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The shield battery

The shield battery is a protoss support structure. Its core contains a khaydarin crystal that absorbs and stores local psionic energy. The stored psi is transferred to protoss units via the energy spokes, allowing plasma shields to be recharged rapidly. While the battery has a limited energy capacity, it will steadily recharge itself over time.[1]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraftEdit

Shield Battery
SC1 Shield Battery
Structure
Race

Protoss

Properties
Maximum energy

200 (init. 100) Energy Terran SC1

Production
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

30 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Probe

Requires

Gateway

Protection
Shields

200

Hit points

200

Armor

1

AbilitiesEdit

Recharge Shields

The shield battery uses this ability to recharge friendly protoss plasma shields in range.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 1 (per 3 shields) Energy Terran SC1
Range 2

UpgradesEdit

  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core
Level =Level 3
Cost 400 Minerals Terran SC1 400 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Cybernetics core

NotesEdit

Along with pylons, shield batteries are the only buildings in the game that do not leave debris when destroyed (without counting the vespene geyser buildings).

StarCraft IIEdit

Shield Battery
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Structure
Race

Protoss

Affiliation

DaelaamRegalia SC2 Decal1 Daelaam

Campaign

Legacy of the Void

Properties
Maximum energy

200 Energy Terran SC1

Production
Build time

30 Time SC2 Game1

Requires

Forge

Hotkey

B

Protection
Shields

200

Hit points

200

Armor

1

Type
  • Armored
  • Structure

The shield battery appears in the campaign of Legacy of the Void as a basic building requiring a forge. Their shield recharge can be set to autocast, which makes them considerably more useful. However, they only restore the shields of defensive turrets when set to autocast, not other buildings.

Co-op MissionsEdit

Karax is able to build shield batteries in Co-op Missions. Additional upgrades for them are unlocked when Karax reaches Level 6.

UpgradesEdit
EnhancedTargeting LotV Icon1 Enhanced Targeting

Increases the range of photon cannons, khaydarin monoliths, and shield batteries by 2.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Hotkey R
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
ve
FortificationBarrier LotV Icon1 Fortification Barrier

Allows the shield battery to grant defensive structures a shield for 10 seconds that absorbs up to 100 damage.

Usage
Hotkey B
Duration 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 30Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
RapidRecharging SC2 Icon1 Rapid Recharging

Energizers and shield batteries have +200% energy regeneration.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 4
Acquisition
Hotkey S
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
ve

DevelopmentEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

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Old StarCraft II shield battery icon

It appears that the shield battery was once part of the StarCraft II game engine.[2] However, Karune has said the shield battery will not be available in multiplayer games.[3] It did not appear in the Wings of Liberty product.[4]

TriviaEdit

The StarCraft II shield battery model's central orb is a miniaturized version of the Purifier technology container from the Legacy of the Void campaign mission Forbidden Weapon.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2010-02-28, StarCraft II Beta Game Images. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed on 2010-06-02
  3. Karune. 2008-01-22. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 26 (page 4). Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-01-22.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Forbidden Weapon. (in English). November 10, 2015


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