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"Wait 'til they get a load of me!"

Basic Info
Title Queen of Blades
Role Melee Assassin Melee Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1764
Health Regen 3.675
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.75
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 2
Attack Damage 115
Data Page

Sarah Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades, is a Melee Assassin hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] Once a terran ghost with formidable psionic abilities, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and transformed by the zerg into the Queen of Blades. Now freed of the dark one's corruption, Kerrigan faces a threat that could destroy the galaxy itself.

Kerrigan is a combo Assassin who goes all in, diving into the enemy team.

Background[edit | edit source]

StarCraft This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.

Sarah Louise Kerrigan discovered the strength of her latent psionic gift as a young girl. An innocent flash of childish anger at her parents resulted in massive cerebral hemorrhaging and a horrific death for her mother. Her father would only repeat one thing over and over again in the ensuing years: “I saw her head come apart.” This gruesome event alerted the Terran Confederacy to her powers, and she quickly became the focus of the fledgling ghost program. Because she had reached unheard-of scores on psi-evaluation tests, her abilities elicited a complete readjustment of the scoring system so that she could be properly measured. The remnants of her humanity were stripped from her, and Kerrigan was designated Ghost Number 24601.

Following her emergence from the ghost program, she became an unstoppable assassin for the corrupt Confederate government. It was her assassination of the independent senator Angus Mengsk that brought her to the attention of his ambitious son, Arcturus. At first wishing to extract revenge from Kerrigan for his father’s murder, Arcturus soon realized that she was much more useful as a weapon against the Confederacy. After rescuing her from a clandestine experimental facility, he removed her neural inhibitor and used her restored memories to build righteous anger against the government that had abused her. Kerrigan became Mengsk's second-in-command.

She was running a mission on Antiga Prime when she first came across one-time Confederate marshal Jim Raynor, a new recruit to the Sons of Korhal. He disapproved of her lethal dealings with the Confederacy, but the conflict between the two soon grew into mutual respect, admiration, and even attraction. Kerrigan and Raynor ran several secret missions together before Mengsk’s revolutionary movement brought them to Tarsonis. Even Kerrigan’s jaded sensibilities were shocked when she learned what Arcturus had planned for the Confederate capital world: the placement of psi emitters to lure the zerg to one of the most densely populated planets in the sector. It would result in the death of almost every living thing on Tarsonis. Voicing her opposition, she nonetheless set about loyally fulfilling her mission to protect the hive clusters from a mysterious new alien enemy, the protoss. Mengsk would take advantage of that loyalty, abandoning her to die on Tarsonis when the mission was complete. He couldn’t run the risk of having a powerful weapon like Kerrigan running loose in the shadow of his new government, the Terran Dominion, and put her down like an unruly animal.

Little did Arcturus Mengsk suspect that he had just succeeded in arming the zerg against him. The zerg Overmind sensed Kerrigan’s formidable psionic powers and desired to adapt this new weapon for the Swarm. Bringing all of the evolutionary strength of its genetic skill to bear upon the one-time ghost, the Overmind transformed Sarah Kerrigan into an unstoppable combination of psychic ability and biological deadliness: the Queen of Blades was born.

Not wanting to hamper Kerrigan’s intellectual and strategic brilliance, the Overmind left her a degree of individual will that differed from its cerebrates. It was this freedom that allowed her ambitions to rise, and before long, the Queen of Blades conquered her cerebrate kin and took charge of the Swarm when the Overmind was slain. However, she was forced to fight a civil war with the Overmind's remaining cerebrates who sought to make a new Overmind, which was further complicated by the arrival of the United Earth Directorate, who were able to seize control of the second Overmind and the renegade Swarm. Kerrigan rallied the factions of the sector together against the UED while using her consort Samir Duran to manipulate events, including figures such as Raynor, Mengsk, Zeratul, and Fenix, but when the time was right she betrayed them, killing her former allies. After the UED was repelled from Char and the Overmind killed, the forces of the sector attempted a final push to destroy Kerrigan. It failed. Yet after destroying the remnants of the UED, Kerrigan held her broods back, sensing a greater evil on the horizon, and a shadowing presence lingered on the edges of her thoughts, connected to the mysterious disappearance of Duran...

Four years later, Kerrigan unleashed her Swarms on the Terran Dominion, seeing a relic named the Keystone made by the ancient xel'naga. However Raynor, who still thought that his old lover was within the mindless monster, assembled the Keystone himself and launched a joint assault on Char with Arcturus's son Valerian Mengsk. They used that same Keystone on her, purifying her of most of her zerg mutagen, and reverting her back to her human form, without the influence of the zerg. Raynor fled with Kerrigan, but was soon captured by Dominion forces, and Mengsk reported him executed. Wanting revenge and knowing there could be no peace without Mengsk, Kerrigan returned to the Swarm, reforming it from its shattered state with her deinfestation, and reinfesting herself as a primal zerg. She then found and slew Duran, who was breeding protoss/zerg hybrids in service of a xel'naga named Amon, and slew his physical form, knowing Amon had returned and she would need to face him, but would face Mengsk first. She discovered and rescued Raynor, and after some convincing that she was not the same murderess, the two assaulted Mengsk's capital of Korhal, killing him and ending his schemes.

Yet Kerrigan's true enemy, Amon, had awoken and a year later released his forces on the universe. Kerrigan attempted to reach the central xel'naga temple of Ulnar, but her broods were ravaged by Amon's forces. She recieved aid from Artanis, who despite his hatred for her, the two made it into the center of the temple, only to find the xel'naga dead and a trap sprung for them. The two escaped, but Kerrigan's swarms were ravaged. Nonetheless Artanis was successful at banishing Amon to the Void

Two years later, Kerrigan received a benevolent call coming from the Void portal in Ulnar, and rallied Raynor and Artanis to help her finish Amon once and for all. They plunged into the Void, slaying Duran permanently and releasing the xel'naga Ouros, who gave his essence to allow Kerrigan to become a xel'naga. Kerrigan gifted Zagara leadership of the Swarm, as well as knowledge of how to recover the sector from its devastated state. She then faced down and destroyed Amon, ending a timeless scheme of manipulation and destruction.

Kerrigan vanished upon the defeat of Amon, but a silhouette of her was seen by Raynor in a bar, before he vanished with her as he walked into a bright light, never to be seen again.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Kerrigan is a Melee Assassin that utilizes a devestating combo of Primal Grasp and Impaling Blades to Stun and damage groups of enemies. Assimilation allows Kerrigan to dive deep into team fights and quickly regenerate Health in the form of shields through her own damage output.

One of Kerrigan's greatest strenghts is her ability to roam the map in search of ganks. Impaling Blades does not only stun all enemies it strikes, but also deals a significant amount of AoE damage to them. There is a noticeable delay between when the ability is cast and when it will actually trigger, making Impaling Blades relatively difficult to land. This is why Impaling Blades should always (for the most part) be used in conjunction with Primal Grasp, as Primal Grasp will pull enemies into Impaling Blades, making it almost impossible to avoid. Newer Kerrigan players are strongly encouraged to spend time practicing her Primal Grasp/Impaling Blades combo in Training; as without it, Kerrigan loses almost everything that makes her such a valuable asset to her team.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent burst damage and crowd control
  • Strong inititaition by means of Ravage
  • Excels at ganking
  • Deceptively tanky due to Assimilation

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Incredibly vulnerable to crowd control
  • Very reliant on ability cooldowns
  • Low sustained damage
  • High skill cap/learning curve
  • No means of escape

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Assimilation Icon.png
Gain 10% of damage dealt from Basic Attacks and Abilities as Shields for 6 seconds. Shield amount gained doubled against Heroes.
Current maximum: 1004 (+4% per level)
Ravage Icon.png
20 Mana
Charge Cooldown: 8 seconds
Leap to a target, dealing 130 (+4% per level) damage. If the enemy dies within 1.5 seconds, restores 1 charge and refund 20 Mana..
Impaling Blades Icon.png
Impaling Blades
80 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
After 1.25 seconds, deal 165 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within the target area, stunning them for 1 second.
Primal Grasp Icon.png
Primal Grasp
65 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Pulls enemies within the target area towards you, dealing 25 (+4% per level) damage. After 2.5 seconds, an explosion occurs around Kerrigan, dealing 195 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.
  • Enemies within the target area are pulled a flat distance regardless of the distance between them and Kerrigan.
Maelstrom Icon.png
100 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Deals 74 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. Lasts for 7 seconds.
  • Maelstrom deals its damage in 14 ticks of 37 damage up to 518 total damage.
  • Kerrigan can't mount while Maelstrom is active.
Summon Ultralisk Icon.png
Summon Ultralisk
100 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, summon an Ultralisk that rushes foward upon spawning, dealing 250 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. The Ultralisk's Basic Attacks deal 50% of their damage in an area around their target. Reactivate to retarget the Ultralisk.
  • Ultralisk is a mobile Summon.
  • Attack speed: 1.00.
  • Health: 1369 (+4% per level)
  • Summoning Ultralisk while Kerrigan is affected by Spell Power buff/debuff, increases/decreases Ultralisk's Basic Attack damage. Gaining or losing Ability Power after Ultralisk is summoned does not affect it.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Siphoning Impact Icon.png
Siphoning Impact
Hitting an enemy Hero with Ravage grants 90 points of Assimilation Shields.
Assimilation Mastery Icon.png
Assimilation Mastery
Regeneration Globe healing grants 45 points of Assimilation Shields per second while active. While Assimilation is active, Kerrigan's Health and Mana regeneration is increased by 150%.
Fury of the Swarm Icon.png
Fury of the Swarm
Gain 10% more Assimilation Shields from Basic Attacks. After casting Ravage, Kerrigan's next Basic Attack within 3 seconds splash for 100% damage around the target.
Sharpened Blades Icon.png
Sharpened Blades
❢ Quest: Minions and Heroes that die within 1.5 seconds of being hit by Ravage increase its damage up to a maximum of 75.
Minions grant 1 increased damage and Heroes grant 5 increased damage.
❢ Reward: After reaching a 75 damage increase, Ravage gains 50 additional damage.
Kinetic Fulmination Icon.png
Kinetic Fulmination
Damaging an enemy increases the damage of Kerrigan's next Impaling Blades within 10 seconds by 10%, up to 100%.
Psionic Pulse Icon.png
Psionic Pulse
Primal Grasp explodes a second time 2.5 seconds after its first explosion.
Queen of Blades Icon.png
Queen of Blades
Damaging a Hero with Primal Grasp reduces Ravage's cooldown by 6 seconds.
Boundless Fury Icon.png
Boundless Fury
Hitting an enemy Hero with Ravage grants a charge of Ravage. Can only occur once every 10 seconds per Hero.
Bladed Momentum Icon.png
Bladed Momentum
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Kerrigan's Basic Abilities by 0.6 seconds.
Maelstrom Icon.png
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Deals 74 damage per second to nearby enemies. Lasts for 7 seconds.
Summon Ultralisk Icon.png
Summon Ultralisk
Cooldown: 80 seconds
After 0.5 seconds, summon an Ultralisk that rushes foward upon spawning, dealing 250 (+4% per level) damage to the first enemy Hero hit and Stunning them for 0.5 seconds. The Ultralisk's Basic Attacks deal 50% of their damage in an area around their target. Reactivate to retarget the Ultralisk.
Psionic Barrier Icon.png
Psionic Barrier
Each enemy Hero hit by Primal Grasp grants 20 Spell Armor for 4 seconds.
Volatile Power Icon.png
Volatile Power
Increase the amount of Assimilation Shields granted from damage dealt by 10%, but reduce duration of Assimilation by 3 seconds.
Chrysalis Icon.png
Cooldown: 50 seconds
Active: Activate to place Kerrigan in a Chrysalis with 500 Health for 5 seconds. While inside, Kerrigan regenerates 5% of her maximum Health per second.
Enemies can destroy the Chrysalis to end its effect early.

Chrysalis Health: 750

  • Chrysalis places Kerrigan in Stasis, removing most negative effects from her.
Mounting Potency Icon.png
Mounting Potency
Ravage grants 5% Spell Power for 5 seconds, up to 40%.
Painful Spikes Icon.png
Painful Spikes
Enemies hit by Imapling blades take an additional 70 damage the next 6 times Kerrigan damages them within 5 seconds.
Unbridled Energy Icon.png
Unbridled Energy
Damaging a Hero with a Heroic Ability grants 35% Spell Power for 4 seconds.
Omegastorm Icon.png
Maelstrom's duration is increased by 0.25 seconds every time it damages a Hero.
Torrasque Icon.png
The Ultralisk morphs into an egg when it dies. If the egg isn't killed within 4 seconds, a new Ultralisk is born.
  • Egg is a Summon
  • Egg Health: 594 (+4% per level)
Assimilation Blades Icon.png
Assimilation Blades
Damaging an enemy increases Basic Attack damage by 2% for 5 seconds, up to 40%.
Psionic Shift Icon.png
Psionic Shift
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport to a nearby location, dealing 50 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies. Generates 300% increased Assimilation Shields from the damage dealt.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Kerrigan Skins
Rare Queen of Blades
Backstory: Once a terran ghost with formidable psionic abilities, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and transformed into the Queen of Blades. Now freed of the dark one's corruption, Kerrigan faces a threat that could destroy the galaxy itself.
Kerrigan Queen of Blades.jpg
Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Queen of Blades
Kerrigan Toxic.jpg
Kerrigan Char.jpg
Kerrigan Shadow.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Epic Cheerleader
Backstory: Unsurprisingly, cheerleading for the Burning Courts can be extraordinarily demanding. As team captain, Kerrigan has little patience for squad members who can't take the heat.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of sports skins.
Kerrigan Cheerleader.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader Crimson.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader Azure.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader Dorm.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader Fighting.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader Heartbreaker.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader Champion.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Kerrigan Cheerleader RCHS.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Legendary Cyber Ghost Caldeum Complex
Backstory: Fully upgraded with the latest cybernetic enhancements, Kerrigan joined forces with the Azure Dragons and Onyx Turtles, Armed with the latest firmware, they prepare to bring the Cyber Oni to justice once and for all.
Features: Themed abilities, replaced voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Caldeum Complex skins.
Kerrigan Cyber Ghost.jpg
Gem.png1,125 / Shard.png2,400
Rare Legion Mistress
Backstory: Among all the demons of the Burning Legion, the succubi are the ones who are most delighted by inflicting anguish upon their foes. Mistress Kerrigan is far better at it than most.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Kerrigan Legion Mistress.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kerrigan Legion Mistress Suffering.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kerrigan Legion Mistress Torment.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Rare Primal Queen
Backstory: The primal zerg essences within Kerrigan cannot remain static for too long. With every kill, they incorporate their foe's strengths, becoming increasingly deadly... and spikey.
Kerrigan Primal Queen.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Kerrigan Primal Queen Verdant.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Kerrigan Primal Queen Ash.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Legendary Queen of Ghosts
Backstory: Fully cleansed by the Xel'Naga Artifact, Kerrigan joined forces with Jim Raynor and Prince Valerian. Armed with the latest Umojan tech, they prepare to bring Arcturus to justice once and for all.
Features: Themed abilities, replaced voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins. All abilities are colored based on the tint chosen.
Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts Vespene.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts Cruel.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts MEKA.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts Templar.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Rare Succubus
Backstory: Kerrigan, the Queen of Suffering, rules over her brood of succubi with a fel iron fist. Warlocks brash enough to summon her risk facing her terrible vengeance.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Kerrigan Succubus.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kerrigan Succubus Crimson.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kerrigan Succubus Cataclysmic.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Kerrigan Event Skins
Epic Countess Hallow's End
Backstory: Countess Sarah von Kerrigan's bloodthirst knew no bounds. It was only a matter of time before the Vampire Slayers of Raven Court rose up against her reign of terror.
Features: Themed abilities, themed mount.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Raven Court skins.
Kerrigan Countess.jpg
Kerrigan Countess Emerald.jpg
Kerrigan Countess Onyx.jpg
Kerrigan Countess Spectral.jpg

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Kerrigan Mounts
Bat Transformation (Countess Kerrigan exclusive)
Backstory: It's Heroes of the Storm Trivia Time™! Did you know that the Countess Kerrigan doesn't transform into a vampire bat, but rather a fruit bat instead? Talk about bananas!
Bat Transformation.jpg

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Kerrigan Portraits
2016 Fall Global Championship Portrait.png
2016 Fall Global Championship
Bracket Challenge 2017 Portrait.png
Bracket Challenge 2017
Brood War Kerrigan Portrait.png
Brood War Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Carbot Kerrigan Portrait.png
Carbot Kerrigan
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cheerleader Kerrigan Portrait.png
Cheerleader Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Countess Kerrigan Portrait.png
Hallow's End Countess Kerrigan
Cyber Ghost Kerrigan Portrait.png
Caldeum Complex Cyber Ghost Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Ghost Kerrigan Portrait.png
Ghost Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Ink Kerrigan Portrait.png
Ink Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Kerrigan Hero Portrait.png
Kerrigan Hero
Kerrigan Icon Portrait.png
Kerrigan Icon
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Kerrigan Mastery Portrait.png
Kerrigan Mastery
Legion Mistress Kerrigan Portrait.png
Legion Mistress Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Model KR1-GN Insignia Portrait.png
Model KR1-GN Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Queen of Blades Kerrigan Portrait.png
Queen of Blades Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Portrait.png
Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Queen of Gorgons Kerrigan Portrait.png
Fall of King's Crest Queen of Gorgons Kerrigan
Remastered Kerrigan Portrait.png
Remastered Kerrigan

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Kerrigan Sprays
Bad Romance Spray.gif
Bad Romance
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Carbot Kerrigan Spray.png
Carbot Kerrigan
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Countess Kerrigan Spray.png
Hallow's End Countess Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Hologram Kerrigan Spray.png
Caldeum Complex Hologram Kerrigan
Gem.png180 / Shard.png112
Kerrigan Icon Spray.png
Kerrigan Icon
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
La Fantasma Kerrigan Spray.png
Nexomania La Fantasma Kerrigan
Model KR1-GN Insignia Spray.png
Model KR1-GN Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Old Timey Cheerleader Kerrigan Spray.png
Old Timey Cheerleader Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Puppet Kerrigan Spray.png
Toys Puppet Kerrigan
Queen of Evil Kerrigan Spray.png
Queen of Evil Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Queen of Ghosts Spray.png
Queen of Ghosts
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Tattoo Ghost Kerrigan Spray.png
Tattoo Ghost Kerrigan
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Kerrigan Pack 1 Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png Kerrigan Pack 2 Emoji Kerrigan Pack 2 Kerrigan Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Happy.png Kerrigan Happy :kerriganhappy:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 2 Kerrigan Angry.png Kerrigan Angry :kerriganangry:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan ROFL.png Kerrigan ROFL :kerriganlol:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 2 Kerrigan Cool.png Kerrigan Cool :kerrigancool:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Sad.png Kerrigan Sad :kerrigansad:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 2 Kerrigan Oops.png Kerrigan Embarrassed :kerriganoops:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Silly.png Kerrigan Silly :kerrigansilly:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 2 Kerrigan Love.png Kerrigan in Love :kerriganlove:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 1 Kerrigan Meh.png Kerrigan Speechless :kerriganmeh:
Emoji Kerrigan Pack 2 Kerrigan Surprised.png Kerrigan Surprised :kerriganwow:
Hallow's End Countess Kerrigan Pack 1 Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 1 Countess Kerrigan Happy.png Hallow's End Countess Kerrigan Pack 2 Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 2 Countess Kerrigan Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 1 Countess Kerrigan Happy.png Countess Kerrigan Happy :kerrigancountesshappy:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 2 Countess Kerrigan Angry.png Countess Kerrigan Angry :kerrigancountessangry:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 1 Countess Kerrigan ROFL.png Countess Kerrigan ROFL :kerrigancountesslol:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 2 Countess Kerrigan Cool.png Countess Kerrigan Cool :kerrigancountesscool:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 1 Countess Kerrigan Sad.png Countess Kerrigan Sad :kerrigancountesssad:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 2 Countess Kerrigan Oops.png Countess Kerrigan Embarrassed :kerrigancountessoops:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 1 Countess Kerrigan Silly.png Countess Kerrigan Silly :kerrigancountesssilly:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 2 Countess Kerrigan Love.png Countess Kerrigan in Love :kerrigancountesslove:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 1 Countess Kerrigan Meh.png Countess Kerrigan Speechless :kerrigancountessmeh:
Emoji Kerrigan Countess Pack 2 Countess Kerrigan Surprised.png Countess Kerrigan Surprised :kerrigancountesswow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kerrigan/Quotes

Development[edit | edit source]

According to Kent-Erik Hagman: "With Kerrigan, we really wanted to capture the powerful force she projects. She's a character who isn't afraid to do her own dirty work. That’s something we felt Heart of the Swarm portrayed quite well. We wanted to capture that "in your face" mentality. So you see abilities like Ravage, which can really get her in the middle of a teamfight, and Sweeping Grasp, which pulls her enemies in close. The art team also really wanted to stress her wings and spiky nature, so Crushing Grip from Heart of the Swarm became Impaling Blades in Heroes to really play up her spikes. Finally, her whole kit is topped off with Maelstrom, which really synergizes with her entire playstyle."[2]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kerrigan first appeared in StarCraft (March 1998).
  • Kerrigan is voiced by Glynnis Talken Campbell in StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War, and Tricia Helfer in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, and Vanessa Marshall in Heroes of the Storm.
  • Kerrigan was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • Kerrigan's ghost form was under consideration to be a separate hero in the game.[3] It has since been made an optional tint for Nova.[4]
  • Ravage is taken from Kerrigan's "Leaping Strike" ability in Heart of the Swarm.
  • Summon Ultralisk spawns an ultralisk, heavily armored living melee tanks used by the Swarm.
  • Malestorm is likely a reference to Kerrigan's "Apocalypse" ability from Heart of the Swarm.
  • Kerrigan's level 1 talent "Fury of the Swarm" is likely a reference to her "Fury" ability from Heart of the Swarm and Co-op Missions. "Fury of the Swarm" was also the name of a mission in StarCraft: Brood War.
  • The Level 7 talent "Queen of Blades" is a reference to Kerrigan's title of the "Queen of Blades."
  • The level 13 talent "Chrysalis" is a reference to the chrysalis that Kerrigan was put within as she was infested by the zerg.
  • Formerly the cut talent "Impaling Blades" at Level 7 allowed Kerrigan to spawn two zerglings. This was later removed.
  • The level 20 talent Torrasque is a reference to the strain of ultralisk named the Torrasque. After being slain, this advanced strain could be reincarnated to be thrown back at its enemies.

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