This StarCraft 2 unit guide will cover the Terran Factory production building. The Factory is the center for vehicle production for the Terran player in StarCraft 2 retaining its role from the original game. The Factory no longer connects to a machine shop however, now connecting to the interchangeable Reactors and Tech Labs, or in the StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign, Tech Reactors. The Factory is one of a handful of buildings that has the ability to lift off and relocate at a moment’s notice. This process is slow however, and the building can be vulnerable to enemy AA that may move to intercept.
The Terran Factory is first used in the StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign mission ‘Outbreak’ during my own play-troughs but may unlock in a different mission that introduces a vehicle, depending on mission order.
StarCraft 2 Terran Factory Production
Hellion: (melee and campaign) Light fast vehicle with an anti-infantry flamethrower. Great harassment unit.
Vulture: (campaign only) Fast attack unit with grenade launcher and spider mines.
Goliath: (campaign only) Excellent long range anti-air mech with secondary ground attack.
Predator: (campaign only) Anti-infantry melee vehicle with an area of effect shockwave.
Diamondback: (campaign only) Anti-armored tank with beam lasers that can fire while moving.
Siege Tank: (melee and campaign) Tank capable of deploying into long range area of effect siege cannon.
Thor: (melee and campaign) End game massive mech capable of laying waste to bases and soaking up lots of damage.
StarCraft 2 Terran Factory Stats
Build Cost: 150 Minerals, 100 Gas
Build Time: 60 Seconds
Constructed by: SCV (Hotkey V, F)
Unlocks: Armory, Starport
Sight Range: 9
Hit points: 1250
Base Armor: 1
Unit Type: Building
Armor Type: Armored
Ability – Lift Off: Allows the Factory to fly away and reposition somewhere else. (Hotkey L) Any Reactors or Tech Labs are left behind
Kill Score: 600
Production Score: 200
Target Priority: 11
StarCraft 2 Terran Factory Upgrades
Building Armor (melee only): Researched by the Engineering Bay (Hotkey B) this upgrade gives +2 armor to all Terran buildings, including the Factory. Costs 150 minerals, 150 gas and 140 seconds.
Fire Suppression System (Campaign Only): Costs $90,000 to benefit all structures by causing all fires to automatically be put out while buildings automatically repair themselves to 50%.
Click here to see a continually updated mission order and tech tree guide that shows what I have done so far, to explain how I have unlocked certain tech and units.