A prismatic core is a protoss synthetic crystal that serves as a stabilizing agent for the immense energies of the void ray. It levitates in front of the void ray, and extends when the ship begins to fire its prismatic beam.[1] This core holds and channels massive amounts of swirling energy. This Prismatic Core has multiple layers to contain and stabilize the violent maelstrom within, transforming a perpetual state of flux into usable energy for the vessel’s weapons, engines, and systems.[2]


  1. Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  2. 2015-02-05, Void Ray Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-02-08