StarCraft® II

The Phoenix is a swift and deadly spacecraft that is rapidly replacing the older Scouts and Corsairs of the Protoss main fleet. Phoenix patrols are a common sight on the outer rim of Protoss territory, where they scour deep space for alien threats. The Phoenix’s armament of Twin Ion Cannons is well suited for ship-to-ship combat; when confronted by particularly dangerous enemies, a Phoenix pilot can unleash a short-lived gravity beam by overloading the ship’s warp field through its inertial drive. The beam can immobilize an opponent for a few precious seconds.
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Unit Statistics

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Basic information

Race: Protoss
Life: 120
Shield: 60
Energy: 200
Armor: 0 (3)
Movement: Very Fast
Attributes: Light - Mechanical

Production

Producer: Stargate
Hotkey: X
Cost: 150 100
Supply: 2
Build time: 35

Combat

Upgrades:
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3D Model

Basic information

Race: Protoss
Life: 120
Shield: 60
Energy: 200
Armor: 0 (3)
Movement: Very Fast
Attributes: Light - Mechanical

Production

Producer: Stargate
Hotkey: X
Cost: 150 100
Supply: 2
Build time: 35

Combat

Upgrades:
Weapon:
Ability:

General Strategy

  • Light craft that can attack air units.
  • Very fast unit, good for scouting or hunting down slow-moving air units that cannot retaliate, like Overlords or Banshees.
  • Increased damage against light targets, like Mutalisks.
  • Can lift non-massive enemy units with its Graviton Beam. This is particularly useful to take dangerous targets out of the battle, or destroy them if you have enough Phoenixes.
  • The Phoenix can fire its weapons while moving, giving it a slight edge in tactical maneuverability.
  • Anion Pulse-Crystals increas the range of the Phoenix weapon.

Countermeasures

Terran VS
  • Train a Ghost and use an EMP round to drain their energy and damage their shields.
  • Launch Vikings, but be wary of hit-and-run tactics since Phoenixes are much faster.
  • Use large groups of Marines, with a few Thors to support them if possible.
Zerg VS
  • Corruptors are very effective against Phoenixes.
  • Build Hydralisks, and be sure to research the Grooved Spines upgrade.
Protoss VS
  • Build Stalkers to combat them; research Blink to make it more difficult for them to escape.
  • Summon High Templars and use the Feedback ability to drain their energy and deal damage.

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