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- Marine trained from the barracks(src)

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Marine
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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

Enables affected infantry to attack and move 50% more quickly.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cost 10 (marines) / 20 (marauders)HP
Duration 12Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 170Time SC2 Game1
ve

UpgradesEdit

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]

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
ve

Wings of LibertyEdit

Enables affected infantry to attack and move 50% more quickly.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cost 10 (marines) / 20 (marauders)HP
Duration 12Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 170Time SC2 Game1
ve

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]

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 Lab Ultra Capacitors Icon Ultra Capacitors

Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[6]

These self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems. Now each of the weapon upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increases attack speed by 5% in addition to increasing damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve
SC2 Lab VanPlating Icon Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades increase health of affected units by 5% per level.[6]

We have created a new lightweight alloy called vanadium. Vanadium diffuses weapon impacts much more efficiently than traditional armor plating, and it better preserves the life of our units. Now each of the armor upgrades in the armory and engineering bay increases unit life by 5% in addition to increasing armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Marine Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

At BlizzCon 2007, marines had a bayonet attached to their rifles but these disappeared from later versions of their model.[7]

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.[8]

It is voiced by Chris Metzen.

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. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  5. 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. 2007-08-04. StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Shacknews. Accessed 2011-09-10.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010

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