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A zealot wielding psionic blades

A psionic blade (or psi blade) is a type of energy blade manifested through the use of psionic powers.

OverviewEdit

Protoss Psi-bladesEdit

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A psi-blade focuser

Through a protoss generating psionic energy, psi-blade focusers[1] mounted on forearm units contain[2] and channel this energy, said units being located on power[3] and light armor suits,[4] used by zealots[3] and high templar respectively.[4] Executor Tassadar was able to channel his psionic powers into blades without the need for forearm units.[2]

Psi-blades are incandescent,[1] and are usually of a blue-white color.[2] Psi-blades can cut through any material regardless of density,[1] though can be parried by other psi-blades[5] and warp blades.[6] Over time, the Khalai have further refined psi-blade focuser construction, allowing psi-blades to increase in power as a zealot’s fury mounts in the heat of battle.[1]

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Psi-blades locked

The Dark Templar have further refined psi blades into much more powerful warp blades.[7] After the severing of his nerve cords, Artanis demonstrated the ability to wield a psi-blade and warp blade in tandem.[6]

After the fall of Aiur, some Khalai protoss adopted the way of the Nerazim and returned to the planet to wage a secret war against the zerg. These avengers wield psionic scythes, modified versions of psionic blades.[8]

The Zhakul Guardians manifested green psi-blades while under the control of Maar.[9]

The Purifiers' psionic blades vary in color. The sentinels from the purifier revival program that were brought online by Karax via the Glacius technology vault were of a blue-white color,[10] while those of the original purifiers aboard Cybros were of a yellow color.[11] The sentinels that accompanied Karax in the final defense of the Xel'Naga Keystone against Amon's zerg forces and the corrupted Golden Armada were of a yellow orange color.[12]

The Tal'darim possess red psi-blades, referred to as bane blades,[8] which are pure Void energy drawn from Amon's realm. Ancient Tal'darim legends speak of masters who could use them to tear planets in half.[13] Khalai protoss possessed by Amon, including Artanis[14] and Selendis,[15] were able to manifest red psi-blades, as could Emil Narud.[16] The Tal'darim under Narud's command at Skygeirr Station wielded psi-blades of a blue-white color though,[17] as did the Tal'darim under Executor Nyon.[18]

Terran Psi-bladesEdit

The monomolecular blade utilizes its wielder's psionic energy to hone an edge that has been sharpened to a microscopic degree, allowing it to cut through both physical armor and energy shields.[19]


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The content may be significantly out of date. Please do not add speculation to this article, and remember to cite a published source for details.

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Nova using a terran psi blade

Terran Dominion scientists have developed similar devices for use by ghosts and similar soldiers using protoss technology.[20][21]

NotesEdit

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A Zhakul zealot with green psi-blades

  • In StarCraft II, psi-blades are colored in accordance with player color in multiplayer games. Some fans reacted negatively, but a compromise was never reached.[22]
    • Exceptions within the campaigns of StarCraft II are the yellow psi-blades of Karass's zealots,[23] and the green psi-blades of the Zhakul Guardians.[9] In the case of the Guardians their team color (black, not available in multiplayer) is separate from their psi-blade color.
  • The ghost model has an unused animation for using a psi blade.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2014-10-30, Zealot Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-11-01
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes. Alternity: StarCraft Edition. Wizards of the Coast, March 1, 2000. ISBN 0-7869-1618-4.
  5. 2015-11-06, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launch Trailer – Legacy. YouTube, accessed on 2015-11-07
  6. 6.0 6.1 2014-11-07, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void - Oblivion. YouTube, accessed on 2014-12-02
  7. Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War council (in English). 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, A Sinister Turn (in English). 2010-07-27.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (Activision Blizzard). PC. War council (in English). 2015.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard).PC. Mission: Purification (mission). (in English). November 10, 2015
  12. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard).PC. Mission: Salvation. (in English). November 10, 2015
  13. Brooks, Robert. "Ascension." (Oct. 01, 2015). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Ascension Accessed 2015-10-01.
  14. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Chains. (in English). 2015.
  15. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Liberation and Legacy. (in English). 2015.
  16. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Shifting Perspectives (in English). 2013-03-12.
  17. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Phantoms of the Void (in English). 2013-03-12.
  18. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Maw of the Void (in English). 2010-07-27.
  19. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Enemy Intelligence (in English). 2016-03-29.
  20. Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p), Angie Nathalia (i), Junadi (i). "Do No Harm." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 3 (paperback binding), pp. 48-89. Tokyopop, July 14, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80832-5.
  21. Blevins, Tal. 2002-09-19. StarCraft: Ghost: Exclusive first details of Blizzard's big console shooter. IGN. Accessed 2007-09-01
  22. 2010, Starcraft 2: Protoss Zealot. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  23. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Whispers of Doom (in English). 2010-07-27.
  24. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013
  25. 2015-08-19, Get a BlizzCon® Goody Bag with the Virtual Ticket. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-08-27

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