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A tech lab

The tech lab is a terran add-on in StarCraft II. It allows attached production structures to build advanced units, and provides some upgrades for those units.

A structure may not be attached to both a reactor and tech lab simultaneously.

OverviewEdit

The tech lab provides the advanced facilities needed to store the medpacks used by medics. During the Second Great War, Remedius Medical Systems developed a medpack storage facility that could be placed within a barracks without the need for a tech lab. (This enables medics to emerge twice as quickly from a barracks attached to a reactor.)[1]

Game StructureEdit

Tech Lab
TechLab SC2 Rend1
Structure
Race

Terran

Role

Advanced units and research add-on

Production
Minerals

50 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

25 TerranVespene SC2 Game1

Build time

25 Time SC2 Game1

Parent
Hotkey

X

Protection
Hit points

400

Armor

1 (+2 with Building Armor) BuildingArmor SC2 Game1

Type
Armor type

Armored

Function
Allows

Advanced units and research

ProductionEdit

Tech Lab
Acquisition
Researched at

Barracks, factory or starport

Usage
Minerals

50 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

25 Gas Terran SC1

Activation/
Build Time

25 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

X

Notes

This structure can create a tech lab.

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Researched Abilities and UpgradesEdit

BarracksEdit

SC2MarineShield Combat Shield
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$80,000

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

C

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the hit points of marines by 10. The marine model changes to have a shield attached to the left shoulderguard.[2] The M98 combat shield is composed of 30 mm of bonded carbide.[1]

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SC2StimPack StimPack
Campaign

Wings of Liberty (Zero Hour)

Cost

$50,000

Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

170 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

T

Usage
Hit points
Duration

12 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

T

Notes

Enables affected infantry to attack and move 50% more quickly. Marauders do not have access to stimpacks in the campaign.

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SC2NitroPacks Nitro Boost
Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Properties
Minerals

50 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

50 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

100 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Factory

Notes

Increases movement speed of reapers.

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SC2ConcussiveShells Concussive Shells
Acquisition
Minerals

50 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

50 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

60 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to barracks

Hotkey

G

Notes

Marauder attacks slow the movement speed of non-massive enemy units by 50%. Only affects one target at a time.

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FactoryEdit

InfernalPreigniter SC2 Game1 Infernal Pre-Igniter
Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

I

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the hellion's attack damage by +5 (to +11) vs light units and the hellbat's attack damage by +12 vs light units. The flame changes to a blue color.

The flame color on the icon was changed to blue in patch 1.3.5.

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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.

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SC2ParticleCannon 250mm Cannons
Acquisition
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

C

Usage
Energy

150 Energy Terran SC1

Duration

6 Time SC2 Game1

Activation/
Build Time

6 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

C

Notes

The thor attacks a single ground unit or structure using the cannons on its back. The thor can only target one unit, which it does continually, stunning a target within 7 range for 6 seconds while inflicting 500 damage. The thor is otherwise rendered helpless while the ability is in use.

The thor can immediately use this ability when researched.

The thor cannot attack friendly or neutral units or structures (such as destructible rocks) with this ability.

This ability was removed in Heart of The Swarm, as result, Thor no longer has energy bar.

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StarportEdit

CaduceusReactor SC2 Game1 Caduceus Reactor
Researched at

Tech lab attached to starport

Hotkey

A

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

80 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the starting energy of the medivac dropship by 25.

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SC2BansheeCloak Cloaking Field
Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Researched at

Tech lab attached to starport

Hotkey

C

Usage
Energy

25 (+0.9 per second) (+0.45 per second with Cross-Spectrum Dampeners - WoL-campaign only) Energy Terran SC1

Hotkey

C (cloak), D (decloak)

Notes

Enables terran Banshees to cloak.

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CorvidReactor SC2 Game1 Corvid Reactor
Researched at

Tech lab attached to starport

Hotkey

T

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the starting energy of the Raven by 25.

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DurableMaterials SC2 Game1 Durable Materials
Researched at

Tech lab attached to starport

Hotkey

D

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
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Building UpgradesEdit

BuildingArmor SC2 Game1 Building Armor
Researched at

Engineering bay

Hotkey

B

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

140 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
Edit

Wings of LibertyEdit

Tech labs only serve to allow the player to build the more advanced units. Upgrades that are normally researched through the tech lab in melee games are instead researched in the armory on the Hyperion and some are already pre-researched (such as the banshee's cloak and the siege tank's siege mode).[1]

SC2 Lab Tech Reactor Icon Tech Reactor
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

25 protoss research points

Acquisition
Researched at

Hyperion laboratory

Usage
Minerals

75 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

50 Gas Terran SC1

Activation/
Build Time

25 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

X

Notes

Terran unit-producing structures can create a tech reactor instead of a tech lab or reactor. The tech reactor combines the functions of a tech lab and reactor.[3]

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UpgradesEdit

FireSuppression SC2 DevGame1 Fire Suppression System
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Cost

$90,000

Researched at

Hyperion armory

Notes

All structures repair themselves to 50% life. All structure fires are automatically put out.

This all-in-one safety system automatically dispatches robotic drones to put out any fires and perform basic repairs on damaged structures. Although these drones are effective at doing basic repairs, they do not have a strong enough AI to perform the more delicate repairs needed to restore a structure past 50% structural integrity.[1]

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Heart of the SwarmEdit

FactoryEdit

DrillingClaws SC2-HotS Icon Drilling Claws
Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

C

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Notes

Reduces the time Activate Mine takes to burrow the widow mine from 3 seconds to 1 second.

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Transformation Servos
Researched at

Tech lab attached to factory

Hotkey

T

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Armory

Notes

Allows the hellion and hellbat to transform between modes freely.

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DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Tech lab/Development

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.

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