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Primal Ultralisk
PrimalUltralisk SC2-HotS Head1
PrimalUltralisk SC2-HotS Rend1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Primal zerg

Campaign

Heart of the Swarm

Base unit

Ultralisk

Role

Heavy frontal assault creature

Movement
Speed

2.95

Protection
Hit points

400

Armor

2 SC2ZergCarapace

Type
Armor type
Kaiser Blades
Damage

25

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

0.86

Range

1 (melee)

Upgrade/level

+2SC2ZergMelee

Primal ultralisks are primal zerg lifeforms similar to ultralisks.

AppearanceEdit

They look drastically different from their Zerg Swarm counterparts, being significantly smaller, possessing lower health, and lacking the large shield-like carapace above a normal ultralisk's head. They also attack differently, as their kaiser blades, instead of being mounted to their backs, are attached to their front legs in the form of large, retractable claws. They also look more similar to ravasaurs, Brakk and Tyrannozor.

HistoryEdit

The primal ultralisks first appeared during the first engagement on Zerus, as part of Brakk's pack.[1] Later they appeared as part of Dehaka, Yagdra, Slivan and Zurvan's packs.[2][3]

During Kerrigan's invasion of Korhal, several primal ultralisks assisted Dehaka in disabling Mengsk's Psi Destroyer. [4] Primal ultralisks also participated in the final assault on Augustgrad.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

UltraliskFrenzy SC2 Icon1 Frenzied

Immune to snare, stun, slow and mind control effects.

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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 100Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair (WoL)
Hatchery (HotS/LotV)
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DevelopmentEdit

The primal ultralisk originally had a "Devour" ability, where it swallowed a non-massive enemy unit. The enemy unit would not be destroyed, but would be removed from battle and take damage over time as long as it remained swallowed. Destroying the primal ultralisk frees the swallowed unit.[7]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Crucible (in English). 2013-03-12.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Supreme (in English). 2013-03-12.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Death From Above (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment Staff. 2010-07-24. Infestor. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013

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