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Ultralisk
Ultralisk SC2 Rend1
Unit
Race

Zerg

Role

Heavy assault beast

Armament

Kaiser blades

Properties
Transport
size

8

Sight range

9

Production
Minerals

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

200 ZergVespene SC2 Game1

Control

6 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1

Build time

55 Time SC2 Game1

Evolves from

Larva

Requires

Ultralisk cavern

Hotkey

U

Movement
Speed

2.9531

Acceleration

1000

Lateral
acceleration

46.0625

Deceleration

0

Creep
multiplier

x 1.3

Collision radius

1

Protection
Hit points

500
600 (WoL campaign)

Hit point
regen/second

0.2734

Armor

1 SC2ZergCarapace (+2 with Chitinous Plating)

Type
Armor type

Armored

Kaiser Blades
Damage

WoL: 15 (+20 vs armored)RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1
HotS (multiplayer): 35RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1 HotS (campaign): 25RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

0.861
1 (HotS campaign)

Range

1 (melee)

Upgrade/level

WoL: +2/+2 vs armored SC2ZergMelee
HotS: +3SC2ZergMelee

Meta
Target
priority

20

Kill score

1600

Production
score

800

The ultralisk remains the heavy assault beast for zerg forces. The ultralisk may now burrow, although it takes longer to burrow than smaller zerg units.

OverviewEdit

Ultralisks are fast and deal high damage to armored units (Wings of Liberty only). They also deal splash damage which makes them effective against groups of low HP units, such as zerglings and zealots. They are vulnerable to immortals, siege tanks, and dark templar. They are immune to stun and mind control effects.

AbilitiesEdit

UltraliskFrenzy SC2 Icon1 Frenzied

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

ve

Researched AbilitiesEdit

Many zerg ground units may burrow, become invisible and may be revealed primarily by detectors, and may not move or attack. Exceptions are the roach, which may move while burrowed, the infestor, which may move and cast Infested Terran,[1] and the baneling, which can detonate while burrowed.

Some units can unburrow via autocast, causing them to emerge and attack when an enemy moves into range.

The ability is not smartcast.

Usage
Hotkey R
Cost 2 seconds to burrow, 1 second to unburrowTime SC2 Game1
Acquisition
Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair (WoL)
Hatchery (HotS/LotV)
ve

UpgradesEdit

SC2 ChitinousPlating Icon Chitinous Plating
Acquisition
Purchased from Ultralisk cavern
Hotkey C
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 110Time SC2 Game1
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey M
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 220Time 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 160Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 190Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 220Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive
ve

Game UnitEdit

Wings of LibertyEdit

Ultralisk SC2 Head2

Unit profile

Captive ultralisks are featured as a number of destructable doodads. "Piercing the Shroud" has a captive ultralisk; when destroyed it releases broodlings. A similar unselectable ultralisk is found in a hidden place in "Ghost of a Chance". Though it maintains its frenzied attribute it can still be captured using the hive mind emulator.

Heart of the SwarmEdit

In the Heart of the Swarm campaign, the ultralisk can be evolved into either the Noxious or Torrasque strain after the necessary evolution mission is completed.

It is also significantly less powerful offensively compared to the multiplayer version, doing only 25 damage per attack against its main target and 5 damage to secondary targets.

UpgradesEdit

Ultralisk SC2-HotS Story1

The ultralisk upgrade screen

SC2 BurrowCharge Icon Burrow Charge

Ultralisk burrows and charges towards target point. On eruption, knocks enemies back and stuns them for 2 seconds. Can be autocast.

Ultralisk, large muscular surface area. Able to vibrate billions of subdermal muscles, break apart terrain, burrow into ground. Possible to mutate muscular system, amplify vibration resonance. Allow ultralisk to dive into ground, charge enemy. Exploit misconceptions of solid terrain.

Usage
Range 9
Cooldown 10Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
ve
SC2 TissueAssimilation Icon Tissue Assimilation

Ultralisk recovers 40% of damage inflicted to enemies.

Kaiser blades extremely effective. Monofilament edge tears through materials. Flesh, bone, armor. Significantc carnage. Can utilize, turn into asset. Can alter carapace surface. Allow assimilation of usable matter from fluids, wreckage. Will become fuel for immediate tissue regeneration.

Campaign Acquisition
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

Co-op MissionsEdit

The ultralisk and ultralisk cavern are exclusive to Kerrigan in Co-op Missions. Additional upgrades for the ultralisk become available when Kerrigan reaches Level 13. Kerrigan's ultralisks automatically upgrade into Torrasque when she reaches Level 14.

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
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
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

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Ultralisk/Development

NotesEdit

A Torrasque skin is available for ultralisks in StarCraft II's multiplayer for players who purchased the digital deluxe or collector's edition of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment Staff. 2010-07-24. Infestor. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  2. 2015-03-31, StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Beta Release Patch Notes. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-04-03
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Collecstor's Edition. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). April 21, 2016

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