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Primal drones are a breed of primal zerg that gather minerals and help summon larger primal zerg creatures. They are among the lowest of a pack of primal zerg, and exist in a tenuous position, as the strongest members of a pack will often feed upon them if they require additional nourishment.[1]

During the End War, Dehaka deployed primal drones alongside his pack to help fight Amon's Forces.

Game Unit[]

A primal drone skin is available in multiplayer for those that purchase the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest.[1]

Primal drones are the worker units for Dehaka in Co-op Missions. Unlike normal drones, the primal ones doesn't morph structures, instead sacrificing themselves as a lure to summon primal zerg buildings. They can't morph into extractors, because only the primal hives are able to spawn these buildings directly. Also Dehaka can devour these workers while respawning in Dehaka's den to reduce his revive time.[2]

Upgrades and Abilities[]


Buries the unit underground. Burrowed unit are unable to move or attack, but they cannot be seen without detection.

Hotkey R
Cost 2 (burrow)seconds
1 (unburrow) seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
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Primal Carapace

Increases the armor of all primal zerg units.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Purchased from Primal hive
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Damage: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Damage: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Damage: 3


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). November 10, 2015.