The following article contains information about a StarCraft II unit or structure that was canceled.

The Large Queen was a more advanced version of the queen in StarCraft II.[1] It has since been removed.[4]

The Large Queen was produced from a morph of the queen. If the Large Queen died, it could be produced again at the hatchery/lair/hive as a Large Queen.[2]

Game UnitEdit

Queens move slowly except when on the creep due to their Creep Move ability,[2] making "queen-rushing" difficult.[5] Queens are much more powerful in overall combat ability on the creep.[6] Its attack consist of spines launched by the "wings" on its back.


The Large Queen bore the talents of the queen, in addition to new abilities.

Many zerg ground units may burrow, become invisible and may be revealed primarily by detectors, and may not move or attack.

Exceptions include:

  • 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 smartcast.

Hotkey R
Cost 2 seconds to burrow, 1 second to unburrowTime SC2 Game1
Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 71Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair (WoL)
Hatchery (HotS/LotV)
DeepTunnel SC2 Icon1
Deep Tunnel

The queen tunnels deep underground, surfacing at a friendly target zerg building. The queen can effectively "teleport" underground to a friendly base. This ability can be used only while the queen is on the creep.

Cooldown 15[7]Time SC2 Game1
Mutate Larva
Cost 50[10]Time SC2 Game1

Transforms Large Queen into Huge Queen

Cost 100[11] Minerals Terran SC1 100[11] Gas Terran SC1 20[11]Time SC2 Game1
Transfusion SC2 Icon1

The queen instantly restores 75 hit points to target biological unit or structure, plus an additional 50 health over the next 7.14 seconds.

Hotkey T
Cost 50 Energy Terran SC1
Cooldown 1Time SC2 Game1


  • Attack bonus for queens and zerg ground ranged units.
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive


The queen used to spawn numerous types of structures upon the creep. Creep does not belong to any one player, which gave the queen the ability to spawn structures upon "enemy" creep in enemy bases.[5] This ability has since been lost.[6][12]

When the queen created a structure, she was not required on-site like an SCV; rather, she built in much the same way that a probe creates protoss structures.[13]

The queen had base defense duties, including laying eggs that hatched into suicide attackers.[14]

Notes Edit

The large queen has been referred to as a "lair watcher";[15] this is a misnomer.


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  7. 2008-03-12
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  9. Karune. 2008-10-28. StarCraft II Q&A Batch 45. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-10-28.
  10. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2008-06-28. WWI 2008 Media. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2008-06-28.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 StarCraft Legacy
  12. Karune. 2008-07-16. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 41. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-07-16.
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