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The widow mine is a terran-designed weapon, developed from the spider mine by Victor Kachinsky. It includes short-range jump jets and a fusion reactor.[1]

Game UnitEdit

Widow Mine
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Unit
Race

Terran

Armament

Sentinel Missiles

Properties
Transport
size

2

Production
Minerals

75 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

25 TerranVespene SC2 Game1

Supply

2 TerranSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Factory

Movement
Speed

2.81

Protection
Hit points

90

Armor

0 SC2TerrVehArm

Type
Armor type

Light

Sentinel Missiles
Damage

125 + 35 vs shields (40 splash damage + 40 vs shields to units within 1.25 radius, 20 damage + 20 vs shields inside 1.25 to 1.5, and 10 damage + 10 vs shields from 1.5 to 1.75)[2]

Targets
  • Ground
  • Air
Cooldown

40

Range

5[3]

Unstable Payload is an autocast ability that automatically activates when a widow mine is burrowed, and cannot be turned off unless the widow mine unburrows. This ability causes the widow mine to fire a missile at a target within 5 range, causing 125 damage (+35 vs. shields) and 40 splash damage. The widow mine then spends 40 seconds rearming.

Activate Mine: The mine takes 3 seconds to burrow, or 1 second after it has received the Drilling Claws upgrade.

While unburrowed, a widow mine's priority is reduced.[4]

The ability is autocast and can be turned on or off in both activated and deactivated modes.

AbilitiesEdit

UnstablePayload SC2-HotS Icon Unstable Payload
Usage
Range

5

Cooldown

40 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

The widow mine fires a sentinel missile that deals 125 damage (+35 vs. shields) and 40 splash damage to units within 1.25 radius, 20 damage inside 1.25 to 1.5, and 10 damage from 1.5 to 1.75. The ability is automatically activated when the widow mine burrows and can only be deactivated when the mine unburrows.

The attack damages any friendlies except itself or other widow mines[5]

The ability is autocast.

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ActivateMine SC2-HotS Icon Activate Mine
Usage
Duration

3 (1 with Drilling Claws) Time SC2 Game1

Notes

The widow mine burrows, activating the Unstable Payload ability.

The ability can be autocast.

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UpgradesEdit

SC2 TerrVehArm Terran Vehicle and Ship Plating
Researched at

Armory

Hotkey

V

Properties
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Terran SC1

175 Gas Terran SC1

250 Gas Terran SC1

Research time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Notes

Increases the armor of terran vehicles and spacecraft

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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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DevelopmentEdit

The widow mine was previously a suicide unit.[6][7]

In patch #8, it lost the ability to autoacquire cloaked units.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-12-20. Widow Mine. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-12-20.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-02-28. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- February 28, 2014. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-03-01.
  3. The Rusher. 2011-10-26. ​A complete list of all multiplayer HOTS changes/additions, now that Blizzcon is over. Reddit. Accessed 2011-10-29.
  4. Spyrian. 2012-12-12. Beta Balance Update #9 – December 12, 2012. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2012-12-12.
  5. Nuthouse01. 2014-01-11. SC2 widow test. Youtube. Accessed 2014-01-11.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment, Teamliquid. 2012-06-09. Heart of the Swarm Update. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-06-09.
  7. Dayvie. 2012-10-05. Thoughts on Balance Update #5 Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion. Accessed 2012-10-13.
  8. Kaivax. 2012-12-05. Beta Balance Update #8 – December 5, 2012. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2012-12-05.
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