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Infested Terran
InfestedTerran SC1 Head1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Role

Suicide Bomber

Armament

Suicide

Properties
Size

Small

Sight range

5

Production
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

50 Gas Zerg SC1

Control

1 Control Zerg SC1

Build time

40 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Infested command center

Hotkey

I

Protection
Hit points

60

Armor

0

Combat
Ground attack

500LongboltMissiles SC2 DevGame1RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1

Attack range

1

An infested terran is a breed of zerg created when the zerg infest a terran with a hyper-evolutionary virus.[1][2] They are used as powerful suicide bombers.

Game UnitEdit

SC1 Infested Terran

The infested terran in StarCraft I

Infested terrans have more hit points than terran marines and much greater speed. They don't normally have a regular attack, but can explode to do 500 points of explosive damage. This will destroy many structures and nearly any ground unit. If an infested terran is set on an attack-move command, it will ignore any enemies in its path, and once it reaches the spot, it will explode on that spot and do no damage (unless there are any units nearby).

Infested terrans are produced from the infested command center. To acquire one, the zerg player must infest a damaged terran command center with a queen. In some games (those without a terran opponent) the structure is not available, so infested terrans cannot be created.

Infested terrans are created with a queue rather than through larvae; they are the only zerg units created this way in StarCraft I.

AbilitiesEdit

Burrow SC1 Able1 Burrow
Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

80 Time SC2 Game1

Evolved at

Hatchery/Lair/Hive

Hotkey

B

Usage
Hotkey

U

Notes

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

UpgradesEdit

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

StrategiesEdit

Despite their hit point and speed increase, infested terrans aren't particularly effective, as they are easily killed before they can get to their target. Covering them with Dark Swarm is a way around this weakness.

One strategy that can be effective is combining the abilities of overlords with those of infested terrans. Fully-loaded overlords can literally go on bombing runs over an enemy base, dropping the infested terrans as they fly. It is a risky strategy as the overlord can be caught and destroyed, but the eight infested terrans that an overlord can carry have the capacity to cause severe damage and chaos.

DevelopmentEdit

Infested terrans were originally referred to as "bug guys" in game files.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Neilson, Micky. "StarCraft: Hybrid." Amazing Stories 601 (Spring 2000): 70-75.
  2. Metzen, Chris; Chambers, Andy; StarCraft Legacy staff. 2007-08-31. BlizzCon 2007 StarCraft Lore Panel Editorial. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2007-12-02.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Map Editor. (Blizzard Entertainment) (in English). March 31, 1998

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