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"Suit's fitting ok."

- Dominion laborer(src)

Dominion laborers are conscripted soldiers who do mining, repair and construction duties for the Terran Dominion. They are able to work together to accomplish construction projects quicker. As conscripts they could be swapped into troopers if the need for combat arose. In the alternate timeline where Arcturus Mengsk survived the Second Great War, the Emperor made liberal use of these conscripts against the armies of Amon.[1]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Dominion laborers are the worker unit for Arcturus Mengsk in Co-op Missions. Laborers are cheaper and quicker to build than most worker units, and multiple laborers (up to 10) can work on a single building to help speed up build time. Laborers can swap between suits to become Dominion troopers, should the need arise, and troopers can swap into laborers. Swaps can occur at any supply bunker or enlistment center. Laborers can also repair units, and the ability to swap suits means troopers in the field can switch duties to repair Royal Guard units at a moment's notice.

Laborers can be put under the Patriot Mode of imperial witnesses to be indoctrinated, which generates Imperial Mandate for every laborer with the status. As mining laborers are always in one place, this makes it beneficial to leave imperial witnesses over Mengsk's mineral lines, as they give substantial Mandate for calldowns.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

The laborer constructs structures and harvests minerals and vespene gas. Idle laborers can be selected by pushing F1.

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Spray

Applies your currently selected spray or decal to the terrain at the target location. Creates one charge every five minutes for a maximum of five charges. Each player may have only five sprays on the map at a time.

Usage
Hotkey Y
Cooldown 300 seconds
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Repair

Restores the hit points of a mechanical unit or building. Repairing costs resources. The ability can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost Varies (full repair = 25% value cost) Minerals
Varies (full repair = 25% value cost) Vespene gas
Varies (full repair = 50% value build time) seconds
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Report for Combat

Orders the laborer to switch to a Trooper suit at the nearest enlistment center or supply bunker.

Usage
Hotkey X
Cooldown 0 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
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Working Crew

Multiple Laborers and Troopers can build a structure, reducing its construction time by 60% per additional Laborer or Trooper.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
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Will of the People

When this unit becomes Indoctrinated by an Imperial Witness, it increases Imperial Support by 1. Each point of Imperial Support generates 1 Imperial Mandate every 240 seconds.

Toxic Tyrant: Dominion Laborers and Troopers can provide Imperial Support while operating an Earthsplitter Ordnance.

Usage
Notes

When Amplified Airwaves is researched, Imperial Support is increased from 1 to 2.
Mastery: +0.01 (+0.02 with Amplified Airwaves) Imperial Support per Laborers and Troopers Imperial Support mastery point. Up to a maximum 1.3 (2.6 with Amplified Airwaves) Imperial Support.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Mengsk Level 5.
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Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Orbital Trooper Pods

Laborers and Troopers are delivered directly to the Enlistment Center's Rally Points.

Usage
Cost 3 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
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Dominion Armor

Increases the armor of Dominion Troopers and Enthralled Zerg.

(Affects Imperial Intercessor and Imperial Witness)

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Armory
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Armory
Effect Armor: 3
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Development[edit | edit source]

The laborer's "call to arms" ability was taken from the human peasant in Warcraft III.[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Dominion trooper and laborer select, move and attack quotations change depending on the level of Imperial Mandate the player has. At 34 and below, they are more reluctant, at 34-67, they are more "regular," and at 67 and above, the quotes are patriotic and assured.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. Co-op Missions. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Arcturus Mengsk (in English). 2019.
  2. New Co-Op Commander: Arcturus Mengsk Battle.net, 10-3-2019
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