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    The most basic infantry unit in the Terran army from the StarCraft series.

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    Marine last edited by BeachThunder on 09/06/21 01:43AM View full history

    Overview

    Marines are the core infantry unit of the Terran military and always tend to have a stereotypical southern accent. They are mostly government trained soldiers and militia but some are outlaws and renegades who are forced in serve time in the military instead of in prison. They have heavy (and very bulky) power armor, the standard CMC-300 or CMC-400 , which extends beyond the extremities of their bodies. To compensate with the weight they carry, Marines have special Gravity Boots, that not only allow them to move quickly but also to jump fairly high too. In StarCraft II they are equipped with a Balistic alloy combat shield for extra protection. Their C-14 rifle does a great deal of work handling the grunts of the enemy army and in large enough groups can take down even tougher foes.

    As a respectful nod towards the similar looking marines in the movie Aliens, clicking enough times on a Marine will result in him saying a line from the movie: "How do I get out of this chicken-shit outfit?"

    STARCRAFT

    MARINESTATS
    RaceTerran
    TypeGround-biological
    RoleGeneral purpose, armored infantry trooper
    ArmamentC-14 gauss rifle
    ProtectionCMC-300, CMC-400
    Resources50 minerals
    Supply1 unit
    Transport slots1
    Build time24 sec
    Hit points40
    Armor0 (add 1 per Infantry Armor upgrade)
    Attack (ground/air)6 (add 1 per Infantry Weapons upgrade)
    Cool down15 (7.5 with Stimpacks)
    Attack range4 (5 with U-238 Shells upgrade)
    Sight range7
    Movement speedNormal
    Built atBarracks
    HotkeyM
    Build dialogue"You wanna piece of me, boy?"

    Abilities

    STIMPACK: Slightly drains health to gain an added rate of fire and movement speed for a limited amount of time.

    Resources: 100 minerals, 100 gas

    Research time: 80 sec

    Researched at: Academy

    Hotkey: T

    Use key: T

    Upgrades

    U-238 SHELLS: Increase Marine's attack range by 1 (up to 5)

    Resources: 150 minerals, 150 gas

    Research time: 100 sec

    Researched at: Academy

    Hotkey: U

    Matchups/Counters

    MATCHUPSCOUNTERS
    Terran: Dropship, Science Vessel, ValkyrieTerran: Battlecruiser, Siege Tank (siege mode)
    Protoss: Shuttle, CorsairProtoss: Archon, Carrier, Dark Templar, Zealot
    Zerg: Overlord, DevourerZerg: Ultralisk, Guardian

    STARCRAFT II

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    The biggest change about the Marines in StarCraft II is mainly that they are slightly beefier, especially with their new Combat Shield upgrade and their is no longer an upgrade for their increased ranged (it simply starts out longer).

    MARINESTATS
    RaceTerran
    TypeGround-biological
    RoleGeneral purpose, armored infantry trooper
    ArmamentC-14 gauss rifle
    ProtectionCMC Powered combat suit
    Resources50 minerals
    Supply1 unit
    Transport slots1
    Build time25 sec
    Hit points45 (55 with Combat Shield upgrade)
    Armor (light)0 (add 1 per Infantry Armor upgrade)
    Attack (ground/air)6 (add 1 per Infantry Weapons upgrade)
    Cool down0.8608 sec (0.4304 sec with Stimpacks)
    Attack range5
    Sight range9
    Movement speed2.25 (3.375 with Stimpacks)
    Built atBarracks
    HotkeyA
    Build dialogue"You wanna piece of me, boy?"

    Abilities

    STIMPACK: at the cost of 10 hit points it allows the affected Marine to attack and move twice as fast.

    Resources: 100 minerals, 100 gas

    Researched time: 140 sec

    Researched at: Tech Lab (attached to Barracks)

    Duration: 12 sec

    Hotkey: T

    Use key: T

    Upgrades

    COMBAT SHIELD: increases Marine's hit points by 10 (up to 55)

    Resources: 100 minerals, 100 gas

    Research time: 110 sec

    Researched at: Tech Lab (attached to Barracks)

    Hotkey: C

    Matchups/Counters

    MATCHUPSCOUNTERS
    Terran: Medivac, Raven, Viking (air mode)Terran: Battlecruiser, Siege Tank (siege mode)
    Protoss: Warp Prism, Phoenix, Void RayProtoss: Archon, Carrier, Dark Templar, Zealot
    Zerg: Corruptor, Overlord, OverseerZerg: Ultralisk, Brood Lord
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