The Directed plasma field-charged slug (or DPF) is the ordnance fired by the terran warhound through use of a railgun and is capable of firing ammunition at 3000 meters per second.[1] Both the walker and the slug are developed by Axiom Ordnance. It features a heavy slug accelerated to a discharge velocity of three thousand meters per second. The slug itself is charged with a plasma that disperses in a tightly focused cone from the point of impact. The DPF penetrates armor plating more effectively and more quickly than gauss weapons at a lower velocity,[2] and without the threat of collateral damage posed by explosive ordnance. When fired on an exposed human body, it simultaneously melts, burns, and blows it apart.[3]


  1. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  2. Zahn, Timothy (November 8, 2016). StarCraft: Evolution. Del Rey Books. ISBN 0425284735.
  3. Irvine, Alex. "Command Performance." (March 28, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Command Performance Accesed 2013-04-12
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