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The overlord is a versatile zerg flyer that provides control, detection and air transportation once upgraded. It is slower than other transport units even with Pneumatized Carapace. As they provide supply, overlords are also vulnerable targets to hit-and-run air units such as wraiths, corsairs, mutalisks and scouts.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

This unit may detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

+1 bonus to armor per level for overlords, mutalisks, guardians, devourers, scourge and queen.

Purchased from
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 266seconds
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals 225 Vespene gas 298seconds
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals 300 Vespene gas 330seconds
Required Hive
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  • Increases overlord sight range to 11.
Purchased from Lair OR Hive
Hotkey A
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 133seconds
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Pneumatized Carapace
Purchased from
Hotkey P
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 133seconds
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Ventral Sacs

Allows overlords to transport units.

Hotkey V
Purchased from Lair/Hive
Hotkey V
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 160seconds

Development[edit | edit source]

During StarCraft alpha development, overlords had an attack value of 4.[1]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The sound effects of the overlord were made by combining the voice of Jason Hayes with the sounds made by a horse.[2]

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