The seeker missile is a thermobaric, laser-guided projectile launched by the raven. It is constructed onboard through hundreds of thousands of AI-operated nanomachines. Once launched, the missile will track its target relentlessly before detonating in an explosion over a wide area.
Missile comes out and stays immobile in front of the Raven for 4 seconds while charging up, then rapidly moves (it’s not dodgeable at this point) and explodes at the target, causing 100 damage to target plus splash damage. Targeted unit lights up red when targeted. If the unit moves 13 range out of where the Seeker Missile is, the missile fizzles.
The missile cannot target buildings.
14 (increased to 20 with Durable Materials upgrade) (WoL)
In Wings of Liberty, seeker missiles were a projectile with normal speed. When it got within a range of 2 of a target, it would speed toward it becoming impossible to avoid. However, if the target was able to keep out of that range, the seeker missile would break down harmlessly.
In earlier versions of Legacy of the Void, seeker missiles gained the explosive shrapnel shells upgrade. This was removed in patch 3.8.
The missile was eventually re-tooled into the shredder missile in a patch for Legacy of the Void.