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The forge

The forge is a site of protoss technological development.

Overview[]

A forge

Although their technology is incredibly advanced when compared to that of other species, the protoss constantly strive to enhance and refine their weapons and armor. Work at the forge rarely ceases, as this edifice is where much of the research takes place[1] by phase-smiths.[2]

Forges come equipped with an array of power crystals lining the interior to power operations on the inside. The forge also has no entrance, and protoss engineers are warped directly into the structure.[3]

Tal'darim forges serve as a prison where Khalai Caste engineers are interrogated for their technological secrets. The Ihan-rii utilize their forges to store vacuum-sealed void crystals[2]

Game Structure[]

StarCraft[]

The forge upgrades the armor and weapons of protoss units along with the plasma shields on all protoss units and buildings. The forge allows access to the photon cannon.

Researched Upgrades[]

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey W
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Templar archives
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Templar archives
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Templar archives
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Templar archives
  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Cybernetics core
Level 3
Cost 400 Minerals 400 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Cybernetics core

Building Upgrades[]

  • +1 armor bonus to shields per level for all units and structures.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Cybernetics core
Level 3
Cost 400 Minerals 400 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Cybernetics core

StarCraft II[]

The forge reappears in StarCraft II.

Researched Upgrades[]

Increases the attack of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve

Building Upgrades[]

  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve

Co-op Missions[]

All protoss commanders gain ground upgrades at the forge. Karax unlocks upgrades for his static defenses at the forge when he reaches Level 6. Alarak unlocks upgrades for his hero unit at the forge when he reaches Level 14, and it increases attack damage and armor of both his ground and air units. Fenix unlocks upgrades for his hero unit at the force when he reaches Level 6.

Artanis Upgrades[]
SC2 ProGrndWeap.gif
Protoss Ground Weapons

Increases the attack damage of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm.gif
Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve
Vorazun Upgrades[]
SC2 ProGrndWeap.gif
Protoss Ground Weapons

Increases the attack damage of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm.gif
Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve
Karax Upgrades[]
SC2 ProGrndWeap.gif
Protoss Ground Weapons

Increases the attack damage of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm.gif
Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve
EnhancedTargeting LotV Icon1.jpg
Enhanced Targeting

Increases the range of photon cannons, khaydarin monoliths, and shield batteries by 2.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 120seconds
ve
OptimizedOrdnance LotV Icon1.jpg
Optimized Ordnance

Increases the attack rate of photon cannons and khaydarin monoliths by 25%.

Templar Apparent: Optimized Ordnance is unavailable.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 120seconds
ve
FortificationBarrier LotV Icon1.jpg
Fortification Barrier

Allows the shield battery to grant defensive structures a shield for 10 seconds that absorbs up to 100 damage.

Usage
Hotkey B
Duration 10 seconds
Cooldown 30 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 8
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
Alarak Upgrades[]
SC2 ProGrndWeap.gif
Protoss Weapons

Increases the attack damage of all protoss units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm.gif
Protoss Armor

Increases the armor of all protoss units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve
SC2 Alarak AC - ImposingPresence.png
Imposing Presence

Alarak's melee attacks stun enemies for 2 seconds. Heroic units are slowed instead.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 14
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
Required Death council
ve
SC2 Alarak AC - Telekinesis.png
Telekinesis

Destruction Wave knocks enemies back twice as far.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 14
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
Required Death council
ve
Fenix Upgrades[]
SC2 ProGrndWeap.gif
Protoss Ground Weapons

Increases the attack damage of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey G
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProGrndArm.gif
Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve
PurifierArmaments SC2 Game1.JPG
Purifier Armaments

All of Fenix's Armor Suits gain +15 attack damage.

Akhundelar: Increases the bonus damage from +15 to +30.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 6
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey R
Cost 75 Minerals 75 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
ObservationProtocol SC2 Game1.JPG
Observation Protocol

Grants Fenix's Cybros Arbiter Suit detection, allowing him to detect enemy cloaked enemies.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 6
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
AStrongHeart SC2 Game1.JPG
A Strong Heart

"I no longer wish to be called by the name Fenix."

Renames Fenix to Talandar.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey C
Cost 13 Minerals 13 Vespene gas 10seconds
ve

Images[]

References[]

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  3. Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
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