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Sensor Tower
SensorTower SC2 Rend1
Structure
Race

Terran

Role

Surveillance structure

Production
Minerals

125 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1

Build time

25 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

SCV

Requires

Engineering bay

Hotkey

N

Protection
Hit points

200

Armor

0 (+2 with Building Armor) BuildingArmor SC2 Game1

Type

The sensor tower is a terran building in StarCraft II.[1]

OverviewEdit

Sensing

Units detected in the fog of war

A sensor tower uses passive and active thermal and electromagnetic scanning along with input from seismic sensors and Doppler analysis, enabling it to pinpoint any target within range. Even foes hiding behind terrain features can be detected, although they won't be identified without visual verification.[1]

The multi-spectrum output enables foes to easily detect the presence of a sensor tower and identify the location of the base that holds it.[1]

Game UnitEdit

The sensor tower has a passive radius which exposes enemy movement. Said units are revealed on the minimap as red exclamation marks. It cannot detect cloaked or burrowed units.

Other players can see the radius as a colored circle on their minimap, revealing its location.

In the single-player campaign, the player is given access to the sensor tower in the mission "Outbreak". In this mission a tower is pre-constructed on a hill overlooking the main entrances to their base to allow forward knowledge of attacks from the infested colonists.

AbilitiesEdit

Radar SC2 Icon1 Radar
Notes

Able to expose enemy movements within its radar capability. Does not reveal the area.

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UpgradesEdit

BuildingArmor SC2 Game1 Building Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

B

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

140 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
Edit

StrategiesEdit

Some strategies revolve around "spoofing" the tower with decoy units or simply staying outside its range. Terran commanders have been known to counter by erecting sensor towers in fake base locations just to keep enemies guessing.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blizzard staff. Sensor Tower. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-02-10.

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