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MULE
MULE SC2 Rend1
Unit
Race

Terran

Role

Prototype harvesting unit

Properties
Life span

90 Time SC2 Game1

Sight range

8

Production
Energy cost

50 Energy Terran SC1

Supply

0 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Produced from

Orbital command

Hotkey

E

Movement
Speed

2.8125

Acceleration

2.5

Lateral
acceleration

46

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

0.375

Protection
Hit points

60

Armor

0 SC2TerrUpgrdInfArm

Type
Armor type

Light

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

0

Production
score

0

Miscellaneous
Notes

MULES are dropped via drop pod anywhere viewable on the map.

The Mobile Utility Lunar Excavator[1] (MULE) is an experimental terran mining robot. It is still in the prototype stage and has a limited battery life.[2]

Game Unit

MULEs are summoned by the orbital command's Calldown: MULE ability. Each drop pod contains one MULE. A MULE takes about three times longer to finish mining a load than an SCV, but retrieves 30 minerals per load, meaning that it collects minerals approximately twice as quickly as an SCV (SCVs retrieve 5 minerals per load). A MULE and an SCV may mine from the same mineral patch simultaneously.

MULEs mine the same amount from high yield mineral patches.[3]

A MULE summoned directly onto a mineral patch will harvest 270 minerals before running out of energy.[4]

Production

MULECalldown SC2 Icon1 Calldown: MULE
Usage
Energy

50 Energy Terran SC1

Duration

90 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

E

Notes

An orbital command summons one MULE via drop pod. If the ability is targeted on a mineral patch the MULE will begin mining automatically. The ability may be used only on areas uncovered by the fog of war.

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Abilities

Repair SC2 Icon1 Repair
Usage
Minerals

Varies Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

Varies Gas Terran SC1

Notes

Restores the hit points of a mechanical unit or building, terran or protoss. Repairing costs resources.

The ability can be autocast.

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Upgrades

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 Liberty

SC2 Lab BioSteel Icon Regenerative Bio-Steel
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

20 zerg research points

Acquisition
Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Damaged ships and vehicles recover hit points over time.[5]

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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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Development

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

MULE SC2 Head1

MULE portrait

The MULE's attack[7] was removed by April 2009.[8] Its repair ability was also removed by April 2009[8] but later reinstated.

MULEs carried three times more minerals than SCVs.[9]

MULEs harvested 42 minerals per trip from rich mineral patches prior to patch 1.4.3.

Trivia

  • A mule is an eponymous beast of burden and the name been applied to other objects with similar aspirations.
  • The MULE's portrait bears similarity to HAL 9000.

References

  1. shinbanryu​. 2010-05-02. 맵소스를 직접 찍었습니다. Korean fan's blog. Accessed 2010-05-02.
  2. Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-02-21. Patch 1.4.3 Now Live. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-02-22.
  4. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-03-08. Macro in StarCraft II Beta - First Look. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-03-16.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  7. Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 2). Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 True, as long as you have line of sight on the spot, you can drop MULE. On the enemy's Siege Tanks, on a ramp, etc. However MULE can't attack or repair. Cydra. 2009-04-23. Blues -- can the OC call down mules anywhere? Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-04-24.
  9. Browder, Dustin and Shadowie. 2009-05-01. Fan Site Q&A #3 - SC2Pod. SC2pod. Accessed 2009-05-01.

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