Campaign/Death From Above

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[e][h]Heart of the Swarm
Death From Above
Mission Information
Mission Objective
  • Destroy the Power link
  • Disable the Psi Destroyer
Available heroes:

Death From Above is the second mission of the Korhal arc.

Kerrigan returns to the space platforms so that she can continue to reinforce down to the planet's surface.

Primary Objectives[edit]

  • Destroy the Power link
  • Disable the Psi Destroyer


You start off the mission controlling Dehaka. You have Mend, so killing off all enemies before the first power link should prove to be an easy challenge. Once you take control over Kerrigan again, you should go to the right first and take out that base so you can expand there and get a lot of units out really quickly. There is a timer until the Psi Destroyer comes online again. You cannot stay without taking constant damage once that timer reaches zero. So do as much damage as you can then return to your base and split your army into two, and place half of it in your base and the other half inside the expansion to the right.

Once the timer reaches zero, you will take control over Dehaka again, he will this time get another ability which makes him able to drag units to himself and stun them for a short while. If you die and lose your units, they will come back so you don't need to play defensively with Dehaka at this moment. Once the Power Link is dead, the field will go down again. Continue with your attack on the Terran base with your army. Once again when the timer reaches zero, the field goes up again and you take control over Dehaka. This time, he can spawn two small copies of himself. It should not be to hard to continue on towards the Power Link and take it out.

Once the third Power Link falls, the field retracts and will not reappear. A short while after Dehaka will join your army. There is no real challenge left, there is a few Battlecruisers and a few Tanks at the end. But you should have been able to max up an army enough to take this out. The mission ends as soon as you destroy the Psi Destroyer.


Death From Above
Complete the “Death from Above” mission in the Heart of the Swarm campaign. 10
Complete the mission to obtain this achievement.
Terran Up the Sky
Destroy 20 enemy structures before the 2nd Psi Destroyer field activation in the “Death From Above” mission 10
As soon as you get control over Kerrigan, move down with everything you have and start destroying everything and you should get it easily. Having selected Kerrigan's zergling reconstitution helps as you can build a few lings at the start, then focus on building drones instead of having to replace your lost forces.
Brutal All Achievements
Apex Predator
Don’t let Dehaka die while destroying a Power Link in the “Death From Above” mission on Normal difficulty. 10
Play defensively and use Mend when you take some damage and you should survive each platform.
Complete the "Death from Above" mission before destroying the final power link on Hard difficulty. 10
speed run missing link Guide
You need to finish the mission before you destroy the final power link with Dehaka. In order to make this easier it is adviced to wait as long as possible before destroying the second one. You can use any unit you want, it is however good to get the expansion to the right as quickly as possible so that you can get as many units as possible.