Primal mutalisks are the primal zerg strain of the mutalisk.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Primal mutalisks are an everchanging breed, bearing many differences in their wings and tails. Some possess four wings and resemble wasps,[1][2] while others have the solid wings similar to their Swarm counterparts. Some primal mutalisks develop subdued coloring in order to conceal themselves in many different environments.[3]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

A primal mutalisk skin is available in multiplayer to players who reach level 12 with the Katowice 2018 War Chest.[3]

Heart of the Swarm[edit | edit source]

In combat, primal mutalisks are identical to their normal counterparts in the Swarm, but do not benefit from the mutalisk's upgrades in the evolution pit. They also cannot evolve into brood lords or vipers.

Primal mutalisks appear as part of Brakk's pack, and later Yagdra's pack on Zerus.[4][5] Later, they appear as part of Dehaka's pack on Korhal.[6]

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Primal mutalisks can be constructed by Dehaka in Co-op Missions. They are evolved from primal hydralisks. They can evolve the following traits:

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

DehakaSlicingGlave Icon.png
Slicing Glave

Primal mutalisks deal 100% increased damage against air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Murvar's den
Hotkey Q
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
DehakaShiftingCarapace Icon.png
Shifting Carapace

Primal mutalisks take 50% less damage while moving.

Acquisition
Purchased from Murvar's den
Hotkey W
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
DehakaPrimalReconstitutionIcon.png
Primal Reconstitution

Primal mutalisks revive on death after a short time. Cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 7
Acquisition
Purchased from Murvar's den
Hotkey E
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
ve
Dehaka Evolve Carapace.png
Evolved Carapace

The Primal mutalisk 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 mutalisk attacks 20% faster.

Usage
Passive
Notes

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

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 15.
ve
Dehaka Evolve Leeching.png
Evolved Leeching

The Primal mutalisk 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
PrimalZerg Damage Upg.gif
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 Basic
Damage: 15->5.55->2.22
With Slising Glave
Damage vs Ground: 15->5.55->2.22
Damage vs Air: 31->10->3.5
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Basic
Damage: 16->6.1->2.44
With Slising Glave
Damage vs Ground: 16->6.1->2.44
Damage vs Air: 34->11->4
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Basic
Damage: 17->6.65->2.66
With Slising Glave
Damage vs Ground: 17->6.65->2.66
Damage vs Air: 37->12->4.5
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: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Armor: 3
ve

Notes[edit | edit source]

Since the Primal Mutalisk cost 3 supply while 2 Primal Hydralisks cost 4, it is possible to free supply, especially when having reached the cap. 4 Primal Hydralisks merging thus could allow to gain 2 Primal Mutalisks, and rebuild 1 Primal Hydralisk.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Conversations after Waking the Ancient. (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Abathur (in English). 2013-03-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Crucible (in English). 2013-03-12.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
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