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Fleet Beacon (Legacy of the Void)

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This article covers the current multiplayer version of this building. For another version see Fleet Beacon (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h] Fleet Beacon
Building Information
Cost:
300 200 43
Defense:
500 500 1 (Armored, Structure)
V  F
Requirements:
Unlocked Tech:

Description[edit]

The Fleet Beacon is a structure on the Protoss Technology Tree that unlocks capital ship level air units, specifically the Carrier and the Tempest at the Stargate and the Mothership at the Nexus. The Fleet Beacon also contains an ability upgrade for the Protoss fleet: the Phoenix's Anion Pulse-Crystals upgrade, which increases the attack range of the Phoenix. Finally, the Fleet Beacon allows the Level 2 and Level 3 Air Weapons and Air Armor upgrades to be researched at the Cybernetics Core. The Fleet Beacon requires a Stargate before it can be warped in.

Like most Protoss structures, the Fleet Beacon can only be warped in at a location powered by the Psionic Matrix. It can only perform research while it remains within the Matrix, otherwise it becomes unpowered and cannot function. However, even an unpowered Fleet Beacon still unlocks all the same units and upgrades as a powered Fleet Beacon.

Upgrades[edit]

Anion Pulse-Crystals
 150      150      64 Hotkey: R
Researched from: Fleet Beacon
Increases the range of the Phoenix weapon by 2.
Flux Vanes
 100      100      57 Hotkey: F
Researched from: Fleet Beacon
Increases the Void Ray's movement speed by 0.798 and its acceleration by 0.962. The Prismatic Alignment ability reduces movement speed to 2.624.
Tectonic Destabilizers
 150      150      100 Hotkey: T
Researched from: Fleet Beacon
Improves the Tempest's Resonance Coil to deal +40 damage vs structures.

Removed Upgrades[edit]

Graviton Catapult
 150      150      57 Hotkey: G
Researched from: Fleet Beacon
The launch speed of the Interceptors is now increased. The first four interceptors are launched at a cooldown of .089, the last four at .18.

Gallery[edit]

Patch Changes[edit]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment (20 November 2018). "STARCRAFT II 4.7.1 PATCH NOTES". Battle.net.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment (20 August 2020). "BALANCE UPDATE". Battle.net.