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Unit
Race

Terran

Affiliation

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
RaynorsRaiders SC2 Logo1 Raynor's Raiders

Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Role

Heavy transport

Transport
capacity

30

Production
Minerals

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 TerranVespene SC2 Game1

Supply

6 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Campaign Cost

15 zerg research points[1]

Build time

70 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Starport

Requires
Hotkey

H

Movement
Speed

2.75

Protection
Hit points

500

Armor

3 SC2TerrShipArm

Type
Armor type

Armored

Function
Abilities

Instantaneous deployment
Escape pods

The Hercules dropship is a terran aerospace vehicle.

OverviewEdit

The Hercules dropship is a retrofitted version of the Hercules-class cargo ship, carried out by Raynor's Raiders. They have a reinforced superstructure thanks to Egon Stetmann's research of zerg biology. It has a large carrying capacity and can deploy troops at record speeds. Should the Hercules be destroyed, its occupants can escape in survival pods. While they will suffer damage, most would agree that it is preferable to the alternative of death.[2]

Game UnitEdit

The dropship is available in the Wings of Liberty single-player campaign. The Hercules is unlocked through spending 15 zerg research points. It has 30 passenger slots, allowing it to carry nearly four times the number of passengers as normal transports can, and deploys all of its units simultaneously.[1] Transported units survive a Hercules' destruction. They sustain damage and are ejected in survival pods.[3] The Hercules may be used to transport thors, and can carry three of them at a time, since each thor takes up eight slots when transported. This leaves six slots to spare.

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Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

15 zerg research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Unlocks the Hercules. This cannot be unlocked if the predator has been unlocked.[2]

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AbilitiesEdit

RapidDeployment SC2 Icon1 Rapid Deployment
Notes

The Hercules deploys loaded troops almost instantly.

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UpgradesEdit

SC2 TerrAirArm Terran Ship Plating
Researched at

Armory

Hotkey

P

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

225 Gas Terran SC1

300 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the armor of all terran air units.

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SC2 Lab VanPlating Icon Vanadium Plating
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

5 protoss research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Armor upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increase health by 5% per level. Vanadium better disperses weapon impacts than standard armor.[4]

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SC2 Lab BioSteel Icon Regenerative Bio-Steel
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

20 zerg research points

Acquisition
Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Damaged ships and vehicles recover hit points over time.[2]

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QuotationsEdit

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Unit profile

See: StarCraft II Hercules Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

  • The Hercules dropship uses the same model as colony ships, only smaller. Indeed, the dropship stemmed from the conception of the colony ship.[5]
  • The Hercules has two unused Hyperion armory upgrades; Rapid Deployment and Survival Pods. In the release version of the Wings of Liberty campaign, the abilities are enabled by default for Hercules and do not need to be researched. A third (likely) unused upgrade is also present as a button texture. It does not have a proper name however and is simply named 'hurculescantrainunit', alluding all Hercules dropships to have been able to essentially become mobile barracks.[6]

TriviaEdit

  • Hercules, also known as Heracles, was a Roman-Greek demigod noted for his strength.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-04-22. April 19 Single Player Campaign Info and Press Event. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-04-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  3. 2010-07-24, Wings of Liberty Campaign Overview Accessed 2010-07-24.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  5. 2010, Starcraft 2: Colonist Ship. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010

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