FANDOM


Devourer SC2 Art1

The devourer

The devourer is a zerg anti-air flyer.

OverviewEdit

Devourer SC1 Art1

A devourer during the Brood War

Devourers are an evolution of the mutalisk,[1] but have a wasp-like form, and are much larger, slower, but more durable.[2] They retain the mutalisk's signature tail,[2] from which they spit a venom of corrosive acid at aerial targets that can eat through the reinforced armor plating of terran and protoss capital ships.[1] The initial damage these globs inflict is not insignificant, but as spores build up on targets, they will eat through hull plating on the molecular level, making it easier for other attacks to penetrate ship armor.[2] A single spit of venom may splash over multiple targets.[1] The acid spores in the venom may hinder the fighting ability of the target,[3] such as reducing an enemy ship's speed,[2] and will reveal cloaked units.[2]

HistoryEdit

Devourer SC-FM Art1

The devourer's current morphology

Devourers were specifically designed to counter enemy capital ships as a heavy-duty anti-air flyer.[2] They were in use by the Great War.[4] Devourers continue to be used after the Brood War,[5] and remained in use during the Second Great War.[6] The Terran Dominion studied their remains at the Valhalla installation.[7]

Devourers were a regular sight among the zerg's aerial and stellar forces well into 2512. Under the reign of Overqueen Zagara, devourers were sometimes modified to transport and launch objects other than corrosive acid.[8]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraftEdit

For StarCraft gameplay information see: Devourer (StarCraft).

StarCraft IIEdit

For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Devourer (StarCraft II).

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Barba, Rick. StarCraft Field Manual (hardcover). Insight Editions, November 17, 2015.
  3. Devourer. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed on 2008-02-07
  4. Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.
  5. Dayton, Cameron. "Broken Wide." (March 5, 2010). Blizzard Entertainment. Broken Wide Accessed 2010-03-05.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Char background features (in English). 2013.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Engine of Destruction (in English). 2010-07-27.
  8. Zahn, Timothy (November 8, 2016). StarCraft: Evolution. Del Rey Books. ISBN 0425284735.