Overseer (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 Overseer (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
[e][h]ZergIcon.png Overseer
Overseer.png
Unit Information
Description:
Air Unit
Cost:
Minerals.gif 50 (150) Vespene-zerg.gif 50 Buildtime zerg.gif 12 (30) Supply-zerg.gif 0
Attributes:
Defence:
Icon Hitpoints.png 200 Icon Armor.png 1 (+1)
V
Energy:
50 / 200
Sight:
11
Speed:
2.62 (+2.1)
Strong against:
Weak against:

Description[edit]

The Overseer is a Zerg unit that is morphed from an Overlord. The Overseer has some abilities which the Overlord does not have: the ability to Detect invisible units, spawn Changelings and Contaminate. The Overseer is extremely useful for scouting and detecting enemy units/positions. The Overseer moves faster than the Overlord and also receives the benefit of the Pneumatized Carapace upgrade.
In return, it loses the Overlord's ability to transport units and Generate Creep.

It is a generally a good idea to include Overseers in a mid-end game army to detect any stealth units.

The Overseer was scheduled to be replaced by the Viper in Heart of the Swarm, but will finally be kept in the final version of this expansion.[1]

Abilities[edit]

Detector.gif
Range: 11
The Overseer is a Detector unit that can see cloaked, burrowed and hallucinated units.

Spells[edit]

Spawn changeling.gif
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Duration: 150 s
Hotkey: C
The Overseer can spawn a Changeling, which is a small Zerg unit. The Changeling can move freely and morph to take the shape of an enemy unit.
Contaminate.png
EnergyIcon.gif 125
Duration: 30 s
Hotkey: E
The Overseer covers an enemy structure in slime. The structure will be unable to train units or research upgrades for 30 seconds.

Upgrades[edit]

Pneumatized carapace.gif
Minerals.gif 100     Vespene-zerg.gif 100     Buildtime zerg.gif 60 Hotkey: P
Researched from: Hatchery
Increases the movement speed of Overlords to 1.88 and Overseers to 3.375.


Competitive Usage[edit]

Overseers are commonly morphed in all match-ups. They provide invaluable scouting information with their high movement speed, long sight range, and ability to drop Changelings. As the Zerg's only mobile detection, they are necessary to defend against cloaked/burrowed units from all three races. Often, if an opponent is suspected of having the ability to produce cloaked units, an Overseer is morphed preemptively upon morphing a Lair.

A common tactic to get a scout into your opponent's base is to move an Overseer to the cliff, and drop a Changeling there. The speed of the Overseer allows it to easily escape, and the Changeling will give you at least some information before it is killed. However, Changelings should be dropped strategically, so the other player will not notice the unit for the split-second that it is your color.

Contaminate can be used to deny any enemies ability to tech, raise an army, or even produce workers. A contaminated Hatchery will not spawn larvae from the periodic (Buildtime zerg.gif15) larva or Spawn Larvae.

Gallery[edit]

Overseer.gif

Quotes[edit]

Patch Changes[edit]

No patch changes in LotV so far.

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