Planetary Fortress (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 Planetary Fortress (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h]Terran Planetary Fortress
Building Information
Minerals 150 (550) Gas 150 (150) Game Speed 36 (107)
1500 Armor 3 (+2) (Armored, Structure, Mechanical)
Ground Attack:
40 (Splash)
Ground DPS:


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[1], such as in DiggitySCs' wildly famous 1000th commentary video [2]. 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.

Unlike Siege Tanks, splash damage from a Planetary Fortress does not harm friendly units. Thus, it is not possible to kill SCVs simply by parking a unit in the mineral line of a Planetary Fortress.

If targeted by Blinding Cloud, the Planetary Fortress will have its range reduced to 1.

Unit Minerals Vespene Gas Supply Build Time Key
SCV 50 0 1 12 S


Hotkey: O
Enables the Terran player to load SCV's into a Command Center or Planetary Fortress.


Minerals 100     Gas 100     Game Speed 57 Hotkey: H
Researched from: Engineering Bay
Adds +1 attack range to Auto-Turrets, Missile Turrets, Point Defense Drones, and Planetary Fortresses.
Minerals 100     Gas 100     Game Speed 79 Hotkey: N
Researched from: Engineering Bay
Increases the cargo space of a Bunker by 2 and the load space of a Command Center or Planetary Fortress by 5.
Structure Armor
Minerals 150     Gas 150     Game Speed 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.

Patch Changes[edit]

No patch changes so far in LotV.