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[e][h]Terran Academy
Building Information
Minerals 150 Vespene Gas 0 Build Time 50
B → A
600 1
Unlocked Tech:

The Academy is a Terran building that can be built after Barracks are constructed. The Academy, like the Armory, does not produce Terran units, but instead provides the technology for its complementary building, the Barracks, to do so. Additionally, the Academy allows the Terran player to build the Comsat Station add-on onto the Command Center, as well as research upgrades for Medics and Firebats.

Note, like the Supply Depot and Armory, the Academy cannot be Lift Off.

In the TvZ match-up, the Academy is typically built fairly early on as it is a requirement for 1) Medics, which are a staple of the Terran Bio army in this match-up and 2) Comsat Scans to provide early scouting and to defend against burrowed Lurkers. Build orders commonly start the Academy at around the same time as the Refinery. Stim is usually upgraded before marine range, while the Medic upgrades are rarely used.

In TvP and TvT match-ups, players typically build their Academy later on, largley to unlock the Comsat Station option.

Upgrades being actively researched by the Academy can be visibly seen by its flashing animation.


Stim Pack
 100      100      50.4 (fastest)
Marines and Firebats gain the ability to use Stim Pack.

U-238 Shells
 150      150      63 (fastest)
Increases all Marines' ground and air attack range by +1.

 100      100      50.4 (fastest)
Medics gains the ability to use Restoration.

Optical Flare
 100      100      75.6 (fastest)
Medics gain the ability to use Optic Flare.

Caduceus Reactor
 150      150      104.58 (fastest)
Increases a Medic's starting Energy to 62 and maximum Energy to 250.

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