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Purifier beams

Purifier beams are a type of protoss ship weapon, consisting of a destructive discharge of crystal energy. Motherships are equipped with purifier beams, which constitutes the craft's primary means of defense. In combat, it rapid-fires six controlled bursts which, while not very powerful on their own, can track and strike both air and ground targets effectively.[1]

Carriers have been observed to utilize a similar weapon for use in the glassing of planets, projected from their bows.[2][3]

Game UnitEdit

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The purifier beam in-game

In the Legacy of the Void campaign and Co-op Missions mode of Legacy of the Void, the purifier beam can be used, the beam itself being a controllable unit with timed life.[4] An enemy purifier beam with Tal'darim colors can appear as a mutator. On higher difficulties, more enemy purifier beams will appear as the game goes on.

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

The purifier beam appears in Heroes of the Storm as a heroic ability option for Artanis.[5]


  1. 2015-04-30, Mothership Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-05-01
  2. Grubb, Jeff (February 27, 2001). StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  3. Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio, Mike S. Miller, Carlos D'Anda (p, i). "StarCraft #6" StarCraft 1 (6) (November 25, 2009) DC Comics (Wildstorm).
  4. 2015-11-06, StarCraft II: The Future of StarCraft -- Panel Recap. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-11-06
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
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