Co-op Mission Guide: Malwarfare

Purifer Facility

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Mission Summary

Long ago, this protoss facility was used to convert the personalities of great warriors into AI known as the Purifiers. Researchers tested the process on a Tal'darim prisoner, whose rogue personality began to attack the facility. Now the Purifier guardian Aurana is attempting to regain control.

Objectives

Primary Objective

Secondary Objective

Supression Tower Order

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Protoss
Terran
Zerg

The first camp you will have to take is positioned over your expansion. The expansions for both players are defended by static defense and a few units.

Player 1 Expo
Protoss
Terran
Zerg


Expansion Minimap
Player 2 Expo

Aurana's Transport will move from Terminal to Terminal and she will purify each one. It takes 2:45 to purify the Terminals. Your goal is to defend her transport from attack waves and Supression Towers.

Supression Towers deal 240 damage per volley to Aurana's Transport. That ability has a cooldown of 6 seconds.

However, there are two additional timers involved as well. When players engage a Supression Tower, it stops attacking Aurana for 30 seconds before resuming attacks again. Additionally, if players have not destroyed the tower within three minutes of it spawning, it will attack Aurana's transport every 2 seconds.

The first Terminal is where Aurana starts when you start the mission. No Supression Towers will spawn to attack.

For the second Terminal, one Supression Tower will spawn. The image below shows the potential spawn points of the Supression Tower. The Supression Tower spawn locations are defended very lightly by units and static defense.

Terminal 2 Tower Locations

For the third Terminal, two Supression Towers will spawn. There are two possible patterns for the spawn points of these towers (shown in different colors). Filled areas indicate the first tower spawned, while lines indicate which tower spawns next.

Terminal 3 Tower Locations

For the fourth Terminal, three Supression Towers will spawn. There are two possible patterns for the spawn points of these towers (shown in different colors). Filled areas indicate the first tower spawned, while lines indicate which tower spawns next.

Terminal 4 Tower Locations

For the fifth Terminal, four Supression Towers will spawn. There are two possible patterns for the spawn points of these towers (shown in different colors). Filled areas indicate the first tower spawned, while lines indicate which tower spawns next.

Terminal 5 Tower Locations

Completing the Bonus Objective

The bonus objective requires you to download three AI Personalities each from two beacons on the map. This is the only bonus objective that requires resources to complete. Each AI personality costs 350 Minerals/100 Gas to download. Therefore, you will require 1050 minerals/300 Gas to download all personalities for a single objective. The objective will expire exactly 4 minutes after it starts. Each beacon is defended by a force of enemy units and static defense.

The first beacon is shown below.

beacon1 Picture
Protoss
Terran
Zerg


beacon1 Minimap

The second beacon is shown below.

beacon2 Picture
Protoss
Terran
Zerg


beacon2 Minimap

Note that when the first A.I. Personality download has been initiated, three attack waves will spawn to attack and destroy the objective. Once these are cleared, you only require vision in order to complete the rest of the downloads.

Timings

Note: Information on Tech and Strength levels can be found on the Enemy Compositions page.

There are three different timings that will be listed in this section. These are:

The Supression Tower Spawn Timings are shown below. All times are shown as time left on the clock to completion of the terminal.

Terminal 2:

Tower Time Left
1 1:00

Terminal 3:

Tower Time Left
1 1:55
2 1:20

Terminal 4:

Tower Time Left
1 2:20
2 1:15
3 0:33

Terminal 5:

Tower Time Left
1 2:10
2 1:35
3+4 0:55

The Harass Wave Spawn Timings are shown below. All times are shown as time left on the clock to completion of the terminal.

Terminal 2:

Wave Time Left Tech Level Stength Level
1 2:25 1 1
2 2:00 1 1
3 1:35 1 1
4 1:00 1 2
5 0:20 1 2

Terminal 3:

Wave Time Left Tech Level Stength Level
1 2:30 2 2
2 2:15 2 2
3 1:40 2 2
4 1:20 2 2
5 1:00 2 2
6 0:41 2 2
7 0:20 2 2

Terminal 4:

Wave Time Left Tech Level Stength Level
1 2:25 3 3
2 1:40 5 5
3 1:10* 4 4
4 0:55 4 4
5 0:28** 4 4
6 0:15 4 5

*Only on Blue Pattern (above).

**Only on Yellow Pattern (above)

Terminal 5:

Wave Time Left Tech Level Stength Level
1 2:30 4 4
2 1:55 5 5
3 1:30 5 4
4 0:22 5 4
5 0:50 4 4
6 0:30 5 5

Attack waves work a little differently. The first attack wave will always occur at 3:36.

Howevever, the two subsequent attack waves will occur when the transport reaches a certain point on the map. The minimap below shows the points that trigger the next two attack waves.

Attack Wave Trigger Locations

Strength and Tech Level information of these attack waves is below:

Attack Wave Tech Level Strength Level
1 1 1
2 3 3
3 4 4

Spawn Points

The spawn points for the Harass waves and Attack waves are different. Harass waves are created from a random point in the lock area.

However, attack waves have a fixed number of spawn positions. Attack Waves 1 and 2 have the same possible spawn points. The spawn points for attack waves 1 and 2 are shown below.

Spawn Points for Attack Waves 1 and 2

Attack Wave 3 only has one spawn point. This is shown below.

Spawn Points for Attack Waves 3

Mission Tips

Commander-specific Tips