Zerg Mutalisk

Description Edit

The Mutalisk is a fast flying zerg unit. Has a low range attack that bounces twice dealing decreasing damage to up to three units (if they are close enough). Mutalisks are usually used for harass and map control in the mid game. Loses effectiveness in the late game, when it can still be made if the opponent has weak anti-air or to snipe key targets (e.g. High Templars or Plagued Science Vessels).

Mutalisks are usually used in quite large groups and kept stacked as much as possible, unless splash damage is present e.g. against Archons . This allows the Mutalisks to be controlled as a single unit, making all shoot the same target at the same time if needed and mitigating the losses by making it difficult to focus fire the same Mutalisk consistently.

Can be mutated into Devourer to specialize in an anti-air role or into Guardians to become an anti-ground siege unit. Morphing is especially useful once it's difficult to harass and the Mutalisks would otherwise be useless.

The Overlord Trick from BW can be used but makes only a very slight difference.[1]

Unit Information Edit

Type: Light - Biological
Cost: Minerals 100 Gas 100 Control 2
Build time: 33 seconds
Life: 120
Armor: 0
Movement Speed: 3.74
Sight Range: 7
Built from: Larva
Requires: Spire or Greater Spire

Weapon: Glaive Wurm

  • Damage: 9 (bounces twice, each time reducing damage by one-third)
  • +1 damage each weapon upgrade
  • Attack speed: 1.79
  • Range: 3
  • Attacks: Ground and Air

Abilities Edit

Morph to Devourer
Mutalisk to Devourer
Cost: Minerals 100 Gas 50
Evolution Time: 33 seconds

Transforms the Mutalisk into a Devourer, a specialized anti-air flying unit.

Requires Greater Spire.
Morph to Guardian
Mutalisk to Guardian
Cost: Minerals 50 Gas 100
Evolution Time: 33 seconds

Transforms the Mutalisk into a Guardian, a specialized heavy-assault and siege unit.

Requires Greater Spire.

Related Links Edit

  1. Video Demonstration by Xiphias

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