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The point defense drone (PDD)[1] is a defensive device deployed by the raven. It is constructed onboard through hundreds of thousands of AI-operated nanomachines.[2] The drone uses lasers to accurately intercept many types of enemy weapon fire.[1]

GameplayEdit

The drone intercepts missiles and projectiles fired by certain enemy units and buildings. According to the in-game description of the point-defense laser it is effective against marauders, vikings, banshees, battlecruisers, thors, missile turrets, stalkers, phoenixes, photon cannons, queens, mutalisks, corruptors, hydralisks, and spore crawlers.

Its defensive abilities use up 10 energy per shot. Units like vikings and phoenixes that attack twice or more per cycle will drain 10 energy for each of its individual attacks (i.e. 1 viking attack consists of 2 missiles. 20 energy would be consumed to intercept both attacks).

PointDefDrone SC2 Icon
Point Defense Drone

Deploys a drone which intercepts missiles and projectile shots, such as those fired by missile turrets. It cannot stop special attacks.

Usage
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Duration 14Time SC2 Game1
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UpgradesEdit

DurableMaterials SC2 Game1
Durable Materials

Not available in Legacy of the Void

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to starport
Hotkey D
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
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Increases the attack range of automated defenses: missile turrets, auto-turrets, point defense drones, and the planetary fortress by +1.

Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey H
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 57Time SC2 Game1
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Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

Point defense drones are available to Jim Raynor in Co-op Missions. They are generated by the Hyperion at level 5.

HyperionPDD SC2 Coop Icon
Point Defense Drone

Enable the Hyperion to deploy Point Defense Drone ability that shoots down enemy missiles. Call down the Hyperion from the top panel

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 5.
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Heroes of the StormEdit

Heroes DevLog2

The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

The model of the point defense drone is used for the scouting drone ability in Heroes of the Storm.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  2. 2014-10-10, Raven Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-10-21
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015