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[e][h]Heart of the Swarm
Mission Information
Mission Objective
  • Kerrigan Must Survive
  • Rescue Jim
  • Protect Kerrigan


  • Find Secret Docomunts
Available heroes:

Conviction is the second and last mission of the Space arc.

Kerrigan tries to save Jim.

Primary Objectives[edit]

  • Kerrigan Must Survive
  • Rescue Jim
  • Protect Kerrigan


You will get a lot of reinforcement in this mission. Halfway through, Kerrigan will stand still and focus on a destroying a door. Four doors will open one at a time, in this order, south, north, east and last west. Directly after this, Matt will talk to you and initiate the optional mission. Go to the left and pick up the disc. When you continue forward you can spawn four virophages that spawns infested terrans. Attack together with them to take down the rather large Terran force. In the next room, a Thor tries to destroy a coupling. Kill him off last as the other forces will attack you.

For the second part of the mission, you have a timer to complete the main objective. There are no tricky fights in this part. Move on at a steady pace and you should be able to do this. After the second door there will be an ambush a bit further down, with reapers jumping down on you. Right after that you can go to the right and collect the last secret document. In the last room you will actually get reinforcement on top of the enemy. The mission ends once every enemy in the last room is dead.


  • Find Secret Documents
Detour away from the path to pick up these data discs
The first one is to the left when Matt asks you to do this mission. The second one is right before the last door you can destroy, there is an open path on the right side where you go in then up a ramp.


Complete the "Conviction" mission in the Heart of the Swarm campaign 10
Complete the mission to obtain this achievement.
Staying Alive
Prevent Kerrigan’s life from dropping below 50% in the "Conviction" mission 10
Take it slow and if you have problems with this one, pick Mend as ability so that you can heal yourself.
Saturday Night Fever
Reach the Prison Deck with Kerrigan in less than 8 minutes in the “Conviction” mission on Normal difficulty. 10
This should not prove to be all that difficult if you choose the movement skills for Kerrigan.
Fast Break
Complete the "Conviction" mission in less than 10 minutes on Hard difficulty 10
Guide, Brutal All Achievements
To make this easier, take the movement skills for Kerrigan so that you can rush forward. Obviously skip side missions.

Easter Eggs[edit]

In this mission you can find three prisoners with the names "Gerdes, I.", "Adams, D." and "Sones, J.". This is a reference to the game World of Warcraft from Blizzard Entertainment.