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"Sky Shield's in serious trouble, old buddy. If we can't bring it back online, Augustgrad's going to take a nuclear sized impact."

- Commander Jim Raynor(src)

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Sky Shield
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Conflict

End War

Campaign

Legacy of the Void

Date

2506

Place

Sky Shield, orbit of Korhal

Result
  • Sky Shield secured by Dominion.
  • Moebius Corps retreat into Augustgrad.
Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
DaelaamRegalia SC2 Decal1 Daelaam

HybridHonors SC2 Decal1 Amon's Forces

Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Commander Jim Raynor
Khalai SC2-LotV Logo1 Hierarch Artanis

Metacampaign
Objective(s)

Secure Sky Shield stabilizers (5)

Optional Objective(s)

Destroy EMP scramblers (3) (+5 solarite each)

Reward

Sky Shield is a mission in the campaign of Legacy of the Void, and the first mission in the Moebius Corps storyline.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Hierarch Artanis led his forces to Korhal at the behest of Dark Prelate Zeratul, who claimed the Keystone was on its surface. There he found the Terran Dominion under Commander Jim Raynor under attack from a faction of terrans called the Moebius Corps, who were thralls for the hybrid. During the two commander's exchange, Moebius Corps destroyed the atmospheric stabilizers on the Sky Shield space platform orbiting the planet, sending it spiraling towards Korhal. The impact of the platform would be large enough to destroy all of Augustgrad. Artanis volunteered to clear the plummeting platform so Raynor's repair crews could stabilize it.

MissionEdit

Artanis and his forces warped into the platform to find Moebius Corps suicidally defending it from any attempt to repair it. Artanis and his forces pushed through the Moebius Corps defenses, with Raynor dropping in repair crews and reinforcements as the platform was cleared. EMP scramblers were utilized by the Moebius Corps on the platform to disable the protoss's plasma shields, but the protoss forces destroyed them and raided their solarite cores.

After all five stabilizers were secure, Sky Shield's orbit was maintained and the descent was halted, and it was placed in the hands of Admiral Matt Horner.

WalkthroughEdit

The player spawns in the southwest corner of the map, close to a stabilizer. After an economy is established, push out and take the first platform as it is lightly defended. The EMP generators are lightly defended and have little detection; if dark templars are available they can pick off the two north of the starting zone with little difficulty. Push with a balanced force, and use orbital bombardment to pick off any entrenched siege tanks. If need be, move by any secured stabilizer to have your units repaired. Moebius will not send forces to reclaim the stabilizers, so there is no need to defend them.

To earn the mastery achievement for this mission, an exploit makes the objective much simpler. The far upper-left stabilizer has a missile turret with the other defending units nearby. If you kill all the defenders but leave the turret alive, this stabilizer will still count as unsecured. You can then build up your forces and move on another stabilizer; once it is secured, send a lone unit to destroy the earlier missile turret while the rest of your forces advance on a third stabilizer. In this way, you effectively only need to secure two stabilizers within eighty seconds instead of three.

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AchievementsEdit

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Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Complete the Sky Shield mission in the Legacy of the Void campaign.

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Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Secure 2 Stabilizers within 3 minutes of each other in the “Sky Shield” mission on Normal difficulty

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SkyShield SC2-LotV AchieveIcon3 All the Time in the World
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Don’t let the “Sky Shield” mission timer go below 4 minutes.

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SkyShield SC2-LotV MasteryAchieveIcon Plat Trick
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Secure 3 Stabilizers within 80 seconds of each other in the “Sky Shield” mission on Hard difficulty.

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ReferencesEdit

Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Legacy of the Void, Sky Shield (in English). 2015-11-10.

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