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An infested marine

"Infested marines!? Oh hell Jimmy, I don't care for that notion one bit."

The infested marine is an infested terran armed with a gauss rifle.

Game Unit[]

StarCraft: Ghost[]

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Infested marines appeared in StarCraft: Ghost. In singleplayer, they appeared as enemies for Nova, attacking with gauss rifles.[1]

In multiplayer, infested marines were available as player units. They regenerated health and could explode, but their main weapons were claws and an "infested" gauss rifle which fired poisonous rounds of ammunition[2] which dealt damage over time.[3]

The infested marine cost two points in the Invasion game mode.[4]

StarCraft II[]

Unit profile

Infested marines are units nearly identical to the infested terran. They may be spawned by infested colonist huts at a time cost of 2.[5] They are distinguished as infested marines in-game to distinguish them from their unarmed infested colonist counterparts.[6]

Their portrait is a reward.[7]

The animation for when the unit's timed life ends is the marine blowing its own head off.

Co-op Missions[]

Main article: Infested terran (StarCraft II)#Co-op Missions

Alexei Stukov is able to construct infested marines from his infested barracks.


The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

Infested marines were one of the last models to be updated for StarCraft II. It was juggled around frequently as the design team searched for the correct gameplay role for this unit. The appreciation for the unit was always very high and the development team intended for this unit to return to the game somehow.[8]

Infested marines were produced from infested terran buildings in alpha versions of StarCraft II.[9]

Heroes of the Storm[]

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

An infested marine in Blizzard DotA

Infested marines appeared in early builds of Heroes of the Storm.

One of the alternate skins for Tychus in the game is an infested version of himself.[10]


  1. 2014-18-12, StarCraft: Ghost Demo Build., accessed on 2020-02-16
  2. BlizzCon 2005 StarCraft: Ghost information. Zerg units. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-08.
  3. Bryn Williams. 2005-10-28. StarCraft: Ghost (GCN). Gamespy. Accessed 2008-11-09.
  4. Park, Andrew. 2005-10-28. Starcraft: Ghost Updated Multiplayer Hands-On - Zerg Rush! Gamespot. Accessed 2008-11-09.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Outbreak (in English). 2010-07-27.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 13, 2010
  8. 2010, Starcraft 2: Zerg Infested Marine. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  9. 2008-24-06, Fansite Q & A With Dustin Browder, p5. StarCraft Wire. Accessed on 2008-24-06
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015