"Might have to call in sick today. Feeling a little touch of something."
Infested gauss rifle
infested terran is a unit in created by an StarCraft II infestor. It is often referred to as the infested marine.
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 terrain'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.
Attack bonus for queens and zerg ground ranged units.
+1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
Wings of Liberty
In the campaign of
, infested terrans are referred to as " StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty infested marines", distinguished from their unarmed infested colonist counterparts.
Heart of the Swarm
The infestor does not have the ability to create infested terrans in the campaign. Instead, these are produced from garrisons infested by
Co-op Missions 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.
Infested Terran Infantry Weapons
Increased the attack damage of infested terran infantry.
(Affected on Broodlings)
Infested Terran Infantry Armor
Increases the armor of Infested terran infantry.
(Affected on Broodlings)
Reach Stukov Level 7.
Infested Marine can now store additional charges and spawn faster. (Stores 10 charges and spawns in 5 seconds.)
Reach Stukov Level 6
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.