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Railgun turrets are a type of defense ordinance developed by the Terran Dominion.


Railgun turrets were in use by the time of the Defenders of Man insurgency. Nova Terra was able to outfit her ravens with experimental magnetic weaponry that allowed them to deploy railgun turrets instead of standard auto-turrets.[1]

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This article or section contains information derived from Co-op Missions, and should not be considered part of the official StarCraft storyline.

During the End War, Covert Ops SCVs were able to build railgun turrets in the field.

Game unit[]

Railgun turrets deal 30 damage in a line when firing, but fire considerably slower than normal auto-turrets and cannot attack air units. This makes them effective against small numbers of small ground units.


Ravens can upgrade their auto-turrets to railgun turrets by equipping the Magrail Munitions upgrade.

Co-op Missions[]

Nova's SCVs can build railgun turrets at mineral cost. These turrets can be salvaged. Ravens innately construct railgun turrets instead of normal auto-turrets.

Upgrades and Abilities[]

Salvages this structure, removing it and returning 100% of its mineral and gas value cost. Salvage takes 5 seconds to finish. Warning: once Salvage is triggered, it cannot be canceled.

Hotkey V
Cost 5 seconds
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Structure Armor

All structures gain +2 armor.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds