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""I don't have time to (engine roars) around!""

- Terran Vulture(src)

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Vultures are campaign-only units in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, and become available by playing the mission "Cutthroat".

OverviewEdit

The vulture is less expensive than the hellion and its main attack is less effective against large groups of light targets. Spider mines compensate for this, especially with the Replenishable Magazine upgrade which allows large minefields.

StrategiesEdit

Not taking spider mines into account, vultures are strong against marines, reapers, hellions, zerglings, hydralisks, zealots, sentries, and high templar. They are weak against marauders, siege tanks, stalkers, colossi, roaches, and any air units.

Game UnitEdit

Wings of LibertyEdit

AbilitiesEdit

Spider Mines pursue enemy units that come in range, and detonate for heavy area damage. Buried Spider Mines can only be seen by enemy Detectors.

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UpgradesEdit

Increases the attack damage of terran vehicles.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
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Increases the armor of terran vehicles

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey V
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
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Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[1]

These self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems. Now each of the weapon upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increases attack speed by 5% in addition to increasing damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
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Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades increase health of affected units by 5% per level.[1]

We have created a new lightweight alloy called vanadium. Vanadium diffuses weapon impacts much more efficiently than traditional armor plating, and it better preserves the life of our units. Now each of the armor upgrades in the armory and engineering bay increases unit life by 5% in addition to increasing armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
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Enhances spider mine trigger and blast radius by 33%.

This mine was developed by the Kel-Morian Combine during its siege of New Austin. The increased trigger, pursuit, and blast radiuses were critical to terrorizing the civilian population and protecting supply depots from looters.[2]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $40,000
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ReplenishSpidermines SC2 Icon1
Replenishable Magazine

Vultures can replenish their spider mine. Mines cost 15 minerals each and build one at a time. The ability can be set to autocast.

Enlightened Dynamics have developed a microfabricactor that lets vultures create new mines out in the field. This microfabricator uses a small number of mineral crystals each time a mine is created, but this minor hassle is a welcome change from the old system of "three and done."

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 15 Minerals Terran SC1 12Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $60,000
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Damaged mechanical units recover hit points when out of combat, at a rate of 0.6015 each second.[3]

Our ship and vehicle hulls are now made from a material called Regenerative Bio-Steel. This material uses internal nanobots to slowly repair any damage the hull sustains. While this regeneration process is much slower than conventional SCV repairs, it can be the difference between life and death if no SCVs are available.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
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Co-op MissionsEdit

Vultures are exclusive to Jim Raynor in Co-op Missions.

AbilitiesEdit

Spider Mines pursue enemy units that come in range, and detonate for heavy area damage. Buried Spider Mines can only be seen by enemy Detectors.

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UpgradesEdit

ReplenishableMagazine SC2-LotV Icon1
Replenishable Magazine

Allows vultures to construct new spider mines. Vultures cannot hold more than three mines at a time.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 15 Minerals Terran SC1 12Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Hotkey C
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
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CerberusMine SC2-LotV Icon1
Cerberus Mine

Increases the detonation and trigger radius of spider mines by 33%.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 9.
Acquisition
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
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Afterburners

All vehicles and ships gain the Afterburners ability. Afterburners doubles a unit's movement speed for a short time.

Usage
Hotkey B
Duration 8Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 60Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 11
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
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AdvancedOptics SC2 Icon
Advanced Optics

All vehicles and ships gain +1 attack range.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 11
Acquisition
Hotkey B
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
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QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Vulture Quotations

ReferencesEdit

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