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Interceptors return in StarCraft II as the carrier's armament.

Game UnitEdit

Wings of LibertyEdit

By default, constructing interceptors is set to autocast; they can be replaced automatically. They're automatically destroyed if the parent carrier is destroyed. Unlike in StarCraft interceptors are unselectable in-game.

Legacy of the VoidEdit

In Legacy of the Void, interceptors can be permanently launched from a carrier using its "release interceptors" ability. They can be launched to any location, but self-destruct after 60 seconds.[1] Interceptors make two rapid attacks, one right after the other, each dealing 5 damage.[2]

Nova Covert OpsEdit

In Nova Covert Ops, interceptors are an armament of certain Tal'darim motherships.[3]

Co-op MissionsEdit

Karax and Fenix can deploy interceptors via carriers.

UpgradesEdit

Launch interceptors faster. The first four interceptors are launched at a cooldown of .089, the last four at .18.

Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 57Time SC2 Game1
ve

Increases attack damage of protoss air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics core
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
ve

Increases protoss air unit armor.

Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics Core
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
ve
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve

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The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm which is no longer valid.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 temporarily removed, effectively removing interceptors as well.[4] However, during the Heart of the Swarm beta, the carrier was added back to the game.[5]

The cost of interceptors will be increased to 15 minerals in an upcoming patch.[6]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. 2015-03-18. Legacy of the Void Beta Preview. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2015-03-18.
  2. Benwa. 2009-04-04. ESL Finals Paris: Stats and Q&A. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Trouble in Paradise (in English). 2016-08-02.
  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
  6. 2017-08-17, StarCraft II Multiplayer - Major Design Changes. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-08-20