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EvolutionChamber HotS Game1

The interior of an evolution chamber

The zerg evolution chamber is the result of the Overmind's view that complacency is the road to defeat, causing it to spur zerg evolution constantly. The evolution chamber provides a testing ground for the genetic code of lesser breeds, helping to increase the offensive and defensive capabilities of the zerg ground-based breeds. It is also required in order for a creep colony to mutate into a spore colony.[1]

The evolution chamber, in the form of the evolution pit, is also found within leviathans.[2]

Game StructureEdit

StarCraftEdit

Evolution Chamber
EvolutionChamber SC1 Game1
Structure
Race

Zerg

Production
Minerals

75 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Drone

Requires

Hatchery

Protection
Hit points

750

Armor

1

Function
Allows

Spore colony

Research

Researched UpgradesEdit

MeleeAttack Zerg SC1 Icon Melee Attacks
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

M

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

150 Gas Zerg SC1

200 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Hatchery

Lair

Hive

Notes
MissileAttack Zerg SC1 Icon Missile Attacks
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

150 Gas Zerg SC1

200 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Hatchery

Lair

Hive

Notes
  • +1 bonus to attack damage per level for hydralisks
  • +2 bonus to attack damage per level for lurkers
Carapace SC1 Upgrd1 Carapace
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

C

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

266 Time SC2 Game1

298 Time SC2 Game1

330 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes

DevelopmentEdit

EvolutionChamber SC1 DevGame2

Evolution chamber in the StarCraft alpha

Unlike its alpha appearance, the evolution chamber's form in the StarCraft beta was mostly identical to its end version, though had a distinctly more withered appearance.[3]

StarCraft IIEdit

Evolution Chamber
EvolutionChamber SC2 DevRend2
Structure
Race

Zerg

Properties
Broodlings
produced

6

Production
Minerals

75 Minerals Terran SC1

Build time

35 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Drone

Requires

Hatchery

Hotkey

V

Protection
Hit points

750

Armor

1

Type
Armor type

Armored

Function
Allows

Spore crawler

Research

See below

The evolution chamber appears in StarCraft II. When attacked and destroyed it appears to have a basic skeleton structure that falls out; containing a head, spinal column, and ribs.

Researched UpgradesEdit

SC2 ZergMeleeWeap Melee Attacks
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

M

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

150 Gas Zerg SC1

200 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes
Edit


SC2 ZergMissileWeap Missile Attacks
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

A

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

150 Gas Zerg SC1

200 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes
  • Attack bonus for queens and zerg ground ranged units.
Edit
SC2 ZergGrndCara Carapace
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

C

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 ground units.
Edit

Heart of the SwarmEdit

Main article: Evolution pit

The evolution chamber, in the form of an evolution pit, appears as its own environment in Heart of the Swarm. Zerg evolution is driven here in regards to upgrades and unit choices.[2]

DevelopmentEdit

EvolutionChamber SC2 DevRend1

Development model.

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

The evolution chamber has undergone numerous changes during the development of StarCraft II.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarCraft Legacy staff. 2011-05-30. May 2011 HoTS Gameplay Info. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2011-05-31.
  3. 2009-03-19, StarCraft Wire. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-01-19

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