StarCraft® II

Terran OverviewClick to watch

The terrans are relative newcomers to the Koprulu sector. They are the descendents of a disastrous colonization expedition launched from Earth centuries ago, its human cargo made up of dissidents and malcontents the government deemed expendable. The survivors of the expedition established three colonies that became the basis for the major power blocs in terran space: the Confederacy, the Kel-Morian Combine, and the Umojan Protectorate. The corrupt Confederacy was overthrown by terrorist and revolutionary Arcturus Mengsk during the chaos of the zerg invasion. Now the Terran Dominion has emerged from the ashes of the old Confederacy as the dominant power, ruled by none other than Emperor Arcturus I.

Forced to adapt to the harsh existence on the mostly lifeless worlds of the sector, the terrans are masters of survival. With neither the advanced technology of the protoss nor the natural prowess of the zerg to rely on, the terran military forces consist of a varied mix of units. From basic but effective infantry like the Marines to heavily armed battlecruisers, terran units rely on solid armor, plentiful firepower, and strength in numbers to hold the line. Terrans excel in defensive situations where their bunkers and Siege Tanks really shine.

Terran Characteristics
Survivors

The terrans have learned to adapt their tactics to rapidly changing battlefield conditions in surprising ways. Terran production facilities, for example, can lift off and fly to different locations, allowing the terrans to relocate entire bases on the fly.

Build Anywhere

Unlike the other races, terrans can create buildings wherever they want. Combined with their production facilities’ lift-off capabilities, terrans have incredible base-building flexibility.

Adaptable

The terran military includes highly trained and specialized infantry units such as the rugged and reliable Marines, guerrilla-fighting reapers, and the stealthy ghost infiltrators. Mixing different units allows the terrans to capably handle any situation.

Nuclear Launch Detected

The terran arsenal includes one of the game’s most devastating weapons, the tactical nuke. Nukes require a lot of planning, but once you see a mushroom cloud rising from the ashes of a vanquished foe’s base, you’ll know it was worth all the trouble.

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