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Scourges appear in StarCraft II outside multiplayer.

Game Unit[]

Wings of Liberty[]

Scourges appear in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty as environmental ambiance in missions[1]; they appear in the protoss mini-campaign[2] and in the Char missions.[3] They are last seen as a special form of attack by leviathans, dealing 500 damage each.

Heart of the Swarm[]

In StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, scourge are launched from scourge nests as part of scripted events in "Fire in the Sky".[4]

A "scourge spore" exists in Heart of the Swarm beta files.[5]

Co-op Missions[]

The scourge is exclusive to Zagara in Co-op Missions, and require a scourge nest to mutate. Upgrades for the scourge are unlocked when Zagara reaches Level 4. As in the original StarCraft, scourges mutate in pairs.

Upgrades and Abilities[]
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Simplified Genome

Scourges cost 50 less vespene gas to mutate.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 4.
Acquisition
Purchased from Scourge nest
Hotkey G
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 90seconds
Required Hive
ve
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Virulent Spores

Scourge attacks deal 50% splash damage.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 4.
Acquisition
Purchased from Scourge nest
Hotkey D
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 60seconds
Required Lair/Hive
ve
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Enable Structure Attack

Allows Scourge to automatically target structures.

Usage
Hotkey C
ve
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Detonate

The Scourge detonates at its current location and damages all nearby enemy air units.

Usage
Hotkey X
ve
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Zerg Flyer Attacks

Increases the attack damage of zerg air units

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Scourge nest
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Damage: 121
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Lair/Hive
Effect Damage: 132
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Hive
Effect Damage: 143
ve
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Zerg Flyer Carapace

Increases the armor of zerg air units.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Scourge nest
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals 100 Vespene gas 160seconds
Effect Armor: 1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Lair/Hive
Effect Armor: 2
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Hive
Effect Armor: 3
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Development[]

The development team considered adding scourge as an unit for zerg in Versus during the Legacy of the Void expansion. However, they found that due to how units lacked a deceleration time when set on patrol, scourge was countered too easily if enemy air units were simply put on patrol. As changing this would require fundamentally changing the behavior of the engine, the idea was dropped.[6]

References[]

  1. 2010, Starcraft 2: Zerg Scourge. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-07-20
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Whispers of Doom (in English). 2010-07-27.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Gates of Hell (in English). 2010-07-27.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Fire in the Sky (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. Heart of the Swarm beta Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). September 4, 2012
  6. 08-15-22 [Artosis returns to host PYLON SHOW Ep.154 - ft. members of the Frost Giant team as we chat about Esports & Competitive Design https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1504802534], Twitch.tv, 08-15-22
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