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Locust
Locust SC2-HotS Rend1
Locust SC2 Head1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Properties
Life span

25 (HotS), 30 (LotV) Time SC2 Game1

Production
Produced from

Swarm host

Hotkey

C

Protection
Hit points

65

Armor

0 SC2ZergCarapace

Type

Biological

Armor type

Light

Acid Spit
Damage

12

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

0.6 (LotV)[1]

Range

3

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2ZergMissile

The locust is a unit spawned by the swarm host.

Overview

Locusts are short-lived,[2] ferocious, parasitic symbiotes which attack any nearby enemy with volleys of acidic saliva.[3] They are spawned from the millions of larvae that inhabit the swarm host's bloodstream. When the swarm host is threatened or engaged in combat, subtle chemical signals instruct the larvae to head for its incubator, where they are evolved into locusts.[2]

Game Unit

The swarm host creates 2 locusts manually, with a cooldown of 60 seconds. It is not autocast, but can be used whether the swarm host is burrowed or not.[4]

Upgrades

EnduringLocusts SC2-HotS Icon Enduring Locusts

Increases the lifespan of locusts by 10 seconds (to 25 seconds). This ability is removed in Legacy of the Void.[5]

Acquisition
Hotkey L
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 120Time SC2 Game1
ve
Flying Locusts

Swoop: allows locusts spawned by swarm hosts to fly. Flying locusts can use Swoop. Legacy of the Void only.

Acquisition
Hotkey L
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair

Heart of the Swarm Campaign

In the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm campaign, swarm hosts can be upgraded to produce locusts faster. The carrion strain can produce flying locusts.

Legacy of the Void

LegacyOfTheVoid SC2 Logo1

This article or section contains information from StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

The content may change substantially over time.

In Legacy of the Void, locusts can be spawned every 60 seconds. Spawning locusts is no longer auto-cast, and no longer requires the swarm host to be burrowed.

The flying locust upgrade allows locusts to land at a targeted location, allowing them to attack.[1]

Portrait

Locust SC2 Head2

Variant locust portrait

A variant locust portrait is available to zerg players via Heart of the Swarm's leveling system. It is unlocked at level 11.

Development

Locusts used to be able to target air units.[6]

Special Locust Strains

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 2015-03-31, StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Beta Release Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-04-03
  2. 2.0 2.1 2014-12-04, Swarm Host Science. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-12-06
  3. Swarm Host, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-01-08
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. 2015-04-07. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- April 9, 2015. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2015-05-11.
  5. 2015-03-31, StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Beta Release Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-04-03
  6. 2011-10-27, BlizzCon 2011: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm – Units and Abilities. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-06

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