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"Dylar Shipyards-where cacca happens baby..."

- Dominion Fleet recruitment slogan.(src)

The Dylar Shipyards

The Dylarian Shipyards (a.k.a. Dylar Shipyards)[1] are a huge orbital complex over Dylar IV.


In use by the Terran Confederacy since at least 2479,[2] the Dylarian Shipyards were used for maintenance of starships such as battlecruisers[3] and as training grounds for the Confederate Marine Corps.[2] These shipyards also served as an outlying trade hub.[3]

Raynor's Raid[]

Shortly after the fall of the Confederacy, the newly formed Raynor's Raiders, rebelling against the Sons of Korhal, attacked the yards hoping to secure sufficient shipping. General Edmund Duke was dispatched in the battlecruiser Hyperion to stop the Raiders. In the confines of the yards, Duke was hampered by a fear of causing collateral damage and fratricide and was unable to prevent the Raiders from temporarily taking control of the docks and stealing the vessels they needed. In fact, the Hyperion itself was boarded and hijacked, and the Raiders left Duke tied up on the dock.[4]

UED Raid[]

Main article: Raid on the Dylarian Shipyards
"We have ascertained the location of the Dylarian shipyards. These shipyards, serving as a fueling and repair station for the Dominion, house a number of functional battlecruisers in dry-dock."

- Gerard DuGalle introduces the Dylarian Shipyards(src)

A map of the shipyards during the Brood War

During the Brood War, the United Earth Directorate expeditionary force raided the shipyards and commandeered a number of battlecruisers. Terran Dominion reinforcements were repelled using these ships.[3] The UED destroyed the shipyards[5] and conscripted the remaining defenders.[6]

The Second Great War[]

The Dominion rebuilt the yards after the Brood War, and it appeared in Dominion Fleet recruitment posters.[1]

During the Second Great War, the Second Fleet regrouped there following the zerg attack on Tyrador VIII.[7]


The shipyards were going to feature in Heart of the Swarm as part of the Destruction of Worlds mechanic. The player could send Broodmother Ryloth to destroy the shipyards as an alternative to Braxis.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-03. Go Boldly. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Dylarian Shipyards (in English). 1998.
  4. Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Ruins of Tarsonis (in English). 1998.
  6. Adjutant: "We have impressed most of the remaining Dylarian defense forces into the fleet and stand ready to move to the next phase of our invasion." StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Level/area: Ruins of Tarsonis (in English). 1998.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "The Moebius Factor." (in English). 2010.
  8. 2014-08-20, Unused HoTS Story Elements. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2014-08-29