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"Ah, this faithful Observer has kept watch since the evacuation. Its abilities will certainly prove useful now."

- Zeratul(src)

The observer reprises its role as a stealthy detector.

Wings of LibertyEdit

AbilitiesEdit

This unit can detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.

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ObserverCloaking SC2 Icon1
Permanent Cloaking

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

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UpgradesEdit

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
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
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
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
ve
GraviticBooster SC2 Game1
Gravitic Boosters
Acquisition
Purchased from Robotics bay
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 57Time SC2 Game1
ve

Legacy of the VoidEdit

The observer is not available during the campaign as detection is never required.

Co-op MissionsEdit

Artanis, Karax, and Fenix, are able to build observers in Co-op Missions. In Patch 3.1, Artanis' observers gained the Surveillance Mode ability

AbilitiesEdit

This unit can detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.

ve
ObserverCloaking SC2 Icon1
Permanent Cloaking

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

ve

UpgradesEdit

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
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
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
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
ve
GraviticBooster SC2 Game1
Gravitic Boosters

Increases observer movement speed.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Robotics bay
Hotkey B
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
Observer SC2 Icon
Surveillance Mode

The observer can switch to Surveillance Mode. In Surveillance Mode the observer is immobile and gains 50% increased sight radius. Can switch back to Observer Mode to move again.

Usage
Hotkey E (Surveillance Mode)
T (Observer Mode)
Cost 3Time SC2 Game1
ve

DevelopmentEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

In a September 2008 build of StarCraft II, the observer did not require an observatory to build, making it available earlier in the tech tree than in StarCraft. It was upgraded at the null circuit.[1]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Karune. 2008-09-05. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 44. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-09-05.