The Invasion of Aiur | StarCraft: Remastered (Zerg Campaign #9)

High Orbit: Terran Dominion Border World Char

Cinematic: The Warp.

Tassadar and the Dark Templar Zeratul survived Kerrigan’s vicious attacks, but their Templar armies have been decimated.

Kerrigan, left behind to hunt down and eradicate the remaining Protoss warriors, begins to scour the burning wastelands of Char for her elusive prey.

Meanwhile, the entirety of the extended Zerg Swarm teleported through space-time and began its long awaited invasion of the hated Protoss Homeworld of Aiur.


Zerg Swarm

High Orbit over Protoss Homeworld of Aiur


Overmind: My children, the hour of our victory is at hand. For upon this world of Aiur shall we incorporate the strongest known species into our fold. Then shal we be the greatest of creation’s children. We shall be… Perfect.

Yet, before I can be made manifest upon this world, the way must be prepared. You must seize the Khaydarin Crystals. For within them lies power undreamed of by the Protoss.

Go now, my Cerebrate. Secure the crystals, and bring swift wrath to all who oppose the Swarm!


  • Bring a Drone to the Khaydarin Crystal Formation.


Zerg Scourge can be set on Patrol to automatically attack all air units that come near.


You start the mission with 4 Drones, 6 Zerglings, 2 Hydralisks, and 3 Overlords.

Buildings: Hatchery, Spawning Pool, Evolution Chamber, and 1 Sunken Colony.

750 Minerals – 750 Vespene Gas – 10/26 Units .


Send 3 Drones to harvest minerals.

Morph a new Drone at the Hatchery.

Send a Drone to mutate into a second Hatchery.

Morph a new Drone to harvest minerals.

Mutate a Drone into a third Hatchery.

Morph 5 new Drones at the Hatchery as minerals become available.

By now both new Hatcheries have been completed.

Morph 8 new Drones at the Hatcheries as minerals become available.

Click the Evolution Chamber. Evolve Missile Attacks [A] Level 1.

Mutate a Drone into an Extractor at the Vespene Geyser.

Morph 2 new Drones at the Hatcheries.

Mutate a Drone into a Hydralisk Den.

Morph 1 Overlord and 5 new Drones at the Hatcheries as minerals become available.

Click the completed Hydralisk Den. Evolve Muscular Augments (M) to increase Hydralisk movement speed.

By now the protoss sent a zealot to attack your base, and a detector.

Morph 12 new Hydralisks and an Overlord as resources become available.

When the Hydralisk Den completes evolving Muscular Augments, evolve now Grooved Spines (G).

Once you have enough Hydralisks to guard your base, and 12 Hydralisks for offensive, send those 12 Hydralisks to the east to destroy this photon cannon, and the 3 Dragoons. There is another photon cannon a few yards to the south — but be careful, as you might aggro 2 Reavers, 2 Zealots, and 2 Dragoons nearby.

Morph a new Overlord, and 9 new Hydralisks.

Click the Evolution Chamber when it completes researching, and evolve Carapace (C).

Morph 5 new Hydralisks.

Evolve a Hatchery into a Lair.

Continue moving your Hydralisks to the east in a straight line toward the top-right corner of the map. There is an empty expansion base. Build a Hatchery there. Meanwhile, make at least 6 Drones at your main base, and send them to the expansion to harvest minerals. Build an Extractor there too, and set 3 Drones to harvest.

Stay away from the center of the map. It has a large protoss base. Once you have your expansion established, and you have at least 24-36 Hydralisks, send them to attack the enemy base shown below. This will be your third expansion base.

Build a new Hatchery at this second expansion once you have cleared the protoss from there.

Morph 6 Drones at the main base, and send them to the second expansion to harvest minerals. Morph one into an Extractor, and assign 3 new Drones to harvest Vespene Gas when possible.

Mutate a Drone into a second Evolution Chamber.

Morph new Overlords and Hydralisks until you have at least 48 Hydralisks available to assault the next target.

Upgrade Missile Attacks Level 2 and Carapace Leve 2 at the Evolution Chamber.

Now send all of your Hydralisks in a straight vertical line through the center until you reach the Khaydarin Crystal Formation. Bring a Drone to the beacon.

Daggoth: The Crystal is being harvested.


  • 10 Minutes until harvesting is complete.
  • Hold off the protoss forces while the drone harvests the Khaydarin Crystals.

This is going to be rough. Templars will cast Storm (AOE), and Protoss Arbiters will freeze your units in place in a forcefield often. On top of that, there are Protoss Carriers attacking at the Khaydarin Crystal Formation quite often.

Build a Queen’s Nest. Then upgrade the Lair into a Hive.

Now your drones can mutate into Nydus Canal. This will help you transport Hydralisks back and forth quickly if needed. So you must build a Hatchery near the Khaydarin Crystal Formation to set up a Nydus Canal exit there.

Build 2 Hatcheries on each patch of minerals, and an Extractor at the Vespene Geyser. Set up Sunken Colonies and Spore Colonies as needed. All you need to do is hold off the attacks for 10 minutes.

With the Lair upgraded to a Hive, now you have access to evolve Missile Attacks and Carapace to Level 3 at the Evolution Chamber.

Continue to Rally Hydralisks to protect the Khaydarin Crystal Formation.

When the 10 minutes countdown ends, a message pops onscreen:

Harvesting Complete.

The Drone emerges from the beacon, and it holds a Khaydarin Crystal.


  • Bring Khaydarin Crystal to the Beacon.

Now you must move the Drone holding the Khaydarin Crystal through the Nydus Canal back to your main base.

Move the Drone to the beacon at your main base.

Daggoth: Cerebrate, the Khaydarin Crystals are now in our possession. Now, all shall tremble before the might of the swarm.

This mission was completed in 23:39 minutes.


  • Zerg Swarm
  • Furinax Tribe (Vanguard of Aiur)
  • Shelak Tribe (Vanguard of Aiur)
  • Sargas Tribe (Vanguard of Aiur)
Episode 1: Rebel Yell (TERRAN CAMPAIGN)
1. Boot Camp2. Wasteland3. Backwater Station4. Desperate Alliance
5. The Jacobs Installation6. Revolution7. Norad II8. The Trump Card
9. The Big Push10. New Gettysburg11. The Hammer Falls12. Cinematic: The Inauguration
Episode 2: Overmind (ZERG CAMPAIGN)
1. Among The Ruins2. Egression3. New Terran Dominion4. Agent of the Swarm
5. The Amerigo6. The Dark Templar7. The Culling8. Eye for an Eye
9. The Invasion of Aiur10. Full Circle11. Cinematic: The Invasion of Aiur
Episode 3: The Fall (PROTOSS CAMPAIGN)
1. First Strike2. Into the Flames3. Higher Ground4. The Hunt for Tassadar
5. Choosing Sides6. Into the Darkness7. Homeland8. The Trial of Tassadar
9. Shadow Hunters10. Eye of the Storm11. Cinematic: The Death of the Overmind
Episode 4: The Stand (PROTOSS CAMPAIGN)
1. Escape from Aiur2. Dunes of Shakuras3. Legacy of the Xel'Naga4. The Quest for Uraj
5. The Battle of Braxis6. Return to Char7. The Insurgent8. Countdown
9. Cinematic: Fury of the Xel'Naga
Episode 5: The Iron Fist (TERRAN CAMPAIGN)
1. First Strike2. Dylarian Shipyard3. Ruins of Tarsonis4. Assault on Korhal
5b. Emperor's Fall (Birds of War)6. Emperor's Flight7. Patriot's Blood8. To Chain the Beast
9. Cinematic: UED Victory Report
Episode 6: The Queen of Blades (ZERG CAMPAIGN)
1. Vile Disruption2. Reign of Fire3. The Kel-Morian Combine4. The Liberation of Korhal
5. True Colors6. Fury of the Swarm7. Drawing of the Web8. To Slay the Beast
9. The ReckoningX Secret Mission: Dark Origin10. Omega11. Cinematic: The Ascension

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