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"They're infesting banshees too? Great."
Infested Banshee
Infested Banshee SC2-LotV Head1
InfestedBanshee SC2NCOGame
Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Zerg SC2 Icon Zerg Swarm

Infested Jarban Minor research team
Campaign

Nova Covert Ops

Role

Tactical-strike aircraft

Armament

Backlash rockets

Properties
Maximum energy

200 Energy Terran SC1

Movement
Speed

2.75

Protection
Hit points

140

Type
Armor type

Light

Backlash rockets
Damage

12

Attacks

2

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1.25

Range

6

Infested banshees are banshees infested by the zerg. In addition to retaining their rockets and cloak, infested banshees gain the ability to burrow in order to ambush prey.[1]

HistoryEdit

When the Umojan Protectorate expedition to Jarban Minor was overrun by the zerg, banshees and their pilots were infested and made to serve the Swarm. They were set up around the extraction devices, and burrowed near them to ambush would be attackers.

When Agent Nova Terra came to Jarban Minor to retrieve terrazine, she was forced to engage the infested banshees surrounding the extraction devices.[1]

GameplayEdit

Infested banshee appear in the Nova Covert Ops mission Night Terrors. They are comparable to the normal terran banshee, but will appear from the ground once Nova's army approaches too closely. Nova's snipe, liberator anti-air, or goliaths and marines can take these out with relative ease.

When assaulting the far northwest extraction device, the zerg will send swarms of banshees at the player that focus the extraction device. However, target priority may mean anti-air liberators will focus the harder to kill corruptors first. Consider placing several missile turrets around this extractor, as they will both be a priority for the banshees and take them out with relative ease.

Infested banshees have the ability to cloak, but do not make use of it.[1]

AbilitiesEdit

Many zerg ground units may burrow, become invisible and may be revealed primarily by detectors, and may not move or attack. Exceptions are the roach, which may move while burrowed, the infestor, which may move and cast Infested Terran,[2] and the baneling, which can detonate while burrowed.

Some units can unburrow via autocast, causing them to emerge and attack when an enemy moves into range.

The ability is not smartcast.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 2 seconds to burrow, 1 second to unburrowTime SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair (WoL)
Hatchery (HotS/LotV)
ve

Co-op Missions Edit

Infested Banshees will be able to be built by Alexei Stukov in co-op missions.

TriviaEdit

An infested banshee portrait named Banshee Queen is available for players who preordered StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm digital deluxe or collectors' edition.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Nova Covert Ops, Night Terrors (in English). 2016-08-02.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment Staff. 2010-07-24. Infestor. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Collecstor's Edition. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). April 21, 2016

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