Marine SC2 Game2

Marines with shields

The LarsCorp Technologies M98 ballistic alloy combat shield[1] is a terran personal protective device. It was issued to marines after the Brood War demonstrated their vulnerability on increasingly lethal battlefields. The shield was mounted on the upper arm or shoulder guard and left both hands free.[2]

The shield is made of 30mm of bonded carbide, shown to increase marine survivability by 25%.[1]

Game EffectEdit

Combat Shield

Increases the hit points of marines by 10. The marine model changes to have a shield attached to the left shoulderguard.[3] The M98 combat shield is composed of 30 mm of bonded carbide.[1]

Purchased from Tech lab attached to barracks
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 TerranVespene SC2 Game1 79Time SC2 Game1

The shield increases a marine's HP.[4][5][6] This enables a marine to survive a hit from a high damage unit, after which it can be quickly healed by a medivac dropship.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Armory upgrades (in English). 2010.
  2. Marine. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-03.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  4. 2007-05-19. Gameplay Trailer. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-08-12.
  5. Karune. 2007-07-23. StarCraft II Q&A - Karune Briefings. StarCraft II General Discussion Forums. Accessed 2007-09-06.
  6. Unit Information, in Korean. Accessed 2007-07-20.
  7. Yup, the Marines still have upgradable shields, making a huge difference late game against more high damage units. As long as those Marines can survive that initial hit, the Medivac Dropships does an awesome job of bringing them back to full health in no time. Karune. 2008-09-16. What happened with the marines and shields? StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-09-16.
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