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

- Zagara(src)

Broodmother of the Swarm
Role Specialist
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 37
Attacks Per Second 1.25
Siege Damage 37
Health Points 750
Regen (per second) 1.51
Life Steal +0%
Bonus Ability Power +0%
Resource 500
Cooldown Reduction +0%
Movement Speed 100
Gold 7000 IconGold1
Cash (US) $8.49

Zagara appears in Heroes of the Storm.



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]


Name Key Target Cost Cooldown Description
Baneling Barrage
Q  ? 50 mana 10 seconds Zagara can fire a stream of deadly banelings that explode in a shower of acid, melting enemies and structures caught in the splash.
Hunter Killer
W  ?  ?  ? The broodmother doesn't have to always do her own dirty work. She can summon a hydralisk to the field to relentlessly attack any target of her choosing.
Infested Drop
E  ?  ?  ? With a numberless swarm of zerg at her disposal, Zagara can summon them to the battlefield in creative ways. One method is by aerial drop—a biological pod falls from the sky, crushing any enemies it hits. Roachlings pop out of the pod afterwards to continue the assault.


Name Type Description
 ? Create creep.[1]

Heroic Abilities

Name Key Target Cost Cooldown Description
Nydus Worm
R Target 50 mana 60 seconds Zagara can place a pair of nydus worms around the battlefield, which allow her to quickly travel between those two points. The ability greatly extends her mobility and presence across large maps.
Devouring Maw
R Target 100 mana 100 seconds The earth trembles briefly before a ravenous mouth emerges from underground, engulfing everything in a wide radius. The maw does tremendous damage to enemies and briefly incapacitates those caught within.


Broodmother of the Swarm
Desert Queen

Battleground Tips


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]

Facts and Quotes


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 erradicate every terran, but is still creeped out by him.[4]


HDevelop Purple

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

Related Content



  1. 1.0 1.1 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

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