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Corpser
Corpser SC2-HotS Portrait
Corpser SC2-HotS Rend1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Zerg SC2 Icon Kerrigan's Swarm

Campaign

Heart of the Swarm

Base unit

Roach

Role

Medium ranged creature

Armament

Acid Saliva

Properties
Transport
size

2

Sight range

9

Production
Minerals

75 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

25 ZergVespene SC2 Game1

Control

2 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

27 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Larva

Requires

Roach Warren

Movement
Speed

2.25

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

46.0625

Deceleration

0

Creep
multiplier

x 1.3

Collision radius

0.625

Protection
Hit points

120 (Heart of the Swarm campaign only)

Hit point
regen/second
  • 0.2734
  • 5 (burrowed)
  • 10 (burrowed with Tunneling Claws) GlialReconstitution SC2 Game1
Armor

1

Type

Biological

Armor type

Armored

Acid Saliva
Damage

16

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

2

Range

4

Upgrade/level

+2 SC2ZergMissile

Claws
Damage

16

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

2

Range

0.1 (melee)

Upgrade/levels

+2 SC2ZergMissile

Function
Produces

Roachling

The corpser is a variant strain of the roach that appears in Heart of the Swarm. It is the alternate to the vile roach.

OverviewEdit

During Kerrigan's resurgence, Abathur developed the corpser strain in a scantipede held captive by the protoss in a concealed research facility on the planet of Cantar. After collecting the essence of the scantipede, the corpser was formed. The corpser utilizes the parasitic injection ability of the scantipede: its acidic saliva melts away the flesh of its target, allowing its parasites to burrow and gestate in the target. Upon death, roachlings break free.[1]

Game UnitEdit

Enemies damaged by the corpser will spawn two roachlings if killed quickly.

Since the roachlings can act as cannon fodder, corpsers are effective against massed numbers of enemy troops, such as marines, zealots, and zerglings. The roachlings, however, are easily destroyed by splash damage attacks and deal poor damage per attack, so corpsers are less effective against larger targets. Despite this, the roachlings can still draw shots from attacks that would otherwise hit the corpsers themselves.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Roach Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.

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