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"I am Templar! I am the sword of truth!"

- Zealot(src)

The zealot is the basic protoss infantry unit.

Game UnitEdit

Zealots are strong against units such as immortals, zerglings, and hydralisks, and weak against hellions, roaches, and banelings. Though they do a total of sixteen damage, their attack is treated as two attacks doing eight damage each. Their charge ability is autocast by default, but this can be turned off.

Zealots are not as effective in late-game scenarios as of the introduction of the adept.[1]

VersesEdit

Upgrades and Abilities

Increases the attack of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve
Charge SC2 Icon1
Charge

The zealot charges towards a target enemy unit or structure, boosting its speed to 8.47 for the duration. The zealot must have clear ground pathing to their target to reach it. Also increases the zealot's normal movement speed to 3.85.

In Legacy of the Void, Charge deals 8 damage on impact.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 2.5Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 7Time SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
ve

Legacy of the VoidEdit

In the single-player campaign of Legacy of the Void, the player may choose between the Aiur zealot, centurion, or sentinel variants for their zealots.

In "The Spear of Adun," the base zealots the player controls use a modified unit model where their nerve cords have been removed.

Co-op MissionsEdit

Artanis, Vorazun, Karax, and Fenix have access to zealots in Co-op Missions. When they reach Level 4, Artanis's and Vorazun's zealots are automatically replaced with the Aiur zealot and centurion, respectively, and that unit's upgrades become available for research at the twilight council. Karax and Fenix start with sentinels and legionnaires respectively at level 1.

QuotationsEdit

See: StarCraft II Zealot Quotations

DevelopmentEdit

Zealot SC2 DevGame2

Early zealots with psi blades matching their team color

The zealots in StarCraft II received a cosmetic overhaul from their predecessors, but their animations remained the same. Fans reacted negatively to psi-blades being color-correspondant in accordance with team color, but a compromise was never reached.[2]

Glenn Rane pitched a concept where the zealot's psi-blade count would be increased to 4. However, this didn't make it through to the final game.[2]

During the Legacy of the Void beta, the zealot's charge ability dealt 30 damage on impact. The developers agreed with gamer feedback that this was too high. In truth, the buff was unintentional, as it was the result of an internal bug where zealots were not always dealing damage on charge. The bug was dealt with before the release of the subsequent patch, but the developers forgot to double check how this affected the game. The buff was removed soon afterwards.[3]

NotesEdit

A judicator zealot skin is available in multiplayer for players who reach level 30 with protoss. It bears the darker color scheme of the Tal'darim in the Heart of the Swarm mission Hand of Darkness.[4]

ImagesEdit

Concepts/Renders
Portraits

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2015-05-11, Legacy of the Void Beta: Balance Update Preview - May 11. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-05-21
  2. 2.0 2.1 2010, Starcraft 2: Protoss Zealot. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  3. 2015-08-28, Community Feedback Update - August 28. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-09-11
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Hand of Darkness (in English). 2013-03-12.