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Tal'darim Mothership
Mothership SC2 Head1



Tal'darimStandard SC2 Logo1 Tal'darim


Wings of Liberty

Base unit


Maximum energy

200 Energy Terran SC1

Sight range



6 ProtossSupply SC2 Icon1


800 (1500 on brutal difficulty)

Hit points

800 (1500 on brutal difficulty)



The Tal'darim Mothership is a mothership owned by the Tal'darim.


TaldarimExecutor SC2 Head1

Nyon, commander of the mothership

Tal'darim Executor Nyon deployed aboard the ship to the Sigma Quadrant Worldship, an abandoned xel'naga worldship, during the Second Great War. The worldship was being attacked by Raynor's Raiders to secure a component to a xel'naga device under Tal'darim protection.[1]

Plot branch : Raynor's Raiders destroy the mothership

The terrans destroyed the mothership, taking Nyon down with it.[1]

Plot branch ends here

The Raiders made off with the component.[1]

Game UnitEdit


CloakingField SC2 Icon1 Cloaking Field

Passively cloaks nearby friendly units and buildings within a range of 5.

Vortex SC2 Icon1 Vortex

The mothership creates a gravity vortex[2] which remove air and ground units, both friendly and enemy, except mothership itself, from play. Units that enter the vortex after it has opened will also be affected. After the Vortex ends all of the affected units will reappear.

Vortex removes Force Fields in the area of effect.

Units leaving the Mothership's Vortex are un-targetable and immune to damage for 1.5 seconds.

The area of effect is 2.5.

This ability is not available in Heart of the Swarm, being replaced by Time Warp.

Hotkey V
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Range 9
Duration 20Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 20Time SC2 Game1
MassRecall SC2 Icon1 Wormhole Transit

The mothership can instantly travel to a protoss building.[3] The ability only works on fully constructed buildings.[4][5]

Hotkey T [3]
Cost 25[3] Energy Terran SC1

In addition, the mothership projects an aura similar to that of a pylon or deployed warp prism[6] and will summon units to its location using the warp-in animation. This ability does not appear on the game unit's UI board.[1]


The Tal'darim Mothership is simply referred to as "mothership" in "Maw of the Void" and has the standard portrait. The name is derived from the map editor.

It is possible to defeat the mission without destroying the Tal'darim Mothership, but it requires a non-standard approach. If so, the executor's death quote is not given.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Maw of the Void (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. Mothership's ability: Cloaking Field(Passive): cloaks nearby ground units and structures Vortex: creates a gravity vortex that incapacitates units in the target area Wormhole Transit: allows the Mothership to instantly travel to Protoss building Cydra. 2009-04-30. How has the Mothership evolved lately? StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-04-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010
  4. Kicho, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-11-12. StarCraft II Playable at GStar 2009, Mothership Wormhole Transit. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-11-12.
  5. 모선의 웜홀 전환(순간 이동) 기술은 건설이 완료된 건물을 대상으로만 이동 할 수 있습니다~ Kicho. 2009-11-10. 모선의 워홀 횡단(웜홀 트랜시트)의 조건에 대해. StarCraft II Forums (Korean). Accessed 2009-11-12.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010

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