FANDOM


"What are these ugly things?!!"

- Viking pilot(src)

The torrasque is a variant strain of ultralisk introduced in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

OverviewEdit

"It got back up! Oh that ain't right!"

- Marine(src)

The players controls torrasques in the Ultralisk evolution mission and can choose to permanently upgrade their ultralisks to torrasques after completing the mission. They are a counterpart to the noxious strain. Torrasques are also available in the mission "Amon's Fall."

Upon death the torrasque ultralisk will enter a cocoon and rapidly regenerate, restoring the torrasque to full health. Reincarnate has a 60 second cooldown; if the ultralisk is killed while in the cocoon or while reincarnate is on cooldown, it will die.[1]

Thanks to the reincarnation effect, the torrasque strain has far more staying power than the noxious strain, effectively forcing enemies to kill it twice, in addition to tanking damage in its cocoon form which will be healed once it hatches. It also has innately higher armor and HP. Combined with the Tissue Assimilation upgrade to afford it healing, the torrasque becomes very hard to kill. As a trade-off, the noxious deals far more damage to enemies than the torrasque.

When using the torrasque strain, players should take time to pause between engagements, to allow their reincarnation cooldown to wear off. Being too hasty in the attack will result in wasted torrasques.

AbilitiesEdit
SC2Reincarnation
Reincarnation

Upon death the torrasque ultralisk enters a cocoon to regenerate, emerging at full HP upon hatching. The cocoon has 200 HP and 10 armor; if it is killed the torrasque dies.

Usage
Passive
Cost 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 60Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 14.
ve

Co-op MissionsEdit

Kerrigan's ultralisk automatically upgrade to the torrasque strain upon her reaching Level 14.

AbilitiesEdit
SC2Reincarnation
Reincarnation

Upon death the torrasque ultralisk enters a cocoon to regenerate, emerging at full HP upon hatching. The cocoon has 200 HP and 10 armor; if it is killed the torrasque dies.

Usage
Passive
Cost 10Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 60Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 14.
ve
SC2 MonarchBlades Icon
Monarch Blades

Ultralisk deals +20 splash damage.

Significant alteration, monarch blades. Tissues of kaiser blades reconfigured on microscopic scale. New structure prevents momentum loss. Blades cleave multiple enemies with same strength as striking single foe.

Campaign Acquisition
ve
UltraliskFrenzy SC2 Icon1
Frenzied

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

ve
Researched AbilitiesEdit
SC2 ChitinousPlating Icon
Chitinous Plating

Ultralisks gain +2 armor.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 BurrowCharge Icon
Burrow Charge

Ultralisks burrow and quickly move towards target point, stunning enemies for two seconds on eruption. Can be set to autocast.

Usage
Hotkey C
Range 9
Cooldown 10Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 13.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey B
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 TissueAssimilation Icon
Tissue Assimilation

Ultralisks heal 40% of the damage dealt with their attacks.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Kerrigan Level 13.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey T
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
UpgradesEdit
SC2 ChitinousPlating Icon
Chitinous Plating

Ultralisks gain +2 armor.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve

NotesEdit

A torrasque skin is available to zerg players in Heart of the Swarm, provided they purchase the game's collector's edition.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Ultralisk Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2012-12-03