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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.


This unit may detect cloaked and burrowed enemies.


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

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Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
Antennae SC1 Upgrd1
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Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1
PneumaCarapace Icon SC1
Pneumatized Carapace
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Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1
VentraSacs Icon SC1
Ventral Sacs

Allows overlords to transport units.

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Hotkey V
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1


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


  • 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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