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Zerg Bane Creeper by Phill-Art Zerg Bane Creeper by Phill-Art
Edit: Aww, they changed the Widow Mine again.

Edit: I love the new Widow Mine for HotS! [link] Definitely reminds me of my idea of how the Bane Creeper attacks.

My Infested Planetary Fortress [link]

My Protoss concept [link]

Protoss Campaign concepts [link]

So I always liked the idea of the Seeker Missile from the Raven, sadly we don't see it utilized often. So I thought of similar mechanic with this unit, the Bane Creeper. It would use a close range ability that's energy based, that would inject bane acid into any enemy light, ground unit. There would then be a very short moment before the enemy unit (still able to move freely) would explode damaging or killing near by units. It would cause entertaining micro forcing the enemy to scramble to get rid of the infected unit before their surrounding units suffer. It would mostly be a early to mid game unit, most likely with little hp. Of course, the biggest question is why get this unit rather than a whole bunch of banelings? For one, it would be armored so Hellians wouldn't be so annoying to deal with early game. Verse Protoss, it could help reduce heavy Sentry and Zealot armies being able to out range one force field. Mainly, I would like to see this kind of micro early game and help macro Zergs against early aggression.

Tell me what you think : )
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:iconhundrenus:
HunDrenus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great concept! I really like the new Zerg look. "Lovely" creatures! :D
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Thanks man!
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:iconjordanbrandon8:
jordanbrandon8 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Give me this thing now. :D
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:iconjackychanblizzerd:
jackychanblizzerd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
can you draw one for larker??
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:icona-miner-problem:
A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks like a neat evolution of Defiler.
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:iconblackknight708:
BlackKnight708 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I'd make it morph from the Queen/Viper and require an Infestation Pit and Baneling Nest. If it'd morph from the Viper, it'd keep Abduct, and if it morphed from the Queen, it'd gain an acid spine attack.
Also, what if that's its melee attack and its ranged is for the tail's tip to open up and shoot acid?
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This guy would replace the Baneling right?
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
That's a good question!

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:iconwheat-os:
Wheat-Os Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Marine: F*CK THIS SH*T!!!
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:iconindustrialcolour:
IndustrialColour Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could imagine it walks in a very creepy skittering movement, for a idle or a "on-guard" animation it could use its back legs to strafe around the target or scuttle like how a scorpion does. Great concept, I was rather disappointed in the zerg campaign unit selection. I wish it was alot more diverse, also explored the concept of Infested terran units even further. I could imagine them acting similarly to Warcraft 3 Ancients but when they are "rooted" in their building form they would look like Infested Terran structures but when they "uproot" and walk they would look more monstrous like your wonderful Infested Planetary Fortress concept ;)
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
They could have done a lot of things, it's true, but I'm happy how the single player came out. Thanks for your comment : )
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:iconzergpredator:
ZergPredator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Marines and Zealots beware. Something is here to eat their faces :D
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:icontomfoulksie:
Tomfoulksie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome, mate
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think the concept is pretty good and would work well in games, definitely would protect against over whelming light unit attacks! (aka, ling rushes, marine/medevac/zealot swarms)
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:iconsquash-addict:
Squash-addict Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Creepy blend (no pun intended), but really cool, and something i'd like to see in-game some day (please blizz... please!)
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
X )
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:iconthelordshiranui:
TheLordshiranui Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
But still nice work :)
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:iconthelordshiranui:
TheLordshiranui Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I is not a fan of the widow mine, i liked the radiator or whatever the hell it was called.
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Oh yea, the Shredder. That was an awkward unit... : P
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:iconthelordshiranui:
TheLordshiranui Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Awkward, but useful against zerg six pools and zerg rushes, but i think the widow mine could help too
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:iconcorruptedhelios:
corruptedhelios Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
o.O that creeper looks so cool. Reminds me of the Metroid Queen^^. In my opinion its a bit too green. But well the portrait makes it look ridicoulous awesome*_*
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Thanks for the comment : D
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:iconhallowgazer:
HallowGazer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the concept and how the overall design fits with the Zerg.

Gameplay-wise, I see a bit of a problem that you describe him as a close-range-combat-unit with low HP. With his ability, he's obviously most effective against groups like marines, zealots or sentries - however, exactly those groups would likely be able to focusfire and kill him real easy, unless the Creeper can move very quickly or use his ability from afar.

Still, love the idea :lol:
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Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about the ability to infect a target with the said bane acid until the unit is killed? Like the old Queen's Parasite ability, it would last until the unit is killed or Restored by the Terran Medic? That way, not only does the opponent have to constantly micro his troops but also keep an eye out for units that have been infected already.
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Interesting : )
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ShazWow Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
it would add an element to the game, but it would be impossible to stop if it. like infestors could move while burrowed.
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:iconzuion:
Zuion Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Why blizzard didn't hire you? HOLY SMOKES These are frawking amaaaaaaaaazzzzinggg!!
(I Shall copy and paste this into all other concepts i like)
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:iconastrofox624:
AstroFox624 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Shoot it shoot it shoot it!!
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:icongornam:
Gornam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wants it...
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
I got another Zerg unit I'm hopefully going to post soon.
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:icononikage108:
Onikage108 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
It should be in the Campaign in Heart of the Swarm.
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Agreed : )
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:iconshadowfan216:
shadowfan216 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
sneaky :icontrollfaceplz: u mad marines?
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Lol
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Thunderroar55 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
It would be best if this unit had a lair tech upgrade to allow it to burrow-move and increase casting range and a hive tech upgrade to allow it to cast "bio-bomb" from underground. That would keep it useful. And entertaining. Imagine a brofestor bane creep hit squad. Run in, set up the bomb, fungal the targets, run.
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Thunderroar55 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Only potential abuses of this I could see are:

Use it on a zergling and have a hyper-speed baneling.

Use it on an infested terran egg right as it lands and have a long range middle-of-the-army bomb. Sorta like a zerg siege tank. Maybe that wouldn't actually be so OP...
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alienfetusinc Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
this style is really cool. by chance could i get just get some info on how you begin to do a photoshop style painting like this? do you start with a pen sketch scan it and move from there or start out all digital. thanks =]]] i like this unit idea alot specially against those damn marauder marine balls.
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I start off with a sketch on one layer, then paint over it, so all digital : )
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:iconalienfetusinc:
alienfetusinc Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
black and white sketch then move into color paint???? =]]]
thank you
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Yes, exactly : ) And what I like to do is lower the opacity on my sketch layer, so I can color underneath it better.
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Very cool character concept, and awesome design!
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Thank you! : D
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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:icondarethus:
Darethus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
I. WOULD. SO. LOVE. TO. HAVE. THAT. UNIT IN. THE. GAME!!!
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:iconkingovrats:
KingOvRats Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
Nice.. Looks a bit like defiler on steroids;)
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
^^
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Getaro Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very nice idea, gotta give you that!
But for zerg I miss something that can be used, a spell, for defense, something that can be used as interestingly as the Protoss' Force Field.
Or a unit, for Zerg still, that is an early to mid game Unit that can get over cliffs, might even get up cliffs, like an upgrade for zerglings or for hydralisks (so that hydralisks become more usefull too...)
Because Stalkers blink cliffs up and down like nothing and Terran have their Reapers...
Well well~
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Most of the things you mentioned are gonna happen in HotS for Zerg : )
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:icongetaro:
Getaro Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They will??
I don't want to drown in spoilers, that's the reasons why I don't read anything about it...
But...
They will?? :0
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Mhm : ) I will say that not all of it will be in multiplayer.
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