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The hunterling is an alternate version of the brutalisk. One was sighted on Meinhoff during its infestation in the Second Great War.[1]

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This article or section contains information derived from Co-op Missions, and should not be considered part of the official StarCraft storyline.

During the End War, hunterlings appeared on a fringe Terran Dominion colony, and allied commanders were called in to destroy them.[2]

Game Unit[]

Left 2 Die[]

The hunterling appears in the multiplayer map "Left 2 Die." It is a very agile unit, in stark contrast to the brutalisk, and its considerably smaller than it. It is able to jump up cliffs in a similar manner to a reaper. Also, it can use its leap attack to quickly close the distance with a target. If the leap attack is targeted on a specific unit, the hunterling will jump on the unit's back, incapacitating it entirely and allowing the hunterling to attack with its claws unhindered. This ability makes the hunterling especially dangerous against lone targets.

Unlike the brutalisk, the hunterling is unable to attack or spew acid at air targets. Instead, thanks to its jumping ability, the zerg hunterling is a very powerful unit capable of sneaky assaults against ground units.

Co-op Missions[]

A hunterling fighting Karax's forces during End War

Hunterlings appear as special infested on the "Dead of Night" mission in Co-op Missions. They are fast, agile killers that can jump over cliffs and dive into mineral lines. They have a high attack speed, and their leap stuns their target.[2]


As Left 2 Die is based on Left 4 Dead, so similarly is the hunterling likely based on the Hunter.


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Left 2 Die (in English). 2011-04-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017-03-01. Preview: Dead of Night. Youtube. Accessed 2017-03-01.