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A mutalisk extruding a glaive wurm

The glaive wurm, or glave wurm, is a semi-sentient[1] parasite utilized by mutalisks. Mutalisks attack by firing the parasites[2] with great force.[1] The parasites may bounce off and strike multiple targets while disintegrating explosively.[2]

The glaive wurms are launched from a mutalisk's modified ovipositor.[3] They trace their origins to the glave parasite, which bonded with the mantis screamers prior to their assimilation by the zerg.[1]


The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft which is no longer valid.

The glaive wurm was originally intended as a queen weapon during pre-release versions of StarCraft.[4] It ended up being used as the primary weapon of the mutalisk.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2014-09-25, Mutalisk Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-09-27
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mutalisk. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed 2008-08-24.
  3. Bogdanove, Kal-El. "Frenzy." (Feb. 28, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Frenzy Accessed 2013-02-28.
  4. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.

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