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"As Zagara, you’ll experience with profound clarity why the Zerg are referred to as the Swarm. You’ll multiply your economy at breakneck speeds, and spawn units in relentless waves to assault your opponents. Zagara herself will be present on the battlefield, hosting a repertoire of abilities to lend aid to your efforts. Zagara can call down sacs that rain damage and more Zerg creatures, or spawn potent Hunter Killers to take down priority targets. Zagara can even increase the combat prowess of all friendly units by sending them into a frenzy."

- Commander blurb(src)

Zagara is a playable commander in the Co-op Missions mode of Legacy of the Void. She is a controllable unit within missions, able to use spawning abilities to call down sacs or summon hunter killers. She can also boost combat effectiveness of all friendly units.[1] She is not as powerful a hero as Kerrigan, but instead specializes in overrunning her enemies with swarms of disposable units, particularly banelings.[2]

OverviewEdit

InfoEdit

  • Recommended for experienced players
  • Control Zagara on the mission with spawning abilities
  • Breed a relentless swarm of Zerg to tear apart your enemies

MasteryEdit

Power Set 1
Zagara's Health and Energy Regeneration: +1% – 30%
Zagara's Attack Damage: +1 – 30
Power Set 2
Baneling Damage: +1% – 30%
Evasion: +0.5% – 15%
Power Set 3
Roach Damage and Life: +2% – 60%
Sustained Frenzy: +2% – 60%

Game UnitEdit

Zagara is a deceptively fragile hero unit. Her slow attack rate makes her easily overwhelmed, but her splash damage upgrade helps significantly. Her abilities all spawn units to aid her in combat, and the player should use her Baneling Barrage and Spawn Hunter Killer abilities liberally for this purpose. Against most enemies either or both of these abilities allows Zagara to handle herself well, and she is perfectly effective for sustained engagements due to their low cooldowns and energy costs.

Zagara's major weakness is superior enemy numbers that can overwhelm her Hunter Killers. Alone, Zagara is easily dispatched, and she must rely on her forces, temporary or permanent, to support her. Unlike Kerrigan, Zagara is best used in conjunction with her army, as she has many abilities that can support and augment them.

Zagara takes 4 minutes to spawn at her base. If Zagara is killed, she will respawn 60 seconds later at her player's primary hatchery/lair/hive.

AbilitiesEdit

BanelingMorph SC2 Icon1
Baneling Barrage

Launches 4 banelings towards the target point. The banelings explode on contact with any unit or structure, otherwise they explode when they reach the target point.

Usage
Hotkey Q
Cost 50 Energy Terran SC1
Cooldown 10Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
HydraliskMorph SC2 Icon1
Spawn Hunter Killers

Spawn 4 hunter killers with timed life at target point.

Usage
Hotkey W
Cost 60 Energy Terran SC1
Duration 20Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 30Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
SC2 Zagara AC - MassFrenzy
Mass Frenzy

All friendly units on the map gain 25% attack and 25% movement speed for 15 seconds.

Usage
Cost 25 Energy Terran SC1
Duration 15Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 120Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
ve
SC2 Zagara AC - InfestedDrop
Infested Drop

Calls down 10 roaches with timed life to any location on the map. Drop-pods deal 50 damage on impact. Does not require vision.

Usage
Hotkey D
Duration 30Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 180 (Initial cooldown=600)Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara level 2.
ve

UpgradesEdit

ResearchedEdit

SC2 KerrHeroicFortitude Icon
Heroic Fortitude

Increases Zagara's maximum HP by 200 and life regeneration by 100%.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey F
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 60Time SC2 Game1
ve
SC2 HotSGroovedSpines Icon
Medusa Blades

Upgrade Zagara's attacks to deal splash damage.

Usage
Passive
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 9
Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey D
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 90Time SC2 Game1
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TalentsEdit

SC2 Zagara AC - Broodmother
Broodmother

Reduces the energy cost of Baneling Barrage and Spawn Hunter-Killers by 50%.

Increases the number of units spawned by Baneling Barrage and Spawn Hunter-Killers by 50%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 15.
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Army CompositionEdit

Units and StructuresEdit

Zagara has access to the following units and structures:

Icon Unit Details Production (considering reduced costs) Damage
Icon Zerg Zergling Zergling Fast but weak melee attacker ideal for swarming attacks in large numbers.
(Evolves to swarmling breed at level 12)
44 Minerals Terran SC1 1 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1
for 2 zerglings.
Vs Air: N/A
Vs Ground: 10.00 DPS
Icon Zerg Queen Queen Powerful support unit ideal for zerg defense.
(Queen's Inject Larva spawns 8 total larva at level 3)
150 Minerals Terran SC1 2 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1 Vs Air: 9.00 DPS at 0/0
Vs Ground: 12.00 DPS
Icon Zerg Baneling Baneling Suicidal attack unit mutated from the zergling; a huge swarm of banelings will create devastating results to an enemy's base.
(Evolves to splitter breed at level 14)
23 Minerals Terran SC1 23 ZergVespene SC2 Game1  No Mastery:
Vs Units: 40 damage
Vs Structures: 80 damage

With Mastery:
Vs Units: 110 damage
Vs Structures: 190 damage

Icon Zerg Aberration Aberration Powerful heavy support attacker. 180 Minerals Terran SC1 68 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 3 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1 Vs Light: 16.67 DPS
Vs Armoured: 33.33 DPS
Icon Zerg Scourge Scourge Suicidal anti-air interceptor unit. 23 Minerals Terran SC1 68 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 1 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1
for 2 scourges.
Vs Air: 110 damage
Icon Zerg Corruptor Corruptor Air-superiority strain; can corrupt enemy units, increasing damage taken. 135 Minerals Terran SC1 90 ZergVespene SC2 Game1 2 ZergSupply SC2 Icon1 Vs Air: 7.37 DPS
Vs Massive: 10.53 DPS
Icon Zerg Overseer Overseer Spellcaster mutation of the overlord. Works as a detector and has numerous special abilities. 50 Minerals Terran SC1 50 ZergVespene SC2 Game1  Vs Air: N/A
Vs Ground: N/A
Icon Zerg Spine Crawler Spine crawler Anti-ground mobile creep-bound defensive structure. 100 Minerals Terran SC1  Vs Light: 13.51 DPS
Vs Armored: 16.22 DPS
Icon Zerg Spore Crawler Spore crawler Anti-air mobile creep-bound defensive structure. 75 Minerals Terran SC1  Vs Mechanical: 17.44 DPS
Vs Biological: 52.33 DPS
Icon Zerg Bile Launcher Bile launcher Powerful zerg bombardment defensive structure.
(Unlocks at level 5)
100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 ZergVespene SC2 Game1  Vs Air: 75 damage
Vs Ground: 75 damage

Talent ProgressionEdit

Zagara acquires the following talents as she levels up.

SC2 Zagara AC - RelentlessSwarmer
Relentless Swarmer

Zagara has a 100 control maximum, but her combat units cost 30% less resources and morph 30% faster.

  • Drones morph in pairs and requires 0.5 control each.
  • Overlords morph instantly and provide 50% more control.
  • Larvaes spawns 60% faster.
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Initially available.
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SC2 Zagara AC - InfestedDrop
Infested Drop

Calls down 10 roaches with timed life to any location on the map. Drop-pods deal 50 damage on impact. Does not require vision.

Usage
Hotkey D
Duration 30Time SC2 Game1
Cooldown 180 (Initial cooldown=600)Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara level 2.
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SC2 Zagara AC - InjectLarva
Inject Larva

Queen's Inject Larva spawns 8 extra larva instead of 4.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 3
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SC2 Zagara AC - ScourgeUpgrades
Scourge Upgrade Cache

Unlocks Scourge upgrades on the scourge nest.
Scourge deal 50% of their attack damage in a small area on death.
• Reduces the amount of vespene gas required to morph 2 Scourges by ZergVespene SC2 Game1 50.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 4.
ve
SC2 Zagara AC - BileLauncher
Unlock: Bile Launcher

Allows drones to mutate into bile launchers, defensive structures that deal area damage to ground and air targets.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 5.
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SC2 Zagara AC - ZerglingUpgrades
Zergling Upgrade Cache

Unlocks zergling upgrades on the spawning pool.
Zerglings gain +10 maximum life.
Zergling attacks reduced their target's armor to 0 for 10 seconds.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 6.
ve
SC2 Zagara AC - BirthingChamber
Baneling Nest: Birthing Chamber

Allows the baneling nest to periodically spawn banelings. Does not occur if control is maxed.

Usage
Cooldown 30Time SC2 Game1
Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 7.
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SC2 Rupture Icon
Incubate Banelings

When your aberrations are killed, 2 banelings spawn from their corpse.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 8.
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SC2 Zagara AC - EvolutionChamberUpgrades
Evolution Chamber Upgrade Cache

Unlocks additional upgrades for Zagara and aberrations on the evolution chamber.
Zagara's attacks deal area damage, splashing to enemy units near her primary target.
Aberrations grant +2 armor to units positioned beneath them.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 9.
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SC2 Zagara AC - DarkentheSkies
Darken the Skies

Infested Drop spawns an additional roach with each drop pod, for a total of 20 roaches.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 10.
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SC2 Zagara AC - BanelingNestUpgrades
Baneling Nest Upgrade Cache

Unlocks additional baneling upgrades on the baneling nest.
• Increases the baneling's base attack damage against the primary target by 100%. Splash damage remains the same.
Baneling blast radius increased by 50%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 11.
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SC2 Zagara AC - Swarmling
Zergling Evolution: Swarmling

Evolves Zagara's zerglings into the swarmling strain.

Fast melee units. Spawns in groups of three. Morphs almost instantly. Can morph into a baneling.

Can attack ground units.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 12.
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SC2 Zagara AC - BileLauncherUpgrades
Bile Launcher Upgrade Cache

Unlocks bile launcher upgrades on the spawning pool.
• Increases the range of the bile launcher's bombardment by 7, for a total of 20.
• Reduces the cooldown of the bile launcher's bombardment by 50%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 13.
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SC2 Zagara AC - Splitter
Baneling Evolution: Splitter

Upgrades Zagara's banelings into splitters.

Suicide unit. Deals damage over a small area upon death. Splits into smaller units as it dies.

Can attack ground units.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 14.
ve
SC2 Zagara AC - Broodmother
Broodmother

Reduces the energy cost of Baneling Barrage and Spawn Hunter-Killers by 50%.

Increases the number of units spawned by Baneling Barrage and Spawn Hunter-Killers by 50%.

Campaign Acquisition
Unlock Reach Zagara Level 15.
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StrategiesEdit

Zagara's army comprises of extremely fragile, micro-intensive units with extreme mobility. Zagara can solo a lot of early waves and allow you to spend all your resources in upgrades. Zagara struggles more than other commanders against hybrid dominators and hybrid behemoths, both which possess powerful AOE abilities and cleaving attacks; all of which eviscerates her forces in seconds.

Recommended masteries

Power Set 1: Zagara Attack Damage

  • Zagara Life and Energy Regeneration (+1% – 30%)
  • Zagara Attack Damage (+1 – 30)
Full points in attack damage doubles Zagara's attack damage, which can support her army in early game against enemy air compositions.
Zagara relies on her spells in the early game, so Life and Energy Regeneration is certainly the optimal choice here. Top level Zagara players will generally keep Zagara’s energy close to 0 for most of the game - If this doesn’t match your experiences, you can practice utilizing all of Zagara’s energy. Additionally, Zagara has some issues with her personal survivability, especially before she gets her Heroic Fortitude upgrade, so the life regeneration aspect of the first mastery choice is welcomed as well. On the other hand, only the main attack of Zagara benefits from the increased Attack Damage - the split attacks of her Medusa Blades does not receive any benefit. Coupled with her slow attack speed, most of the damage dealt by Zagara comes from her spells and not her normal attacks, making this mastery a weaker choice - use it only if you don’t expect to be able to micromanage Zagara’s abilities.

Power Set 2: Baneling Attack Damage

  • Baneling Attack Damage (+1 – 30)
  • Zergling Evasion (+0.5% – 15%)
Full points to banelings provide stable damage output; Banelings are a core unit of Zagara’s playstyle; Baneling Attack Damage is the clear choice here. Zerglings are frequently killed by AoE spells and attacks; therefore they don’t benefit from Evasion.


Power Set 3: Sustained Frenzy

  • Roach Damage and Life (+2% – 60%)
  • Sustained Frenzy (+2% – 60%)
Full points to sustained frenzy benefits both Zagara's ally and her forces, and allows Zagara to turn engagements where her and her ally may be outnumbered in their favor. Roach Damage and Life can only be useful up to 20% of the time (excluding initial timer of 600 seconds), if cast as soon as available, as Infested Drop has a cooldown of 180 seconds while the roaches it summons last for only 30 seconds.
Zagara’s Infested Drop is generally a poor ultimate ability without the Roach Mastery, which significantly increases the amount of damage they can sustain when used separately from your main army, as well as giving them increased damage-output. On the other hand, to get the most out of the Sustained Frenzy Mastery, you would need to coordinate with your ally to some extent, which is usually too much to ask for in most games. Default to the Infested Drop Mastery unless you have a very good reason for picking Sustained Frenzy.

Relentless SwarmerEdit

Zagara is capable of raising an entire army in a matter of seconds and very cheaply due to her discount on offensive units and their fast mutate times. The catch is she only has a maximum supply of 100; a huge problem that forces Zagara to spam units more frequently than any other hero. Because of this, her army will need to be replaced several times and Zagara's casualty ratings will be exceptionally high upon ending the game, second only to Stukov. Take advantage of this trait by forming an entire army that is both damaging and completely expendable. Even with exceptionally careful micromanagement Zagara's army will need to be replaced at least once, as such multiple queens or hatcheries are absolutely essential to keeping Zagara in the game.

Another thing to bear in mind is the specialized nature of Zagara's forces: they are capable of attacking only one type of target. Her ground forces, bar Zagara and her hunter killers, can only target ground units and her air units can only target air units. Keeping this in mind is needed, as her fragile army can be destroyed rapidly if the enemy manages to overwhelm one set of specialists. Use micro and the ability to replenish Zagara's forces to compensate for this.

Supporting the Onslaught Edit

Zagara is very different from the other hero characters: Fenix, Alarak, Nova, Kerrigan, and Dehaka. She is quite fragile, even with full upgrades, and her abilities are based on spawning expendable forces over and over again. Zagara's banelings can be used to destroy towers or weaken enemy forces, especially waves of weaker forces such as infested or zerglings. Her hunter killers are critical to master; they are her only anti-air support for much of the early game, and spawning them before an attack provides extra firepower for the player's offense.

Her final abilities, Infested Drop and Mass Frenzy, are very powerful. While her banelings and hunter killers are key support, her final abilities can easily be the difference between the defeat of Zagara's army or victory. Her Infested Drop deals damage directly to enemy units, so it is best used to as a bombardment to distract the main enemy force, followed by a Zagara rushing the enemy with her army and using Frenzy to empower her troops. Frenzy also aids the allied player, this allows Zagara to drastically enhance the damage output of both armies and overwhelm enemy bases.

The Kamikaze OffenseEdit

Zagara has terrible anti-air capabilities; she relies on her hunter killer summons and corruptors until her hive-tier scourge upgrades are researched. Focus on getting a strong economy that can support Zagara's resource guzzling playstyle. Once her resources are steady, a player can upgrade zerglings and banelings and should constantly mutate more of both for this strategy. Use Zagara's banelings and scourge to wipe out the majority of enemy defenders, then allow your ally to send in their more durable forces and clean up what's left while Zagara replenishes her forces--repeat as needed to decimate enemies swiftly. This type of aggressive playstyle makes Zagara well-suited for offensive missions as a supporting combatant with the ability to swiftly demolish enemy forces. However, Zagara will be left relying on her ally to finish off the enemy, and the player is left relying on Zagara and her summoning abilities while her army is being rebuilt.

Overwhelming the Enemy Edit

Zagara relies very heavily on her zerglings, more so than any other Zerg character. Her swarmlings allow her to produce waves of expendable units and morph banelings at an incredible rate. However such a kamikaze offense may not work on maps where Zagara is the primary aggressor. As such, players may wish to use a more conventional approach to building their forces.

Zerglings will provide the fastest units in Zagara's army, and fully upgraded a rush of zerglings is effective with ally support. However, players will struggle mightily against hybrid and sentry fortifications if they rely on zerglings alone. Instead, a player should take advantage of the banelings provided by the Birthing Chamber ability. Using the free banelings as a damaging ally to the zerglings to provide Zagara with some much needed firepower. Corrupters or scourge provide the anti-air once mixed with Zagara and her hunter killers.

The strong backbone of the army will be the aberration. These units, in spite of their higher supply cost, are anti-armor specialists that allow Zagara to assault hybrid even when her banelings are expended. The Protective Cover upgrade is extremely useful. The extra armor the upgrade provides other units allows the aberrations to not only function as shields, but increase the longevity of zerglings and allow banelings to reach their targets.

Due to their fragile nature, this army will rely on Zagara herself for support. Her roaches, hunter killers, banelings, and Mass Frenzy will be needed in order for victory to be achieved.

This army, like the kamikaze offense, will need to take advantage of a strong economy and the ability to quickly replenish forces. The player will need to swiftly alternate between micro with Zagara and spawning more zerglings, aberrations, and corrupters from their main base.

The Best Defense is a Good Offense Edit

Zagara, contrary to first impressions, is decent on the defense. Her standard spore and spine crawlers are familiar to players, and her Bile Launchers allow her to construct a poor man's siege tank(one that has to be manually controlled) to provide support for her crawlers.

Where Zagara truly shines is in terms of army-supported defense. Zagara herself can be a powerful aid to towers, her spawn baneling and her hunter killers can allow her to provide anti-ground and anti-air firepower instantly. In addition to this, the rapid spawning of her zerglings can allow Zagara to send a wall of cheap units to slow down the enemy, and Infested Drop can be used to call down reinforcements directly on top of enemy forces to buy an ally more time to build defenses.

SynergiesEdit

Protoss CommandersEdit

Note that all protoss commanders can use their Nexus' Chrono Boost on Zagaras's baneling nest to increase the frequency of free banelings.

Artanis is an excellent teammate for Zagara. Shield Overcharge and Guardian Shell alleviates the fragility of Zagara's numerically superior offensive units. Zagara's swarmlings and aberrations in turn will cover ground units and melee combat, letting the Artanis player devote more resources to more powerful, higher-tier reavers, archons, and tempests. Be warned, however. Banelings and Scourge do not benefit from Guardian Shell, so they can be intercepted by area of effect attacks before they can deal significant damage, even as the rest of Zagara's army continues to fight under the fire of things like enemy High Templar, Infestors, and Disruptors.

Karax offers negligible synergy to Zagara, since her units already all mutate quickly. His Unity Barrier can give her swarmlings and banelings a little more toughness, but beyond that he isn't hugely beneficial to her (although his Chrono Wave can speed up her research, and his heavy defenses can compensate for her poorer static defenses).

Vorazun can use her black hole in combination with Zagara's banelings to heavy damage a large number of units. Her time stop is also devastating since Zagara's units are generally high damage but low life. Zagara has no cloaked units and does not benefit at all from Vorazun's cloak bonuses, though.

Alarak is an effective teammate for Zagara. Zagara provides a very large expandable melee army for Alarak's "Empower Me" ability. Supplicants shielded by aberrations are surprisingly effective tanks due to their defensive buffs. Alarak can use Destruction Wave to knock enemies into the range of Zagara's mostly short-ranged army. Ascendants are good to focus down powerful enemy units Zagara's army may have trouble with.

Fenix is a powerful teammate for Zagara, as both cover for each other's weaknesses. Fenix's heroes in the early game allow Zagara to transition into her powerful mid game, and her support abilities also benefit Fenix's forces. Frenzy can add heavy damage to scouts, colossi and immortals, and hunter killers, scourges an corruptors can compensate for Fenix's lack of reliable anti-air in the mid game. Fenix meanwhile can be mobile with recall and his suit changes being a global teleport, and can provide needed burst damage with his solarite dragoon's arsenal overcharge.

Terran CommandersEdit

Raynor is a questionable choice of teammate for Zagara, gaining a lot of benefit from Mass Frenzy, but not providing her very much useful utility. Scanner Sweeps can keep Zagara from needing to make overseers, but medics are not helpful for Zagara's suicidal strategy (except for her corruptors and aberrations). Both can rapidly reproduce armies, allowing for constant aggression, but both are also vulnerable to splash damage and spells.

Swann is another good choice for teammates. Swarmlings can occupy enemy ground forces while Swann's goliaths and thors decimate air units and siege tanks provide ranged support. Swann's drones are extremely useful for Zagara, due to her late game army requiring heavy use of gas.

Nova doesn't have great synergy with Zagara, as the two combined field small armies and Zagara doesn't help in keeping Nova's troops alive. However, Zagara's army can attack a position earlier, giving Nova a chance to plan ahead and target-firing down detectors and dangerous enemies. Both are strong at destroying bases, and Zagara can constantly apply pressure with her rapidly-respawning armies while Nova recovers if she suffers a big loss.

Han and Horner and Zagara cover a lot of the same roles, but their ability to buff their expendable armies is a massive boon to one another. Hellion’s aerosol stim makes Zagara’s mass zerglings even more of a threat, while Zagara’s frenzy can make Han’s massed mercenary units push even harder. The downside however is both have armies designed to be lost and rebuilt, so there’s a chance if a push isn’t done hard enough that both will be exposed for a time. However, Han and Horner can make up for this with powerful, persistent Horner air units in the late game, as well as devastating calldowns to help finalize any objective.

Zerg CommandersEdit

Kerrigan has mutalisks and ultralisks that are generally superior to corruptors and aberrations, so there is little Zagara can offer her that Kerrigan cannot do better herself. Kerrigan's Malignant Creep, however, is very handy for Zagara, and Zagara's queens can provide more larva to Kerrigan's hatcheries than her own queens can.

While Zagara's forces are weaker than Kerrigan's, they are useful for support if managed properly. Aberrations, as in the campaign, have complementary skills with ultralisks. Likewise, corrupters can use their special ability to soften enemy targets for mutalisks or brood lords to slaughter. But, by the late mid-game to the endgame, Kerrigan will have little to no need of Zagara's help due to her forces simply being stronger than the Zagara's.

Abathur has some synergy, arguably the most out of the zerg characters, with Zagara. This is in spite of them being polar opposites in terms of how they use their units. Zagara's rapid start and cheap units can shield Abathur's weakness in the early game, and Abathur's juggernaut units can screen for Zagara's cheap but fragile army. Abathur also has multiple air unit options, which can alleviate Zagara's primary weakness in the late game. The difficulty of this pairing is that the commanders need to use them carefully. Zagara's fast army can outrun Abathur and get crushed if the commander isn't careful. Likewise, Abathur need to be careful that he doesn't take Zagara's army for granted and be taken off guard when the expendable forces are destroyed.

Stukov gives Zagara infinite creep, allowing her forces to swiftly move to where they're needed. However, both have disposable armies designed to screen for more powerful units, and as such do not synergize particularly well, especially when there is dead time between large engagements where neither player will have a powerful force to defend against unexpected threats. Primarily, Zagara will defend Stukov until he can unleash his powerful endgame army, instead of trying for a push. However, when they do push, Zagara's frenzy can really help Stukov's infested civilians and marines, while Stukov's calldowns can help defend against threats that may attack during the down time while both forces are rebuilding.

Dehaka and Zagara have moderate synergy. Zagara relies on heavy masses of disposable units that she can buff, while Dehaka’s heavy frontline covers a lot of the same role. As such, Dehakas with Zagara should go for lighter units that benefit from her zerglings tying up enemy waves like hydralisks or guardians. Frenzy is a massive boon to Dehaka, as all of his units and calldowns benefit from it and can clear out attack waves with it, while Dehaka himself can also cover for Zagara as she deals her damage.

AchievementsEdit

GameplayEdit

CoopZagara SC2-LotV AchieveIcon1 Queen of Destruction
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Kill 500 units in a single mission when playing as Zagara on Hard difficulty.

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CoopZagara SC2-LotV AchieveIcon2 Mass Frenzy
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Your ally deals 10,000 damage while Zagara's Mass Frenzy is activated.

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CoopZagara SC2-LotV AchieveIcon3 Roach Rampage
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Kill 100 enemy units using Zagara's Infested Drop in a single mission on Hard difficulty.

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CoopZagara SC2-LotV AchieveIcon4 Big Bangs
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Kill 5,000 units with Zagara's banelings.

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CoopZagara SC2-LotV AchieveIconMaster Broodmother of the Swarm
Points

20 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Complete all the Commander Zagara achievements

Rewards
Zagara SC2Portrait Zagara portrait
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LevelsEdit

CoopLevel SC2-LotV AchieveIconZagara1 Zagara: Level 5
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Reach level 5 with Zagara.

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CoopLevel SC2-LotV AchieveIconZagara2 Zagara: Level 10
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Reach level 10 with Zagara.

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CoopLevel SC2-LotV AchieveIconZagara3 Zagara: Level 15
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Reach level 15 with Zagara.

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DevelopmentEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2015-9-25, Co-op Missions: Additional Commanders Revealed. Battle.net, accessed on 2015-9-25
  2. 2015-10-30, Legacy of the Void Features: Co-op Missions. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2015-11-01
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). November 10, 2015