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This article or section contains information derived from Co-op Missions, and should not be considered part of the official StarCraft storyline.

The core forge is a protoss cybernetics core enhanced with xel'naga technology. In an alternate timeline where Zeratul survived the opening stages of the End War, the dark prelate utilized these structures against Amon's Forces to support his cybernetically enhanced forces and defenses.[1]

Game Structure[]

The core forge is a structure available to Zeratul in Co-op Missions. It houses upgrades for his ambushers, shieldguards, tesseract cannons and tesseract monoliths. These upgrades however are not traditionally researched, and instead are automatically gained upon obtaining artifact fragments.

Researched Upgrades[]

First Fragment
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Predictive Blink

Allows this unit to teleport to a nearby target location. Xel'Naga Ambushers will automatically teleport to safety once their hulls have been breached.

Usage
Range 11
Cooldown 8seconds
4 (with Void Blink) seconds
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the first artifact fragment
ve
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Shield Recharge

Recharges the shields of a friendly Protoss unit. Restores 4 shields per 1 energy.

Usage
Hotkey Q
Cost 1 Energy
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the first artifact fragment
ve
Second Fragment
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Vengeance of the Void

The Xel'Naga Ambusher's Predictive Blink now leaves behind a Void Apparition that attacks once for 50% of its weapon damage.

Usage
Passive
Notes

The Void Apparition beam upgrade less than the Ambusher weapon. Thus, the percentage progressively decrease from 50%.

Damage
Upgrade: +1 (+0.35 vs Armored) per artifact fragment
Basic: 13 (+5 vs Armored)
Level 1: 14 (+5.35 vs Armored)
Level 2: 15 (+5.7 vs Armored)
Level 3: 16 (+6.05 vs Armored) (unavailable with Herald of the Void)
Level 4-103: 16 (+6.05 vs Armored) +1 (+0.35 vs Armored) per artifact fragment. Up to a maximum 117 (+41.5 vs Armored) (with Knowledge Seeker)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zeratul Level 3.
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the second artifact fragment
ve
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Eclipse Protocol

Increases the energy regeneration of the Xel'Naga Shieldguard by 100%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zeratul Level 3.
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the second artifact fragment
ve
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Shade Projection

Projects the Tesseract Cannon to a target location for 60 seconds, transferring all of its shields and its weapon. The Tesseract Cannon is deactivated while this ability is active.

Usage
Duration 60 seconds
Cooldown 120 seconds
90 (with Tesseract Matrix) seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zeratul Level 3.
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the second artifact fragment
ve
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Shade Projection

Projects the Tesseract Monolith to a target location for 60 seconds, transferring all of its shields and its weapon. The Tesseract Monolith is deactivated while this ability is active.

Usage
Duration 60 seconds
Cooldown 120 seconds
90 (with Tesseract Matrix) seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zeratul Level 3.
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the second artifact fragment
ve
Third Fragment
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Phase Battery

The Xel'Naga Ambusher can now store up to 3 charges of Predictive Blink and regains a charge every 8 seconds.

Herald of the Void: Phase Battery is unavailable.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zeratul Level 11.
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the third artifact fragment
ve
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Reflection Shield

Creates a 4.5 range aura that reflects 50% of all projectiles back to enemy attackers. Lasts 15 seconds.

Herald of the Void: Reflection Shield is unavailable.

Usage
Hotkey G
Duration 15 seconds
Cooldown 180 seconds
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the third artifact fragment
ve
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Shade Barrier

Allows tesseract cannons and tesseract monoliths to absorb up to 100 damage every 60 seconds.

Tesseract Matrix: increases the Shade Barrier absorbed damage from 100 to 200.

Herald of the Void: Shade Barrier is unavailable.

Usage
Duration 10 seconds
Cooldown 60 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zeratul Level 11.
Acquisition
Purchased from Core forge
Required Find the third artifact fragment
ve

Building Upgrades[]

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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Notes

Instantly upgrades when Zeratul finds an artifact fragment.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Level 1 and 2 – Initially available.
Level 3 – Reach Zeratul Level 2.
Acquisition
Level 1
Required Find the first artifact fragment
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Required Find the second artifact fragment
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
(unavailable with Herald of the Void)
Required Find the third artifact fragment
Effect Shield armor: 3
Level 4-103
(with Knowledge Seeker)
Required Find the fourth and more artifact fragments (summary 103)
Effect Shield armor: 3 +1 per artifact fragment. Up to a maximum 103
ve

References[]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. Co-op Missions. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zeratul (in English). 2018.
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