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Is it possible for phoenixes that have detection to be able to pick up burrowed swarm hosts to kill/neutralize them?

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Well, phoenixes can pick up borrowed units, so I guess swarm hosts don't count as different

See here: wiki entry for phoenixes

... Burrowed zerg units will be unburrowed by the ability, and will reburrow when they fall back to the ground...

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+1 for source!! – Nick122 Mar 19 '13 at 18:04

Yes, it is possible.

They tested this is the following youtube video: SC2 Mythbusters Episode 1

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Perfect video to show this! – Nick122 Mar 19 '13 at 18:04

I have seen it happen in casts in the beta. I am not sure if that ability has been patched out or is still relative, but my guess would be that it is still possible.

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