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The defiler is a zerg breed that uses toxic substances to support other zerg forces.
The defiler is a relatively rare zerg breed, resembling a silverfish in appearance and acting akin to a 'cancer factory' in function. Its core genus, if it has one, is unknown, as the defiler contains the DNA of all other zerg breeds and, unlike the larva, uses them to synthesize virus-like biochemicals. These biochemicals are extremely hazardous, resistant to the most effective anti-toxins, and, paradoxically, dangerous even to the zerg. Defilers have been known to cannibalize other zerg to fuel the metasynaptic processes that generate the biochemicals, often accompanied by zergling escorts for this very reason.
The defiler's body is host to countless small organisms that live on the carapace, constantly feeding on each other. The defiler can spontaneously launch a number of these creatures to swarm a location that make it difficult to target anything under the ensuing cloud. In addition, defilers can produce corrosive spores and hurl them at a target area, the spores exploding in a dense cloud. The highly toxic mist that results corrodes anything it touches. The spores are also prone to igniting due to a flammable accelerant contained in them.
- For StarCraft gameplay information see: Defiler (StarCraft).
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Defiler. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed on 2008-02-07
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
- ↑ Gerrold, David (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 2 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, August 10, 2010. ISBN 978-1427-81613-9.
- ↑ Medievaldragon. 2008-03-10, StarCraft II-Zerg Unveiled. Blizzplanet. Accessed on 2008-03-10
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, The Great Train Robbery (in English). 2010-07-27.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010