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"Is this weapon meant to be a gun or a sword? I think it's both!"

- Nova Terra, discovering the gunblade(src)

The blazefire gunblade is a high-tech weapon researched by the Defenders of Man at General Carolina Davis's compound on Vardona. It is an unconventional weapon which fires bullets in addition to having a long swordlike blade, designed with the principle that one weapon can serve multiple purposes. The unwieldiness of the blade meant that it could only be used by the most accomplished martial artists. [1]

GameplayEdit

When equipped, Nova uses a ranged attack against air units and a melee attack against ground units.

In order to obtain the weapon, the player will need to teleport or jump to the ledge behind the area were the special ordinance upgrade is found. Then, they can teleport past the pit blocking the way and follow the path.

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Blazefire Gunblade

Versatile melee and ranged weapon. Attacks deal area damage. Can use Fury of One to execute multiple attacks against enemies in a large target area. Can attack ground and air units.

Innate Ability: Fury of One:

Rapidly jump to random enemies within 5 radius 11 times, attacking each of them for 45 damage. A single target can be hit more than once. Can target ground and air units.

Usage
Hotkey Q
Cost 100 Energy Terran SC1
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Acquired during "In the Enemy's Shadow."
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Blazefire gunblade
  • Anti-ground
  • Anti-air
Strength
90RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1 (vs ground)
80RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1 (vs air)
Range
Melee (vs ground)
4 (vs air)
Cooldown
1.2

TriviaEdit

  • The sword is a reference to the Blazefire Saber, a gunblade that appeared in Final Fantasy XIII. Its ability is a reference to "Army of One", the signature attack of Lightning, wielder of the Blazefire Saber; in Final Fantasy XIII, Army of One dealt eleven hits to a target.
    • The sword's appearance also resembles the gunblade used by Squall Leonhart in Final Fantasy VIII.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, In the Enemy's Shadow (in English). 2016-11-22.
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