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One of the three factions in the popular Starcraft series, the Protoss utilize biological and mechanical units. They are tougher, more expensive units than other races, generally resulting in smaller armies.

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How do you beat a zerg player that roach rushes using protoss? [duplicate]

What is the easiest and fastest way? I'm definitely slower than the zerg player. I usually lose because I cheese(troll), and get discovered, but I usually don't lose. What is the best build order to ...
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PvZ: how can Protoss keep up with the Zerg production?

I'm a mid-platinum Protoss player, I recently played a few games vs Zerg... some won.. but some... well, Zerg just overwhelms... For instance: http://ggtracker.com/matches/5153632 Yet at the 9th ...
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Is Pylon Expand a sustainable build?

I don't see it mentioned here. I think I saw some pros do it once or twice. The idea is to do pylon then immediately expand before Gateway, utilizing the Mothership Core to defend against early ...
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Starcraft 2 Protoss: Can't Use My Resources Effectively

So I have this macro trouble of mine.I am currently a gold league Protoss player and playing WoL at the moment. The problem is, I end up having over 1k minerals and can't properly waste them all! Last ...
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Good practice for protoss player against MMM in PvT

Currently, I'm bronze player in US league, I always have a problem in the battle situation with my army against MMM pattern. My composite army always contain zealot/stalker/sentry(not ...
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ZvP: Gateway aggro -> Phoenix -> Robo deathball: What went wrong?

I'm a platinum zerg having trouble dealing with protoss lategame. Previously I always did Stephano's 12:00 roach max, which worked most of the time, but now I want to learn to play standard. So now ...
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What's the maximum number of Gateways you can power off 1 Pylon?

Rotterdam was mentioning on the WCS NA stream that he could power 14 gates off 1 pylon, but that 15 "might" be possible. Alas, I have no SC2 so I cannot see if he is right or wrong.
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How to force field properly? In particular in PvZ?

I don't have enough practice as Protoss, and playing often had situations when opponent retreats... and I can't catch him. That happens: vs zergs: lings just go back terran: marines/marauders kite ...
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PvZ: how to play vs early roaches?

The last dozen of my PvZ I try to push early with 2-4-6 zealots. Sometimes opponent has not much defense and I can kill queen, few drones and the most important - force him to build more lings. It ...
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VoidRays vs Stalkers: die or try to retreat?

In my PvP engagement when I have stalkers+VR vs opponents Stalkers, I often have situation when opponents stalkers are focusing my VRs. My intuitive wish is to pull VRs back, but quite often opponent ...
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How do I deal with a protoss army containing high templars as a zerg?

Well, I play team games mostly but besides team battles, I have been in a few battles which was just the protoss and me, the zerg. And, I struggled a lot. Whatever composition I have in the army ...
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Does guardian shield affect brood lord attacks?

Pretty self explanatory. As I understand, the broodlings from a broodlord have two different attacks: the first attack is an air attack (using air upgrades), and subsequent attacks are melee ground ...
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What happens when you lose vision of a unit lifted by a phoenix?

Imagine in a PvP your phoenix lifts an enemy DT. Your observer moves away though and the DT becomes cloaked while lifted. Does it remain lifted? Can it be attacked? What happens to it?
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How do I break walls as Protoss?

I often play 2v2 or 3v3 as Protoss and I often rely on my teammates to break walls. A lot of 2v2/3v3 have common base and entry for each team, which is typically walled. In early game, as Protoss, I ...
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What can SCVs Repair?

What units and structures in Starcraft can be repaired? Can allied units from other races be repaired?
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PvT - How and When to Get High Templar

OK, I am currently rank 2 or 3 in my Silver league, and am starting to face more and more Gold leaguers. I play Protoss, I consider my macro good (certainly room for imporvement, but my macro is ...
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How should Protoss respond to a Zerg expanding a lot?

About an hour ago, I had a game against a Zerg player. We were both in high silver. When I play against a Zerg, I go FFE almost every single time, and it tends to work out pretty good. The downside to ...
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Are shield upgrades more effective then armor upgrades?

I have been told that when playing as Protoss, I should upgrade attack and armor from my two forges. But wouldn't shield upgrades prove more effective as they regenerate while armor doesn't unless ...
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What is so good about Protoss Motherships?

I don't really understand what is so good about Protoss Motherships. They call them the "ultimate Protoss unit", but when I built one, it wasn't very good. I understand that they can teleport units, ...
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Do units attack hallucinated units even with a detector?

If you have a detector in battle I know you can distinguish between hallucinated units and the real ones. But will your units ignore the hallucinated units and only focus on the real ones?
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What happens if you force field but there's no more room?

Suppose you have an area completely walled off with structures and filled with units, such that no more units can enter. Then, you drop a force field on it. What happens?
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How do I combat mass Void Rays as Protoss?

I play PvP games with a friend of mine. Neither of us is very good, but he usually wins because he has played more than me. Thing is though that he rarely does anything other than build a bunch of ...
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ZvP How to Defeat FFE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to counter Protoss' fast expand as zerg? Lately I have had trouble while playing Zerg defeating a Forge Fast Expander. The trouble is that I can't break his ...
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Which Zerg units beat that ball?

Which Zerg units would be good to counter that Protoss group?
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How do you decide what to get first, Forge or Twilight Council?

Once you have a decently size ground force (~ 6 troopers?), you want to start upgrading them, right? Now ... if you're seeing some concrete threat like Mutas or Tanks, then you'll want a specific ...
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Can the Protoss Mothership Mass Recall Allies' units?

If so, there's a wicked opportunity in 4v4 to mothership rush to an enemies base and recall 400 units into his base!!!
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What are Protoss counter options to Mass Marauder?

What is the best counter to mass marauder while using a standard build order? I have tried charge zealots but the just get kited to death. High Templar with storm do not do enough damage. Colossus are ...
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What is an effective counter to late-game Protoss balls in TvP?

I'm a Diamond Terran frequently matched up against Masters level players. If a TvP ends before 15 minutes, I'm usually the one winning it, but in lategame I rarely do as well. I usually focus on ...
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In Starcraft 2 about how many Terran marines can a Protoss zealot take on?

all of this is assuming that neither of the units has been upgraded and neither is being healed. Also assuming that all of the marines attack at once and it is a fight to the death.
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Starcarft II Relapse, Protoss Tactics

I was able to get away from Starcraft II for a while (6 months or so). Now that I relapsed I see that there were many updates. Some of these changed unit properties etc. I was wondering if anything ...
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How to counter Protoss' fast expand as zerg?

So this is the situation: I scout around 9, I find his base quite far from mine. The protoss also immediatly puts a wall in front of his natural (+cannons), making it impossible to end the game ...
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What zerg units counter Archons after patch 1.3.3

The title says it all. Vs zerg opponents, protoss will grab Templar tech as a little stepping stone, and just 2 base mass archon/zealot. I've only run across it a few times, and in 2v2, but each ...
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How do I counter a turtling Terran?

I'm playing Protoss but i always have the same problem when facing a Terran: As I get my death-ball, expand and do all the usual things, the Terran just turtles non stop. He gets about 12 siege-tanks ...
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Playing Protoss vs Zerg should I target the hatchery or the drones?

As protoss, in a 'normal' - with no early rushes- I like to go 3 gate Robo and push out, with an immortal or two (if I see Roaches), or just gateway units otherwise. This normally works well and I ...
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How does energy get generated as Protoss in Starcraft 2?

I often run out of energy when using Psionic storms and I then proceed to get decimated. Does it just come back on its own? Can anything hasten the process of how fast energy is accumulated?
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Do attacks by hallucinations trigger an “our forces are under attack” message?

Basically, I want to know if I can effectively fake some harassment with a force made entirely of hallucinations. For example, I could fake harassment of one base to draw forces away from the base I ...
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Make a phoenix not attack when I move it to scout in starcraft 2?

When I play PvZ, I often make hallucinated Phoenixes to scout. They have the ability to move and shoot which is great, but in this case I don't want them to shoot Overlords because it gives away they ...
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Why are shields always the last upgrade researched by the pros?

I've been watching a lot of pro replays ever since the SC2 beta came out, and I've noticed that almost always, when Protoss research upgrades, the shields are the last research chosen. Why is that? ...
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NO ARMY expansion: is this new strategy? Is it viable?

Last time I began to play often to plat/diamond/master players... Not too often, but still I saw a lot (especially on 4 players maps, in both ladder and custom games) that Protoss players do VERY ...
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How should a Bronze Protoss defend probes mid game?

I'm Bronze Protoss and I have an issue with losing lots of workers to harasses - either pure air or drops, usually not long after 1st expansion. Being Bronze I only have one strategy - cannons on the ...
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Is there such a thing as too many probes?

I've been watching a lot of Day[9] videos to get better at SC2. My main race is Protoss and Day[9] loves the phrase "pylons and probes", meaning you should always be building pylons so you aren't ...
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How come 4 Warp Gate Rush does not dominate professional play?

This might be a dumb question; I actually don't own SC2, so what experience I have is playing friends' accounts. But my friend has been playing on Diamond + Platinum, and so far he seems to be ...
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How to deal with early stalker rush as Zerg

Often against Protoss they start with zealots, but I usually block my ramp with 3 roaches in time so they pose little threat. But shortly afterwards they mass stalkers and send in ~12 stalkers as I am ...
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What's a good Protoss unit mix / strategy to bust a large Photon Cannon base defense?

I was in a FFA with 2 other Protoss and a Terran... towards the end there were a ton of static Photon Cannons guarding bases. I was thinking Immortals with a few Sentries for Guardian Shield would be ...
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How do you protect against Zerg and marine rush as Protoss?

How do you protect against zerg and marine rush or large groups as protoss? My zealots and stalkers just get trounced. They are upgraded but still, mass marines just destroy me. What can I do as ...
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Is micromanagement of early units “required” by Protoss?

I'm not very good with my micro, and frankly, I'm not sure if the responsiveness of my machine will support good micro play (it's a very baseline machine with settings already turned down to minimum). ...
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How do pro Zerg players generally prepare for a 4 gate they know is coming?

I am a master's league player attempting to learn Zerg. My overall macro is very strong, but I have the sense I am over-droning which leads to my defeat against a strong 4 gate (high ...
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What are all the powers of the Protoss Mothership?

Could I get a full list of all of the Mothership's powers, and what its advantages are in StarCraft II?
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How do I win against a Zerg on many bases as Protoss?

I started thinking after seeing this question, that most strategies involve aggression and better macro (true for any combination I suppose), but how do you come back if you are behind? What if it ...
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Build orders: What is the timeline & how much can each base support?

This is probably more relevant for Protoss and Terran players, and a similar Zerg question can be found here. Obviously each build order is different, but you never see build orders which take you ...