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Taldarim Immortal SC2 Rend

A vanguard.

"We are the first to battle, and if fate smiles upon us, we shall never return."

- A vanguard(src)

The vanguard is a Tal'darim variant of the immortal featured in the single-player campaign of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

OverviewEdit

"Alarak's vanguards have joined our cause. It seems our surprises have no end."

- Rohana(src)

Vanguard SC2-LotV Game1

A group of vanguards firing at targets

The vanguard are piloted by Tal'darim warriors that fell in battle. Disgraced in defeat, they are placed in a vanguard for one more chance to make up for their failure. They revel in causing as much destruction as they can before dying in service to their highlord.[1]

Game UnitEdit

The vanguard's normal attack is significantly different from the immortal and the Nerazim annihilator. The vanguard's scatter cannons deal damage in several attacks, allowing them to do significantly higher damage than the other immortal variants, but causing them to be more heavily penalized by armor. The vanguard also deals splash damage in a small radius around their primary target. This makes them very powerful against large numbers of armored enemy units, and can gives them the highest damage potential of the three immortal variants. However, they fire significantly slower than the immortal and annihilator, making them very vulnerable when facing superior numbers in staggered waves and/or unarmored/light enemies. Their attack also has a travel time, so it can partially miss fast enemies such as zerglings or charging zealots. Spreading out vanguards allows them to best utilize their show rate-of-fire shots on incoming waves of enemies.

Co-op MissionsEdit

Vanguards can be built by Alarak in Co-op Missions. Upgrades for them are unlocked at Level 6.

UpgradesEdit

SC2 Alarak AC - FusionMortars
Fusion Mortars

Increases damage done by vanguard's attacks.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Robotics bay
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 Alarak AC - MatterDispersion
Matter Dispersion

Increases the splash radius of the vanguard's attack by 30%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 6
Acquisition
Purchased from Robotics bay
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 ProGrndWeap
Protoss Weapons

Increases the attack damage of all protoss units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm
Protoss Armor

Increases the armor of all protoss units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
ve
SC2 ProShields
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Death council
ve

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Vanguard Quotations

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War Council interface (in English). 2015-11-10.