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Colossus

Colossus is a starcraft-2 protoss unit
The Colossus is a new and devastating Protoss unit in StarCraft 2. The Colossus is so monstrous that it can be attacked with anti-ground and anti-air attacks. The Colossus shoots two laser beams down that deal immense area effect damage in a line and can quickly destroy massed ground units. Researching the Colossus extended thermal lances greatly increases the Colossus' ability to devastate gorund armies as they will have increased range and less threat of being attacked. For strategies and videos regarding how to use the Colossus effectively click on the links on the right. The Colossus is a Heavy Support and has a unit type of Armored - Mechanical - Massive.


[The Good]

 

[The Bad]

Strengths

 

Weaknesses

Great vs. Large Swarms/Balls, Great at Cliff/Ledge Harassing and leverage, Excellent Range with upgrade   Any Air Unit can attack them (ground or air)

Good vs

 

Bad vs

Marines, Marauders, Stalkers, Sentries, Zealots, Zerglings, Roaches and Hydralisks   Air to Air and Air to Ground Units

Hard Counters

 

Hard Countered

Terran: Marines, Marauders
Protoss: Zealots, Sentries
Zerg: Roaches, Hydralisks
  Terran: Vikings
Protoss: Void Rays
Zerg: Infestor (Neural Parasite), Corrupter

[Cost]

Minerals

Vespene

Supply

Build Time

Sight

mineral cost of the unit300 gas vespene cost of the unit200 unit supply food required6 units build time75 10

[The Basic]

Health/Shield

Armor

Energy

Movement

200 (150) 1 2.25  

[Ground Attack: ]

Damage

Speed

Range

Ground DPS

Attack Info

2x15 (+2) vs Normal 1.65 6 (9) 18.2 vs Normal

[No Air Attack]

Abilities


  • [repair]

    Hotkey: (R)
    repair is an ability of colossus 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 colossus Gathers minerals and vespene.
    Type: Command
    Range: 1
       
  • [Build Structure]

    Hotkey: (B)
    Build Structure is an ability of colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus Allows Reaper's to jump up and down cliffs.
    Type: Passive
       
  • [Sniper round]

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

    Hotkey: (C)
    Cloak is an ability of colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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 colossus 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
       

Upgrades


  • [Infantry Weapons]

    Hotkey: (W)

    Infantry Weapons is an upgrade of the unit colossus Upgrades the damage dealt by infrantry units. 3 Levels
    Requries Engineering Bay
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100/175/250
    Duration Duration cost of the duration160/190/220
       
  • [Infantry Armor]

    Hotkey: (A)

    Infantry Armor is an upgrade of the unit colossus Upgrades the armor of infantry units. 3 Levels
    Requries Engineering Bay
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100/175/250
    Duration Duration cost of the duration160/190/220
       
  • [Combat Shield]

    Hotkey: (C)

    Combat Shield is an upgrade of the unit colossus Marines gains +10 HP
    Requries Barracks, Tech lab
       
  • [Concussive Shells]

    Hotkey: (C)

    Concussive Shells is an upgrade of the unit colossus Targets hit by the marauder are temporaily slowed by 50%. Massive units are immune.
    Requries Barracks, Tech Lab
       
  • [Nitro Packs]

    Hotkey: (N)

    Nitro Packs is an upgrade of the unit colossus Increases the movement speed of Reapers.
    Requries Barracks, Tech lab
       
  • [Meobius Reactor]

    Hotkey: (m)

    Meobius Reactor is an upgrade of the unit colossus Increases the starting energy of Ghosts by 25
    Requries Ghost Academy
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100
    Duration Duration cost of the duration80
       
  • [Personal Cloaking]

    Hotkey: (C)

    Personal Cloaking is an upgrade of the unit colossus Enables Ghosts to use the Cloak abilty. Cloak renders a unit invisible to enemies unless revealed by detector units or effects.
    Requries Ghost Academy
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building150
    Duration Duration cost of the duration120
       
  • [Infernal Pre-Igniter]

    Hotkey: (I)

    Infernal Pre-Igniter is an upgrade of the unit colossus Improves the Hellion's flame thrower to give +10 damage vs. Light.
    Requries Factory, Tech Lab
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building150
    Duration Duration cost of the duration110
       
  • [Siege Tech]

    Hotkey: (S)

    Siege Tech is an upgrade of the unit colossus Enables Siege Tanks to deploy into Siege Mode. While in Siege Mode, Siege Tanks have significantly increased range and damage, but cannot move.
    Requries Factory, Tech Lab
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100
    Duration Duration cost of the duration80
       
  • [250mm Strike Cannons]

    Hotkey: (S)

    250mm Strike Cannons is an upgrade of the unit colossus Allows the Thor to use the 250mm Strike Cannons ability.
    Requries Factory, Tech Lab
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building150
    Duration Duration cost of the duration110
       
  • [Vehicle Weapons]

    Hotkey: (W)

    Vehicle Weapons is an upgrade of the unit colossus Upgrades the damage dealt by ground vehicles. 3 Levels
    Requries Armory
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100/175/250
    Duration Duration cost of the duration160/190/220
       
  • [Vehicle Plating]

    Hotkey: (V)

    Vehicle Plating is an upgrade of the unit colossus Upgrades the armor of ground vehicles. 3 Levels
    Requries Armory
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100/175/250
    Duration Duration cost of the duration160/190/220
       
  • [Ship Weapons]

    Hotkey: (S)

    Ship Weapons is an upgrade of the unit colossus Upgrades the damage dealt by units built at a Starport. 3 Levels
    Requries Armory
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100/175/250
    Duration Duration cost of the duration160/190/220
       
  • [Ship Plating]

    Hotkey: (P)

    Ship Plating is an upgrade of the unit colossus Upgrades the armor of units built at a Starport.
    Requries Armory
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100/175/250
    Duration Duration cost of the duration160/190/220
       
  • [Caduceus Reactor]

    Hotkey: (A)

    Caduceus Reactor is an upgrade of the unit colossus Increases the starting energy of Medivacs by 25.
    Requries Starport, Tech Lab
    Vespene Vespene cost of the building100
    Duration Duration cost of the duration80