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Zerg Encroacher by Phill-Art Zerg Encroacher by Phill-Art
Here's a Zerg concept inspired from a leech design. Keep in mind these unit concepts are more for my portfolio, so don't take them too seriously. I thought a good role for this unit would be to damage enemy macro. It would be the fastest burrowing and tunneler unit of the Swarm (maybe also being able to tunnel up cliffs). With no cost of energy it would be able to suck out minerals from Nexi, Command Centers or Hatcheries, Layers, etc. and drain the enemies' mineral stockpile while you gain the same amount in return. At a cost of energy, it would also be able to shut down pylon power temporarily. Also having an energy ability to infest Terran barracks, and be able to create free infested terrans that spawn every few seconds from those barracks for a limited time. And lastly, it would be able to eat a single larva or egg at enemy Zerg bases for a cost of energy as well.
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:iconwarhammer44k:
Warhammer44k Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
*Has nightmares*
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titoniridion Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
you should work this, and other awesome ideas like this, in to a StarCraft mod, or arcade map. I would pay money for that.
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Zepher87 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
That would be awesome though I think being able to burrow up and down clifs should have been the norm regardless as there's nothing to really prevent them from doing so anyway.
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jackychanblizzerd Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
I want this guy in starcraft!
Now!!!:squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: :squee: 
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:iconwarhammer44k:
Warhammer44k Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
*Makes on Cortex model and all* DER! XD
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Alexoid112 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I would totaly use this...
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turlog Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Artist
Genius!
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Mccreeperify Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist
the steal minerals thing sound like the protoss's oracle that can syphon minerals until either the command,nexus,or hive is destory or its destroyed...still cool zerg concept :D
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
The syphon ability was part of the Viper pre-beta, then went to the Corruptor during the beta, then went to the Oracle, until they finally scrapped it lol. I thought it was a neat idea, so I used it.
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Shadowrobot2 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This seems like a really good idea

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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thanks : )
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TetradTotengott Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Yummie! Nice concept idea. And really detailed work.
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thanks!
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TetradTotengott Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Great idea, great concept! Would love to have that one in my evolution tree :3
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
^^
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AutarchFinwe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
this is such an awesome concept, it looks like an evolved defiler and it's role is perfect for harassing bases.
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BlackKnight708 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I'd make the mineral drain give you half the minerals and that amount of energy, and I'd turn the infesting barracks thing into infesting ALL (terran/protoss) production structures, plus pylons,  but it instead gives you all minerals that would go to a unit that'd be produced, so to keep its role as a harass caster like the Oracle was going to be. I think this'd give Zerg players an alternative to Muta harass and drops (which we never see.) I'd also have it gain the minerals from the eggs, AND get energy for eating larvae. I'd then make it fragile to balance the huge harass output it could have if it had lots of health. And BTW I love these ideas, man! Keep 'em coming!
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Jidjidbee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We are not enough minerals :la:
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Crash5396 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Dude, Love ur zerg concepts.
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Thanks man! : )
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XEverSouldarknessX Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Writer
i would love for this unit to be in multiplayer! i friggin love the zerg!!
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Arbiter0522 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Very interesting idea. I have a mission idea for it. The zerg can't invade a planet because both guarded by the Terran and the Protoss. But if we steal their minerals without any alerts the two ally will attack each other if you steal enough resource and in the middle of the battle the Zerg can invade the planet. :D
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I like that idea : )
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:iconarbiter0522:
Arbiter0522 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
And you will already have the resource for a grat attack :)
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thepoweroflogic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude this is horrifying! Love it! Quick someone who knows how to mod put this in a custom map!
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Badass!
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
cool idae
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You have me interested to know what this portfolio you are making is for.

I dunno how I found your account, but its extremely good and you are definitely under appreciated on DeviantArt.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Hey, well thank you. I'm aiming to be a concept artist for gaming.
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FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Well you're doing pretty damn good stuff!
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Thanks! I try : )
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RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
this one would be a lot of fun. Haha just running up staeling peoples resources like: my resources now broseph and broseidon haha
also love its infect ability and how gigantic it is
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Enmar123 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
look baws
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would build that.
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:iconackronam:
Ackronam Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artist
Why don't you make your own game... I think it would be much better than SC2
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Ha, flattering, but I wouldn't know the first thing. X )
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Ackronam Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artist
well your units are most interesting!!! that's a good start!
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you : )
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SeregPie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
the concept as a zerg unit is more then super great. but his role in the game would make him useless, imho.
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Phill-Art Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I saw the idea as a form of base harassment, I see a lot of that kind of play in GM leagues. Thanks for the comment!
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loistava Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I love it's name and abilities and it's really ugly. so cool!

ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
: D
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Rommper Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
looks nice, a bit seems like a cerebrate got a very evil evolution :D
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
: )
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Nod3rator Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd assume it has tiny amounts of health?
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Probably : )
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kendro1200 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This really is an interesting design. Feels very zergy.
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mahnemzaim Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
mother of ZERG!!!! breed it breed it Quick . for the swarm !
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SasoriFanXD Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Why donīt you work at Blizzard?
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:iconphill-art:
Phill-Art Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
They're not hiring? If they had opening I would apply to it : )
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