Roachlings are zerg units exclusive to the Heart of the Swarm campaign. They are produced from the corpse of an enemy when a corpser roach attacks it.[1] Roachlings are weak and have timed life, but are good for absorbing damage, drawing enemy fire, and scouting. Unlike their roach counterparts, roachlings have a melee attack.


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The following section contains information from Heroes of the Storm and is not canon to StarCraft continuity

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Roachlings in Heroes of the Storm

Roachlings can be summoned by Zagara in Heroes of the Storm.[2]


  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Roach Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. 2014-06-24, ZAGARA HERO WEEK. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-25