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The Dusk Wings are a terran mercenary organization. They were one of the first Banshee squadrons deployed by the Terran Dominion until they deserted, finding that they made more profit as a mercenary group.[1]

History[]

During the Second Great War, they offered their services to Raynor's Raiders after the recovery of the Keystone fragment from Typhon XI; the Raiders acquired Banshees of their own at the same time.[1]

During the End War, the Dusk Wings accompanied Raynor's Raiders in their expedition to defeat Amon in the Void.[2]

Game Unit[]

StarCraft II[]

DuskWings SC2 Icon1.jpg Dusk Wings
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

60,000 credits

Squad size

2 Dusk Wings banshees

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

7 min.

Resource Cost

350 Minerals 200 Gas Terran SC1.png

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+25% Health, +50% Damage

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Unit
Campaign

Wings of Liberty
Into the Void
Co-op Missions

Base unit

Banshee

Armament

Screecher missiles

Properties
Maximum energy

200 Energy

Sight range

10

Production
Supply

3 Supply

Produced from

Merc Compound

Hotkey

W

Movement
Speed

2.75

Protection
Hit points

175
175 (+17.5 per level) (Co-op Raynor)

Armor

0 SC2TerrShipArm.jpg

Type
Armor type
Screecher Missiles
Damage

18

Attacks

2

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1.25 (WoL campaign)
1.09 (Co-op Raynor at level 15)

Range

Attack Range: 6
Length Range: 2 behind a target (deal 100% damage per range 0.5) (with Shockwave Missile Battery)

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2TerrShipWeap.jpg
+2 (Co-op Raynor)

Abilities[]

Enables terran Banshees to cloak.

Usage
Hotkey C (cloak), D (decloak)
Cost 25 (+1.26 per second) (or +0.45 per second with Cross-Spectrum Dampeners - WoL-campaign only) Energy
Acquisition
Purchased from Tech lab attached to starport
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 79seconds
ve

Upgrades[]

Increases the damage of terran air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
ve

Increases the armor of all terran air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey P
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 190seconds
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 220seconds
ve

Attack upgrades improve attack cooldown of affected units by 5% per level.[3]

These self-replicating ultra capacitors reduce the reload time of weapons and systems. Now each of the weapon upgrades at the armory and engineering bay increases attack speed by 5% in addition to increasing damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve
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Vanadium Plating

Armor upgrades increase health of affected units by 5% per level.[3]

We have created a new lightweight alloy called vanadium. Vanadium diffuses weapon impacts much more efficiently than traditional armor plating, and it better preserves the life of our units. Now each of the armor upgrades in the armory and engineering bay increases unit life by 5% in addition to increasing armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 5 protoss research points
ve

Banshees deal linear splash damage.[4]

The Shockwave Missile Battery fires multiple missiles in a straight line with each shot allowing the Banshee to hit multiple ground targets. This upgrade is useful when fighting ground targets that are packed close together.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $110,000
ve
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Cross-Spectrum Dampeners

Doubles the amount of time Banshees can stay cloaked.

Wolfe Industries offers a new model of Banshee that embeds light-dampening materials into the hull. This new hull material requires far less energy to conceal and makes it much easier for the Banshee to maintain cloak once initiated.[4]

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion armory for $80,000
ve

Increase starting energy of all units by 100. Increase maximum energy of all units by 100.[5]

This reactor has a larger energy reserve on startup and can hold a much larger charge. Now our specialist units can use their abilities the moment they hit the battlefield, and they can store more energy when idle for long periods of time. All "Specialists units" use energy: such as the medic, ghost, spectre, thor, wraith, banshee, raven, science vessel and battlecruiser.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
ve

Damaged mechanical units recover hit points when out of combat, at a rate of 0.6015 each second.[5]

Our ship and vehicle hulls are now made from a material called Regenerative Bio-Steel. This material uses internal nanobots to slowly repair any damage the hull sustains. While this regeneration process is much slower than conventional SCV repairs, it can be the difference between life and death if no SCVs are available.

Campaign Acquisition
Acquired from Hyperion laboratory for 20 zerg research points
ve

Co-Op Missions[]

Dusk Wings can be summoned by Jim Raynor in Co-op Missions.[6]

Upgrades and Abilities[]
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Banshee Airstrike

Calls down 5 Dusk Wings, dealing 50 damage to the target area. Controllable for 60 seconds.

Rebel Raider: Reduces Banshee Airstrike cooldown by 1% per spacecraft supply.

Usage
Cooldown 240seconds
Mastery: -4seconds per Banshee Airstrike Cooldown: mastery point. Down to a minimum 120 (Initial cooldown=240) seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 2.
ve
SC2BansheeCloak.jpg
Cloaking Field

Enables banshees to cloak.

Usage
Hotkey C (cloak), D (decloak)
Cost 0 (+0.9 per second) Energy
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
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Shockwave Missile Battery

Banshees deal linear splash damage (within a range 2 behind a target).

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
AdvancedOptics SC2 Icon.jpg
Advanced Optics

All vehicles and ships gain +1 attack range.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 11
Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey B
Cost 200 Minerals
Mastery: -4 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 80 Minerals
200 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -4 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 80 Vespene gas
120seconds
Effect Range: 7
ve
MercMunitions SC2 Coop Icon.jpg
Mercenary Munitions

Increases the attack speed of Raynor's combat units and calldowns by 15%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Raynor Level 15.
ve
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Terran Vehicle and Ship Weapons

Increases the attack damage of terran vehicles and spacecraft.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals
Mastery: -2 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 40 Minerals
100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -2 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 40 Vespene gas
160seconds
Effect Damage: 20
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals
Mastery: -3.5 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 70 Minerals
175 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -3.5 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 70 Vespene gas
190seconds
Effect Damage: 22
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals
Mastery: -5 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 100 Minerals
250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -5 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 100 Vespene gas
220seconds
Effect Damage: 24
ve
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Terran Vehicle and Ship Plating

Increases the armor of terran vehicles and spacecraft.

Vanadium Plating: increases the life of terran vehicles and spacecraft by 10% per level.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey V
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals
Mastery: -2 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 40 Minerals
100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -2 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 40 Vespene gas
160seconds
Effect Hit points: 193
Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals
Mastery: -3.5 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 70 Minerals
175 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -3.5 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 70 Vespene gas
190seconds
Effect Hit points: 210
Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals
Mastery: -5 Minerals per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 100 Minerals
250 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -5 TerranVespene SC2 Game1.png per Research Resource Cost mastery point. Down to a minimum 100 Vespene gas
220seconds
Effect Hit points: 228
Armor: 3
ve

Heroes of the Storm[]

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

Dusk Wings can be summoned by Jim Raynor in Heroes of the Storm[7]

Development[]

The Dusk Wings were originally mercenaries that were based on the Wraith, rather than Banshees. This is can be seen in the editor, where the Wraith version remains only as an incomplete unit.[8]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Graven Hill's laptop (in English). 2010.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Into the Void, The Essence of Eternity (in English). 2015-11-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Protoss research (in English). 2010.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  6. 2015-08-08, StarCraft II: Showcase von Verbündete Kommandanten auf der gamescom #BlizzGC2015. YouTube, accessed on 2015-08-11
  7. 2013-11-09, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Concept Art and Screenshots. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-23
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
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