Primal zerglings are primal zerg lifeforms similar to zerglings.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Primal zerglings encompass a large number of various primal zerg. Some are more suited to life on Zerus, four legged creatures with rigid spines,[1] while others have evolved to resemble the zerglings of the Zerg Swarm, with similar combat capabilities.[2]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Heart of the Swarm[edit | edit source]

Concept art

Primal zerglings appear in the Heart of the Swarm campaign. Compared with their Swarm counterparts (without the Hardened Carapace mutation), primal zerglings have greater health and are more reptilian in appearance. Also, unlike their Swarm counterparts, primal zerglings don't always spawn two at a time, and cannot morph into banelings.

The primal zerglings first appear during the first engagement on Zerus, where several primal zerglings are guarding a primal zerg essence pool near Kerrigan's hive cluster on the orders of the primal pack leader Brakk.[1]

Later, Brakk starts sending out raiding packs to kill the quillgor packs and destroy their meat so that Kerrigan cannot feed the meat to the Ancient One, Zurvan, and, therefore, cannot awaken him.[1]

The primal zerglings are later aligned to one of the two packs, the remnants of Brakk's pack or to Yagdra's pack, during the second engagement on Zerus.[3]

The primal zerglings are a hostile force in the third and final engagement on Zerus, aligned to Yagdra, Kraith, Slivan, or Zurvan's pack.[4]

They also appear as part of Dehaka's pack on Korhal.[5]

Once Kerrigan gains sufficient power, she can call down sacs containing a group of primal zerg consisting of primal zerglings, primal hydralisks, and primal roaches.[6]

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Primal zerglings can be built by Dehaka in Co-op Missions. Unlike their counterparts from Swarm Commanders and Stetmann, they have higher HP, but spawn 1 per egg directly from the primal warden. They can evolve into ravasaurs.[7]

Upgrades and Abilities
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Burrow

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

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 2 (burrow)seconds
1 (unburrow) seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
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Primal Combat: Ravasaur

Two Primal Zerglings battle and the survivor evolves into a Ravasaur.

Ranged unit. Shoots large globes of acid at long range. Can attack ground units.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 2.
Acquisition
Hotkey V
Cost 8seconds
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
Basic: 11
From Glevig with Primal Contender: 16
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Damage
Basic: 12
From Glevig with Primal Contender: 17
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Damage
Basic: 13
From Glevig with Primal Contender: 18
ve
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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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The primal zergling in the Heart of the Swarm campaign has the resource gathering ability used by workers.[8]
  • A primal zergling skin (similar to their appearance in Co-op Missions) is available in multiplayer for players who reach level 1 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest.[2]

Images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Crucible (in English). 2013-03-12.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Supreme (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Kerrigan's abilities and status (in English). 2013.
  7. 2017-08-21, Dehaka is the latest co-op commander in StarCraft 2. Blizzard Watch, accessed on 2017-08-22
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
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