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"SCV ready!"

- Terran SCV(src)

The SCV reappears in StarCraft II.

Game UnitEdit

Five SCVs can be held at a time in a command center or planetary fortress (upgraded to ten with Neosteel Frame).

SCVs can patrol, a very useful ability considering they can auto-cast repair. While multiple SCVs are able to simultaneously repair a unit/structure, only one SCV can construct a structure at a time due to reasons of balance. SCVs may repair any allied unit that is considered mechanical regardless if it is terran or protoss, but they can only repair terran structures. It is the only terran multiplayer unit without a ranged attack.


Upgrades and Abilities
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory

The SCV builds structures and harvests minerals and vespene gas. Idle SCVs can be selected by pressing F1.

Repair SC2 Icon1

Restores the hit points of a mechanical unit or building, terran or protoss. Repairing costs resources.

The ability can be autocast.

Cost Varies Minerals Terran SC1 Varies Gas Terran SC1
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Load SCVs

The command center or planetary fortress may load and unload five SCV's. This may be done while a command center is in flight. The number of SCV's is increased to ten with Neosteel Frames.

Spay LotV Game1

Applies your currently selected decal to the terrain at the target location. Creates one charge every minute for a maximum of five charges. Each player may have only five sprays on the map at a time.

Hotkey Y
Cooldown 60Time SC2 Game1

Wings of LibertyEdit

SCV WoL Game2

SCV with fusion welder model

In StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, SCVs appear from the second mission, "The Outlaws", Raynor's Raiders already having access to them. Later in the campaign SCVs can be built in pairs.

Upgrades and Abilities
AdvancedConstruction SC2 Icon1
Advanced Construction

Multiple SCVs can build a structure. Each additional SCV reduces build time. Building cost remains the same.

This revolutionary computer allows multiple SCVs to work on the same structure simultaneously. The onboard assistant is so efficient at coordinating SCV efforts that building costs are unaffected. This upgrade is vital when trying to get a base up and running quickly, or when trying to rebuild a broken defense.[1]

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Complete eight missions.
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $60,000
Repair SC2 Icon1
Dual Fusion Welders

SCVs repair twice as fast.[1]

The SCV's ability to get damaged mechanical units back to full life, and even to repair units while they are taking damage, has been a key advantage over the protoss and the zerg. The Dual-Fusion Welder allows SCVs to repair at twice the speed, improving their ability to keep damaged units alive in the heat of battle.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Complete eight missions.
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $80,000
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Orbital Depot

An SCV drops a fully constructed supply depot instantly.

We can now call down supply depots straight from orbit due to our new understanding of protoss architecture. Key point joints have been added to the supply depot's structure, allowing the supply depot to survive the violent turbulence of breaking through an atmosphere. Now an SCV simply has to place a beacon, and the crew on the Hyperion will handle the rest. [2]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 10 protoss research points

Damaged mechanical units recover hit points when out of combat, at a rate of 0.6015 each second.[3]

Our ship and vehicle hulls are now made from a material called Regenerative Bio-Steel. This material uses internal nanobots to slowly repair any damage the hull sustains. While this regeneration process is much slower than conventional SCV repairs, it can be the difference between life and death if no SCVs are available.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
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Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades increase health of affected units by 5% per level.[2]

We have created a new lightweight alloy called vanadium. Vanadium diffuses weapon impacts much more efficiently than traditional armor plating, and it better preserves the life of our units. Now each of the armor upgrades in the armory and engineering bay increases unit life by 5% in addition to increasing armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points

Co-op MissionsEdit

Rory Swann gains the following upgrade to his SCVs in Co-op Missions.


See: StarCraft II SCV Quotations


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Early SCV model

Early versions of the SCV had a blue exhaust instead of the current orange. This was not correspondent with the player's color.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.