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Science Facility
ScienceFacility SC1 Game1
Structure
Race

Terran

Role

Advanced research center

Production
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Build time

60 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

SCV

Requires

Starport

Protection
Hit points

850

Armor

1

Function
Add-ons
Allows

Science vessel

Research

Science facilities are terran structures responsible for conducting advanced research into new weapons and defensive technologies. During the Great War, it was rumoured that protoss technology was studied in such places.[1]

Game StructureEdit

StarCraftEdit

The science facility researches the upgrades for science vessels, and allows research of tier 2 and 3 armor and weapon upgrades.

Researched AbilitiesEdit

InterEMPShock Terran SC1 EMP Shockwave

Reduces shield and energy to 0 for all enemy or allied units within the blast radius. Particularly useful against protoss units and buildings.

Usage
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Range 8
Acquisition
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey E
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 120Time SC2 Game1
InterIrrad Terran SC1 Irradiate

Reduces the hit points of biological units near the targeted unit (and the targeted unit itself if it is biological) by 250 over 30 seconds. Mechanical units are immune, but biological units passing near an irradiated mechanical unit will still be affected.

Usage
Hotkey I
Cost 75 Energy Terran SC1
Range 9
Acquisition
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey I
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1

Researched UpgradesEdit

InterTitReact Terran SC1 Titan Reactor
  • Increases the science vessel's maximum energy by 50.
  • Increases science vessel starting energy from 50 to 62.5.
Acquisition
Purchased from Science facility
Hotkey T
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 166Time SC2 Game1

Building AbilitiesEdit

The science facility can add a physics lab to itself, enabling production of battlecruisers and researching abilities and upgrades for them. This prevents the science facility from building a covert ops.

Usage
Hotkey P
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 Gas Terran SC1 40Time SC2 Game1
Covert Ops SC1 icon Build Covert Ops

The science facility can add a covert ops facility to itself, enabling production of ghosts and researching abilities and upgrades for them. This prevents the science facility from building a physics lab.

Usage
Hotkey C
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 Gas Terran SC1 40Time SC2 Game1

This structure can lift off, enabling it to fly. It cannot produce units or conduct research while in flight, and must leave add-ons behind.

DevelopmentEdit

During the StarCraft alpha, the science facility was known as the "research center".[2]

StarCraft IIEdit

Science Facility
ScienceFacility SC2 Rend1
Structure
Race

Terran

Affiliation

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
RaynorsRaiders SC2 Logo1 Raynor's Raiders

Campaign

Wings of Liberty
Left 2 Die
Heart of the Swarm Legacy of the Void

Protection
Hit points

1000

Armor

1

Type

Structure

A science facility appears in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty mission, Media Blitz.[3] It serves as the access point for the secret mission, Piercing the Shroud.[4]

Science facilities appear in the mission Infested in Heart of the Swarm. Placing a creep tumor next to them infests the structure as a bonus objective, each one granting a bonus Kerrigan level.

Science facilities appear in Brothers in Arms in Legacy of the Void where they are under attack by Moebius Corps. Destroying all enemies near them frees units to support the player and their allies, and earns five solarite as a bonus objective.

In Left 2 Die, the science facility is the responsible for unlocking new units and structures (or upgrades for them) researched using biomass. On the map, it possesses a radar ability similar to the sensor tower.[5]

Known FacilitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. [1]
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Media Blitz (in English). 2010-07-27.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Piercing the Shroud (in English). 2010-07-27.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Map: Left 2 Die (in English). 2011.
  6. 2000-10-27. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Deception (in English). Map Archives: Deception.

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