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|| 1 (+3)
The heavily armored Arclite Siege Tank is renowned throughout the Confederacy for its devastating firepower
and stalwart emplacement/advance tactics. Originally designed to serve as a “final defense” security cannon,
the versatility of the Goliath Walker showed that mobility was crucial in maintaining an effective military. In its final
form, the Siege Tank is intended to operate as a two-stage vehicle, although the first series of tanks produced were
single-stage vehicles that were later upgraded.
The primary form of the Arclite Siege Tank is extremely effective, but city assaults and base
defense required more firepower than even these machines could effectively provide. The
solution was to provide a secondary, artillerybased mode for the tank. Once transformed into
Siege Mode, the Arclite tank sacrifices mobility to deploy its awesome Shock Cannon.
In StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War, the Siege Tank variant used was called the Arclite. This has been replaced by the new Siege Tank, called the Crucio.