|"Shoot the eggs before they hatch!"|
|Abilities and Upgrades|
Evolve Gorge Egg, Evolve Lerk Egg, Evolve Fade Egg, Evolve Onos Egg
Place on Infestation
|Build Time:||Instantly created every 13 seconds|
|Mature Time:||100 seconds|
Eggs are created automatically every 13 seconds on infestation near a Hive (or 6.5 seconds for 12 players), up to a maximum of 3 eggs per Hive (or 6 for 12 players). Hives under attack are prioritized over other existing Hives, otherwise players will spawn at a randomly selected Hive location. Eggs can also be created near a Hive using Team Resources; these eggs are prioritized above all eggs created by Hives. Additionally, the Alien Commander can evolve eggs into different lifeforms, allowing Kharaa players to quickly evolve without spending Personal Resources. This is done by clicking on an unclaimed egg and selecting the lifeform you would like to pre-evolve (see below).
When evolving into another lifeform, the player will temporarily become an egg until gestation is complete; selecting Evolutions will also transform the player into an egg briefly.
Each lifeform have their own spawn timer (10 seconds). This means you will spawn after your lifeform dies after 10 seconds provided eggs are available.Once the countdown has ended, dead players will be assigned to an egg and will hatch after 3 seconds. If no eggs are available, dead players will queue for the next available eggs.
|Fallen Kharaa players will respawn from Eggs as Skulks after a short delay.
|Flammable Kharaa structures will take extra damage from fire-based weapons.|
|Damage||Damage x 250%|
|Targets||Bone Wall, Clog, Contamination, Cyst, Egg, Hydra, Web|
|Requires||Cluster Grenade, Flamethrower, Welder|
|Most Kharaa structures absorb nutrients by rooting into the Infestation. If the Infestation recedes from underneath a Kharaa structure, it will take damage over time until death or the ground is infested again.|
|Damage||12 per second|
|Most Kharaa structures will mature over time, gaining extra maximum Health and Armor every second until fully matured.
|Evolves the Egg into a Gorge, Lerk, Fade, or Onos Egg, allowing a Kharaa player to Use it to become an advanced lifeform without spending Personal Resources.
|Hotkey||Z (Gorge), X (Lerk), C (Fade), V (Onos)|
|TRes||15 / 30 / 70 / 100|
|Upgrade Time||45 seconds|
|Max Amount||1 lifeform per Egg|
|Requires||Biomass level 2 (Gorge & Lerk), level 9 (Fade & Onos)|
Tips and Strategies
- It is possible to Echo eggs to another locations on infestation, this can allow faster reinforcement to the front line or surprise attacks as Kharaa lifeforms can spawn behind the enemy.
- In a large team (8 or more players), make sure you have stocked up on eggs (cost is 5 for 2 eggs). When there are a many players waiting to spawn due to a lack of eggs it is refer to as being 'egg locked'
- Be aware one strategy Marines use prior to attacking a hive is to 'egg lock' a hive so reinforcement take longer to arrive to defend the hive. Marine 'exos' can walk and crush eggs.