"Might have to call in sick today. Feeling a little touch of something."
The Infested Terran
Infested gauss rifle
10 (5 charge cooldown) (Co-op)
5 (5 charge cooldown, at level 6) (Co-op)
6 (With Retinal Augmentation) ( Stukov Co-op)
infested terran is a unit in created by an StarCraft II infestor. It is often referred to as the infested marine. It was removed from Versus in Patch 4.11.
A similarly-themed melee weaker with lower stats, the
infested terran or "infested colonist" appears in campaigns and Co-op Missions.
An infestor uses 25 energy to deploy an
infested swarm egg a short distance away; the infested terran hatches five seconds afterwards. An infestor may deploy as many infested terrans as energy allows.
Infested terrans have short lifespans and move slowly, but have slightly better health and attack power than
marines. Infestors may spawn infested marines while burrowed, enhancing surprise and utility for economy raiding. Infested terrans provide on-demand firepower against ground and air targets.
In Patch 4.0, the infested terran's gauss rifle was made to only target ground units, and they were given the infested rocket ability, doing heavy damage to air from a longer range. Infested marines were also made to benefit from ranged and carapace upgrades.
Infested terrans were removed from Versus mode in Patch 4.11, in favor of the
infestor gaining the Microbial Shroud ability.
Attack bonus for queens and zerg ground ranged units.
+1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
zerg ground units may burrow, becoming invisible and revealed primarily by detectors, and may not move or attack while burrowed.
Roach, which may move while burrowed
Lurker, which may attack while burrowed
Infestor, which may move while burrowed Baneling, which can detonate while burrowed.
Some units can unburrow via
autocast, causing them to emerge and attack when an enemy moves into range.
The ability is not
2 seconds to burrow, 1 second to unburrow
Hatchery ( HotS/ LotV)
In the campaign of
, infested terrans are referred to as " StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty infested marines", distinguished from their unarmed infested colonist counterparts.
The infestor does not have the ability to create infested terrans in the campaign. Instead, these are produced from garrisons infested by
Alexei Stukov is able to construct infested marines from his infested barracks. These marines have a timed life, but deal high damage and are rallied alongside infested colonists with his psi emitter ability. Stukov also gets infested troopers, which are identical to infested marines, but are spawned for free from the infested bunker and have a shorter timed life.
Infested terrans serve as enemies on the
Dead of Night and Miner Evacuation maps, and are spawned during the Outbreak mutator.
Upgrades and Abilities
Reach Stukov Level 7.
Spawn Infested Marine can now store additional charges and spawn faster. (Stores 10 charges and spawns in 5 seconds.)
Reach Stukov Level 6
Infested Terran Infantry Weapons
Increases the attack damage of infested terran infantry.
(Also affect Broodlings)
Infested Terran Infantry Armor
Increases the armor of Infested terran infantry.
(Also affect Broodlings)
Destroy 30 units with
Infested Terrans in a single Unranked or Ranked game.
Short Term Infestment
Spawn 5,000 Infested Marines in Co-op Missions.
The infested marine portrait can be earned with the
Team Zerg 50 achievement.
At the end of their limited duration, the infested terran death animation depicts them committing suicide with their gauss rifle.