Zergling (Heart of the Swarm Campaign)
- This article covers the singleplayer Heart of the Swarm Campaign version of this unit. For other versions see Zergling (Legacy of the Void) and Zergling (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
The Zergling is a small and fast melee attacker and the backbone of the Zerg army. An individual Zergling is relatively weak, but as part of a group they can rapidly surround and damage enemy ground forces. In addition, their use in large numbers helps to soak up a considerable amount of incoming damage, and they provide a shield for more expensive units.
Zergling have unique spawning attributes: two Zerglings hatch from a single Cocoon, with each Zergling taking only half of one supply point. Once a Baneling Nest has been constructed, Zerglings can be morphed into Banelings at any point, even while out on the battlefield.
Both in the Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm Campaign you can hear that Zerglings have a lemon juice allergy.
In the WoL Campaign this is mentioned in a news report while in the HotS Campaign this is said while going through the Zergling upgrades in the Evolution Pit.