The Beginners Guide to Starcraft 2: Protoss Immortal
by: Simon Williams
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 4/17/2012
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Clad in bulky armor and heavily shielded, the Starcraft 2 Immortal is one of the mightiest Protoss ground units. Bright Hub examines how beginners can deploy these ancient armored warriors in SC2 multiplayer.
The last remaining members of an elite Protoss fighting unit, their mangled remains bonded into hydraulic exo-armor, the Starcraft 2 Immortals are the ultimate embodiment of the Protoss combination of biology and high technology. As with all SC2 multiplayer units, the Immortal is carefully balanced, with great strengths but also weaknesses to exploit. In this article, we'll take a look at the vital stats, weaponry and abilities of the Starcraft 2 Protoss Immortal, as well as analyse how beginners can put them to best use against opponents from all three SC2 races.
Protoss Immortals are a very useful unit when facing late-game Protoss units such as the Colossus, due to their bonus damage against armored enemies and Hardened Shield ability. Be careful when deploying them against large squads of Zealot infantry or aerial forces such as Phoenixes, as the slow Immortal can quickly be overrun. Void Rays also tend to wreak havoc against Immortals.
Protoss vs Terran
Use your Immortals to deal with heavy units such as Siege Tanks and Thors, but again watch out for your vulnerability to aerial attack from Banshees or being swarmed by Marines. The Terran Ghost's EMP rounds will strip an Immortal of its chief advantage, its Hardened Shields.
Protoss vs Zerg
Similar strategy concerns should be kept in mind against any Zerg opponent. While an Immortal will deal out heavy blows to Roaches and Ultralisks, they are vulnerable to being Zergling rushed, and the Mind Control ability of the Infestor.
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The Protoss Immortal is a prime example of the careful balancing that has gone into Starcraft 2 multiplayer. These bulky armored figures are vital for dealing with enemy heavy units and ranged and artillery units, while still being vulnerable to the most basic ground troop units in SC2. Used wisely and they can carve a huge gap open in your opponent's defences, especially if they have gone overboard on producing heavy armored units in the late-game, but left without support, especially against aerial foes, and the Immortal can be brutally exposed.