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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)

Scout
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Historical
Earliest sighting

Golden Age of Expansion

Latest sighting

2506

Physical
Race

Protoss

Type

High speed starfighter

Propulsion

Pair of engines

Armaments

Dual photon blasters
Antimatter missiles

FTL

Yes (Void, Nerazim variant)

Political
Role
  • Scouting
  • ATA/ATG engagement
Personnel
Crew

1 (pilot)

The scout is a protoss aerospace superiority and reconnaissance fighter.

OverviewEdit

"Never actually seen this up close. They blow up good?"
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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 antimatter missiles against aerial targets and dual photon blasters against ground targets.[2] Their anti-matter missiles fare well against heavyweight enemy flyers.[3] The Dark Templar maintain(ed) their own scouts and equipped them with technology to engage in FTL travel through the Void.[4]

HistoryEdit

"The speedy, gritty scout was once the primary all-purpose air/space superiority fighter of the protoss fleet. The protoss originally regarded the swift one-man craft as a tool for exploration (as its name suggests). But when confronted by terran and zerg flyers of the time, the scout matched up surprisingly well as a frontline combat unit."
Scout SC1 Art1

Scouts flying high

Scouts were in use as early as the Golden Age of Expansion.[5] In their days of service, scouts served as point guards for the protoss fleet,[2] used as an all-purpose air/space superiority fighter.[3]They were maintained in the hangars of carriers,[4] and were often called upon to engage hostile forces.[2] Shortly before the Great War, recent developments in enhanced sensor systems and high-power engines further increased its effectiveness.[1] As the protoss found themselves in conflict with both the zerg and terrans, it was discovered that the scout matched up surprisingly well against their alien counterparts as a frontline combat unit.[3]

Since the end of the Brood War, the scout is steadily being phased out by the phoenix.[6] However, it is still used by the Tal'darim[7] and Daelaam.[8]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraftEdit

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.[9] There are indications that they could be flown in singleplayer.[10]

StarCraft IIEdit

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

Known PilotsEdit

Scout SC2 Head1

A scout pilot

VariantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 3.2 Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04149-5.
  5. Brooks, Robert. "It Will End in Fire." (Nov 3, 2015). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: It Will End in Fire Accessed 2015-11-03.
  6. Phoenix. Accessed on 2008-16-03
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Dig (in English). 2010-07-27.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Haven's Fall (in English). 2010-07-27.
  9. StarCraft: Ghost-Units. Accessed on 2011-02-03
  10. 2011-12-17, Unit Pictures. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2011-12-25


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