Cybernetics Core (Legacy of the Void)

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This article is for the Legacy of the Void multiplayer version. For the Heart of the Swarm version, see Cybernetics Core (Heart of the Swarm). For the Wings of Liberty version, see Cybernetics Core (Wings of Liberty).
[e][h] Cybernetics Core
Building Information
Cost:
150 0 36
Defence:
550 550 1 (Armored, Structure)
B  Y
Sight:
9
Requirements:
Upgrades availiable:

Description[edit]

The Cybernetics Core (sometimes referred to as Cyber Core or just Core) is a structure on the Protoss Technology Tree, which requires a Gateway before it can be warped in. The Cybernetics Core unlocks new units and the Shield Battery building, and enables research of several upgrades. Possessing a Cybernetics Core unlocks the construction of Sentries, Stalkers and Adepts at the Gateway. It also allows the player to research the uniquely Protoss Warp Gate technology. The Cybernetics Core is also the location where upgrades for Air Weapons and Armor are researched.

Like most Protoss structures, the Cybernetics Core can only be warped in at a location powered by the Psionic Matrix. It can only research upgrades while it remains within the Matrix, otherwise it becomes unpowered and cannot function. However, even an unpowered Cybernetics Core still allows the construction of Sentries, Stalkers, Adepts and Shield Batteries.

Air Weapons Upgrades[edit]

These upgrades affect the following units: Interceptor, Mothership, Phoenix, Tempest, Void Ray. Levels 2 and 3 require a Fleet Beacon before they can be researched.

Air Weapons Level 1
 100      100      114 Hotkey: E
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Upgrades the damage of Protoss air units.
Air Weapons Level 2
 175      175      136 Hotkey: E
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Further upgrades the damage of Protoss air units. Requires a Fleet Beacon.
Air Weapons Level 3
 250      250      157 Hotkey: E
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Maximizes the damage of Protoss air units. Requires a Fleet Beacon.

Air Armor Upgrades[edit]

These upgrades affect the following units: Carrier, Interceptor, Mothership, Observer, Oracle, Phoenix, Tempest, Void Ray, Warp Prism. Levels 2 and 3 require a Fleet Beacon before they can be researched.

Air Armor Level 1
 150      150      114 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Upgrades the armor of Protoss air units.
Air Armor Level 2
 225      225      136 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Further upgrades the armor of Protoss air units. Requires a Fleet Beacon.
Air Armor Level 3
 300      300      157 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Maximizes the armor of Protoss air units. Requires a Fleet Beacon.

Other Upgrades[edit]

 50      50      114 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Cybernetics Core
Allows Gateways to be changed into Warp Gates.

Competitive Usage[edit]

The Cybernetics Core forms an early bottleneck in the Protoss tech tree and as such is usually constructed immediately once the first Gateway is finished.

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