Talk:Phoenix (Wings of Liberty)
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Can this unit really be called air superiority fighter? Useless against Corrupter and slightly weaker than Viking in air to air....
- What? You mean it's not superior in the air? But it has so many uses vs... hmmm... eeehhh.... Corruptors? Brood Lords? Vikings? Battlecruisers? VRs? other Phoenixes?
- Enough with the sarcasm. That is the in-game description of the unit. We might as well remove it. --Kokkan 13:48, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
The current article states: "a group of five units (six vs Terran) can easily move into a undefended worker line and cause big economical damage". I think you need less: against Light units, phoenices deal 20 damage, so you need 2 firing units vs probes and drones and 3 firing units vs SCVs to one-shot them. I would therefore say "a group of three units (four vs Terran) can easily move into a undefended worker line and cause big economical damage". Obviously you can double the numbers and lift two workers at the time if your APM permits :)
- I would say the limiting factor here is not the damage, but the energy and perhaps time. Graviton Beam is 50 energy, so that would be 4 workers per Phoenix. However, it's an extremely rare case to have Phoenixes with full energy. So lets assume 100 energy per unit. With 3 Phoenix that is 6 probes, a good number but not crippling.
- However you want to lift more than one worker at a time. So you need 1+2 units (1+3 vs terran) per worker. That way you will kill it instantly on lifting it. So 3(4), 6(8) or 9(12) would be the optimal group size for 1,2 and 3 lifting. This is assuming the AI don't overkill attack units. --Kokkan 22:19, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
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