Nanites (a.k.a. nanobots or nanomachines) are a form of technology available to terrans and protoss.


Medics have access to medical nanobots, which are programmed for cellular hyper-repair.[1] Medivac dropships can likewise carry out healing functions via nanomachines.[2] Before the advancements brought by United Earth Directorate medics, medical nanites were utilized in the terrans of the Koprulu sector for advanced medical procedures, such as nano-brachytherapy.[3]

Regenerative bio-steel is a material that uses internal nanobots to slowly repair hull damage. However, the rate of repair is much slower than that carried out by SCVs. Science vessels modified by Egon Stetmann during the Second Great War were able to utilize nanites in order to repair allied vehicles.[4]

Simulant corruptors were equipped with self-replicating nanites that were programmed to function identically to the zerg corruptor's spores.[5]

The protoss were able to develop anti-zerg nanites that could at least temporarily reverse the infestation process of terrans.[6] The wounded pilots of immortals are immersed in a nutrient solution with a microscopic nanomachines to aid in their function.[1]

During their ceasefire, the Terran Dominion came into possession of a number of protoss nanites through illicit means. These were utilized by the Dominion Special Forces in their tech labs to improve energy output and research speeed.[5]

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The Umojan Protectorate has access to advanced medical nanites, which often fell into use among terran mercenary groups.[7]

Egon Stetmann developed a roach-nite for his Mecha Swarm, which could burrow into structures and cause signifigant damage, before emerging as fully grown mecha roaches.[8]


Similar technology exists in Blizzard's Overwatch universe. In both cases, 'healing beams' are among the methods of delivery.


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  2. 2014-09-11, Medivac Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-09-12
  3. McNeill, Graham (December 30, 2008). StarCraft: I, Mengsk. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1-4165-5083-9.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  6. Blizzard Entertainment, Mass Media Inc. StarCraft 64. (Nintendo of America, Inc.) Mission: Resurrection IV (in English). 2000.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. Co-op Missions. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Tychus Findlay (in English). 2018.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. Co-op Missions. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Egon Stetmann (in English). 2019.
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