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Various skins in StarCraft II

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

Overview[]

StarCraft II[]

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. After a time, each race's skinset from a War Chest will be purchasable normally.

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]

StarCraft: Remastered[]

Bonus skins in StarCraft: Remastered

A trio of skins are available for those who pre-ordered StarCraft: Remastered. They consist of the "Korhal command center," the "Char hive" (the hatchery and lair also have the skin) and the "Aiur nexus."[7] 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.[8]

List of Skins[]

Terran[]

Units[]

Name Skins
Banshee 1. Banshee Default.jpg 2. Banshee Special Forces.jpg 3. Banshee Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Banshee Umojan.jpg 5. Banshee Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Though most Tyrador banshees were wiped out in the first wave of the Cerberus attack, one seasoned pilot managed to take down three ultralisks first.
Battlecruiser 1. Battlecruiser Default.jpg 2. Battlecruiser Special Forces.jpg 3. Battlecruiser Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Battlecruiser Umojan.jpg 5. Battlecruiser Tyrador.jpg 6. Battlecruiser Classic.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador Classic
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 War Chest Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2019 ticket or virtual ticket
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. Assailed by Cerberus zerg, the Knights of Tyrador dispatched a Behemoth-class battlecruiser to request aid from the stone ships waiting in silent orbit. The command decks of Brood War-era battlecruisers had a lower profile, with port and starboard viewdecks to ensure maximum visibility in the event of a zerg ambush.
Cyclone 1. Cyclone Default.jpg 2. Cyclone Special Forces.jpg 3. Cyclone Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Cyclone Umojan.jpg 5. Cyclone Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. When the Cerberus zerg attacked Tyrador IX, a few cyclones sent to defend were armed with harmless fireworks used for nightly amusement park displays.
Ghost 1. Ghost Default.jpg 2. Ghost Eidolon.jpg 3. Ghost Special Forces.jpg 4. Ghost Covert Operative.jpg 5. Ghost Mira's Marauders.jpg 6. Ghost Umojan.jpg 7. Ghost Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Eidolon Special Forces Covert Operative Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Elite ghosts guard Tyrador's most valuable tourists. Their visors were discontinued after a visiting rock star complained that "the masks freak me out, man."
Hellion 1. Hellion Default.jpg 2. Hellion Special Forces.jpg 3. Hellion Junker.jpg 4. Hellion Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Hellion Umojan.jpg 6. Hellion Tyrador.jpg
Hellbat 1. Hellbat Default.jpg 2. Hellbat Special Forces.jpg 3. Hellbat Junker.jpg 4. Hellbat Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Hellbat Umojan.jpg 6. Hellbat Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Junker Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. The stylish chrome rims of the Tyrador hellion were designed in collaboration with street racer-turned-fashion icon JJ Hyun.
Liberator AA Mode 1. Liberator AA Default.jpg 2. Liberator AA Special Forces.jpg 3. Liberator AA Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Liberator AA Umojan.jpg 5. Liberator AA Tyrador.jpg
Liberator AG Mode 1. Liberator AG Default.jpg 2. Liberator AG Special Forces.jpg 3. Liberator AG Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Liberator AG Umojan.jpg 5. Liberator AG Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Liberators on Tyrador IX are equipped with numerous front-facing floodlight, increasing visibility during the late-night patrols of the planet's stunning wilderness.
Marauder 1. Marauder Default.jpg 2. Marauder Special Forces.jpg 3. Marauder Upgraded.jpg 4. Marauder Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Marauder Umojan.jpg 6. Marauder Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Upgraded Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. The Tyrador marauder weighs almost twice the Dominion standard. Engineers compensated for the extra density with enhanced hydraulics and exhaust.
Marine 1. Marine Default.jpg 2. Marine Special Forces.jpg 3. Marine Mercenary.jpg 4. Marine Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Marine Umojan.jpg 6. Marine Tyrador.jpg 7. Marine Classic.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mercenary Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador Classic
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the free BlizzCon 2019 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. The mercenary marines who guard Tyrador's resorts and beaches are mostly grizzled veterans drawn to the system by promise of an easy gig and generous pay. Marines who fought in the Brood War often express nostalgia for the armor they wore back then, which they claimed was significantly more comfortable.
Medivac 1. Medivac Default.jpg 2. Medivac Special Forces.jpg 3. Medivac Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Medivac Umojan.jpg 5. Medivac Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Though staffed by experienced pilots, medivacs on Tyrador IX are mostly used to rescue wealthy tourists who wreck their luxury yachts on reefs in the emerald seas.
Raven 1. Raven Default.jpg 2. Raven Special Forces.jpg 3. Raven Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Raven Umojan.jpg 5. Raven Tyrador.jpg
Auto-turret - Raven 1. Auto Turret Default.jpg 2. Auto Turret Special Forces.jpg 3. Auto Turret Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Auto Turret Umojan.jpg 5. Auto Turret Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. As the Cerberus zerg threatened to overwhelm Tyrador IX's defenders, a high-altitude raven detected a fleet of strange stone ships in the planet's gravity well.
Reaper 1. Reaper Default.jpg 2. Reaper Special Forces.jpg 3. Reaper Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Reaper Umojan.jpg 5. Reaper Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. On Tyrador IX, an invasion force of Cerberus zerg was spotted by a reaper taking the long way home to avoid a dust storm near New Canaan.
SCV 1. SCV Default.jpg 2. SCV Junker.jpg 3. SCV Classic.jpg 4. SCV Special Forces.jpg 5. SCV Mira's Marauders.jpg 6. SCV Umojan.jpg 7. SCV Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Junker Classic Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon purchasing the terran BlizzCon 2019 War Chest
Description The T-280 SCV is a staple of construction and repair across terran worlds. A versatile 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. When selecting armor for their planetary defense force, the Knights of Tyrador chose a platnium-iridium alloy to maximize gleam and scratchproofing.
Siege tank Tank Mode 1. Siege Tank - Tank Mode Default.jpg 2. Siege Tank - Tank Mode Special Forces.jpg 3. Siege Tank - Tank Mode Commando.jpg 4. Siege Tank - Tank Mode Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Siege Tank - Tank Mode Umojan.jpg 6. Siege Tank - Tank Mode Tyrador.jpg
Siege tank Siege Mode 1. Siege Tank - Siege Mode Default.jpg 2. Siege Tank - Siege Mode Special Forces.jpg 3. Siege Tank - Siege Mode Commando.jpg 4. Siege Tank - Siege Mode Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Siege Tank - Siege Mode Umojan.jpg 6. Siege Tank - Siege Mode Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Commando Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Dignitaries above a certain rank are greeted upon their arrival in Tyrador with a ten-round salute from a company of spotless platnium-alloy siege tanks.
Thor 1. Thor Default.jpg 2. Thor Special Forces.jpg 3. Thor Collector's Edition.jpg 4. Thor Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Thor Umojan.jpg 6. Thor Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Collector's Edition Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Tyrador thors are treated with plutonium coating that allows them to deflect energy projectiles below a certain energy threshold. They also look great in parades.
Viking Fighter Mode 1. Viking Fighter Default.jpg 2. Viking Fighter Special Forces.jpg 3. Viking Fighter Mecha.jpg 4. Viking Fighter Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Viking Fighter Umojan.jpg 6. Viking Fighter Tyrador.jpg
Viking Assault Mode 1. Viking Assault Default.jpg 2. Viking Assault Special Forces.jpg 3. Viking Assault Mecha.jpg 4. Viking Assault Mira's Marauders.jpg 5. Viking Assault Umojan.jpg 6. Viking Assault Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mecha Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. At night, the stunning blue thrusters on this viking can be spotted from miles away, reassuring tourists that the Knights of Tyrador are watching over them.
Widow Mine 1. Widow Mine Default.jpg 2. Widow Mine Special Forces.jpg 3. Widow Mine Mira's Marauders.jpg 4. Widow Mine Umojan.jpg 5. Widow Mine Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Mira's Marauders Umojan Tyrador
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the terran BlizzCon 2019 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. Despite the gory accidents that make the news from time to time, sleek and shiny widow mines remain a common pet in the upper-class households of Tyrador IX.

Structures[]

Name Skins
Armory 1. Armory Default.jpg 2. Armory Special Forces.jpg 3. Armory Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the terran War Chest 6
Description The armory is built around several round turbines. These keep the building within temperature specifications while researchers work tirelessly to improve the terran war machine. The Dominion's latest advances in neosteel armor were developed through molecular examination of xel'naga constructs recovered by special forces teams. Reports of protoss wandering into Tyrador IX's armories led to accusations of espionage, though Ihan-rii leadership insisted that these incidents were the result of settlers mistaking the gleaming structures for terran museums.
Barracks 1. Barracks Default.jpg 2. Barracks Special Forces.jpg 3. Barracks Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the terran War Chest 6
Description A home-away-from-home for terran infantry personnel, the terran barracks are sterile, mobile, and capable of efficient deployment. A liquid nitrogen cooling system gives the special forces barracks an eerie blue glow. Each Knights of Tyrador barracks features a five-star robotic kitchen and a full-service spa - for officers only, of course.
Bunker 1. Bunker Default.jpg 2. Bunker Special Forces.jpg 3. Bunker Tyrador.jpg
Bunker Upgraded 1. Bunker Upgraded Default.jpg 2. Bunker Upgraded Special Forces.jpg 3. Bunker Upgraded Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the terran War Chest 6
Description Due to its ubiquity and lack of amenities, terran infantry commonly refer to bunkers as "battlefield coffins." The next-generation Dominion bunker can withstand the full weight of an ultralisk, but what marines are most excited about is the fact that it comes with chairs. Tyrador's supercooled bunkers make for comfortable reconnaissance, even in sweltering tropical vacation zones.
Command Center 1. Command Center Default.jpg 2. Command Center Special Forces.jpg 3. Command Center Tyrador.jpg 4. Command Center Classic.jpg
Orbital Command Command Center Upgrade 1. Orbital Command Default.jpg 2. Orbital Command Special Forces.jpg 3. Orbital Command Tyrador.jpg 4. Orbital Command Classic.jpg
Planetary Fortress Command Center Upgrade 1. Planetary Fortress Default.jpg 2. Planetary Fortress Special Forces.jpg 3. Planetary Fortress Tyrador.jpg 4. Planetary Fortress Classic.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador Classic
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the terran War Chest 6 Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the free War Chest 6
Description Mobile and practical, command centers are mobile resource processors that can relocate wherever minerals or vespene gas are plentiful. Reinforced repulsor landing claws help this command center find solid footing even in the harshest environments. After the arrival of the Ihan-rii protoss, Tyrador's command centers played host to diplomatic envoys from around the Koprulu Sector, each intent on recruiting the newcomers to their own specific political agenda. Previous iterations of the command center had an extensible interface in order to connect with external add-ons. These were later replaced with internal bays for increased security.
Engineering Bay 1. Engineering Bay Default.jpg 2. Engineering Bay Special Forces.jpg 3. Engineering Bay Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the terran War Chest 6
Description The terrans heavily developed their engineering capabilities after the Brood War. Due to the increase in personnel and the intricacy of their work, the engineering bay is no longer cleared for flight. Experimental engineering bays increase research speed by pitting rival AIs against one another in simulated battle. A portion of each Knights of Tyrador engineering bay is devoted to concocting new amusement park attractions, though this policy has been temporarily suspended in wake of the Cerberus zerg assault.
Factory 1. Factory Default.jpg 2. Factory Special Forces.jpg 3. Factory Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the terran War Chest 6
Description During the Second Great War, latrines were removed from factories. This extra space allowed mechanics to deploy siege tanks with siege capabilities already installed. The R36-series factory features sturdier anchors, a reinforced foundation, and bulletproof coat of paint. Settlement negotiations between the Ihan-rii protoss and Tyrador IX's leaders hit a snag when several terran factories in a disputed area mysteriously exploded, leaving glowing green craters.
Fusion Core 1. Fusion Core Default.jpg 2. Fusion Core Special Forces.jpg 3. Fusion Core Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the terran War Chest 6
Description The work undertaken in the fusion core is extremely delicate. Researchers here harness antimatter and nuclear power to increase battlecruiser capability. To accommodate the new Moirai-class battlecruiser, the fusion core's energy output was quadrupled without increasing its heat signature. In addition to supporting the orbital battlecruiser fleet, liquid-cooled fusion cores provide most of the power for Tyrador IX's casinos, water parks, and robotic massage parlors.
Ghost Academy 1. Ghost Academy Default.jpg 2. Ghost Academy Special Forces.jpg 3. Ghost Academy Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the terran War Chest 6
Description After forming the Dominion, Mengsk sought to overhaul the Ghost Program. Dedicated ghost academies with attached nuclear silos were erected to fully harness this potential. Newer ghost academies have ameliorated the issue of radiation leaking from the nuclear silos into the neighboring training areas. When it was discovered that Cerberus was responsible for the invasion of remote-control zerg, the Knights of Tyrador recruited mercenary ghosts to track down and assassinate the rogue corporation's leadership.
Missile Turret 1. Missile Turret Default.jpg 2. Missile Turret Special Forces.jpg 3. Missile Turret Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the terran War Chest 6
Description Although these defensive structures are prone to breaking down, they effectively target aerial attackers and are capable of detecting hidden foes. Thanks to their sleek, low-profile design, special forces missile turrets often remain undetected until enemy ships are directly within their line of fire. Though the Ihan-rii claim their fast-growing void ray fleet is intended for ceremonial purposes only, the Knights of Tyrador have begun a massive expansion of their missile turret network just in case.
Reactor 1. Reactor Default.jpg 2. Reactor Special Forces.jpg 3. Reactor Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the terran Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the terran War Chest 6
Description While researching protoss containment fields, terran scientists made a breakthrough that allowed commanders to double their production capacity. Cutting-edge reactors now rival the energy output of thor engines, with only marginally reduced reliability. Presidential suites in Tyrador IX's five-star resorts each come with their own military-grade reactor, in recognition of the complex recreational electronics and cybernetics the wealthiest guests tend to bring along.
Refinery 1. Refinery Default.jpg 2. Refinery Special Forces.jpg 3. Refinery Tyrador.jpg
Refinery Rich 1. Refinery Default - Rich.jpg 2. Refinery Special Forces - Rich.jpg 3. Refinery Tyrador - Rich.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the terran War Chest 6
Description The refinery is designed to process raw vespene gas and package it into a handy cylinder, which is easily transported by space construction vehicles. The special forces refinery harvests vespene just as fast as the regulation model, but produces 75% less noise. Despite diligent maintenance, Tyrador IX's refineries have reported lower-than-average vespene yields since the Cerberus attack, as if the underground reservoirs they tap have been diverted.
Sensor Tower 1. Sensor Tower Default.jpg 2. Sensor Tower Special Forces.jpg 3. Sensor Tower Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the terran War Chest 6
Description Using a combination of electromagnetic and thermal technology alongside Doppler analysis and seismic sensors, the multispectrum output of these towers cause them to be easily detectable by enemies. After a false alarm triggered by an overlarge moth led to the vaporization of a Mar Sara trading post, the new line of sensor towers had its perceptive power dialed back slightly. Soon after the Cerberus zerg attacked, Tyrador sensor towers began detecting strange seismic patterns, but these were attributed to widespread Ihan-rii construction efforts.
Starport 1. Starport Default.jpg 2. Starport Special Forces.jpg 3. Starport Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the terran War Chest 6
Description The Dominion Marine Corps combat handbook makes it very clear that air superiority is vital to terran dominance in the Koprulu sector and beyond. After each mission is complete, the special forces starport carries its crew and cargo into orbit, where it functions as a fully operational space station. Proliferating extraplanetary threats have led the Knights of Tyrador to accelerate their starport production schedules, but the Ihan-rii seem to be amassing air units just as quickly.
Supply Depot 1. Supply Depot Default.jpg 2. Supply Depot Mercenary.jpg 3. Supply Depot Special Forces.jpg 4. Supply Depot Tyrador.jpg
Supply Depot with Calldown: Supplies 1. Supply Depot Extra Default.jpg 2. Supply Depot Extra Mercenary.jpg 3. Supply Depot Extra Special Forces.jpg 4. Supply Depot Extra Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Mercenary Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Terran Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the terran War Chest 6
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. On hotter planets, the supply depot's supercharged ventilation systems makes it a popular spot for off-duty marines to crack open a few cold ones. The unicorn sigil atop each Knights of Tyrador supply depot is hand-polished twice daily, usually by the freshest and lowest-ranking recruits.
Tech lab 1. Tech Lab Default.jpg 2. Tech Lab Special Forces.jpg 3. Tech Lab Tyrador.jpg
Name Default Special Forces Tyrador
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the terran Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the terran War Chest 6
Description Once combat buildings are established, small tech labs are built alongside them to undertake research and development work. Some of this work can be dangerous, but it is seen essential to the war effort. The special forces tech lab uses nanotechnology pilfered from the Dominion's protoss allies to maximize energy efficiency and research speed. Knights of Tyrador tech labs feature state-of-the-art climate control systems to maintain peak efficiency through the planet's intense shifts in temperature.

Zerg[]

Units[]

Name Skins
Baneling 1. Baneling Default.jpg 2. Baneling Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Baneling Primal.jpg 4. Baneling Simulant.jpg 5. Baneling Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. The return on investment for replacing a baneling's entire nervous system, only to have it immediately blow up, is dubious. Luckily, Cerberus's clients have quite a lot of money to spend.
Brood Lord & Broodling 1. Brood Lord Default.jpg 2. Brood Lord Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Brood Lord Aquatic.jpg 4. Brood Lord Primal.jpg 5. Brood Lord Simulant.jpg 6. Brood Lord Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Aquatic Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 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... Each broodling dispatched from the Cerberus brood lord can be controlled individually by a commander safe at a computer console, far away from the actual battle.
Corruptor 1. Corruptor Default.jpg 2. Corruptor Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Corruptor Primal.jpg 4. Corruptor Simulant.jpg 5. Corruptor Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. Driven underground after the fall of Arcturus Mengsk, the Cerberus Program evolved their neural reprogamming initiative, targeting zerg instead of terran soldiers.
Drone 1. Drone Default.jpg 2. Drone Junker.jpg 3. Drone Classic.jpg 4. Drone Leviathan Brood.jpg 5. Drone Primal.jpg 6. Drone Simulant.jpg 7. Drone Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Junker Classic Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon purchasing the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. Like the rest of the Cerberus zerg, this drone's nervous system has been replaced with cybernetic technology, enabling full musuloskellitular control.
Hydralisk 1. Hydralisk Default.jpg 2. Hydralisk Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Hydralisk Noxious.jpg 4. Hydralisk Primal.jpg 5. Hydralisk Simulant.jpg 6. Hydralisk Cerberus.jpg 7. Hydralisk Classic.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Noxious Primal Simulant Cerberus Classic
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the free BlizzCon 2019 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. Cerberus hydralisks penetrated New Canaan's defensive perimeter during a dust storm, when their luminescent eyes were mistaken for a dune buggy's headlights. Earlier hydralisk evolutions were characterized by slimmer spikes and an imposing, colorful crest.
Infestor 1. Infestor Default.jpg 2. Infestor Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Infestor Primal.jpg 4. Infestor Simulant.jpg 5. Infestor Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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... In response to feedback from an important corporate client, Cerberus implanted the notoriously fragile infestor with a supportive titanium infrastructure.
Larva 1. Larva Default.jpg 2. Larva Simulant.jpg 3. Larva Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description This unassuming, maggot-like organism is covered in a deceptively strong hide and capable of mutating into any number of horrors. Visual recognition among Simulants is a common justification for creating mecha larvae that resemble their inspirations in silhouette and gait. This doesn't entirely explain why Simulant Project engineers felt it necessary to replicate the larva's signature squelching noises. Cerberus invested a great deal of effort in mapping unique and often painful stimuli to the metamorphoses of the zerg larva in which they resulted.
Lurker 1. Lurker Default.jpg 2. Lurker Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Lurker Primal.jpg 4. Lurker Simulant.jpg 5. Lurker Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. A company of Ihan-rii protoss dispatched to investigate the surface of Tyrador IX were massacred by Cerberus lurkers that happened to be burrowed at the landing site.
Mutalisk 1. Mutalisk Default.jpg 2. Mutalisk Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Mutalisk Primal.jpg 4. Mutalisk Simulant.jpg 5. Mutalisk Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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... Swarms of Cerberus mutalisks outmaneuvered the inexperienced viking pilots defending Tyrador IX, but they faced a tougher foe when the Ihan-rii protoss descended in ancient stone ships.
Overlord 1. Overlord Default.jpg 2. Overlord Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Overlord Mutant.jpg 4. Overlord Primal.jpg 5. Overlord Simulant.jpg 6. Overlord Cerberus.jpg
Overlord Transport 1. Overlord Transport Default.jpg 2. Overlord Transport Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Overlord Transport Mutant.jpg 4. Overlord Transport Primal.jpg 5. Overlord Transport Simulant.jpg 6. Overlord Transport Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Mutant Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. Cerberus overlords use incandescent energy beacons to pinpoint positioning even in low-visibility conditions, like the dust storms and fog banks common on Tyrador IX.
Overseer 1. Overseer Default.jpg 2. Overseer Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Overseer Primal.jpg 4. Overseer Simulant.jpg 5. Overseer Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. The Cerberus overseer's void sensor technology was developed by one Dr. Rudolfo Subsourian. It can triangulate the exact position of a cloaking effect within 20 kilometers.
Queen 1. Queen Default.jpg 2. Queen Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Queen Primal.jpg 4. Queen Simulant.jpg 5. Queen Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. Queens defend the Cerberus backline with forged titanium blades, jet-powered spine launchers, and matronly instincts that even a neurological overhaul couldn't eliminate entirely.
Ravager 1. Ravager Default.jpg 2. Ravager Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Ravager Bone.jpg 4. Ravager Primal.jpg 5. Ravager Simulant.jpg 6. Ravager Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Bone Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. The plasma spines on the Cerberus ravager's back superheat the corrosive bile it fires. On Tyrador IX, these ravagers punched a massive hole in the terran defense.
Roach 1. Roach Default.jpg 2. Roach Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Roach Evolved.jpg 4. Roach Primal.jpg 5. Roach Simulant.jpg 6. Roach Cerberus.jpg
Roach Tunneling Claws Upgraded 1. Roach Upgraded Default.jpg 2. Roach Upgraded Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Roach Upgraded Evolved.jpg 4. Roach Upgraded Primal.jpg 5. Roach Upgraded Simulant.jpg 6. Roach Upgraded Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Evolved Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. Cerberus scientists bulwarked the roach's already-impressive armor with a carbon fiber nanoweave. Forged titanium blades were added to aid its offensive capabilities as well.
Swarm Host 1. Swarm Host Default.jpg 2. Swarm Host Leviathan.jpg 3. Swarm Host Primal.jpg 4. Swarm Host Simulant.jpg 5. Swarm Host Cerberus.jpg
Locust Normal and Flyer 1. Locusts Default.jpg 2. Locusts Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Locusts Primal.jpg 4. Locusts Simulant.jpg 5. Locusts Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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. The Cerberus swarm host contains an internal microfactory that equips each locust with remote-control headgear.
Ultralisk 1. Ultralisk Default.jpg 2. Ultralisk Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Ultralisk Collector's Edition.jpg 4. Ultralisk Primal.jpg 5. Ultralisk Simulant.jpg 6. Ultralisk Cerberus.jpg 7. Ultralisk Classic.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Collector's Edition Primal Simulant Cerberus Classic
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 War Chest Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2019 ticket or virtual ticket
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... Cerberus sales teams always make sure to show prospective clients the remote-controlled ultralisk. Their heat-treated titanium blade implants are a beautiful sight to behold. Early ultralisks were slimmer and more agile than their modern-day counterparts, with swaths of muscle and sinew instead of bulky armor.
Viper 1. Viper Default.jpg 2. Viper Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Viper Primal.jpg 4. Viper Simulant.jpg 5. Viper Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 War Chest
Description Originally part of the primal zerg, the viper's sequences were incorporated 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. Vipers with hammerhead cranial implants demonstrate dramatic increases in prehensile proboscis precision.
Zergling 1. Zergling Default.jpg 2. Zergling Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Zergling Mutant.jpg 4. Zergling Primal.jpg 5. Zergling Simulant.jpg 6. Zergling Cerberus.jpg
Zergling Metabolic Boost Upgraded 1. Zergling Upgraded Default.jpg 2. Zergling Upgraded Leviathan Brood.jpg 3. Zergling Upgraded Mutant.jpg 4. Zergling Upgraded Primal.jpg 5. Zergling Upgraded Simulant.jpg 6. Zergling Upgraded Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Leviathan Brood Mutant Primal Simulant Cerberus
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the zerg BlizzCon 2019 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, but 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. Zergling nervous systems are so hyperactive that Cerberus engineers had to affix two antennas to control their movement properly.

Structures[]

Name Skins
Baneling Nest 1. Baneling Nest Default.jpg 2. Baneling Nest Simulant.jpg 3. Baneling Nest Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description The zerg hive cluster must have a baneling nest to add the baneling breed's genetic code. Once a nest is in place, any zergling on the field can be commanded to form a fleshy chrysalis for a brief pupation state, and then it will burst forth as a baneling—a foul, bloated creature with bulbous, acid filled green sacs pulsating on its back. The upper half of the Simulant baneling nest is held aloft by the same antigravity technology deployed in terran battlecruisers. To trigger the collapse of key terran fortifications, Cerberus baneling nests have been rigged to detonate in cave networks across Tyrador IX.
Evolution Chamber 1. Evolution Chamber Default.jpg 2. Evolution Chamber Simulant.jpg 3. Evolution Chamber Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description Gene sequences twist and merge within the evolution chamber, generating improvements for the zerg army. Like other Simulant structures, the evolution chamber is constructed from a polymeric alloy capable of flexing to accommodate the rolling biomechanical processes within. After months of frustration in the Cerberus bioengineering department, it was discovered that pumping an evolution chamber's arteries full of command pheromones could just about tame the structure's hyperadaptive tendencies.
Extractor 1. Extractor Default.jpg 2. Extractor Simulant.jpg 3. Extractor Cerberus.jpg
Extractor Rich 1. Extractor Default - Rich.jpg 2. Extractor Simulant - Rich.jpg 3. Extractor Cerberus - Rich.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description This is a biological structure that digests vespene gas before excreting it in small flesh sacs. The sacs are perfectly designed to be easily transportable by a drone. Planning documents indicate that the Simulant Project's extractors were intended to be purely decorative. It remains unclear when they shifted to full vespene production. Cerberus extractors pulse unremittingly beneath Tyrador IX's surface, leeching every trace of vespene gas from the planet's crust to power further expansion.
Hatchery 1. Hatchery Default.jpg 2. Hatchery Simulant.jpg 3. Hatchery Cerberus.jpg 4. Hatchery Classic.jpg
Lair Hatchery Upgrade 1. Lair Default.jpg 2. Lair Simulant.jpg 3. Lair Cerberus.jpg 4. Lair Classic.jpg
Hive Lair Upgrade 1. Hive Default.jpg 2. Hive Simulant.jpg 3. Hive Cerberus.jpg 4. Hive Classic.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus Classic
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the zerg War Chest 6 Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the free War Chest 6
Description Each colony has a heart. From digesting minerals to creating larva to generating creep, hatcheries hold the genetic blueprints for the zerg. By the time the Simulant Project's replica hatcheries mysteriously began producing a substance indistinguishable from creep, the directors had bigger problems to worry about. After verifying that their infiltration of Tyrador IX's subterranean environment had escaped detection, Cerberus began seeding the planet's extensive lava tubes with remote-operated hatcheries. The zerg broodmothers vied for dominance over one another in the absence of the Queen of Blades. Many of those who were weak were displaced from their colonies and perished. Others discovered abandoned, dormant hatcheries and set to work raising new broods.
Hydralisk Den 1. Hydralisk Den Default.jpg 2. Hydralisk Den Simulant.jpg 3. Hydralisk Den Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description The zerg took the structure of the peaceful slothien and evolved it to create the hydralisk den. Over time, it developed a biological exoskeleton to protect its flesh. Investigators were never able to ascertain the purpose of the deadly vanadium blades sprouting from the hydralisk den, nor the individual responsible for placing them there. Abandoning the invasion of Tyrador IX was never an option for Cerberus, which needs to demonstrate metrics like "+20% hydralisk production efficiency in real-world scenarios" to earn out its funding agreements.
Infestation Pit 1. Infestation Pit Default.jpg 2. Infestation Pit Simulant.jpg 3. Infestation Pit Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description The infestation pit is where genetics run wild, cultivating a vast array of diseases, plague cells, and neural parasites. Only the most efficient of these maladies are utilized by infestors. The first suggestion of the Simulant Project AI malfunction came when the infestor den stopped responding to its maintenance technicians. Neural parasites from judiciously distributed infestation pits ensure that any adventurous spelunkers who happen across Cerberus-occupied lava tubes report technical difficulties, then are never heard from again.
Lurker Den 1. Lurker Den Default.jpg 2. Lurker Den Simulant.jpg 3. Lurker Den Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description From a distance, the lurker den appears to be more bone than flesh. Upon closer inspection, the exterior is more like a grooved, thick leather. The process of generating nano-tipped lurker spines generated tremendous heat, which the Simulant lurker den dissipates through a convoluted network of vents and cooling fins. Anticipating the need for advance lookouts and a stealthy first line of defense, Cerberus produced an abundance of lurker dens to support their infestation of Tyrador IX.
Nydus Network 1. Nydus Network Default.jpg 2. Nydus Network Simulant.jpg 3. Nydus Network Cerberus.jpg
Nydus Worm Spawned from Nydus Network 1. Nydus Worm Default.jpg 2. Nydus Worm Simulant.jpg 3. Nydus Worm Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description Nydus networks evolved from a combination of nydus canals and the desire of the broodmothers to surprise and swarm. When activated by chemical stimuli, nydus networks form tunnels underground across the battlefield. A scanner sweep conducted after the dissolution of the Simulant Project revealed a convoluted network of unauthorized nydus tunnels honeycombing the facility. Remote-operated nydus networks ensure that the second invasion of Tyrador IX will come from everywhere at once, hopefully facilitating an outcome more palatable to the Cerberus executive board.
Roach Warren 1. Roach Warren Default.jpg 2. Roach Warren Simulant.jpg 3. Roach Warren Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description Generating roaches and ravagers require dark, humid conditions. The roach warren is a perfectly constructed biological organ that replicates this environment precisely. Significant polymer-alloy innovations were necessary to develop innovations for the Simulant roach warren that would withstand the turmoil of its internal acid generation. Cerberus adaptations of zerg structures like the roach warren produce self-replicating blueprints for remote control equipment to be installed synchronous with larval development.
Spawning Pool 1. Spawning Pool Default.jpg 2. Spawning Pool Simulant.jpg 3. Spawning Pool Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description The spawning pool's large chambers have grown to house the genetic mutations of zerg organisms other than the zergling including a flightless variant of the queen. Polymer-titanium composites allow the simulant spawning pool to flex and conform to the volatile ooze it contains. Cybernetic enhancements keep Cerberus spawning pools in temperature and pH ranges considerably more precise than their pure-biological antecedents.
Spine Crawler Root and Uproot 1. Spine Crawler Default.jpg 2. Spine Crawler Simulant.jpg 3. Spine Crawler Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description Following the Brood War, the swarm generated spine crawlers to better protect itself from ground threats. They are capable of repositioning around the battlefield to gain better control of an area. The spearpoint terminating in a monomolecular tip allows the Simulant spine crawler to penetrate even the thickest terran armor. Cerberus has tasked thousands of remote-control spine crawlers with expanding the lava tube networks that criss-cross Tyrador IX's crust.
Spire 1. Spire Default.jpg 2. Spire Simulant.jpg 3. Spire Cerberus.jpg
Greater Spire 1. Greater Spire Default.jpg 2. Greater Spire Simulant.jpg 3. Greater Spire Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description The towering nests of the mantis screamers formed the basis for the zerg spire. The stalks that form its foundation are made from flexible muscle. A reservoir of propellant gas for Simulant mutalisks and corruptors keeps the spire bobbing against its restraint cables. Mutalisks from subterranean Cerberus spires exhibit echolocative hunting behavior absorbed from Tyrador gigabats, previously the planet's scariest cave-dwelling creature.
Spore Crawler Root and Uproot 1. Spore Crawler Default.jpg 2. Spore Crawler Simulant.jpg 3. Spore Crawler Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description Spore colonies were not enough to prevent the Overmind's elimination. In order to protect their species, the zerg evolved their air defense, creating the more flexible spore crawlers. The first terran pilot to discover that the Simulant spore crawler's fake ammunition had been replaced by a nano-facsimile of the real thing was awarded a generous pension and gold-plated replacement legs. Cerberus spore crawlers amass in caverns near Tyrador IX's surface like great fields of pulsing, spiny stalagmites.
Ultralisk Cavern 1. Ultralisk Cavern Default.jpg 2. Ultralisk Cavern Simulant.jpg 3. Ultralisk Cavern Cerberus.jpg
Name Default Simulant Cerberus
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the zerg War Chest 6
Description This cavern is filled with dangerous biological deposits infused with high radiation. The chemical reactions created within are used to create the genetic code required for the ultralisk. The Simulant Project ultralisk cavern houses its radioactive innards within a converted battlecruiser engine heatshield. This ultralisk cavern churns out three sets of gleaming forged-titanium blades every hour, an intimidating purpose only slightly undermined by the fact that--as a Cerberus vice president once wryly observed--the lights above its mouth look like goofy little eyes.

Protoss[]

Units[]

Name Skins
Adept 1. Adept Default.jpg 2. Adept Forged.jpg 3. Adept Collector's Edition.jpg 4. Adept Purifier.jpg 5. Adept Golden Age.jpg 6. Adept Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Collector's Edition Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Even battle-hardened Ihan-rii adepts needed time to get their bearings after a distress signal woke them from deep stasis on the fringes of the Koprulu Sector.
Carrier and Interceptor 1. Carrier Default.jpg 2. Carrier Forged.jpg 3. Carrier Amon's Armada.jpg 4. Carrier Purifier.jpg 5. Carrier Golden Age.jpg 6. Carrier Ihan-rii.jpg 7. Carrier Classic.jpg
Name Default Forged Amon's Armada Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii Classic
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 War Chest Unlocked with purchase of the BlizzCon 2019 ticket or virtual ticket
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. The animated stone developed by the Ihan-rii protoss is light, durable, and chemically inert, making it perfect material for massive deep-space ships. Carriers modeled after the legendary flagship Gantrithor continue to be built in certain corners of protoss space, to honor Tassadar and the sacrifice he made.
Colossus 1. Colossus Default.jpg 2. Colossus Forged.jpg 3. Colossus Tal'darim.jpg 4. Colossus Collector's Edition.jpg 5. Colossus Purifier.jpg 6. Colossus Golden Age.jpg 7. Colossus Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Tal'darim Collector's Edition Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. The many stone components of the Ihan-rii are levitated and held together by void energies emanated from reporposed xel'naga dynamos.
Dark templar 1. Dark Templar Default.jpg 2. Dark Templar Forged.jpg 3. Dark Templar Purifier.jpg 4. Dark Templar Golden Age.jpg 5. Dark Templar Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Early in their training, Ihan-rii protoss are bound to a void crystal that resonates with a unique psionic signature. Once they reach adulthood, this crystal is sharpened into a deadly spearpoint.
Disruptor 1. Disruptor Default.jpg 2. Disruptor Forged.jpg 3. Disruptor Purifier.jpg 4. Disruptor Golden Age.jpg 5. Disruptor Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Ihan-rii disruptors draw crackling green energy from the crystal cores of their capital ships. Anything biological that makes contact with the central power core is promptly vaporized.
High templar 1. High Templar Default.jpg 2. High Templar Forged.jpg 3. High Templar Purifier.jpg 4. High Templar Golden Age.jpg 5. High Templar Ihan-rii.jpg
Archon 1. Archon Default.jpg 2. Archon Forged.jpg 3. Archon Purifier.jpg 4. Archon Golden Age.jpg 5. Archon Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Unable to reach the "Zeratul" whose distress signal had wrested them from deep stasis, the Ihan-rii made their way to the system that, long ago, they called home.
Immortal 1. Immortal Default.jpg 2. Immortal Forged.jpg 3. Immortal Adun.jpg 4. Immortal Purifier.jpg 5. Immortal Golden Age.jpg 6. Immortal Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Adun Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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 the ideals that united the protoss in times of trouble. Ihan-rii heroes who die honorably are interred four-legged robotic sarcophagi, which carry their remains to future battles, armed with tremendous cannons.
Mothership 1. Mothership Default.jpg 2. Mothership Forged.jpg 3. Mothership Purifier.jpg 4. Mothership Golden Age.jpg 5. Mothership Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. The Ihan-rii protoss believe themselves to be the only true descendants of the xel'naga, a message they convey proudly on the runes that adorn their motherships.
Observer 1. Observer Default.jpg 2. Observer Forged.jpg 3. Observer Purifier.jpg 4. Observer Golden Age.jpg 5. Observer Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifer Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. For millennia, the Ihan-rii have deployed observers to monitor the other protoss sects and the zerg without concern of being discovered.
Oracle 1. Oracle Default.jpg 2. Oracle Forged.jpg 3. Oracle Purifier.jpg 4. Oracle Golden Age.jpg 5. Oracle Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. The Ihan-rii have dispatched oracles to investigate the Behemoth-class battlecruiser that approached them in orbit around Tyrador IX.
Phoenix 1. Phoenix Default.jpg 2. Phoenix Forged.jpg 3. Phoenix Purifier.jpg 4. Phoenix Golden Age.jpg 5. Phoenix Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Though the Ihan-rii phoenix stone construction doesn't inhibit its maneuverability or top speed, it does make it a more formidable missile when crash-landing.
Probe 1. Probe Default.jpg 2. Probe Junker.jpg 3. Probe Classic.jpg 4. Probe Forged.jpg 5. Probe Purifier.jpg 6. Probe Golden Age.jpg 7. Probe Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Junker Classic Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon purchasing the protoss BlizzCon 2019 War Chest
Description Designed by the Khalai to lay the foundation for protoss settlements, probes are self-sufficient 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. When not in use during periods of deep space hibernation, Ihan-rii probes fold into perfect cubes for compact storage.
Sentry 1. Sentry Default.jpg 2. Sentry Forged.jpg 3. Sentry Purifier.jpg 4. Sentry Golden Age.jpg 5. Sentry Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Long ago, the Ihan-rii protoss harnessed volatile xel'naga artifacts known as "nebula wells" to power their sentries. Few of these artifacts remain.
Stalker 1. Stalker Default.jpg 2. Stalker Forged.jpg 3. Stalker Advanced.jpg 4. Stalker Purifier.jpg 5. Stalker Golden Age.jpg 6. Stalker Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Advanced Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. These stalkers are inscribed with sacred runes meant to safeguard their animated stone armor against the heretic enemies of the Ihan-rii.
Tempest 1. Tempest Default.jpg 2. Tempest Forged.jpg 3. Tempest Purifier.jpg 4. Tempest Golden Age.jpg 5. Tempest Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. The dampening effects of the Ihan-rii tempest's stone surface enhances its ability to focus the incredible output of its kinetic matrix.
Void Ray 1. Void Ray Default.jpg 2. Void Ray Forged.jpg 3. Void Ray Purifier.jpg 4. Void Ray Golden Age.jpg 5. Void Ray Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. On Tyrador IX, a fleet of stone ships with shrieking void-energy beams appeared and blindsided the Cerberus zerg just as they overran New Canaan's defenses.
Warp Prism Transport Mode 1. Warp Prism - Transport Mode Default.jpg 2. Warp Prism - Transport Mode Forged.jpg 3. Warp Prism - Transport Mode Shakuras.jpg 4. Warp Prism - Transport Mode Purifier.jpg 5. Warp Prism - Transport Mode Golden Age.jpg 6. Warp Prism - Transport Mode Ihan-rii.jpg
Warp Prism Phasing Mode 1. Warp Prism - Phase Mode Default.jpg 2. Warp Prism - Phase Mode Forged.jpg 3. Warp Prism - Phase Mode Shakuras.jpg 4. Warp Prism - Phase Mode Purifier.jpg 5. Warp Prism - Phase Mode Golden Age.jpg 6. Warp Prism - Phase Mode Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Shakuras Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the protoss BlizzCon 2017 War Chest Unlocked for purchase of $2.49 USD. Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the protoss Katowice 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the protoss BlizzCon 2018 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 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. Unfurled, the Ihan-rii warp prism evokes a flower that once covered the hillsides of their homeworld, referred to by its current residents as "Tyrador IX."
Zealot 1. Zealot Default.jpg 2. Zealot Forged.jpg 3. Zealot Judicator.jpg 4. Zealot Purifier.jpg 5. Zealot Golden Age.jpg 6. Zealot Ihan-rii.jpg 7. Zealot Classic.jpg
Name Default Forged Judicator Purifier Golden Age Ihan-rii Classic
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 Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the protoss BlizzCon 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the free 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. Zealots of the Ihan-rii protoss believe the xel'naga will one day to bless valiant warriors with eternal godhood. To demonstrate their fearlessness, many zealots went without head armor during the Great War. This practice has since been discontinued.

Structures[]

Name Skins
Assimilator 1. Assimilator Default.jpg 2. Assimilator Forged.jpg 3. Assimilator Ihan-rii.jpg
Assimilator Rich 1. Assimilator Default - Rich.jpg 2. Assimilator Forged - Rich.jpg 3. Assimilator Ihan-rii - Rich.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 2 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description Even the highly advanced protoss appreciate the myriad applications of vespene gas. They developed assimilators to harvest this useful resource. Tal'darim assimilators greedily wretch vespene gas from the ground, triggering earthquakes and decimating surrounding ecosystems. The Ihan-rii protoss consider themselves very generous for allowing terrans to continue living on, let alone mining vespene gas from, their ancient and sacred homeworld, which they call Arakyr.
Cybernetics Core 1. Cybernetics Core Default.jpg 2. Cybernetics Core Forged.jpg 3. Cybernetics Core Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 8 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The protoss are known to pair their elite fallen warriors with artificial bodies, granting them a second life in glorious combat. The cybernetics core plays a large role in developing this technology. All cybernetics cores posses the means to bind biological beings to elaborate machinery; in Tal'darim cybernetics cores, the main difference is the process is unimaginably painful. Terran recon of Ihan-rii settlements yielded footage of a structure resembling the contemporary protoss cybernetics core, though the energies produced by the Ihan-rii version were wildly different.
Dark Shrine 1. Dark Shrine Default.jpg 2. Dark Shrine Forged.jpg 3. Dark Shrine Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 13 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The dark shrine once stood as a monument to the independent society of the Nerazim. After rejoining the khalai, the Nerazim repurposed it for a training ground for the dark templar. None but the blood hunters, enforcer's of the Highlord's malevolent will, know what transpires within the Tal'darim dark shrine. The superheated fumes venting from the top of the Ihan-rii dark shrine suggest infernal internal temperatures, though terran thermal analysis indicates the animated stone exterior is near-freezing.
Fleet Beacon 1. Fleet Beacon Default.jpg 2. Fleet Beacon Forged.jpg 3. Fleet Beacon Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 15 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description Fleet beacons serve to strengthen the connection of any nearby stargate to the psionic matrix, enabling the warp transport of massive capital ships. The Tal'darim fleet beacon forces an almost certainly inadvisable amount of psionic energy through its central sphere, enabling the teleportation of massive and heavily armored warships. Back on Arakyr at last, the Ihan-rii built powerful fleet beacons to scan the depths of space for other survivors of their ancient civilization.
Forge 1. Forge Default.jpg 2. Forge Forged.jpg 3. Forge Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The forge houses phase-smiths working tirelessly to improve the weapons, armor, and ships of their brethren. These elite engineers will not rest until the day Aiur is reclaimed. Inside Tal'darim forges, captured Khalai engineers are interrogated for their technological secrets. The Ihan-rii mine void crystals from veins along Arakyr's southern pole, storing them vacuum-sealed in their forges' deepest chambers.
Gateway 1. Gateway Default.jpg 2. Gateway Forged.jpg 3. Gateway Ihan-rii.jpg
Gateway - Warp Gate 1. Gateway - Warp Gate Default.jpg 2. Gateway - Warp Gate Forged.jpg 3. Gateway - Warp Gate Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 4 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 5 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description Following the Brood War, the protoss reverse engineered the ancient warp technology of the xel'naga. Gateways can now transport warriors to distant battlefields within seconds. The Tal'darim gateway can warp warriors from much further away than its Khalai counterparts. One downside of the additional power is that the passengers are occasionally torn into bits en route. Interspecies relations on Tyrador IX faced their toughest test yet when a terran dignitary visiting an Ihan-rii settlement touched a gateway and was immediately (and messily) vaporized by excess void energies.
Nexus 1. Nexus Default.jpg 2. Nexus Forged.jpg 3. Nexus Ihan-rii.jpg 4. Nexus Classic.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii Classic
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 1 with the protoss War Chest 6 Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the free War Chest 6
Description The nexus can act as an anchor allowing protoss to access the psionic matrix across the galaxy. Recent technological advancements have enabled these focal points to manipulate space and time itself. Long ago, the Tal'darim adapted a captured Khalai nexus to maximize its architectural brutality, with a supercharged khaydarin crystal restrained by psionic prongs at its peak. The Ihan-rii welcome terran delegations into their settlements, but never inside their imposing stone nexuses, from which strange ululations and distant heartbeat-sounds emanate. Following the Brood War, the Daelaam dedicated a great many phase-smiths to retrofit older nexuses with the latest chronal distortion technology.
Photon Cannon 1. Photon Cannon Default.jpg 2. Photon Cannon Forged.jpg 3. Photon Cannon Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 6 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description Protoss phase-smiths can outfit their defensive structures with powerful antimatter cannons and advanced detection measures. Experiments with integrating photon cannons with warp technology widely ended in failure. Despite their commitment to a rigid warrior code, the Tal'darim have no problem building cannons in secret to rain devastation on their enemy's mineral lines. The phase disruptor housing of the Ihan-rii photon cannon features a distinctive wing-shape inspired by a majestic avian creature that once ruled Tyrador IX's skies, at least until it was hunted to extinction by early terran settlers.
Pylon 1. Pylon Default.jpg 2. Pylon Judicator.jpg 3. Pylon Forged.jpg 4. Pylon Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Judicator Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching Level 20 with Protoss Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 3 with the protoss War Chest 6
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. Each Tal'darim pylon crackles with enough psionic energy to power sixteen gateways. Across areas of Tyrador IX recolonized by the Ihan-rii, proliferating fields of luminescent pylons produce an ethereal glow visible from orbit.
Robotics Bay 1. Robotics Bay Default.jpg 2. Robotics Bay Forged.jpg 3. Robotics Bay Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 10 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The robotics bay serves as the primary research and development facility of the khalai's foremost phase-smiths. Terrazine fumes leak from the dark, ominous claw that is the Tal'darim robotics bay. The segmented assembly arms of the Ihan-rii robotics bay move with flexibility and speed that belie their stone composition.
Robotics Facility 1. Robotics Facility Default.jpg 2. Robotics Facility Forged.jpg 3. Robotics Facility Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 9 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description Phase-smiths require expansive facilities to warp in enormous war automatons, such as the colossus. An armored housing and heavy-duty reinforced anchors give the Tal'darim robotics facility an intimidating profile. The Ihan-rii have been evasive when questioned about the frenzied activity of their newly constructed robotics facilities, which churn out heavily armed units at all hours of the day and night.
Shield Battery 1. Shield Battery Default.jpg 2. Shield Battery Forged.jpg 3. Shield Battery Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 7 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description Shield batteries were largely abandoned in the wake of the Brood War due to advancements in shield regeneration. After improvements were made to its throughput and capacity, some factions reintegrated the technology. Though the Tal'darim have access to shield batteries, they typically prefer to invest their resources in more aggressive pursuits. To justify their construction of a vast shield battery defense network and a powerful standing army, the Ihan-rii cite "defense against unruly wildlife."
Stargate 1. Stargate Default.jpg 2. Stargate Forged.jpg 3. Stargate Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 12 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The process of warping in capital ships requires such a vast amount of energy that the excess light emissions can be witnessed from vast distances. The elongated structure of the Tal'darim stargate helps newly summoned ships accelerate out of the bay directly into battle. Though the Ihan-rii claim to be satisfied with partial inhabitation of their ancestral homeworld, their stargates have begun to produce interstellar capital ships, which would suggest somewhat more imperial motives.
Templar Archives 1. Templar Archives Default.jpg 2. Templar Archives Forged.jpg 3. Templar Archives Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 14 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The high templar hone their psionic abilities through by accessing and studying the memories and experiences of their predecessors. In between battles, Tal'darim warriors ranked highly on the Chain of Ascension can visit the templar archives to relive their most heroic feats. Ihan-rii templar archives contain the civilization's most closely guarded secrets, including religious texts and instructions for the gruesome semi-organic generation of animated stone.
Twilight Council 1. Twilight Council Default.jpg 2. Twilight Council Forged.jpg 3. Twilight Council Ihan-rii.jpg
Name Default Forged Ihan-rii
Requirements Initially available Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the protoss Katowice 2019 War Chest Unlocked upon reaching tier 11 with the protoss War Chest 6
Description The twilight council swerves as a meeting point for representatives of the Daelaam to discuss the betterment of all protoss. Another stolen Khalai structure, the Tal'darim twilight council's architecture is more intimidating and somber, though the upgrades it bestows are identical. Ihan-rii council elders have found the return to their homeworld, Arakyr, both familiar and unsettling. Much has changed in their long absence, including a decline in air quality and the extinction of several beloved species, both attributable to terran development.

Development[]

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.[4]

The unused "Mercenary Collection" model set, many of the assets are re-used or slightly modified from WoL mercenaries or other campaign units, while others are unique.

Cut Skin Descriptions[]

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

Name Skins
Orbital command 2. Orbital Command Special Forces.jpg
Name Special Forces
Description The cutting-edge scanners on this orbital command render most reconnaissance missions unnecessary – much to the relief of the low-ranking marines usually tasked with locating the enemy.
Planetary fortress 2. Planetary Fortress Special Forces.jpg
Name Special Forces
Description The latest planetary fortresses have cannons so powerful that their anchors must be driven three times deeper to prevent them from skidding backward each time they fire.
Name Skins
Creep tumor Used and Unused 2. Creep Tumor Simulant.jpg
Name Simulant
Description Sophisticated nanotechnology must lie at the heart of creep tumors created by rogue Simulant queens, though further investigation has been stymied by the tumors' tendency to detonate when cut open.
Greater spire 2. Greater Spire Simulant.jpg
Name Simulant
Description Officially, the Simulant Project never completed a replica of the greater spire. Photographs suggesting the contrary have been dismissed as elaborate fakes by Dominion representatives.
Lair 2. Lair Simulant.jpg
Name Simulant
Description When the first Simulant Project hatchery mutated into a lair, an internal audit was launched, though the engineer responsible was never discovered.
Hive 2. Hive Simulant.jpg
Name Simulant
Description The further mutation of several Simulant Project lairs into full-blown hives would probably have triggered a fastidious investigation if anybody had still been around to perform one.
Nydus worm 2. Nydus Worm Simulant.jpg
Name Simulant
Description Though the Simulant Project nydus worm lacks the original's musculoskeletal indestructibility, it smells a whole lot better inside.
Name Skins
Archon 1. Archon Default.jpg
Name Default
Description Archons boast overwhelming psionic power, but it comes at a high cost. Two templar must sacrifice themselves for an archon to be formed, making each one an embodiment of unparalleled heroism.

References[]

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  3. 2016-11-05. BlizzCon 2016: Foundations for the Future. Youtube. Accessed 2016-11-05.
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