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Various skins in StarCraft II

Skins are unlockable models available for units and structures in StarCraft II and StarCraft: Remastered.

OverviewEdit

StarCraft IIEdit

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An early screenshot of skins in StarCraft II

Initially only available with collector's editions, skins have gradually been added through other means. With Patch 3.7 of Legacy of the Void, skins are now available for purchase through the StarCraft II client.[1] Skins will not be too "crazy;" regardless of the skin, it is intended that players are easily able to identify which unit is which. In comparison to Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II skins will be more grounded, and intended to be in sync with the setting.[2]

As of BlizzCon 2016, there are no plans to disable skins for competitive multiplayer.[3]

As of Patch 3.12, only four skins at a time per race may be used in games with four or more players. These can be set in the "large format games" section of the skins tab.

War Chests provide a full set of racial skins for each race. Season 1 of War Chests provided a Special Forces skin set for terran, a Leviathan Brood skin set for zerg, and a Forged skin set for protoss.[3] Season 2 provided Purifier, primal zerg and Mira's Marauders skin sets.[4] Season 3 included Umojan skins for Terran, Simulant skins for Zerg, and Golden age skins for Protoss.

Several other skin sets have been storyboarded, including Mecha sets for terran, Shakuras, Judicator and Frost for protoss and Aquatic, Feral and Jungle for zerg.[4] Building skins will be introduced in the fourth war chest.[5]

Skins are not usable in Co-op Missions, as many skins are made to represent separate units in the mode.[6]

BlizzCon 2017Edit

Suit Up and Roll Out

Join the battle in style with these skins from the BlizzCon 2017 War Chest. Recruit the Terran Dominion soldiers, assimilate with the Zerg Leviathan Brood, or add the Protoss Forged warriors to your army today![7]

Call in the Dominion Special Forces

With unparalleled technology, the elite Terran Dominion Special Forces are often brought in to make the best of a bad situation. With the might of the Special Forces inspiring your every move, the enemy won’t know what to expect.[7]

Spawn the Leviathan Brood

The unpredictable Zerg Leviathan Brood overtakes anyone who gets in their way—and your enemies will definitely be taken by surprise. With this spine-covered strain in your Swarm, you’re sure to creep up on your opponent.[7]

Take Control of the Tal’darim

The most cutthroat faction of the Protoss, the Tal’darim—also known as the Forged—take no prisoners. These zealous warriors are ready for vengeance. Add them to your forces.[7]

Katowice 2018Edit

Enter the Battlefield in Style

Outfit your army with these skins from the Katowice 2018 War Chest. Intimidate your enemies as the mercenaries of Mira’s Marauders, prey upon the weak as the Primal Zerg, and command the dangerous machine forces of the Protoss Purifiers.[8]

Call In Mira’s Marauders

Mira’s Marauders are a reckless and rowdy crew led by the fierce terran mercenary Mira Han. Intimidate your enemies with heavily modified weaponry, sun-weathered armor plating, and lots and lots of spikes. If you want something shiny, look elsewhere; these mercenaries play dirty and don’t waste time polishing their gear.[8]

Absorb the Essence of the Primal Zerg

Before they assembled into the Swarm, the first zerg were primal—monstrous creatures born from the Planet Zerus, spawned for one single purpose: to collect essence and evolve. Inspired by Dehaka, the Primal Zerg pack pays homage to the Swarm’s ancestors by fitting your units with the heavy chitinous plating and primordial tusks of their forbearers. Equip the skin pack and begin feasting on the essence of your enemies. Survive. Adapt. Evolve.[8]

Ally With the Purifiers

Built by order of the Conclave, the robotic Purifiers are an elite fighting force modeled after some of the protoss’ fiercest warriors. Equip these Purifier skins and take control of an army that was deemed too dangerous to remain active—until the time came to drive Amon back into the Void. This sleek and sophisticated set gleams white, a nod to Fenix’s army.[8]

BlizzCon 2018Edit

Mission Briefing
The Shadow Wars saga continues with three brand-new comics, as conflict between disparate forces of the terran, zerg, and protoss reaches a boiling point on the fringes of the Koprulu sector.[9]

Join the Umojan Protectorate

Every soldier in the Dominion would love to get their hands on some shiny new tech from Umoja. And who can blame them? With their slick white designs and highly-advanced features, the Umojans make quite the impression—even before they fire at you.[9]

Discover the Secret Simulant Project

The Simulant Project was a mysterious initiative undertaken by a group of commissioned scientists. They created reproductions of various zerg specimens using entirely terran technology (or so they said). Whether they were successful or not is anyone's guess, as the whole team unexpectedly vanished…[9]

Recall the Glory of the Golden Age

Templar from the Golden Age wore brilliant armor to convey their status and honor as warriors. After years of suffering the dark consequences of the End War, the protoss' triumphant past burns even brighter in their memory, and the Templar have proudly revived their ancient raiment.[9]

StarCraft: RemasteredEdit

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Bonus skins in StarCraft: Remastered

A trio of skins are available for those who pre-order StarCraft: Remastered. They consist of the "Korhal command center," the "Char hive" (the hatchery and lair also have the skin) and the "Aiur nexus."[10] The skins are available for use in the campaign. They can be toggled on and off through the game's option menu.

Skins for units have not been ruled out, but an issue exists in their implementation, as it would require the developers to make a new model for each skin in 3D, then convert it into 2D. In terms of time investment, this would mean effectively creating a single model twice.[11]

List of SkinsEdit

TerranEdit

Name Skins
Banshee NormalBanshee SC2SkinImage SpecialBanshee SC2SkinImage MiraBanshee SC2SkinImage UmojaBanshee Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Procyon Industries designed banshees to be both economical and effective. Built specifically to provide air support for frontline infantry, they are ideal aircraft for tactical strikes. Dominion engineers have made critical upgrades to the banshee's twin VTOL turbofans, enabling superior stability and performance when paired with the new vertical stabilizer in the rear of the craft. Mercenaries are infamous for cobbling together pieces of equipment on their machinery, and these banshees are no exception. Rumor has it that some bulldozer parts are involved with this particular design. Through a series of backdoor deals, the Umojan Protectorate has been able to acquire a limited number of banshees from Procyon Industries, although the company maintains they were stolen.
Battlecruiser NormalBattlecruiser SC2SkinImage SpecialBattlcruiser SC2SkinImage MiraBattlecruiser SC2SkinImage UmojaBattlecruiser Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Battlecruisers often serve as mobile command headquarters during extended military campaigns. They are flying fortresses outfitted with heavy armor and imposing weaponry. After lengthy research and development, the newly upgraded Moirai-class battlecruisers were approved for exclusive use by the Dominion Special Forces. These ferocious vessels have been modified to suit the mercenaries' preferences. However, few onlookers live love enough to admire their handiwork. Umojan battlecruisers feature redesigned neosteel plating, as well as refinements to the Yamato cannon that make them particularly distinctive in battles.
Cyclone NormalCyclone SC2SkinImage SpecialCyclone SC2SkinImage MiraCyclone SC2SkinImage UmojaCyclone Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Originally intended to be fully automated, this mobile assault vehicle was later redesigned to accommodate a pilot. After all, nothing can match the unpredictability of a human driver. This vehicle has undergone extensive redesigns to increase its maneuverability in special forces missions, including exposed treads that will cross difficult terrain and small spaces more readily. Mira's mercs have significantly bulked up their cyclones, adding extra plating and a generous number of spikes. However, due to its hasty engineering, its ability to absorb damage remains the same. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the cyclones are the Umojan engineers' tribute to the ingenuity of the Terran Dominion.
Ghost NormalGhost SC2SkinImage EidolonGhost SC2SkinImage SpecialGhost SC2SkinImage CovOpsGhost SC2SkinImage MiraGhost SC2SkinImage UmojaGhost Skin Game1
Name Default Eidolon Special Forces Covert Operative Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Purchased a StarCraft II campaign prior to Patch 4.0 Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing a mission pack of StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The ultimate terran covert operatives, ghosts harass their innate psionic potential to enhance their lethal skill set. They are unrivaled in their ability to infiltrate and assassinate. Few ghosts managed to survive the rigors of the program long enough to call themselves veterans, but those that do gain access to the highly exclusive Eidolon suits. Emperor Valerian instituted various changes to the ghost program in recent years, resulting in better, more committed recruits who serve of their own free will. All ghosts are deadly covert operatives, but those who graduate at the head of their class are the deadliest. These elite assassins are at the center of countless battlefield operations.

Note: There is a 1/100 chance ghosts with the Covert Operative skin will spawn with a Nova Terra skin.

Despite her charismatic personality, Mira Han has had nothing but trouble recruiting and retaining ghosts among her crew. Perhaps they prefer more sophisticated weaponry than mercs can offer. Known as shadowguards, these elite operatives are employed to keep the secrets of the Umojan Protectorate, as well as keep the peace.
Hellion NormalHellion SC2SkinImage SpecialHellion SC2SkinImage JunkerHellion SC2SkinImage MiraHellion SC2SkinImage UmojaHellion Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Junker Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description High-speed raiders with lightweight chassis, hellions excel at lightning-fast strike missions and evasive maneuvering. They are particularly popular with mercenary companies. Refined into a bold, three-wheeled design, this hellion is sleeker and easier to steer than ever before. Word among the drivers is that it's even more fun, too. Originally modified for underground demolition leagues, these hellions became the preferred vehicles of the fringe worlds' notorious junker gangs. These hellions were made to get their drivers out of bad situations quickly and look good in the process. They may also have illegal stim emitters, but the mercs are tight-lipped about them. Umojans drive in style thanks to their sophisticated hellions, which sport improved suspension, defensive plating, and more comfortable seats for their drivers.
Liberator NormalLiberator SC2SkinImage SpecialLiberator SC2SkinImage MiraLiberator SC2SkinImage UmojaLiberator Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Inspired by the UED's valkyries, liberators were originally designed to combat aerial threats. The addition of air-to-ground artillery allows them to also deal with terrestrial enemy forces. Recent improvements in neosteel construction have led to more complex plating designs that augment the liberator's transformation process, making it the envy of the Dominion Fleet. Mira Han won all of her liberators in just one incredibly dramatic poker game. Unfortunately she lost them all to a rival mercenary just a short time later. It took a few years for the Umojan Protectorate to unleash its version of the famous Liberator. Its wholly reimagined rear thrusters have become the envy of the Terran Dominion engineering team.
Marauder NormalMarauder SC2SkinImage SpecialMarauder SC2SkinImage UpgradeMarauder SC2SkinImage MiraMarauder SC2SkinImage UmojaMarauder Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Upgraded Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Marauders are walking tanks, designed by the Dominion to combat the hardened carapaces of the zerg. Their grenades are effective against a variety of targets, as well. When the Dominion Special Forces surveyed their potential for improvement on marauder suits, only one dominated the conversation—bigger guns. The weapons researchers gladly obliged. Recent improvements to the CMC-660 Heavy Combat Suit have been approved for voluntary field testing. Luckily, there are plenty of marauders in the corps who could use the credits. As some of the original members of Mira Han's crew, these marauders are unusually loyal compared to others in the mercenary world... or Han just has exceptionally compelling blackmail on them. Special advancements in CMC armor have given these marauders improved night vision options, as well as a heavily reinforced frame to support their weightier grenade launchers.
Marine NormalMarine SC2SkinImage SpecialMarine SC2SkinImage MercMarine SC2SkinImage MiraMarine2 SC2SkinImage UmojaMarine Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mercenary Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching Level 30 with Terran Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Marines are the first line of defense for the terran worlds of the sector. Comprised of convicts, rebels and patriots alike, they're always ready for a fight. One's service in the Dominion Special Forces may not always last long, but all marines can agree there's never a dull moment on the job. Despite their reputation as heavy drinkers and barroom brawlers, the War Pigs are some of the most dependable mercenaries in the sector. Those who ask why these mercenaries carry bladed weapons have clearly never been in a backwater bar fight with them. Umojan marines have recently seen exciting armor upgrades—officially to increase the safety and deployment time of recruits, but possibly as preparation for a future conflict.
Medivac NormalMedivac SC2SkinImage SpecialMedivac SC2SkinImage MiraMedivac SC2SkinImage UmojaMedivac Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Functioning as both a dropship and a medical bay, medivacs allow for simultaneous troop deployment and triage, reducing the time required to redeploy wounded soldiers. In response to considerable losses on a recent covert ops mission, the Dominion leadership has approved the use of medivacs on a greater number of assignments, with the goal of reducing casualties. Though mercenaries are used to taking their chances in battle, occasionally their missions involve important enough personnel to merit the use of one of these customized medivacs. The extensive medical training of medivac pilots has been credited for the longer than average soldier lifespan in the Umojan Protectorate.
Raven NormalRaven SC2SkinImage SpecialRaven SC2SkinImage MiraRaven SC2SkinImage UmojaRaven Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Invaluable for surveillance and defense, the raven can construct a turret, build a defense drone, or fire missiles at enemy forces. If this wasn't enough, it's also more cost effective than its predecessors. The pride of the Dominion Special Forces, this exquisitely designed craft is rumored to be able to detect Kel-Morian miners whispering to each other two kilometers underground. Highly advanced surveillance craft aren't the most popular among mercenaries, but beneath the rust and cracking paint, these ravens are as good as any others in the Dominion. The height of sophistication, these ravens are equipped with a little understood artificial intelligence system that exceeds anything that Dominion engineers would ever approve.
Reaper NormalReaper SC2SkinImage SpecialReaper SC2SkinImage MiraReaper SC2SkinImage UmojaReaper Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Recruits who prove themselves resistant to resocialization are trained as reapers. Hyper-aggressive and prone to taking risks, these shock troopers seldom survive a full tour of duty. In the wake of recent reforms, reapers are no longer forced to use dangerous stimulants to increase their performance. The recruiting process now favors candidates who are naturally unpredictable. There's never a shortage of reapers among Mira's Marauders. They tend to outdo themselves scrapping together their distinctive armor- particularly the mohawks. Over the course of many years, the Umojan Protectorate was able to psychologically profile enough suitable candidates to create their own Reaper Corps with surprisingly good results.
SCV NormalSCV SC2SkinImage JunkerSCV SC2SkinImage ClassicSCV SC2SkinImage SpecialSCV SC2SkinImage MiraSCV SC2SkinImage UmojaSCV Skin Game1
Name Default Junker Classic Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2017 ticket or virtual ticket Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2018 ticket or virtual ticket Unlocked upon purchasing the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The T-280 SCV is a staple of construction and repair across terran worlds. A versitile and reliable workhorse, the Space Construction Vehicle is an invaluable industrial tool. Even junker gangs have to collect minerals and vesepene gas, though they try to do so in an intimidating style. The T-280 SCVS dating back before the Brood War featured a different, less bulky appearance with smaller utility clamps and, purportedly, a secret cup holders. Due to the unique demands of covert missions, even SCVs must be outfitted with all of the latest upgrades, including a stronger utility clamp and a new laser extraction claw. Tired of the low pay and long hours of the Dominion, some SCV pilots choose to go the mercenary route. It's safe to say most of them never look back. Simple, sturdy, and reliable, these SCVs feature laser drills that make perfectly clean cuts on even the densest mineral.
Siege Tank NormalSiegeTank SC2SkinImage SpecialSiegeTank SC2SkinImage CommandoSiege SC2SkinImage MiraSiegeTank SC2SkinImage UmojaSiegeTank Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Commando Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description A modern replacement for the aging Arclite model, the Crucio siege tanks are both versatile and heavy hitting. Battlefield commanders swear by them for both offense and defense, Though the Crucio has long been popular with Dominion commanders, it was not without room for improvement. Reinforced plating and heftier cannons make this version even more formidable. Terran mercenaries can always find ways to customize their vehicles, whether it's adding speed through engine optimization, versatility in control configurations, or cosmetic changes to intimidate enemies. These beastly tanks are so heavily modified they hardly resemble their original Crucio models. They fare much better than their predecessors when it comes to impromptu Demolition matches. Umojan Imperio tanks are a recent invention that has already rivaled their Dominion counterparts in early combat tests—which was precisely their goal.
Supply Depot NormalSupplyDepot SC2SkinImage MercSupplyDepot SC2SkinImage
Name Default Mercenary
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Terran
Description Every CO worth their salt knows the importance of a supply line. Without a depot fully stocked with fuel and ammo, warfare is simply impossible. After the tragic loss of its heir apparent, Angel Shipping is back in business. The company's shipments are guaranteed to arrive on the frontlines ahead on schedule and under budget.
Thor NormalThor SC2SkinImage SpecialThor SC2SkinImage CollectorThor SC2SkinImage MiraThor SC2SkinImage UmojaThor Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Collector's Edition Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The ultimate expression of terran military might, the Thor is outfitted with enough artillery to take down an army of enemy combatants on its own. A signature achievement in recent weapons engineering, the Dominion Special Forces thor boasts innumerable upgrades and the latest in neosteel plating advancements. Improving on the Thor has become an informal competition amongst Dominion engineers. Top brass is content with allowing this trend to continue, as long as it results in more powerful siege walkers. Mira's crew has a long desired Thor of their own, but construction challenges routinely set them back. Any day now, they could assemble on that is fully functional... After years of fervent exploration, the Umojan Protectorate finally came up with its answer to the Dominion's Thor, and its impressiveness is only matched by the number of Umojan symbols it sports.
Viking NormalViking SC2SkinImage SpecialVikingSC2SkinImage MechaViking SC2SkinImage MiraViking SC2SkinImage UmojaViking Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mecha Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Developed to bolster the Terran Dominion's anti-air forces, the Viking is a modern classic thanks to its two versatile combat modes. Dominion researchers have added a new set of twin engines to compliment the existing design of the viking, while increasing its firepower in both modes. Under Emperor Valerian's orders, Castillo Industries developed a breakthrough in Viking technology. Their prototype features a sleeker and more efficient construction. Mira's mechanics have given their Vikings a number of special additions, including massive twin engines that produce an impressively intimidating roar when fully revved. After protracted negotiation, Castillo Industries has agreed to manufacture a new, heavily armored Viking model exclusively for the Umojan Protectorate.
Widow Mine NormalWidowMine SC2SkinImage SpecialWidowMine SC2SkinImage MiraWidowMineSC2SkinImage UmojaWidowMine Skin Game1
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the terran BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the terran BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Initially developed by Victor Kachinsky, the widow mine has been refined into a surprisingly lethal device that can fire multiple missiles at unsuspecting enemies. Perplexed by the occasional misfires of the past, technicians have added more protective plating to the widow mines to better contain accidents and protect against unintended injuries. After several rounds of heavily destructive experimentation, Mira's mercs redesigned their widow mines to accommodate additional weaponry and explosives. Always fond of robotics, the Umojan engineers held an exclusive competition to craft the perfect widow mine and were thrilled to discover the winner was still a student finishing her degree.

ZergEdit

Name Skins
Baneling NormalBaneling SC2SkinImage LeviathanBaneling SC2SkinImage PrimalBaneling SC2SkinImage SimulantBaneling Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description First observed during the Siege of Cask, the baneling is a highly volatile explosive combat strain evolved from the zergling. Few materials can resist the acid burst released upon their detonation. The spine-like growths of the Leviathan Brood zerglings remain present on the acid sacks of their banelings. Even a total metamorphosis is incapable of changing the chaotic nature of their core essence. Inspired by the banelings in Kerrigan's Swarm, Dehaka has encouraged the mutation of a similar strain of creatures in his pack. A recreation of the baneling posed a unique problem for engineers, as their carefully harvested acid sacs kept melting through the surrounding plate infrastructure. Eventually they made it work.
Brood Lord NormalBroodLord SC2SkinImage LeviathanBroodLord SC2SkinImage AquaticBroodLord SC2SkinImage PrimalBroodLord SC2SkinImage SimulantBroodlord Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Aquatic Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 War Chest
Description Evolved to rule the skies, the brood lords are terrifying creatures that hurl destructive broodlings at enemy forces.

Note: Changing this skin also changes the skin of all broodlings for the player, including those spawned by destroyed structures.

Despite their late introduction into the Swarm, many brood lords still bear the Leviathan Brood's signature genetic traits—likely a sign of early experimentation by the evolution master, Abathur. While infesting a planet with exceptionally large seas, some brood lords took to the water and evolved the ability to dive deep into the trenches while devouring their prey. A small number of brood lords have been integrated into primal zerg packs, resulting in a strikingly different creature most notable for its unusual claws. Upon completing the brood lord prototype that exceeded all standards, the team of Project Simulant on leave for a celebratory vacation. Strangely, they never returned...
Corruptor NormalCorruptor SC2SkinImage LeviathanCorruptor SC2SkinImage PrimalCorruptor SC2SkinImage SimulantCorruptor Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Held aloft by a biologically produced electromagnetic field, corruptors can spray a stream of caustic acid that eats through even the most durable of construction materials. While hardened spines and webbed features often suggest an aquatic background, the Leviathan Brood's corruptors adapted themselves to survive in high gravity environments. The original corruptors have the distinction of being absorbed both by the Swarm and the primal zerg. The latter have adapted thicker claws and carapaces to assist with their rigorous feeding process. Rather than spores, these mechanical corruptors posses self-replicating nanites that have been programmed to perform the same function, disturbingly enough.
Drone NormalDrone SC2SkinImage JunkerDrone SC2SkinImage ClassicDrone SC2SkinImage LeviathanDrone SC2SkinImage PrimalDrone SC2SkinImage SimulantDrone Skin Game1
Name Default Junker Classic Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2017 ticket or virtual ticket Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2018 ticket or virtual ticket Unlocked upon purchasing the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Single minded and diligent, drone hold within their genetic code the evolutionary potential for all zerg structures. All they require are resources and creep to nourish their added biomass. This unusual drone hatched amid a pile of rusting terran wreckage. Rather than suffering from the interference, its flesh adapted to fuse itself with the rubble. Earlier evolutions of the drone had more vibrant coloration and increased aggression reflexes that gradually disappeared from the population in the following years. Poisonous fin rays are a universal mechanism signaling predators to stay away. Some creatures merely mimic their deadly appearance to discourage unwanted aggression. Primal drones often find themselves in perilous positions, as stronger members of their packs have been known to feed on them when they require additional nourishment. The Simulant Project began with the construction of a mechanical drone that could be used during target practice to test alternate combat techniques and weapons, but it soon grew much larger.
Hydralisk NormalHydralisk SC2SkinImage LeviathanHydralisk SC2SkinImage NoxiousHydralisk SC2SkinImage PrimalHydralisk SC2SkinImage SimulantHydralisk Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Noxious Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Evolved to be nightmarish killers, hydralisks boast robust musculature that allow them to eject spines between their carapace plating with such speed that they can puncture neosteel. Hydralisks of the Leviathan Brood never lost the genetic sequences necessary to metamorphisize into lurkers. Indeed, the effect of the lurker's appearance is woven directly into their DNA. Though the noxious strain of zerg first emerged in the ultralisk, it has since spread to include hydralisks as well. These specimens have inherited the strain's signature toxic characteristics, along with a more ferocious appearance. Swarm hydralisks were quickly integrated into primal zerg packs, where they kept many of their original traits. Clearly this is a testament to their evolutionary strength. Simulant hydralisks posed a significant risk to their creators, who chose to replace their claws with blades that could be easily dulled during the assembly process.
Infestor NormalInfestor SC2SkinImage LeviathanInfestor SC2SkinImage PrimalInfestor SC2SkinImage SimulantInfestor Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description True to their name, infestors spreads the Swarm's influence wherever they go. Organisms that are injected with an infestor's neural parasite become the zerg's mindless soldiers. As a colony creature, the organisms comprising the borbu matriarch took many different functions. Within the Leviathan infestors, the defensive structures of the base creature are more pronounced. As frequent targets of the larger, more vicious members of their pack, primal infestors have evolved thickened plating along their back to protect themselves. Researchers failed to create an AI that replicated the infestors' neural parasites. They were removing the infestors from production when, unexpectedly, the AI began functioning perfectly...
Lurker NormalLurker SC2SkinImage LeviathanLurker SC2SkinImage PrimalLurker SC2SkinImage SimulantLurker Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The lurker was believed lost until its sequences were recovered from a feral hive cluster. Now, the lurkers serve the Swarm once again, annihilating their foes from the darkness below. The innate connection between hydralisks and lurkers in the Leviathan Brood is unparalleled among the Swarm. As such, their metamorphosis yields a considerable number of additional seismic spikes. Some of the primal hydralisks developed mutations that lead them to display an increasing number of lurker characteristics. At this point, they resemble lurkers more than their hydralisk ancestors. Extensive subterranean tests yielded a capable mechanized lurker, aside from its spikes, which were reshaped to better perform under blunt force impact.
Mutalisk NormalMutalisk SC2SkinImage LeviathanMutalisk SC2SkinImage PrimalMutalisk SC2SkinImage SimulantMutalisk Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Few things are as terrifying as a sky blotted out by the wings mutalisks. The glaive wurm symbiotes they expel can easily ravage entire armies from above. Mutalisks comprise a vast number of the Leviathan Brood's forces. It is said they function as one mind in battle, a singular unyielding mass that blacks out the sky. The primal mutalisks are everchanging, particularly when it comes to their wings and tails. This strain features subdued coloring, allowing them to conceal themselves in many different environments. Though the mutalisk struggled with initial weight tests, its eventual success lead to many new investors for the Simulant Project—some with ulterior motives...
Overlord NormalOverlord SC2SkinImage LeviathanOverlord SC2SkinImage MutantOverlord SC2SkinImage PrimalOverlord SC2SkinImage SimulantOverlord Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Mutant Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Zerg Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Overlords perform a critical function for a zerg hive cluster- spreading creep and relaying psionic commands from a broodmother to the less evolved organisms she controls. Overlord exert control over the minions of the zerg. As a result of their constant connection, the overlords of the Leviathan Brood's overlords reflect the genetic mutations of the creatures beneath them. Due to the need to support many different strains of zerg at once, overlords can sometimes exhibit spontaneous adaptive mutations in an attempt to improve their own efficiency. Some primal pack leaders, like Dehaka, have evolved beyond the need of overlords, but a few nonetheless remain as vestiges of the past. An early creation during the course of the Simulant Project, the overlord is carefully controlled by a lab scientist, making it a critical safety point in the entire operation.
Overseer NormalOverseer SC2SkinImage LeviathanOverseer SC2SkinImage PrimalOverseer SC2SkinImage SimulantOverseer Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Evolved from the overlord, the overseer focuses its eyes toward scouting and revealing the presence of hidden enemies, wherever they may lurk. Bred to specialize in reconnaissance, the fins and tendrils of the Leviathan overseers allow them to cut through both air and water with minimal effort. One of the rarest species of primal zerg, overseers are seldom seen. Like their Swarm counterparts, they have evolved from primal overlords and posses especially keen senses. Unable to fully replicate the organic structure behind the overseer's eyes, the head engineer replaced them with detection sensors that fulfill largely the same purpose—aside from the aesthetics.
Queen NormalQueen SC2SkinImage LeviathanQueen SC2SkinImage PrimalQueen SC2SkinImage SimulantQueen Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description To safeguard the future of the Swarm, Kerrigan orchestrated the creation of a new breed of queens. Capable of independent thought an analysis, they serve as the hive-masters of an ever-evolving Swarm. Even the queens of the Leviathan Brood are incredibly vicious and hostile. Any creatures foolish enough to approach their clutch with hostile intent may find themselves quickly impaled by many spines. Primal packs are ruled by strength alone, therefore queens occupy a much different position within them versus more traditional broods, and are rarely present in great numbers. The magnificent queen was the first completed production model to go missing. Loath to publicly reveal their activities, the Simulant Project investigated the matter as quietly as possible.
Ravager NormalRavager SC2SkinImage LeviathanRavager SC2SkinImage BoneRavager SC2SkinImage PrimalRavager SC2SkinImage SimulantRavager Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Bone Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Evolved from roaches after years of genetic modification, ravagers possess the ability to quickly generate massive amounts of corrosive bile and then expel them at their foes. Monstrous and towering, the fully evolved ravager is a sight to behold. The webbed nightmares deployed by the Leviathan Brood are only more so. Calcification of zerg carapaces into a hardened shell makes for more effective armor. Abathur considers the intimidation factor a welcome bonus. Defiant and bloodthirsty, the primal ravagers will devour their young if they are not strong enough to fight back. Given this level of aggression, it is uncertain how this species will survive. Simulant ravagers have been fitted with heat-absorbent panels instead of spikes around their plasma fire receptacles to prevent damage to the rest of the model.
Roach NormalRoach SC2SkinImage LeviathanRoach SC2SkinImage EvolvedRoach SC2SkinImage PrimalRoach SC2SkinImage SimulantRoach Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Evolved Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Roaches were hand-selected by the Queen of Blades for assimilation into the Swarm. Their impressive tissue regeneration and acidic venom make them resilient as well as deadly. Much like the zantar slugs they are derived from, roaches display an incredible potential for adaptation. Vespene exposure has been known to cause those of Leviathan Brood to grow incredibly aggressive. Under Zagara's orders, Abathur has continued to manipulate the zerg genome in search of perfection. The roach's innate regenerative abilities make it the ideal candidate for such a pursuit. Roaches were among the first to be absorbed into the primal packs of Zerus, where they developed the capacity to mutate into primal igniters and primal guardians. These machines have been outfitted with a sophisticated self-repair system to replicate the roach's incredible healing ability, while also combating structural damage from its acid reserves.
Swarm Host NormalSwarmHost SC2SkinImage LeviathanSwarmHost SC2SkinImage PrimalSwarmHost SC2SkinImage SimulantSwarmHost Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The Swarm excels at proliferation, especially the hideous swarm host. By rapidly birthing a multitude of locusts, a single swarm host can overwhelm an entire army. The swarm hosts of the Leviathan Brood are uniquely specialized for amphibious assault and bear many genetic advantages that allow them to quickly move through the oceans and assail their prey. These creatures have developed as an offshoot of the primal hosts, who were progenitors of all swarm hosts. Now, through a surprising twist of fate, the two strains have merged once more. Engineers began to fall ill while working on the swarm host mechanics. However, its safety systems did not report a problem, and production continued undisturbed—fatalities aside.
Ultralisk NormalUltralisk SC2SkinImage LeviathanUltralisk SC2SkinImage CollectorUltralisk SC2SkinImage PrimalUltralisk SC2SkinImage SimulantUltralisk Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Collector's Edition Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked with StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Ultralisks are legendary for their size and strength. Their armored carapaces are nearly impenetrable, and their gargantuan pincers can both crush and eviscerate their enemies with ease. Few other living creatures can match the sheer might of the ultralisk. Those birthed by the Leviathan Brood are terrifying vistages of spines and blades—monsters worthy of legend. Ultralisks are powerful and destructive as they are. When combined with the essence of Zerus's primal zerg, they become truly unstoppable killing machines. Primal ultralisks exhibit a high level of variety in their appearance, with some closely resembling the Swarm ultralisks, and others adopting different features better suited to life on Zerus. Early on the project, it was agreed that the team would never construct a replica of the ultralisk. When chaos overtook the lab, it became clear that the agreement had been broken...
Viper NormalViper SC2SkinImage LeviathanViper SC2SkinImage PrimalViper SC2SkinImage SimulantViper Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Originally part of the primal zerg, the viper's sequences were incorproated into the Swarm by Abathur himself. Now they serve as a tool to manipulate the battlefield to their master's liking. As one of the original zerg broods, Leviathan vipers exhibit more defiler tendencies than that rest of the Swarm. While this has caused many abnormalities to surface, its potent toxins appear to be worth it. The original viper specimens possess a number of uniquely viscous defenses, making it no surprise they came to Abathur's attention as prime candidates for further evolution. As the Simulant Project neared its completion, the directors became increasingly concerned about what they had created—and at what cost. The project owners stopped answering questions around this point.
Zergling NormalZergling SC2SkinImage LeviathanZergling SC2SkinImage MutantZergling SC2SkinImage PrimalZergling SC2SkinImage SimulantZergling Skin Game1
Name Default Leviathan Brood Mutant Primal Simulant
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the zerg BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching Level 30 with Zerg Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the zerg BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Savage and feral, zerglings are most dangerous when attacking in large groups that are controlled by a larger and more advanced strain of zerg. The reproduction of the zergling genome has had unpredictable results. The growths present in Leviathan zerglings are not intentionally evolved, by a byproduct of their extremely simplified DNA. Few zerg have shorter life expectancy than the zergling. Any mutation that increases that life expectancy is considered worthy of observation and analysis. Some of the smaller primal zerglings have been known to resemble their Swarm counterparts, even to the point where they possess similar attack capabilities. Though they look and act just like zerglings, the simulants are purely mechanical reproductions that run wholly on electrical power sources, rather than absorbing the DNA of their enemies.

ProtossEdit

Name Skins
Adept NormalAdept SC2SkinImage ForgedAdept SC2SkinImage CollectorsAdept SC2SkinImage PurifierAdept SC2SkinImage GoldenAdept Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Collector's Edition Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector's Edition Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Highly trained battlefield commanders, adepts utilize Purifier technology to amplify their psionic potential. They are capable of projecting shades of themselves and teleporting themselves across great distances. Despite its recent development, the psionic amplification techniques developed for the Daelaam's adepts have already been reverse engineered by the Tal'darim and equipped on their most promising warriors. The Daelaam's starforges may be capable of reconstructing the Purifier ordinance from Glacius, but they have yet to match the optimal performance of Karax's original prototypes. Refined by Phase-smith Karax, these AI warriors have become central figured in Purifier armies, impressing those who see them with their agility and refinement. Nostalgic sentiment has been growing among the Templar after the End War. Some adepts show their pride by wearing formal ceremonial armor from a bygone age.
Carrier NormalCarrier SC2SkinImage ForgedCarrier SC2SkinImage AmonCarrier SC2SkinImage PurifierCarrier SC2SkinImage GoldenCarrier Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Amon's Armada Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description These magnificent capitol ships are known to inspire hope in the hearts of templar—or fear in their enemies. Armed with swift interceptors, they are a formidable force on the battlefield.

Note: Interceptor skins change with the carrier skin.

Tal'darim shipwrights excel at repurposing Khalai engineering for bloodshed. The carriers that make up the majority of the Death Fleet are warships through and through. Amon corrupted a large portion of the Golden Armada, using their warriors as his own. These protoss took on a different appearance due to the Void energy, and their ships were likewise changed. The Purifier carrier is a streamlined creation that combines automation expertise with the deadliest of drone weapons. A small number of carriers have been rebuilt using the ancient techniques to better resemble their counterparts from the period after the Aeon of Strife. They are primarily used for diplomatic visits.
Colossus NormalColossus SC2SkinImage ForgedColossus SC2SkinImage Tal'darimColossus SC2SkinImage CollectorsColossus SC2SkinImage PurifierColossus SC2SkinImage GoldenColossus Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Tal'darim Collector's Edition Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked with the Winner is Coming achievement. Unlocked with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Collector's Edition Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Colossi were the first protoss robots designed solely for destruction. They are both a symbol of a bloody history and a necessary weapon to secure a peaceful future. Lower ranking ascendants often dare one another to disable and commandeer an active colossus. If one succeeds, the Tal'darim gain a powerful war machine. If not, a rival ascendant has been eliminated. Relics of wars long over, colossi that lay buried across the sector are often unearthed and reactivated by Tal'darim ascendants who seek superior firepower. Deemed too dangerous for use after the Kalath Intercession, the Purifier program's colossi are legendary among Templar warriors. These are the ultimate purification machines. The latest in Purifier engineering has yielded a sleek, yet subtly enhanced colossus that is nonetheless a brutal war machine. Selected colossi that saw combat in the End War have been remodeled in a traditionalist style using the finest materials available. They now resemble the grandest of ancient protoss robotics.
Dark Templar NormalDarkTemplar SC2SkinImage ForgedDarkTemplar SC2SkinImage PurifierDarkTemplar SC2SkinImage GoldenDarkTemplar Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Powerful psionic warriors of the Nerazim, the dark templar have learned how to manipulate the powers of the Void. They strike from the shadows, deadly and relentless. Tal'darim society is brutal and unforgiving. Those deemed too weak to be of service to their Highlord are ruthlessly hunted down and executed by blood hunters, who stalk their prey unseen. After increased interaction with the Nerazim, the Purifiers have developed a new variant on the sentinel that mimics the combat prowess of Dark Templar warriors. Templar traditionalists claim to have befriended a few of the Nerazim, boasting these individuals are the true symbol of the Daelaam. Others say they were merely bribed.
Disruptor NormalDisruptor SC2SkinImage ForgedDisruptor SC2SkinImage PurifierDisruptor SC2SkinImage GoldenDisruptor Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Originally developed as part of the Purifier program, disruptors are among the deadliest protoss armaments. Their solarite arsenal is capable of immense devastation. The Tal'darim often scoff at the Daelaam's choice of weaponry, but they were quick to seize and repurpose as many disruptors as they could. Such destructive power is too great to ignore. The latest disruptors from Cybros feature advanced plating and protocol refinements that reflect their investment in ongoing research. Much like the colossi, disruptors that saw combat in the End War have been refurbished as reminders of the protoss' moments of victory. Perhaps in time, the memory of their losses will fade.
High Templar/Archon NormalHighTemplar SC2SkinImage ForgedHighTemplar SC2SkinImage PurifierHighTemplar SC2SkinImage GoldenHighTemplar Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The high templar are the most experienced and respected members of the protoss race. Having honed their psionic abilities to an awe-inspiring degree, their minds are their greatest weapons. Through Rak'Shir, the Tal'darim climb the Chain of Ascension. Years of absorbing terrazine and the essence of their supplicants has made these ascendants powerful indeed. After extensive experimentation, the Purifiers have perfected AI warriors that possess the same distinctive abilities as high templar in the Daelaam. Hierarch Artanis himself is said to be impressed. The Shelak high templar were the first to wear ancient armor in recognition of Khas and his role in uniting the templar. By embracing their glorious past, they quiet their fears about a troubled future.
Immortal NormalImmortal SC2SkinImage ForgedImmortal SC2SkinImage AdunImmortal SC2SkinImage PurifierImmortal SC2SkinImage GoldenImmortal Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Adun Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description When revered protoss heroes fall, their remains are transplanted into robotic exoskeletons. These heavily armed and shielded immortals are among the most loyal of warriors. Encased within armored assault frames, Tal'darim warriors who are felled in failure and disgrace seek the opportunity to erase their shame. Their hope is to die well in service of their Highlord. To the protoss, there is no greater honor than self-sacrifice. Adun understood this most of all, and it is in his name that immortals are concentrated. In the aftermath of the End War, the Purifiers have been able to repurpose the shells of diseased immortals so they can continue functioning as purely robotic fighters. After the End War, some fallen templar elected to be placed into ancient immortal exoskeletons to show their dedication to show their dedication to the ideals that united the protoss in times of trouble.
Mothership NormalMothership SC2SkinImage ForgedMothership SC2SkinImage PurifierMothership SC2SkinImage GoldenMothership Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The ultimate protoss vessel, motherships serve as star-fairing command center that can single-handedly turn the outcome of a battle. They are the flagships of the Golden Armada. The Death Fleet's motherships are equipped for battlefield domination. Each one is a throne from which a Tal'darim fleet lord oversees the ruin of their foes. In the interest of presenting themselves as equal to the templar, the Purifiers have begun constructing their own massive motherships. Though motherships have always been well-maintained, the revival of interest in the golden age of the Templar has resulted in a new wave of support and care for the priceless vessels.
Observer NormalObserver SC2SkinImage ForgedObserver SC2SkinImage PurifierObserver SC2SkinImage GoldenObserver Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifer Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Complex sensor matrices allow observers to collect massive amounts of data in a short amount of time. The critical intelligence they provide has turned the tide of battle time and again. Reconnaissance is essential for effective deception and subterfuge. The most cunning ascendants make extensive use of observers to spy on Slayn's enemies... or on each other. Observers are greatly prized among Purifier forces, having found especially strong favor among Fenix himself. Older observers have a different stabilizer configuration that, though equally effective, gave them a more imposing aspect. Some phase-smiths claim that it also boosts performance, but this is unverified.
Oracle NormalOracle SC2SkinImage ForgedOracle SC2SkinImage PurifierOracle SC2SkinImage GoldenOracle Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description During their long exile from Aiur, the Nerazim were free to experiment with new technologies. The agile oracle vessels are an excellent example of how fruitful this exploration could be. The Tal'darim have long coveted the Nerazim's temporal mastery. Stolen oracles are jealously guarded by the fleet lords who control them. Though initially beset by design challenges, clever phase-smiths have been able to engineer vessels similar to the Nerazim oracles. Templar traditionalists still borrow technology from the Nerazim, choosing only to change the ascetics to suit their preferences. Matriarch Vorazun declined to comment on this practice.
Phoenix NormalPhoenix SC2SkinImage ForgedPhoenix SC2SkinImage PurifierPhoenix SC2SkinImage GoldenPhoenix Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Designed for aerial harassment, phoenixes are known for their unmatched speed and maneuverability. A single strike force can keep an enemy army pinned down even when vastly outnumbered. There is a time for overwhelming force, and there is a time to be swift and deadly. The Tal'darim recognize the value of the latter, which is why they keep a fleet of phoenixes stolen from the Templar. When Purifiers do not need the phasing technology from the mirages, they will deploy robotic phoenixes to defend their skies. The Shelak Tribe has commissioned phoenixes to resemble the escort ships of favored by the early judicators. Though some see them as controversial symbols, others praise their beautiful craftsmanship.
Probe NormalProbe SC2SkinImage JunkerProbe SC2SkinImage ClassicProbe SC2SkinImage ForgedProbe SC2SkinImage PurifierProbe SC2SkinImage GoldenProbe Skin Game1
Name Default Junker Classic Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2017 ticket or virtual ticket Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2018 ticket or virtual ticket Unlocked upon purchasing the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon purchasing the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Designed by the Khalai to lay the foundation for protoss settlements, probes are self-sufficent drones that can enable and initiate the warp-in of critical prefabricated structures. These probes were salvaged from a destroyed protoss colony by members of a junker gang, who retrofitted them when engines and accessories. If nothing else, their craftsmanship is unique. Probes from the Great War era had longer stabilizer fins, but phase-smiths learned that they could become a liability in the midst of a widescale, vicious battle. Probes utilized by the Daelaam are calibrated to gather resources with as little ecological impact as possible. Tal'darim have no use for such precautions. These probes are models of efficiency and diligence. They operate with enhanced protocols for full integration with the Purifier data web. A small number of probes have survived since the period following the Aeon of Strife, when even the simplest protoss robotics had a refined and luxurious appearance.
Pylon NormalPylon SC2SkinImage JudicatorPylon SC2SkinImage
Name Default Judicator
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Protoss
Description Forging a new psionic matrix has been vital to the Daelaam's reconstruction efforts. The khaydarin crystal within each pylon allows the protoss to tap into the matrix's energy. Kor-shakal was once the crown jewel of Aiur, a city so resplendent it defied description. Even structures as simple as pylons were adorned in shining decorations.
Sentry NormalSentry SC2SkinImage ForgedSentry SC2SkinImage PurifierSentry SC2SkinImage GoldenSentry Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Robotic combat drones outfitted with force field generators and holo-projectors, sentries were developed in order to support and protect the dwindling number of protoss warriors. While most sentries seized by the Tal'darim are refitted into havocs, some are left mostly unchanged. This allows for a varied array of robotic support and a certain degree of misdirection. Though Purifier armies often prefer energizers, some sentries are present in their ranks. These drones have been integrated into the Purifier data web rather than relying on psionic energy. Sentries themselves have no clear predecessor within protoss robotics, but imaginative phase-smiths have redesigned them to compliment other vessels with longer histories.
Stalker NormalStalker SC2SkinImage ForgedStalker SC2SkinImage AdvancedStalker SC2SkinImage PurifierStalker SC2SkinImage GoldenStalker Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Advanced Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Created by the Nerazim, stalkers are machines that are infused with the shadow essences of their warriors. The ability to teleport makes them both swift and unpredictable. Not all Tal'darim seek ascension. Those who wish only to sharpen their combat skills and serve their Highlord often choose to become stalkers, in order to better hunt and kill their foes. The Nerazim's stalker technology has benefited from Khalai engineering. The protoss are now experimenting with integrating dragoon chassis reinforcements into the battle strider frame. The Purifiers have further refined stalker programming to draw from a complex log of battle interactions, allowing them to perform well even though they are fully automated. Khalai phase-smiths have attempted to recreate Nerazim stalkers in the elegant style of the ancient Templar. Unfortunately, their results elicited more offense than admiration.
Tempest NormalTempest SC2SkinImage ForgedTempest SC2SkinImage PurifierTempest SC2SkinImage GoldenTempest Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Tempests are a recent addition to the Golden Armada, and have earned their place as one of the fleet's most powerful warships. Their volatile disintegration weaponry is a force to be reckoned with. Occasionally, the Daelaam impress the Tal'darim. The creation of the tempest was one such moment. Upon first seeing them in combat, the Highlord vowed to seize them for the Death Fleet. This remotely piloted vessel is one of the signature achievements of the Purifier program, and its Cybros manufactured plating is among the most distinctive of its kind. After some experimentation, phase-smiths created customized tempests with high-sheen ornamental plating that could withstand the destructive energies of the vessel's kinetic matrix.
Void Ray NormalVoidRay SC2SkinImage ForgedVoidRay SC2SkinImage PurifierVoidRay SC2SkinImage GoldenVoidRay Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description The result of combining Templar and Nerazim technology, void rays are devastating assault ships that demonstrate what is possible when the two factions unite for a common cause. Bloodshard crystals are not easily collected. When the Tal'darim do not have enough of them to convert a void ray into a destroyer, they make use of the ship's existing armaments without hesitation. The Purifier void ray is a true feat of engineering, combining the research of three different protoss factions in a single elegant vessel. The latest void rays have combined the classical refinement of ancient Templar construction with the shadowy coloration favored by the Nerazim.
Warp Prism NormalWarpPrism SC2SkinImage ForgedWarpPrism SC2SkinImage ShakurasPrism SC2SkinImage PurifierWarpPrism SC2SkinImage GoldenWarpPrism Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Shakuras Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description By acting as a conduit into the psionic matrix, warp prisms function as both mobile troop transport and emergency power source. Though they are fragile, no protoss fleet is complete without them. Arming warp prisms with advanced weaponry is a point of contention among fleet lords. Some prefer to use them simply to deploy warriors onto the battlefield. Daelaam phase-smiths have broken new ground by adapting warp prisms to use Void energy. These variants, known as phase prisms, have already earned great popularity with Nerazim commanders. Purifier warp prisms can automatically transfer an AI personality between different shells if needed, and warp prisms enable this to happen anywhere on the battlefield. Ancient Templar warp prisms featured a distinctive crystal lattice that would sometimes reflect the neural patterns of the warriors they transport.
Zealot NormalZealot SC2SkinImage ForgedZealot SC2SkinImage JudicatorZealot SC2SkinImage PurifierZealot SC2SkinImage GoldenZealot Skin Game1
Name Default Forged Judicator Purifier Golden Age
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching Level 30 with Protoss Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest
Description Peerless warriors on the battlefield, zealots undergo decades of intense training in order to perfect their combat skills. Their signature psi-blades are formed with their own psionic energy. The lowest ranking links in the Chain of Ascension are the ones most eager to prove themselves. A zealot of the Tal'darim is a dangerous foe to face. Though the Conclave no longer exists, the praetors who served as its military leaders are still loyal to the Daelaam. For as long as the protoss live, they will continue to fight with valor. Though they do not possess unique personalities, the sentinels are programmed to be noble warriors equal to their zealot brethren. Many zealots were quick to follow their high templar brethren in celebrating the protoss's golden age, along with its artistic and cultural achievements. However, the movement has received no official recognition thus far.

DevelopmentEdit

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The design process for the aquatic brood lord skin

When designing a skin set, the developers brainstorm a bunch of ideas, and then narrow it down. What's considered is whether the skins fit within the StarCraft universe, and whether they fit the race itself. One manner of applying skins is to take the original unit, do a paintover, and then apply it. The upcoming aquatic zerg skin set is an example of this, stemming from the idea of what would the zerg be like if they had evolved underwater. Often the colors of the new skins have to be toned back a bit, given the considerations of team color within matches.[12]

ReferencesEdit

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