"I am Shadow Guard, I am the shield of twilight!"

- A centurion(src)

A centurion

The centurion is a type of Nerazim warrior. They are a zealot variant available in the campaign of Legacy of the Void.[1]

Overview[edit | edit source]

Centurions serve as the backbone of the Nerazim Shadow Guard, and joined the Golden Armada for their campaign to retake Aiur.[1]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Legacy of the Void[edit | edit source]

The centurion's stats are identical to the base zealot, making them function as powerful melee attackers. Their key difference over the Aiur zealot and sentinel is their abilities, Shadow Charge and Darkcoil. Shadow Charge allows them to phase through enemies when charging, while Darkcoil stuns enemies around them when they attack. This makes the centurion an effective supporter in larger armies, rushing forward to stun enemies while the rest of the player's forces engage. They also benefit from being able to phase through other units to reach their targets, allowing them to quickly engage enemies even if initially caught up in a crowd.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

ShadowCharge SC2-LotV Icon1.jpg
Shadow Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed. Briefly cloaks the centurion and allows it to move through other units. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey C
Cooldown 10 seconds
ve
Darkcoil SC2-LotV Icon1.jpg
Darkcoil

Upon attacking an enemy, the centurion stuns nearby enemies for a brief time. Massive units instead have their attack and movement speeds halved for the duration.

Usage
Hotkey Z
Duration 2.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
ve

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Increases the attack of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

In Co-op Missions, Vorazun's zealots automatically become centurions upon her reaching Level 4. Their abilities must be researched at the twilight council.

Upgrades and Abilities[edit | edit source]

ShadowCharge SC2-LotV Icon1.jpg
Shadow Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed by 3. Briefly cloaks the Centurion and allows it to move through other units. Can be set to autocast.
Passive: Also increases the movement speed of Centurions from 2.75 to 3.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 3.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
Darkcoil SC2-LotV Icon1.jpg
Darkcoil

Upon attacking an enemy, the centurion stuns nearby enemies for a brief time. Massive units instead have their attack and movement speeds halved for the duration. Grants 100 shields for 10 seconds.

Withering Siphon: Darkcoil affects Heroic units and causes enemy units to lose 20 hit points per second, up to a maximum of 50. This effect cannot kill.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 1
Duration 2.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
SC2 ProGrndWeap.gif
Protoss Ground Weapons

Increases the attack damage of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Damage
Basic: 9
With Withering Siphon: 6.75
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Damage
Basic: 10
With Withering Siphon: 7.5
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Damage
Basic: 11
With Withering Siphon: 8.25
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm.gif
Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 2
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 3
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 4
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Quotations[edit | edit source]

See: StarCraft II Centurion Quotations

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Historically, centurions were officers in the army of the Roman Empire.
  • Lore-wise, warp blades are more powerful than psi blades. However, despite possessing warp blades, the centurion deals the same amount of damage as the base zealot's, who has psi blades.

References[edit | edit source]

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