N/A (male personality)
Claws, Corrosive Expulsion
25 (+25 vs buildings)
50 (+25 vs buildings)
Dehaka is bipedal with a large left arm and a small right arm. The small right arm appears to be counterpart for a severed small left arm.
Dehaka perceived Kerrigan as the strongest zerg. He and his pack welcomed the new power by allying with the Swarm, believing Kerrigan would lead them to new essence. Dehaka correctly predicted that the other pack leaders would refuse to similarly adapt; the other pack leaders were destroyed by Kerrigan, including Zurvan. Kerrigan confronted Dehaka afterwards, confirming that Dehaka had known that Zurvan would turn on her. He did not deny this—one zerg would grow strong, the other would fall. Dehaka remained with the Swarm.
The following section contains timeline information which isn't necessarily in chronological order.
The Swarm arrived at Skygeirr Station, a Terran Dominion base. Dehaka was perplexed at the structure, but was nonetheless content, and eager to sample terran essence. Essence of another kind existed within the base however, that of protoss-zerg hybrids. While their essence was strong, Dehaka could not collect it. He knew the beings' creator served Amon, a being that would "devour all essence." Dehaka believed that if Amon succeeded, all change would stop, and all essence would be collected. And he was willing to fight to prevent that from happening.
Working with TerransEdit
The Swarm operated with Raynor's Raiders with the intent of retriving Jim Raynor from Dominion custody. Dehaka was disgruntled by the lack of essence to be found, and exchanged verbal barbs with Zagara. Kerrigan broke up the altercation, and forbid Dehaka from collecting essence in the area. Raynor was successfully rescued, but Dehaka noticed Kerrigan's silence afterwards.
Kerrigan took the Swarm to Korhal, intent on deposing Emperor Arcturus Mengsk. Dehaka noted the abundance of essence on the world, and how different it was from essences he had encountered in the past. He and his pack would collect it.
With the deployment of the Psi Destroyer, Dehaka and his pack were at an advantage, as they lacked the psionic connection that Swarm zerg shared. This made him immune to the Destroyer's effects, and he and his pack were able to sabotage its power links, allowing Kerrigan's zerg to destroy the device, giving the Swarm access to Augustgrad. Soon afterward, Dehaka and his pack participated in the final attack on Korhal Palace.
Dehaka's name is revealed when he joins the Swarm after "The Crucible". Before that, his unit is identified in-game as "Strange Creature."
Dehaka has the following abilities:
- Cliff Jumper (like a reaper)
- Drag (Q), Dehaka can drag another unit much like a viper. Cooldown 3.
- Mend (E), which heals Dehaka for 150 hit points and nearby allies for 50 hit points. Afterward, all targets regenerate 50% of this health over 15 seconds. Cooldown 10.
- Spawn (W), which summons 2 spawns. The spawns have half of Dehaka's hit points but deal full damage and last 30 seconds. This ability is on a cooldown.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Dehaka views primal zerg as the "true zerg" (as opposed to their Swarm counterparts).
Dehaka might be named for Azi Dahaka, an evil figure in Persian mythology.
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