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The interceptor is a type of protoss robotic strike craft. They are the primary weapon of carriers.

OverviewEdit

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An interceptor

Interceptors are fast, maneuverable, computer-guided strike craft. They may deploy to engage enemy strike craft or ground units.[1] The plasma charges of a flight of interceptors may threaten capital ships.[2]

Carriers manufacture interceptors. When deployed the strike craft attack and retreat rapidly to the carrier for repairs and rearmament. The details of the smooth orchestrated deployment of carrier-borne interceptors is a matter of interest to terran scientists.[1]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraftEdit

Interceptor
Interceptor SC1 Rend1
Unit
Race

Protoss

Role

Robotic Strike Fighter

Armament

Pulse Cannon

Properties
Size

Small

Sight range

6

Production
Minerals

25 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

18 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Carrier

Hotkey

I

Movement
Speed

13.33

Protection
Shields

40

Hit points

40

Armor

0

Combat
Ground attack

6

Air attack

6

Cooldown

1

Attack range

4

Carriers attack through interceptors. During combat more interceptors must be built to replace casualties. Interceptors have the shields automatically recharged without cost upon returning to the carrier. Forcing interceptors to return at opportune moments may extend the life of the swarm.

Interceptors self-destruct if their parent carrier is destroyed. Interceptors automatically return to the parent carrier if the carrier is disabled (eg. Lockdown), and resume attacking once the carrier is active again. Interceptors are selectable but no orders may be given.

UpgradesEdit

AirWeapons SC1 Upgrd1 Air Weapons
Researched at

Cybernetics core

Hotkey

W

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Protoss SC1

175 Gas Protoss SC1

250 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Fleet beacon

Notes
AirArmor SC1 Upgrd1 Air Armor
Researched at

Cybernetics core

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

225 Gas Protoss SC1

300 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Fleet beacon

Notes
PlasmaShield SC1 Upgrd1 Plasma Shields
Researched at

Forge

Hotkey

S

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

200 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

400 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 Gas Protoss SC1

300 Gas Protoss SC1

400 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Cybernetics core

Notes
  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
CarrierCapacity SC1 Upgrd1 Carrier Capacity
Researched at

Fleet beacon

Hotkey

C

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

100 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
  • Increases the number of interceptors carriers can hold at once by 4 (to 8).

StarCraft IIEdit

Interceptor
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Unit
Race

Protoss

Role

Combat drone

Armament
  • Interceptor beams
Properties
Sight range

7

Production
Minerals

25 Minerals Terran SC1

Psi

0 ProtossSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

8 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Carrier

Hotkey

I

Movement
Speed

7.5

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

0

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

0.25

Protection
Shields

40

Shield
regen/second

2

Hit points

40

Armor

0 SC2ProtUpgrdAirArm

Type
Armor type

Light

Interceptor beams
Damage

5

Attacks

2

Targets
  • Ground
  • Air
Cooldown

3

Range

2

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2ProtUpgrdAirWeap

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

25

Production
score

25

Interceptors return in StarCraft II as the carrier's armament. Interceptors can be replaced automatically. They're automatically destroyed if the parent carrier is destroyed.

Interceptors make two rapid attacks, one right after the other, each dealing 5 damage.[3]

Unlike in StarCraft interceptors are unselectable in-game.

UpgradesEdit

GravitonCatapault SC2 Game1 Graviton Catapult
Researched at

Fleet beacon

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

80 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Launch interceptors faster.

Edit
SC2 ProAirWeap Air Weapons
Researched at

Cybernetics core

Hotkey

E

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Protoss SC1

175 Gas Protoss SC1

250 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases attack damage of protoss air units.

Edit
SC2 ProAirArm Air Armor
Researched at

Cybernetics Core

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

225 Gas Protoss SC1

300 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases protoss air unit armor.

Edit
SC2 ProShields Plasma Shields
Researched at

Forge

Hotkey

S

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Protoss SC1

225 Gas Protoss SC1

300 Gas Protoss SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Edit

Heart of the Swarm DevelopmentEdit

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

In Heart of the Swarm the carrier was removed, effectively removing interceptors as well.[4] However, during the Heart of the Swarm beta, the carrier was added back to the game.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Carrier. StarCraft II. Accessed 2008-04-08
  2. Carrier. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed 2008-04-04
  3. Benwa. 2009-04-04. ESL Finals Paris: Stats and Q&A. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  4. 2011-10-21. Blizzard Cuts and Adds StarCraft II Units. IGN. Accessed 2011-10-21.
  5. Cloaken. 2012-09-14. Balance Update #2 9/14/2012. Battle.net, accessed on 2012-09-14

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