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Unit abilitiesEdit

Burrow/Unburrow

  • User: all ground units (except larvae)
  • Cost: none
  • Effect: unit burrows itself underground and is invisible to enemy units
  • Limits:
    • can be seen by detectors
    • unit can not move while burrowed
  • Type: Defensive

Lurker Aspect

  • User: Hydralisk
  • Cost: Minerals and Vespene Gas
  • Effect: transforms Hydralisk into an egg then a Lurker
  • Limits:
    • while metamorphosing in the egg, unit cannot move or attack
  • Type: Conversion

Consume

  • User: Defiler
  • Cost: friendly zerg unit
  • Effect: unit gains 50 energy points
  • Limits:
    • can not use on friendly Protoss and Terran units
    • can not go over maximum energy level
  • Type: Assist

Dark Swarm

  • User: Defiler
  • Cost: Energy
  • Effect: covers an area with a cloud that prevents units from being damage by ranged attacks
  • Limits:
    • does not negate melee, splash, or special weaponry
    • does not protect buildings
  • Type: Defensive

Plague

  • User: Defiler
  • Cost: Energy
  • Effect: deals a maximum of 300 damage or until unit or building is at 1 health. Can also reveil cloaked units
  • Limits:
    • can only drain unit/building to 1 health
    • does not affect plasma shielding
  • Type: Hindrance

Guardian Aspect

  • User: Mutalisk
  • Cost: Minerals and Vespene Gas
  • Effect: transforms Mutalisk into a cocoon then a Guardian
  • Limits:
    • while metamorphosing in cocoon, unit cannot move or attack
  • Type: Conversion

Devourer Aspect

  • User: Mutalisk
  • Cost: Minerals and Vespene Gas
  • Effect: transforms Mutalisk into a cocoon then a Devourer
  • Limits:
    • while metamorphosing in cocoon, unit cannot move or attack
  • Type: Conversion

Infest Command Center

  • User: Queen
  • Cost: none
  • Effect: transforms Command Center into an Infested Command Center
  • Limits:
    • can only be used on a Command Center
    • Command Center must be at 1/3 Health
  • Type: Offensive

Parasite

  • User: Queen
  • Cost: Energy
  • Effect: plants a parasite onto a unit that allows users to see what the unit can see
  • Limits:
    • can be detected by "Parasite Detected" warning
  • Type: Hindrance

Ensnare

  • User: Queen
  • Cost: Energy
  • Effect: units are covered in green goo that cuts movement speed in half. Can also reveil cloaked units
  • Limits:
    • effect is temporary
  • Type: Hindrance

Spawn Broodling

  • User: Queen
  • Cost: Energy
  • Effect: kills target non-robotic ground units and creates two short lived Broodlings
  • Limits:
    • does not affect robotic and air units
  • Type: Offensive

Corrosive Venom

  • User: Devourer
  • Cost: none
  • Effect: damage target and splash surrounding targets with acid that slows down movement and causes affected units to take extra damage
  • Limits:
    • can only target air units
  • Type: Offensive/Hindrance

Building abilitiesEdit

Nydus Canal transport

  • User: Nydus Canal
  • Cost: Minerals and Vespene Gas to construct structure
  • Effect: transports one Zerg ground unit to other opening
  • Limits:
    • can only transport one unit at a time
    • both openings must be constructed on creep
  • Type: Assist

For more information see Zerg Special abilities on battle.net

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