This StarCraft 2 unit guide will cover the Terran Goliath unit. The Goliath makes a return in StarCraft 2, as a campaign only unit for Wings of Liberty. Originally introduced in Brood War the Goliath is a dual purpose walker, capable of firing upon both ground and air units. While the Autocannon it wields is capable of firing on ground targets, it is the anti air Hellfire Missiles that the Goliath possesses that makes it truly shine. The Goliath fires a pair of these at a time and does double damage against armored flyers like the Battlecruiser.
The Goliath is unlocked in the StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign mission Welcome to the Jungle.
The Goliath is considered highly effective against flying units such as the Mutalisk, Void Ray, Scout and Battlecruiser thanks to its anti air missiles, capable of extreme ranges with an armory upgrade. The Goliath is unfortunately weak against ground targets in general, but more so from attackers like Zealots or Zerglings that attack close range en masse, and units like the Marauder that do extra damage against armored ground units.
StarCraft 2 Terran Goliath Stats
Build Cost: 100 Minerals, 50 Gas
Build Time: 40 Seconds
Supply Cost: 3
Produced by: Factory (Hotkey G)
Requires Tech Lab
Movement Speed: 2.69
Transport Size: 2
Sight Range: 9
Hit points: 150
Base Armor: 1
Unit Type: Mechanical Ground
Armor Type: Armored
Base Damage: 8 x 2 (+8 x 2 Against Armored)
Attackable Targets: Air
Base Damage: 18
Attackable Targets: Ground
Target Priority: 20
Kill Score: 400
Production Score: 200
StarCraft 2 Terran Goliath Upgrades
Vehicle Weapons: Researched by the Armory (hotkey E) and coming in three tiers, each level of Vehicle Weapons gives +2 damage to the Goliath’s Autocannon and +2 to each of the Hellfire Missiles (+4 total per level). Tier 1 – 100 minerals, 100 gas, 160 seconds. Tier 2 – 175 minerals, 175 gas, 190 seconds. Tier 3 – 250 minerals, 250 gas and 220 seconds.
Vehicle Armor: Researched by the Armory (hotkey V) and coming in three tiers, each level of Vehicle Armor gives +1 base armor to the Goliath. Tier 1 – 100 minerals, 100 gas, 160 seconds. Tier 2 – 175 minerals, 175 gas, 190 seconds. Tier 3 – 250 minerals, 250 gas and 220 seconds.
Multi-Lock Weapons System: Unlocked for $50,000 from the Hyperion armory, Multi-Lock Weapons System allows the Goliath to fire both weapons simultaneously targeting 2 different units at the same time. This upgrade really gives the Goliath a great dps output bonus when fighting mixed armies. Since Colossi can be hit by both air and ground weapons, this doubles the damage the Goliath can deal to the Colossus, making them an amazingly surprising foil to the massive walker.
Ares-Class Targeting System: Unlocked for $80,000 from the Hyperion armory, Ares-Class Targeting System gives goliaths +3 range to their Hellfire missiles (9 total) and +1 range to the Autocannon (7 total)
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