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"We regard the swift one-man Scout as a tool for exploration and light combat, but against the inferior technology of other species it is a formidable combat unit on its own."

- Anonymous protoss(src)

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Earliest sighting

2400 (Nerazim variant)
2499 (Khalai variant)

Latest sighting





High speed starfighter


Pair of engines


Dual photon blasters
Antimatter missiles


Yes (Void, Nerazim variant)

  • Scouting
  • ATA/ATG engagement

1 (pilot)

The Scout is a protoss aerospace superiority and reconnaissance fighter.


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A Scout under fire

The Scout is a versatile and powerful protoss fighter[1] though are generally considered by the protoss to be more for scouting purposes.[2] However, Scouts are easily a match for most other craft, employing anti-matter missiles against aerial targets and dual photon blasters against ground targets.[2] The Dark Templar maintain(ed) their own Scouts and equipped them with technology to engage in FTL travel through the Void.[3]

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Scouts flying high

In their days of service, Scouts served as point guards for the protoss fleet,[2] being maintained in the hangars of carriers,[3] though were often called upon to engage hostile forces.[2] Shortly before the war against the zerg, recent developments in enhanced sensor systems and high-power engines further increased its effectiveness.[1]

Since the end of the Brood War, the Scout is steadily being phased out by the Phoenix.[4] However, it is still used by the Tal'darim[5] and Daelaam.[6]

Game UnitEdit


For StarCraft gameplay information see: Scout (StarCraft).
For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft Scout Quotations.

StarCraft: GhostEdit

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A scout seen from below

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This article or section contains information about StarCraft: Ghost, which has been declared non-canon. Elements may be taken as 'flavor lore' however.
The content may be significantly out of date.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.

Scouts were to appear in StarCraft: Ghost.[7] There are indications that they could be flown in singleplayer.[8]

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Scout (StarCraft II).
For StarCraft II in-game quotations see: StarCraft II Scout Quotations.

Known PilotsEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 Scout. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed on 2008-16-03
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.
  4. Phoenix. Accessed on 2008-16-03
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Dig (in English). 2010-07-27.
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named WoL_HavesnFall
  7. StarCraft: Ghost-Units. Accessed on 2011-02-03
  8. 2011-12-17, Unit Pictures. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2011-12-25

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