Forge (Legacy of the Void)

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This article is for the Legacy of the Void multiplayer version. For the previous expansions' multiplayer version, see Forge (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h] Forge
Building Information
Cost:
150 0 32
Defence:
400 400 1 (Armored, Structure)
B  F
Requirements:
Unlocked Tech:
Upgrades availiable:

Description[edit]

The Forge is a structure in the Protoss Tech Tree, which requires a Nexus before it can be warped in. The Forge is the research center for Ground Weapons, Ground Armor, and Shields upgrades. It also unlocks the Photon Cannon.

Like most Protoss structures, the Forge can only be warped in at a location powered by a Pylon. It can only research upgrades while it remains within the range of the Pylon, otherwise it becomes unpowered and cannot function. An unpowered Forge still allows the creation of Photon Cannons.

Ground Weapons Upgrades[edit]

These upgrades affect the following units: Archon, Colossus, Dark Templar, Sentry, Immortal, Stalker, Zealot. A Twilight Council is needed in order to research Levels 2 and 3.

Ground Weapons Level 1
 100      100      114 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Forge
Upgrades the damage dealt by Protoss ground units.

This upgrade is important in PvZ match as it allows Zealots to kill Zerglings in 2 hits instead of 3.

Ground Weapons Level 2
 150      150      136 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Forge
Further upgrades the damage dealt by Protoss ground units. Requires a Twilight Council.
Ground Weapons Level 3
 200      200      157 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Forge
Maximizes the damage dealt by Protoss ground units. Requires a Twilight Council.

This upgrade will allow a Colossus to kill Hydralisks in two shots.

Ground Armor Upgrades[edit]

These upgrades affect the following units: Archon, Colossus, Dark Templar, Sentry, Immortal, Stalker, Zealot, Probe. A Twilight Council is needed in order to research Levels 2 and 3.

Ground Armor Level 1
 100      100      114 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Forge
Upgrades the armor of Protoss ground units.
Ground Armor Level 2
 150      150      136 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Forge
Further upgrades the armor of Protoss ground units. Requires a Twilight Council.
Ground Armor Level 3
 200      200      157 Hotkey: A
Researched from: Forge
Maximizes the armor of Protoss ground units. Requires a Twilight Council.

Shields Upgrades[edit]

These upgrades affect the following units: All units and buildings. A Twilight Council is needed in order to research Levels 2 and 3.

Shields Level 1
 150      150      114 Hotkey: S
Researched from: Forge
Upgrades the shields for all Protoss units and structures.
Shields Level 2
 225      225      136 Hotkey: S
Researched from: Forge
Further upgrades the shields for all Protoss units and structures. Requires a Twilight Council.
Shields Level 3
 300      300      157 Hotkey: S
Researched from: Forge
Maximizes the shields for all Protoss units and structures. Requires a Twilight Council.

Competitive Use[edit]

Because it unlocks the Photon Cannon, the Forge is a central part of Cannon Rushes. If a player builds a Forge before a Gateway, that is often a sign that a Cannon Rush is underway.

In PvZ, Forge Fast Expand is a common opening and involves a Forge being constructed as the first part of a wall blocking access to the natural in order to unlock access to the Photon Cannon for defensive purposes.

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