Co-op Mission Guide: Temple of the Past

Shakuras

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Mission Summary

The xel'naga temple on Shakuras is under assault. Build your defenses and hold out against the enemy's siege.

Objectives

Primary Objective

Secondary Objective

Enemy Base Analysis

Change all base analysis pictures to race:

Protoss
Terran
Zerg

You are not required to push into enemy bases on this mission. However, it is highly recommend you do so for the following reasons:

There are three bases to clear, one for each of the ramps leading to the temple. These are shown below. Note: These are the starting configurations of the enemy bases. As time progresses in the mission, more static defense will be made. It is best to clear them as quickly as possible.

Middle Base:

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Protoss
Terran
Zerg


basemidlong Minimap

Top Base:

basetop Picture
Protoss
Terran
Zerg


basetop Minimap

Bottom Base:

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Protoss
Terran
Zerg


basebottomlong Minimap

If you like, you can also clear the base from which the drops come from. However, there is no advantage to doing so, and you will require to fly units over, or warp/teleport them in at that location.

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Protoss
Terran
Zerg


basedroplong Minimap

Completing the Bonus Objective

Zenith Stone Zenith Stone Zenith Stone

The bonus objective requires you to destroy the three Zenith Stones on the map. Each Zenith Stone is located off each path leading to the temple. The locations are shown below:

Minimap of Zenith Stone locations

The Zenith Stones are present from the start of the game. They will be revealed to the player either when the player gets within 15 range of any of the stones or when 9 minutes have elapsed. There is not time limit to destroy the stones. The stones are guarded by a very small force. Additionally, they will cast Psionic Storms in random areas around them when their HP drops to below 50%.

Timings

Note: Information on Tech and Strength levels can be found on the Enemy Compositions page. If Strength and Tech levels differ between attack waves occuring at the same time, they will be separated with commas respectively.

There are two patterns on this mission. The patterns are shown below. Attack directions show you to direction the attack wave moves in.

Pattern A: This will come with an attack warning at 3:15

Time Tech Level Strength Level Direction Notes
3:00 1 1 -
4:00 2 2 -
6:00 2 2 -
6:45 1 2 -
7:30 2 2 -
8:15 2 2 Thrasher + Attack Wave
9:00 3 3 ↘↖ -
10:00 4,2 3,3 ↘↖ -
11:00 4,4 4,3 ↘↖ -
12:00 3 4 -
12:30 4 4 -
13:15 5 4 -
13:45 - - Thrasher Only
15:00 3 3 Air Drop
15:20 4 4 Air Drop
16:10 2 2 Drop Pod/Warp-in
16:40 3 3 Drop Pod/Warp-in
16:55 - - Thrasher Only
18:00 5 5 -
18:15 3 5 -
19:15 4 4 Air Drop
20:00 5 5 -
20:15 3 3 ? Double Drop Pod/Warp-in
20:45 2,4 3,3 ? Double Drop Pod/Warp-in
21:15 3 3 ? Double Drop Pod/Warp-in
21:30 2 3 ? Double Drop Pod/Warp-in
22:00 6 5 -
22:30 4,6 5,5 ↘↖ Double Thrasher + Attack Wave
23:30 5 5 -
23:40 3 5 -
24:40 5,6,7 5,5,7 ↘↖↗ -

Pattern B: This will come with an attack warning at 3:00

Time Tech Level Strength Level Direction Notes
3:00 1 1 -
4:10 2 2 -
6:00 2 2 -
6:45 1 1 -
7:30 2 3 -
8:15 - - Thrasher Only
9:00 3 3 ↘ or ↖ -
10:00 4,2 3,3 ↘↖ -
11:00 4 4 ↖ or ↘ Two 4/4 Attack Waves together
12:00 3 4 -
12:30 4 4 -
13:35 5 4 -
13:45 - - Thrasher Only
15:00 2 2 Drop Pod/Warp-in
15:30 3 3 Drop Pod/Warp-in
15:45 - - Thrasher Only
16:35 3 3 Air Drop
16:55 4 4 Air Drop
18:00 5 5 ↘ or ↗ -
18:15 3 5 ↖ or ↗ -
19:15 4 4 Air Drop
20:00 4 5 Thrasher + Attack Wave
20:20 3 3 Air Drop
20:40 2 3 Air Drop
22:30 4,6 5,5 ↘↖ Double Thrasher + Attack Wave
23:30 5 5 -
23:40 3 5 -
24:40 5,6,7 5,5,7 ↘↖↗ -

Additionally, some attack waves will also have Hybrids in them. These attack waves, and the number of Hybrids in them is shown below:

Wave Minor Hybrid Major Hybrid
1 0 0
2 2 0
3 3 0
4 3 0
5 3 Nemesis
6 6* 2*
7 3** 1**
8 7*** 2***

*Each wave contains 3/1, with an additional 1 Hybrid Nemesis.

** Only on Pattern B, and spawns with an additional 2 Hybrid Nemesis.

*** Hybrids count includes all attack waves. Also spawns an additional 4 Hybrid Nemesis.

The types of these Hybrids will depend on the enemy race as well as the pattern, as follows:

Pattern A Pattern B
Race Minor Hybrid Major Hybrid Race Minor Hybrid Major Hybrid
Protoss Hybrid Reaver Hybrid Behemoth Protoss Hybrid Nemesis Hybrid Dominator
Terran (50%) Hybrid Destroyer Hybrid Behemoth Terran (50%) Hybrid Nemesis Hybrid Behemoth
Terran (50%) Hybrid Reaver Hybrid Dominator Terran (50%) Hybrid Nemesis Hybrid Dominator
Zerg Hybrid Destroyer Hybrid Dominator Zerg Hybrid Nemesis Hybrid Behemoth

Spawn Points

There are two types of spawn points of interest in this mission:

Top Attack Wave Spawn Point:

Top Attack Wave Spawn Point

Middle Attack Wave Spawn Point:

Middle Attack Wave Spawn Point

Bottom Attack Wave Spawn Point:

Bottom Attack Wave Spawn Point

Drop Attack Wave Spawn Point:

Drop Attack Wave Spawn Point

The locations for Drop Attacks and Warp-ins are shown below:

Drop Pod/Warp-in Locations

Mission Tips

Commander-specific Tips