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In StarCraft II, guardians appear in Legacy of the Void in several missions and in Co-op Missions.

Primal guardians appear as a strain of primal zerg in Heart of the Swarm.[1]

The guardian is virtually identical to its StarCraft counterpart, a slow-moving but long range aerial siege flyer. It appears as one of the zerg breeds in the Amon Brood in the Legacy of the Void campaign and as a feral zerg breed in Nova Covert Ops.

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Guardians are exclusive to Abathur in Co-op Missions. Abathur unlocks upgrades for them at the spire and greater spire once he reaches Level 11. Guardians are used by Amon's forces in some missions.

Dehaka has the ability to evolve primal guardians from primal roaches at Level 6.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Prolonged Dispersion

Increases the range of guardian attacks by 3.

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

120seconds

Mastery: -2.4seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 48seconds
Required Greater spire
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Biomass Gatherer

Guardians 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: Guardians can collect an additional 25 Biomass (summary 125).

The Limitless: Guardians 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: +4.5 per Biomass. Up to a maximum 600

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: +4.5 per Biomass. Up to a maximum 712.5

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: +2.25 per Biomass. Up to a maximum 600

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 Guardian 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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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: 33
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: 36
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: 39
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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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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
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