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Primal ultralisks are primal zerg lifeforms similar to ultralisks.

OverviewEdit

Primal ultralisk encompass a variety of primal zerg strains, and exhibit a high amount of variety in their appearance, with some closely resembling the ultralisks of the Zerg Swarm and others being better suited to life on Zerus.[1]

Primal ultralisks first appeared during the first engagement on Zerus, as part of Brakk's pack.[2] Later they appeared as part of Dehaka, Yagdra, Slivan and Zurvan's packs.[3][4]

During Kerrigan's invasion of Korhal, several primal ultralisks assisted Dehaka in disabling Mengsk's Psi Destroyer. [5] Primal ultralisks also participated in the final assault on Augustgrad.[6]

Game UnitEdit

The primal ultralisk uses the same base model as the primal zergling, tyrannozor, ravasaur, Indomilisk Rex and Brakk.

Primal ultralisks 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.

Heart of the SwarmEdit

Primal ultralisks are encountered throughout the campaign of Heart of the Swarm.

AbilitiesEdit

UltraliskFrenzy SC2 Icon1
Frenzied

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

ve

Many zerg ground units may burrow, become invisible and may be revealed primarily by detectors, and may not move or attack.

Exceptions includes:

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 ultralisks are available to Dehaka in Co-op Missions. They can evolve into tyrannozors.[8] They appear as a re-skinned ultralisk rather than using the unique model in Heart of the Swarm.

Upgrades Edit

DehakaBrutal Charge Icon
Brutal Charge

Primal ultralisks can charge to a target location, knocking back units in the area and dealing 25 damage.

Acquisition
Purchased from Dakrun's den
Hotkey Q
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
DehakaHealingAdaptation Icon
Healing Adaptation

Primal ultralisks regenerate life quickly when out of combat.

Acquisition
Purchased from Dakrun's den
Hotkey W
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
DehakaImpalingStrike Icon
Impaling Strike

Primal ultralisk and Tyrannozor melee attacks have a 20% chance to stun.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Dehaka Level 13
Acquisition
Purchased from Dakrun's den
Hotkey E
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
[9]
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

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.[10]

NotesEdit

  • A primal ultralisk skin (similar to the version seen in Co-op Missions) is available in multiplayer for players who reach level 10 with the zerg Katowice 2018 War Chest.[1]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Collections Tab: Skins. October 17, 2016
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Waking the Ancient (in English). 2013-03-12.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Crucible (in English). 2013-03-12.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Supreme (in English). 2013-03-12.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Death From Above (in English). 2013-03-12.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, The Reckoning (in English). 2013-03-12.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment Staff. 2010-07-24. Infestor. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  8. 2017-08-21, Dehaka is the latest co-op commander in StarCraft 2. Blizzard Watch, accessed on 2017-08-22
  9. 2017-08-21, Patch 3.17 Preview: New Co-op Commander Dehaka.Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-08-28
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). March 12, 2013