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The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

This article is about the canceled StarCraft II unit. For other uses, see Predator (disambig).
Predator
Predator SC2 Game3
Unit
Race

Terran

Role

Fast air fighter[1]

Production
Minerals

100[1] Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

50[1] Gas Terran SC1

Supply

2[1] Supply Terran SC1

Build time

42[1] Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Starport

Requires

None

Hotkey

T[1]

Protection
Hit points

100[2]

Type

Mechanical

Combat
Ground attack

N/A

Air attack

4[3]

Attack range

7[3]

The Predator was a terran air unit to be featured in StarCraft II. It was canceled during development.[4]

It appeared to be analogous in unit balance to the Valkyrie frigate of StarCraft: Brood War. It fired multiple weapons, making it powerful against groups of weaker ships but weak against heavily-armored ships like the battlecruiser. The weapon was called Flurry.[3]

It was also to be the basic air combat unit for the terran faction. The Predator was constructed at the starport, and did not require any other research or further buildings to construct,[5] allowing it to take advantage of the reactor's additional build queue.

The Predator could only engage enemy air targets, and was incapable of attacking enemy ground troops.

AbilitiesEdit

Intercept ModeEdit

  • Starting ability?
  • Cost: 3 seconds
  • "Convert the Predator into Intercept Mode. In this mode it will attempt to shoot down incoming fire."[2]

The Predator was equipped with a point defense laser system which destroyed incoming enemy projectiles.[6]

ImagesEdit


NotesEdit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 BlizzCon Statistics 1 Shacknews.
  2. 2.0 2.1 BlizzCon Statistics 2 Shacknews.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Source: StarCraft Wire. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-08-22.
  4. Karune. 2007-11-05. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 20. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2007-11-05.
  5. Shoemaker, Brad. 2007-08-03. BlizzCon 07: Starcraft II Hands-On -- The Terrans. GameSpot. Accessed 2007-09-22.
  6. Karune. 2007-08-24. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 10. StarCraft II General Discussion Forums. Accessed 2007-08-24.

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