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The stank is a variant strain of the ultralisk. During the Second Great War, a number of them were spawned on Meinhoff.[1]

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This article or section contains information derived from Co-op Missions, and should not be considered part of the official StarCraft storyline.

Later, they appeared on a fringe Terran Dominion colony of Chazington, and allied commanders were called in to destroy them.[2]

Game Unit

Left 2 Die

The stank appears in the map Left 2 Die as a zerg NPC unit. It has a boss bar when appears. Every once in a while it will do an extra powerful attack that makes a small hole in the ground and damages everything around it. The hit points increase according to the selected difficulty (ranging from 2000 on casual to 5000 on brutal).[1]

On "Night 2 Die" mode, the stank gains hit points with each appearance.

It has its own portrait in the map editor but uses the ultralisk portrait in-game. A Stank portrait is available for completing the Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em achievement.[1]

Co-op Missions

A stank fighting Swann's and Karax's forces during End War

Stanks appear as boss characters on the Dead of Night mission of Co-op Missions. They are boss infested, and have high hit points. Stanks are immune to the day time cycle of the map and deal heavy damage to structures.[2]


On hard difficulty in "Left 2 Die," killing a stank with no losses for it yields an achievement.

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Kill a Stank before it kills anything on Hard difficulty.

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Both players will receive the achievement, no matter which one delivered the killing blow.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Left 2 Die (in English). 2011-04-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017-03-01. Preview: Dead of Night. Youtube. Accessed 2017-03-01.