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"Lurker, attacks many foes while burrowed. Effective against light enemies."

- Abathur(src)

Lurker
Lurker SC2 DevRend2
Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Zerg SC2 Icon Zerg Swarm

Campaign

Heart of the Swarm

Role

Burrowed Attacker

Armament

Subterranean Spines

Production
Minerals

50 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1

Control

3 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

15 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Hydralisk

Requires

Lurker den

Hotkey

E

Protection
Hit points

200

Armor

1 SC2ZergCarapace

Type
Armor type

Armored

Subterranean Spines
Damage

20 (+10 vs light)RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1.45

Range

6

Upgrade/level

+2 SC2ZergMissile

The lurker is a ranged zerg unit in StarCraft II.

Game UnitEdit

Lurkers serve as siege and harassment units, capable of defending key locations and control points. They deal splash damage to large numbers of units.[1]

Heart of the SwarmEdit

The lurker is useable in the Heart of the Swarm campaign as an evolution split from the hydralisk. It deals more damage and has more life than usual. Its counterpart is the impaler. Compared to the impaler, the lurker has lower range, but is more effective against zealots and marines thanks to its splash attacks.

Legacy of the VoidEdit

Lurker
Lurker SC2 Head1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Zerg SC2 Icon Zerg Swarm

Campaign

Legacy of the Void

Role

Burrowed Attacker

Armament

Subterranean Spines

Production
Evolves from

Hydralisk[2]

Requires

Lurker den

Movement
Speed

2.11

Protection
Hit points

200[2]

Armor

1[2]

Type
Armor type
Damage

20 + 10 vs. armored[3]

Cooldown

2[2]

Range

9[4]

Lurkers were re-introduced in Legacy of the Void as a standard zerg unit in multiplayer.

Upgrades and AbilitiesEdit

Lurker SC2 Game1

The lurker burrowed, and another attacking

Lurkers may attack only when burrowed.[5]

Does not require Burrow to be researched.

ve
  • Attack bonus for queens and zerg ground ranged units.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

The lurker den and lurker strains are exclusive to Kerrigan in Co-op Missions, unlocked once she reaches Level 5.

Upgrades and AbilitiesEdit

Lurkers may attack only when burrowed.[5]

Does not require Burrow to be researched.

ve
SeismicSpines SC2 Icon Seismic Spines

Lurkers gain +3 attack range.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 4.
Acquisition
Purchased from Hydralisk den / lurker den
Hotkey E
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 120Time SC2 Game1
ve
  • Attack bonus for queens and zerg ground ranged units.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Lurker/Development

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2014-11-07, New Units in Legacy of the Void. StarCraft Legacy, accessed on 2014-11-10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-11-08. Legacy of the Void: Multiplayer Preview. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-11-09.
  3. 2015-05-14, Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- May 14, 2015. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-05-20
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. 2015-04-15. Legacy of the Void Beta Balance Update -- April 15, 2015. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2015-05-11.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Burnes, Andrew. 2008-03-10. StarCraft 2 - Zerg Attack: New Screenshots, Unit Images & Unit Info! IGN.com Accessed 2008-03-10.

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