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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.

The toxic nest is a structure exclusive to Abathur in Co-op Missions.

Game Unit[edit | edit source]

Places a hidden explosive mine which spreads creep and damages enemies which walk on them. Can store up to 5 charges.

Hotkey X
Cooldown 20seconds
Mastery: -0.2seconds per Toxic Nest Maximum Charges and Cooldown mastery point. Down to a minimum 14 seconds

Mastery: +1 charge per Toxic Nest Maximum Charges and Cooldown: mastery point. Up to a maximum of 35 charges

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.

Toxic nests are placed as a calldown ability from Abathur's top menu. Abathur can store up to 5 of them at once, creating a new one every 20 seconds if there are slots available. They can be placed anywhere the player has vision to.

They explode (hotkey X) to deal 125 damage to enemies when they pass. The explosion can be set to autocast, or manually triggered. Toxic nests also provide creep.

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

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Virulent Nests

Enemies damaged by Toxic Nests drop 50% additional Biomass; also slow those enemies attack and movement speeds by 75% (20% for heroic units) for 5 seconds. Toxic Nests have a 50% chance to respawn on death.

Enemy Drops Double Biomass Chance Mastery: Enemies can drop double biomass with a chance of 1.5% per mastery point.


Completed Toxic Nests are burrowed and thus escape normal attacks. If Toxic Nests are spawning or the enemy forces have detection, they can be targeted and attacked.
Mastery: +1.5% chance per Enemy Drops Double Biomass Chance mastery point. Up to a maximum +45% chance

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur level 3.

Heroes of the Storm[edit | edit source]

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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

Toxic nests in Heroes of the Storm

Toxic nests were initially introduced as an ability for Abathur in Heroes of the Storm.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). June 2, 2015
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