Larva (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 Larva (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h]Zerg Larva
Unit Information
Small Ground Unit
Minerals 0
25 Armor 10


The Larva is the base unit for Zerg. It can morph into one of the following:

Despite having only 25 hit points, Larvae are extremely durable with their 10 armor preventing large amounts of damage. Apart from being automatically generated, Larvae can also be created from the Queen's Spawn Larva ability. This creates 3 Larvae after a duration of 29 seconds. Larvae cannot be directly controlled and will die if they are not on the Creep. There can be a maximum of 19 Larva on one Hatchery. Additional Larvae produced at that Hatchery instantly die.

Larvae take full damage from spells such as (but not limited to): Snipe, Psionic Storm, and Fungal Growth. A single Baneling can one shot Larvae and completely shut down production.

Spawn rates[edit]

Larvae naturally spawn from a Hatchery, Lair, or Hive at a rate of 1 Larva every 11 seconds. Once a Zerg production building reaches 3 Larvae, the natural Larva timer is suspended. Once that Zerg building falls under 3 active Larvae, the timer is resumed. All Larvae, including those introduced via Spawn Larva, count towards this cap.