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The ultralisk cavern

The zerg ultralisk cavern is a shelled structure in which there are numerous high-radiation deposits and other dangerous substances. It is in this extremely hostile environment that the ultralisk gains its toughness. In addition, it provides all of the genetic coding for the larva to morph into the breed itself.[1]

Game Unit[]

StarCraft[]

Researched Upgrades[]

StarCraft: Brood War[]

During the Brood War, the ultralisk caverns could also provide additional genetic mutations for Anabolic Synthesis (for faster movement) and Chitinous Plating (for improved armor).[2]

ChitPlating Icon SC1.PNG
Chitinous Plating
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 133seconds
AnabolicSynthesis SC1 Upgrd1.png
Anabolic Synthesis
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey A
Cost 200 Minerals 200 Vespene gas 133seconds

Development[]

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft which is no longer valid.

The ultralisk cavern was previously named "radiation cluster".[3][4][5]

StarCraft II[]

In StarCraft II the ultralisk cavern is still required for production of ultralisks.

Researched Upgrades[]

SC2 ChitinousPlating Icon.jpg
Chitinous Plating
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 79seconds
ve
AnabolicSynthesis LotV Game1.JPG
Anabolic Synthesis

Increases Ultralisk speed when off creep from 4.13 to 4.95. The Ultralisk on-creep speed will remain the same at 5.36.

Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey A
Cost 150 Minerals 150 Vespene gas 42seconds
ve

Co-op Missions[]

The ultralisk and ultralisk cavern used by Kerrigan in Co-op Missions. Additional upgrades for the ultralisk become available when Kerrigan reaches Level 13.

Stetmann can construct mecha ultralisk caverns, which allow him to build mecha ultralisks.

Upgrades[]
SC2 ChitinousPlating Icon.jpg
Chitinous Plating

Ultralisks gain +2 armor.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals

Mastery: -2 Minerals per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 40 Minerals
100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -2 ZergVespene SC2 Game1.png per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 40 Vespene gas
60seconds

Mastery: -1.2seconds per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 24seconds
ve
SC2 BurrowCharge Icon.jpg
Burrow Charge

Ultralisks burrow and quickly move towards target point, stunning enemies for two seconds on eruption. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 9
Cooldown 10 seconds
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 13.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals

Mastery: -3 Minerals per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 60 Minerals
150 ZergVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -3 ZergVespene SC2 Game1.png per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 60 Vespene gas
60seconds

Mastery: -1.2seconds per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 24seconds
ve
SC2 TissueAssimilation Icon.jpg
Tissue Assimilation

Ultralisks heal 40% of the damage dealt with their attacks.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 13.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey T
Cost 150 Minerals

Mastery: -3 Minerals per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 60 Minerals
150 ZergVespene SC2 Game1.png
Mastery: -3 ZergVespene SC2 Game1.png per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 60 Vespene gas
60seconds

Mastery: -1.2seconds per Expeditious Evolutions mastery point. Down to a minimum 24seconds
ve

Development[]

Variants[]

Images[]

References[]

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif. Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif. Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  3. Beta image 56. Blizzard Archive. Accessed 2019-08-28.
  4. Beta image 56. StarCraft Evolution. Accessed 2019-08-28.
  5. Hidden Pics, Angelfire. Accessed on 2019-08-28.
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