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

Game UnitEdit

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Toxic Nest

Place a hidden explosive mine which spreads creep and damages enemies which walk on them.

Hotkey X
Cooldown 20Time SC2 Game1
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.


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Virulent Nests

Enemies damaged by Toxic Nests drop 50% additional Biomass and slow enemy attack and movement speeds by 75% (20% for heroic units) for 5 seconds. Toxic Nests can not be targeted by the enemy.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Abathur level 3.

Heroes of the StormEdit

Heroes DevLog2

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

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Toxic nests in Heroes of the Storm

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


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