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"Dominion's compound, interesting. Scientists desired to pacify the Swarm, inadvertently created potent toxin. Deadly to any non-zerg entity. Noxious strain bonded permanently to toxins. Emits as poisonous vapor. Capable of channeling toxins and releasing in controlled blasts through vents in carapace."
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The noxious

The noxious is a variant strain of the ultralisk.

OverviewEdit

"Toxic compound released, great potential. Bonding to ultralisk sequences. Noxious strain: releases poisonous explosion. Damages enemies in target area."

- Abathur(src)

A toxic compound is bonded within the genetic sequence of the noxious. This toxin is deadly to any non-zerg entity, and can be emitted as a poisonous vapor. The noxious is also capable of channeling this toxin and releasing it as a controlled blast through vents in its carapace.[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Plot branch : Kerrigan attacks Metis
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The first noxious strains

During the Battle of Korhal, Abathur created the noxious strain in the Dominion's Metis xeno research facility. When Kerrigan telepathically took control of several captive ultralisks and freed them, a pair of canisters containing toxic gas broke open. The toxins, being non-lethal to the zerg, bonded with the ultralisks. Abathur used the toxins to create the noxious strain.[1]

Plot branch ends here

In 2506, the noxious was/remained in use by Kerrigan's Swarm.[3]

Game UnitEdit

Noxious
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Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Zerg SC2 Icon Kerrigan's Swarm

Campaign

Heart of the Swarm

Base unit

Ultralisk

Role

Heavy assault beast

Armament

Kaiser blades

Properties
Transport
size

8

Sight range

9

Production
Minerals

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 ZergVespene SC2 Game1

Control

6 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

55 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Larva

Requires

Ultralisk cavern

Hotkey

U

Movement
Speed

2.9531

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

46.0625

Deceleration

0

Creep
multiplier

x1.3

Collision radius

1

Protection
Hit points

500

Hit point
regen/second

0.2734

Armor

1 SC2ZergCarapace (+2 with Chitinous Plating)

Type
Armor type

Armored

Kaiser Blades
Damage

25

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

1

Range

1 (melee)

Upgrade/level

+2SC2ZergMelee

The noxious strain exchanges the reincarnation ability and staying power of the torrasque strain, for increased offensive potential. Its Noxious and Toxic Cloud abilities enhance its splash damage potential dramatically, allowing it to kill large numbers of enemy units faster than ever. Combined with the Monarch Blades mutation and it becomes an absolutely monstrous damage dealer to large squads of enemy units.

AbilitiesEdit

SC2Noxious Noxious

Enemy ground units near the user periodically take 5 damage.

Usage
Passive
Range 2
ve
SC2ToxicCloud Toxic Cloud

Release a burst of toxins around the noxious ultralisk to deal 20 damage to nearby enemies. Does no damage to structures. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey W
Range 1.5
Cooldown 10Time SC2 Game1
ve

DevelopmentEdit

In earlier versions of the game, "noxious" was a separate upgrade for the ultralisk, explained to be a result of mutating an acidic compound in the ultralisk's lungs that is exhaled when it breathes, damaging enemies around it.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Ultralisk Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Evolution pit units (in English). 2013.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (Activision Blizzard). PC. Whispers of Oblivion. Mission: Dark Whispers. (in English). July 15, 2015
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013

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