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"Weakness is a path to death."

- A Tal'darim mothership pilot(src)

The Tal'darim mothership is a unit available in the single-player campaign of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. It is a variant of the mothership normally available to players in melee play.

Overview[]

"The Tal'darim motherships have warped in to strengthen our fleet, I must admit, they are quite impressive."

- Rohana(src)

A Tal'darim mothership assaults a Umojan base

Tal'darim motherships are Khalai motherships redesigned for total annihilation. Each one is a throne from which a Tal'darim fleet lord oversees the ruin of their foes.

Alarak brought the Tal'darim's motherships to join the Daelaam after he defeated Ma'lash in Rak'Shir and became the new Tal'darim Highlord. The motherships were recognized by Rohana as highly modified from the Daelaam's motherships, with a focus on the total destruction of the Tal'darim's enemies[1]. Some were capable of launching interceptors[2][3]. Some Tal'darim motherships are outfitted with phase displacement beams, allowing the ships to purify small areas from orbit.[4]

Game Unit[]

Legacy of the Void[]

The mothership is the Tal'darim faction choice for the capital ship class in the Legacy of the Void campaign, and the third choice with the carrier and tempest. As in multiplayer, only one mothership can be active at a time.

The mothership is a terrifically powerful offensive vessel: it can attack while moving and its base attack does very high damage, enough to kill many enemies in one shot. Its Black Hole ability functions differently from the normal mothership, keeping units on the map in a stunned state so they may still be attacked, and its Thermal Lance does 200 damage to all enemy ground units in a line leading away from the mothership. It also has access to Blink, which makes it easier to quickly engage enemies or retreat from battle.

The mothership is a very powerful weapon, but should be used in tandem with other units, as it is easily overwhelmed with superior numbers, especially air units which its Thermal Lance cannot damage. It also costs a significant investment of resources to deploy, but is substantially cheaper than a fleet of carriers or tempests.[1]

Abilities[]

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Blink

The mothership instantly teleports a short distance away.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 8 seconds
ve
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Black Hole

Stuns all enemy units in target area and prevents them from moving, attacking, or using abilities for ability duration.

Usage
Hotkey E
Cost 50 Energy
Range 4
Duration 8 seconds
ve
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Thermal Lance

Deals 200 damage to ground units in a line leading away from the mothership.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 50 Energy
Range 10
ve

Co-op Missions[]

Alarak can summon the Death Fleet as a calldown ability, summoning a mothership and an escort of destroyers with timed life. The mothership has the same health stats as the campaign version, but with improved damage via upgrades and different abilities.

Abilities[]

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Thermal Lance

Deals 20 damage to units in a line leading away from the mothership. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey E
Range 10
Cooldown 1 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 13
ve
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Mass Teleport

Teleports the Mothership and all nearby units you control to target friendly unit or structure's location.

Shadow of Death: Mass Teleport has a 60 second cooldown and cannot teleport allied units.

Usage
Hotkey T
Cooldown 0 seconds
60 (with Shadow of Death) seconds
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Warp in Destroyer

Area assault craft. Can use Destruction Beam to attack multiple units.

Can attack ground and air units.

Usage
Hotkey V
Range 8
Cooldown 20 seconds
Notes

Can store up to 8 charges.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Shadow of Death prestige.
Acquisition
Cost 125 Minerals 75 Vespene gas 3 Psi 2seconds
ve

Upgrades[]

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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
Effect Damage: 45
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Effect Damage: 52
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Damage: 59
ve
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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
Effect Armor: 3
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Effect Armor: 4
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Armor: 5
ve
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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 Death council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Quotations[]

See: StarCraft II Tal'darim Mothership Quotations

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War Council interface (in English). 2015-11-10.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Trouble in Paradise (in English). 2016-08-02.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Dark Skies (in English). 2016-11-22.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Forbidden Weapon. (in English). November 10, 2015
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