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The zergling is the least durable basic troop unit. This is offset by cheap production, and high movement and attack rate. The zergling is useful throughout the game; it may be used for early game rushes, then as support for more powerful units in the late game (eg. ultraling).

Zerglings should be used in swarms. This is especially important as the game progresses and attacks and abilities inflicting splash or AoE damage become more common. Surround and attack individual enemy units with multiple zerglings at once for quick kills.

If a zergling egg hatches after the controlling player is eliminated, one will spawn normally but the other will become blue and neutral.

AbilitiesEdit

Many zerg ground units may burrow, rendering themselves invisible but incapable of moving or attacking.

Acquisition
Purchased from Hatchery/Lair/Hive
Hotkey B
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 80Time SC2 Game1

UpgradesEdit

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Unit profile from StarCraft: Remastered

  • +1 bonus per attack per level for broodlings and zerglings.
  • +3 bonus per attack per level for ultralisks.
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
MetabBoost SC1 Icon
Metabolic Boost
  • Increases zergling speed.
Acquisition
Purchased from Spawning pool
Hotkey M
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
AdrenalGlands SC1 Upgrd1
Adrenal Glands
  • Increases the attack rate of zerglings by 20%.
Acquisition
Purchased from Spawning pool
Hotkey A
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 100Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

Zergling HeroesEdit

Special Zergling StrainsEdit

DevelopmentEdit

"Cinematics had a version, the game team had a version, and the portrait had its own thing going on, so when doing art for the manual, I just came up with my own version too. My concept spent a few months in the Smithsonian as part of a video game exhibit, so I think I won."
Zergling SCR Game1

The zergling in StarCraft: Remastered

During development of StarCraft, four versions of the zergling were developed independently—one by the cinematics team, one by the games team, and a separate take as represented by its unit profile. Samwise Didier did his own, fourth version of the zergling for the game's manual. The concept art that appeared was later made part of a videogames exhibit at the Smithsonian.[1]

As with every other unit, the zergling received a visual upgrade for StarCraft: Remastered. Time was taken to ensure that its hands (barely visible in the original sprite) were able to be seen.[2]

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2017-04-27, Rock and Roll Days of StarCraft: a Development Retrospective. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-04-29
  2. 2017-04-21, Remastering StarCraft's Art. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2017-04-21