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The ultralisk is a zerg heavy ground unit.
The ultralisk is a 20 meter long and 5 meter high living battering ram, evolved from the docile brontolith; a creature that the ultralisk now bears little resemblance to. Ultralisks serve as the backbone of the Swarm, possessing an exceptionally thick carapace. Ultralisks are the most powerful ground strain the Swarm possesses and their DNA is the "final viable code" utilized by larvae. An example of their might: a handful of ultralisks were "responsible for the death of an entire Confederate garrison" on Timul IV.
Ultralisks attack using large, bone-like scythes which protrude from their backs. Known as "kaiser blades", these scythes are nearly indestructible. Possessing monomolecular edges, these scythes are able to tear through most substances with ease.
Ultralisks have been submitted to countless genetic experiments. By 2500 at least some ultralisks sported four kaiser blades as opposed to the usual two. By the Brood War, prolonged exposure to vespene gas had resulted in an enhancement to the ultralisks' physical capabilities, among which was the evolution of a more hardened exoskeletal shell and the ability to carry out anabolic synthesis, alterations being made to the glands that produce endorphins and adrenal fluids. Ultralisks have been studied by terrans to a significant extent, Avernus Station and the Castanar space platform serving as examples.
- For StarCraft gameplay information see: Ultralisk (StarCraft).
- For StarCraft II gameplay information see: Ultralisk (StarCraft II).
Special Ultralisk Strains
- Blade Guardian
- Gigalisk (cut content)
- Magnathar (cut content)
- Primal ultralisk
- Zergrinch Juggernaut
The ultralisk is often nicknamed "ultra" in online culture (most notably among Korean players).
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