Wondering if I can find a list of how many Banelings you need to wipe common structures (supply depot, Command centers, pylons, Nexus, fences on the map, etc).

I know I could find out empirically but it'd be nice to know beforehand.

Any help appreciated!


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Banelings deal 80 damage to buildings.

Supply Depots have 400 health == 5 Banelings

Command Centers have 1500 health == 19 Banelings

Pylons have 200 health and 200 shields == 5 Banelings

Nexus have 1000 health and 1000 shields == 25 Banelings

Destructible Rocks have 2000 health == 25 Banelings

All numbers are approximate, as they do not take armor into account (which may mean you require 1 more baneling to make up for mitigated damage)

  • cheers - exactly what I was looking for! :)
    – JohnIdol
    Commented Nov 3, 2010 at 13:25
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    Worth noting that its 80+5, so in the Command Center/Nexus/Hatch case, that upgrade saves you 1 Baneling.
    – tzenes
    Commented Nov 3, 2010 at 15:16
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    what is their splash radius? if you hit a supply depot with a baneling, is the splash large enough to reach a building immediately adjacent?
    – Matt
    Commented Nov 3, 2010 at 17:24
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    Range is 2.2 and they do splash on building
    – tzenes
    Commented Nov 3, 2010 at 18:08
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    @Davy keep in mind the speed at which banelings can hit... This is their advantage over the roach. For instance if you nidus into your opponents main and their army is on the way, you can often do serious damage with banelings (almost instantly) where roaches do there damage over a longer period of time (allows scv's to repair and his army to run back)... As a recap, Banelings are one of the best blitz krieg attacks available, and can be used to get you ahead, or get you further ahead. The cost of the banelings are easily made up for by the time your opponent can't mine
    – Aardvark
    Commented Nov 4, 2010 at 16:48

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