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Starcraft II: Know Your Units - Terran Air Support

August 28 2010


Starcraft II: Know Your Units - Terran Air Support
by Lodur

Medvac Dropship

Cost: 100 Minerals 100 Gas 2 supply
Build Time: 42 seconds
Building Required: Starport

Upgrades Available

Caduceus Reactor
Cost: 100 Minerals 100 Gas
Research Time: 80
Buildings Required: Tech lab attached to starport
Effect: Increases the starting energy of the medivac dropship by 25.

Terran Ship Armor

Level 1
Cost: 150 Minerals 150 Gas
Research Time: 160 seconds
Requires: Armory

Level 2
Cost: 225 Minerals 225 Gas
Research Time: 190 seconds
Requires: Armory

Level 3
Cost: 300 Minerals 300 Gas
Research Time: 220 seconds
Requires: Armory

Effect: Increases the armor of Terran air units by +1 per level.

The Medvac Dropship replaces both the Marine Medic and Dropship from Starcraft and Starcraft: Brood Wars. It can be created without any addons to the Starport and can be used to carry 8 “slots” of units. The list includes;

  • SCV - 1 slot, max 8 SCVs
  • Marine - 1 slot, max 8 Marines
  • Marauder - 2 slots, max 4 Marauders
  • Ghost - 2 slots, max 4 Ghosts
  • Hellion - 2 slots, max 4 Hellions
  • Reaper - 1 slots, max 8 Reapers
  • Siege Tank - 4 slots, max 2 Siege Tanks
  • Thor - 8 slots, max 1 Thor
  • Viking - 2 slots, max 4 Vikings ( in ground assault mode)

The Medivac can heal any biological units near it which include partnered Zerg and Protoss units. It cannot heal units inside of it, and has no offensive capability other than delivering or picking up units. It is very effective at keeping your units out of range of early units like Roaches, Zerglings and Zealots. It is also very handy for delivering units behind enemy lines to attack production and supply quickly and effectively before an opponent can respond.

The Medivac is a key component of the MMM strategy for delivering the units and keeping them alive.



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