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"Consume, infest, destroy. Some of us know how to party."

- Zagara(src)

Zagara appears in Heroes of the Storm.

Background Edit

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 the field of battle. Encounter her brood on the field of battle and beware: mess with her children, and you'll answer to mama.[1]

Abilities Edit

Baneling Barrage (Q)
Mana: 10
Cooldown: 3 seconds

Launch 1 Baneling that deals 91 (+4% per level) splash damage.

Hunter Killer (W)
Mana: 60
Cooldown: 14 seconds

Summon a Hydralisk to attack a single target, dealing 68 (+4% per level) damage per second. Lasts 8 seconds.

Infested Drop (E)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 12 seconds

Bombard target area with a Zerg Drop Pod for 155 (+3% per level) damage.

The pod spawns 2 Roachlings that deal 29.87 (+3% per level) damage per second and last for 8 seconds.

Traits Edit

Creep Tumor (D) [Trait]
Cooldown: 20 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.

Heroic Abilities Edit

Devouring Maw (R)
Mana: 100
Cooldown: 100 seconds

Summon a Devouring Maw that deals 99 (+24 per level) damage and devours enemies for 4 seconds. Devoured enemies cannot fight and take 40 (+2 per level) damage per second.

Usable on Unstoppable enemies.

Nydus Network (R)
Mana: 50
Cooldown: 60 seconds

Passive: Creep spreads 25% farther.

Passive: While on Creep, each Basic Attack reduces all of Zagara's cooldowns by 1 second.

Summon a Nydus Worm on Creep anywhere that Zagara has vision of. 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.

Talents Edit

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Level1 Volatile Acid Corpse Feeders Infest
Level4 Envenomed Spines Medusa Blades Serrated Spines
Level7 Baneling Massacre Viscous Acid Bile Drop
Level10 Devouring Maw Nydus Network
Level13 Hydralisk Transfusion Protective Coating Spell Shield
Level16 Brood Expansion Corrosive Saliva Mutalisk
Level20 Tyrant Maw Endless Creep Fury of the Storm

Skins Edit

Broodmother of the Swarm
Desert Queen
Hero level 10, 10,000 gold

Battleground Tips Edit

Zagara has map-wide components to her design. She can drop creep tumors to spread creep, which helps speed up her movement speed, as well as the speed of her summons. She can also use nydus worms to hop back and forth around the map, giving her plenty of opportunity to creep up and siege multiple lanes at once.[2]

She can be customized to take on a tank-esque role, but this is not an effective build.[3]

Quotes and Facts Edit

See also: Zagara quotations

  • Zagara is a zerg broodmother, and the last defender of Char.
  • She is loyal to the Swarm and works towards what is best for the zerg.
  • She is ambitious, and sees other life forms as weaker.
  • Zagara remained on Char after the Queen of Blades was defeated, and rallied many of the feral zerg.
  • Zagara held out against Warfield's forces but her brute tactics prevented victory.
  • When Kerrigan first returned to Char, Zagara resisted Kerrigan's attempt to retake the Swarm, but when Kerrigan defeated her, Zagara submitted.
  • Kerrigan found the Broodmother’s tactics brutal and straight forward. The Queen of Blades said she lacked vision, and under Kerrigan's command, Abathur made more improvements to Zagara to allow her more flexible thinking.
  • Zagara did not care for the primal zerg or Dehaka, as they were not part of the Swarm.
  • While invading Korhal, Kerrigan told Zagara that if anything happened to her, Zagara must prepare the Swarm to fight Amon. Kerrigan lived however, so Zagara still serves her.
  • The Broodmother of the Swarm believes she may take over the swarm one day, but for now she feels Kerrigan has more to teach her.
  • Zagara dislikes space, finding it cold and empty.
  • Zagara finds it cute that Murky wants to eradicate every terran, but is still creeped out by him.[4]

Development Edit

Zagara appeared in Blizzard DotA. She demonstrated the ability to move by flapping wings[5] and the ability to spawn banelings and drones.[6]

Zagara used to have an ultralisk ability instead of her devouring maw. The ultralisk ability ended up being part of Kerrigan's skill set.[7]

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References Edit

  1. 2014-05-30, Blizzard Says Heroes of the Storm Is "Much Closer to a World of Warcraft Experience". Gamespot, accessed on 2014-05-31
  2. 2014-04-11, PAX EAST: DAY 1 RECAP. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-05-22
  3. 2013-11-11, Heroes of the Storm: Sixen Interviews Dustin Browder. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
  4. 2014-06-24, ZAGARA HERO WEEK. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-08-08
  5. 2011-10-31, Blizzcon 2011: Blizzard DOTA FAQ, Photos, & Video. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2011-11-07
  6. 2014-05-21, Blizzard set out to make a StarCraft mod, and instead reinvented gaming's most popular genre. Polygon, accessed on 2014-05-22
  7. 2015-05-14, We're here for a quick Q&A on the Kael'thas patch. Reddit, accessed on 2015-05-19

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