The physics lab is a terran support structure, an add-on to the science facility. Via a high-energy particle accelerator and a plethora of diagnostic equipment, it provides upgrades to the battlecruiser, and is an alternative to the covert ops.

The physics lab does not appear in StarCraft II, its role of providing support for battlecruisers having been taken by the fusion core and tech lab.

Game Structure[edit | edit source]

Researched Abilities[edit | edit source]

The Yamato Gun is a powerful weapon that focuses a nuclear explosion into a beam using magnetic fields. It deals 260 damage.

Hotkey Y
Cost 150 Energy
Range 10
Purchased from Physics lab
Hotkey Y
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 120seconds

Researched Upgrades[edit | edit source]

  • Increases battlecruiser maximum energy by 50.
  • Increases battlecruiser starting energy from 50 to 62.5.
Purchased from Physics lab
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 166seconds

Development[edit | edit source]

In the StarCraft beta, cloaking was researched at the physics lab.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.

  1. 2011-05-03, Blizzard Archive. "", accessed on 2018-07-03
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