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Point Defense Drone Support

How to make sure your opponents' army can't destroy yours. StarCraft 2's new point defense drone can keep your troops safe.

Difficulty Rank:

4/5



 

When to Use:

 

Featured Units:

When your army is about to fight another army that has projectiles (Stalker Lasers, Missiles, etc.)   Raven is used for this strategies
     

[What to do]

Drop a Point Defense Drone where the battle is going to be fought, or where it is being fought.
 

[Tips for Pulling This Off]

- See where the fight is going to start and drop the point defense drone right as it starts.- Get your Raven out of the fire zone while the drone is still up.- Don't chase too far past the point defense drone if your enemy runs away and you have equal numbers.
 
     

Good vs. These Races / Strategies:

 

Bad vs. These Races / Strategies:

This is great when you have limited numbers vs. limited numbers. The point defense drone can eliminate several seconds of your opponents attacks.   This is bad when your opponent has an overwhelming amount of troops, the point defense drone will be used completely almost instantly.
     

What to do in Success:

 

What to do in Failure:

Push further with your army to take out what remains of your allies army and head onto an expansion or their base.   - Run with what troops you have.- Rebuild as quickly as you can.
     

Abilities


  • [repair]

    Hotkey: (R)
    repair is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Repair can be used on Terran structures as well as all units produced from the Factory and the Starport.
    Type: Auto-Cast
    Range: 1
       
  • [Gather]

    Hotkey: (G)
    Gather is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Gathers minerals and vespene.
    Type: Command
    Range: 1
       
  • [Build Structure]

    Hotkey: (B)
    Build Structure is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Build Structure is used to construct basic Terran structures. Basic Structures are the pre-requisite for advanced structures as well as some other basic structures.
    Type: Command
       
  • [Build Advanced Structure]

    Hotkey: (V)
    Build Advanced Structure is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Build Advanced Structure is used to construct advanced structures. These structures require certain basic structures to be built as well as potentially other advanced structures or upgrades.
    Type: Command
    Requires: Barrack
       
  • [Stimpack]

    Hotkey: (T)
    Stimpack is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Marines and Marauders acquire stimpack ability. Stimpack increases attack and movement speed of the unit at the cost of life. -10 HP / - 20 HP to Marines and Marauders respectively.
    Type: Command
    Requires: Tech Lab
       
  • [Jet Pack]

    Jet Pack is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Allows Reaper's to jump up and down cliffs.
    Type: Passive
       
  • [Sniper round]

    Hotkey: (R)
    Sniper round is an ability of point-defense-drone-support A careful shot dealing 45 damage. Ignores armor.
    Type: Command
    Damage: 45
    Range: 20
       
  • [Cloak]

    Hotkey: (C)
    Cloak is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Cloaks the Ghost, preventing enemy units from seeing or attack it. A cloaked unit will only be revealed by detector units or effects. Drains .9energy per second
    Type: Command
    Requires: Ghost Academy
       
  • [Tactical Nuke]

    Hotkey: (N)
    Tactical Nuke is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Calls down a Nuclear Strike with a radius of 8 at a target location. Nukes take 20 seconds to land.
    Type: Channeled
    Requires: Ghost Academy
    Damage: 300 (+200 vs buildings)
    Range: 10
    Radius: 8
       
  • [EMP Round]

    Hotkey: (E)
    EMP Round is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Creates an electromagnetic pulse that does 100 damage to shields and drains all energy from units in a targeted area. Cloaked units hit by EMP are revealed for a short time.
    Type: Command
    Requires: EMP Round
    Damage: Destroy 100 shields and all energy
    Range: 10
    Radius: 2
       
  • [Siege Mode]

    Hotkey: (E)
    Siege Mode is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Deploys into Siege Mode. In this mode Siege Tanks have a very long range and inflict area damage. Siege Tanks in this mode cannot move or attack targets at close range.
    Type: Command
    Requires: Siege Tech
    Cast Time: 4
       
  • [Tank Mode]

    Hotkey: (D)
    Tank Mode is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Reverts into Tank Mode. In this mode Siege Tanks can move, but they deal less damage.
    Type: Command
    Cast Time: 4
       
  • [250mm Strike Cannons]

    Hotkey: (C)
    250mm Strike Cannons is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Fires at a single unit or structure, stunning the target and dealing 500 damage over 6 seconds.
    Type: Channeled
    Requires: 250mm Strike Cannons
    Cast Time: 6
    Damage: 500
    Range: 7
       
  • [Fighter Mode]

    Hotkey: (E)
    Fighter Mode is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Transforms the Viking into Fighter Mode. In this mode Vikings fly, but they can only attack air targets.
    Type: Command
    Cast Time: 3
       
  • [Assault Mode]

    Hotkey: (D)
    Assault Mode is an ability of point-defense-drone-support Transforms the Viking to Assault Mode. In this mode Vikings move on the ground and can only attack ground targets.
    Type: Command
    Cast Time: 3
       

Starcraft 2 Terran Strategy