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Primal zerglings are primal zerg lifeforms similar to zerglings.

OverviewEdit

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 UnitEdit

Heart of the SwarmEdit

PrimalZergling SC2-HotS Cncpt1

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 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 MissionsEdit

Primal zerglings can be built by Dehaka in Co-op Missions. They can evolve into ravasaurs.[7]

Upgrades and Abilities
SC2ZergBurrow
Burrow

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

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 2 (burrow)Time SC2 Game1
1 (unburrow)Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
DehakaRavasaurIcon
Primal Combat: Ravasaur

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

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

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 2.
Acquisition
Hotkey V
Cost 8Time SC2 Game1
ve
PrimalZerg Damage Upg
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 Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Effect Damage: 11
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Glevig's den
Effect Damage: 12
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Murvar's den
Effect Damage: 13
ve
PrimalZerg Armor Upg
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 Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 160Time SC2 Game1
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Glevig's den
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Murvar's den
Effect Armor: 3
ve

TriviaEdit

  • 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]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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