The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

The high templar lost the Khaydarin Crystal amulet upgrade as of patch 1.3.

KhaydarinAmulet SC2 Game1
Khaydarin Amulet
Purchased from Templar archives
Hotkey K
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1

Beta DevelopmentEdit

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Phase Shift

The high templar can temporarily banish an enemy unit from play. A phased unit cannot be targeted nor can it attack.[1]

Hotkey E[1]
Cost 50[1] Energy Terran SC1
Duration 8[1]Time SC2 Game1

Alpha DevelopmentEdit

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Plasma Surge

Restores 50 shield points of all friendly protoss units in an area of effect.

Hotkey E
Cost 75 Energy Terran SC1
Cooldown 3Time SC2 Game1

The high templar lost the Plasma Surge ability as of June 2009 and gained Time Rift instead.[2]

The high templar used to have the Hallucination ability.[3]

The high templar used to have the Force Field ability.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010
  2. Time Bomb is now known as the Temporal Rift and is cast by the High Templar.

    Plasma Surge is no longer in the multiplayer version of the game, but will still be in the editor.

    The Dark Pylon is now known as the Obelisk - primarily because it no longer cloaks units and no longer provides pylon power/supply. This change was mostly due to balance, since it is relatively easy to spam Dark Pylons everywhere and instantly have a Psi Storm recharge point to decimate incoming forces.
    Karune. 2009-06-08. Lack of EMP = more Archons? (post 11) StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-06-09.
  3. Karune. 2007-10-29. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 19. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2007-10-30.
  4. Stapleton, Dan. "StarCraft II." PC Gamer Magazine 164 (August 2007): 20-30.