StarCraft® II

Sentries are combat drones that are equipped with force field generators and holo-projectors. These deadly automatons are used to bolster the dwindling numbers of the protoss race, and to manipulate the outcome of major battles. Sentries can deploy massive guardian shields that protect friendly units, and reduce the damage they take from ranged attacks. They can also project force field barriers to stall or split up opposing forces. Sentries also have the ability to create hallucinatory images that can draw enemy fire while a real protoss strike force maneuvers into position to deliver the killing blow.
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Unit Statistics

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Basic information

Race: Protoss
Life: 40
Shield: 40
Energy: 200
Armor: 1 (4)
Movement: Normal
Cargo Size: 2
Attributes: Light - Mechanical - Psionic

Production

Producer: Gateway
Hotkey: E
Requires: Cybernetics Core
Cost: 50 100
Supply: 2
Build time: 37

Combat

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3D Model

Basic information

Race: Protoss
Life: 40
Shield: 40
Energy: 200
Armor: 1 (4)
Movement: Normal
Cargo Size: 2
Attributes: Light - Mechanical - Psionic

Production

Producer: Gateway
Hotkey: E
Requires: Cybernetics Core
Cost: 50 100
Supply: 2
Build time: 37

Combat

Upgrades:
Weapon:
Ability:

DATA MATRIX

Sentries can manipulate light into solid shapes to create three-dimensional replicas of Protoss warriors, vehicles, or constructs. Each replica, while limited in duration, is able to withstand some degree of punishment. The purpose of these life-like images is twofold: making the enemies of Aiur believe they’re fighting a much larger force than anticipated, and protecting Protoss lives.
This focused energy beam disjoins the molecular structure of the target and disrupts its atomic chains—liquefying light armor and soft tissues. The effectiveness of the Disruption Beam decreases against targets with a high mass index—or dense plating—because most of the Sentry’s power is allocated to its formidable support systems.
Sentries can turn bursts of energy into a small, impenetrable barrier to hinder, block, or funnel the advance of enemy troops. While creatures or machines of prodigious size can shatter the cohesion of these translucent Force Fields, ordinary soldiers and vehicles become fodder to Protoss particle disrupters, disruption beams, thermal lances, and purifier beams.
By weaving light into a semi-solid state, the Sentry can surround itself with an area-encompassing shield to safeguard Protoss ground forces. Projectiles or energy blasts that penetrate the field lose some of their kinetic or thermal energy, and part of their effectiveness. Due to its considerable coverage radius, the Guardian Shield is not powerful enough to make much of a difference against larger types of ordnance, but it does offer an additional layer of protection to the mighty warriors of Aiur.
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General Strategy

  • Light support unit that can attack both air and ground targets.
  • Excellent unit to complement your Zealots and Stalkers.
  • Can project a Guardian Shield that reduces incoming ranged damage.
  • Able to deploy a Force Field that blocks movement. This is very effective to block choke points and separate enemy troops.
  • Can be warped into the Battlefield by means of a Warp Gate.
  • Hallucinate fast units to scout the map quickly or use hallucination to trick your opponent into thinking you have more or different units than expected.

Countermeasures

Terran VS
  • Reapers make short work of Sentries; be careful of their Force Fields however.
  • Use the Siege Tanks’ range to pick them off from a distance.
  • Have a Ghost fire an EMP round at them to drain their energy.
Zerg VS
  • Spawn Roaches and use the burrow move upgrade to sneak under Force Fields and unburrow on top of Sentries.
  • Surround them with Zerglings that have the Metabolic Boost upgrade.
  • Use Hydralisks to attack from range.
  • Use Ultralisks to break through Force Fields and allow your army to attack the Sentries.
Protoss VS
  • Use Stalkers and focus fire. Sentries are not particularly hardy.
  • Researching the Blink ability for your Stalkers will give you a tactical advantage over Sentries’ Force Fields.
  • Zealots can kill them quickly, but getting to them can be tricky. Researching Charge helps.

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