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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: 35RipwaveMissiles SC2 Icon1

Targets
  • Ground
Cooldown

0.861

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
Notes

Immune to snare, stun, slow and mind control effects. As of May 23, 2014, this grants immunity to movement-restricting effects in Heart of the Swarm.[1]

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Researched AbilitiesEdit

SC2ZergBurrow Burrow
Acquisition
Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

100 Time SC2 Game1

Evolved at

Hatchery/Lair/Hive

Requires
  • Lair
  • Hatchery (HotS only)
Hotkey

B

Usage
Activation/
Build Time

2 seconds to burrow, 1 second to unburrow Time SC2 Game1

Hotkey

R

Notes

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, who may move while burrowed, the infestor, who may move and cast Infested Terran,[2] 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.

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UpgradesEdit

Chitinous Plating
Evolved at

Ultralisk cavern

Hotkey

C

Properties
Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

110 Time SC2 Game1

Notes
Edit
SC2 ZergMeleeWeap Melee Attacks
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

M

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

100 Minerals Terran SC1

150 Minerals Terran SC1

200 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

100 Gas Zerg SC1

150 Gas Zerg SC1

200 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes
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SC2 ZergGrndCara Carapace
Evolved at

Evolution chamber

Hotkey

C

Properties
Level

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Minerals

150 Minerals Terran SC1

225 Minerals Terran SC1

300 Minerals Terran SC1

Gas

150 Gas Zerg SC1

225 Gas Zerg SC1

300 Gas Zerg SC1

Evolution time

160 Time SC2 Game1

190 Time SC2 Game1

220 Time SC2 Game1

Required

Lair

Hive

Notes
  • +1 bonus to armor per level for zerg ground units.
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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

Players can choose one of the following upgrades in the evolution pit. Upgrades can be switched between missions.

  • Burrow Charge: Ultralisk burrows and charges toward a unit; when it erupts from the ground, all nearby enemy units are knocked back and stunned for 2 seconds.
  • Tissue Assimilation: Gain life equal to 40% of all damage dealt from normal attacks.
  • Monarch Blades: Gains +20 splash damage (an increase of 400%), dealing equal damage to both primary and secondary targets now.

DevelopmentEdit

Main article: Ultralisk/Development

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. 2014-05-23. Heart of the Swarm Balance Update -- May 23, 2014. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2014-05-23.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment Staff. 2010-07-24. Infestor. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.

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