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Various skins

Skins are unlockable models available for units in StarCraft II.

OverviewEdit

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An early screenshot of skins

Initially only available with collector's editions, skins have gradually been added through other means. With Patch 3.7 of Legacy of the Void, skins are now available for purchase through the StarCraft II client.[1] Skins will not be too "crazy;" regardless of the skin, it is intended that players are easily able to identify which unit is which. In comparison to Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II skins will be more grounded, and intended to be in sync with the setting.[2]

As of BlizzCon 2016, there are no plans to disable skins for competitive multiplayer.[3]

As of Patch 3.12, only four skins at a time per race may be used in games with four or more players. These can be set in the "large format games" section of the skins tab.

List of SkinsEdit

TerranEdit

Name Skins
Thor NormalThor SC2SkinImage CollectorThor SC2SkinImage
Name Default Collector's Edition
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition
Description The ultimate expression of terran military might, the Thor is outfitted with enough artillery to take down an army of enemy combatants on its own. Improving on the Thor has become an informal competition amongst Dominion engineers. Top brass is content with allowing this trend to continue, as long as it results in more powerful siege walkers.
Supply Depot NormalSupplyDepot SC2SkinImage MercSupplyDepot SC2SkinImage
Name Default Mercenary
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Terran
Description Every CO worth their salt knows the importance of a supply line. Without a depot fully stocked with fuel and ammo, warfare is simply impossible. After the tragic loss of its heir apparent, Angel Shipping is back in business. The company's shipments are guaranteed to arrive on the frontlines ahead on schedule and under budget.
Marine NormalMarine SC2SkinImage MercMarine SC2SkinImage
Name Default Mercenary
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 30 with Terran
Description Marines are the first line of defense for the terran worlds of the sector. Comprised of convicts, rebels and patriots alike, they're always ready for a fight. Despite their reputation as heavy drinkers and barroom brawlers, the War Pigs are some of the most dependable mercenaries in the sector.
Ghost NormalGhost SC2SkinImage CovOpsGhost SC2SkinImage
Name Default Covert Operative
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon purchasing a mission pack of StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops.
Description The ultimate terran covert operatives, ghosts harass their innate psionic potential to enhance their lethal skill set. They are unrivaled in their ability to infiltrate and assassinate. All ghosts are deadly covert operatives, but those who graduate at the head of their class are the deadliest. These elite assassins are at the center of countless battlefield operations.

Note: There is a 1/100 chance ghosts with the Covert Operative skin will spawn with a Nova Terra skin.

Marauder NormalMarauder SC2SkinImage UpgradeMarauder SC2SkinImage
Name Default Upgraded
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description Marauders are walking tanks, designed by the Dominion to combat the hardened carapaces of the zerg. Their grenades are effective against a variety of targets, as well. Recent improvements to the CMC-660 Heavy Combat Suit have been approved for voluntary field testing. Luckily, there are plenty of marauders in the corps who could use the credits.
Hellion NormalHellion SC2SkinImage JunkerHellion SC2SkinImage
Name Default Junker
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description High-speed raiders with lightweight chassis, hellions excel at lightning-fast strike missions and evasive maneuvering. They are particularly popular with mercenary companies. Originally modified for underground demolition leagues, these hellions became the preferred vehicles of the fringe worlds' notorious junker gangs.

Note: This skin applies for both the hellion and the hellbat.

Viking NormalViking SC2SkinImage MechaViking SC2SkinImage
Name Default Mecha
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description Developed to bolster the Terran Dominion's anti-air forces, the Viking is a modern classic thanks to its two versatile combat modes. Under Emperor Valerian's orders, Castillo Industries developed a breakthrough in Viking technology. Their prototype features a sleeker and more efficient construction.

Note: This skin applies for both air and ground mode of the Viking.

ZergEdit

Name Skins
Ultralisk NormalUltralisk SC2SkinImage CollectorUltralisk SC2SkinImage
Name Default Collector's Edition
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition
Description Ultralisks are legendary for their size and strength. Their armored carapaces are nearly impenetrable, and their gargantuan pincers can both crush and eviscerate their enemies with ease. Ultralisks are powerful and destructive as they are. When combined with the essence of Zerus's primal zerg, they become truly unstoppable killing machines.
Overlord NormalOverlord SC2SkinImage MutantOverlord SC2SkinImage
Name Default Mutant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Zerg
Description Overlords perform a critical function for a zerg hive cluster- spreading creep and relaying psionic commands from a broodmother to the less evolved organisms she controls. Due to the need to support many different strains of zerg at once, overlords can sometimes exhibit spontaneous adaptive mutations in an attempt to improve their own efficiency.
Zergling NormalZergling SC2SkinImage MutantZergling SC2SkinImage
Name Default Mutant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 30 with Zerg
Description Savage and feral, zerglings are most dangerous when attacking in large groups that are controlled by a larger and more advanced strain of zerg. Few zerg have shorter life expectancy than the zergling. Any mutation that increases that life expectancy is considered worthy of observation and analysis.
Roach NormalRoach SC2SkinImage EvolvedRoach SC2SkinImage
Name Default Evolved
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description Roaches were hand-selected by the Queen of Blades for assimilation into the Swarm. Their impressive tissue regeneration and acidic venom make them resilient as well as deadly. Under Zagara's orders, Abathur has continued to manipulate the zerg genome in search of perfection. The roach's innate regenerative abilities make it the ideal candidate for such a pursuit.
Ravager NormalRavager SC2SkinImage BoneRavager SC2SkinImage
Name Default Bone
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description Evolved from roaches after years of genetic modification, ravagers possess the ability to quickly generate massive amounts of corrosive bile and then expel them at their foes. Calcification of zerg carapaces into a hardened shell makes for more effective armor. Abathur considers the intimidation factor a welcome bonus.
Brood Lord NormalBroodLord SC2SkinImage AquaticBroodLord SC2SkinImage
Name Default Aquatic
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description Evolved to rule the skies, the brood lords are terrifying creatures that hurl destructive broodlings at enemy forces. While infesting a planet with exceptionally large seas, some brood lords took to the water and evolved the ability to dive deep into the trenches while devouring their prey.

Note: This skin also changes the skin of the broodlings fired by the brood lord.

ProtossEdit

Name Skins
Adept NormalAdept SC2SkinImage CollectorsAdept SC2SkinImage
Name Default Collector's Edition
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector's Edition
Description Highly trained battlefield commanders, adepts utilize Purifier technology to amplify their psionic potential. They are capable of projecting shades of themselves and teleporting themselves across great distances. The Daelaam's starforges may be capable of reconstructing the Purifier ordinance from Glacius, but they have yet to match the optimal performance of Karax's original prototypes.
Colossus NormalColossus SC2SkinImage Tal'darimColossus SC2SkinImage CollectorsColossus SC2SkinImage
Name Default Tal'darim Collector's Edition
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with the Winner is Coming achievement. Unlocked with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector's Edition
Description Colossi were the first protoss robots designed solely for destruction. They are both a symbol of a bloody history and a necessary weapon to secure a peaceful future. Relics of wars long over, colossi that lay buried across the sector are often unearthed and reactivated by Tal'darim ascendants who seek superior firepower. Deemed too dangerous for use after the Kalath Intercession, the Purifier program's colossi are legendary among Templar warriors. These are the ultimate purification machines.
Pylon NormalPylon SC2SkinImage JudicatorPylon SC2SkinImage
Name Default Judicator
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Protoss
Description Forging a new psionic matrix has been vital to the Daelaam's reconstruction efforts. The khaydarin crystal within each pylon allows the protoss to tap into the matrix's energy. Kor-shakal was once the crown jewel of Aiur, a city so resplendent it defied description. Even structures as simple as pylons were adorned in shining decorations.
Zealot NormalZealot SC2SkinImage JudicatorZealot SC2SkinImage
Name Default Judicator
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 30 with Protoss
Description Peerless warriors on the battlefield, zealots undergo decades of intense training in order to perfect their combat skills. Their signature psi-blades are formed with their own psionic energy. Though the Conclave no longer exists, the praetors who served as its military leaders are still loyal to the Daelaam. For as long as the protoss live, they will continue to fight with valor.
Stalker NormalStalker SC2SkinImage AdvancedStalker SC2SkinImage
Name Default Advanced
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description Created by the Nerazim, stalkers are machines that are infused with the shadow essences of their warriors. The ability to teleport makes them both swift and unpredictable. The Nerazim's stalker technology has benefited from Khalai engineering. The protoss are now experimenting with integrating dragoon chassis reinforcements into the battle strider frame.
Immortal NormalImmortal SC2SkinImage AdunImmortal SC2SkinImage
Name Default Adun
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description When revered protoss heroes fall, their remains are transplanted into robotic exoskeletons. These heavily armed and shielded immortals are among the most loyal of warriors. To the protoss, there is no greater honor than self-sacrifice. Adun understood this most of all, and it is in his name that immortals are concentrated.
Carrier NormalCarrier SC2SkinImage AmonCarrier SC2SkinImage
Name Default Amon's Armada
Requirements Initially available Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD.
Description These magnificent capitol ships are known to inspire hope in the hearts of templar—or fear in their enemies. Armed with swift interceptors, they are a formidable force on the battlefield. Amon corrupted a large portion of the Golden Armada, using their warriors as his own. These protoss took on a different appearance due to the Void energy, and their ships were likewise changed.

Note: Interceptor skins change with the carrier skin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2016-10-03, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Patch 3.7 Overview . Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2016-10-03
  2. 2016-11-12, BlizzCon 2016: StarCraft Interview with Allen Dilling. YouTube, accessed on 2016-11-16
  3. 2016-11-05. BlizzCon 2016: Foundations for the Future. Youtube. Accessed 2016-11-05.