Missile Turret (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 Missile Turret (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h]TerranIcon.png Missile Turret
Turret Close.png
Building Information
Minerals.gif 100 Vespene-terran.gif 0 Buildtime terran.gif 18
Icon Hitpoints.png 250 Icon Armor.png 0 (+2) (Armored, Structure, Mechanical)
Air Attack:
12 (x2)
Air DPS:
7 (+1)
0.61 s
B  T


The Missile Turret (or Turret for short) is the Terran's anti-air static defense as well as one of the Terran's detectors. Missile Turrets require an Engineering Bay in order to be constructed, which also has upgrades for the Missile Turret: Hi-Sec Auto Tracking and Building Armor.

The Missile Turret's attack is about as powerful as four Marines. The twin attack (12x2) makes it less effective against high armor targets such as Battlecruisers but despite this setback, Missile Turrets still deal more DPS per cost than the Photon Cannon or Spore Crawler. Although they cannot out-range Carriers, the Missile Turret's high damage and endurance is still very potent for clearing out Interceptors.

Competitive Use[edit]

Vs.TerranIcon.png Terran[edit]

A few well placed Missile Turrets can fend off Banshee harass in the early game. Since a Missile Turret can detect farther than it can shoot, it is still useful when the Cloaked Banshee is out of range. A small group of stimmed Marines can run up to a detected Banshee and shoot it down if the opposing player does not pull back immediately.

Turrets are also commonly used in conjunction with Siege Tanks to fortify a position. When deployed in the field, they can assist Vikings in the air battle or detect cloaked Banshees and Ghosts.

Vs.ZergIcon.png Zerg[edit]

A handful of Missile Turrets can effectively hold off large numbers of Mutalisks and is recommended for protecting your vulnerable SCVs. When under attack, your SCVs can repair the Missile Turrets, increasing its longevity. However, this guarantees that the Mutalisk's Glaive Worm attack will bounce from the Missile Turret onto the SCVs.

The Missile Turret is also able to spot burrowed Infestors and Roaches, which can prevent a potentially disastrous sneak attack on your mineral lines.

Vs.ProtossIcon.png Protoss[edit]

Missile Turrets can minimize damage taken from Dark Templar, and can also be used to ward off Phoenix harass. They are decent against uncharged, lone Void Ray attacks, but fall extremely quickly to multiple charged Void Rays. They are a strong choice to defend from Oracle harass, placed in close proximity to mineral lines.


Range: 11
The Missile Turret is a Detector structure that can see cloaked, burrowed and hallucinated units.


Hisec auto tracking.gif
Minerals.gif 100     Vespene-terran.gif 100     Buildtime terran.gif 57 Hotkey: H
Researched from: Engineering Bay
Adds +1 attack range to Auto-Turrets, Missile Turrets, Point Defense Drones, and Planetary Fortresses.
Structure Armor
Building armor.gif
Minerals.gif 150     Vespene-terran.gif 150     Buildtime terran.gif 100 Hotkey: B
Researched from: Engineering Bay
Increases the armor of the Point Defense Drone, Auto-Turret, Missile Turret, Planetary Fortress, and all other Terran structures by 2.


Missile Turret.gif

Patch Changes[edit]

No patch changes so far in LotV.