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The broodling is a StarCraft II unit.

Game UnitEdit

Wings of LibertyEdit

Broodlings are temporary units, lasting only six seconds. They are created when zerg structures that are not spine crawlers or spore crawlers are destroyed. The greater the health of the structure, the more broodlings spawn. Broodlings can also be spawned from the attacks of brood lords, which will do an initial burst of damage upon impact followed by the broodling landing near the target.

UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve

Heart of the SwarmEdit

In the Heart of the Swarm campaign, when Kerrigan reaches a certain level, she gains the ability to infect enemies she attacks with broodling spores. Enemy units killed quickly enough after being damaged by Kerrigan's attacks or abilities spawn two broodlings.

Legacy of the VoidEdit

In the Legacy of the Void campaign, queens retain the spawn broodling ability from their StarCraft incarnation, but do not use it. The ability will destroy a target non-heroic ground unit and spawn two broodlings.

Co-op MissionsEdit

Broodlings are available to all zerg commanders in Co-op Missions and will spawn from destroyed structures.

Alexei Stukov can use the infestation global ability to spawn broodlings from a target allied or enemy structure for a time. The Aggressive Incubation upgrade will double the number of broodlings spawned from these structures. Stukov can also upgrade his infested marines, infested colonists and infested troopers to spawn broodlings upon death. Stukov's brood queens also have the spawn broodling ability.

In the mutator "Alien Incubation," broodlings will spawn out of enemy corpses upon death, higher health units spawning more broodlings. These broodlings do not have a timed life and will move toward the bases of the players if there is no target around.

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Broodling/Development

The broodling used to be known as the mantaling.[1]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Q u o t e:

    What's that little guy floating over the brood lord? Mantaling?

    Close. Those are my Broodlings, vicious little critters. Avarius, Zogbar. 2009-12-15. New Blues - Avarius & Zhydaris!. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-12-15.