The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

The lurker den was a zerg structure set to appear in StarCraft II. It was evolved from the hydralisk den[3] and was required for the development of lurkers.[1] It was canceled by the beta as the lurker had been removed.[6] However, it is still in the map editor.

It was referred to as a lurker den in February 2009; it was previously known as the deep warren.[4]

It used to have a "cool" morph animation, but it was lost during development.[7] The morph animation is still in the map editor.[8] The lurker den (and its morph from hydralisk den) are available if playing as zerg on the custom map "Vulture Nest".[9]


The lurker den enabled the transformation of hydralisks into lurkers.

SC2 Lurker icon
Lurker Morph

Allows a hydralisk to morph into a lurker.[10] The mutation costs 1 control.[2]

Hotkey L[11][2]
Cost 50[11][12][2] Minerals Terran SC1 100[11][12][2] Gas Terran SC1 33[11][12][2]Time SC2 Game1 Hydralisk[10]


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Muscular Augments

Increases hydralisk movement speed by 25% on and off creep.

Purchased from Hydralisk den
Hotkey A
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 71.4Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
SeismicSpines SC2 Game1
Seismic Spines[13]

Increases the range of the lurker's attack from 6 to 9, giving it siege range.[13][14]

Purchased from Lurker den[15]
Cost 150[14] Minerals Terran SC1 150[14] Gas Terran SC1 80[14]Time SC2 Game1


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 StarCraftZine. 2008-10-18. StarCraft Zine. Accessed 2008-12-08.
  3. 3.0 3.1 2008-12-02. Karune - could you explain... StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2008-12-02.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Karune. 2009-02-18. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 49 (page 4). StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.
  5. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-06-29. June 22, 2009 Press Event StarCraft II Media. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-06-29.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010
  7. 2011, SC2: Zerg Lurker Den. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-08-13
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010.
  9. MiketheSspike. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty . Custom map: Vulture's Nest (Activision Blizzard) (in English). September 11, 2010. Type "Vulture Nest" on custom map search.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Burnes, Andrew. 2008-03-10. -Unit-Images-Unit-Info StarCraft 2 - Zerg Attack: New Screenshots, Unit Images & Unit Info! Accessed 2008-03-10.
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  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 StarCraft Legacy staff. 2008-06-29. Zerg Unit Information. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2008-06-29.
  13. 13.0 13.1 StarCraft Legacy community. 2009-08-24. BlizzCon 2009 SC:L Member StarCraft II Gameplay Blogs. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-09-01.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Zerg Lurker. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-12-06.
  15. Zerg Lurker Den. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-11-07.