Plasma surge is a psionic power demonstrated by protoss high templars. It involves channeling psionic energy into the plasma shields of protoss warriors, regenerating their shields. High Templar Karass demonstrated this ability, and could regenerate the shields of protoss around him.[1] During the End War, high templar honed their abilities to aid in their race's darkest hour, learning to channel the power of their psionic storms into the shields of their allies.[2]

Game EffectEdit

Wings of LibertyEdit

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Plasma Surge

Restores 50 shield points of all friendly protoss units in an area of effect.

Hotkey E
Cost 75 Energy Terran SC1
Cooldown 3Time SC2 Game1

Legacy of the VoidEdit

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Plasma Surge

Psionic storm restores 50 shields to friendly units in its area of effect over 4 seconds.


Co-op MissionsEdit

Plasma surge is available as an upgrade for the high templars of Artanis in Co-op Missions, and is unlocked at level 6.

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Plasma Surge

Increase Psionic Storm's radius by 50% and range by 2, allows to stack more than once on the same enemy units, and restores 50 shields to friendly units in its radius.

Valorous Inspirator: Increases the shield restoration from 50 to 100.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Artanis Level 6.
Purchased from Templar archives
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ProtossVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
Required Research Psionic Storm

Heroes of the StormEdit

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

A variation of plasma surge called plasma shield is available as an ability for Tassadar in Heroes of the Storm.[3]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Whispers of Doom (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. War council (in English). 2015.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
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