High speed starfighter
Pair of engines
Yes (Void, Nerazim variant)
The scout is a protoss aerospace superiority and reconnaissance starfighter.
The scout is a versatile and powerful protoss fighter, though are generally considered by the protoss to be more for scouting purposes. However, scouts are easily a match for most other craft, employing antimatter missiles against aerial targets and dual photon blasters against ground targets. Their anti-matter missiles fare well against heavyweight enemy flyers. The Dark Templar maintain(ed) their own scouts and equipped them with technology to engage in FTL travel through the Void.
Scouts were in use as early as the Golden Age of Expansion. In their days of service, scouts served as point guards for the protoss fleet, used as an all-purpose air/space superiority fighter.They were maintained in the hangars of carriers, and were often called upon to engage hostile forces. Shortly before the Great War, recent developments in enhanced sensor systems and high-power engines further increased its effectiveness. 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.
Since the end of the Brood War, the scout is steadily being phased out by the phoenix. However, it is still used by the Daelaam, and have been incorporated into the Tal'darim arsenal by 2504.
- For StarCraft gameplay information see: Scout (StarCraft).
- For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft Scout Quotations.
This article or section contains information about StarCraft: Ghost, which has been declared non-canon. Elements may be taken as 'flavor lore' however.
- For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Scout (StarCraft II).
- For StarCraft II in-game quotations see: StarCraft II Scout Quotations.