Patch 2.0.0b

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Patch 2.0.0b
StarCraft II
“Heart of the Swarm beta”
Release date (US)

September 14, 2012;
6 years ago
 (2012-09-14)

Latest version date

October 26, 2012;
6 years ago
 (2012-10-26)

Version

2.0.0

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StarCraft II patch 2.0.0b is an unofficial patch name to catalog the Balance updates after patch 2.0.0a.

October 26, 2012[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Oracle
    • The Phase Shield and Entomb abilities have been removed.
    • This unit has a new ability called Pulsar Beam.
      • The Oracle channels a beam at an enemy structure that deals 25 damage every second. 2 mana is drained per second from the Oracle while this ability is channeled.
      • This ability has a range of 5.
    • This unit has a new ability called Time Warp.
      • The Oracle creates a temporal field that slows all ground units’ movement speed within a 3.5 radius by 50%.
      • This ability costs 75 energy to cast
      • This ability can be cast from 9 range.
    • Oracle build time has decreased from 60 to 35 seconds.
  • Tempest
    • Damage has been increased from 25 to 30.
    • The +massive damage bonus no longer requires an upgrade at the Fleet Beacon.
    • Massive damage has been decreased from 35 to 30.
  • Mothership Core
    • This unit has a new ability called Envision.
      • This ability grants the Mothership Core detection for 30 seconds. This ability costs 50 energy to cast.
      • This ability grants detection within the Mothership Core’s sight range (14).
    • The Purify ability no longer grants detection to the Nexus.
    • The Purify ability has been renamed to “Photon Overcharge”.

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Ultralisk
    • The speed of Burrow Charge has been increased from 2.25 to 3.75.
  • Viper
    • The duration of Blinding Cloud has been increased from 10 to 14 seconds.
  • Spine Crawler
    • This unit now completely blocks pathing when placed next to other structures, including other Spine Crawlers.
    • Zerglings and other small units can no longer squeeze in between Spine Crawlers.
    • The scale of this unit has been increased from 0.85 to 0.95.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Hellion
    • Transformation to Hellbat no longer requires an upgrade and is enabled once an Armory is built.[10]

October 12, 2012[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Mothership Core
    • When Purify is cast on a player’s Nexus, it now also grants detection to 13 range. Energize has been removed.
  • Oracle
    • The cost of Entomb has been lowered from 100 to 75, while the duration has been increased from 50 to 60 seconds.
    • Revelation has been changed to the following:
      • This ability will now also work on buildings, granting 3 vision around every unit it hits.
      • The duration has been increased from 45 seconds to 60 seconds, and the cost has been increased from 50 to 75.
      • This ability will no longer grant detection.
      • This ability will not affect cloaked targets, even if you have detection of them at the time.
    • The button arrangement for this unit has been adjusted to list Void Siphon first and Entomb last.
  • Tempest
    • This unit’s native bonus damage to massive units has been removed.
    • This unit no longer requires a Fleet Beacon.
    • We have added a new weapon upgrade called Quantic Reactor at the Fleet Beacon which will grant Tempest attacks +35 damage to massive units.
      • Quantic Reactor costs 200/200.
    • The cost of this unit has been changed from 300/300 to 300/200.
    • The supply cost for this unit has changed from 6 to 4.
    • The scale of this unit has been lowered from 1 to 0.9.
  • Sentry
    • Hallucination no longer requires research.

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Viper
    • Viper acceleration has been increased from 2.125 to 3.
    • The radius of Blinding Cloud has increased from 1.5 to 2.
  • Spore Crawler
    • This unit no longer requires an Evolution Chamber.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Widow Mine
    • The setup time for this unit has been increased from 2 seconds to 3 seconds.
  • Battle Hellion
    • This unit has been renamed to “Hellbat.”[11]

October 5, 2012[edit | edit source]

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Widow Mine
    • This unit has a new missile ability called Unstable Payload.
      • Unstable Payload is an auto-cast ability that initiates once the Widow Mine is burrowed. It cannot be turned off unless the unit is unburrowed.
      • This ability launches a missile at a target within 5 range, then starts to rearm another missile.
      • Unstable Payload does 160 damage to a single target and 40 splash damage. The missile auto-acquires cloaked units.
      • The missile auto-acquires temporary units like Hallucinations, Infested Terrans, and Locusts.
      • It takes 40 seconds to rearm the missile. The cost is free for now.
    • The build time of this unit has increased to 40 seconds.

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Oracle
    • The Phase Shield ability has been removed
    • This unit has a new ability called Void Siphon.
      • The Oracle channels a beam at an enemy structure that deals 3 damage and harvests 3 minerals every second until canceled. (Note: This ability will not cause the opposing player to loose minerals.)
      • The range is 7.
      • The damage/harvest effect ticks when you cast the ability and every sequential second following.
      • Void Siphon costs 50 energy to cast.
  • Mothership Core
    • This unit’s Purify ability has changed.
      • When a player casts Purify on their Nexus, it grants the Nexus the ability to attack, no longer requiring the Core to attach itself. The Nexus weapon has a range of 13 and a damage of 20.
      • Purify now lasts for 60 seconds and still costs 100 energy.
    • The scale of this unit has been lowered to 0.8.
    • This unit has had its shield/health lowered to 60/130.
    • This unit now costs 2 supply.[12]

September 28, 2012[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Mothership Core
    • Purify has been changed to the following:
      • Purify can now only be cast on your Nexus at max 10 range.
      • Once cast, the mothership core will attach itself to the Nexus, transforming into a weapon with range 10.
      • While attached to the Nexus, the mothership core will be unable to cast abilities and regenerate energy.
      • The damage of Purify has been lowered to 20 and can attack both air and ground units.
      • Purify will last until cancelled.
    • Recall has been changed to the following:
      • Recall is now a simple cast-and-click ability on a player’s Nexus.
      • Once cast, the mothership core and every friendly unit within a 7-range radius to the core will be recalled to the Nexus.
    • A new ranged weapon called Repulsor Cannon has been added to the mothership core while in its mobile state.
      • Repulsor Cannon deals 8 damage to ground units with an attack speed of 0.85.
    • The cost of the mothership core has increased from 50/50 to 100/100.
    • Movement speed has increased from 0.47 to 1.875.
  • Oracle
    • Health has increased from 20/80 to 60/100.
    • Speed has decreased from 3.75 to 3.375.
    • The duration of Entomb has increased from 30 to 45.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Widow Mine
    • The duration of Activate Mine has been decreased to 2 sec.
    • Auto-cast can now be turned off in both activated and deactivated modes.

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Swarm Host
    • Locust attack range has increased from 2 to 3.
    • Locust damage has been reduced from 14 to 12.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Battle hellions can no longer load into Bunkers.
  • The splash damage from widow mines will no longer hit friendly activated widow mines.
  • The Stargate Command Card now properly includes a Set Rally Point button.
  • Swarm hosts now have proper collision while burrowed.[13]

September 20, 2012[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Mothership Core
    • The cost of Purify is now 100.
    • The duration of Purify has been lowered to 25 seconds.
    • The damage of Purify has been increased from 25 to 45.
  • Oracle
    • Entomb’s duration has increased to 30 seconds.
    • The health of Entombed nodes has increased from 100 to 130.
    • The duration of Revelation has increased from 30 to 45 seconds.
    • We fixed a bug where the oracle was not correctly classified as a Psionic unit.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Battle Hellion
    • While in Battle mode, the hellion is now classified as a Biological unit.
  • Widow Mine
    • Splash damage has increased from 35 to 60.

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Viper
    • We fixed a bug where the viper was not correctly classified as a Psionic unit.[14]

September 14, 2012[edit | edit source]

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Swarm Host
    • The locust’s attack range has decreased from 3 to 2.

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Oracle
    • We have removed the oracle’s Preordain ability.
    • We have added a new area of effect ability for the oracle called Phase Shield.
      • Targeted friendly units are shielded from harmful effects for 5 seconds.
        • Fungal Growth, Corruption, Contaminate, Graviton Beam, Concussive Shells, Abduct, Revelation, Vortex, and 250mm Strike Cannons – Phase Shield removes the effect and prevents units from being affected.
        • EMP – Phase Shield removes the anti-cloaking effect but not the damage dealt.
        • Neural Parasite – Phase Shield will not remove this effect but it will prevent units from being affected.
    • The energy upgrade has been removed.
    • Entomb’s duration has been reduced to 25 sec, but the health per Entomb has increased to 100.
    • The cost per unit has changed from 150/200 to 150/150.
  • Tempest
    • The attack range has been reduced from 22 to 15.
    • The damage has changed from 30 to 30 + 20 to massive.
    • The ranged upgrade has been removed.
  • Mothership Core / Mothership
    • Recall will now cost 100 energy.
    • The mothership core will now start with 50 energy and when upgraded, energy will be set back to 50.
    • The range of Purifier Beam has been increased from 7 to 10.
  • Carrier
    • This unit has returned to the game.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Warhound
    • This unit has been removed from the game.
  • Reaper
    • We have added a new passive ability called Combat Awareness. This allows reapers to see up cliffs.
  • Hellion
    • Battle hellions can now be built from the Factory. It has an Armory requirement.
    • There is a new upgrade at the Armory that will allow transformation between Battle Mode and Normal Mode.
  • Widow Mine
    • We have removed the Armory requirement.