Destructible rocks, (formerly known as obstruction rocks)[1][2] and also known as destructible debris,[3] are destructible objects that appear in StarCraft II.

Game EffectEdit

Destructible rocks block strategic points on the map, such as ramps and passages, but can also be found on mining sites with golden minerals, where a command center, nexus, or hatchery would be built. In some cases the player needs to destroy it to build a command center, a hatchery or a nexus, near the minerals.

The rocks cannot be repaired, nor do they regenerate hit points.[4]

Heart of the SwarmEdit

In the June 2012 build destructible rocks got a new model.[5][6]

"Collapsible rock tower or rock pillars" were introduced.[5]

Legacy of the VoidEdit

Rocks appear in the mission "Ghosts in the Fog". They must be destroyed to reveal vespene vents.


  1. StarCraft II Zerg Gameplay sAvIoR vs HwaSin
  2. Source: GC 2008 2008-08-21 StarCraft II Gameplay. Accessed 2008-08-29.
  3. Source: Gametrailers - PAX 2008: Terran Gameplay Part 2/3. Accessed 2008-09-12.
  4. Nah, you can't repair Destructible Rocks. Cydra. 2009-01-08. Can you repair destructible rocks? StarCraft II General Discussion Forums. Accessed 2009-01-08.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-06-08. Heart of the Swarm Update - New Videos (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Battle Report (Protoss vs Zerg)). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-06-08.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). 2012.
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