Chrysalises have been used to infest terrans. Most experiments yielded poor results, but one "success" came in the form of the Queen of Blades. She in turn used this method in projects infesting terrans. The process was usually a failure, but it proved to be successful with Ethan Stewart.
There are two known forms of chrysalises:
- Young chrysalis, a drone-portable "power-up."
- The chrysalis is placed in a beacon in the two first missions. In the first mission, if the carrying drone is killed, the chrysalis will simply reappear on the beacon. If the carrying drone is killed on the second mission, the player will have two minutes to retrieve it or will lose the mission.
- Mature chrysalis, a special structure.
- Both versions of the chrysalis shares the cocoon portrait.
Wings of Liberty
The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty which is no longer valid.
+1 Damage for Infantry
Heart of the Swarm
In Heart of the Swarm, chrysalises are formed at the player's main hive cluster when Kerrigan is killed in a mission, and also if Alexei Stukov is killed in the Phantoms of the Void mission. In The Crucible, Kerrigan enters a chrysalis which must be protected from Yagdra's pack and the remnants of Brakk's pack.