Blizzcon 2008: The Molecular Disrupter
Blizzcon attendees had the opportunity to play the Starcraft II demo. The Molecular Disrupter from the Nullifier is a new ability that caused some players curiousity. Karune shares some details about its concept and proper use in the battlefield; and some important info such as how much damage it does and its energy cost.
Karune: The Molecular Disrupter is a new ability we are testing out on the Nullifier, in which the unit fires a psionic projectile which bounces between units of the same type, doing 10 damage with each hit, up to a maximum of 10 bounces. Thus, if you were to use this ability on 2 Marines (with 40 hit points each, not upgraded), both Marines would die easily. If there were 3 Marines, it would kill 1 Marine and leave the last two at 10 hp each. Currently, the ability costs 125 energy.
Stats are of course all subject to balance.
The Seismic Thumper is no longer in the multiplayer game, but was originally dropped on the battlefield, which slows all units within it’s radius by 50% (including friendlies). The only way to stop it was to destroy the Seismic Thumper itself.
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