Planetary Fortress (Legacy of the Void)
- This article is for the Legacy of the Void multiplayer version. For the previous expansions' multiplayer version, see Planetary Fortress (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
The Planetary Fortress is a static defense upgrade to the Command Center that requires an Engineering Bay to construct. The Planetary Fortress is defense oriented upgrade that has none of the Orbital Command abilities and cannot lift off. The Planetary Fortress is affected by the Hi-Sec Auto Tracking upgrade. Hi-Sec Auto Tracking increases the range of Missile Turrets, Auto-Turrets, Point Defense Drone and the Planetary Fortress by +1.
Although the Planetary Fortress is commonly used on distant expansions to prevent against harassment from units such as Hellions or Zerglings, the Planetary Fortress Rush has also been employed in some cheese strategies, such as in DiggitySCs' wildly famous 1000th commentary video . TheLittleOne often used Planetary Fortresses as static defenses towards the end of his games when he was high on resources. This was before he switched to Zerg in October of 2010.
The Planetary Fortress has three splash radius. From the target, units until a distance of .5 are dealt 40 damage, units at a distance of .5 to .8 are dealt 30 damage, and units at a distance of .8 to 1.25 are dealt 15 damage.
If targeted by Blinding Cloud, the Planetary Fortress will have its range reduced to 1.
No patch changes so far in LotV.
- The Planetary Fortress Rush
- The 1000th Commentary (Epic Dual Planetary Fortress Rush with montage). YouTube. Accessed 2010-03-21