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The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

TechLab SC2 DevRend1

Early render of the tech lab

In early builds the tech lab researched upgrades and special abilities for some units, but these upgrades were transferred to merc compound, armory and fusion core. Currently the tech lab is responsible to research armor and weapon upgrades for the units.

The tech lab was mocked up as a science facility add-on but later repurposed when Blizzard decided that buildings didn't get specific add-ons, they could either get a reactor or tech lab.[1]

BarracksEdit

  • U-238 Shells[2]
    • Used to increase the marine attack range like in StarCraft I.[2] On the actual build, the marine no longer need this upgrade, the attack range is already 5 when built.[3]
  • Caduceus Reactor[2]
    • When the medic was available (now is no longer in multiplayer), this upgrade was available. Like in StarCraft I, it increased the medic's energy.[2]

In Legacy of the Void, the Nitro Packs upgrade was removed from the reaper.

SC2NitroPacks
Nitro Boost

Increases movement speed of reapers.

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
Required Factory
ve

FactoryEdit

  • Fighter Tech[4]

In earlier builds the viking was built at the factory in ground mode, but needed the Fighter Tech upgrade to enable it to transform to air mode.[4] In Heart of the Swarm, Siege Tech and 250mm Cannons were removed from the tech lab. In Legacy of the Void, Transformation Servos were removed, and with Patch 3.8 Mag-Field Accelerators was removed, and in the next balance patch its replacement Mag-Field Launchers were also removed.

JotunBoosters SC2 Game1
Jotun Boosters[5]

Increases the range of Viking anti-air attacks by +2.[5]

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to factory[6]
Cost 100[5] Minerals Terran SC1 100[5] Gas Terran SC1 110[5]Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2SiegeMode
Siege Tech

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

The ability is not smartcast.

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

Usage
Hotkey Siege mode: E
Tank mode: D
Cost 3.5Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from

Tech lab attached to factory (WoL)

Already researched (HotS/LotV)
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2ParticleCannon
250mm Cannons

The thor attacks an enemy ground unit or structure using the cannons on its back. The target unit is stunned for the duration and takes 500 damage. The thor cannot move or attack when using the ability.

This ability was removed in Heart of The Swarm.

Usage
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Energy Terran SC1 6Time SC2 Game1
Duration 6Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to factory
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve
TransformationServos SC2-HotS Icon
Transformation Servos

Allows the hellion and hellbat to transform between modes freely.
Heart of the Swarm only.

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to factory
Hotkey T
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
Required Armory
ve
MagFieldAccelerator SC2 Icon1
Mag-field Accelerator

The cyclone's lock on damage is increased to 400 damage against ground targets (+400 against armored), and 400 damage against air targets (+400 against armored). Legacy of the Void multiplayer. Removed with Patch 3.8.0.

Increases cyclone's lock on damage from 500 to 750. Co-op Missions.

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to Factory
Hotkey R
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve
MagFieldLaunchers LotVGame 1
Mag-field Launchers

Increases Cyclone's attack range by +2.

Removed with Patch 3.8.0.

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to Factory
Hotkey R
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 79Time SC2 Game1
ve

StarportEdit

In December 2012, the ability to research Seeker Missiles for the Raven was removed; the ability is now an automatic one for the Raven.[7] In Legacy of the Void, Caduceus Reactor and Durable Materials were removed, and with Patch 3.8 Explosive Shrapnel Shells was also removed.

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Seeker Missile

Missile comes out and stays immobile in front of the Raven for 4 seconds while charging up, then rapidly moves (it’s not dodgeable at this point) and explodes at the target, causing 100 damage to target plus splash damage. Targeted unit lights up red when targeted. If the unit moves 13 range out of where the Seeker Missile is, the missile fizzles.

The missile cannot target buildings.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 125 Energy Terran SC1
Range 10
Duration 14 (increased to 20 with Durable Materials upgrade) (WoL) 4 (HotS/LotV)Time SC2 Game1
ve
CaduceusReactor SC2 Game1
Caduceus Reactor

Increases the starting energy of the medivac dropship by 25.

This upgrade is removed in Legacy of the Void.[8]

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to starport
Hotkey A
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1
ve
DurableMaterials SC2 Game1
Durable Materials

Not available in Legacy of the Void

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to starport
Hotkey D
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve
ExplosiveShrapnel LotV Game1
Explosive Shrapnel Shells

Increases the damage of auto-turrets and seeker missiles by 30%.
Removed Patch 3.8.

Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to starport
Hotkey E
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve

Alpha DevelopmentEdit

  • Defensive Matrix Field[9]
    • Cost: 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110 seconds
    • Hotkey: D
    • "Allows the TF-620 Nomad to use the Defensive Matrix Field ability. Defensive Matrix Field creates a damage suppression field at target location which reduces all incoming damage by 50%."

The Nomad was replaced by the Raven; it had the "Defense Matrix" ability along with another unknown ability[9] at BlizzCon 2007. The ability is no longer in the game.

Building AbilitiesEdit

Removes the structure and returns 75% of the structure's mineral and vespene gas cost. The process may not be aborted once started. A bunker cannot be salvaged while units are still in it.

Usage
Hotkey V
Cost 5Time SC2 Game1
ve

Heart of the Swarm DevelopmentEdit

BarracksEdit

Nitro Packs upgrade was removed.[10]

  • Combat Drugs[10]
    • Researched at tech lab[10]
    • Cost: 50 min/50 gas/80 sec[10]
    • Increases Reaper health regeneration out of battle.[10]

StarportEdit

  • Caduceus Reactor at tech lab, which reduces healing cost.[11][12] The enhanced healing beam will change color.[13] A fusion core is required for the upgrade.[14] The upgrade was later reverted to the Wings of Liberty version via the January 9, 2013 balance update.[11]

Legacy of the Void DevelopmentEdit

FactoryEdit

During development of Legacy of the Void, the tech lab was used to research an upgrade for cyclones that allowsed them to gain the ability to attack air units. This upgrade requiresd the presence of the fusion core.[15]

StarportEdit

DefenderMode LotV Game1
Defender Mode

Deploys into Defender mode. In this mode, liberators have a long-ranged narrow attack that can inflict high single target damage. Liberators cannot move in this mode.

This attack only targets units, not buildings.[16]

Usage
Hotkey E
Duration 2.88Time SC2 Game1
ve

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011, SC2: Terran Add Ons. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-03-19
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2007-09-13. Gameplay Video - Terran. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-14.
  3. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-04. Terran Unit Information. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 BlizzCon Statistics 1 Shacknews
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Terran Viking. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-09-12.
  6. Terran Tech Lab. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-10-04.
  7. David Kim. 2012-12-04. Wings of Liberty Balance Update -- December 4, 2012. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-12-04.
  8. 2015-06-18, Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- June 17, 2015. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-06-26
  9. 9.0 9.1 BlizzCon Statistics 1 Shacknews
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 KDraconis. 2012-06-08. Heart of the Swarm Unit Stats . StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2012-06-09.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Spyrian. 2013-01-09. Beta Balance Update #11 – January 9, 2013. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2013-01-10.
  12. Kaivax. 2012-12-05. Beta Balance Update #8 – December 5, 2012. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2012-12-05.
  13. Spyrian. 2012-12-12. Beta Balance Update #9 – December 12, 2012. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2012-12-12.
  14. Spyrian. 2012-12-18. Beta Balance Update #10 – December 18, 2012. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2012-12-19.
  15. 2015-04-27, Legacy of the Void Beta: Balance Update Preview - April 27. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-04-28
  16. Blizzard Entertainment. 2015-05-27. Introducing the Liberator. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2015-05-27.

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