"Hyperion: online and prepped!"

- Matt Horner(src)

The Hyperion appears as a battlecruiser hero unit in the mission "With Friends Like These...".

The Hyperion possesses a Yamato Cannon ability and can deploy tac fighters to aid it in battle. Destroying a pirate capital ship as an optional objective grants it an Electric Field ability that disables nearby enemies for a short time. It can also use the Warp Jump ability to teleport a short distance. When damaged, the Hyperion automatically repairs itself over time.

As the player gathers mineral pick-ups in the level, the Hyperion will be upgraded. Its weapons and Yamato Cannon will deal more damage, its health and armor will increase, it will be able to build and deploy more tac fighters, and the Electric Field ability will stun enemies longer.


Blasts a target with a devastating plasma cannon, causing 300 damage +100 damage for each level of upgrades the Hyperion has, up to 600 damage at max level.

Hotkey Y
Cost 3Time SC2 Game1
Range 10
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1
JumpHyperion SC2 Icon1

Hyperion warps forward a short distance. Can be used to bypass obstacles and avoid enemy fire.

Hotkey Q
Range 10
Cooldown 5Time SC2 Game1
TacFighter SC2 Icon1
Tac Fighters

The Hyperion launches all available tac fighters to attack enemies near the target location. The number of launched fighters is initially six, plus two for each level the hyperion has, to a maximum of twelve at max level. Destroyed tac fighters are rebuilt over time.

Hotkey W
Range 15
ElectricField SC2 Icon1
Electric Field

Sends out an electrical shockwave around the Hyperion, temporarily disabling enemy mechanic units and structures. Duration of stun begins at three seconds, plus an additional second for each Hyperion level, to a maximum of six seconds at maximum level.

Hotkey R
Duration 3 (+1)Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 15Time SC2 Game1

Acquired by destroying the pirate capital ship



For the mission "With Friends Like These" in Heart of the Swarm, the Hyperion originally had additional abilities. It could create a temporary shield to absorb damage, had an Ion Thrusters ability to grant a temporary speed boost, could deploy point-defense drones to shoot down incoming enemy missiles, and could manufacture and deploy cloaked banshees, which could only attack structures.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013