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Infested missile turrets are missile turrets that have been subject to zerg infestation.


Second Great War[]

During Second Great War, infested missile turrets were nonfunctional, and worked only as spawning grounds for infested terrans and their offshoot breeds. Several were destroyed by Raynor's Raiders on Meinhoff to stem its infestation.[1]

End War[]

Infested missile turrets were also present on Aiur, placed in strategic locations to defend Amon's host body. These were functional and combat capable. They were destroyed by the Daelaam.[2]

After the End War, the zerg overran a Umojan Protectorate research expedition to Jarban Minor, infesting several missile turrets. However, these missile turrets retained their functionality both as detectors and as anti-air static defenses.[3]

Game Structure[]

Co-op Missions[]

Infested missile turrets can be produced by Stukov in Co-op Missions. They have the exact same stats and cost as regular missile turrets, but with the added advantage of being able to uproot and reposition as well as slowly regenerate like other zerg buildings. They do not catch on fire when at low health either. However, they can only be built and root in creep, and take damages if they end up off-creep. They also have the added typing of biological, which makes them take bonus damage from archons. As both mechanical and biological, they can be repaired by any SCV as well as healed by a friendly Queen.

Upgrades and Abilities[]

This unit or structure can detect cloaked, burrowed, duplicated and hallucination enemies.


Salvages this structure, removing it and returning 100% of its mineral and gas value cost. Salvage takes 5 seconds to finish. Warning: once Salvage is triggers, it cannot be canceled.

Hotkey V
Cost 5 seconds
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Root: Roots the structure at a target location (on creep), allowing it to once again produce units, research upgrades, and use abilities.
Uproot: Uproots the structure, allowing it to move about freely. May not produce units, research upgrades, or use abilities until it is rooted.

Hotkey R
Cost 2 (uproot), 4 (root) seconds


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Outbreak (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Legacy of the Void, The Host (in English). 2015-11-10.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Night Terrors (in English). 2016-08-02.