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"Orders, captain?"

- Terran SCV(src)

The SCV is the terran worker unit.

It is voiced by Glenn Stafford.[1]


The SCV counts as a biological and mechanical unit; it can be healed by medics and other SCVs, but is also vulnerable to a wider range of abilities.

The SCV has more hit points than the drone and probe, which may be useful when repelling early game rushes. An SCV may defeat a basic zergling if the SCV attacks first. This also makes SCVs less vulnerable to raids than their counterparts, since they take more hits to defeat.

The construction of a terran building may be interrupted by destroying the SCV assigned to build it, since the SCV remains heavily exposed during the process. Nevertheless, another SCV can be commanded to finish the building by right-clicking on the incomplete building with an SCV selected.

SCVs may support operations beyond the base by repairing buildings and mechanical units, and constructing fortifications in the field. SCVs working in concert may accelerate repairs but this costs additional resources. SCVs may repair the buildings and units of allied and enemy terran factions alike. Unlike medics, which can heal allied protoss and zerg units, SCVs may only repair terran units and structures.

SCVs have the ability to carry campaign items such as psi-emitters or data disks.

The three workers have equal speed, but the SCV has the slowest acceleration.


The SCV builds structures and harvests minerals and vespene gas.

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Restores the hit points of a terran mechanical unit or building. Repairing costs resources.

Hotkey R
Cost Varies Minerals Varies Vespene gas
Duration Varies seconds


Purchased from Engineering bay
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Science facility


Selected Confirming order
Repeatedly selected
Other lines


In early sketches, the SCV was akin to a Transformer, where it could turn into a jet.[2]


  • A StarCraft II "Classic" skin modeled after the StarCraft SCV is available for those who purchased the physical or virtual ticket for BlizzCon 2018, and will be available for purchase at a later date.



  1. Glenn Stafford, Behind the Voice Actors. Accessed on 2015-04-22
  2. 2017-08-19, On StarCraft Remastered's Transformation And Why There Isn't A Console Port. GameSpot, accessed on 2017-08-20