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Can Terran Medivacs heal allied units? Can they heal Zerg units or Protoss units aside from themselves?

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Why the down votes? This is a reasonable question. Easy to figure out, but still a good question. –  ayckoster Jul 24 '12 at 17:01
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@ayckoster It is easy to figure out and self-answered. That is just noise on the site since I doubt this is a real problem the user faced. –  Resorath Jul 24 '12 at 17:35
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@Resorath This information isn't prominently featured on the wiki sites, so it's actually nice to have it asked and answered concisely on Arqade. Although the answer may seem obvious to many experienced BW and SC2 players, it's actually not explained to new players and not trivial to test. Nevertheless, I expect high quality answers because it's a straightforward question. For example, not just "Yes, I've always done this," but "Here's a couple screenshots or a video of a medivac healing various allied units of a different race." –  Atav32 Jul 25 '12 at 5:53

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Terran Medivacs can heal any allied biological units. The restrictions to Medivac's Heal ability are:

  • Must be Biological.
  • Must not be a structure. (Queen's transfuse skips this restriction)
  • Must not be an enemy unit. (You can get around this with Neural Parasite)

Starcraft 2 Help Biological

Additionally you can repair allied mechanical units(/structures) with SCV's or mules. I.E. Collosi, Carriers, Stalkers etc. (Protoss structures are not mechanical :( )

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As a matter of fact, there's an achievement for healing 300 hp of allied units in a league game. (Neighborly Help) –  Troyen Jul 25 '12 at 5:13
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Neural parasite enemy unit, then your own team's medivacs heal it up... talk about a plan backfiring –  tenfour Jul 25 '12 at 7:56

Yes, Terran Medivacs can heal all types of biological units. This includes all Zerg Units and Zealots from the Protoss army.

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Haha why are you answering your own question 1 minute after you asked it :P –  Ben Lefebvre Jul 24 '12 at 14:08
    
@BenLefebvre Good question. Normally it's acceptable form to answer a question you had yourself after some independent research if no one else figured it out before you did, but that isn't what looks like occurred here. –  Rilgon Arcsinh Jul 24 '12 at 14:13
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You are allowed to answer your own question (Q&A style), in fact there is even a checkbox below the question form if you want to do it. It's for when you found out something awesome and want to document it here. However, this question seems like a pretty simple one. Not sure if it was necessary to document it. (If you didn't know the answer and were honestly asking, that would be different.) –  jdm Jul 24 '12 at 14:30
    
Can you cite a source, or better yet, post screenshots, or better yet, post a video? –  Atav32 Jul 24 '12 at 14:34
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Queens can heal zerg buildings as they are bio, can medivacs heal Zerg buildings too? I've never seen it happen, but haven't tried either. Thinking that a medivac/spine crawler wall might be pretty hard to break! –  Nick Jul 24 '12 at 14:43

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