Armored, Biological, Structure
The infestor extends a long tentacle, latching onto an enemy ground or air unit, which is then covered in green tentacles. This enables the infestor to control that unit, which changes to match the infestor's color. Units maintain their upgrades and special abilities while controlled by the zerg. Ground and air units may be controlled, but control reverts to the original player if the infestor is killed or once the duration passes. Units that move beyond the infestor's range revert to the original player's control.
A controlled probe can warp in structures.
An SCV will leave a structure unfinished if it reverts during the construction.
Affected drones will revert if it tries to mutate while under the infestor's control.
Affected larva can be morphed, but hatched unit returns to enemy player's control once the effect has worn off.
This ability cannot be used on transports that are currently carrying units.
Empty transports can be targeted but cannot be used to carry units.
Ability can be used on enemy infestors. Units mind controlled by affected infestors remain under player's control for normal duration, even after affected infestors revert to opponent's control.
This ability cannot be used while burrowed.
Increases infestor starting energy by 25.
Heart of the Swarm UpgradesEdit
Swoop: allows locusts spawned by swarm hosts to fly. Flying locusts can use Swoop. Legacy of the Void only.
The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.
- ↑ I was actually waiting for someone to think about that, as I was curious about it myself a few weeks ago.
You cannot load any units affected by the parasite into transports.Kapeselus. 2010-02-04. Question on neural parasite. Battle.net StarCraft II Gameplay Discussion Forum. Accessed 2010-02-04.
- ↑ StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Patch 1.4.0. Battle.net. Accessed 2011-09-20.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010