StarCraft® II

Bearing little resemblance to the docile Brontoliths from which they were evolved, Ultralisks are the most powerful of the Zerg ground forces. They serve as the backbone of the Swarm’s armies and are as dangerous as any armored vehicle. These massive monstrosities are used as living battering rams against their enemies. Their large bone-like scythes allow them to tear through most known substances with ease. The Ultralisk’s genetic material has been subjected to countless tests and experiments, and only the final viable code is used by Zerg Larvae to morph into new Ultralisks.
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Unit Statistics

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Basic information

Race: Zerg
Life: 500
Armor: 1 (6)
Movement: Fast
Cargo Size: 8
Attributes: Armored - Biological - Massive

Production

Producer: Larva
Hotkey: U
Requires: Ultralisk Cavern
Cost: 300 200
Supply: 6
Build time: 55

Combat

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3D Model

Basic information

Race: Zerg
Life: 500
Armor: 1 (6)
Movement: Fast
Cargo Size: 8
Attributes: Armored - Biological - Massive

Production

Producer: Larva
Hotkey: U
Requires: Ultralisk Cavern
Cost: 300 200
Supply: 6
Build time: 55

Combat

Upgrades:
Weapon:
Ability:

General Strategy

  • Superior ground-attacking melee unit.
  • Can deliver ’area of effect’ ground attacks against multiple targets.
  • High armor and hit points.
  • Can increase armor with Chitinous Plating upgrade.
  • Can burrow with Burrow upgrade.
  • Massive units such as the Ultralisk have the ability to break Force Fields. Combo this ability with units that are normally weak vs. Force Fields such as Zerglings.
  • Utralisks are immune to stuns and mind control.

Evolutions

  • Burrow: Allows the unit to take cover underground, rendering it unable to attack. A burrowed unit is invisible unless revealed by detectors or effects.
  • Chitinous Plating: +2 bonus to Ultralisk's armor.

Countermeasures

Terran VS
  • Anti-ground air units like Banshees and Battlecruisers can do immense damage to Ultralisks while completely avoiding their attacks.
  • Spreading out ground infantry units can help minimize damage from Ultralisks’ “cleave” attacks
  • Anti-armored ground units like Marauders can also crack through Ultralisks’ reinforced carapaces as long as they can keep the Ultralisk at range by kiting it with Stimpack’s movement speed increase.
  • Tanks in Siege Mode can make short work of Ultralisks, while the splash damage of their shots annihilates the smaller units surrounding them.
Zerg VS
  • Air-to-ground units, like Mutalisks and Brood Lords, can damage Ultralisks without risking any retribution.
  • Swarm Hosts can use their Locusts against Ultralisks, and run away before the Ultralisks can close the distance.
Protoss VS
  • Immortals are effective counters against Ultralisks. They deal extensive damage, and benefit from exceptional armor.
  • As mentioned above, spreading out ground infantry units can help minimize damage from Ultralisks’ “cleave” attacks.
  • Flying units, such as Void Rays, Carriers and even Motherships, can perform extremely effectively against Ultralisks, who won’t be able to reach them and will suffer from their attacks.

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