Cybernetics Core (Legacy of the Void)
- This article covers the current multiplayer version of this building. For other versions see Cybernetics Core (Heart of the Swarm) and Cybernetics Core (Wings of Liberty).
The Cybernetics Core (sometimes referred to as Cyber Core or just Core) is a structure on the Protoss Technology Tree, which requires a Gateway before it can be warped in. The Cybernetics Core unlocks new units and the Shield Battery building, and enables research of several upgrades. Possessing a Cybernetics Core unlocks the construction of Sentries, Stalkers and Adepts at the Gateway. It also allows the player to research the uniquely Protoss Warp Gate technology. The Cybernetics Core is also the location where upgrades for Air Weapons and Armor are researched.
Like most Protoss structures, the Cybernetics Core can only be warped in at a location powered by the Psionic Matrix. It can only research upgrades while it remains within the Matrix, otherwise it becomes unpowered and cannot function. However, even an unpowered Cybernetics Core still allows the construction of Sentries, Stalkers, Adepts and Shield Batteries.
Air Weapons Upgrades
Air Armor Upgrades
These upgrades affect the following units: Carrier, Interceptor, Mothership, Observer, Oracle, Phoenix, Tempest, Void Ray, Warp Prism. Levels 2 and 3 require a Fleet Beacon before they can be researched.
The Cybernetics Core forms an early bottleneck in the Protoss tech tree. It is a prerequisite for all non Zealot combat units in the Protoss army, as well as enables the invaluable Warp Gate research. As such it is usually constructed immediately once the first Gateway is finished.
The only cases when one may not want to construct a Cybernetics Core as soon as possible are when going for (or responding to) an early aggression build with Photon Cannons and/or Zealots, or when opening with an early Nexus.
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