Lair (Legacy of the Void)

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This article is for the Legacy of the Void multiplayer version. For the previous expansions' multiplayer version, see Lair (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h]ZergIcon.png Lair
Building Information
Minerals.gif 150 (450) Vespene-zerg.gif 100 Buildtime zerg.gif 57 (128)
Morphs into:
Upgrades availiable:


The Lair is a Zerg building that is the direct upgrade from a Hatchery.

The Lair has 2,000 health compared to a Hatchery's 1,500. The Lair's vision range (11) is far enough to see to the edge of its own creep, whereas a Hatchery's vision (10) can't quite see to the edge, allowing enemy Spine Crawlers to be placed in that narrow blind spot. The Lair unlocks many useful tech buildings and upgrades and is a key building in the Zerg Tech Tree.

Upon the building completion of a Lair, the Zerg player will have unlocked the Hydralisk Den, Infestation Pit, Spire, and the Nydus Network.

Lair automatically unlocks the Generate Creep and the Morph to Overseer abilities, usable by Overlords. It also unlocks unit upgrades level 2 at Evolution Chamber and Spire.

Once an Infestation Pit is complete, a Lair can be further upgraded to a Hive.


Minerals.gif 100     Vespene-zerg.gif 100     Buildtime zerg.gif 71 Hotkey: B
Researched from: Hatchery
Enables all Zerg ground units to use the Burrow ability. Burrow allows a unit to take cover underground, rendering it unable to attack. A burrowed unit is invisible unless revealed by detectors or effects.
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Minerals.gif 100     Vespene-zerg.gif 100     Buildtime zerg.gif 43 Hotkey: P
Researched from: Hatchery
Increases the movement speed of Overlords to 2.63 and Overseers to 4.72.

With Legacy of the Void, the Ventral Sacs upgrade has been moved to individual Overlords.

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