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Swarmling
Raptor SC2 Game1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Affiliation

Zerg SC2 Icon Kerrigan's Swarm

Campaign

Heart of the Swarm

Base unit

Zergling

Properties
Transport
size

1

Sight range

8

Production
Minerals

50 for 3 Minerals Terran SC1

Control

0.5 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

2 Time SC2 Game1

Produced from

Larva

Requires

Spawning pool

Hotkey

Z

Protection
Hit points

35

Armor

0 SC2ZergCarapace

Type
Armor type

Light

Claws
Damage

5

Targets
  • Ground
Range

0.1 (melee)

Upgrade/level

+1 SC2ZergMelee

Function
Evolves to

Baneling
Splitter
Hunter

The swarmling is a variant strain of the zergling that appears in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. It becomes available with the raptor after completing either Shoot the Messenger or Fire in the Sky.[1]

OverviewEdit

During Kerrigan's resurgence, Abathur discovered the swarmling strain in a feral zerg brood on the planet Astrid III. The brood's hatcheries developed the means to reduce the complexity in Zz'gash dune runner core thus allowing the production of the swarmling. The simple sequences allow three swarmlings to hatch from a single egg with an almost nonexistent gestation period. However the dorsal projection of the dune runner has resurfaced in the swarmlings.[1][2]

Game UnitEdit

The swarmlings are able to spawn in groups of three and morphs almost instantly (2 seconds). This allows the player to amass a huge army of swarmlings quickly.

The swarmling still take 0.5 control per swarmling, or 1.5 per cocoon.[3]

Swarmlings can be very handy if the player wishes to amass a large number of banelings in a short amount of time, and at slightly less cost per zergling. Their short hatching time is useful for times when the player's base is attacked while the main army is away: defenders can be made in seconds.

DevelopmentEdit

The swarmling used the model of the raptor in development.[4]

Decision WalkthroughEdit

Zergling Evolution Brutal Mode Walkthrough Heart of the Swarm05:00

Zergling Evolution Brutal Mode Walkthrough Heart of the Swarm

Brutal Mode Walkthrough

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Zergling 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. Battle.net Forums. Battle.net. Accessed 2013-03-31.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. 2011-05-27 StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm Campaign Preview. YouTube. Accessed 2013-03-29.

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