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Pyrokinesis in action

"Delta, how did you do that?"
"I'm not sure what I did...I-I told the spores it was alright to ignite and they did."

- Gabriel Tosh and Delta Emblock after the latter's first use of pyrokinesis(src)

Pyrokinesis is an exceptionally rare[1] psionic power available to some terran psychics.[2] It involves the manipulation of fire.[3] Terrans with the ability are commonly referred to as "pyrokeets."[1]

The Ghost Academy has a test for this ability.[2] With proper training, the ability is able to heat objects, including liquids, to precise ranges of temperatures.[1]

Cole Bennett was able to "microwave" enemies to death with this ability, but it could be negated by the use of psionics.[4]

Game Effect[]

Emperor's shadows can use this ability in Co-op Missions.

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Pyrokinetic Immolation

Immolates a target biological enemy for 20 seconds, dealing 20 damage per second to themselves and nearby biological enemies.

Rank 2: Increases the Pyrokinetic Immolation damage from 20 per second to 30 per second.

Rank 3: Pyrokinetic Immolation deals additional 50 damage to nearby enemies upon the target's death.

Hotkey R
Cost 75 Energy
Range 9
Duration 20 seconds
Cooldown 5 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.

Known Pyrokinetics[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Zahn, Timothy (November 8, 2016). StarCraft: Evolution. Del Rey Books. ISBN 0425284735.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Benjamin, Paul and Dave Shramek (w), Mel joy San Juan (p), Noel Rodriguez et al (i). "Orientation" In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 4 (paperback binding), pp. 114-161. Tokyopop, October 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81698-6.
  3. Gerrold, David (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 2 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, August 10, 2010. ISBN 978-1427-81613-9.
  4. Kenyon, Nate. (September 27, 2011). StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.