"The Nerazim have long used khaydarin monoliths to protect our lands. I see your phase-smith has become familiar with them."

Khaydarin monoliths are powerful protoss defensive structures. They were used primarily on Shakuras and then adopted by the Daelaam during the End War.[1]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

The khaydarin monolith deals a massive 100 damage a shot and has a long 13 range, equivalent to a siege tank, but has a long cooldown between attacks. It also occupies a large 3x3 space.

The monolith works well as a complement to the photon cannon; the cannons deal lower damage but fire faster, and are cheaper to build. Thus the monolith can help bring down powerful and/or long-ranged enemy targets better with its higher damage, while the photon cannons take care of more numerous, weaker enemies. In larger numbers, the khaydarin monoliths can bring down hybrid units very quickly.

When using khaydarin monoliths, shield batteries are highly advised, as the monoliths have a long warp-in time and are quite expensive.

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Karax is able to build khaydarin monoliths in Co-op Missions. Additional upgrades for them are unlocked when Karax reaches Level 6. Karax is instantly able to warp in khaydarin monoliths upon reaching Level 11. Zeratul gains a variant named the tesseract monolith.

Note: The Khaydarin Monolith is not available when using Prestige 2: "Templar Apparent"

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Khalai Ingenuity

Pylons, photon cannons, khaydarin monoliths, and shield batteries warp in instantly.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 11
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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
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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
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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
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Known Variants[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Karax's khaydarin monoliths in Co-op Missions

Karax's khaydarin monolith in Co-op Missions has more standard Daelaam colors instead of darker Nerazim style in the campaign.

References[edit | edit source]

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