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Nexus (Legacy of the Void)

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This article covers the current multiplayer version of this building. For another version see Nexus (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h] Nexus
Building Information
 400  0  71
B → N
1000 1000 1 Armored, Structure
Unlocked Tech:
50 / 200


The Nexus (plural Nexi,[1] Nexuses,[2] nexūs) is the fundamental building for the Protoss. It warps in the Protoss worker, the Probe. Since patch 4.0.0, after the Fleet Beacon is built, the Nexus can also produce the Mothership. The Nexus is also capable of casting the Chrono Boost spell, which gives a bonus to production and research. All harvested minerals and Vespene Gas must be returned by Probes to the Nexus in order to become available for use. Along with the Assimilator and Pylon, the Nexus is one of only a few Protoss structures that does not require a Psionic Matrix. While Nexuses can theoretically be built anywhere on the map, they are almost always built as close as possible to mineral patches and Vespene Geysers.

At the beginning of the game, Protoss players start with an initial Nexus, providing 15 supply points, and twelve initial Probes. From that first Nexus, the player can immediately warp in additional Probes.

Unit Minerals Vespene Gas Supply Build Time Key
Probe 50 0 1 12 E
Mothership 400 400 8 114 M


Caster: Nexus
Hotkey: C
Places target structure in a Chrono Boost, causing it to operate 50% faster for 20 seconds.
Caster: Nexus
Cooldown: 130 s
Radius: 2.5
Hotkey: R
Recalls all units owned by the player in the target area to the Nexus.
Caster: Nexus
Cooldown: 60 s
Duration: 14 s
Overcharges a target Shield Battery near a Nexus, increasing its shield restoration rate by 100% and allowing it to restore shields without consuming energy for 14 seconds. Can be casted on any Battery within 8 range of any friendly Nexus.


Patch Changes[edit]


  3. Blizzard Entertainment (14 November 2017). "STARCRAFT II 4.0 PATCH NOTES".
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (18 December 2017). "STARCRAFT II BALANCE UPDATE – DECEMBER 18, 2017".
  5. Blizzard Entertainment (29 January 2018). "STARCRAFT II BALANCE UPDATE – JANUARY 29, 2017".
  6. Blizzard Entertainment (20 November 2018). "STARCRAFT II 4.7.1 PATCH NOTES".
  7. Blizzard Entertainment (21 August 2019). "STARCRAFT II 4.10.1 Balance Updates".
  8. Blizzard Entertainment (9 June 2020). "StarCraft II 4.12.0 Patch Notes".