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The drone is the zerg worker unit in StarCraft.


Drones mutate into the buildings they construct. The only way to stop a building from completing is to destroy it or to cancel it; in the latter event the drone is recovered and may be used for some other purpose. Once the building is complete the drone is unrecoverable.

Drones benefit from burrow. Unless the enemy brings detectors burrowing can minimize the damage caused by a raid on harvesting operations. Once the enemy is repelled harvesting may immediately resume without requiring the replacement of all workers.


Purchased from Evolution chamber
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Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive


The drone morphs into structures and harvests minerals and vespene gas.

Many zerg ground units may burrow, rendering themselves invisible but incapable of moving or attacking.

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Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
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Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1


During development, drones had an "infest command center" ability.[1]

It is voiced by Allen Adham.


A StarCraft II "Classic" skin modeled after the StarCraft drone is available for those who purchased the physical or virtual ticket for BlizzCon 2018. It was later made available for purchase.



  1. Hidden Pics, Angelfire. Accessed on 2018-06-06
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