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Safety Zones

Certain mutators create environmental hazards that can impact/debuff player units, including workers. These mutators get deactivated in areas called "Safety Zones". All player bases and expansions are considered Safety Zones. The mutators that obey the Safety Zone rules are as follows:

Images of the Safety Zones for all maps are shown below.

Chain of Ascension

Chain of Ascension Safety Zone

Cradle of Death

Cradle of Death Safety Zone

Dead of Night

Dead of Night Safety Zone

Lock & Load

Lock & Load Safety Zone

Malwarfare

Malwarfare Safety Zone

Miner Evacuation

Miner Evacuation Safety Zone

Mist Opportunities

Mist Opportunities Safety Zone

Oblivion Express

Oblivion Express Safety Zone

Part and Parcel

Part and Parcel Safety Zone

Rifts to Korhal

Rifts to Korhal Safety Zone

Scythe of Amon

Scythe of Amon Safety Zone

Temple of the Past

Temple of the Past Safety Zone

The Vermillion Problem

The Vermillion Problem Safety Zone

Void Launch

Void Launch Safety Zone

Void Thrashing

Void Thrashing Safety Zone

Mutator Interactions

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Mutator 1

Mutator 2:

Mutator 2

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Mutator List

A list of all of Starcraft II Co-op mutators is shown below. Names, icons, descriptions and mechanics of these mutators are listed. Click the "Details" button to display more information on each mutator. For more numeric data on mutators (as well as mutator information for other difficulty levels), please visit Maguro's Blog.

You may quickly navigate to a mutator by clicking the links below:

Icon Name Description Available in Custom?
Afraid of the Dark Icon Afraid of the Dark Vision provided by all sources is extremely limited except when in view of your camera.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The vision range of Afraid of the Dark is highly reduced. Below is an example of what it looks like:

Afraid of the Dark Vision Range

Notice how the Probe lies outside the vision range. This means that it can be attacked and not be able to attack back. Units can only attack if they have vision provided by your camera.

Vision Ranges are listed below:

Unit/Structure Vision Range Example
Primary Structure 7 Afraid of the Dark Vision Range for Primary Structures
Any other structure 2 Afraid of the Dark Vision Range for Other Structures
Unit 0 Afraid of the Dark Vision Range for Units
Camera
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4 + 3(1-{distance to closest unit}/12) Afraid of the Dark Vision Range for Player Cameras

Any units with a Map Boss tag will not be affected by the mutator. These are usually mission-specific units, such as the Artifact Truck on Cradle of Death and Terrazine Harvesters on Mist Opportunities.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Dehaka: Dehaka's Pack Leaders are Map Bosses and therefore retain their regular vision.
  • Han/Horner: Horner's Call in the Fleet ability generates its own vision circle as it moves through strafing area.
  • Mengsk: Earthsplitter Bombardments provide vision regardless of camera position.
  • Raynor: Raynor's Scans can provide temporary vision for the duration of the scan.
  • Stukov: Brood Queen's Ocular Symbiote ability increases vision for units.
  • Stukov: Units mind-controlled by the Aleksander retain their full vision.
  • Zeratul: Afraid of the Dark disables Zeratul's map-wide terrain vision. You may need to use Rally Points to find the Artifact Fragments, shown below:
No
Aggressive Deployment Aggressive Deployment Additional enemy units are periodically deployed onto the battlefield.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Drops will prioritize player units which fulfill particular conditions. These are:

  • It has a weapon (ie. can deal damage).
  • It costs more than 0 supply.
  • It is not a queen

The drop will spawn 7 units away from the potential target. If no potential target is found, the drop will spawn between 25 and 40 units away from the player's base.

Drop Pod Details, along with their Strength and Tech levels are shown below. For more information on Strength and Tech levels, check the Enemy Compositions page.

Wave Time Tech Level Strength Level
1 4:50 1 1
2 7:00 1 2
3 9:10 2 3
4 11:20 2 4
5 13:30 3 4
6 15:40 4 4

After the 6th wave, Drop Pods will drop every 2:10 and have Tech level 6 and Strength level 5.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units spawned from Aggressive Deployment drops do not drop Biomass.
  • Dehaka: Units spawned from Aggressive Deployment drops do not drop Essence.
  • Kerrigan: Assimilation Aura can be used on the drops to gain additional resources.
  • Mengsk: Units spawned from Aggressive Deployment drops do not provide Royal Guard experience.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop delays Aggressive Deployment timings.
Yes
Alien Incubation Alien Incubation All enemy units spawn Broodlings upon death.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The number of Broodlings that spawn is equal to the unit's supply cost. If the unit costs no supply, 1 Broodling is spawned. Note that Hybrids take up 8 supply. Broodlings do not have a timed life and will remain on the map indefinitely until killed.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Broodlings do not drop Biomass.
  • Dehaka: Broodlings do not drop Essence.
  • Mengsk: Broodlings do not provide Royal Guard experience.
Yes
Avenger Avenger Enemy units gain increased attack speed, movement speed, armor, life, and life-regeneration when nearby enemy units die.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

When a unit dies, it gives out a certain number of Avenger stacks to units within a 1.25 range. The number of stacks equals the unit's supply count. If the unit costs no supply, 1 stack is given. Note that Hybrids take up 8 supply.

The total number of Avenger stacks (buffs) a unit can have is 10. These stacks are lost when the unit ownership changes (Mind Control, Domination, etc.).

Each Avenger stack provides the following buffs to the unit receiving the stack. Stacks are additive.

Stat Buff
Attack Speed 10%
Movement Speed 10%
Armor 0.3
HP 10%
HP Regen 1
Shields 10%
Shield Regen 1

Avenger stacks can be transferred to the hybrid on Part & Parcel. On Oblivion Express, the train counts as a whole unit. Therefore, only 8 stacks will be provided.

Below are a list of mission-specific unit Avenger stacks given out on unit death. :

  • Chain of Ascension Slayn Elemental: 1
  • Cradle of Death Gatekeeper Construct: 10
  • Dead of Night Hunterling: 1
  • Dead of Night Kaboomer, Spotter: 2
  • Dead of Night Choker: 3
  • Dead of Night Stank: 12
  • Lock & Load Xel'Naga Construct: 10
  • Miner Evacuation Blightbringer, Eradicators: 1
  • Oblivion Express Train: 8
  • Part and Parcel Moebius Hybrid Experiment: 8
  • Part and Parcel Train: 8
  • Rifts to Korhal Pirate Ship: 6
  • Temple of the Past Void Thrasher: 10
  • The Vermillion Problem Molten Salamander: 10
  • Void Launch Shuttle: 2
  • Void Thrashing Void Thrasher: 10

Commander-specific Tips

  • Zeratul: Zeratul's Avatar of Essence's Devolve ability will devolve a unit and cause it to lose any Avenger stacks it has.
Yes
Barrier Barrier Enemy units and structures gain a temporary shield upon the first time they take damage.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Barrier triggers when a unit or structure first takes damage. Therefore, you can bypass Barrier by 1-shotting a unit. The Barrier buff applies a 5 second shield that absorbs up to 100 damage. Once a unit has received the Barrier buff, it cannot receive it again.

Yes
Black Death Black Death Some enemy units carry a plague that deals damage over time and spreads to other nearby units. The plague spreads to your units when the enemy unit is killed.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Any enemy unit has a 33% chance of having the Black Death mutator applied to it. This unit can infect up to 3 units within 5 range when it dies. Black Death does 1% of a unit's HP in damage every 0.5 seconds and ignores all shields.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Roaches that burrow can outheal the effect of Black Death.
  • Abathur: 100 Biomass units can ignore Black Death due to high regeneration when they deal damage.
  • Abathur: Due to lack of regeneration, Ultimate Evolutions die quickly to Black Death. Disable making Ultimate Evolutions by right-clicking on "Evolution" for newly-created units.
  • Fenix: Changing Fenix suits removes the Plague debuff.
  • Kerrigan: Units inside Kerrigan's Omega Network do not take damage.
  • Kerrigan: Kerrigan's Creep allows units to regenerate at 1HP/s. This means any unit below a max HP of 50HP, standing on Kerrigan's Creep, will not die from Black Death. This is increased to 100 HP if using the Malevolent Matriarch Prestige.
  • Nova: Nova's base health regeneration (even without the upgrade) counters the effect of Black Death.
  • Nova: The barrier created by Nova's Defensive Drone can be used to prevent damage ticks of Black Death.
  • Stukov: Stukov's Rooted Bunkers can outheal the effect of Black Death.
  • Stetmann: Max mastery Stetzone (on HUGS) can outheal Black death for your units up to 800HP, or allied units up to 400HP.
  • Tychus: Rattlesnake's upgraded Revitalizer can outheal the effect of Black Death.
  • Vorazun: Emergency Recall recalls your units to the closest Nexus. Build a Nexus away from your main and expansion, towards where you are pushing to prevent your units from being Recalled with Black Death and killing your workers.
Yes
Blizzard Blizzard Storm clouds move across the map, damaging and freezing player units in their path.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Blizzards slow down unit movement speed to 12% over the span of 5 seconds. It also deals 5 damage per second to all units in its range. The debuff lasts for 2 seconds.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Artanis: The Dragoon's Trillic Compression Systems upgrade can outheal the damage of Blizzard.
  • Stukov: Stukov's Rooted Bunkers can outheal the effect of Blizzard.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop stops currently-present Blizzards from moving. Newly-created Blizzards will move as normal. All Blizzards still deal damage.
  • Zagara: Zergling evasion applies to damage dealt by Blizzard.
Yes
Boom Bots Boom Bots Uncaring automatons carry a nuclear payload toward your base. One player must discern the disarming sequence and the other player must enter it.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The bots will spawn from any enemy building. If you clear all enemy buildings on the map, the bots will stop spawning. Note that all-clearing Malwarfare and Void Launch does not stop them from spawning, because Suppression Towers and Launch Bays are indestructible enemy structures.

A Boom Bot is shown below:

Boom Bot

When a Boom Bot spawns, one player will see its code above the unit. The other player will see "?-?-?-?". The player that sees the code must provide the other player with the code, so that they may input it into the Boom Bot. Once a bot is clicked, losing vision does not cause the player to lose the command card and they can still input the code.

The Boom Bot starts off with 1.25 Movement Speed. Inputting an incorrect digit will prevent the player from any further input for 8 seconds. Additionally, it increases the Boom Bot speed by 1.0, up to a maximum of 4.75.

The spawn timings of the Boom Bots are as follows:

Time Bots Spawned
2:30 1
4:00 1
5:30 1
7:00 1
8:30 1
10:00 1
11:30 1
13:00 2
14:10 2
15:20 2
16:30 2
17:40 2
18:50 2

After the 18:50 spawn, 2 Boom Bots will appear every 50 seconds.

When a bot reaches a player unit or structure, it will detonate a nuke. The nuke deal a base damage of 750 (950 vs structures) within range 4, 50% of base damage within range 6, and 25% of base damage within range 8 of the center of the nuke. Once a Nuke has been detonated, there is a 4 second cooldown before it can be used again.

Bots will not actively attack Aurana's transport and Data Cores on Malwarfare, Terrazine Harvesters on Mist Opportunities, Artifact Trucks on Cradle of Death, and the Evacuation Ships on Miner Evacuation. However, their nukes will cause those units damage.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Kerrigan: Kerrigan's Nydus worms can tank two Boom Bot nukes before dying.
  • Mengsk: Earthsplitters provide temporary vision in the bombardment area, which can be used to get vision of Boom Bots.
  • Raynor: Use Scans to get vision of Boom Bots far in advance.
  • Stetmann: Spread Stetellites around the map to provide you with vision of the Boom Bots.
  • Vorazun: Corsair Disruption Webs stop Kill Bots from attacking.
Yes
Chaos Studios Chaos Studios Mutators are chosen at random and periodically cycle throughout the mission.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The start of the game has three mutators active. At 4:30 one mutator will get cycled out. 15 seconds later, one more gets added. Mutators get replaced every 90 seconds.

The list of mutators that can appear is shown below:

  • Aggressive Deployment
  • Alien Incubation
  • Avenger
  • Barrier
  • Black Death
  • Blizzard
  • Concussive Attacks
  • Darkness
  • Diffusion
  • Double-Edged
  • Eminent Domain
  • Evasive Maneuvers
  • Fatal Attraction
  • Going Nuclear
  • Just Die!
  • Laser Drill
  • Lava Burst
  • Life Leech
  • Micro Transactions
  • Mineral Shields
  • Missile Command
  • Orbital Strike
  • Outbreak
  • Photon Overload
  • Polarity
  • Propagators
  • Purifier Beam
  • Scorched Earth
  • Self Destruction
  • Slim Pickings
  • Speed Freaks
  • Temporal Field
  • Time Warp
  • Transmutation
  • Twister
  • Void Reanimators
  • Void Rifts
  • Walking Infested
  • We Move Unseen

From the above list, the following mutators cannot appear in the starting set of three:

  • Mineral Shields
  • Propagators
  • Slim Pickings

Commander-specific Tips

  • Vorazun: Time Stop does not affect Chaos Studios timings.
No
Concussive Attacks Concussive Attacks Player units are slowed by all enemy attacks.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The debuff reduces movement speed by 50% and lasts 60 seconds. Units with the "Frenzied" buff are immune to Concussive Attacks and cannot be slowed. These include Ultralisks, Brutalisks, Tyrannozors and Tychus' Odin.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Tychus: Medivac Pickups can be used to remove the Concussive Attacks debuff.
Yes
Darkness Darkness Previously explored areas remain blacked out on the minimap while outside of player vision.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

None

Commander-specific Tips

  • Zeratul: Darkness disables Zeratul's map-wide terrain vision. You may need to use Rally Points to find the Artifact Fragments, shown below:
Yes
Diffusion Diffusion Damage dealt to enemies is split evenly across all nearby units, including your own.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

50% of the damage you deal is split equally across all units within 5 range. This effect will only apply if the unit survives damage that is being dealt. 1-shot'ing a unit will not trigger Diffusion.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Nova: Nova's Defensive Drones' Defensive Matrix can block damage dealt by Diffusion.
  • Stetmann: Stetmann's HUGS Overload can block damage dealt by Diffusion.
  • Swann: Swann's Science Vessels' Defensive Matrix can block damage dealt by Diffusion.
Yes
Double Edged Double Edged Damage dealt by your units and structures is dealt back to them, but then healed back over time.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

HP is healed at 1 HP per 0.1 seconds as per the in-game code. However, due to the design of this function, HP is only healed at roughly 8HP per second on average. Only the unit that deals damage gets impacted by Double Edged. For example, Carriers are not affected, but their Interceptors are. Units within transports will be safe from the mutator if they are picked up.

  • Abathur: 100 Biomass units can ignore Double Edged because the 100% life leech they get cancels out the Double Edged mutator.
  • Dehaka: Dakrun and any Tyrannozors with the Spiked Hide mutation will kill themselves due to the damage reflect very quickly (within 2 seconds).
  • Fenix: Conservator's Fields can be used to reduce the damage taken by Double Edged.
  • Kerrigan: Kerrigan's current Mutating Carapace gets consumed by Double Edged, before the new Mutating Carapace (from the damage dealt) gets added.
  • Nova: Nova's Defensive Drones' Defensive Matrix can block damage dealt by Double Edged.
  • Stetmann: Stetmann's HUGS Overload can block damage dealt by Double Edged.
  • Swann: Swann's Science Vessels' Defensive Matrix can block damage dealt by Double Edged.
  • Tychus: Tychus' Medivac Pickup can be used on the Odin after it fires its missile to protect it from taking damage when the missile hits. The same applies to all Outlaw abilities.
  • Zagara: Zagara's Baneling Barrage does damage to Zagara if it hits structures. However, it can be used against units, without dealing damage back to Zagara.
  • Zeratul: Void Apparitions that are created by the Ambushers are considered units themselves. Therefore, Ambushers do not take damage from Double-Edged when they blink.
Yes
Eminent Domain Eminent Domain Enemies gain control of your structures after destroying them.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Shields and HP are replenished after the structure is captured. The structure will be destroyed if there's no path to player 1's base. Heroic Structures (with the exception of Swann's Laser Drill) are not stolen by Amon.

Structures will only be captured by Amon under the following conditions:

  • The structure is not a Nydus Worm
  • If an Amon unit killed the structure, the unit is still alive
  • The structure is not killed by static defense
  • There exists a valid path between the unit that killed the structure and a point within 5 range of Player 1's starting location.

In any other circumstance, the structure will be destroyed as normal. One loophole in this logic is allowing Terran structures to burn down. A structure burning down will be automatically converted to Amon's ownership, regardless of the unit that dealt damage to the structure, including player units. This allows you to wall of maps against certain compositions as Amon will not attack his own structures.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Mengsk: Earthsplitters stop attacking when captured by Eminent Domain. Any units loaded into the Earthsplitter are lost.
  • Mengsk: Units loaded inside a Supply Bunker are lost if the Supply Bunker is captured by Eminent Domain.
  • Raynor: Units loaded inside a Bunker are lost if the Bunker is captured by Eminent Domain.
  • Swann: If you lose your drill to an enemy, it will respawn as Amon's Laser Drill. After destroying it, the drill goes on cooldown before respawning again. This means you will permanently lose your drill and have no way of getting it back.
  • Zeratul: Eminent Domain affects Cannon Projections. If a Cannon Projection has been captured by Amon, it can be cancelled by cancelling the Projection at the source Cannon.
  • Zagara: Bile Launchers stop attacking when captured by Eminent Domain.
Yes
Evasive Maneuvers Evasive Maneuvers Enemy units teleport a short distance away upon taking damage.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The enemy unit will teleport within 5 range of the attacking unit if the attacking unit is less than 20 range away. Otherwise, it will teleport within 5 range of its current position.

In addition to the teleport, the unit becomes invulnerable for 0.25 seconds. A unit cannot teleport more than once every 2 seconds.

Only non-heroic units get the Evasive Maneuvers buff.

Yes
Fatal Attraction Fatal Attraction When enemy units and structures die, any of your nearby units are pulled to their location.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

All player units within 9 range get affected by Fatal Attraction on the death of a unit. This only applies to units which can move. Burrowed Swarm Hosts, Sieged up Siege Tanks, etc. are not affected by Fatal Attraction. The supply cost of a unit determines the strength of the pull as well the length of time the unit is stunned (cannot use attack, use abilities or be moved) as shown below:

Supply Pull Time Stun Time
0-1 0.1875 seconds 0.1 seconds
2-5 0.375 seconds 0.2 seconds
6+ 0.625 seconds 0.3 seconds

Commander-specific Tips

  • Alarak: Use the Havoc's Force-field ability to prevent your army from being drawn in by the mutator.
  • Stetmann: Unlike other commanders' Lurkers, Stetmann's Lurkers get pulled by Fatal Attraction.
  • Tychus: The Odin is immune to Fatal Attraction.
Yes
Fear Fear Player units will occasionally stop attacking and run around in fear upon taking damage.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Fear lasts for 10 seconds on non-heroic units and 5 seconds on heroic units. Fear is applied as a chance, depending on a unit's vitality (HP + Shields). It is calculated as a percentage as 2000/Vitality. So, a unit with 20 vitality or lower has 100% chance of getting feared.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Tychus: Medivac Pickup does not remove the Fear debuff.
Yes
Fireworks Fireworks Enemies launch a dazzling fireworks display upon death, dealing damage to your nearby units.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

When an enemy unit of supply cost 2 or greater dies, it launches a number of fireworks equal to its supply cost. This will target random player units within a range of 10. However, if no player units are nearby, it will target random locations within a range of 3. Fireworks deal 50 damage each.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Zagara: Zergling evasion applies to damage dealt by Fireworks.
No
Gift Exchange Gift Exchange Gifts are periodically deployed around the map. If you don't claim them, Amon will!

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The first gift spawns at 3:00. Following gifts will spawn after 2:10 intervals until the mission time exceeds 20:00, after which gifts will spawn every 1:40.

Gifts only spawn 40 units away from Players 1, 2 and 3 and as long as no units are within 7 range of the intended gift spawn location.

Ahead of a gift spawn, an icon will be displayed on the minimap. The player has 40 seconds before it appears and can be captured. Amon will send forces to capture the gift. Gifts take 20 seconds to be captured.

If players capture 2 consecutive gifts, Amon will steal the third. Players cannot stop it.

The potential rewards for players are:

Reward Details
Vespene Rain 15+{Mission Minutes Elapsed} Vespene drops appear around the map. Each Vespene drop contains 50 gas.
Chrono Wave Chrono Wave is activated (500% increase in build speed for 20 seconds).
HERC/Scout/Queen You get a HERC/Scout/Queen depending on your race.
MULE Party Drops 3 MULEs in your base.
{Unit} becomes an Avenger The selected units gains 10 stacks of the Avenger buff (see Avenger details for more information).
The Naughty List has been cleared Clears the Naughty List
An Archangel Gives the player an Archangel.
Everything is free for 10 seconds Removes costs associated with training all units and research.
Healing (Only available after the 8-minute mark) Heals all units for 100HP, then provides a buff that heals units for 6.6 HP every second.

The potential rewards for Amon are:

Reward Details
A Temporary Mutator Picks a random mutator from the Chaos Studios set (see details in the Chaos Studios mutator details for more information) for 3 minutes.
Hidden Threats Spawns a mix of 30 Burrowed Widow Mines, Burrowed Banelings and Stasis Wards around the map.
Banelings/Scourge Spawns Scourge (if players have more than 5 air units) or Banelings otherwise at the gift location, depending on the mission time as follows:

Mission Time Units Spawned
0:00-6:00 30
6:00-10:00 45
10:00+ 60
Hybrid Spawns Hybrids depending on the mission time as follows:

Mission Time Hybrids Spawned
0:00-8:20 2 Hybrid Reavers
1 Hybrid Dominator
8:20-11:40 2 Hybrid Reavers
2 Hybrid Dominators
1 Hybrid Behemoth
11:40+ 2 Hybrid Reavers
2 Hybrid Dominators
2 Hybrid Behemoths
Kill Bot Puts a Killbot on the field, with kills depending on the mission time. The kill bot will require 30 kills before 10:00, after which it will require 50 kills.
Overcharged Shuttles Overcharges 5 Shuttles. Each overcharge does 20 damage every 0.25 seconds.
Shrink Wave Shrinks all player units for 60 seconds, reducing all damage (including Spell damage), HP and Shields by 50%.

Once a gift is available for capture, a small attack force of Amon's units will be created to try and capture the gift. The power level of this attack force is dependent on a number of factors, listed below:

  • Each gift claimed by the Allied Commanders adds 1 to the power of the attack force.
  • Each gift claimed/stolen by Amon removes 1 from the power of the attack force.
  • Every 2:00 of mission time adds 1 to the power of the attack force.

The composition of the attack forces are shown below. For more information on Strength and Tech levels, check the Enemy Compositions page.

Power Level Strength Level Tech Level Hybrids
0-1 2 1 -
2-3 4 2 -
4-6 4 3 1x Destroyer
7-8 5 4 1x Reaver
9 2 1 2x Destroyer
10 3 1 2x Reaver
11 4 1 1x Behemoth
12 4 2 1x Behemoth
1x Dominator
13 4 3 1x Behemoth
1x Nemesis
14 4 3 1x Behemoth
1x Nemesis
1x Dominator

One of the most valuable gift rewards (particularly in the early game) for players is Everything is Free. To make advantage of this, ensure you have at least one structure (preferably one that uses minerals and gas) on Rapidfire and use it to spam these structures anywhere, for free. Once the effect wears off, cancel the structures and you will be refunded the original cost of resources for those structures.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units spawned from Gift Exchange drop Biomass.
  • Artanis: Artanis' Warp Field counts as a unit, and therefore, his calldown can be used to capture gifts.
  • Dehaka: Units spawned from Gift Exchange drop Essence.
  • Mengsk: Units spawned from Gift Exchange provide Royal Guard experience.
  • Fenix: Fenix loses all Avenger stacks given to him if he changes suit.
No
Going Nuclear Going Nuclear Nukes are launched at random throughout the map.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Nukes get deployed every 2 seconds (with a marker appearing on the ground) and will always be at least 25 units away from your main and at least 15 units from any resource patch.

Nukes deal a base damage of 750 (950 vs structures) within range 4, 50% of base damage within range 6, and 25% of base damage within range 8 of the center of the nuke.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Kerrigan: Kerrigan's Omega Worms can be used to load units in to save them from being killed by a nuke.
  • Nova: Nova's Tactical Airlift can be used to save units from a nuke, before dropping them back down in the same location.
  • Tychus: Tychus' Medivac Platforms can be used to save units from a nuke, before dropping them back down in the same location.
Yes
Hardened Will Hardened Will Enemy Heroic units reduce all incoming damage to a maximum of 10 when any non-heroic enemy unit is near them.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Hardened Will checks a distance of 6 units around a Heroic unit's area. If there are any non-heroic units in that area, Hardened Will gets applied.

Yes
Heroes From the Storm Heroes From the Storm Attack waves will be joined by heroes of increasing power.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Heroes will be added to attack waves as the mission goes on using a "Hero Pool" system which keeps track of how many heroes can spawn. The Hero Pool starts at 1. Every time a hero spawns, the Hero Pool gets reduced by 1. At particular mission times, the current value of the Hero Pool is increased as per the following table:

Time Count
5:00 2
6:30 1
8:00 1
9:30 1
11:00 1
12:30 1
14:00 1
15:00 1
16:00 1
17:00 1
18:00 1
19:00 1
20:00 1

Every 30 seconds past 20:00, the counter goes up by 1.

Every attack wave, the Hero Pool will attempt to be depleted and summon the number of heroes in the Hero Pool, subject to the following constraints:

  • Maximum allowable heroes per attack wave: 6
  • On Mist Opportunities, maximum heroes in a harass wave: 1
  • On Temple of the Past, maximum heroes in side ramp attack wave: 1
  • On Temple of the Past, maximum heroes in North drop attack wave: 0
  • Attack Wave is not an Air Drop attack wave

Note that heroes will not spawn at the attack wave spawn location, but at the attack wave gather location.

Heroes are spawned in a particular order for the first 9 spawns as follows:

  1. Raynor
  2. Tychus
  3. Dehaka
  4. Karax
  5. Nova
  6. Zagara
  7. Zeratul
  8. Artanis
  9. Kerrigan

After the 9th spawn, a random hero will be selected from each set of three heroes (1-3, 4-6, 7-9). For example, spawn #10 will contain either Raynor, Tychus or Dehaka. Spawn #11 will contain either Karax, Nova or Zagara, etc.

Information on the available heroes is shown below.

Artanis

Heroes From the Storm Artanis

HP/Shields: 2000/2000

Passives:

Passive Name Description Cooldown
Resurgence Resurgence Grants Artanis invulnerability for 3 seconds upon taking lethal damage, preventing death and replenishing his Shields and Life. Also releases a large blast of energy that knocks back and deals 100 damage to all nearby enemies. This effect cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds. 60 seconds

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Lightning Dash Lightning Dash Artanis charges forward, unleashing a blast of energy that deals 100 damage to nearby enemies and stuns them for 2 seconds. 5 seconds
Astral Wind Astral Wind Heals Artanis and all nearby friendly units for 300 life and 200 shields. 15 seconds

Dehaka

Heroes From the Storm Dehaka

HP: 1500

Passives: None

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Drag Drag Pulls the target to Dehaka's location and temporarily stuns it (5 seconds). 10 seconds
Generate Spawns Generate Spawns Generates two Spawns of Dehaka that deal 100% normal damage but have 50% life. Spawns last 30 seconds. 45 seconds
Mend Mend Heals Dehaka for 150, and heals nearby friendly units for 50. An additional 50% of the amount healed regenerates over 15 seconds. 10 seconds

Karax

Heroes From the Storm Karax

HP/Shields: 750/750

Passives:

Passive Name Description Cooldown
Master Phase-smith Master Phase-smith Karax generates a power field similar to a Pylon. Structures within the power field gain 100% attack speed and 900% production speed. 0 seconds

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Reclamation Reclamation Permanently takes control of target enemy robotic unit or Protoss structure. Robotic units include Sentries, Immortals, Reavers and Colossi. 5 seconds
Phase Cannon Phase Cannon Phases in a Photon Cannon that lasts for 30 seconds before leaving the battlefield.

The Photon Cannon must be placed within a power field.
10 seconds
Warp In Khaydarin Monolith Warp In Khaydarin Monolith Extremely powerful defensive structure. Has superior range and damage, but is very expensive and attacks slowly.

Can attack ground and air units.
10 seconds

Kerrigan

Heroes From the Storm Kerrigan

HP: 5000

Passives: None

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Leaping Strike Leaping Strike Kerrigan leaps to her target and deals 150 damage. Can be used without a target to travel quickly. 0 seconds
Psionic Shift Psionic Shift Kerrigan dashes through enemies, dealing 50 damage to all enemies in her path. 0 seconds
Apocalypse Apocalypse Deals 300 damage to enemy units and 700 damage to enemy structures in a large area. 60 seconds

Nova

Heroes From the Storm Nova

HP: 2250

Passives: None

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Snipe Snipe Deals 200 damage to target enemy ground or air unit from long range.

Can target biological and mechanical units.
0 seconds
Nuke Nuke Calls down a Nuclear Strike at a target location. Nukes take 5 seconds to land, but they deal up to 600 damage to enemies in a large radius. 60 seconds

Raynor

Heroes From the Storm Raynor

HP: 1000

Passives: None

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Penetrator Round Penetrator Round After carefully aiming, Raynor fires a Penetrator Round that strikes enemies along its path, dealing 300 damage. 20 seconds

Tychus

Heroes From the Storm Tychus

HP: 1000

Passives:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Hail of Lead Hail of Lead Tychus' Chaingun deals splash damage (50%) in a small area (1.25 range) around the target. 0 seconds

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Toss Shredder Grenade Toss Shredder Grenade Tosses a grenade that explodes for 200 damage in a small radius (2 range).

Does not harm friendly units.
20 seconds

Zagara

Heroes From the Storm Zagara

HP: 2250

Passives: None

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Baneling Barrage Baneling Barrage Launches 4 Banelings towards the target point. Each Baneling explodes for 40 damage (80 vs structures). 10 seconds
Spawn Hunter Killers Spawn Hunter Killers Spawns 4 Hunter Killers at the target point that last 20 seconds. 30 seconds
Mass Frenzy Mass Frenzy Grants all friendly units on the map 25% attack speed and 25% movement speed for 15 seconds. 120 seconds
Infested Drop Infested Drop Calls down 10 drop-pods onto the target area, dealing 50 damage with each drop-pod and spawning a total of 10 Roaches that last 30 seconds. 60 seconds

Zeratul

Heroes From the Storm Zeratul

HP/Shields: 2000/2000

Passives:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Permanently Cloaked Permanently Cloaked Zeratul is permanently cloaked. 0 seconds

Abilities:

Skill Name Description Cooldown
Blink Blink Teleports Zeratul to a nearby location. 3 seconds
Void Armor Void Armor Grants nearby friendly units +100 shields for 10 seconds. 10 seconds
Shadow Blade Shadow Blade Slashes an enemy unit for 500 damage.

Can only target ground units.
6 seconds

Commander-specific Tips

  • Dehaka: Dehaka can Devour Amon's Dehaka (with an Easter Egg voice line). He cannot Devour other heroes.
  • Tychus: Crooked Sam's Moebius Restraint Matrix upgrade can be used to stun Amon Heroes with his Demolition Charge.
  • Vorazun: Oracle Stasis Wards can be used to disable Heroes. Combine with the Stasis Calibration upgrade to be able to attack them while in stasis.
Yes
Inspiration Inspiration Enemy Heroic units increase the attack speed and armor of all enemies within a small range.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Inspiration grants an increase of 25% attack speed and 3 armor to all units within 5 range of a Heroic unit. The buff can also be applied to structures and static defense.

Yes
Just Die Just Die Enemy units are automatically revived upon death.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

A unit that has just died and is being revived by the mutator is stunned (cannot move, attack or use skills) and invulnerable for 1 second.

Objectives and bonus objectives that are non-structures will have Just Die! applied, so they will respawn once after killed.

Note that units do not respawn. Instead, their HP and shields are reset to full when they take fatal damage for the first time.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units will only drop one Biomass drop, which is when they are finally killed.
  • Dehaka: Units will only drop one Essence drop, which is when they are finally killed.
Yes
Kill Bots Kill Bots Waves of bots attack players and are invulnerable to damage until they have killed a set amount of units.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The bots will spawn from any enemy building. If you clear all enemy buildings on the map, the bots will stop spawning. Note that all-clearing Malwarfare and Void Launch does not stop them from spawning, because Suppression Towers and Launch Bays are indestructible enemy structures.

There are three types of Kill Bots that will spawn, as follows:

Bot Kills Required Picture
Murder Bot 5 Murder Bot
Death Bot 10 Death Bot
Kill Bot 15 Kill Bot

The spawn timings of the Kill Bots are as follows:

Time Bot Type Bots Spawned
3:35 Murder Bot 1
5:05 Murder Bot 1
6:35 Murder Bot 1
8:05 Murder Bot 2
9:35 Murder Bot 2
10:45 Death Bot 2
11:55 Death Bot 2
13:05 Death Bot 2
14:15 Death Bot 3
15:25 Death Bot 3
16:35 Death Bot 3
17:45 Death Bot 3
18:55 Death Bot 3
20:05 Kill Bot 2
21:05 Kill Bot 3
22:05 Kill Bot 3
23:05 Kill Bot 3
24:05 Kill Bot 3
25:05 Kill Bot 4

After the 25:05 spawn, 4 Kill Bots will appear every 60 seconds.

Bots will attack Aurana's transport and Data Cores on Malwarfare, Terrazine Harvesters on Mist Opportunities, Artifact Trucks on Cradle of Death, and the Evacuation Ships on Miner Evacuation.

When playing commanders that have Evolution Chambers, use those to feed Kill Bots. When they are destroyed (1 kill), they spawn 6 Broodlings (6 kills).

Commander-specific Tips

  • Kerrigan: If using Zerglings to feed Kill Bots, avoid getting the Hardened Carapace upgrade until Kill Bots start to spawn. This will allow the Death Bots to 1-shot the Zerglings.
  • Stetmann: If using Zerglings to feed Kill Bots, never get the Hardened Egonergy Shield upgrade as this prolongs Zergling life, keeping Kill Bots alive longer on the map.
  • Stukov: Volatile Infested do not add to the Kill Bot's kill counter.
  • Vorazun: Corsair Disruption Webs stop Kill Bots from attacking.
  • Vorazun: Units that get Emergency Recalled do not add to the Kill Bot's kill counter.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop does not affect Kill Bots timings.
  • Zagara: If using Zerglings to feed Kill Bots, avoid getting the Hardened Carapace upgrade until Kill Bots start to spawn. This will allow the Death Bots to 1-shot the Zerglings.
  • Zeratul: Cannon Projection kills do not add to the Kill Bot's kill counter.
Yes
Laser Drill Laser Drill An enemy Drakken laser drill constantly attacks player units within enemy vision.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The drill does damage in three separate phases, depending on the time it is left attacking a certain unit, as shown below:

Attack Time Damage
0-15 seconds 2/0.1 seconds
15-30 seconds 4/0.1 seconds
30+ seconds 6/0.1 seconds

The drill can be destroyed if players are able to reach it. It has 1000HP, 2000 Shields and 2 armor. However, it will go into repair mode and will take 120 seconds before it starts attacking again.

Note that when facing up against Zerg compositions, Creep Tumors provide vision for the Laser Drill.

The spawn points of the Laser Drill are shown below:

Mission Spawn Point
Chain of Ascension Chain of Ascension Laser Drill Spawn Location
Cradle of Death Cradle of Death Laser Drill Spawn Location
Dead of Night Dead of Night Laser Drill Spawn Location
Lock & Load Lock & Load Laser Drill Spawn Location
Malwarfare Malwarfare Laser Drill Spawn Location
Miner Evacuation Miner Evacuation Laser Drill Spawn Location
Mist Opportunities Mist Opportunities Laser Drill Spawn Location
Oblivion Express Dead of Night Laser Drill Spawn Location
Part and Parcel Part & Parcel Laser Drill Spawn Location
Rifts to Korhal Rifts to Korhal Laser Drill Spawn Location
Scythe of Amon Scythe of Amon Laser Drill Spawn Location
Temple of the Past Temple of the Past Laser Drill Spawn Location
The Vermillion Problem The Vermillion Problem Laser Drill Spawn Location
Void Launch Scythe of Amon Laser Drill Spawn Location
Void Thrashing Void Thrashing Laser Drill Spawn Location
Yes
Lava Burst Lava Burst Lava periodically bursts from the ground at random locations and deals damage to player air and ground units.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Lava Bursts appear every 0.5 seconds and will always be at least 25 units away from your main and at least 10 units from any resource patch. Lava Bursts will also not appear directly underneath your structures.

Lava Bursts will be marked on the terrain. These markings will last for 4 seconds before they start dealing damage. Lava Bursts deal 5 (+2 vs. Armored) damage per 0.125 seconds (40 DPS) to non-heroic units. The damage phase of the Lava Bursts lasts 16 seconds

Lava Burst damage to Heroic units is based on the unit's maximum HP. This is summarized in the table below:

Unit HP Total DPS
100 24
150 36
200 48
250 60
300 72
400 128
500 120
600 144
800 192
1000 240
1500 360
2000 480

Commander-specific Tips

  • Alarak: Place force-fields over Lava Bursts to prevent your units from accidentally walking over Lava Bursts. Be careful if you use Massive units, because they can break force-fields.
Yes
Life Leech Life Leech Enemy units steal life or shields whenever they do damage.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Life Leech heals Amon's units for 100% of the damage they do against player units.

Yes
Long Range Long Range Enemy units and structures have increased weapon and vision range.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

All enemies get +3 to their ranged weapon range and sight range.

Yes
Lucky Envelopes Lucky Envelopes Festive envelopes containing resource pickups are dropped at random throughout the map.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Envelopes either contain 50 gas or 50 minerals for both players and need to be picked up.

During the first 3:00, all envelopes will spawn within 30 range of player bases every 7 seconds. After that, envelopes can spawn anywhere on the map every 5.4 seconds.

No
Mag-nificent Mag-nificent Mag Mines are deployed throughout the map at the start of the mission.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

At the start of the game, 200 Mag-mines are placed randomly throughout the map. Mag-mines cannot be placed within 30 range of player start locations or within 5 range of resource patches.

The mines will deal 250 damage, after a 2.5-second trigger delay, allowing you to dodge them easily. They trigger without the need for detection.

Additionally, there are some other map-specific limitations:

  • Chain of Ascension: Mag-mines will not be placed within 15 range of Ji'Nara.
  • Lock & Load: Mag-mines will not be placed within 8 range of the Celestial Locks.
Yes
Micro Transactions Micro Transactions Giving commands to your units costs resources based on the unit's cost.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Hero units, top bar abilities and Tychus outlaws all cost 10 minerals and 5 gas to issue commands to. The cost of issue a command to a regular unit depends on its actual unit cost and supply cost. For gasless units, the cost is 2 x its supply in minerals. For gas units, it's 1 x its supply in gas and minerals. Note that if you do not have the resources, issuing orders is free.

Costs will only be applied if commands are issued to a unit. Therefore, units following another unit will only incur the initial cost to set them on follow. When that unit moves, no costs will be charged for all units following that unit.

If your ally leaves, commands issued to their units will be free.

Yes
Mineral Shields Mineral Shields Mineral clusters at player bases are periodically encased in a shield which must be destroyed for gathering to continue.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The first set of mineral shields will appear at 2:40. Following mineral shields will appear every 2:00. Each mineral patch has a 15% chance of getting shielded. This percentage goes up by 5% for every round of Mineral Shields.

Each Mineral shield has 50HP and lasts for 60 seconds. Mineral shields do not get auto-targeted, so you will need to manually target them to destroy them.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Han/Horner: Two sets of Mag-mines can clear out all the minerals shields that spawn on a mineral line.
  • Zagara: Place Bile Launchers behind mineral lines so their bombardments can clear Mineral Shields automatically.
Yes
Minesweeper Minesweeper Groups of Widow Mines and Spider Mines are buried throughout the battlefield.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

At the start of the game, a total of 25 patches of Widow Mines and Spider Mines will be created. Each patch will contain 5 Widow Mines and 7 Spider Mines. The patches cannot be placed within 30 range of player start locations or within 5 range of resource patches or within 8 range of each other.

Widow Mines deal direct target damage 250 (+35 vs shields) and splash damage of 80 (+40 vs shields). They have 180HP and will trigger from 5 range.

Spider Mines deal a base damage of 250 within range 1.7, 50% of base damage within range 2.25, and 25% of base damage within range 3. They have 25HP and will trigger from 4 range.

Since both, Spider Mines and Widow Mines do not attack structures, commanders with movable static defense are great at efficiently clearing mines.

Mines will trigger on Aurana's transport on Malwarfare, Terrazine Harvesters on Mist Opportunities, Artifact Trucks on Cradle of Death and the Balius on Part and Parcel.

Additionally, there are some other map-specific limitations:

  • Chain of Ascension: Patches will not be placed within 15 range of Ji'Nara.
  • Lock & Load: Patches will not be placed within 8 range of the Celestial Locks.

The below image shows an example of a field generated by the mutator. Remember that you will need detection to clear the mines.

Minesweeper Field

Commander-specific Tips

  • Kerrigan: 25 points into the Immobilization Wave mastery will allow Kerrigan to 1-shot Widow Mines.
  • Stetmann: Getting the Hardened Egonergy Shield upgrade for Zerglings will allow them to clear mines efficiently without taking heavy losses.
Yes
Missile Command Missile Command Endless missile bombardments target your structures and must be shot down throughout the mission.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Missiles get launched from the sides of the map. The spawning of the missiles cannot be stopped, but the missiles can be destroyed. There are different types of missiles that will appear. These are shown in the table below:

Missile HP Damage Description Picture
Standard 10 100 This is the standard missile and most commonly-spawned missile. Standard Missile
Point Defense Missile 15 - This travels alongside a missile and will stop when it reaches the target building. It starts with 200 energy and shoots down any projectiles. Each projectile shot drains 10 energy. Point Defense Missile
Splitter Missile 20 175 When destroyed, this will split into two smaller missiles. Splitter Missile
Splitter Missile Child 5 75 Spawned from a Splitter Missile. Splitter Missile Child
Nuke 100 300 (500 vs Structures) Accompanied by 5 PDM's. Nukes can only be deployed once every 60 seconds.
Damage dealt depends on distance from center of hit:
100% within 4 range
50% within 6 range
25% within 8 range
Nuke Missile

Depending on the mission time, the spawn rate for the missiles is different as shown in the table below, as well as the percentages for each of the missiles. Note that 2 missiles are fired every spawn cycle, one for each player.

Mission Time Spawn Rate Standard % Standard + PDM % Splitter % Nuke + 5 PDM's %
0:00-5:00 15 seconds 100% 0% 0% 0%
5:00-10:00 5 seconds 90% 10% 0% 0%
10:00-15:00 2 seconds 60% 20% 20% 0%
15:00+ 1 second 40% 20% 30% 10%

Point Defense Missiles shoot down all Projectile attacks until they run out of energy, but they be shot down/bypassed by Hitscan attacks. The video below explains the difference between the two attack types:

Another option would be to simply overwhelm the Point Defense Missiles. Point Defense Missiles will lose energy quickly and cannot shoot down all projectiles if many are being fired at them at the same time.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Artanis: High Templars/High Archons can feedback the Point Defense Missiles.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop does not affect Missile Command timings.
  • Zeratul: Tesseract Monoliths can stun Point Defense Missiles, allowing projectile attacks to connect with their targets.
Yes
Moment of Silence Moment of Silence When a Heroic enemy dies, all player units around it will reflect on their transgressions, leaving them temporarily unable to attack or use abilities.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Moment of Silence is cast within 8 range of the dead unit. It has a 12-second duration.

If the hybrid is a Hybrid Nemesis, there is a 2-second delay before the effect is applied. Otherwise, there is a 1-second delay.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Kerrigan: Omega Worms can be used to dodge the Moment of Silence Debuff before it triggers.
  • Nova: Tactical Airlift can be used to dodge the Moment of Silence Debuff before it triggers.
  • Tychus: Medivac Pickup can be used to dodge the Moment of Silence Debuff before it triggers.
Yes
Mutually Assured Destruction Mutually Assured Destruction Enemy Hybrid units detonate a Nuke upon death.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

All hybrids detonate a nuke. There is a 2-second delay before a nuke detonates if the dead hybrid is a Hybrid Nemesis or a Moebius Hybrid A from Part and Parcel, 1-second delay otherwise.

If the hybrid is a Hybrid destroyer, it detonates a small nuke. All other hybrids detonate a large nuke. Nukes deal a base damage of 750 (950 vs structures) within radius #1, 50% of base damage within radius #2, and 25% of base damage within radius #3 as shown in the table below:

Nuke Type Radius #1 Radius #2 Radius #3 Example
Small 2 2.5 3 Range of a Small Nuke
Normal 4 6 8 Range of a Normal Nuke
Yes
Naughty List Naughty List Player units and structures take increased damage for each enemy they've killed.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Each kill adds a damage stack that increases the damage dealt to the unit by a certain amount. The amount of damage increase is based on the number of kills a unit as, as shown in the following table:

Kills Damage Per Stack
1-4 1%
5-14 4%
15-150 6%

When a Hero unit dies, the debuff is not applied until the hero makes a kill, after which the debuff will be applied based on its kill count throughout the entire game.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Fenix: Changing Fenix suits does not reset the Naughty List.
  • Zeratul: Zeratul's Shade Projections do not count towards Cannon/Monolith kill counts. The Projection gets the Naughty List count, but disappears after the Projection despawns and gets reset.
No
Orbital Strike Orbital Strike Enemy Orbital Strikes are periodically fired throughout the map.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Orbital Strikes will be cast every 1:20 seconds from the start of the game. They will be at least 30 units away from your main and at least 15 units from any resource patch. Additionally, they will also not be cast if there are less than 5 viable targets.

The number of targets is dependent on the mission time, as shown in the table below:

Mission Time Targets
0:00-5:00 10
5:00-8:20 3
8:20-11:40 4
11:40-16:40 8
16:40+ 10

Orbital Strike will fire in two volleys. Each volley has three shots per target, dealing damage of 50 (100 vs armored).

Mission objectives, although not particularly targeted, will take damage from Orbital Strike splash damage.

Yes
Outbreak Outbreak Continuous waves of the infested horde march against the commanders' bases.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Infested will start spawning from enemy structures starting at 2:00. If you clear all enemy structures, the infested will stop spawning.

Infested spawn in random quantities per wave, each wave occurring every 25 seconds. Before 13:20, between 2 to 4 infested will spawn per wave. After that, 4 to 6 infestd will spawn per wave.

The type of infested that spawn is dependent on the mission time, as shown in the table below:

Mission Time Infested
0:00-6:20 Infested Terran
6:20-20:00 Infested Marine
20:00+ Aberration

Additionally, after 15:00, an Infested Medic will spawn with every spawn of the infested wave.

Due to the unique mechanics of Dead of Night that target Infested units, Infested Marines and Aberrations will burn during the day if they have spawned from Infested Structures, even those spawned from this mutator. If they spawn from other Amon structures, they will not burn.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units spawned from Outbreak do not drop Biomass.
  • Dehaka: Units spawned from Outbreak do not drop Essence.
  • Mengsk: Units spawned from Outbreak do not provide Royal Guard experience.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop does not affect Outbreak timings.
Yes
Photon Overload Photon Overload All enemy structures attack nearby hostile units.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

It gets cast on any structure that takes damage (shield or life). Deals 20 damage to a single unit within 10 range every 1.25 seconds and lasts for 15 seconds.

Yes
Polarity Polarity Each enemy unit is immune to either your units or your ally's units.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Applies to both, units and structures. Units do not take damage, but can be debuffed.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Tychus: Crooked Sam's Demolition Charge's Stun can stun Polarity's units (although the damage will not be applied).
  • Zeratul: Units devolved by the Avatar of Essence will have a random polarity.
Yes
Power Overwhelming Power Overwhelming All enemy units have energy and use random abilities.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

At the start of the game, all units start with 50 energy and have an energy regeneration rate of 0.5625. They have a maximum energy of 200. The skills and the energy bar are lost when the unit ownership changes (Mind Control, Domination, etc.).

While these units have an energy bar and use it for casts, they draw from a total energy pool for each player. Once this pool is depleted, no skills will be cast, even if the unit has energy. Additionally, if the unit does not have energy, it will not cast a skill, even if the pool has enough energy.

Note that this energy bar is an energy bar specifically used as an indicator for Power Overwhelming. It is unaffected by EMP and Feedback.

Skills can be cast without detection, so Cloaked units can still be targeted.

Depending on the mission time, skills will only be cast once the minimum energy level has been reached. Skills cast are random, but it means there is a chance of higher energy skills being cast as the game progresses. Additionally, there is a regeneration rate, and a maximum energy in the pool. This is shown in the table below:

Mission Time Minimum Energy Maximum Energy Regeneration Rate (per second)
0:00-5:00 80 90 1
5:00-8:00 80 110 4
8:00-10:00 80 140 6
10:00+ 150 290 10

The list of abilities and other information is listed below:

Ability Energy Cost Range Other Notes
Abduct 20 9 -
Defensive Matrix 20 6 Only used against structures
Disruption Web 40 9 Only used against structures with attack.
10% chance of being used.
Fungal Growth 45 10 -
Graviton Beam 20 4 Cannot be cast on Heroic or Massive units.
Guardian Shield 20 10 Only used against structures
Irradiate 45 9 Only gets used against biological units.
Phase Shift 40 10 Only used against structures
Point Defense Drone 20 9 Only used against structures
Psi Orb 40 10 -
Psionic Storm 40 9 -
Seeker Missile 20 10 -
Time Warp 30 9 -
Vortex 150 9 -

Commander-specific Tips

  • Artanis: Feedback does not remove the energy from units.
  • Dehaka: Even though units have Psionic abilities, they do not gain the Psionic tag, so devouring them with Dehaka does not cause area of effect damage.
  • Mengsk: Emperor's Shadow EMP's do not drain energy from the Power Overwhelming Energy bar.
  • Nova: Ghost EMP's do not drain energy from the Power Overwhelming Energy bar.
  • Stetmann: Mecha remnants can be shot down by Defensive Drones, preventing Gary or Stetellites from collecting them.
  • Vorazun: Due to Power Overwhelming being a map-wide effect, rather than a unit-based one, Time Stop does not prevent skills from being cast.
Yes
Propagators Propagators Reality warping sludges are crawling towards you. Anything they touch is turned into a copy of the sludge.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Propagators spawn from enemy buildings, so all-clearing a mission will stop them from spawning. Note that all-clearing Malwarfare and Void Launch does not stop them from spawning, because Suppression Towers and Launch Bays are indestructible enemy structures.

An additional word of warning: On Temple of the Past, the first Propagator will attack the rocks and convert them to another Propagator, thus forcing players to deal with two Propagators on the first spawn. One way of avoiding this is to destroy the rocks prior to the Propagator spawn.

They have 450 HP with 0 armor, are Heroic units and detectors and can attack both, air and ground units within 1 range. They have a movement speed of 1.6.

Below is an image of a Propagator.

Propagator

Propagators spawn in waves at different times throughout the mission, as shown in the table below:

Mission Time Number spawned
3:28 1
4:58 1
6:28 1
7:58 1
9:28 1
10:28 1
11:28 1
12:28 2
13:28 2
14:28 2
15:28 2
16:28 2
17:28 2
18:28 4
19:28 4
20:28 4
21:28 4
22:08 4
22:58 4
23:48 5

After 23:48, Propagators will spawn every 50 seconds in spawns of 5.

Propagators can attack all Heroic structures but not commander spawn points, or Zeratul's Artifact Reserve. Swann's Laser Drill, Fenix's Purifier Conclave and Karax's Solar Forge will be destroyed and will start to respawn, with no Propagator Spawning.

The other Heroic Structures will be destroyed and will spawn a Propagator. The player will need to rebuild the Heroic Structure manually. The exception to this is Han & Horner's Starport, which cannot be rebuilt if it is destroyed.

Propagators do not attack any unit with a MapBoss attribute. Therefore, Propagators will attack Data Cores but not Aurana's Transport on Malwarfare. They do not attack Harvesting Bots on Mist Opportunities, nor Artifact Trucks on Cradle of Death, nor the Evacuation Ships on Miner Evacuation.

Propagators can be path-blocked, which can be used to trap them while slower-attacking units kill them off. For more information, watch this video below:

Commander-specific Tips

  • Dehaka: A minimum of six Impalers are required to be able to deal with a Propagator.
  • Dehaka: Dehaka's Pack Leaders are Map Bosses and therefore are immune to Proagators.
  • Kerrigan: Kerrigan's Heroic unit can be used to kill a Propagator with 13 points in the Primary Ability Damage. The video below demonstrates this.
  • Stetmann: Stetellites can be converted to Propagators. Place Stetellites on unpathable terrain.
  • Stukov: Disable autocast of the "Spawn Infested Civilian" ability at the Infested Colonist Compound to prevent your units from accidentally engaging a Propagator.
  • Stukov: Two fully upgraded Bunkers (attack upgrades and Barracks Tech upgrades) or Four non-upgraded Bunkers can kill a Propagator assuming they all attack together. Three Bunkers can deal with a Propagator, but a Bunker will be lost, assuming no micro.
  • Tychus: Crooked Sam's Moebius Restraint Matrix upgrade will stop a Propagator from moving when Demolition Charge is used.
  • Vorazun: Manually cast Shadow Fury with Dark Templars to prevent them from accidentally wandering too close to a Propagator.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop does not affect Propagators timings.
  • Zagara: With a max'ed Baneling Damage mastery, Zagara can kill a Propagator with a Baneling Barrage and two auto attacks.
  • Zeratul: Shade Projections generate Propagators when killed by a Propagator.
Yes
Purifier Beam Purifier Beam An enemy Purifier Beam moves across the map toward nearby player units.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The Purifier Beam cannot be destroyed. It does a base damage of 10 every 0.25 seconds within 1 radius, 50% of the base damage within 2.2 radius, and 10% of the base damage within 2.8 radius.

Purifier Beams will always stay least 20 units away from resource patches.

An additional beam will spawn at 10:00 and another one at 20:00. Purifier Beams will always spawn at least 80 units away from Player bases.

Players can "distract" a Purifier beam by setting a unit (or a structure if they are playing Terran) on patrol around the beam. The approximate size of the circle that will work for units of any size or any movement speed should be a circle with diameter equal to the vertical visible area on the screen. By having units set in patrol around the Beam, the Beam will end up following that one unit around throughout the course of the game. Note that for Zerg commanders, Overlords may be used, but they will require the Pneumatized Carapace upgrade.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Karax: With enough Shield Batteries, a Purifier Beam can be "trapped" on a Pylon while Shield Batteries around it recharge its shields. A picture is shown below:
    Purifier Beam Trap

    Note that the you will need to have the "Rapid Recharging" upgrade researched for this work. The Shield Battery placement marker in green shows a possible location for a 7th. This can be placed after researching the "Fortification Barrier" upgrade, preventing the Cannon from taking any hull damage and freeing up the repair beam.

    The placement layout of the Photon Cannon, Pylons and Shield Batteries is shown below:

    Purifier Beam Trap Layout

    The video below demonstrates this in action:

  • Kerrigan: Kerrigan can use Omega Worms to lure the Purifier Beam away from an area.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop delays Purifier Beam timings.
Yes
Random Random A mutation is randomly assigned.

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Picks a random mutator that is available on the Custom Mutator list, except for Vertigo.

Yes
Scorched Earth Scorched Earth Enemy units set the terrain on fire upon death.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Scorched Earth only deals damage to ground units. There are three sizes of scorching areas of effect. This depends on the supply cost of the unit used. This is with exception to the Xel'Naga Construct on Lock & Load, which spawns a large circle. Details of scorching areas are shown below:

Supply Cost Scorching Damage Radius Time on Ground (seconds)
0-1 Small 7 per 0.5 seconds 0.25 15
2-4 Normal 7 per 0.5 seconds 0.5 30
4+ Large 7 per 0.5 seconds 1.5 60
Yes
Self Destruction Self Destruction Enemy units explode and deal damage to friendly player units upon death.

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All enemy units explode, dealing damage to player units. The explosion occurs after a 1.75 second delay and deals 20 damage in a 1.5 radius. For units with supply cost 3 or more, the explosion repeats at [supply cost + 1] times.

Yes
Sharing is Caring Sharing is Caring Supply is shared between you and your partner, and units from both armies contribute to your combined supply cap.

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Used supply is shared between both players. However, total supply caps are still player-based. Therefore, regular commanders will still be limited by the number of Pylons/Supply Depots/Overlords that they have. Max supply commanders will still have access to their normal supply cap. However, both players' supplies will be affected when a unit is produced on either side.

Commanders with a supply cap of 100 can suffer greatly with this mutator. If they are paired up with a 200 supply cap commander who consumed over 100 supply, the 100 Supply cap commander will be unable to produce any units which cost supply until the total consumed supply falls below 100.

No
Shortsighted Shortsighted Player units and structures have reduced vision range.

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Reduces all player units sight range by 60%, down to a minimum of 1 range.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Raynor: Raynor's Scanner Sweep can be used to provide regular vision in the area of the Scan.
  • Stukov: Brood Queen's Ocular Symbiote ability increases vision for units.
  • Stukov: Units mind-controlled by the Aleksander retain their full vision.
Yes
Slim Pickings Slim Pickings Player worker units gather resources at a reduced rate, but resource pickups spawn throughout the map.

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All mineral patches contain a maximum of 1500 minerals per patch. Automated refineries, assimilators, MULEs and workers will all harvest 1 resource per tick/trip.

Resource pickups spawn every 5.4 seconds before the 3-minute mark, after which they will spawn every 7 seconds. Each pickup contains either 50 minerals or 50 gas. A spawn will either contain two mineral pickups, or 1 mineral pickup and 1 gas pickup.

Every other spawn, a pickup will spawn anywhere on map, while the other will only spawn within 30 range of the starting location. This only occurs before the 3-minute mark, after which pickups will never be limited to spawning at the starting location.

Yes
Speed Freaks Speed Freaks The enemy moves faster than any unit a player has at their disposal.

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All enemy units have a movement speed of 5.5.

Yes
Temporal Field Temporal Field Enemy Temporal Fields are periodically deployed throughout the map.

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Temporal Fields scale time to 1% of the normal speed, reducing all time-based effects in their area of effect. This includes cooldowns, regeneration, and attacks. Heroic units' movement speed and attack speed are slowed to 50%. They spawn every 3 seconds and there is a 1 second delay before a Temporal field becomes active. Each field lasts for 20 seconds.

Temporal Fields will always be at least 30 units away from the starting locations as well as at least 4 units away from mineral patches.

Yes
Time Warp Time Warp Enemy Time Warps are periodically deployed throughout the map.

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Time Warps scale time to 33% of the normal speed, reducing all time-based effects in their area of effect. This includes cooldowns, regeneration, and attacks. They spawn every 3 seconds and there is a 2.5 second delay before a Time Warp becomes active. Each field lasts for 30 seconds.

Time Warps will always be at least 25 units away from the starting locations as well as at least 4 units away from mineral patches.

Yes
Transmutation Transmutation Enemy units have a chance to transform into more powerful units whenever they deal damage.

Details

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Every time an enemy unit does damage to a player unit, it has a chance to change to a unit of 1 higher supply that it costs. 0 supply units are counted as 1 supply units.

Note that the change is permanent. Therefore, newly Transmutated units will drop higher amounts of Biomass, Essence, etc. than the unit they were previously.

The chance of Transmutation triggering is calculated as a percentage as Damage/2. So, if a unit does 200 damage, it has a 100% chance of triggering Transmutation.

If an enemy unit kills a player unit, it jumps a number of tiers equal to the killed unit's supply. If that unit is a heroic, the killing unit instantly jumps to the max tier.

Tiers are shown below:

Tier Units
1
  • Baneling
  • Marine
  • Zergling
2
  • Hellbat
  • Hellion
  • Reaper
  • Roach
  • Widow Mine
  • Zealot
3
  • Adept
  • Firebat
  • Hydralisk
  • Marauder
  • Sentry
4
  • Dragoon
  • Goliath
  • High Templar
  • Mutalisk
  • Stalker
5
  • Banshee
  • Infestor
  • Phoenix
  • Scout
  • Viking
  • Warhound
6
  • Cyclone
  • Ghost
  • Lurker
  • Oracle
  • Siege Tank
  • Swarm Host
7
  • Archon
  • Disruptor
  • Immortal
  • Liberator
  • Ravager
  • Void Ray
8
  • Battlecruiser
  • Brood Lord
  • Carrier
  • Colossus
  • Reaver
  • Tempest
  • Thor
  • Ultralisk
9
  • Hybrid Destroyer
  • Hybrid Nemesis
  • Hybrid Reaver
  • Loki
10
  • Hybrid Behemoth
  • Hybrid Dominator
Yes
Trick or Treat Trick or Treat Civilians visit your Candy Bowl looking for treats, which are generated by spending minerals. If no treats are available, the civilians randomly transform into enemy units.

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The Candy Bowl can store a maximum of 50 candy. You have to spend 25 minerals to add 1 candy to the bowl. The candy bowl is shown below:

Candy Bowl

Civilians spawn from random enemy structures. If you destroy all enemy structures on the map, they will stop spawning. These civilians will make their way towards your Candy Bowl. Note that all-clearing Malwarfare and Void Launch does not stop them from spawning, because Suppression Towers and Launch Bays are indestructible enemy structures.

Civilians spawn every 30 seconds. The number of civilians that spawn depends on the mission time. This is shown below:

Mission Time Civilians Spawned
0:00-6:00 2
6:00-12:00 4
12:00-18:00 5
18:00+ 6

If a Civilian walks up to the bowl which has candy, they will take 1 candy and despawn. If there is no candy in the bowl, they will transform into a unit tier as per the mission time. Tiers match that of the Transmuation mutator (see details in the Transmutation mutator details for more information). Additionally, if they cannot make their way to your bowl, they will transform after 5 minutes.

Mission Time Tier
0:00-2:00 1
2:00-4:00 1-2
4:00-6:00 1-3
6:00-7:00 2-4
7:00-7:30 3-5
7:30-8:00 4-6
8:00-8:30 5-7
8:30-9:00 6-8
9:00-9:30 7-9
9:30+ 8-10

Currently, this mutator is bugged. After 10:00, the tier resets down to Tier 1.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units spawned from Trick or Treat drop Biomass.
  • Dehaka: Units spawned from Trick or Treat drop Essence.
  • Mengsk: Units spawned from Trick or Treat provide Royal Guard experience.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop does not affect Trick or Treat timings.
No
Turkey Shoot Turkey Shoot Supply can only be generated by killing turkeys that wander throughout the map. Doing so may anger the turkeys that remain.

Details

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Players start with 50 supply and will need to kill Turkeys on the map in order to raise the supply cap.

The max supply will be reduced every variable interval. The interval is based on the supply. Supply drops by 1 every 250/[Supply]. So, at 250 supply, you will lose 1 Supply/per second.

If players have more supply than they have available, their units will start taking damage after 3 seconds unless they gather more supply. The player whose units will take damage is the player who is currently using the bigger share of the supply. If they are both using the same supply, a player is randomly picked to take damage. Every second, a random unit from that player will take 20 damage.

Initially, 30 turkeys spawn on the map within 7 and 40 range of the player bases. Every 8 seconds, two turkeys will spawn on the map, at least 20 units away from a player's current camera location.

When a turkey is killed, any turkey within 10 range will target the player. Each turkey provides 2 supply. A turkey is shown below.

Turkey

Turkeys deal 8 damage every 1.5 seconds and have 10 HP and 0 armor.

On Oblivion Express

This mutator occurred on a weekly mutation which was played on Oblivion Express called "Fowl Play". When trains are destroyed, they normally spawn 5 regular turkeys per carriage (either 7 or 13 carriages per train). However, specific train waves would spawn infested turkeys. The details are shown below:

Train Wave Infested Turkeys Per Carriage Total Spawned
3 3 39
5 4 52

Infested Turkeys do not generate supply when killed. An infested turkey is shown below:

Infested Turkey

Infested Turkeys deal 0 damage (70 vs structures) every 2 seconds and have 150 HP and 1 armor.

When the 6th train wave is destroyed, the Turking will spawn. The Turking is shown below:

Turking

The Turking deal 250 damage (500 vs structures) every 2 seconds and has 6000 HP and 3 armor. It has an ability "Terrifying Gobble" with a 30-second cooldown that fear all player units within 11 range.

No
Twister Twister Tornadoes move across the map, damaging and knocking back player units in their path.

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Detailed Mutator Information

The total number of Twisters on the map is based on the map size. It is the (width + height)/19. Each Twister does 25 damage and knocks all units back.

Twisters will always be at least 25 units away from the starting locations as well as at least 5 units away from mineral patches.

Twisters do not knock back any units with an "Untransportable" tag (such as the trucks on Cradle of Death). Instead, they deal their damage continuously, and can destroy the unit within seconds.

Yes
Vertigo Vertigo Your camera randomly changes positions.

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Every 20 seconds, your camera will change position.

Yes
Void Reanimators Void Reanimators Void Reanimators wander the battlefield, bringing your enemies back to life.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Void Reanimators will spawn 10 seconds after the first killed enemy unit from a random enemy building. Following Void Reanimators will spawn every 55 seconds. If you destroy all enemy buildings on the map, no Void Reanimators will spawn. Note that all-clearing Malwarfare and Void Launch does not stop them from spawning, because Suppression Towers and Launch Bays are indestructible enemy structures.

Void Reanimators have 200 HP and 200 Shields. They do not have an attack. There can only be a maximum of 4 Void Reanimators on the map. They only resurrect dead enemy units. Below is an image of a Void Reanimator:

Void Reanimator

Void Reanimators will try to revive the closest dead unit to them. They revive dead units at different speeds, depending on their supply cost. This is detailed below:

Supply Cost Reanimation Time (seconds)
0-1 1.5
2-5 4
6+ 8

Only a total of 500 corpses are stored. When the list fills up, the dead unit will replace a random one on the corpse list if the dead unit has a supply cost of 2 or more.

Void Reanimators can be path-blocked, preventing them from reaching their targets for resurrection. For more information, watch this video below:

On Dead of Night, Void Reanimators will not resurrect Infested units that have been burned by sunlight. They only resurrect player-killed Infested. When these Infested are resurrected, they will not die to sunlight and will have to be killed by the player.

On Miner Evacuation, Void Reanimators will not resurrect any of the Infested units.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units resurrected by Void Reanimators do not drop Biomass.
  • Dehaka: Units resurrected by Void Reanimators do not drop Essence.
  • Kerrigan: Units resurrected by Void Reanimators drop resource pickups from Assimilation Aura.
  • Mengsk: Units resurrected by Void Reanimators do not provide Royal Guard experience.
Yes
Void Rifts Void Rifts Void Rifts periodically appear in random locations and spawn enemy units until destroyed.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

Void Rifts have 500 HP with 1 armor. They spawn random enemy units as time progresses. An image of a Void Rift is shown below:

Void Rift

Before 8:00, the Void Rifts will only spawn between 30 and 80 range away from the players' starting location. After that, they can spawn anywhere on the map. There are also other limitations as to where they will spawn:

  • They cannon spawn within 10 range of a resource patch.
  • They cannot spawn within 20 range of another Void Rift.
  • There can only be a maximum of 3 enemy units within 10 range of the intended Void Rift Spawn point.

The Void Rift spawn timings and number of rifts are shown below:

Mission Time Number Spawned
2:20 2
3:50 2
5:20 2
6:50 2
8:20 4

At this point, 4 Void Rifts will spawn every 1:30.

There are two particular timings of interest for Void Rifts:

  • Trickle: This is a small trickle of a fixed number of units.
  • Spawn: Spawn waves occur much less frequently but slowly grow in power if the Void Rift is not destroyed.

Trickle

Trickle occurs every 24 seconds in Custom Mutator mode and every 12 seconds in Weekly Mutations. The trickle is randomized every time the Void Rift wants to spawn units. It also depends on which mode is being played. This is detailed below:

Variant Custom Mode Weekly Mutation
1 1 Roach 2 Zerglings
2 1 Marauder 1 Marine
3 1 Zealot 1 Zealot*

*This causes the next trickle to occur after 24 seconds instead of 12 seconds.

Spawn

The first Spawn wave occurs 30 seconds after the Void Rift has spawned. Subsequent waves will spawn in intervals of 90 seconds each. Only certain units can be spawned from the Void Rifts. These are listed below:

  1. Zergling
  2. Baneling
  3. Roach
  4. Hydralisk
  5. Marine
  6. Marauder
  7. Hellion
  8. Adept
  9. Zealot
  10. Stalker
  11. Siege Tank
  12. Immortal
  13. Ravager
  14. Mutalisk
  15. Void Ray
  16. Banshee
  17. High Templar
  18. Raven
  19. Infestor
  20. Hybrid Destroyer

The mission time has a big effect on what can spawn from the Void Rifts. Void Rift spawns are limited by a resource cost. Each spawn will only have a maximum Mineral + Vespene cost, as detailed below:

Mission Time Resource Cost
0:00-8:20 300
8:20-20:00 600
20:00+ 1050

The mission time also determines what units can spawn. Notice how the list provided earlier is numbered. Void Rifts can only spawn the following units (based on their index) depending on the mission time:

Mission Time Possible Spawns
0:00-10:00 1-10
10:00-16:40 1-16
16:40+ 1-20

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Units spawned from the Void Rifts do not drop Biomass.
  • Abathur: Use Brutalisks' Deep Tunnel ability to snipe Void Rifts as it does not require vision.
  • Artanis: Spread Observers around the map and use five Orbital Strikes to clear out a single Void Rift.
  • Dehaka: Units spawned from the Void Rifts do not drop Essence.
  • Dehaka: Try to explore the entire map, which will allow you to drop Greater Primal Wurms to handle Void Rifts.
  • Han/Horner: Three Precision Strikes can kill a Void Rift. With the Napalm upgrade, two can clear a Void Rift, given enough time.
  • Karax: Level 2 Solar Efficiency + max'ed Chrono Wave Energy Regeneration mastery will allow Karax to have enough energy to snipe all Void Rifts as they spawn.
  • Karax: Spread Observers around the map and use five Orbital Strikes to clear out each Void Rift.
  • Kerrigan: Units spawned from the Void Rifts drop resource pickups from Assimilation Aura.
  • Kerrigan: Use Kerrigan's Leap ability to get past enemy bases so you can snipe Void Rifts as they spawn.
  • Mengsk: Units spawned from the Void Rifts do not provide Royal Guard experience.
  • Nova: One Sabotage Drone can 1-shot a Void Rift with 15 points in the Primary Ability Improvement Mastery.
  • Raynor: Build extra Orbital Command Centers to allow you to scan on Void Rifts when they spawn to provide vision for you and your ally to clear them.
  • Swann: Use a Tactical Jump from a Hercules to gain vision of a Void Rift. Set it on "Hold Position", then manually target the Void Rift with the Drill to clear it.
  • Vorazun: Time Stop delays Void Rifts timings.
  • Zagara: Roach Drops do not require vision and can be used to snipe inaccessible Void Rifts.
  • Zeratul: Spread Observers around the map and use Projections to kill Void Rifts. Three projections can kill a Void Rift as soon as it spawns.
Yes
Walking Infested Walking Infested Every enemy unit that commanders destroy will spawn infested terrans. The more life a unit has, the more infested will rise from it's corpse.

Details

Detailed Mutator Information

The number of Infested Terrans that spawn is equal to the unit's supply cost. If the unit costs no supply, 1 Infested Terran is spawned. Note that Hybrids take up 8 supply.

Commander-specific Tips

  • Abathur: Infested Terrans do not drop Biomass.
  • Dehaka: Infested Terrans do not drop Essence.
  • Mengsk: Infested Terrans do not provide Royal Guard experience.
Yes
We Move Unseen We Move Unseen All enemy units are permanently cloaked.

Details

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All non-structure units are cloaked, including map objectives.

Yes