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A psionic shockwave

The psionic shockwave is a psionic power possessed by archons. Using their rage and will, they are able to direct their own energy as a weapon. The powerful blasts produced rip organic tissue apart, causing massive damage through rapid cellular degeneration and the transfer of thermal energy. While psionic shockwaves are most effective against biological targets, even heavy plating yields before their might.[1]

The dark archon Ulrezaj was able to employ a similar, if 'darker' technique to the psionic shockwave.[2]

Tal'darim leaders Alarak, Ma'lash,[3] Amon's Champion and Ji'nara have all demonstrated the use of this power.[4]

A different version of psionic shockwave was used by hybrid dominators. Rather then a focused blast of energy, these attacks were a burst of energy in all directions from the hybrid, knocking back all opponents.[5]

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A psionic shockwave

The shockwave inducer can also generate psionic shockwaves.[6]

Game EffectEdit


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Knocks all enemy units away from user, dealing 20 damage and stunning them for a short time.
Used in Heart of the Swarm only.

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Duration 0Time SC2 Game1
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Alarak unleashes his shockwave

Alarak's psionic shockwaves are cosmetic, having no game effect.

Psionic Shockwave
  • Anti-ground
  • Anti-air


  1. 2015-04-09, Archon Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-04-11
  2. Golden, Christie. StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Pocket Star Books, November 27, 2007. ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Rak'Shir. (in English). November 10, 2015
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Co-op Missions, Chain of Ascension (in English). 2016-03-29.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Hand of Darkness (in English). 2013-03-12.
  6. Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes. Alternity: StarCraft Edition. Wizards of the Coast, March 1, 2000. ISBN 0-7869-1618-4

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