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Observer (StarCraft)
Observer SC1 HeadAnim1
Observer SC1 Game1
Unit
Race

Protoss

Role

Robotic stealth scout

Properties
Size

Small

Sight range

9 (11 with Sensor Array) SensorArray Icon SC1

Detection range

9 (11 with Sensor Array) SensorArray Icon SC1

Production
Minerals

25 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

75 Gas Protoss SC1

Psi

1 Psi Protoss SC1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Robotics facility

Requires

Observatory

Hotkey

O

Movement
Speed

3.33 (5 with Gravitic Boosters) GravBoost Observer Icon SC1

Protection
Shields

20

Hit points

40

Armor

0

Observers are the protoss' mobile detectors. Although observers are 'permanently' cloaked, protoss players must be more alert to enemy anti-cloak units; the observer's low health gives little time to escape attackers. Observers are cheap enough to have a handful accompany an attack force, especially against a target with many detectors.

AbilitiesEdit

This unit may detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.

Permanent Cloaking

This unit is permanently cloaked. They cannot be seen or directly attacked by enemy forces, unless they have detector support.

UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics core
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core
Level =Level 3
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core
GravBoost Observer Icon SC1 Gravitic Boosters
Acquisition
Purchased from Observatory
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1
SensorArray Icon SC1 Sensor Array
Acquisition
Purchased from Observatory
Hotkey S
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft Observer Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

The observer was initially called the "witness."[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998

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