Adept

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[e][h] Adept
Unit Information
Description:
Ground Unit
Built From:
Cost:
100 25 27 2
Attributes:
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
Defence:
70 70 1 (+1)
H
Sight:
9 (4 as a Shade)
Speed:
3.5
Cargo Size:
2
Strong against:
Weak against:

Description[edit]

The "Adepts are highly trained battlefield commanders", warped in at the Gateway after the Cybernetics Core has finished. Despite their low rate of fire, can punch a hole through Lightly-armored targets. In addition, Adepts can project a Shade of themselves, and teleport to a new location after a brief timer finishes (shown on the unit/s) - ideal for scouting (ability can be cancelled to distract the enemy) or to bypass enemy defenses (ideally with Resonating Glaives completed).

Two defining features of developed armies in Starcraft are either they are extremely mobile but lacking power or powerful with less mobility. Two Stargate units the Phoenix and Oracle can harass where Adepts cannot, all three combined are even capable of defending almost all threats from both Terran and Zerg from the early to mid game. See Versus Protoss for why Adepts are not common there.

Adepts have no anti-air attack and are commonly produced alongside Stargate units like a few Oracles and many Phoenix. Phoenixes can control the opponent's air units, and their harassment, while also having the Graviton Beam ability to remove Armored units into the air and leave the Light units to be cleared up by the Adept's bonus damage. Most common against Zerg and Terran.

Spells[edit]

Psionic Transfer
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.

Upgrade[edit]

 100      100      100 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Twilight Council
Increases the attack speed of the Adept by 45%.

Removed upgrade[edit]

Shield Upgrade
 100      100      100 Hotkey: S
Researched from: Twilight Council
Increases the Adept's shields by 50.

Competitive Use[edit]

General[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. Protoss[edit]

  • The Adept has a range of 4, the Stalker has a range of 6 with more damage and does more damage.
  • After Adept (1) has been made to scout the opponent's opening, usually Gateway (2) with a few Sentries to guard the ramp, it is more favored to go into mass Zealot with enough Sentries to stop the enemy from kiting the Zealots before they have Charge researched.

Vs. Terran[edit]

Vs. Zerg[edit]

Quotes[edit]

Patch Changes[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[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". Battle.net.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment (9 October 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- October 9, 2015". Battle.net.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment (23 October 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- October 23, 2015". Battle.net.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment (29 January 2016). "Legacy of the Void Balance Update -- January 29, 2016". Battle.net.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment (22 November 2016). "Legacy of the Void - Patch 3.8.0 -- November 22, 2016". Battle.net.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment (19 April 2017). "Legacy of the Void Balance Update -- April, 2017". Battle.net.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment (14 November 2017). "STARCRAFT II 4.0 PATCH NOTES". Battle.net.