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The Devouring One is a specialized zergling strain, more powerful and resilient than its standard counterpart.

HistoryEdit

Ulrezaj's Dark VengeanceEdit

The dark archon Ulrezaj intended to use Devouring Ones in his attack on Shakuras. Using a technique to combine Dark Templar and zerg energy to create warped khaydarin crystals, he would control and summon zerglings and hydralisks from his base on Char and transform them into genetically enhanced zerg such as Devouring Ones with the false crystals. The technique rendered the Devouring Ones immune to the effects of the xel'naga temple.[1] The plot was foiled by heroes dispatched by Zeratul.[2][3]

Reign of FireEdit

Sarah Kerrigan gained control of a small number of previously uncontrolled Devouring Ones on Braxis via one of Mengsk's psi emitters, using them against the United Earth Directorate forces guarding the psi disrupter.[4]

Game UnitEdit

StarCraftEdit

Zergling SCR HeadAnim

Unit profile from StarCraft: Remastered

Devouring Ones appear in StarCraft: Brood War, as campaign-exclusive units.

AbilitiesEdit

Many zerg ground units may burrow, rendering themselves invisible but incapable of moving or attacking.

Acquisition
Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1

UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Required Hatchery
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

StarCraft IIEdit

DevouringOne SC2-HotS Decal1

Devouring One decal

A Devouring One decal is available in StarCraft II upon reaching level 19 with zerg. The decal is the outline of a zergling head.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Enslavers: Dark Vengeance bonus campaign, episode V: "Dark Vengeance" (in English). 1999-06-25. StarCraft Map Archives
  2. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Enslavers: Dark Vengeance bonus campaign, episode IVA: "Desperate Measures" (in English). 1999-05-28. StarCraft Map Archives
  3. Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-18.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Reign of Fire (in English). 1998
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013