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Primal hydralisks are primal zerg creatures based off the Zerg Swarm's own hydralisk strain. According to Abathur, the primals stole the hydralisk's essence from the Swarm, and used it to produce their own hydralisks.[1][2]

Game UnitEdit

Primal hydralisks are very similar in appearance to normal hydralisks, though they are slightly larger and have greenish-gray carapaces. They also move slightly faster than their Swarm counterparts.

Heart of the SwarmEdit

Primal hydralisks appear as enemies, and later allies on Zerus.[3] They also appear as part of Dehaka's pack during the attack on Korhal.[4]

Kerrigan, in her Primal Queen of Blades form, can summon sacs containing a group of primal zerg consisting of primal zerglings, primal hydralisks, and primal roaches.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

Many zerg ground units may burrow, become invisible and may be revealed primarily by detectors, and may not move or attack. Exceptions are the roach, which may move while burrowed, the infestor, which may move and cast Infested Terran,[6] and the baneling, which can detonate while burrowed.

Some units can unburrow via autocast, causing them to emerge and attack when an enemy moves into range.

The ability is not smartcast.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 2 seconds to burrow, 1 second to unburrowTime SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 71Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair (WoL)
Hatchery (HotS/LotV)
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

Primal hydralisks can be spawned by Dehaka in Co-op Missions. They can, at the requisite level, evolve into a primal mutalisk or impaler.[7]

Upgrades Edit

DehakaMuscularAugments Icon
Muscular Augments

Increases primal hydralisks movement speed and attack range.

Acquisition
Purchased from Glevig's den
Hotkey A
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
PrimalZerg Damage Upg
Primal Attacks

Increases the attack damage of all primal zerg units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Primal hive
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 Glevig's den
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Murvar's den
ve
PrimalZerg Armor Upg
Primal Carapace

Increases the armor of all primal zerg units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Primal hive
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 Glevig's den
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Murvar's den
ve

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Conversations after Waking the Ancient. (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Abathur (in English). 2013-03-12.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Kerrigan's abilities and status (in English). 2013.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment Staff. 2010-07-24. Infestor. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  7. 2017-08-21, Patch 3.17 Preview: New Co-op Commander Dehaka.Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-08-28