Overlord

From MyLzH StarCraft
Jump to: navigation, search
ZergIcon.pngOverlord
Overlord.png
TypeAir Unit
DescriptionProvides 8 Supply-zerg.gif, which raises the maximum number of units available. Can morph into Overseer.
CostMinerals.gif 100 Vespene-zerg.gif 0 Buildtime zerg.gif 25 Supply-zerg.gif 0
AttributesArmored, Biological
DefenseIcon Hitpoints.png 200 Icon Armor.png 0 (+1)
HotkeyV
Sight11
Speed0.586 (+1.294)
Morphs intoOverseer (Lair)

Description

The Overlord is the Zerg supply unit and is the equivalent of the Terran's Supply Depot and the Protoss Pylon. The Overlord provides the Zerg player with 8 supply and more must be built in order to create additional units.

Abilities

62px-Generate creep.png Generate Creep (G)

Duration: 15 s

When selected, the Overlord will create Zerg creep beneath it, spreading out to a 2x2 area.

61px-Overseer Icon.png Morph to Overseer (V)

Cost: Minerals.gif 50 Vespene-zerg.gif 50 Buildtime zerg.gif 17

Morphs the selected Overlord into an Overseer. Requires Lair.

Load zerg.gif Load (L)

The Overlord has a cargo space of 8. Overlords can use the Load ability only after Ventral Sacs has been researched.

Upgrades

Pneumatized carapace.gif Pneumatized Carapace (P)

Cost: Minerals.gif 100 Vespene-zerg.gif 100 Buildtime zerg.gif 60

Researched from: Hatchery Increases the movement speed of Overlords to 1.88 and Overseers to 3.375.

Ventral sacs.gif Ventral Sacs (E)

Cost: Minerals.gif 200 Vespene-zerg.gif 200 Buildtime zerg.gif 130

Researched from: Hatchery Gives Overlords the ability to transport Zerg units. Requires a Lair

General Strategy

  • Air-based supply and transport unit.
  • Provides ’unit supply’ to increase the army’s capacity as more Overlords are spawned -– the death of Overlords can result in a significant drop in the army’s supply.
  • Can transport and drop Zerg units with Ventral Sacs upgrade.
  • Can scout more effectively with the Pneumatized Carapace speed upgrade.
  • Can excrete creep in order to increase the Zerg army movement speed on the battlefield and to inhibit non-Zerg races from building structures.
  • Able to evolve into Overseer detection units.
  • Effective but slow scout unit.

Gallery

Overlord.gif

Quotes

Links