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[[File:Cybercat SC-C2 Head1.jpg|thumb|A [[Screaming Skulls]] cybercat]]
 
 
'''Predators''', sometimes called "cybercats," are big, heavy robots shaped like cats.
 
 
==Overview==
 
In [[2502]], some were owned by the [[Screaming Skulls]], and were used in an attempt to kill their former captives, [[War Pigs|War Pig]] members [[Vin Iggins]] and [[Cole Hickson]]. One knocked Iggins down, but Hickson terminated them with shots from a pistol.<ref name="SC:C:Issue2">Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio (p, i), Milen Parvanov (col). "[[StarCraft: Issue 2|StarCraft #2]]" ''[[StarCraft (comic)|StarCraft]]'' '''1''' (2) (June 24, 2009) DC Comics (Wildstorm).</ref>
 
 
During the [[Second Great War]], [[Egon Stetmann]]'s research was (theoretically) able to equip predators with an electrical discharge field.<ref name ="SC2-WoL_StoryLabZerg">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.</ref>
 
 
Predators were used in service of the [[Terran Dominion]], and were deployed in the defense of [[Skygeirr Platform]] against the [[Zerg Swarm]].<ref name="SC2:HotS_Infested">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm]]''. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Heart of the Swarm]], [[Infested (Heart of the Swarm mission)|Infested]] (in English). 2013-03-12.</ref>
 
 
After the [[End War]], several predators were spotted in a [[Defenders of Man]] facility in [[Sharpsburg]]. <ref name="NCO_Escape">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Nova Covert Ops]], [[The Escape]] (in English). 2016-03-29.</ref>
 
 
===Variants===
 
{{AmbigCanon|Heroes of the Storm}}
 
[[File:Cyberwolf Heroes Game1.jpg|thumb|The "cyberwolf"]]
 
*'''Predator A-130''': Known as the "cyberwolf," this variant of the predator is due for deployment in [[2506]], expected to replace the first generation of predators. The [[Dominion]] takes no responsibility for injuries occurred while trying to ride them.
 
 
*'''Predator A-130G''': Known as the "golden cyberwolf," these predators were developed for use on low-orbit [[space platform|platforms]]. Few prototypes survived initial testing, and are now prized by collectors.
 
 
*'''Predator C-250''': known as the "cyber ram," these predators were designed to operate within the harsh conditions of [[Kel-Morian]] mining worlds, and were built for durability over speed.<ref>[http://heroesofthestorm.gamepedia.com/Mount Mounts], ''Heroes of the Storm''. Accessed on 2015-04-11</ref>
 
 
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'''Predators''', sometimes called "cybercats", are big, heavy robots shaped like cats.
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[[File:Cybercat SC-C2 Head1.jpg|thumb|left|A [[Screaming Skulls]] cybercat|left]]
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Some were owned by the [[Screaming Skulls]], and were used in an attempt to kill their former captives, [[War Pigs|War Pig]] members [[Vin Iggins]] and [[Cole Hickson]]. One knocked Iggins down, but Hickson terminated them with shots from a pistol.<ref name="SC:C:Issue2">Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio (p, i), Milen Parvanov (col). "[[StarCraft: Issue 2|StarCraft #2]]" ''[[StarCraft (comic)|StarCraft]]'' '''1''' (2) (June 24, 2009) DC Comics (Wildstorm).</ref>
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By [[2504]], predators were equipped with an electrical discharge field.<ref name ="SC2-WoL_StoryLabZerg">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.</ref>
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==Game Unit==
 
Predators are available as a special anti-infantry unit in ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]]'' at the cost of 15 [[zerg]] research points and access to the [[Hercules dropship]].<ref name ="SC2-WoL_StoryLabZerg">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.</ref>
 
Predators are available as a special anti-infantry unit in ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]]'' at the cost of 15 [[zerg]] research points and access to the [[Hercules dropship]].<ref name ="SC2-WoL_StoryLabZerg">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Zerg research (in English). 2010.</ref>
   
Predators unleash a lightning field AoE burst which deals 20 damage with every attack. While they gain no bonus against any unit type, a handful of them can easily bring down swarms of {{link|zergling|SC2}}s or other low health units with their AoE burst attack.
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Predators unleash a lightning field AoE burst which deals 20 damage with every attack. While they gain no bonus against any unit type, a handful of them can easily bring down swarms of [[zergling]]s or other low health units with their AoE burst attack.
   
A primary weakness to using predators is that, for their cost, they are not very durable for a melee unit. Also, because they are mechanical units, they cannot be paired with [[medic]]s or [[medivac dropship]]s (though they can potentially be paired with the [[science vessel]]). Without armor upgrades, predators will die fairly easily against ranged attackers.
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A primary weakness to using predators is that, for their cost, they are not very durable for a melee unit. Also, because they are mechanical units, they cannot be paired with [[medic]]s or [[medivac dropship]]s (though they can potentially be paired with the [[science vessel]]). Without armor upgrades, predators will die fairly easily against ranged attackers, especially those that deal bonus damage to armored targets.
   
Predators are strong against zerglings, [[baneling]]s, {{link|infested terran|SC2}}s, {{link|marine|SC2}}s, [[firebat]]s, [[reaper]]s, [[hellion]]s, and occasionally {{link|zealot|SC2}}s and [[Sentry|sentries]]. Unfortunately, they have many counters: [[marauder]]s, {{link|siege tank|SC2}}s, [[thor]]s, [[diamondback]]s, [[stalker]]s, [[immortal]]s, [[Colossus|colossi]], [[roach]]es, {{link|hydralisk|SC2}}s, {{link|ultralisk|SC2}}s, and any air units. This makes the predator an extremely specialized unit.
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Predators are strong against {{link|zergling|SC2}}s, [[baneling]]s, {{link|infested terran|SC2}}s, {{link|marine|SC2}}s, [[firebat]]s, [[reaper]]s, [[hellion]]s, and occasionally {{link|zealot|SC2}}s and [[Sentry|sentries]]. Unfortunately, they have many counters: [[marauder]]s, {{link|siege tank|SC2}}s, [[thor]]s, [[diamondback]]s, [[stalker]]s, [[immortal]]s, [[Colossus|colossi]], [[roach]]es, {{link|hydralisk|SC2}}s, {{link|ultralisk|SC2}}s, and any air units. This makes the predator an extremely specialized unit.
   
 
====Abilities====
 
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====Development====
 
Predators were able to cloak as long as they had energy available to use. In addition, Lightning Field was also known as 'Retribution Field' instead.<ref name = "SCIIEditor">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II]] [[Galaxy|Map Editor]].'' (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010</ref>
 
 
===Heroes of the Storm===
 
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[[File:Cyberwolf Heroes Art1.jpg|thumb|The golden cyberwolf]]
 
Predator variants called cyber wolves were available as mounts in ''[[Heroes of the Storm]]''. A promotional golden variant of the cyber wolf was available to players who purchased a Founders Pack. An obsidian variant was added during the game's Machines of War event.
 
 
Later a variant named the cyber ram was made available as a mount alongside the [[Marauder|Maraudin']] [http://wow.gamepedia.com/Muradin_Bronzebeard Muradin] skin.<ref name = "HeroesoftheStorm">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[Heroes of the Storm]]'' (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015</ref>
 
 
==Trivia==
 
In the ''[[Heart of the Swarm]]'' mission "[[Infested (Heart of the Swarm mission)|Infested]]", there are five predators of different colors. This is a possible reference to the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltron Voltron]'' anime series.
 
   
 
==References==
 
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