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Starcraft 2 Terran Hellion Guide

by: Simon Williams ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

The Starcraft 2 Hellion is the Terran Dune Buggy with a fiery touch. Bright Hub takes a look at these Hot Rods in action.

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    Starcraft 2 Hellion - Introduction

    The Bright Hub ultimate guide to Terran units in Starcraft 2 multiplayer continues with four-wheeled fast assault vehicle, the Hellion.

    Careering across the battlefield, the Terran Hellion makes an excellent hit-and-run raider, burning up light infantry and enemy structures alike with its ferocious flamethrower. In this artcile, we'll take a detailed look at these highly useful and tactically flexible units, with indepth discussion of not only all their stats, weapons, Upgrades and Abilities, but also a set of strategy tips and counters for using and facing the Hellion in Starcraft 2 multiplayer.

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    Starcraft 2 Terran Hellion Vital Statistics

    Starcraft 2 Hellion - Terran Hellions surround Protoss Production and Properties:

    • Minerals:100
    • Gas: 0
    • Supply: 2
    • Build Time: 30 secs
    • Produced By: Factory
    • Requires:-
    • Hotkey: E
    • Max Energy: 0

    Movement and Protection:

    • Speed: 4.25
    • Acceleration: 1,000
    • Hit Points: 90
    • Shields: 0
    • Armor: 0
    • Armor Type: Mechanical, Light


    Infernal Flamethrower

    • Ground Attack
    • Attacks: 1
    • Range: 6
    • Damage: 8
    • Bonuses: +6 vs Light, Splash 5, +10 vs Light with Infernal Pre-Igniter Ability
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    Starcraft 2 Terran Hellion Upgrades and Abilities


    Vehicle Weapons 1-3 (Upgrade for all of the Terran vehicle units)

    • Level 1: (Minerals: 100, Gas: 100, Time: 160 secs)
    • Level 2: (Minerals: 175, Gas: 175, Time: 190 secs)
    • Level 3: (Minerals: 250, Gas: 250, Time: 220 secs)
    • Required: Factory

    Vehicle Plating 1-3 (Upgrade for all of the Terran vehicle units)

    • Level 1: (Minerals: 100, Gas: 100, Time: 160 secs)
    • Level 2: (Minerals: 175, Gas: 175, Time: 190 secs)
    • Level 3: (Minerals: 250, Gas: 250, Time: 220 secs)
    • Required: Factory

    Infernal Pre-Igniter

    • (Minerals: 150, Gas: 150, Time: 110 secs)


    • Infernal Pre-Igniter: This Ability once researched improves the damage dealt by the Hellion's Infernal Flame Cannon to +10 vs Light
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    Starcraft 2 Hellion Strategy, Tips and Tricks

    Starcraft 2 Hellion Strong Against:

    Vulnerable To:

    Terran vs Terran

    Hellions are fantastic units for quick attacks upon concentrations of opposing Zealots, especially at choke points, but remember to leave yourself enough leeway to diappear off into the distance if anything heavier approaches. Marauders' Concussive Shells will eliminate the Hellion's main advantage of speed, so steer well clear, while they can get caught out by Siege Tank artillery barrages or picked off from the air by Banshees.

    Terran vs Protoss

    Use your Hellions in a similar role to Reapers to make smash-and-grab raids on Protoss resources, and stay up close and personal to any range attack units you encounter on the ground to cause maximum damage. Watch out for the classic Protoss tactic of using Sentries with Force Field Abilities to entrap you, while Photon Cannons provide more than adequate protection against Hellion raids on Mineral Fields.

    Terran vs Zerg

    Cut a burning swathe through massed ranks of Zerglings with the Infernal Flamethrower, and try to attack with Hellions in packs to surround enemy units in tight terrain. Hydralisks are fair game when formed closely together, but spread out are more difficult to take on, while Mutalisks are a highly effective counter to the Hellion, able to attack from above with no retaliation available.

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    The Starcraft 2 Terran Hellion is immense fun to use during multiplayer matches, but it does have to be micromanaged quite a bit to ensure that you get the maximum bang for your buck against light infantry forces without straying into the path of something a little too hard to handle. On multiplayer maps with strategic choke points and stretched Mineral lines, the Hellion really comes into its own and can quickly cause mayhem amongst opposition ranks.