In times of great peril, High Templar warriors can sacrifice themselves and merge together
as a powerful, Psionic entity: the Archon.
When two Templars are group selected, the option to summon an Archon is given. Once
Templars have formed an Archon, the process cannot be reversed.
Summon Dark Archon
Like their High Templar brethren, two Dark Templars sacrifice themselves in a psionic melding giving rise to the Dark
Archon. The powers of these avatars of psionic might extend well beyond those of the regular Archon, more than
compensating for their lack of any physical attack capability:
When two Dark Templars are group selected, the option to summon an Dark Archon is given. Once
Dark Templars have formed a Dark Archon, the process cannot be reversed.
The Protoss are such powerful psychics that they can inadvertently send out psychic "ripples"
that are disruptive to other life forms. With careful training, High Templar learn to focus
these ripples into a Storm of raw psychic energy that is capable of literally tearing apart the minds
of lesser species.
A Psionic Storm that is unleashed will damage all units under it.
Psionic Storm has no effect on buildings.
Psionic storm damages the Templar when it casts it upon itself.
Psionic Storm is not stackable so casting more than one on the same object at the same
time does not cause more damage.
Psionic Storm does not damage units under a Stasis Field.
It is rumored that some High Templar have learned to create illusionary duplicates of other beings.
While these phantasms have no physical substance, they can be used to draw fire away from friendly
units or sow confusion amongst enemy forces.
Hallucination creates an Illusion which has the same appearance as a targeted
unit - friendly or otherwise - but is unable to do anything but the five basic
functions (move, stop, attack, patrol, hold ground). An Illusion may be instructed
to attack and will appear to do so but its attacks will do no damage. The Illusion
has a maximum life span of 180 seconds and does not use Supply/Psi/Control. If any special ability is used
upon it, it is immediately dispelled. However, if attacked by normal means, the Hallucination
will remain until its hit points are depleted, at which point it will dissipate.
Shuttles serve as the primary transport vehicle for Protoss ground troops, but recently the
Protoss have found that the ability to rapidly bring more fighting forces to war zones is
invaluable. The Recall ability creates a tear in the fabric of space-time, and any friendly units
that enter the swirling vortex will instantaneously appear next to the Arbiter that initiated
Opens a 5x5 wormhole which teleports all friendly
units in the wormhole to the caster.
You cannot Recall allies units, only your own.
You cannot Recall ground units onto spaces that is impassable to them normally. So you cannot
Recall ground units into Water, Lava and so on.
In addition to destabilizing the very fabric of the universe to generate its distortion field, some
Arbiters are capable of strengthening discrete pockets of space-time. Anything caught within these
absolute pockets is beyond the reach of any normal interaction, friendly or otherwise. Units
trapped in a Stasis Field can neither move nor attack, and are completely immune to the effects
of damage and special abilities.
All units within a 3x3 area are trapped within
a Stasis Field. While trapped, the units cannot be damaged, move, attack, or use special
abilities. Lasts for about 40 seconds.
All Dark Archon power stems from manipulation of psychic energies. So great is their mastery of these
techniques that they can affect the energies of other beings. Creating a forceful whiplash effect, the Dark Archon
turns the power of its enemies against themselves.
Targeted spell that when cast on a unit, that unit lose all of its mana and will take an amount of
damage equal to the mana lost.
The ability to control the minds of others has long been thought to be impossible.
This is the ultimate weapon in the Dark Archon's arsenal. Through a huge effort of
will and energy, the Dark Archon dominates the mind of another being. This unit and its
powers and knowledge now become the property of the Dark Archon.
The Dark Archon may take control of any unit when this spell is cast. The spell
costs 150 mana and it will drain all the shields from the Dark Archon when it is cast.
All living things have minds for the Dark Archon to shape and mold. With a powerful
surge of mental energy the Dark Archon can stun a group of erstwhile attackers.
Area of effect spell (same size as Ensnare) that will stun (cannot move or attack)
all organic units for several seconds.