

2

Range

2

Upgrade/level

+2 SC2TerrVehWeap

Function
Upgrades to

Hellion

The hellbat is produced directly from the factory with an armory requirement. The factory can also produce the hellion directly.

In comparison to the hellion, the hellbat's attack has a shorter, but stronger and wider flame. It is slower than its counterpart, but also tougher. While the hellion is mechanical, the hellbat is both biological and mechanical, and can both be repaired and healed.

The hellbat is an effective counter unit to massed (charging) zealots.[4] Its attack is effective against groups of light units such as zerglings, zealots, hydralisks, marines and some short-range armored units such as the roach. Being biological and a slow mover makes it easily kited—it is weak against the archon, stalker, marauder, and baneling.

UpgradesEdit

SC2 TerrVehWeap Terran Vehicle and Ship Weapons
Researched at

Armory

Hotkey

E

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the attack damage of terran vehicles and spacecraft.

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SC2 TerrVehArm Terran Vehicle and Ship Plating
Researched at

Armory

Hotkey

V

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the armor of terran vehicles and spacecraft

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InfernalPreigniter SC2 Game1 Infernal Pre-Igniter
Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

I

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the hellion's attack damage by +5 (to +11) vs light units and the hellbat's attack damage by +12 vs light units. The flame changes to a blue color.

The flame color on the icon was changed to blue in patch 1.3.5.

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Transformation Servos
Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

T

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Notes

Allows the hellion and hellbat to transform between modes freely.

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AbilitiesEdit

  • Hellion Mode (E): With the Transformation Servos upgrade, a hellbat can transform into a hellion. The transformation takes 4 seconds.

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Hellbat Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Hellion/Development

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cloaken. 2012-10-12. Balance Update #6 (10/12/2012) Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion. Accessed 2012-10-12.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-12-20. Hellbat. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-12-21.
  3. Spyrian. 2013-01-09. Beta Balance Update #11 – January 9, 2013. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2013-01-10.
  4. June, 2012, Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm "New Units" Explained by David Kim. G4, accessed on 2012-06-21

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