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Zagara
Za'Gara

"The Swarm endures."

Basic Info
Title Broodmother of the Swarm
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Medium
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Release Date June 26, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1575
Health Regen 3.2812
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 1.125
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 85
Data Page


Zagara, the Broodmother of the Swarm, is a Ranged Assassin hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] If Kerrigan is the Queen of the Zerg, then Zagara is the mother of the brood. Cunning and tenacious, she commands her vicious children on field of battle. Encounter her brood and beware: mess with her children, and you'll answer to mama.

Zagara is a Summoner who provides lots of vision of the battleground.

History[edit | edit source]

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Like many of the Queen of Blades' creations, the Broodmother Zagara was birthed of the terrible ash and heat of Char. Unlike most zerg, Broodmothers are capable of complex problem-solving and multi-tasking, and are possessed of the ability to command members of their race with fewer sapient traits. Each Broodmother is an important piece of the greater Zerg organism, able to provide large groups of Zerg with a nearly "independent" perspective.

Zagara is as vicious and resilient as any in the Swarm, but she also possesses extreme cunning. In the years since her emergence, the Broodmother came to see the volcanic planet of Char as the Swarm's crucible: a brutal environment that pushes the zerg to increasing fitness, sharpening their claws and teeth and forcing their flesh to grow thicker.

Autonomic learning has convinced Zagara of the inferiority of other intelligent species, and the time she spent uniting disparate feral broods on Char only strengthened her contempt for the weakness of most races in the galaxy.

When Kerrigan first returned to Char, Zagara resisted Kerrigan's attempt to retake the Swarm, but when Kerrigan defeated her, Zagara submitted, and thus she served the Queen of Blades.

Zagara continued to serve the Queen of Blades during her campaign of vengeance against Arcturus Mengsk. After Kerrigan's victory against the Dominion, she turned her focus towards destroying Amon, a fallen xel'naga. Eventually Kerrigan, Artanis and Jim Raynor met a xel'naga who could gift his essence into Kerrigan to transform her into a xel'naga. Zagara participated in defending a flank during Kerrigan's long transformation sequence as Amon's forces attacked her. Just before the transformation was complete and as Amon's forces were decimated by a psionic pulse eliminated by Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades relinquished her leadership and gave the Swarm to Zagara.

After aiding her Queen in destroying Amon, Zagara took her Swarm and returned to Char where she forcibly lay claim to Char and the systems surrounding it, and crowned herself Overqueen. However, seeing the only way forward for the Swarm in the sector as peaceful co-existence with the terrans and protoss, Zagara set forth motions of peace to the Dominion and Daelaam. This was met with hostility from Abathur, who instigated a silent coup against Zagara in an attempt to respark conflict, but Zagara was able to discover Abathur's plot and foil it, maiming and imprisoning the evolution master and allowing peace talks to continue.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Zagara is a long Ranged Assassin who draws support from her seemingly endless brood to wreak havoc on her opponents. Creep Tumor is Zagara's most iconic ability, providing not only buffs to several of her attributes including attack range and movement speed, but also supplying precious vision throughout the Battleground. Zagara is capable of tearing down enemy defenses from afar and when left alone for even a small duration will turn the strongest enemy structures into nothing more than heaps of rubble.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent long range, sustained damage
  • Great waveclear
  • Incredibly strong sieging and pushing power
  • Creep Tumor provides a massive amount of vision throughout the entire map
  • Good poke and harass

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Quite vulnerable to crowd control
  • Zero mobility, except on Creep
  • Painfully Mana hungry; requires careful Mana conservation
  • Low burst damage

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Creep Tumor Icon.png
D
Creep Tumor
20 Mana
Charge Cooldown: 18 / 3.0 seconds
Lay a Creep Tumor that generates Creep. While on Creep, Zagara gains 20% additional attack range and both Zagara and her summons move 20% faster. Tumors last 240 seconds and reveal the surrounding area while active.
Stores up to 3 charges.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.2+0 seconds
Range: 2.5
Bonus attack range: 1.1

Creep Tumor
Type: Passive
Scaling: 4.00% (health)
Properties: Stealth
Health: 125
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Unit radius: 0.5
Sight radius: 7.0
Leash radius: -
Creep buff radius: 6.0

  • Creep grows to its maximum radius over 6 seconds.
  • Creep areas can overlap, but Creep Tumors cannot be placed exactly on top of each other.
  • Creep Tumors become Invisible after 2 seconds of being placed.
  • Damaging Creep Tumors reveals them for 2 seconds.
  • Sight radius increases to 8.5 when the Creep Tumor turns invisible.
  • Creep Tumors are permanently Unstoppable, immune to skillshots and friendly Abilities and do not draw Minion aggro.
[[File:Charge Cooldown: 3 seconds
Baneling_Barrage_Icon.png|76px]]
Q
Baneling Barrage
10 Mana
Launch 1 Baneling that deals 86 damage to the enemies it hits.
Stores up to 4 charges.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Clamping, Invulnerable Summon, Skillshot, Splash
Cast time: Instant
Range: 15.75
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius:
- Hitbox: 1.0
- Explosion: 2.75
Missile speed: 6.0

  • Banelings explode at the end of their range.
  • Banelings benefit from on-Creep Movement Speed bonus.
  • Enemies that are immune to skillshots can still be hit by the explosion damage.
Hunter Killer Icon.png
W
Hunter Killer
75 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Summon a Hydralisk to attack a single target, dealing 71 damage per second. Lasts 8 seconds.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 7.0

Hydralisk
Type: Active
Scaling:
- Health: 4.50%
- Damage: 5.00%
Targeting: Automatic
Health: 450
Basic Attack damage: 71
Attack speed: 1.00
Attack range: 5.5
Movement Speed: 4.0
Unit radius: 0.625
Sight radius: 9.0
Leash radius: -
Infested Drop Icon.png
E
Infested Drop
50 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Bombard target area with a Zerg Drop Pod for 140 damage.
The pod spawns 2 Roachlings that deal 27 damage per second and last for 8 seconds.

Type: Spell damage / Summon
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 1.5

Roachling
Type: Active
Scaling: 4.00% (damage & health)
Targeting: Automatic
Health: 328
Basic Attack damage: 27
Attack speed: 1.00
Attack range: 5.5
Movement Speed: 3.0
Unit radius: 0.375
Sight radius: 9.0
Leash radius: -
Devouring Maw Icon.png
R
Devouring Maw
70 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
Summon a Devouring Maw that devours enemies for 4 seconds. Devoured enemies cannot fight and take 94 damage per second.
Usable on Unstoppable enemies.

Type: Spell damage, Status effect / Pathing blocker
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / All units
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Invulnerable summon, Stasis (debuff)
Cast time: 0+0.15 seconds
Range: 8.0
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius:
- Target search: 2.5
- Collision: 2.75
Tickrate: 1.0 per second
Initial delay: 1.25 seconds

  • Enemies caught by Devouring Maw are put in a debuff Stasis, preventing all interaction with the targets for its duration.
  • Vehicles completely unaffected by Devouring Maw.
  • Deathwing cannot be devoured, but his pathing can be blocked by Devouring Maw.
Nydus Network Icon.png
R
Nydus Network
50 Mana
Charge Cooldown: 120 / 2.0 secondsSummon a Nydus Worm on Creep anywhere that Zagara has vision. Zagara can enter a Nydus Worm and travel to any other Nydus Worm by right-clicking near it. While inside a Nydus Worm, Zagara regenerates 10% Health and Mana per second. Stores up to 2 charges. Maximum of 4 Nydus Worms at a time.
Passive: Creep spreads 15% farther.
Passive: While on Creep, each Basic Attack reduces all of Zagara's cooldowns by 0.4 seconds.

Type: Summon / Healing, Status effect
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target target
Properties: Attack Modifier, Stasis
Cast time: Instant
Range: Global
Tickrate: 5.0 per second
Healing per tick: 1.95% (of max Health)
Bonus Creep radius: 0.9
Bonus Creep sight radius: 2.0

Nydus Worm
Type: Passive
Scaling: 4.00% (damage & health)
Targeting: Automatic
Health: 550
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Unit radius: 0.75
Sight radius: 10.0
Leash radius: -

  • Nydus Worms cannot be placed such that they overlap Structures or unpathable terrain or within 6 radius of an existing Nydus Worm.
  • Placing a fifth Nydus Worm causes the oldest one to be destroyed.
  • After placed, Nydus Worm spreads Creep around it. This does not expire until the Nydus Worm is destroyed.
  • Nydus worm has collision, is Unstoppable and immune to friendly Abilities and does not draw Minion aggro.
  • Entering the Nydus Worm has a 1.5 second channel that is interrupted upon taking damage.
  • If all Nydus Worms are destroyed, while Zagara is inside, she is ejected at the location of the last one.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Volatile Acid Icon.png
Volatile Acid
Banelings can travel 50% further before exploding and their damage is increased by 20%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability
Bonus range: 7.0

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Baneling Barrage's damage.
Corpse Feeders Icon.png
Corpse Feeders
Reduces the cooldown of Infested Drop by 3 seconds and Roachlings have 30% more Health.

Type: Bonus health
Affects: Roachlings
Infest Icon.png
Infest
Nearby Ranged Minions deal an additional 125% damage, plus an additional 1% per 1000 Siege damage Zagara has dealt. Can be toggled on or off.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Allied Ranged Minions
Radius: 8.0

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect target units' Basic Attack damage.
4
Envenomed Spines Icon.png
Envenomed Spines
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to have Zagara's next Basic Attack apply 230 damage over 5 seconds.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Attack Modifier, Damage over Time, Primed
Cast time: Instant
Tickrate: 1.0 per second (x5)
Damage per tick: 46
Medusa Blades Icon.png
Medusa Blades
Basic Attacks deal 33% damage to three nearby targets.

Type: Physical damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier
Radius: 9.5
Arc: 45 degrees

  • Additional Basic Attacks target enemies within the sector in front of Zagara.
  • Attacks prioritize enemy units that are closest to Zagara.
  • Damage reduction stacks additively with offensive damage modifiers that can affect Zagara's Basic Attack damage.
Serrated Spines Icon.png
Serrated Spines
❢ Quest: Each Basic Attack against a Hero increases Zagara's Attack Damage by 0.2%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Zagara's Basic Attack damage.
7
Baneling Massacre Icon.png
Baneling Massacre
Gain 2 additional charges of Banelings and reduce the cooldown of Baneling Barrage by 0.5 seconds.
Viscous Acid Icon.png
Viscous Acid
Banelings Slow enemies by 25% for 2.5 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Slow
Bile Drop Icon.png
Bile Drop
❢ Quest: Passively increases the radius of Infested Drop by 20%.
❢ Reward: After hitting 12 Heroes with Infested Drop, it spawns an additional Roachling.

Bonus radius: 0.3
10
Devouring Maw Icon.png
Devouring Maw
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Summon a Devouring Maw that devours enemies for 4 seconds. Devoured enemies cannot fight and take 94 damage per second.
Usable on Unstoppable enemies.
Nydus Network Icon.png
Nydus Network
Charge Cooldown: 120 seconds
Summon a Nydus Worm on Creep anywhere that Zagara has vision. Zagara can enter a Nydus Worm and travel to any other Nydus Worm by right-clicking near it. While inside a Nydus Worm, Zagara regenerates 10% Health and Mana per second. Stores up to 2 charges. Maximum of 4 Nydus Worms at a time.
Passive: Creep spreads 15% farther.
Passive: While on Creep, each Basic Attack reduces all of Zagara's cooldowns by 0.4 seconds.
13
Hydralisk Transfusion Icon.png
Hydralisk Transfusion
Zagara is healed for 60% of the damage dealt by Hunter Killers' Basic Attacks to Heroes.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Protective Coating Icon.png
Protective Coating
While on Creep, Zagara gains 20 Armor, taking 20% less damage.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Properties: Armor

  • Does not stack with itself or other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Spell Shield Icon.png
Spell Shield
Every 30 seconds, gain 50 Spell Armor against the next enemy Ability and subsequent Abilities for 3 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 50%.
Can be toggled to allow or prevent this talent from triggering automatically.

Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target (toggle)
Cast time: Instant
Toggle cooldown: 0.5 seconds.

  • Does not stack with other positive Spell Armor effects. Other damage modifiers may stack.
16
Corrosive Saliva Icon.png
Corrosive Saliva
When used against Heroes, Hunter Killers and Roachlings deal additional damage equal to 1.75% of their maximum Health.

Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Damage is dealt in a separate instance.
Mutalisk Icon.png
Mutalisk
Reduce the cooldown of Hunter Killer by 4 seconds. Hunter Killer now spawns a Mutalisk. Mutalisks have a bounce attack and last for 30 seconds.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier, Bounce
Radius: 4.0 (bounce)

  • Mutalisk's attacks bounce twice, dealing 50% less damage with each bounce.
  • Bounces are chained and attacks cannot bounce back to the initial target.
  • Bounces cannot target enemies that are not visible.
  • Bounces prioritize the closest enemy unit to the target.
  • Bounce damage reduction stacks multiplicatively with offensive damage modifiers.
Jagged Barbs Icon.png
Jagged Barbs
While on Creep Zagara gains 30% more Basic Attack damage and her attack range is increased by an additional 10%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Bonus attack range: 0.55

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other damage modifiers that can affect Zagara's Basic Attack damage.
20
Tyrant Maw Icon.png
Tyrant Maw
Devouring Maw deals 50% more damage. Takedowns reduce its cooldown by 25 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Devouring Maw's damage.
Broodling Nest Icon.png
Endless Creep
The cast range for Creep Tumor is increased by 2000%. Creep Tumors now last 600 seconds. While on Creep, Zagara gains an additional 10% Movement Speed.

Bonus range: 47.5
Fury of the Storm Icon.png
Fury of the Storm
Every 5 seconds, your next Basic Attack will deal an additional 91 damage to the target, and 228 damage to all nearby Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.

Type: Physical damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects:
- Primary: Enemies
- Splash: Enemy Minions, Mercenaries & Monsters
Properties: Attack Modifier, Splash
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 6.0

  • Primary target bonus damage is added to Basic Attack damage and dealt in a single instance.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Zagara Skins
 
Rare Broodmother of the Swarm
Backstory: If Kerrigan is the Queen of the Zerg, then Zagara is the mother of the brood. Cunning and tenacious, she commands her vicious minions on the field of battle. Encounter her brood and beware: Mess with her children, and you answer to mama.
Zagara Broodmother of the Swarm.jpg
Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Broodmother of the Swarm
Zagara Char.jpg
Free
Char
Zagara Zerus.jpg
Free
Zerus
Zagara Kaldir.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Kaldir
Epic Crypt Queen
Backstory: Within the Nexus are an infinite number of universes and an infinite number of undead to recruit into the Lich Lord's army. Crypt Queen Zagara now serves as the ultimate living siege weapon of the Scourge.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Zagara Crypt Queen.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Zagara Crypt Queen Unholy.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Unholy
Zagara Crypt Queen Blighted.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Blighted
Zagara Crypt Queen Abyssal.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Abyssal
Zagara Crypt Queen Saronite.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Saronite
Zagara Crypt Queen Silithus.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Silithus
Legendary Desert Queen
Backstory: The sands of Luxoria are ever shifting. In ancient times, they were ruled by the Scorpid Swarm, and if the ancient Queen Zagara has her way, they shall be once again.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.
Zagara Desert Queen.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Zagara Desert Queen Obsidian.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Obsidian
Zagara Desert Queen Sand.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Sand
Zagara Desert Queen Ruby.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Ruby
Zagara Desert Queen Smoldering.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
Limited-Time OfferSmoldering
Rare Insectoid
Backstory: Dr. Wright hypothesized only insects would survive in the apocalypse. Years later, as the mutated hivemother's pincers closed around his neck, he realized how right he was.
Zagara Insectoid.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Zagara Insectoid Aquatic.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Aquatic
Zagara Insectoid Toxic.jpg
Gem.png160 / Shard.png100
Toxic
Rare Overqueen
Backstory: As his Queen ordered, Abathur augmented Zagara, allowing her more flexible thinking and a stronger control over her brood... but there's always room for more improvement.
Zagara Overqueen.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Zagara Overqueen Molten.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Molten
Zagara Overqueen Frozen.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Frozen

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Zagara Mounts
 
Broodmother Flight
Backstory: Abathur's alterations of the Queen essences suppressed their flight in order to improve their abilities to care for the Hive. Of course, this does not extend to Broodmothers.
Broodmother Flight.jpg
Free

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Zagara Portraits
 
Carbot Zagara Portrait.png
Carbot Zagara
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Crypt Queen Zagara Portrait.png
Crypt Queen Zagara
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Desert Queen Zagara Portrait.png
Desert Queen Zagara
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Motherboard Queen Zagara Portrait.png
Caldeum Complex Motherboard Queen Zagara
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Stylized Zagara Portrait.png
Stylized Zagara
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Xenotech Zagara Portrait.png
MechaStorm II Xenotech Zagara
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Xenotech Zagara Insignia Portrait.png
Xenotech Zagara Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Zagara Hero Portrait.png
Zagara Hero
Zagara Mastery Portrait.png
Zagara Mastery

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Zagara Sprays
 
Carbot Zagara Spray.png
Carbot Zagara
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Creepy Clay Spray.gif
Toys Creepy Clay
Shard.png150
Cute Zagara Spray.png
Cute Zagara
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Xenotech Zagara Insignia Spray.png
Xenotech Zagara Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Zagara Pack 1 Emoji Zagara Pack 1 Zagara Happy.png Zagara Pack 2 Emoji Zagara Pack 2 Zagara Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Zagara Pack 1 Zagara Happy.png Zagara Happy :zagarahappy:
:zaghappy:
Emoji Zagara Pack 2 Zagara Angry.png Zagara Angry :zagaraangry:
:zagangry:
Emoji Zagara Pack 1 Zagara ROFL.png Zagara ROFL :zagaralol:
:zagararofl:
:zaglol:
:zagrofl:
Emoji Zagara Pack 2 Zagara Cool.png Zagara Cool :zagaracool:
:zagcool:
Emoji Zagara Pack 1 Zagara Sad.png Zagara Sad :zagarasad:
:zagsad:
Emoji Zagara Pack 2 Zagara Oops.png Zagara Embarrassed :zagaraoops:
:zagaraembarrassed:
:zagoops:
:zagembarrassed:
Emoji Zagara Pack 1 Zagara Silly.png Zagara Silly :zagarasilly:
:zagsilly:
Emoji Zagara Pack 2 Zagara Love.png Zagara in Love :zagaralove:
:zagarainlove:
:zaglove:
:zaginlove:
Emoji Zagara Pack 1 Zagara Meh.png Zagara Speechless :zagarameh:
:zagaraspeechless:
:zagmeh:
:zagspeechless:
Emoji Zagara Pack 2 Zagara Surprised.png Zagara Surprised :zagarawow:
:zagarasurprised:
:zagwow:
:zagsurprised:
Crypt Queen Zagara Pack 1 Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 1 Crypt Queen Zagara Happy.png Crypt Queen Zagara Pack 2 Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 2 Crypt Queen Zagara Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 1 Crypt Queen Zagara Happy.png Crypt Queen Zagara Happy :zagaracryptqueenhappy:
:zagcqhappy:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 2 Crypt Queen Zagara Angry.png Crypt Queen Zagara Angry :zagaracryptqueenangry:
:zagcqangry:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 1 Crypt Queen Zagara ROFL.png Crypt Queen Zagara ROFL :zagaracryptqueenlol:
:zagaracryptqueenrofl:
:zagcqlol:
:zagcqrofl:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 2 Crypt Queen Zagara Cool.png Crypt Queen Zagara Cool :zagaracryptqueencool:
:zagcqcool:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 1 Crypt Queen Zagara Sad.png Crypt Queen Zagara Sad :zagaracryptqueensad:
:zagcqsad:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 2 Crypt Queen Zagara Oops.png Crypt Queen Zagara Embarrassed :zagaracryptqueenoops:
:zagaracryptqueenembarrassed:
:zagcqoops:
:zagcqembarrassed:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 1 Crypt Queen Zagara Silly.png Crypt Queen Zagara Silly :zagaracryptqueensilly:
:zagcqsilly:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 2 Crypt Queen Zagara Love.png Crypt Queen Zagara in Love :zagaracryptqueenlove:
:zagaracryptqueeninlove:
:zagcqlove:
:zagcqinlove:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 1 Crypt Queen Zagara Meh.png Crypt Queen Zagara Speechless :zagaracryptqueenmeh:
:zagaracryptqueenspeechless:
:zagcqmeh:
:zagcqspeechless:
Emoji Zagara Crypt Queen Pack 2 Crypt Queen Zagara Surprised.png Crypt Queen Zagara Surprised :zagaracryptqueenwow:
:zagaracryptqueensurprised:
:zagcqwow:
:zagcqsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Zagara/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Zagara first appeared in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (March 2013).
  • Zagara is voiced by Nika Futterman.
  • Zagara was one of the four heroes revealed at PAX East 2014.[2]
  • Due to her size and the length of her legs, Zagara is limited to mounts she can stand on (such as Blackheart's Doubloon, Champion's Nexagon, Championship Banner, Hearthstone Card, Magic Carpet, Star Chariot, and Void Speeder).
  • In the lore, Zagara is a zerg broodmother that summons and commands an endless legion of zerg to destroy her enemies. The developer took that fantasy to heart when they designed her kit and made it so all of her power was reflected in her summons, which can easily outnumber and overwhelm minion waves. They made sure that all of her abilities summoned in some fashion, and they matched the ability functionality with a zerg unit that properly represented it. Another huge part of the zerg fantasy is their ability to spread and use creep. Being a zerg summoner, it felt appropriate for Zagara to be able to lay Creep Tumors down.[3]
  • According to Jeff Beaudoin, Zagara definitely has limited the design space, from an engineering and design perspective. Implementing a ground changing effect other than Creep alongside Starcraft's Creep implementation is complex. The system wasn't meant to support more than one texture overlay on our geometry, and expanding/rewriting the system would take considerable time/resources. This is in addition to the visual issues this would cause, trying to display multiple terrain types coherently and still have them look good. Having other characters that create and use Creep is problematic, because they would have super strong synergy with Zagara. Even a hero that can spread creep and do nothing else would massively increase the value of Zagara's abilities, making it much stronger in any game with an allied Zagara, but not necessarily by itself.[4]
  • Zagara's Heroes of the Storm abilities were later used as the basis for her abilities in StarCraft II's Co-op Missions mode.
  • The Creep Tumor ability utilizes the creep tumor from StarCraft II, which is usable by the queen unit Zagara is based off of. Creep allows a zerg player to build structures on ground corrupted by it, and in StarCraft II, creep gives a speed boost to zerg units.
  • Baneling Barrage utilizes banelings, suicidal zerg attackers in StarCraft II that evolve from zerglings.
  • Hunter Killer references an advanced strain of hydralisk that appears as a hero unit in StarCraft and an advanced unit in StarCraft II.
  • Infested Drop uses a zerg sac to drop in roachlings. Roachlings first appeared in Heart of the Swarm as a temporary spawn from the Corpser strain of roach.
  • Nydus Network is based off of the nydus network structure from StarCraft II, which similarly allowed for nydus worms to be spawned and transport units across the field.
  • The Level 1 talent Infest references the ability queens had in the first StarCraft to infest terran command centers.
  • The Level 4 talent Medusa Blades later appeared as an upgrade for Zagara in StarCraft II's Co-op Missions.
  • The Level 13 talent Mutalisk changes the Hunter Killer into a mutalisk, a light and nimble flying strain of zerg.

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Bruiser Bruisers_ ArtanisChenD.VaDeathwingDehakaImperiusLeoricMalthaelRagnarosRexxarSonyaThrallVarianXulYrel
Healer Healers_ AlexstraszaAnaAnduinAurielBrightwingDeckardKharazimLi LiLt. MoralesLúcioMalfurionRehgarStukovUtherTyrandeWhitemane
Melee Assassin Melee Assassins_ AlarakGazloweIllidanKerriganMaievMurkyQhiraSamuroThe ButcherValeeraZeratul
Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassins_ AzmodanCassiaChromieFalstadGreymaneFenixGallGenjiGul'danHanzoJainaJunkratKael'thasKel'ThuzadLi-MingLunaraMephistoNazeeboNovaOrpheaProbiusRaynorSgt. HammerSylvanasTracerTychusVallaZagaraZul'jin
Support Support_ AbathurMedivhTassadarThe Lost VikingsZarya
Tank Tanks_ Anub'arakArthasBlazeChoDiabloE.T.C.GarroshJohannaMal'GanisMuradinStitchesTyrael
Unknown_ Mekkatorque