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Overview

Vultures are inexpensive hoverbikes used by the Terrrans for scouting and harassment. Though relatively fraile, they are extremely fast and deal good damage with their grenade launcher. They can be upgraded to deploy Spider Mines.

Starcraft Brood War

VULTURESTATS
RaceTerran
TypeGround-mechanical/hovering
RoleLight recon vehicle
ArmamentAGP-2 "Thumper" grenade launcher
Resources75 minerals
Supply2 units
Build time30 sec
Hit points80
Armor0 (add 1 per Vehicle Armor upgrade)
Attack (ground)20 concussive (add 2 per Vehicle Weapons upgrade)
Cool down30
Attack range5
Sight range8
Movement speedFast (Very fast with Ion Thrusters research)
Built atFactory
HotkeyV
Build dialogue"All right! Bring it on!"

Vultures were initially thought of as weak units until SlayerS_Boxer used it extensively during his reign as the best Terran player in the world. They are now a mainstay of the Terran Mech army. Vultures are extremely potent scout and harassment units. With the Ion Thrusters speed upgrade, the Vulture is the fastest unit in the game. Vultures deal 20 concussive damage, allowing them to kill Drones and Probes in a mere two hits (three for SCVs); a pair of Vultures can clear an over saturated mineral field in seconds. With Patrol micro and enough space, the Vulture can kill a nearly infinite amount of Zerglings and Zealots. Their ability to plant spider mines all over the map gives the Terran commander unparalleled map control and awareness. Vultures are essential to protecting Siege Tanks and serve as a buffer to prevent melee units from closing in on them.

Starcraft II (Campaign Only)

VULTURESTATS
RaceTerran
TypeGround-mechanical/hovering
RoleFast skirmishing unit
ArmamentFragmentation grenade launcher
Resources75 minerals
Supply2 units
Build time25 sec
Hit points75
Armor (light)1 (add 1 per Vehicle Armor upgrade)
Attack (ground)10 (25 vs light) (add 1 per Vehicle Weapons upgrade)
Cool down1.69 sec
Attack range6
Sight range8
Movement speed4.25
Built atFactory
HotkeyV
Build dialogue"All right! Bring it on!"

Vultures have been weakened in SCII. Their spider mines have a short engagement range; they are relatively effective against light units. In multiplayer, the Vulture has been replaced by the Hellion. Their role in protecting Siege Tanks has been fulfilled by the Marine.

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