"It is a good day to die!"

- Corsair Pilot(src)

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The Corsair was replaced in StarCraft II multiplayer by the phoenix as the protoss air-to-air support fighter.

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Legacy of the Void[edit | edit source]

In the single-player campaign of Legacy of the Void, the corsair is available as a starfighter, one of three options with the phoenix and the mirage. The corsair now deals bonus damage to light units, and its Disruption Web does not need energy, instead having a cooldown between uses. Disruption Web can also be set to autocast. AI units trapped under Disruption Web will attempt to move out of its radius.

These enhancements to Disruption Web make the corsair a very effective support craft in larger armies, able to blanket an area with their webs to prevent counterfire while the player's units attack. The corsair has lower damage than the phoenix or mirage, but has the advantage of splash damage over them. Between the corsair and the phoenix's Graviton Beam, the phoenix can be more aggressive against ground units the corsair still cannot attack, but the corsair is better equipped for attacking enemy bases since it can disable enemy defensive turrets.

One key flaw, however; since the Corsair attacks with faster, weaker shots it is very ineffective in combat against highly armored targets like the Battlecruiser, doing very minimal damage to them. If you expect to encounter a large number of armored air targets in a mission it would be best not to choose the Corsair.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Disruption Web

Enemy ground units and structures under the Disruption Web cannot attack. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey D
Duration 10 seconds
Cooldown 30 seconds
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Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

The corsair is accessible to Vorazun in the Co-op Missions mode. Here, it can be upgraded at the fleet beacon.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Disruption Web

Enemy ground units in the area of effect cannot attack. Can be set to autocast.

Withering Siphon: Disruption Web affects Heroic units and causes enemy units to lose 20 hit points per second, up to a maximum of 200. This effect cannot kill.

Usage
Hotkey D
Duration 10 seconds
Cooldown 30 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
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Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Stealth Drive

Corsairs and Oracles are now permanently cloaked.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 12.
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
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Protoss Air Weapons

Increases the attack damage of protoss air units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics core
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Damage
Basic: 6 (+5 vs Light)
With Withering Siphon: 4.5 (+3.75 vs Light)
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Fleet beacon
Effect Damage
Basic: 7 (+5 vs Light)
With Withering Siphon: 5.25 (+3.75 vs Light)
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Fleet beacon
Effect Damage
Basic: 8 (+5 vs Light)
With Withering Siphon: 6 (+3.75 vs Light)
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Protoss Air Armor

Increases the armor of protoss air units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics core
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 2
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Fleet beacon
Effect Armor: 3
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Fleet beacon
Effect Armor: 4
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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
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Quotations[edit | edit source]

See: StarCraft II Corsair Quotations

Images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2015-10-08, LotV Data Hidden in Patch, accessed via map editor. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2015-10-08
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