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A corruptor
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The corruptor is a squid-like zerg flying unit.

OverviewEdit

Designed solely for use against aerial targets, corruptors are used against capital ships[1] and are deeply feared by both terrans and protoss. Fortunately for the Swarm's enemies, these giant brain-like creatures, with their snapping beaks and dangling tentacles, are usually found near only the most advanced hive clusters. The corruptor is a genetic marvel that can cover targets in acid, causing them to take additional damage from attacks.[2]

The corruptor's genetic template was lost during the Second Great War when the Swarm fragmented after the Battle of Char. The brood lord, an evolution of the corruptor, was nearly lost with it; when the brood lord's template was recovered it was rebased on the mutalisk.[3]

Game UnitEdit

Corruptor
Corruptor SC2 Head1
Corruptor SC2 Art1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Role

Heavy Assault Flyer

Armament

Parasite Spores

Properties
Sight range

10

Production
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1

Control

2 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Larva

Requires

Spire/Greater spire

Hotkey

C

Movement
Speed

2.9531

Acceleration

2.625

Lateral
acceleration

0

Deceleration

0

Collision radius

0.625

Protection
Hit points

200

Hit point
regen/second

0.2734

Armor

2 SC2ZergFlyerCarapace

Type
Armor type

Armored

Parasite Spores
Damage

14 (+6 vs massive)

Targets
  • Air
Cooldown

1.9

Range

6

Upgrade/level

+1/+2 vs massive SC2ZergFlyerAttacks

Function
Evolves to

Brood lord

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

0

Production
score

0

The corruptor attacks air units and aerial structures, including units lifted by Anti-Gravity and even colossi. Corruptors are strong against battlecruisers, phoenixes, and mutalisks, but are weak against vikings and void rays. Corruption isn't used in the campaign.

AbilitiesEdit

BroodLordMorph SC2 Icon1 Brood Lord Morph
Usage
Requires

Greater spire

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Zerg SC1

Activation/
Build Time

34 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

B

Notes

The corruptor can morph into a brood lord.

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Corruption SC2 Icon1 Corruption
Usage
Duration

30 Time SC2 Game1

Cooldown

45 Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

C

Notes

The corruptor covers a single unit in slime. For the duration, that unit suffers an extra 20% damage.

When researched, the ability starts within cooldown (so the ability cannot immediately be used). Cannot be used in the campaign.

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UpgradesEdit

SC2 ZergAirWeap Flyer Attacks
Evolved at
Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

175 Minerals Terran SC1

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

175 Gas Zerg SC1

250 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes
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SC2 ZergAirCara Flyer Carapace
Evolved at
Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Zerg SC1

225 Gas Zerg SC1

300 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg air units.
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StrategiesEdit

Corruptor SC2 Art2
Corruptor closeup

Corruptors have a weak attack but high health. They may outlast low armor and low damage unit like the mutalisk and phoenix. They are also effective against massive air units and colossi due to bonus damage and Corruption.

Corruptors should avoid void rays which have fully-charged attacks or have activated Prismatic Alignment, since void rays deal extra damage to armored units. Vikings should also be avoided for the same reason.

Heart of the Swarm CampaignEdit

The corruptor is not in the zerg tech tree in the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm campaign. The brood lord, in competition with the viper, may become a mutalisk evolution following the Mutalisk Evolution mission.[3]

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Corruptor/Development

ReferencesEdit

  1. Overview: Zerg, accessed on 2011-01-13
  2. Game Unit: Corruptor. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2010-08-22
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Mutalisk Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.
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