Patch 2.5.5a

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Patch 2.5.5a
StarCraft II
“Legacy of the Void beta”
Release date (US)

September 3, 2015;
3 years ago
 (2015-09-03)

Latest version date

October 23, 2015;
3 years ago
 (2015-10-23)

Version

2.5.5

Build

37164B

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StarCraft II patch 2.5.5a is an unofficial patch name to catalog the Balance updates after patch 2.5.5.

October 23, 2015[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Carrier health decreased from 300 to 250.
  • Adept shields increased by 10.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • The delay before a Siege Tank in Siege Mode firing when being dropped by a Medivac has been increased from 0.53 to 1.43 seconds.
  • Liberator
    • Starts with Defender Mode enabled.
    • Defender Mode range decreased to 5.
    • Defender Mode upgrade now increases its range by 4.
    • Upgrade requirement changed to Fusion Core.

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Lurker Den morph time increased from 71 to 86 seconds.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Siege Tank to fire at the incorrect speed.
  • Casting Mass Recall with the Mothership while moving should now be more responsive.

October 16, 2015[edit | edit source]

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Cyclone
    • Health reduced to 120 from 160.
    • Lock-On now deals 400 damage over 20 seconds against both ground and air.
    • Lock-On upgrade increases the damage against armored units by 400 against both ground and air.

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Carrier build time increased from 90 to 120 seconds.

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed an issue that prevented missile attacks from doing damage if their target moved out of attack range.
  • Fixed several issues with the Disruptor involving movement and queuing commands while firing Purification Nova.

October 9, 2015[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Adept health reduced to 60 shield and 80 health from 60 shield and 90 health.
  • Warping in at a Pylon powering a Gateway or Nexus and with Warp Prisms increased to 5 seconds from 2 seconds.
  • Units warping in no longer receive double damage.
  • Disruptors can now be loaded into Warp Prisms while Purification Nova is active.
    • This action will cancel Purification Nova, causing no damage.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • MULE return rate multiplier decreased to 2.05 from 3.85.
  • MULE harvest amount decreased to 25 from 30.
  • Cyclone movement speed increased to 4.72 from 3.94.

October 2, 2015[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Chronoboost
    • Reduced effectiveness from 22.5% to 15%
  • Adept
    • Replace shield upgrade with an upgrade which reduces attack period by 45%
    • Health reduced from 90/90 to 90/60

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Raven
    • Movement speed increased from 3.15 to 3.85
  • M.U.L.E.
    • Return rate multiplier increased from 2.05 to 3.85
  • Ghost
    • Snipe ability delay reduced from 2.14 seconds to 1.43 seconds

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Ravager
    • Removed Corrosive Bile range upgrade
  • Queen
    • Reduced Spawn Larva count from 4 to 3

September 17, 2015[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Chrono boost cooldown increased from 1 to 4 seconds.
  • Chrono boost rate increased from 20% to 22.5%
  • Disruptor cost changed from 100/200 to 150/150.
  • Photon Overcharge duration decreased from 21 to 11 seconds.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Calldown: MULE, Calldown: Extra Supplies, and Scanner Sweep now all function as they do in Heart of the Swarm.
  • Cyclone
    • Auto-attack now also hits air units.
    • Increased Lock On Anti-Air damage to 240.
    • Mag-Field Accelerator upgrade changed:
      • 400 +200 armored versus ground.
      • 360 +240 armored versus air.
  • Liberator's Defender Mode requires research again.
    • Cost is 150/150.
    • Research time is 79 seconds.
    • Researched at Starport with Tech Lab

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Creep now recedes twice as fast.
  • Overlord transport upgrade now only requires an Evolution Chamber.
  • Roach burrow move speed decreased from 3.85 to 3.14.
  • Spawn Larva
    • No longer can be autocast.
    • Multiple casts can now be queued on a single base.

September 3, 2015[edit | edit source]

Protoss[edit | edit source]

  • Zealot
    • Zealot Charge damage decreased from 30 to 8.
  • Chrono boost is back.
    • No energy cost.
    • Ability is set to autocast by default on the Nexus.
    • Efficiency is reduced to 20%, but never expires.
  • Warpgate research time increased to 114 from 99.
  • Photon overcharge
    • Overcharge can only be cast on Pylons.
    • Has an attack range of 7.
    • Has a duration of 30.
    • Costs 25 energy.
    • Deals 30 damage every .89 seconds.
  • Colossus
    • Increased upgraded range to 9 from 8.
  • Tempest
    • Now functions as it does in Heart of the Swarm.
  • Immortal
    • Barrier ability is set to autocast by default.
    • Triggers when Immortal is attacked.
  • Oracle
    • Revelation cast range increased to 12 from 9.
  • Carrier
    • Increased the cooldown for Release Interceptors to 29 from 14.5.

Terran[edit | edit source]

  • Orbital Command
    • Calldown: MULE is back.
      • Ability is set to autocast on nearby minerals.
      • No energy cost.
      • Now has a cooldown.
      • 30 range from casting Orbital Command.
      • Harvest amount decreased to 40 from 45.
    • Scanner Sweep cost increased to 100 from 50.
    • Calldown: Extra Supplies cost increased to 75 from 50.
  • Siege Tank
    • Now has a 0.75 second delay before firing when unloading from a Medivac while in siege mode.

Zerg[edit | edit source]

  • Spawn larva increased from 2 to 3 per cast.
  • Creep now spreads faster.
  • Ravager
    • New Upgrade: Increases the corrosive bile range to 13 from 9.
    • Costs 100/100.
    • Requires a Lair.
  • Overlord
    • Transport upgrade requires a Lair.