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Praetor decal

Praetor is a protoss rank of high standing and prestige. A coveted rank, Artanis became the youngest praetor in protoss history.[1]

As a rank, praetor features as part of the command structure of the Templar Caste, though the Ara Tribe of the Judicator Caste maintained the Conclave Praetor Guard.[2]

Praetor appears equivalent to the Dark Templar rank of prelate, and is sometimes used as a synonym for the latter rank.[2][3][4][5] Purifiers continue to use praetor as a rank and normally fill the position with AI personalities based off past protoss praetors.[6]

Even after the fall of the Conclave, praetors who served as military leaders pledged loyalty to the Daelaam.[7]

Known Praetors[]

A praetor zealot


  • Praetor Fenix was referred to as "Steward of the Templar."[8] It's unclear whether this is a separate rank or an honorific.
  • A praetor decal is available in StarCraft II upon reaching level 22 with protoss. The decal is the outline of a protoss head, though one with the nerve cords cut. This is noteworthy, as praetor is a Khalai rank, and the decal was implemented in Heart of the Swarm before the Khalai severed their nerve cords.[9]
  • In Ancient Rome, Praetors were officials who held important administrative positions. They also served as military commanders.


  1. Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  3. Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.
  4. Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p), Angie Nathalia (i), Junadi (i). "Do No Harm." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 3 (paperback binding), pp. 48-89. Tokyopop, July 14, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80832-5.
  5. Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p), Faisalz et al (i). "Voice in the Darkness." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 4 (paperback binding), pp. 72-113. Tokyopop, October 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81698-6.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). November 10, 2015
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Hunt for Tassadar (in English). 1998.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013