"I have returned."

- Dragoon pilot(src)

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A dragoon

The dragoon is a type of protoss quadrupedal assault walker. Following the Brood War, they were succeeded by the immortal and to a lesser extent, the stalker.


"There is no shame in defeat so long as the spirit is unconquered."


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A dragoon's phase disruptor

Dragoons are about as tall as a terran wearing CMC armor.[1] The dragoon's phase disruptor fires antimatter bolts sheathed in psychically charged fields. A similar weapon is used by the photon cannon.[2] The phase disruptor is able to swivel around.[1] The quadrupedal walker moves efficiently over unstable terrain.[3] The walker's plasma shield generator is located at its base.[1]

Pilots and Control

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A dragoon

Dragoon pilots were generally grievously wounded veteran templars retrieved from the battlefield.[4][2] Some of the most revered protoss warriors have been placed in dragoons,[1] and dragoon pilots were renowned for their intelligence in battle.[5]

Selected protoss were transplanted into the exoskeleton's core. By the time of the Great War the core was a fluid container and the pilot was submerged within. Catastrophic damage frequently resulted in the tank being breached and the contents spilling out. The pilot's mind interfaced directly with the machine through mysterious essence translators with the use of the Khala.[6] The end result was that pilots controlled their exoskeletons as a natural extension of their bodies[2] using the walker's advanced hydraulic-psionic mobility systems. Once inside the core, the pilot would remain in the tank for the rest of their life.[1]


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A dragoon launches an ambush

A sacred shrine on Aiur was dedicated to the creation and maintenance of the dragoons. The loss of the shrine after the Great War made it difficult to create new dragoons. In the interim the surviving dragoons were upgraded into immortals to preserve their numbers.[7] Since the fall of Aiur, no new dragoons have been built.[1] Furthermore, the Nerazim stalker, which was inspired by the dragoon,[8] has largely supplanted the walker within protoss ground forces. However, the Terran Dominion has theorized that the lost dragoon technology may be recoverable, as the protoss are known to have embedded highly secure vaults in core facilities on Aiur, and that dragoon process plans may have survived the zerg's rampage.[1]

As with other protoss technology, terran groups conducted research into the mechanics of the dragoon. The Kimeran Pirates stole (among other things) a data file titled "Utilizing Dragoon Technology For Human Reconstruction" from a Confederate remnant installation following the Brood War.[9]

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A dragoon faces a ravager

Dragoon technology was recovered by the Daelaam during the Reclamation of Aiur.[10] However due their Khala integration the majority fell under Amon's control when the Khala was corrupted.[11] Dragoons that predated Khala integration were discovered among the forces in stasis aboard the Spear of Adun, and were fielded by the Daelaam throughout the End War.[12]

Other Information

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The following article or section contains lore from the StarCraft RPG, which is not regarded as canon. Elements may be regarded as 'flavor lore' however.

On occasion, able templar would become pilots. The pilots were honored in protoss society but their status sometimes marked them as outsiders. [13]

Game Unit


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

StarCraft: Ghost

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This article or section contains information about StarCraft: Ghost, which has been declared non-canon. Elements may be taken as 'flavor lore' however.
The content may be significantly out of date. Please do not add speculation to this article, and remember to cite a published source for details.

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Nova hides from a dragoon

Dragoons appeared as enemies in the singleplayer of StarCraft: Ghost. Development animations showed them 'galloping.'[14]

StarCraft II

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

Known Dragoons

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A dragoon pilot


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A dragoon


During the age of early modern warfare, dragoons were soldiers who were deployed on horseback but fought on foot.


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  8. Blizzard Entertainment (2007-05-19). Stalker. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-06.
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  13. Bill Slavicsek, David Eckelberry, Shawn F. Carnes (March 1, 2000). Alternity: StarCraft Edition. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 978-0786-91618-4
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