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The reaver

The reaver is a protoss mobile siege-artillery unit.


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A reaver

The reaver evolved from a civilian mobile manufacturing unit that was militarized[1] to become a mobile artillery piece, ensuring that fewer lives would be lost when assaulting enemy bases.[2] Somewhat fittingly, reavers are renowned for leveling entire colonies in moments.[3]

The reaver itself does not mount any weaponry, but instead houses a micro-manufacturing plant similar to the carrier, producing tiny robotic drones known as scarabs.[3] Tube-like protrusions are located on the sides of the reaver's head, giving the appearance of 'eyes'. These are used to help the reaver navigate.[4]

Reavers fell into less use after the end of the Brood War, but remained part of the Daelaam's arsenal in clearing out zerg hive clusters.[5] A number of reavers came back into service during the End War when Phase-smith Karax developed automated scarab production based on the Spear of Adun's star forge. [6] Reavers were also deployed against the Daelaam by Amon in defense of the psionic matrix, but were able to be reclaimed by Karax.[7] They were deployed by the corrupted Golden Armada against the Daelaam defending the Xel'Naga Keystone, but failed in their objective.[8]


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A scarab

Scarabs are small, highly explosive drones constructed and launched by reavers.[2] They are launched at enemy targets and installations in groups,[3] able to level enemy structures in moments.[2] Unlike interceptors however, scarabs do not return to the reaver. Instead, they explode on impact, generating devastating electromagnetic fields that cause heavy damage to their targets.[3]

Game UnitEdit


For StarCraft gameplay information see: Reaver (StarCraft).

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Reaver (StarCraft II).

Known ReaversEdit

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A reaver during the End War

Reaver VariantsEdit


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