The scourge nest is a type of zerg structure that produces or allows the production of scourges.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Scourge nests are a bit of a mystery to the Terran Dominion, as it is unclear whether these nests actually spawn scourges, or whether scourges simply reside in them. The Dominion has inferred that they are dedicated spawning structures for scourges, separate from a hatchery.[1]

When Sarah Kerrigan returned to Char she activated scourge nests by spawning creep tumors next to them. They could launch scourges at air targets at a very long range. They were then used to destroy Horace Warfield's Gorgon battlecruisers in the Bone Trench.[2]

Game Structure[edit | edit source]

Heart of the Swarm[edit | edit source]

The scourge nest is present in the "Fire in the Sky" mission of Heart of the Swarm. They are activated by the player's forces reaching them, and are otherwise not controllable.

Co-Op Missions[edit | edit source]

The scourge nest is exclusive to Zagara in Co-op Missions. It replaces the spire in her tech tree, allowing her to build scourge and corrupters. Upgrades for the scourge are unlocked when Zagara reaches Level 4.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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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
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Lair/Hive
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Hive
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
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals 175 Vespene gas 190seconds
Required Lair/Hive
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals 250 Vespene gas 220seconds
Required Hive
ve
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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
ve
SimplifiedGenome SC2 Icon.jpg
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 Hive
ve

Building Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Birthing Roost

Scourge nest automatically spawns four scourges periodically. Does not occur if supply is maxed.
Passive: Only one Scourge nest can be owned at a time.

Usage
Passive
Hotkey B (toggle autocast)
Cost 0.5 per Scourge Control
Cooldown 30 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Scourge Queen prestige.
Reach Zagara Level 7.
ve

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Fire in the Sky (in English). 2013-05-16.
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