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The ultralisk is a heavy zerg ground unit in StarCraft.

OverviewEdit

Ultralisk
Ultralisk SC1 Game1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Role

Heavy Assault Warrior

Armament

Kaiser blades

Properties
Size

Large

Sight range

7

Production
Minerals

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 Gas Zerg SC1

Control

4 Control Zerg SC1

Build time

60 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Larva

Requires

Ultralisk cavern

Hotkey

U

Protection
Hit points

400

Armor

1 (+2 with Chitinous Plating)

Combat
Ground attack

20

Cooldown

15

Attack range

1

The ultralisk's attack is hardly impressive for its cost and high tier. Its main advantage is durability, staying power and fear. The ultralisk may lead an attack and draw the first volleys of defensive fire allowing more of the lesser zerg units to survive and close to attack. The ultralisk's relatively slow speed requires some planning to get it to the front rank before the attack. Its large footprint may hinder it and its allies at choke points in addition to making it difficult to re-position once caught in a melee.

Ultralisks, while having strong armor, are not very effective against groups of units that deal explosive damage or large amounts of it; this includes siege tanks in siege mode, mass dragoons, reavers, dark templars and occasionally, groups of zealots. Spider mines are also effective against ultralisks. Other counters also include archons with support and the battlecruiser's Yamato cannon which can take down more than half an ultralisk's hit points. Psionic storms and irradiate are also capable of damaging an ultralisk severely though not directly killing it.

UpgradesEdit

Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Required Hatchery
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

StarCraft: Brood WarEdit

ChitPlating Icon SC1 Chitinous Plating
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1
AnabolicSynthesis SC1 Upgrd1 Anabolic Synthesis
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey A
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 133Time SC2 Game1


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