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The guardian is a zerg air unit in StarCraft.

OverviewEdit

The guardian is converted from an existing mutalisk. It has an anti-ground attack that out-ranges almost all ground-to-air weapons, and in large groups can be particularly devastating as a bomber unit. While the guardian has a respectable attack of 20 (26 when fully upgraded), it has no defense against enemy air units and is vulnerable to ground-to-air units when on the run. The slow speed of the guardian also renders it vulnerable to area-of-effect spells such as psionic storm and irradiate.

Mutalisks morphing into guardians become available to the player in the campaign with the mission "The Dark Templar" in Episode II and "The Kel-Morian Combine" in Episode VI.

ProductionEdit

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Guardian Morph

Causes mutalisk to morph into a guardian.

Usage
Hotkey G
Cost 50 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 1 mutalisk
Acquisition
Required Greater Spire

UpgradesEdit

  • +1 bonus to attack per level for mutalisks
  • +2 bonus to attack per level for guardians and devourers.
Acquisition
Purchased from
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

+1 bonus to armor per level for overlords, mutalisks, guardians, devourers, scourge and queen.

Acquisition
Purchased from
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

DevelopmentEdit

During development, scourges (or "avengers" as they were then known) emerged from destroyed guardians.[1]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998
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