"The sky is my battlefield."

- A corsair pilot(src)

The corsair is a protoss anti-air-fighter spacecraft.[1]


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The corsair

The corsair is a fast, and agile medium-sized warship, built by the Dark Templar.[2]

Corsairs are armed with twin neutron flares to attack ships,[1] and are strictly anti-air weapons.[3] Additionally, corsair pilots can focus their psionic powers through neutron emitters against ground targets,[1] creating a "disruption web"—a field of psionic static that disrupts the brain's neural pathways as well as any computer-directed targeting systems. This disruption renders inaccurate all ground-based fire (including from base defense structures) within the web.[3] This ability makes the corsair a valuable unit for siege warfare.[1]

A Void energy catalyst is located in the center of the ship's guns.[3]


The Nerazim constructed the corsair to safeguard their nomadic fleets. Following the reunification of the Dark Templar with the Khalai, it became a versatile component of the combined fleet.[2]

By the Second Great War, the corsairs, along with the scouts, were being replaced by phoenix in the main fleet.[4] During the End War in 2506, the loss of the Golden Armada to Amon convinced the Daelaam to recommission the corsairs for service.[5]

Game UnitEdit


For StarCraft gameplay information see: Corsair (StarCraft).
For StarCraft in-game quotations see: StarCraft Corsair Quotations.

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Corsair (StarCraft II).
For StarCraft II in-game quotations see: StarCraft Corsair II Quotations.

Known UnitsEdit

Known PilotsEdit


The cancelled StarCraft II escort resembled the corsair.

According to the war council in Legacy of the Void, corsairs were decommissioned shortly after the Fall of Aiur.[5] This stands in contrast to other sources of information which state that its phasing out was more gradual,[4][3] along with arguably their presence in StarCraft: Brood War.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Corsair. StarCraft Compendium Protoss Units. 2007-07-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Phoenix., accessed on 2012-11-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War Council interface (in English). 2015-11-10.