The roach warren is a zerg structure in StarCraft II. It allows roaches and ravagers to be spawned. It is designed to simulate the humid, mountainous depths needed to create roaches and ravagers.

Roach warrens enhanced by the Cerberus Program were outfitted with self-replicating blurprints for remote control equipment to be applied during stages of larval development.[1]

Game Structure[edit | edit source]

Researched Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Glial Reconstitution

Increases Roach movement speed to 4.2 while unburrowed, and to 4.4 while burrowed under creep.

Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey G
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 70seconds
Required Lair
ve
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Tunneling Claws

The roach can move while burrowed. It moves faster when burrowed beneath the creep. Glial Reconstitution has no impact on burrowing speed.

While it can be researched earlier, Tunneling Claws cannot be used until burrowing has been evolved.

Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 79seconds
Required Lair
ve

Co-op Missions[edit | edit source]

Roach warrens are available as a structure for Abathur in Co-op Missions. They do not cost vespene gas, and function as the first tech structure Abathur can construct. Upgrades for the roach and ravager can be researched here. Additional upgrades are unlocked at level 4.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

GlialReconstitution SC2 Icon1.jpg
Glial Reconstitution

Increases the movement speed of roaches by 33%

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals

150 Vespene gas
110 seconds

Mastery: -2.2seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 44seconds
ve
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Tunneling Claws

Allows roaches to move while burrowed. Increases HP regen rate of burrowed roaches by 100%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey T
Cost 100 Minerals

100 Vespene gas
110 seconds

Mastery: +2.2seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 44seconds
Required Lair/Hive
ve
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Adaptive Plating

Roaches gain +6 armor when below 50% health.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Minerals

100 Vespene gas
110 seconds

Mastery: -2.2seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 44seconds
Required Hive
ve
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Hydriodic Bile

Roaches gain +8 damage vs light units.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available
Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey G
Cost 100 Minerals

100 Vespene gas
110 seconds

Mastery: -2.2seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 44seconds
ve
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Potent Bile

Increases the damage done by Corrosive Bile by 40.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur Level 4
Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey E
Cost 200 Minerals
200 Vespene gas

120seconds

Mastery: -2.4seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 48seconds
Required Hive
ve
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Bloated Bile Ducts

Increases the radius of Corrosive Bile by 200%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Roach warren
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals
150 Vespene gas

90seconds

Mastery: -1.8seconds per Structure Morph and Evolution Rate mastery point. Down to a minimum 36seconds
Required Lair/Hive
ve

Development[edit | edit source]

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

Images[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
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