The ultralisk is an extremely powerful and durable zerg assault unit.

Overview Edit

Ultralisks in StarCrafts have extremely exaggerated power and health, being able to endure heavy damage from even the most powerful or numerous enemies (with the exception of immortals) using kaiser blades and charge straight through hordes of enemies and even buildings (which "ramming" ability had been removed in previous game updates.)

Their large size is a source of many visual gags, such as being able to hatch from an egg several times smaller than its body or being able to be loaded into overlords in "Uneggspected" and "Overlord Overload" respectively.

In "Heart of the Swarm Opening" and "Executive Decisions" ultralisks appear to devour a unit to indicate zerg units' ability to eat. Despite that and their size, they cannot use jaws to attack in StarCraft games.

Appearance Edit

Ultralisks in StarCrafts have a simplified, cartoony design compared to actual ultralisks. They have kaiser blades, one on each side unlike in StarCraft II with four blades. They have a brown body and a team-colored tongue. Like many zerg units, they have "teeth". Similarly to Derpfestor, ultralisks almost always have their tongues stuck out. For team color differences, their kaiser blades are decorated with coloring on its outer sides.
Spawning pool party ultralisk

Ultralisks' personalities resemble that of large but dimwitted dogs. They are usually oblivious of their surroundings, as shown in "Spawning Pool Party".

Trivia Edit

  • Ultralisk first appeared in "The True Meaning of StarCraft" as thought balloon until its true appearance in "Uneggspected."
  • In StarCrafts Mod, sometimes ultralisks don't show their mouths often due to the camera angle facing on top of them in-game.
    • Ultralisks burrow in the Mod, but not in episode series yet.

See Also Edit

StarCrafts Units
Protoss Units ArchonCarrierColossusDark templarHigh templarImmortalMothershipObserverPhoenixProbeSentryStalkerVoid rayWarp prismZealotOracleTempestMothership coreAdeptDisruptor
Terran Units BansheeBattlecruiserGhostHellionMarauderMarineMedivac dropshipMULERavenReaperSCVSiege tankThorVikingHellbatWidow MineCycloneLiberator
Zerg Units CorruptorBanelingBrood lordDroneHydraliskInfestorLarvaMutaliskNydus wormOverlordOverseerQueenRoachUltraliskZerglingSwarm hostViperLurkerRavagerBroodlingChangelingInfested terran