Primal guardians are primal zerg creatures similar to guardians. After the introduction of the primal roach into the primal zerg genome, many primal guardians evolved from primal roaches.[1]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Heart of the Swarm[edit | edit source]

Primal guardians appear as enemies on Zerus[2]. They also appear as part of Dehaka's pack during the attack on Korhal[3]. Unlike their Swarm counterparts, primal guardians can attack air units.[2] [4]

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Dehaka can use primal guardians in Co-op Missions. These units evolves from primal roaches.

Dehaka's primal guardians cannot attack air and have different stats than those found in the Heart of the Swarm campaign.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

DehakaPrimordialFury Icon.png
Primordial Fury

Each Primal guardian attack temporarily increases its attack speed by 10%. Can stack up to 50% increased attack speed.

Acquisition
Purchased from Murvar's den
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
DehakaExplosiveSpores Icon.png
Explosive Spores

Primal guardians can fire an explosive spore at the target, causing the target and all nearby enemy ground units within a radius of 2 to take 50 damage and be knocked back. Massive units are immune to knockback. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey D
Cost 2 seconds
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 7
Acquisition
Purchased from Murvar's den
Hotkey R
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
Dehaka Evolve Carapace.png
Evolved Carapace

The Primal guardian gains 50% life.

Usage
Passive
Notes

Gene Mutation 20% chance (up to 50% with full Mastery).

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 15.
ve
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Evolved Adrenal Glands

The Primal guardian attacks 20% faster.

Usage
Passive
Notes

Gene Mutation 20% chance (up to 50% with full Mastery).

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 15.
ve
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Evolved Leeching

The Primal guardian will leech 20% of damage done as life.

Usage
Passive
Notes

Gene Mutation 20% chance (up to 50% with full Mastery).

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 15.
ve
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Primal Attacks

Increases the attack damage of all primal zerg units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Primal hive
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Damage: 39
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Damage: 43
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Damage: 47
ve
PrimalZerg Armor Upg.gif
Primal Carapace

Increases the armor of all primal zerg units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Primal hive
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 3
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Armor: 4
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Armor: 5
ve

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Crucible (in English). 2013-05-16.
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