A seamless blend of psionics and robotics, the warp prism is the successor to the shuttle, and outperforms it in every way. Its hull is a conductive framework that can absorb most types of energy. It houses thousands of psionic micro-receptors, which channel the power of the prism’s crystal core and project "wings" laced with psionic energies. These wings are incredibly resilient, and serve as the primary navigation sensors of the vessel. An automated vessel, the warp prism is controlled by a robotic mind created through a psionic manufacturing process. Its programming is built into the molecules of an advanced crystal lattice. This "crystal computer" transcends the constraints of space-time, and exists within and beyond itself. This allows it to manipulate matter and energy, with great precision, as well as process near-infinite amounts of data faster than the speed of thought.
The protoss use warp prisms in several ways. The primary function of a warp prism is to transport protoss forces on the battlefield. Living and inorganic subjects are transformed into energy, and their unique signature imprinted into the prism's crystal lattice core. On reaching the desired destination the operation is reversed and the stored energy signatures are reconfigured into matter in proximity to the warp prism. By linking to a warp gate, it can quickly teleport warriors to its location. A secondary but no less vital function of the warp prism is to act as a mobile focus for the protoss psionic matrix. Once the prism is deployed it can power protoss structures around it. In this configuration warp prisms can be used to temporarily replace destroyed pylons in a colony or enable the rapid establishment of a forward base of operations. Both of these functions are achieved by opening the containment field around its synthetic power source. While phasing, the warp prism diverts all energy away from its systems, becoming completely stationary.
Warp prisms have a drop animation which doesn't affect gameplay, although it will be more vulnerable as it will not automatically move away if attacked.
The warp prism can act as a mobile focus for the psionic matrix. Deploying the warp prism will power protoss structures around it in a manner similar to a pylon. This ability enables it to power gateways, enabling the rapid establishment of a forward base near or even inside the enemy's own base.
If a warp prism deploys at the edge of an elevated platform, the pylon matrix will extend into the lower platform.
- +1 armor to shields per level.
Wings of Liberty CampaignEdit
Warp prisms are not usable in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty protoss mini-campaign.
The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.
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Using warp prisms, warp in 50 units in a single Melee game.