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The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II which is no longer valid.

Ultralisk SC2 Game3

Earliest image of the ultralisk in StarCraft II

In development, the omegalisk was a previous version of the ultralisk.[1]

At release, the ultralisk had a "Ram" ability that performed a head butt on a single building. It was removed in version 1.1 because it generally was less useful than the normal attack.[2]

Cleaving Talons[3]

This upgrade gives ultralisks splash damage.[3][4]

Purchased from Ultralisk cavern[4]
Cost 150[3] Minerals Terran SC1 150[3] Gas Terran SC1 80[3]Time SC2 Game1

Beta DevelopmentEdit

SC2 AnabolicSynthesis Icon
Anabolic Synthesis

Increases ultralisk speed.[5]

Purchased from Ultralisk cavern[5]
Hotkey A[5]
Cost 150[5] Minerals Terran SC1 150[5] Gas Terran SC1 110[5]Time SC2 Game1

Heart of the SwarmEdit

The following section contains information from a previous version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm which is no longer valid.

ShapeShift SC2 Icon1
Burrow Assault[6]

This ability allows ultralisks to quickly (speed 3.75)[7] tunnel underground and charge forward to resurface in the midst of battle. This is to combat ultralisks being unable to get into battle due to their size or other units being in their way.[8] Vision to the attacked area is not necessary.[9]

It seems to deal damage when the ultralisk emerges from the ground.[10]

Hotkey C[11]
Cost 200[9] Minerals Terran SC1 200[9] Gas Terran SC1
Cooldown 30[6]Time SC2 Game1

The Burrow Charge ability was removed by December 2012.[12]

In beta patch #8, ultralisk damage is changed to a flat 35 damage.[12]

The ultralisk lost the "Frenzied" ability.[13]

This ability was regained. In addition, it gained and then lost Burrow Charge.[citation needed]


  1. Samwise Didier, Dave Berggren. WWI SC2 Art Panel. Brightcove. Accessed 2008-08-01.
  2. Situation Report: Patch 1.1 and Beyond. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2010-09-18
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Zerg Ultralisk. StarCraft II Armory. Accessed 2009-09-27.
  4. 4.0 4.1 HDstarcraft et al. 2009-09-01. Starcraft 2/Blizzcon 2009 Podcast p11. Youtube. Accessed 2009-09-04.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II beta. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). February 18, 2010
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Rusher. 2011-10-26. ​A complete list of all multiplayer HOTS changes/additions, now that Blizzcon is over. Reddit. Accessed 2011-10-29.
  7. Aldrexus. 2012-10-26. Balance Update #7 (10/26/2012). Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion. Accessed 2012-10-26.
  8. 2011-10-21. Blizzard Cuts and Adds StarCraft II Units. IGN. Accessed 2011-10-21.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Raiderrobert. 2012-09-05. Summary of HOTS Changes. Reddit. Accessed 2012-09-09.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-06-08. Heart of the Swarm Update - New Videos (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Multiplayer Unit Update). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-06-08.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment. 2012-06-08. Heart of the Swarm Update - New Videos (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Battle Report (Protoss vs Zerg)). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-06-08.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Kaivax. 2012-12-05. Beta Balance Update #8 – December 5, 2012. Heart of the Swarm Beta Discussion Accessed 2012-12-05.
  13. Blizzard Entertainment, Teamliquid. 2012-06-09. Heart of the Swarm Update. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2012-06-09.

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