Reaping the Benefits
Season 2, Episode 3
Air date May 10, 2013
Episode guide
Got 99 Probelems
Core Values
Reaping the Benefits is the third episode in the second season of StarCrafts. It is the twenty-eighth episode overall.

Plot Edit

Two reapers launch with their jetpacks, passing the Xel'naga tower. They part their ways as one zooms toward the zerg base while another to the protoss base. A reaper stops by the cliff and jumps higher to enter the zerg hive cluster. He guns a working drone and hurts him until his ammunition runs out. After he finishes his reloading of ammo, the drone has left. He is suddenly pulled by spine crawler, so he prepares a grenade, G-4 cluster bomb, but it goes dud as he does the fire in the hole. The spine crawler mauls him, and he escapes back to the lower steep, meeting the queen who turns into fury mode horrendously, shooting acid spines at him.

Badly hurt, he makes his shelter from her attack, removing the spines and putting himself a band aid. He does the retaliation but is stampeded by a pack of zerglings.

Epilogue Edit

The second reaper intrudes the protoss base, but is obviated by sentry's force field and knocked towards lava.

Characters Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The episode's title card number has a different font.
  • Xel'naga makes a short return since its appearance in "The Bane."
  • The reason why the reaper's grenade fails to ignite is the nerfing of reapers' armament in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm since they were unfavorably powerful in Wings of Liberty
  • Mineral Overlord can be seen at the background where the reaper stops by hatchery before being grabbed by spine crawler.
  • The reaper's gun failing to shoot the drone down is because of game's rule saying that it is inadvisable to use a group of reapers against zerg.
  • The reaper does not leap over force field as shown in the episode, due to game's logic preceding it.
  • Before the end of the video, there is a small scene of Bob the Ragelot on the satellite dish finally entering the mainland.
    • The metallic dish would've burnt Bob due to lava's intense heat during three episodes.

In-game Refrences Edit

  • Players that dive head first into battle with Reapers sometimes forgets to watch and see how protected the base is before sending one or two Reapers.
  • A reaper using a band-aid on himself after he is injured is a reference of the reaper's ability to self-heal.

Video Edit

StarCrafts Season 2 Episode 3 Reaping the Benefits

StarCrafts Season 2 Episode 3 Reaping the Benefits

StarCrafts Episode list
Season 1 ProbelemSupply BlockMicro MarineZerg BMChoked UpA Hellion of a HarassRoach ApproachRoach PoachScouting FactorOnslaughtHalloween Special 2012Shes the BombSpore LoserThe BWC 2012Attention SeekerShadow of a ColossusNASL 4 Grand FinalsMarine TrainingThe True Meaning of StarCraftEpic Mule TimeThe BanePhoenix DownI SpyUneggspectedThree For AllHeart of the Swarm Opening
Season 2 Season 2 Episode 0GL HFGot 99 ProbelemsReaping the BenefitsCore ValuesMine for the TakingSpawning Pool PartyPest ControlHellraiserFog of WarUndermine the OvermindNuclearedPower OverwhelmingMutalatedThunder and LightningDeathBallUnstoppableA Swarm WelcomeUnaVOIDableWin of the CenturyTrust the Nidas TouchThat So RavenHalloween Special 2013It's Nerfing TimeCrude BroodOracle OraKILLThe Twelve Days of StarCraftsBurning TideValentine's Day Special
Season 3 Season 3 Episode 0Not Enough MineralsCheeselingBase to BaseProxologistHatch MatchA Miner Probelem (alternate)You FiredNexus HoldemTvTZvZPvPAll for OneBustedCarrier CareerHalloween Special 2014NimbusA StarCrafts CarolDoomDropBeat by CreepTeam WorkArchon ModeGroup HugOverlord OverloadProtoss PartyAlliance
Season 4 Season 4 Episode 0BroodWar in a NutshellBroodWar Ep 2 (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) • WCS Season 3 FinalsHotS & WoL in a NutshellLegacy of the Void OpeningKerrigan & Karax
Season 5 Season 5 Episode 0Game of DronesReaping RewardsAdeptationNova Covert OopsSplashRavager RavengerFreedom FightersSpineless DefenceAbathur & VorazunJimmity & AlarakStarCrafts Mod OpeningHalloween Special 2016CyclOWNEDColossal MistakeNova & StukovHome AloneNation Wars 2017 Grand FinalsArchOnslaughtThe Magic BoxInChargeMineral Line UpLurking AboutOrders are OrdersExecutive DecisionsThe DuelFenix & ZagaraDehaka & SwannThe Fall
Season 6 Season 6 Episode 0The New TerranThe New ZergThe New ProtossBuild OrdersDeep FeelingsMira & ArtanisDeep ImpactNation Wars 2018StarCraft 20th AnniversaryEvolution CompleteHellfireLabotossDo You Even Lift?"Care Again" ft. Kyle OkalyAn Arm and a LegSpineless CowardA Worm WelcomeTychus & SwannDeep Trouble