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[e][h]ProtossIcon.png Adept
Adept LotV beta.png
Unit Information
Ground Unit
Built From:
Minerals.gif 100 Vespene-protoss.gif 25 Buildtime protoss.gif 27 Supply-protoss.gif 2
Attack 1:
Targets: Ground
Damage: 10 (+1)
DPS: 6.2 (+0.62)
9 (+0.9) Resonating Glaives
Cooldown: 1.61 (-0.5)
Bonus: +12 (+1) vs Light
Bonus DPS: +7.45 (+0.62) vs Light
Range: 4
Icon Hitpoints.png 70 Icon Shields.png 70 Icon Armor.png 1 (+1)
9 (2 as a Shade)
Cargo Size:
Strong against:
Weak against:


The Adept is a ranged Protoss ground unit with a ground-only attack, which is warped in at the Gateway. It was added in the Legacy of the Void Beta and has a lower cost and quicker build time than the Stalker, replacing it in the early game for scouting or en mass to pressure a greedy opponent. Adepts have no anti-air attack, so Stalkers will have to follow-up after scouting opposing air units or Phoenix if Stargate is preferred.

Has a small unit model and can supplement the large models of Stalkers and/or Immortals for more firepower against Light units, small unit models take more damage from splash damage like Widow Mines, Hellbats or Banelings and need to be spread out before engaging.

The Psionic Transfer ability is used to shift quickly to nearby locations or attack the enemy army from a different angle than the rest of your army (example Siege Tanks at the back of a Terran army). This ability sends out a shade of the Adept that is controlled independently, but the shade cannot attack or be attacked; and can be cancelled at any time. The unit sending the shade remains vulnerable. After a fixed duration the Adept will teleport to the location of the shade as it expires. The copy can activate a Xel'Naga Tower for a short time or be used to Threaten an opponent that has not/cannot Wall Off.


Psionic Transfer
Psionic Transfer.png
Caster: Adept
Cooldown: 11 s
Hotkey: F
Projects an invulnerable Shade that can move but cannot attack. After 7 seconds, the Adept teleports to the Shade's location.

Adept can cancel the Psionic transfer ability at any time. When cancelled, the Shade disappears and the Adept does not teleport.


Resonating Glaives (Patch 3.1.2).jpg
Minerals.gif 100     Vespene-protoss.gif 100     Buildtime protoss.gif 100 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Twilight Council
Increases the attack speed of the Adept by 45%.

Removed upgrade[edit]

Shield Upgrade
Shield Upgrade.png
Minerals.gif 100     Vespene-protoss.gif 100     Buildtime protoss.gif 100 Hotkey: S
Researched from: Twilight Council
Increases the Adept's shields by 50.

Competitive Use[edit]


  • Combos well with a Warp Prism or Oracles in the early game to be able to pressure and harass two locations at the same time. A Warp Prism also gives an early Warpgate research timing for Adepts if the opponent has teched too hard or too greedy.
  • Like the Stalker, Adepts can combo with Sentry's Forcefield ability for defense against Ground unit rushes. You can defend off of Gateways alone, depending on the size of the ramp you wish to defend. This effect is enhanced when Warpgate research is finished and was used in Wings of Liberty against a Stalker-based 4 Warpgate Rush to buy time for Immortals.

Vs.ProtossIcon.png Protoss[edit]

Vs.TerranIcon.png Terran[edit]

Vs.ZergIcon.png Zerg[edit]


Patch Changes[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. Translation: We serve with pride.
  2. Translation: To glory!
  3. BALANCE UPDATE #1 15/4/2015
  4. BALANCE UPDATE #2 28/4/2015
  5. Blizzard Entertainment (2 October 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- October 2, 2015".
  6. Blizzard Entertainment (9 October 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- October 9, 2015".
  7. Blizzard Entertainment (23 October 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- October 23, 2015".
  8. Blizzard Entertainment (29 January 2016). "Legacy of the Void Balance Update -- January 29, 2016".
  9. Blizzard Entertainment (22 November 2016). "Legacy of the Void - Patch 3.8.0 -- November 22, 2016".
  10. Blizzard Entertainment (19 April 2017). "Legacy of the Void Balance Update -- April, 2017".