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Zagara
Za'Gara

"The Swarm endures."

Basic Info
Title Broodmother of the Swarm
Role Specialist Specialist
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price 500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Release Date June 26, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1575
Health Regen 3.2812
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 80
Data Page


Zagara, the Broodmother of the Swarm, is a ranged specialist 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 spreads creep and summons Zerg minions to assault enemy Fortifications.[2]

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 specialist 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 Cooldown: 18 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.
Baneling Barrage Icon.png
Q
Baneling Barrage
10 Mana Cooldown: 3 seconds
Launch 1 Baneling that deals 86 (+4% per level) splash damage.
Hunter Killer Icon.png
W
Hunter Killer
60 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Summon a Hydralisk to attack a single target, dealing 65 (+5% per level) damage per second. Lasts 8 seconds.
  • Damage dealt by the Hydralisk summon is not reduced by Armor.
Infested Drop Icon.png
E
Infested Drop
50 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Bombard target area with a Zerg Drop Pod for 147 (+4% per level) damage. The pod spawns 2 Roachlings that deal 27 (+4% per level) damage per second and last for 8 seconds.
  • Damage dealt by the Roach summons is not reduced by Armor.
Devouring Maw Icon.png
R
Devouring Maw
100 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
Summon a Devouring Maw that devours enemies for 4 seconds. Devoured enemies cannot fight and take 88 (+4% per level) damage per second. Usable on Unstoppable enemies.
Nydus Network Icon.png
R
Nydus Network
50 Mana 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 0.5 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Volatile Acid Icon.png
Volatile Acid
Banelings can travel 50% further before exploding and their damage to non-Heroes is increased by 50%.
Corpse Feeders Icon.png
Corpse Feeders
Reduces the cooldown of Infested Drop by 3 seconds and Roachlings take 50% less damage from non-Heroic sources.
Infest Icon.png
Infest
Nearby Ranged Minions deal an additional 100% damage, plus an additional 1% per 1000 Siege damage Zagara has dealt. Can be toggled on or off.
4
Envenomed Spines Icon.png
Envenomed Spines
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to have Zagara's next Basic Attack apply 230 (+4% per level) damage over 5 seconds.
Medusa Blades Icon.png
Medusa Blades
Basic Attacks deal 33% damage to three nearby targets.
Serrated Spines Icon.png
Serrated Spines
❢ Quest: Each Basic Attack against a Hero increases Zagara's Attack Damage by 0.3.
7
Baneling Massacre Icon.png
Baneling Massacre
Gain 2 additional charges of Banelings.
Viscous Acid Icon.png
Viscous Acid
Banelings slow enemies by 20% for 1.5 seconds.
Bile Drop Icon.png
Bile Drop
❢ Quest: Passively increases the damage of Infested Drop by 50%. Each Hero hit by the impact damage of Infested Drop increases this bonus by 5%.
❢ Reward: Upon reaching 150% bonus damage, increase the impact radius of Infested Drop by 20%.
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 80 (+4% per level) 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 9.75% 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 0.5 seconds.
13
Hydralisk Transfusion Icon.png
Hydralisk Transfusion
Zagara is healed for 75% of the damage dealt by Hunter Killers' Basic Attacks to Heroes.
Protective Coating Icon.png
Protective Coating
While on Creep, Zagara gains 20 Armor, taking 20% less damage.
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.
16
Brood Expansion Icon.png
Brood Expansion
Reduces the cooldown of Hunter Killer by 7 seconds and its Mana cost by 30.
Corrosive Saliva Icon.png
Corrosive Saliva
When used against Heroes, Hunter Killers deal additional damage equal to 2.5% of their maximum Health.
Mutalisk Icon.png
Mutalisk
Hunter Killer now spawns a Mutalisk. Mutalisks have a bounce attack and last for 30 seconds.
20
Tyrant Maw Icon.png
Tyrant Maw
Devouring Maw deals 50% more damage and when you get a Takedown reduce its cooldown by 25 seconds.
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.
Fury of the Storm Icon.png
Fury of the Storm
Every 5 seconds, your next Basic Attack will deal an additional 91 (+4% per level) damage to the target, and 228 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby Minions, Mercenaries, and Monsters.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Zagara Skins
 
Rare Zagara
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
500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Broodmother of the Swarm
Zagara Char.jpg
Free
Char
Zagara Zerus.jpg
Free
Zerus
Zagara Kaldir.jpg
Shard.png 100
Kaldir
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
Shard.png 1,600
Zagara Desert Queen Obsidian.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Obsidian
Zagara Desert Queen Sand.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Sand
Zagara Desert Queen Ruby.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Ruby
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
Shard.png 100
Zagara Insectoid Aquatic.jpg
Shard.png 100
Aquatic
Zagara Insectoid Toxic.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 100
Zagara Overqueen Molten.jpg
Shard.png 100
Molten
Zagara Overqueen Frozen.jpg
Shard.png 100
Frozen
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
Shard.png 400
Zagara Crypt Queen Unholy.jpg
Shard.png 400
Unholy
Zagara Crypt Queen Blighted.jpg
Shard.png 400
Blighted
Zagara Crypt Queen Abyssal.jpg
Shard.png 400
Abyssal
Zagara Crypt Queen Saronite.jpg
Shard.png 400
Saronite
Zagara Crypt Queen Silithus.jpg
Shard.png 400
Silithus

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
Shard.png 100
Crypt Queen Zagara Portrait.png
Crypt Queen Zagara
Shard.png 40
Desert Queen Zagara Portrait.png
Desert Queen Zagara
Shard.png 40
Stylized Zagara Portrait.png
Stylized Zagara
Shard.png 40
Xenotech Zagara Insignia Portrait.png
Xenotech Zagara Insignia
Shard.png 40
Zagara Hero Portrait.png
Zagara Hero
Zagara Mastery Portrait.png
Zagara Mastery

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Zagara Sprays
 
Carbot Zagara Spray.png
Carbot Zagara
Shard.png 100
Cute Zagara Spray.png
Cute Zagara
Shard.png 40
Xenotech Zagara Insignia Spray.png
Xenotech Zagara Insignia
Shard.png 40

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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • If all of Zagara's Nydus Network worms are destroyed while she is still inside, she is killed instantly.
  • 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 used 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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