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Marine
Marine SC2 DevRend2
Unit
Race

Terran

Role

General-purpose infantry

Armament

C-14 rifle

Protection

CMC Powered Combat Suit

Properties
Transport
size

1

Sight range

9

Production
Minerals

50 Minerals Terran SC1

Supply

1 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

25 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Barracks

Hotkey

A

Movement
Speed

2.25

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

46.0625

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

0.375

Protection
Hit points

45 (+10 with Combat Shield) SC2MarineShield

Armor

0 SC2TerrUpgrdInfArm

Type
Armor type

Light

C-14 rifle
Damage

6

Targets
  • Ground
  • Air
Cooldown

0.8608

Range

5 (+1 range in a bunker)

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2TerrUpgrdInfWeap

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

100

Production
score

50

The marine is the basic infantry unit of terran forces.

StrategiesEdit

The marine's ballistic alloy combat shield grants more hit points, giving them more survivability against high-damage units. As long as the marine can survive a hit, a medivac dropship can quickly heal it.[1]

Marines excel against immortals, given their vulnerability to low-damage units.[2] However, they are weak against the colossi, due to splash damage from their thermal lances[3] and the high templar's area-of-effect psionic storm. Marines are also ineffective against heavily armored units such as thors, ultralisks, carriers, and battlecruisers. Groups of siege tanks in siege mode can also easily wipe out large numbers of marines far from the latter's range.

They are a crucial component of the MMM strategy, which is particularly effective against protoss zealot/stalker combo and massive zerg roach army. Large formations of marines can also easily counter void rays.

AbilitiesEdit

SC2StimPack StimPack
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$50,000

Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

170 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

T

Usage
Hit points
Duration

12 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

T

Notes

Enables affected infantry to attack and move 50% more quickly. Marauders do not have access to stimpacks in the campaign.

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UpgradesEdit

SC2MarineShield Combat Shield
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$80,000

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

C

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the hit points of marines by 10. The marine model changes to have a shield attached to the left shoulderguard.[4] The M98 combat shield is composed of 30 mm of bonded carbide.[5]

Edit
SC2 TerrInfWeap Infantry Weapons
Researched at

Engineering bay

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 Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Armory

Notes
Edit
SC2 TerrInfArm Infantry Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Armory

Notes
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Wings of LibertyEdit

SC2StimPack StimPack
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$50,000

Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

170 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

T

Usage
Hit points
Duration

12 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

T

Notes

Enables affected infantry to attack and move 50% more quickly. Marauders do not have access to stimpacks in the campaign.

Edit
SC2MarineShield Combat Shield
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$80,000

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

C

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the hit points of marines by 10. The marine model changes to have a shield attached to the left shoulderguard.[4] The M98 combat shield is composed of 30 mm of bonded carbide.[5]

Edit
SC2 Lab Ultra Capacitors Icon Ultra Capacitors
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

5 protoss research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Attack upgrades at the armory and engineering bay improved cooldown by 5% per level. Self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems.[6]

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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.[6]

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QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Marine Quotations

ImagesEdit

TriviaEdit

In the StarCraft II Map Editor one can find a marine with 3 different dances like the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" and the moonwalk.[7]

DevelopmentEdit

At BlizzCon 2007, marines had a bayonet attached to their rifles but these disappeared from later versions of their model.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Yup, the Marines still have upgradable shields, making a huge difference late game against more high damage units. As long as those Marines can survive that initial hit, the Medivac Dropships does an awesome job of bringing them back to full health in no time. Karune. 2008-09-16. What happened with the marines and shields? Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-09-16.
  2. 2007-05-19. Gameplay Trailer. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-08-12.
  3. Karune. 2008-02-08. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 29. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-02-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  8. 2007-08-04. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Shacknews. Accessed 2011-09-10.
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