Sarah Kerrigan

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This is a custom unit from the Campaign. It does not exist in Standard play.

[e][h]ZergIcon.png Sarah Kerrigan
Kerrigan Ghost.jpg
Unit Information
Description:
Stats at Level 1
Cost:
Minerals.gif 0
Attributes:
Attack 1:
Targets: Ground
Damage: 20
DPS: 20
Cooldown: 1
Range: 6
Defence:
Icon Hitpoints.png 300 Icon Armor.png 0
Energy:
200
Sight:
10
Speed:
2.25
[e][h]ZergIcon.png Sarah Kerrigan
Kerrigan Primal.jpg
Unit Information
Description:
Stats at Level 70
Cost:
Minerals.gif 0
Attributes:
Attack 1:
Targets: Ground
Damage: 50
DPS: 33.3
Cooldown: 1.5
Range: 6
Defence:
Icon Hitpoints.png 800 Icon Armor.png 3
Energy:
110
Sight:
10
Speed:
2.25

Description[edit]

Sarah Kerrigan is the main character in the Heart of the Swarm campaign. She is available in most missions and her abilities are simply devastating when used correctly, even on brutal difficulty. These abilities are unlocked as missions and bonus objectives are completed and they will turn the tide of almost any battle at almost any time.


Kerrigan Levels[edit]

The stats given are for Kerrigan at levels 1 and 70 since these are almost the only two places where she can be defined.

On top of the changes to health, damage, energy and armor that may come with each level, Kerrigan can be further customized any number of ways. Kerrigan's attack and movement speed, range, health and damage can change on or off Creep, on or off Malignant Creep, with or without Leaping Strike, under the influence of Fury etc. As a Ghost she starts with a rifle, but after Rendezvous she changes to an Energy Blast attack. As a human Kerrigan has 200 energy, but she is reborn as a Primal Zerg with 100.

When choosing which planet to visit next pay attention to the rewards listed on the Campaign Page, especially when going to Zerus. Kerrigan alone will be the difference between success and failure on Zerus and every level will count.


Abilities[edit]

Whether facing Battlecruisers, Hybrids, entrenched Terran positions or even the Odin itself, Kerrigan's abilities can be thought of as a collection of "I wish they were dead" buttons. And if you press those buttons, they will be.

There are three stages to Kerrigan's journey and the abilities you have access to. Initially, the human Kerrigan can choose between two abilities at each tier. During the Supreme mission Kerrigan is reset to a primal Zerg with three abilities. After completing Supreme, Kerrigan has three choices at each tier.

The tiers offer a scale of sorts, but the "lowly" Kinetic Blast and Crushing Grip will remain staples throughout your campaign. Spawn Banelings will inherit any unit upgrades so it's recommended to choose the Splitter Strain and Corrosive Acid mutation. Kinetic Blast and Spawn Banelings then create a 1-2 punch dealing 900 damage, more with upgraded melee attacks.

Kerrigan also has economic abilities; Automated Extractors and Vespene Efficiency will be familiar to players of the Wings of Liberty campaign.

Tier 1[edit]

Kinetic Blast
Kinetic Blast.png
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Damage: 300
Hotkey: Q
Kerrigan deals 300 damage to target unit or structure from long range.
Heroic Fortitude
Heroic Fortitude.png
Kerrigan gains +200 maximum life. Life-regeneration rate increased by 100%.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Leaping Strike
Leaping Strike.png
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Damage: 150
Hotkey: Q
Kerrigan leaps to her target and deals 150 damage. Can be used without a target to travel quickly. Kerrigan also passively gains +10 damage and has her attack range reduced by 3.

Tier 2[edit]

Crushing Grip
Crushing Grip.png
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Damage: 30
Hotkey: W
Enemies in target area are stunned for three seconds and take 30 damage over time. Does not stun heroic units.
Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction.png
Kerrigan's attacks deal normal damage to her target then jump to additional nearby enemies. Deals 10 damage to up to four secondary targets.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Psionic Shift
Psionic Shift.png
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Damage: 50
Hotkey: W
Kerrigan dashes through enemies dealing 50 damage to all enemies in her path.

Level 10[edit]

Zergling Reconstitution
Zergling Reconstitution.png
Killed Zerglings respawn from your primary Hatchery at no cost. Respawns up to 10 Zerglings every 30 seconds until all Zerglings have returned to life.
Improved Overlords
Improved Overlords.png
Overlords morph instantly and provide 50% more supply.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Automated Extractors
Automated Extractors.png
Extractors automatically extract vespene gas without the need for Drones.

Level 20[edit]

Wild Mutation
Wild Mutation.png
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Hotkey: E
Friendly Zerg units in the target area gain +200 maximum life and 100% increased attack speed for 10 seconds. Does not affect heroic units.
Spawn Banelings
Spawn Banelings.png
EnergyIcon.gif 50
Hotkey: E
Kerrigan spawns six Banelings with timed life.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Mend
Mend.png
EnergyIcon.gif 30
Hotkey: E
Heals Kerrigan for 150 life and friendly biological units nearby for 50 life. An additional 50% of the amount healed regenerates over 15 seconds.

Level 35[edit]

Twin Drones
Twin Drones.png
Drones morph in groups of two at no additional cost and require less supply.
Malignant Creep
Malignant Creep.png
Zerg units and structures gain increased life regeneration and 30% increased attack speed while on creep. Creep Tumors also spread creep faster and farther.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Vespene Efficiency
Vespene Efficiency.png
Vespene gas harvesting efficiency increased by 25%.

Level 50[edit]

Infest Broodlings
Infest Broodlings.png
Enemies damaged by Kerrigan become infested and will spawn two Broodlings with timed life if killed quickly.
Fury.png
Each attack temporarily increases Kerrigan's attack speed by 15%. Can stack up to 75% increased attack speed.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Ability Efficiency
Ability Efficiency.png
Kerrigan's spells and abilities have their cooldown and energy cost reduced by 20%

Level 60[edit]

Apocalypse.png
EnergyIcon.gif 100
Damage: 300
Hotkey: D
Deals 300 damage to enemy units and 700 damage to enemy structures in a large area.
Spawn Leviathan
Spawn Leviathan.png
EnergyIcon.gif 100
Hotkey: D
Summons a mighty flying Leviathan with timed life. Deals massive damage and has energy-based abilities. Can attack ground and air units.

Supreme Unlocks[edit]

Drop-Pods
Drop-Pods.png
EnergyIcon.gif 100
Hotkey: D
Delivers Primal Zerg with timed life to the battlefield. Drop-Pods contain 40 Zerglings, 5 Roaches, 5 Hydralisks.

Quotes[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Go to the Kerrigan Achievements article for further information.

  • Smoking Corpses (10 points) - Kill 50 enemy units or structures with Kinetic Blast. (Guide)
  • Leaping Death (10 points) - Deal 15,000 damage with Leaping Strike. (Guide)
  • Get a Grip (10 points) - Target and hit 150 enemy units with Crushing Grip. (Guide)
  • Unchained (10 points) - Deal 5,000 damage with Chain Reaction.
  • Shifted Priorities (10 points) - Deal 5,000 damage with Psionic Shift.
  • Endless Swarm (10 points) - Reconstitute 500 Zergling Reconstitutions.
  • Where the Wild Things Are (10 points) - Target and hit 100 friendly units with Wild Mutation.
  • So Many Banelings! (10 points) - Kill 100 enemy units or structures with Spawn Banelings.
  • Worker Rush (10 points) - Morph 36 set of Drones with the Twin Drones ability active.
  • Surprise! (10 points) - Kill 100 enemy units with the Infest Broodlings ability active.
  • To The Limit (10 points) - Maintain Kerrigan's Fury for 60 seconds with fury. (Guide)
  • Spammer (10 points) - Use 4 abilities within 10 seconds with Ability Efficiency. (Guide)
  • Air Drop (10 points) - Use Drop-Pods 3 times in a single mission.
  • Release The Kraken (10 points) - Use a Leviathan to kill 25 enemy units or structures in a single mission.
  • Apocalypse Now (10 points) - Use Apocalypse to kill 50 enemy units or structures in a single mission.
  • Kerrigan Domination (20 points) - Complete all the Kerrigan achievements.