Abathur/Quotes

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Voice Lines[edit | edit source]

Availability Quote Audio Background
Default Eradication Complete
Shard.png40 For the Swarm "For the Swarm" is a common battlecry among sentient zerg creatures.
Poor Essence Abathur obsesses over "essence," or genetic material he can use to improve the Swarm. Those with poor essence are discarded.
Unacceptable! When Abathur encounters the primal zerg on Zerus and discovers they had already stolen the hydralisk and Roach strains from the Swarm, he says this line.
Unclear During the invasion of Korhal in Heart of the Swarm, Kerrigan tells Abathur "you know, sometimes you've not so bad, Abathur," to which he relies "unclear."

Interactions[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
Emoji Brightwing Pack 1 Brightwing Happy.png

Brightwing

  • Abathur: Organism: faerie dragon. Ability origins: perplexing. Must examine closely.
  • Brightwing: Ooh! Scary voice, Brightwing no like. Things like you should not talk!
Faerie dragons subsist of the magics of nature, something the more science-based understanding of Abathur cannot comprehend.
  • Brightwing: You are scary creature I am scared of!
  • Abathur: Fear. Appropriate.
Abathur states that emotions are a useful product in experimentation, and fear and pain can be used as stressors to push evolution.
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png

Kerrigan

  • Abathur: Organism Abathur will serve queen.
  • Kerrigan: Good.
After the death of the Overmind, Abathur fell under the control of Kerrigan, and even after she was uninfested, continued to serve her as he needed a guiding force to "be zerg."
  • Kerrigan: Abathur.
  • Abathur: For the Swarm.
Emoji Murky Pack 1 Murky Happy.png

Murky

  • Abathur: Amphibious organism. Extreme aggression. Useful essence.
  • Murky: <Response indicating he is excited and ready to fight>
Murky seeks revenge for the adventurers that killed his family, anger that Abathur hopes to harness.
  • Murky: <Playfully questioning the person next to him>
  • Abathur: Question unintelligible. Illogical sentence structure.
Oddly while most psionic beings can understand Murky, Abathur, who has the same Swarm psionic communication, cannot. May be a poke at Abathur's odd way of speaking.
Emoji Abathur Pack 1 Abathur Happy.png

Generic

  • Abathur: Prepared for combat?
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Preparations complete.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Must collect essence.
Essene, or genetic material, is used by Abathur to improve the Swarm, as he takes the best traits of a slain species and incorporates them into the zerg broods.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Swarm indomitable.
Emoji Abathur Pack 1 Abathur ROFL.png

Generic

(Positive)

  • Abathur: Creature recognized. Good sequences. Survival likely.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Organism Abathur will not fail. Victory assured.
When Abathur creates bile launchers for the invasion of Korhal, he tells Kerrigan "survival of Swarm dependent on evolution, iteration. Trust process, trust sequences. Swarm will not fail."
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Affirmative.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Yes.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Good.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Conquer. Kill. Collect essence.
Abathur's core drive is to kill other creatures and collect their genetic material.
Emoji Abathur Pack 1 Abathur Meh.png

Generic

(Negative)

  • Abathur: Creature recognized. Disinterest immediate.
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Hero: <hero dependent>
  • Abathur: Conversation superfluous. Focus upon combat.

Eliminations[edit | edit source]

Hero Quote Audio Background
vs. creature Good essence. Useful adaptations.
Essence acquired. Beneficial. "Essence acquired" is said several times by Abathur when killing native creatures of a planet for their genetic material.
Good sequences. Will improve Swarm.
vs. Dehaka Primal zerg. Unacceptable! When Abathur encounters the primal zerg on Zerus and discovers they had already stolen the hydralisk and Roach strains from the Swarm, he says "primal zerg. Unacceptable. Must be wiped clean. No trace left. Destroy primal zerg."
vs. human hero Terran sequences of minimal use. Dislike. When Kerrigan asks about Abathur's experiments on terrans when she ruled the Swarm, Abathur responds with "yes. Very bad. Primitive structures, minimal biological adaptability." He then states he is happy to hear Kerrigan is halting experiments on terran subjects.
Poor sequences. Minimal adaptability.
Dislike terran essence. Poor quality.
vs. Kerrigan Queen of Blades can be improved. Will examine later. Abathur was the one who designed Kerrigan when she was first infested by the zerg, creating the Queen of Blades.
vs. Murky Infantile morphology. Possible combat use. Murky is a baby murloc, and murlocs are considered a threat to travelers in the Warcraft universe.
vs. undead hero Necrotized tissue. Yet, animated. Perplexing. Abathur sees little use in decaying tissue, however dead zerg can be regenerated so long as the essence remains in them.
vs. Zagara Broodmother template inadequate. Must improve. Over the course of the Heart of the Swarm's Char arc, Abathur modifies Zagara in order to expand her cognitive functions, making her deadlier and able to understand the lessons Kerrigan was trying to give her on vision.
vs. hero with kill streak Terminator terminated.
Generic Untenable to oppose. When Abathur discovers that the being Duran had managed to manipulate zerg biomass in Stukov better than Abathur good, he tells Kerrigan "entity responsible for Stukov exceeds organism Abathur. Untenable to oppose. Recommend immediate indoctrination into foreign entity's Swarm."
Sequences poorly designed. Can improve. When Kerrigan first arrives at Abathur having reverted back to a terran, he tells her "grasper limb poorly designed. Can improve. Will give it back, better."
Acceptable outcome.
Poor essence. Little value.
Terminated.

Click-quotes[edit | edit source]

Quotes marked "Click-Quotes" are triggered when the player repeatedly clicks on the hero with the Left mouse button.

Quote Audio Background
Must evolve.
Swarm not good enough. Not. One of Abathur's quotes in the leviathan in Heart of the Swarm.
Perfection. Deep in the core, in strands. When Abathur describes his role to Kerrigan, he says "Eat flesh, splinter bone. Inside me, can touch it. Weave it. Spin it. Make it great. Never perfect. Perfection goal that changes. Never stops moving. Can chase, cannot catch"
Pronouns. Unclear. Abathur has a habit of speaking in a broken style, with no pronouns. However, some of his Heroes of the Storm quotes use pronouns.
Teammates, much to improve. Reanimated tissue. Humanoid beast hybrids. Inefficient, unacceptable.
Work harder, better. Make faster, stronger... Evolution never over. A reference to the Daft Punk song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
Perfection goal that always changes. Can pursue, cannot obtain. Similar to Ashbringer. Ashbringer is a sword from the game World of Warcraft. In the game's first expansion, players could acquire "Corrupted Ashbringer" from the Naxxramas raid, and a short hidden questline afterward teased that there would be a future questline to purify it. However, such a questline was never added, leading to many wild theories as to how to purify the blade. Eventually the sword would be given to all paladins in the Legion expansion.
Anger product of stress, adrenaline... Clicking. No clicking, no anger. When Kerrigan begins to recover memories as to Abathur's role in infesting her and feel anger, causing her immense pain, Abathur responds with "anger product of adrenaline, stress response, imminent threat. No threat to you. No anger." Also a joke at poke quotes annoying him.
Design must be simple, elegant. Implementation... less so. Abathur’s core idea of the Swarm is that all improvements must be simple and streamlined, and nothing unnecessary should be added. This is also denoted how the Swarm doesn’t necessarily use this same subtlety in how it applies these improvements, usually crashing into an enemy in an endless tide.
Sequences must change. Intent static, product... fluid. Abathur uses hostile environments and extreme circumstances to test the Swarm, which reveal needs and flaws in his creations. Using this knowledge, Abathur then evolves the Swarm to turn this flaw into a potential boon for the Swarm.
Always can improve. Stressors reveal flaws. Flaws reveal potential. Always improving. Good.
If evolution product of design, is evolution... evolution? Mmm... Line of thought, not productive. While the Swarm does evolve a lot on its own to fit its environment, Abathur can directly modify the Swarm to make it better, Abathur asks if this makes his work intelligent design or evolution.
Hmm... Abilities of Organism Abathur well designed. Uncertain will not change. Entity Blizzard notorious for iteration. A jab at Blizzard changing and reworking heroes. Prophetically Blizzard did change Abathur after this quote, giving him the Monstrosity ult.
Symbiote. Not "bug hat." ...Ugh. A reference to the Penny Arcade comic strip Aberdasher.
Hmm. Combine properties of Hydralisk and Roach. Hydraroach... Must investigate. (experiments on essence then zerg creature dies) Oh... Not viable. A reference to a popular Team Liquid thread, where it was suggested that the (at the time) slow hydralisk get on the back of the speedy roaches with a saddle, making a new unit named the hydraroach.

Commands[edit | edit source]

Command Quote Audio Background
Move Destination confirmed.
Acceptable.
Determining efficient route.
Yes.
Must not delay.
Moving now.
Must obey.
As commanded.
Executing.
Attack Not evolved for combat. Abathur is not a frontline hero, and will usually lose in direct combat.
Survival imperative. When Abathur creates bile launchers for the invasion of Korhal, he tells Kerrigan "survival of Swarm dependent on evolution, iteration. Trust process, trust sequences. Swarm will not fail."
Concern: expressed. Abathur is not a frontline hero, and will usually lose in direct combat.
Tactic: intriguing.
Curious strategy.
Direct combat: not recommended.
Should remain in secure area. Enhance allies.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Lock-in Logical decision. One of Abathur's lines that will play when picking an evolution.
Purchase First served Overmind, then Queen of Blades, now you. When Abathur meets the terran Kerrigan for the first time, he says this line to her.
Try Mode Stress test? Good. Abathur uses stress as a method of accelerating evolution.
Much work complete. Allow demonstration. When Abathur sets up a demonstration to determine which of two zergling evolution routes Kerrigan would like to pick, he says this to her.
Healed Wounds mended.
Acceptable.
Restoration complete.
Hearthing Must evacuate.
Respawn Reconstitution complete. When Abathur regenerates an ultralisk in the Heart of the Swarm mission "Phantoms of the Void," he says "organism Stukov misunderstands. Death irrelevant. Only essence important. Ultralisk reconstituted. Ultimate expression of Swarm evolution.
Death irrelevant. Only essence important.
Must continue work. One of Abathur's lines when clicked on in the evolution pit in Heart of the Swarm.
Resurrected Organism Abathur reconstituted.
Unclear. During the invasion of Korhal in Heart of the Swarm, Kerrigan tells Abathur "you know, sometimes you've not so bad, Abathur," to which he relies "unclear."
Taunting Actions unacceptable! Unacceptable. When Abathur encounters the primal zerg on Zerus and discovers they had already stolen the hydralisk and Roach strains from the Swarm, he says that they are "unacceptable" in the same way.
Some useful sequences within enemy biomass. Must obtain. Abathur's goal is to gain the biomass of other creatures in order to improve the Swarm.
Fear response. Appropriate.
Talent chosen Evolution beneficial.
Must improve.
Good sequences.
Yes.
Mutation complete. When a zerg player completes an ability upgrade, this line will play.
Worth It

(Getting a kill

after getting killed)

Acceptable outcome.
Equal exchange.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Use Quote Audio Background
Symbiote Icon.png

Symbiote

You: enhanced. Improved. In spite of his usual predisposition not to, Abathur uses pronouns in this line.
Sequences augmented.
Symbiotic link established. You: improved.
Symbiote implanted. You: augmented. In spite of his usual predisposition not to, Abathur uses pronouns in this line.
Organism Abathur: with you. In spite of his usual predisposition not to, Abathur uses pronouns in this line.
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Ultimate Evolution

Ultimate evolution complete.
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Evolve Monstrosity

For the Swarm. A common battlecry for sentient zerg creatures.
Forces, augmented.
Augmentation complete.

Datamined[edit | edit source]

Quotes marked "datamined" might not exist in-game, and may be outdated. Do not take them as representative of the game in its current or future states.

Ability Quote Audio Background
Commands
Not Enough

Mana

Mana. Low.
Low mana.
Mana requirement. Unmet.
Note: Abathur does not use Resources of any kind.
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