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  • The Hierarchy, otherwise known as the Twilight Council

The twilight council is a protoss building, which serves as a meeting point for representatives of the Daelaam.

The Tal'darim stole the design of the twilight council, changing its architecture to be more intimidating and somber.[1]

Game Structure[edit | edit source]

Researched Abilities and Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Charge

The zealot charges towards a target enemy unit or structure, boosting its speed to 8.47 for the duration. The zealot must have clear ground pathing to their target to reach it. Also increases the zealot's normal movement speed to 4.72.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 2.5 seconds
Cooldown 7 seconds
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 100seconds
ve

Stalkers instantly teleport over short distances. This allows stalkers to strike from unexpected quarters, catch fleeing foes, or escape unfavorable encounters.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 7 seconds
Notes

Blink requires line-of-sight. Distance is not reduced when bypassing terrain obstacles, including cliffs from both directions. The effects of Fungal Growth prevents Blinking.

Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 121seconds
ve
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Resonating Glaives

Increase the attack speed of the Adept by 45%.

Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey A
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 100seconds
ve

Building Upgrades[edit | edit source]

  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 129seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 154seconds
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 179seconds
Required Twilight council
ve

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Protoss commanders can research additional upgrades for their units at the twilight council when playing in the Co-op Missions mode of Legacy of the Void.[2] Alarak builds a "death council" instead of a twilight council, a variant of the building with identical stats and position in the tech tree, but with a Tal'darim skin instead of the standard one.

Artanis Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Researches[edit | edit source]
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Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed by 3. Can be set to autocast.
Passive: Also increases the movement speed of Zealots from 2.75 to 3.

Valorous Inspirator: Increases the Charge's bonus movement speed from 3 to 6

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 3.5 seconds
Cooldown 10seconds
Mastery: -0.15seconds per Energy Regeneration and Ability Cooldown reduction mastery point. Down to a minimum 5.5 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Whirlwind

The Zealot spins in place, dealing summary 35 damage for 3 seconds to nearby enemy ground units (within range 1.5). Can be set to autocast.

Valorous Inspirator: Increases the Whirlwind summary damage from 35 to 70.

Usage
Hotkey E
Range 1.5
Duration 3 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Mastery: -0.15 seconds per Energy Regeneration and Ability Cooldown reduction mastery point. Down to a minimum 5.5 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Artanis Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
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Singularity Charge

Increases dragoon attack range by 2.

Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Trillic Compression Systems

Increases the dragoon's maximum HP by 20. Allows for shield regeneration in combat and increases shield regeneration rate from 2 to 4.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Artanis Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
Purchases[edit | edit source]
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Vorazun Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Researches[edit | edit source]
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Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed by 3. Can be set to autocast.
Passive: Also increases the movement speed of Zealots from 2.75 to 3.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 3.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Notes

At level 4, replaced by Shadow Charge.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Shadow Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed by 3. Briefly cloaks the Centurion and allows it to move through other units. Can be set to autocast.
Passive: Also increases the movement speed of Centurions from 2.75 to 3.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 3.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Darkcoil

Upon attacking an enemy, the centurion stuns nearby enemies for a brief time. Massive units instead have their attack and movement speeds halved for the duration. Grants 100 shields for 10 seconds.

Withering Siphon: Darkcoil affects Heroic units and causes enemy units to lose 20 hit points per second, up to a maximum of 50. This effect cannot kill.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 1
Duration 2.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Blink

Teleports the Stalker to a nearby target location.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 8 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Phase Reactor

After using Blink, the stalker rapidly regenerates 80 shields over five seconds. Cloaks the stalker for five seconds.

Usage
Passive
Duration 5 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Vorazun Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
Required Research Blink
ve
Purchases[edit | edit source]
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Karax Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Researches[edit | edit source]
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Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed by 3. Can be set to autocast.
Passive: Also increases the movement speed of Sentinels from 2.75 to 3.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 3.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Reconstruction

Destroyed sentinels rebuild themselves to full health.

Usage
Passive
Duration 5 seconds
Cooldown 120 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
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Reclamation

Energizers can take control of enemy robotic units for a period of time. When the control period ends, the enemy unit is destroyed.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 50 Energy
Range 9
Duration 120 seconds
Cooldown 120 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 120seconds
ve
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Rapid Recharging

Energizers and shield batteries have +200% energy regeneration.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Karax Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey S
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
Purchases[edit | edit source]
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Alarak Upgrades (Death Council)[edit | edit source]

Researches[edit | edit source]
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Soul Augmentation

Supplicants gain +25 shields.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Death council
Hotkey D
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
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Blood Shields

Supplicants shields take less damage from enemy units. (This increases the armor on the shields by +2.)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Death council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Phase Blink

Teleports the Slayer to a nearby target location. After using Phase Blink, the Slayer's next attack within 8 seconds will deal double damage.

Usage
Hotkey B
Range 8
Cooldown 8 seconds
Notes

Damage
Weapon Upgrade: 2 (+2 vs Armored)
Basic: 26 (+10 vs Armored)
Level 1: 28 (+12 vs Armored)
Level 2: 30 (+14 vs Armored)
Level 3: 32 (+16 vs Armored)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Death council
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Phasing Armor

The slayer becomes immune to damage for 2 seconds after taking damage. Cannot occur more than once every 5 seconds

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Alarak Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Death council
Hotkey D
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
Purchases[edit | edit source]
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Death council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Fenix Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Researches[edit | edit source]
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Charge

Intercepts enemy ground units and increases movement speed by 3. Can be set to autocast.
Passive: Also increases the movement speed of Legionnaires from 2.75 to 3.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 4
Duration 3.5 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Psionic Projection

Adepts and Talis attacks can now summon an invulnerable Shade that will attack enemies for a short time.

Usage
Passive
Duration 5 seconds
Cooldown 5 seconds
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey B
Cost 50 Minerals 50 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
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Empowered Blades

Kaldalis attacks deal 9 (+1 per level) area damage.

Tactical Data Web: Empowered Blades deal an additional 4.5 damage for each networked Legionnaire (up to 30 damage, summary 39 (+1 per level)).

Network Administrator: Increases the Empowered Blades damage per each networked Legionnaire from 4.5 to 13.5 (up from 30 damage to 90 damage, summary from 39 to 99 (+1 per level)).

Usage
Passive
Range 0.25
Notes

Empowered Blades affects on primary target (including Tactical Data Web and Network Administrator buffs).

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Hotkey D
Cost 50 Minerals 50 Vespene gas 60seconds
Required Download Kaldalis A.I. Personality upgrade
ve
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Debilitation System

Talis' Ricochet Glaive bounces an additional 8 times and causes every unit hit by Ricochet Glaive to take an additional +5 damage for 5 seconds.

Usage
Hotkey E
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Twilight council
Cost 50 Minerals 50 Vespene gas 60seconds
Required Download Talis A.I. Personality upgrade
ve
Purchases[edit | edit source]
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Operational Efficiency

Production and tech structures no longer have tech requirements, have their mineral costs reduced by 50%, and have their gas costs reduced by 100%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Fenix Level 10
ve
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Protoss Plasma Shields

Increases the shield armor of all protoss units and structures.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Shield armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Twilight council
Effect Shield armor: 3
ve

Development[edit | edit source]

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

Development render

The twilight council was initially built as a placeholder tech building to visually signify the tech path chosen by a protoss player. The three diamonds had glyphs which would appear depicting the robotic, high templar or stargate high-end technology. The role overlapped the buildings which already signified those technology unlocks (the stargate, robotics facility and templar archives) so the function was changed so the building unlocks unit abilities instead. As one of the later protoss structures developed in the game, the twilight council features more white surface detail to break up the prodominant gold/teamcolor treatment that had been used on the other protoss structures.[3]

Removed Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Shield Upgrade

Increases the adept's shields by 50.

Acquisition
Hotkey S
ve

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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Points

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Criteria

Warp in a twilight council during the first 275 seconds of a Melee game.

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  2. 2015-10-08, LotV Data Hidden in Patch, accessed via map editor. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2015-10-08
  3. 2011-03-19, SC2: Protoss Twilight Council. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-03-19
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