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 UnitEdit

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 foe 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 summon 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 AbilitiesEdit


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

Hotkey R
Cost 2 (burrow)Time SC2 Game1
1 (unburrow) Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
PrimalZerg Armor Upg
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 Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Effect Damage: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Glevig's den
Effect Damage: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 220Time SC2 Game1
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
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