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[e][h]ProtossIcon.png Disruptor
Disruptor SC2 LotV small.jpg
Unit Information
Ground Unit
Built From:
Minerals.gif 150 Vespene-protoss.gif 150 Buildtime protoss.gif 36 Supply-protoss.gif 3
Icon Hitpoints.png 100 Icon Shields.png 100 Icon Armor.png 1 (+1)
Cargo Size:
Strong against:
Weak against:


The Disruptor is a robotic disruption unit. The Disruptor is extremely potent versus any force that clumps its units together, as well as against worker lines.


Purification Nova
Purification Nova.png
Caster: Disruptor
Hotkey: V
Shoots out a ball of energy that lasts 2 seconds and emits a powerful nova dealing 145 splash damage and an additional 55 shield damage to nearby ground units and structures. The Disruptor is immobile while this is active. The Disruptor's visual glow is dulled a little bit during cool-down.

This ability damages friendly units, except other Disruptors. It can be countered with skilled micromanagement. It is best used against relatively weak units such as workers.


Competitive Usage[edit]


The Disruptor is very good when paired with the Mothership Core's time warp ability, preventing the enemy army from effectively retreating or splitting their army. It can also destroy an enemy army trapped by the Oracle's new stasis ward ability if timed correctly, giving them no chance to escape. Combinations with the Sentry's force field can prevent enemy units from escaping the Purification Nova as well.

Vs.ProtossIcon.png Protoss[edit]

The Disruptor is effective against ground-based death balls. Stalkers can use blink to avoid damage from the Nova. Timing a second attack at the target location of their blink leaves the opponent with a very short time to respond by spreading their Stalkers.

Vs.TerranIcon.png Terran[edit]

Vs.ZergIcon.png Zerg[edit]

The Disruptor is one of the best options to clear out Lurker lines when the player decides to commit to a robo-tech playstyle. Note that the Disruptor's effectiveness decreases immensely if the enemy is on creep, because the Zerg army can split up faster. With this said, a Zerg force of Roaches and Hydralisks trying to brute force their way through a Protoss SimCity off-creep is very vulnerable to getting destroyed by the Purification Nova.



Patch Changes[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment (14 May 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- May 14, 2015". Battle.net.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment (14 May 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- June 17, 2015". Battle.net.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment (16 July 2015). "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- July 16, 2015". Battle.net.
  4. "Legacy of the Void Beta Patch 2.5.5". Battle.net. 20 August 2015.
  5. "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- September 17, 2015". Battle.net. 17 Septober 2015.
  6. "Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- October 9, 2015". Battle.net. 9 October 2015.