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A star base

The star base[1][2] is a terran structure.

Game Structure[]


The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft which is no longer valid.

The star base in StarCraft

The star base was present in early versions of StarCraft. Unlike its sequel's incarnation, it was not mobile.[2]
Datamining indicates that it was scenario-specific.[3]

As of version 1.16.1, the image still exist in StarDat.mpq as unit/neutral/starbase.grp, but it is connected to no image, sprite, doodad or unit entry.

StarCraft II[]

The following article contains information about a StarCraft II unit or structure that was canceled.

The star base was a terran building to be featured in StarCraft II. An upgrade from the starport, it was permanently flying, yet maintained the ability to create all of the terran flying units.[6]
At BlizzCon 2007 the units were Predator, dropship (not to be confused with the medivac dropship which did not exist at the time), Banshee, Nomad (Raven's predecessor) and battlecruiser.[5]
It had an ability called "Re-Arm" which granted energy to some nearby units.[5]

The star base was seen at BlizzCon 2007[1] but has since been canceled, because it was not very essential to terran gameplay and left several tech labs around the map.[7]
Its abilities also made it overpowered.[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shoemaker, Brad. 2007-08-03. BlizzCon 07: Starcraft II Hands-On -- The Terrans. GameSpot. Accessed 2007-09-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998.
  3. Hidden Pics, Angelfire. Accessed on 2018-06-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 BlizzCon Statistics 1. Shacknews image 103218.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 BlizzCon Statistics 1. Shacknews image 103224.
  6. Zetaras Xal'Kurat. 2007-08-04. BlizzCon: Changes to StarCraft 2. SC2blog. Accessed 2008-09-06.
  7. Karune. 2007-09-28. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 15. StarCraft II General Discussion Forums. Accessed 2007-09-28.
  8. 2011, SC2: Terran Starport. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-01.