Zeratul blinking using the power of the Void

Blinking is a form of short-range teleportation.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Blink is an ability mastered by many dark templar, including Vorazun[1] and Zeratul.[2] Through augmentation, stalkers are able to blink. This improved mobility allows stalkers to conduct ambushes, catch fleeing foes, and generally engage on their own terms.[3] The hybrid destroyer Maar was also able to utilize this ability.[4]

During the End War, dark templar gained a greater understanding of the Void, allowing them to use an ability called shadow fury, which allowed them to blink multiple times, attacking all surrounding enemies.[5] Vorazun demonstrated an advanced version of blink named shadow dash.[1] During the conflict, stalkers' blink abilities were enhanced with the addition of phase reactors, which allowed them to regenerate shields when they blink.[5]

Tal'darim motherships have the ability to blink.[5]

After the End War, terran research into stalker technology led to the creation of the phase reactor suit, which allowed for a short range blink.[6]

Game Effect[edit | edit source]

StarCraft II[edit | edit source]

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Blink

Stalkers instantly teleport over short distances. This allows stalkers to strike from unexpected quarters, catch fleeing foes, or escape unfavorable encounters.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 7 seconds
Notes

Blink requires line-of-sight. Distance is not reduced when bypassing terrain obstacles, including cliffs from both directions. The effects of Fungal Growth prevents Blinking.

Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 121seconds
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Legacy of the Void[edit | edit source]

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Shadow Dash

Teleports user to target location and resets cooldown of Shadow Fury.

Usage
Hotkey Q
Cooldown 10 seconds
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Blink

The mothership instantly teleports a short distance away.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 8 seconds
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Nova Covert Ops[edit | edit source]

Prototype teleportation suit. Adds +200 life, +1 armor, and +0.25 movement speed. Allows Nova to teleport to a nearby targeted location. Nova is cloaked for 10 seconds after teleporting.

Innate Ability: Blink

Teleports Nova to a nearby target location. Ability can only be used once every 8 seconds. Nova is cloaked for 10 seconds after teleporting.

Usage
Hotkey C
Cooldown 8 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Acquired during "In the Enemy's Shadow."
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Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Vorazun has the ability for her Shadow Guard and dark templar units to use blink, the latter after an upgrade gained at level 8.

Nova has the ability to blink in her assault mode, granting her a shield after every blink.

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Blink

The user instantly teleports a short distance away.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 8 seconds
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Blink

Nova teleports to a targeted location and gains a temporary 200 points shield. Can store up to 3 charges, recovers a charge every 8 seconds.

Usage
Hotkey E
Cooldown 8 seconds
Notes

Mastery: +3.34 shield health per Nova Primary Ability Improvement mastery point. Up to a maximum 300

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Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

Zeratul has the ability to use the Nerazim version of blink in Heroes of the Storm.[7]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Prior to StarCraft II, the warden hero of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne used a teleportation ability, also called "Blink".

The shadow step ability from Blizzard's Overwatch setting bears resemblance to blink in both visuals and function.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Legacy of the Void, Templar's Return (in English). 2015-11-10.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Whispers of Doom (in English). 2010-07-27.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment (2007-05-19). Stalker. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-06.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, A Sinister Turn (in English). 2010-07-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War council (in English). 2015.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, In the Enemy's Shadow (in English). 2016-11-22.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015


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