Starcraft 2: Protoss Immortal Unit Guide + Counters

Starcraft 2 Immortal - Introduction

We continue our comprehensive coverage of the Protoss in Starcraft 2 with a look at the heavy unit the Immortal.

The last remaining members of an elite Protoss fighting unit, their mangled remains bonded into hydraulic exo-armor, the Starcraft 2 Immortals are the ultimate embodiment of the Protoss combination of biology and high technology. As with all SC2 multiplayer units, the Immortal is carefully balanced, with great strengths but also weaknesses to exploit. In this article, we'll take a look at the vital stats, weaponry and abilities of the Starcraft 2 Protoss Immortal, as well as analyse how to put them to best use against opponents from all three SC2 races.

SC2 Protoss Immortal Vital Statistics

Production and Properties:

  • Minerals: 250
  • Gas: 100
  • Supply: 4
  • Build Time: 55 secs
  • Produced By: Robotics Facility
  • Requires: Twilight Council
  • Hotkey: I
  • Max Energy: 0

Movement and Protection:

  • Speed: 2.25
  • Acceleration: 1,000
  • Hit Points: 200
  • Shields: 100
  • Armor: 1
  • Armor Type: Mechanical, Armored

Weaponry:

Phase Disrupters

  • Ground Attack
  • Attacks: 1
  • Range: 5
  • Damage: 20
  • Bonuses: +20 vs Armored

SC2 Protoss Immortal Upgrades and Abilities

Upgrades:

Shields 1-3 (Upgrade for all of the Protoss units)

  • Level 1: (Minerals: 200, Gas: 200, Time: 140 secs)
  • Level 2: (Minerals: 300, Gas: 300, Time: 170 secs)
  • Level 3: (Minerals: 400, Gas: 400, Time: 200 secs)
  • Required: Twilight Council

Ground Weapons 1-3 (Upgrade for all Protoss ground units)

  • Level 1: (Minerals: 100, Gas: 100, Time: 140 secs)
  • Level 2: (Minerals: 175, Gas: 175, Time: 170 secs)
  • Level 3: (Minerals: 250, Gas: 250, Time: 200 secs)
  • Required: Twilight Council

Ground Armor 1-3 (Upgrade for all Protoss ground units)

  • Level 1: (Minerals: 100, Gas: 100, Time: 140 secs)
  • Level 2: (Minerals: 175, Gas: 175, Time: 170 secs)
  • Level 3: (Minerals: 250, Gas: 250, Time: 200 secs)
  • Required: Twilight Council

Abilities:

  • Hardened Shield: All high damage attacks are reduced to a maximum of 10 while shields are up.

Starcraft 2 Immortal Tips, Tricks, & Counters

Strong Against:

  • Protoss Stalker
  • Terran Siege Tank
  • Zerg Roach

Vulnerable To:

  • Protoss Zealot
  • Terran Marine
  • Zerg Zergling

Protoss vs Protoss

Protoss Immortals are a very useful unit when facing late-game Protoss units such as the Colossus, due to their bonus damage against armored enemies and Hardened Shield ability. Be careful when deploying them against large squads of Zealot infantry or aerial forces such as Phoenixes, as the slow Immortal can quickly be overun. Void Rays also tend to wreak havoc against Immortals.

Protoss vs Terran

Use your Immortals to deal with heavy units such as Siege Tanks and Thors, but again watch out for your vulnerability to aerial attack from Banshees or being swarmed by Marines. The Terran Ghost's EMP rounds will strip an Immortal of its chief advantage, its Hardened Shields.

Protoss vs Zerg

Similar strategy concerns should be kept in mind against any Zerg opponent. While an Immortal will deal out heavy blows to Roaches and Ultralisks, they are vulnerable to being Zergling rushed, and the Mind Control ability of the Infestor.

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