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The probe retains its role as the protoss worker unit in StarCraft II with no noticeable changes in function. However, as protoss shields regenerate faster than they did before, probes are more versatile scouts than they were in the original games.

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Versus[edit | edit source]

Upgrades and Abilities

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
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  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
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The probe warps in structures and harvests minerals and vespene gas. Idle probes can be selected by pushing F1.

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Spray

Applies your currently selected spray or decal to the terrain at the target location. Creates one charge every three minutes and 34 seconds for a maximum of five charges. Each player may have only five sprays on the map at a time.

Usage
Hotkey Y
Cooldown 214 seconds
ve

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

All protoss commanders can use probes in Co-op Missions. Fenix can summon a hero probe Probius if he has all six champion AI on the field and builds a probe. Probius has the stats and abilities of a regular probe. Zeratul has access to a xel'naga variant of the probe named the xel'naga precursor.

Artanis Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 3
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
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Vorazun Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 3
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Karax Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Khalai Ingenuity
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 11
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Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 3
ve
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Alarak Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Protoss Armor

Increases the armor of all protoss units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Armor: 3
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Fenix Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Protoss Ground Armor

Increases the armor of protoss ground units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Armor: 3
ve
SC2 ProShields.gif
Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Development[edit | edit source]

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

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Proton Charge

An area of effect ability[1] which allows a group of probes to gather one more mineral per trip[2] for a short time by enhancing their proton-cutters.[3] Proton Charge only directly enhances their ability to harvest minerals.[1] The duration doesn't stack when used multiple times, but casting it again will renew the duration.[4]

Proton Charge can be cast on the minimap.[5]

Usage
Cost 50[6] Energy
Range Greater than 0[6]
Duration 30 seconds[6] seconds
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As of February 2010, the obelisk lost Argus Link and Proton Charge.[7]

Images[edit | edit source]

Skins
Portraits

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cydra. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 6). Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18. Archive
  2. Cavez, Vojnik. 2009-02-19. Proton Charge Question. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-19.
  3. Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  4. Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 2). Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  5. Karune, N00bonicplague. 2009-09-28. Karune— Can Proton Charge be cast on minimap?. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-09-28.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Cydra. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 5). Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18. Archive
  7. Photon Charge was removed in the previous build and so was Argus Link.

    This means that both of them are out in the current build.
    Kapeselus. 2010-02-02. Mining Question (post 7). Battle.net StarCraft II Gameplay Discussion Forum. Accessed 2010-02-02.
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