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Oracle
Oracle SC2-HotS Game1
Race

Protoss

Armaments

Pulsar beam

Political
Role

Psionic warship

The oracle is an aerial protoss support vessel.

OverviewEdit

Oracle SC2 Head1

An oracle pilot

A psionic warship, the oracle was developed by the protoss after the first phase of the Second Great War, in order to maximize the effectiveness of their war machine against their enemies.[1] They are agile support vessels, and feature some of the most advanced protoss technologies in existence.[2]

Oracle pilots hail from an order of young Nerazim dedicated to understanding and controlling time. Their abilities allow them to calculate how and when to use their ships to most effectively win a battle. The order believes it can change the fate of the protoss race.[2]

Oracles bear the aesthetics of the Nerazim, with their silver-color and blue hulls, and their green glows.[3]

Game UnitEdit

Oracle
Oracle SC2-HotS DevRend1
Unit
Race

Protoss

Role

Flying caster

Armament

Pulsar beam

Properties
Maximum energy

200 (init. 50) Energy Terran SC1

Size

0.75

Sight range

10

Production
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1

Psi

3 ProtossSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

50 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Stargate

Hotkey

E

Movement
Speed

4

Acceleration

3

Lateral
acceleration

0

Deceleration

0

Protection
Shields

60

Hit points

100

Armor

0 SC2ProtUpgrdAirArm

Type
Armor type
  • Light
Pulsar Beam

Requires activation

Damage

15 (+10 vs light)

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

0.86

Range

4

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

300

Production
score

300

The oracle is meant for scouting and economic disruption.[4] It allows protoss players to be more aggressive in their raiding tactics than in previous games.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

Envision SC2 Icon1 Envision
Usage
Energy

50 Energy Terran SC1

Duration

60 Time SC2 Game1

Cooldown

60 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

T

Notes

Makes the casting oracle a detector, allowing it to see cloaked and burrowed units.

The ability is smartcast.

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Revelation SC2 Icon1 Revelation
Usage
Energy

75 Energy Terran SC1

Duration

60 Time SC2 Game1

Cooldown

2.5 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Enemy units and structures in an area grant vision to the player for 60 seconds. This has no effect on cloaked or burrowed units until they uncloak or unburrow.

The ability is smartcast.

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PulsarBeam SC2 Icon1 Pulsar Beam
Usage
Energy

25 (+1.4 per second) Energy Terran SC1

Cooldown

4 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

Activate pulsar beam: C
Deatviate pulsar beam: D

Notes

Enables the casting oracle's pulsar beam weapon.

The ability is not smartcast.

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DevelopmentEdit

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

Main article: Oracle/Development

The oracle uses a modified star relic model, due to the art team's fondness for the cut unit. The oracle originally had a gold and blue color scheme, but switched to a Dark Templar color scheme when the tempest's color was changed from Nerazim-oriented color to gold, and the development team felt that one of the two new flying units should use the silver and green coloring.[3]

The oracle's Time Warp ability was moved to the mothership core in January 2013.[6]

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Oracle Quotations

NotesEdit

Oracle SC2 Head2

Oracle variant portrait

The oracle's voice corresponds to a female protoss.

A variant oracle portrait can be unlocked through Heart of the Swarm's leveling system.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011-10-27, BlizzCon 2011: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm – Units and Abilities. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-06
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-12-20. Oracle. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-12-21.
  3. 3.0 3.1 SoMuchMass. 2011-10-23. BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-26.
  4. [1]
  5. 2012-06-11, Dustin Browder gives Slasher the scoop on Heart of the Swarm. YouTube, accessed on 2012-06-21
  6. Spyrian. 2013-01-09. Beta Balance Update #11 – January 9, 2013. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2013-01-10.
  7. 25-10-2012, Heart of the Swarm Preview: Leveling. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2012-11-01


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