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"They got a high opinion of themselves, but these guys sure know their siege tanks."
Siege Breakers
Political
Type

Mercenary company

Race(s)

Terran

Affiliation

TerranConfederacy SC1 Logo1 Terran Confederacy (formerly)
RaynorsRaiders SC2 Logo1 Raynor's Raiders (2504–)
MirasMercs SC2 Logo1 Mira's Marauders
UmojaProtectorate SC1 Logo1 Umojan Protectorate

Special units

Elite siege tanks

Societal
Currency

Credits

Historical
Status

Active

The Siege Breakers are a small mercenary unit of elite ex-Terran Confederacy siege tank pilots. They claim they can solve all one's problems with one shot of their vehicles with mounted customized and "overcharged" cannons.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Siege Breakers were active in 2504, offering their services to Raynor's Raiders after the Raiders secured part of the xel'naga artifact on Xil.[1] They also accompanied them during Sarah Kerrigan's invasion of Korhal.[2] There were also members in Mira's Marauders[3] and the Umojan Protectorate.[4]

Game EffectEdit

Siege Breakers
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

45,000 credits

Squad size

2 Siege Breakers siege tanks

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

7 min.

Resource Cost

400Minerals Terran SC1 200Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+33% Health, +66% Damage

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SiegeTankMerc SC2 Head1
SiegeTankMerc SC2 Rend1
Unit
Affiliation

RaynorsRaiders SC2 Logo1 Raynor's Raiders
MirasMercs SC2 Logo1 Mira's Marauders
UmojaProtectorate SC1 Logo1 Umojan Protectorate

Campaign

Wings of Liberty
Heart of the Swarm

Base unit

Siege tank

Armament

Arclite Shock Cannon

Production
Supply

3 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Hotkey

S

Movement
Speed

2.25

Protection
Hit points

200

Armor

1 SC2TerrVehArm

Type

Mechanical

Armor type

Armored

90 mm cannons
Damage

25 (+10 vs armored)

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1.04

Range

7

Upgrade/level

+2/+1 SC2TerrVehWeap

Shock cannon
Damage

100RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

3

Range

13

Upgrade/levels

+10 SC2TerrVehWeap

AbilitiesEdit

SC2SiegeMode Siege Tech
Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

80 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

S

Usage
Activation/
Build Time

3.5 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

Siege mode: E
Tank mode: D

Notes

The siege tank transforms, becoming stationary and using a different weapon.

The ability is not smartcast.

In Heart of the Swarm, Siege Tech does not need to be researched.

In Legacy of the Void, siege tanks can be transported by the medivac while in Siege Mode. They are carried underneath the medivac, visible, and can immediately attack from siege mode when used in drops.[5]

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UpgradesEdit

SC2 TerrVehWeap Terran Vehicle Weapons
Researched at

Armory

Hotkey

E

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the attack damage of terran vehicles.

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SC2 Lab Ultra Capacitors Icon Ultra Capacitors
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

5 protoss research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Attack upgrades at the armory and engineering bay improved cooldown by 5% per level. Self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems.[6]

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SC2 TerrVehArm Terran Vehicle Plating
Researched at

Armory

Hotkey

V

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the armor of terran vehicles

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SC2 Lab VanPlating Icon Vanadium Plating
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

5 protoss research points

Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Armor upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increase health by 5% per level. Vanadium better disperses weapon impacts than standard armor.[6]

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MaelstromRounds SC2 Icon1 Maelstrom Rounds
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

$105,000

Researched at

Hyperion armory

Notes

Siege tanks do +40 damage to their primary target. Splash damage remains the same.

Maelstrom Rounds have an armor-piercing tip that inflicts devastating damage on the primary target.[7]

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ShapedBlast SC2 Icon1 Shaped Blast
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

$140,000

Researched at

Hyperion armory

Notes

Siege tank shock cannons deal 75% less splash damage to friendly units.

LarsCorp has developed a "smart shell" for the siege tank that scans for allies on impact and adjusts its detonation to minimize damage to friendly units.[7]

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SC2 Lab BioSteel Icon Regenerative Bio-Steel
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

20 zerg research points

Acquisition
Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Notes

Damaged ships and vehicles recover hit points over time.[8]

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DevelopmentEdit

Caution was applied when designing the Siege Breakers due to experience from developing the siege tanks originally, with the heavy fan backlash that was involved. However, the customizations were quite extensive, and nearly warranted remodeling the siege tank completely. All six transforming plates, the gun barrels, and the turret plates were brand new custom pieces of art based off a preliminary siege tank concept from Blizzard's cinematic department. The plates were quite bulky and had many different interesting levels which caught the light. Unlike the siege tank, which was designed to be "gritty," the Siege Breaker vehicles "embraced" color.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Graven Hill's laptop (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. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Cutthroat (in English). 2010-07-27.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Back in the Saddle (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-11-07. Legacy of the Void - Multiplayer Update: Terran. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-11-09.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  9. 2010, Starcraft 2: Terran Siege Tank. Accessed on 2011-07-20

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