The Hunterling is a very agile unit, in stark contrast to the Brutalisk, and it is considerably smaller as well. It is able to jump up cliffs and glide swiftly. Also, it can use its leap attack to instantly close the distance with a target.
If the leap attack is targeted on a specific unit, the Hunterling will jump on the unit's back, incapacitating it entirely and allowing the Hunterling to attack with its claws unhindered. This ability makes the Hunterling especially dangerous against lone targets.
Unlike the Brutalisk, the Hunterling is unable to attack or spew acid at air targets.