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

The morphalisk[4] was a variant zerg larva created from larvae by the queen.[3]

The morphalisk resembles a regular larva, but larger.[3]

The queen lost the ability to create morphalisks and can instead spawn extra larvae as of February 2009.[5] Blizzard considered it, with timed life, to be "tedious".[6]

Elements of its unit profile were lifted to the brood lord.[7] The model bears similarities to the larval queen.


Game UnitEdit

The morphalisk could be moved by the player and could survive away from creep.[3] It had normal move speed, and it was slow off the creep.[8]

Creation MechanicEdit

The queen could target a hatchery or other larva creation structure, instantly spawning three mutant larvae from it.[9]


  • Creep Move
    • Morphalisks moved slowly off the creep and fairly quickly on the creep.[8]
  • Morph
    • When a morphalisk morphed into a new unit, there was a production time discount.[10] Morphalisks couldn't morph into drones.[8]


  1. GearvOsh. 2008-10-14. Community Q&A [Batch 2]. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2008-10-16.
  2. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2008-06-28. WWI 2008 Media. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2008-06-28.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Freelancer. 2008-06-28. FIRST WWI StarCraft 2 Sneak Peak. StarCraft Wire. Accessed 2008-06-28.
  4. Craftmatic2, you bring up a good point. This is also why the Queen will be able to create Morphalisks(name still changing), larvae that will be able to exist independent of the Hatchery and be able to be morphed into units very fast. Karune. 2008-07-16. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 41. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-07-16.
  5. Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 2). StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  6. Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 3). StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  7. 2010, Starcraft 2: Zerg Broodlord. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-04. StarCraft: Legacy Internal Q&A. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-06-17.
  9. GearvOsh. 2008-10-14. Community Q&A [Batch 1]. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2008-10-14.
  10. Karune. 2008-10-28. StarCraft II Q&A Batch 45. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-10-28.
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