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Burrow is a distinctive Zerg ability which all ground units can be upgraded to use. Burrowed units take cover underground becoming immobile, they cannot attack and, like cloaked units such as the Dark Templar, can only be revealed and targeted by using Detectors or special abilities. Burrowed units, like cloaked ones, can still be seen if the opponent is careful, particularly if the units are moving. Note that splash effects can damage cloaked units even if they are not revealed. This can be used e.g. to kill Lurkers by making Archons attack on a Zealot positioned at the origin of the spikes.

Lurkers consitute an exception by being able burrow without an upgrade and being able to attack (only) while burrowed. Another effect of Burrow is that Irradiate doesn't do splash damage if used on a burrowed unit (only affects the target).

Burrowed Zerglings are often used to delay expansions since buildings cannot be constructed or land on burrowed units. Burrowed Zerglings are also sometimes used for ambushes by unburrowing on top of the enemy army to close the distance faster.

Burrow research can also be very useful to protect Drones by burrowing them in case of harass, requiring the opponent to bring Detectors or use special abilities. This is less effective against Terran because of Scanner Sweep.

Most zerg units can also be upgraded to move quite slowly while burrowed.

Burrow
Burrow
Cost: Minerals 100 Gas 100
Evolution Time: 70 seconds

Enables all Zerg ground units to use the Burrow ability. Burrow allows a unit to take cover underground, rendering it unable to attack. A burrowed unit is invisible unless revealed by detectors or effects.

Researched from Hatchery, Lair or Hive.
Tunneling Claws
Tunneling Claws
Cost: Minerals 100 Gas 100
Evolution Time: 70 seconds

Allows Drones, Swarm Queens, Zerglings, Hydralisks, Defilers, and Ultraliks to move slowly while burrowed.

Researched from Hatchery, Lair or Hive.Requires Burrow and a Lair.

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