Regarding the Terran Raven unit, and its Point Defence Drone (PDD), what unit attacks will be intercepted by the PDD?

I haven't been able to find a complete list.

  • Can you please devise a more relevant title? Commented May 15, 2013 at 11:34

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Taken from the Starcraft Wikia:

The drone intercepts missiles and projectiles fired by certain enemy units and buildings. According to the in-game description of the point-defense laser it is effective against marauders, vikings, banshees, battlecruisers, thors, missile turrets, stalkers, phoenixes, photon cannons, queens, mutalisks, corruptors, hydralisks, and spore crawlers.

Its defensive abilities use up 10 energy per shot. Units like vikings and phoenixes that attack twice or more per cycle will drain 10 energy for each of its individual attacks (i.e. 1 viking attack consists of 2 missiles. 20 energy would be consumed to intercept both missiles).

  • Nice clear and clean answer +1 from me Commented May 15, 2013 at 12:54
  • It doesn't work on Hydralisk melee attack, I think.
    – Nick
    Commented May 15, 2013 at 14:41
  • It doesn't work on any melee attacks... Commented May 15, 2013 at 15:20
  • lol he said hydralisk and melee attack in the same sentence...
    – Nick122
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 0:44
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    Hydralisk has a melee animation which is different than its missile animation, so I can understand why one would say that. But don't be deceived; the projectile properties still remain (including for example upgrades and PDD)
    – tenfour
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 14:40

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