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The devourer returns in Co-op Missions in StarCraft II. They are exclusive to Abathur and Amon's Forces.

Upgrades and Abilities[edit | edit source]

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Corrosive Acid

Launches acid at all enemies in attack area, reducing armor by 3 and attack speed by 12.5%. Stacks up to three times. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey D
Duration 15 seconds
Cooldown 45 seconds
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Biomass Gatherer

Devourers gain +3% hit points, +1% attack speed and +1% Biotic Leech per stack of Biomass. Can stack up to 100 Biomass.
Passive: Heal 1% hit points per Biomass.

Essence Hoarder: Devourers can collect an additional 25 Biomass (summary 125).

The Limitless: Devourers can collect an additional 100 Biomass (summary 200), but gain +1.5% hit points, +0.5% attack speed and +0.5% Biotic Leech per stack.

Usage
Range 4
Notes

The amount of collected biomass vary, based on difficulty and the amount of supply consumed by the killed enemy unit:
Collect 5 biomass per supply (Casual and Normal)
Collect 4 biomass per supply (Hard)
Collect 2.5 biomass per supply (Brutal)

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Basic: Initially available.
Biotic Leech: Reach Abathur level 15.
Acquisition
Basic
Effect Hit Points: +7.5 per Biomass. Up to a maximum 1000

Attack Speed: +1% per Biomass. Up to a maximum 1

Biotic Leech: +1% per Biomass. Up to a maximum 100%
With Essence Hoarder
Effect Hit Points: +7.5 per Biomass. Up to a maximum 1187.5

Attack Speed: +1% per Biomass. Up to a maximum 0.89

Biotic Leech: +1% per Biomass. Up to a maximum 125%
With The Limitless
Effect Hit Points: +3.75 per Biomass. Up to a maximum 1000

Attack Speed: +0.5% per Biomass. Up to a maximum 1

Biotic Leech: +0.5% per Biomass. Up to a maximum 100%
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Evolve to Leviathan

The Devourer evolves into a Leviathan. Can be set to autocast.

Essence Hoarder: Evolve to Leviathan is unavailable.

The Limitless: Evolve to Leviathan is no longer limited to 3, but requires 200 stacks of Biomass for evolution.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur Level 2.
Acquisition
Basic
Cost 5seconds
Required Collect 100 Biomass
Cannot have more than 3 at the same time.
With The Limitless
Cost 5seconds
Required Collect 200 Biomass
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Biomass Recovery

When killed, your units have a 50% chance to drop all their Biomass.

Essence Hoarder: Increases the Biomass Recovery chance from 50% to 100%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur level 7.
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Corrosive Spray

Devourer attacks deal splash damage.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur Level 11
Acquisition
Purchased from Spire/Greater spire
Hotkey D
Cost 200 Minerals
200 Vespene gas

90seconds

Mastery: -1.8seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 36seconds
Required Greater spire
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Zerg Flyer Attacks

Increases the attack damage of zerg air units

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Spire/Greater spire
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals

100 Vespene gas
160seconds

Mastery: -3.2seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 64seconds
Effect Damage: 22 (+11 vs Armored)
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals

175 Vespene gas
190seconds

Mastery: -3.8seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 76seconds
Required Lair/Hive
Effect Damage: 24 (+12 vs Armored)
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals

250 Vespene gas
220seconds

Mastery: -4.4seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 88seconds
Required Hive
Effect Damage: 26 (+13 vs Armored)
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Zerg Flyer Carapace

Increases the armor of zerg air units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Spire/Greater spire
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals

100 Vespene gas
160seconds

Mastery: -3.2seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 64seconds
Effect Armor: 3
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals

175 Vespene gas
190seconds

Mastery: -3.8seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 76seconds
Required Lair/Hive
Effect Armor: 4
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals

250 Vespene gas
220seconds

Mastery: -4.4seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 88seconds
Required Hive
Effect Armor: 5
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Development[edit | edit source]

The devourer's model exists in the Galaxy Map Editor for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.[1] It remains an air-to-air unit, but would mutate directly from a larva instead of the mutalisk. It has the same corrosive acid effect as in the original game, splashing targets with acid spores that reduce the armor of units by 1 and their attack speed by 0.1 for each spore. The effect can stack up to 20 times. The devourer has three upgrades associated with it that are tentatively tied to the evolution pit:

  • Gaping Maw: Devourer's attack speed increases by 25%.
  • Improved Osmosis: Acid spore debuff lasts twice as long.
  • Prescient Spores: Devourer can attack ground units.

Devourers can be seen in glass tanks in the Umojan research facility in "Back in the Saddle."

Dustin Browder has said that it was not "cool" enough for him, and on the other hand there was little use for air-to-air units in the campaign.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  2. 2011-05-31, May 2011 HoTS Fansite Interview. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2011-05-31
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