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Shrike Turret
StrikeTurret SC2 DevGame1



Wings of Liberty
Heart of the Swarm

Base structure


Campaign Cost

5 zerg research points[1]

Ground attack




Attack range



Equips bunkers with an automated gun.

The Shrike turret is an automated gun mounted on top of terran bunkers.

The turret was developed during the Second Great War by Raynor's Raiders, based on research into zerg spore crawlers.[1] By 2505, the shrike turret had been incorporated into the Dominion arsenal.[2]

Game UnitEdit

Bunker SC2 Game2

Bunker with shrike turret

The Shrike turret upgrade is available in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign. It is researched in Hyperion's laboratory and costs 5 zerg research points.[1]

The Shrike turret's range and damage is equivalent to a garrisoned marine without upgrades. The turret allows an empty bunker to defend itself.

The Shrike turret upgrade and the fortified bunker upgrade are mutually exclusive. The latter increases bunker hitpoints.

The Dominion is seen using them in installations such as New Folsom and Skygeirr, but only on harder difficulties.


SC2 Lab Shrike Turret Icon
Shrike Turret

Adds an automated turret to bunkers.[1]

We have developed an automated turret that comes standard with all bunkers. This turret, which is based on our studies of spore crawlers, adds extra firepower to manned bunkers and also allows unmanned bunkers to contribute to base defense.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 zerg research points


The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

The turret was once designated the "Mk.8 Shrike automated impaler turret", and it was created by Servo Servants.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
  3. Techupgrades. Flickr. Accessed 2009-08-27.

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