"Ravasaur. Fights with acid. Bring it down, quickly."

- Dehaka(src)

Ravasaurs

Ravasaurs are primal zerg lifeforms that attack with acid spits, which they generate through parotid glands.[1]

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Heart of the Swarm[edit | edit source]

Ravasaurs appear as enemies on Zerus in the Heart of the Swarm mission Supreme. After Sarah Kerrigan defeats Yagdra and Kraith she will have to use leaping strike to get on a platform to gather the fourth xel'naga relic. On the first platform the player can see a ravasaur.

Kerrigan can again encounter a ravasaur when she covers the final distance to kill Slivan. Five or six of them stand on high ground where Kerrigan can't reach them. She will have to use leaping strike to get to them and take them out, otherwise her primal zerg army will only come to the other side damaged.

On hard/brutal difficulty they will also spawn as minions during the boss fight with Slivan, and later during the boss fight with Zurvan.

When killing the ravasaurs on the high ground waiting to ambush the player on normal difficulty they will not respawn. When killed on hard or brutal difficulty they will respawn after a short time.

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Ravasaurs are available to Dehaka in Co-op Missions. They are evolved from primal zerglings.[2] A percentage of damage dealt heals the ravasaur.[3]

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

DehakaDissolvingAcid Icon.png
Dissolving Acid

Ravasaurs deal +15 damage to armored targets.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 3
Acquisition
Purchased from Glevig's den
Hotkey Q
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
DehakaEnlargedParotidGlands Icon.png
Enlarged Parotid Glands

Increases the attack range of Ravasaurs by 1 and movement speed by 0.75.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 3
Acquisition
Purchased from Glevig's den
Hotkey W
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
ve
Dehaka Evolve Carapace.png
Evolved Carapace

The Ravasaur gains 50% life.

Usage
Passive
Notes

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

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

The Ravasaur 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 Ravasaur 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 Damage: 17 (basic)
17 (+15 vs Armored) (with Dissolving Acid)
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Glevig's den
Effect Damage: 19 (basic)
19 (+15 vs Armored) (with Dissolving Acid)
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Murvar's den
Effect Damage: 21 (basic)
21 (+15 vs Armored) (with Dissolving Acid)
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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The ravasaur uses the same base model as the primal zergling, primal ultralisk, tyrannozor, and Brakk.
  • The ravasaur unit profile in Heart of the Swarm states that it can attack ground and air, even though volatile projection only targets ground units.
  • Ravasaur is also the name for a species of large raptor in World of Warcraft.

Images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Supreme (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. 2017-08-21, Dehaka is the latest co-op commander in StarCraft 2. Blizzard Watch, accessed on 2017-08-22
  3. 2017-08-21, Patch 3.17 Preview: New Co-op Commander Dehaka.Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-08-28
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