StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game published in 2010 by Activision Blizzard and is the sequel to StarCraft.

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How can I remember Starcraft 2 counters?

The military units in SC2 almost all have counters (i.e. Thor counters Siege Tank). There are a lot of military units, so it makes it hard to remember all the counters. Is there an easy way to ...
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Starcraft 2 to add more units to a group using on-screen “Control Groups” buttons?

I want to add more units to my current group, e.g. at hotkey 1, using the on-screen ControlGroups buttons. Currently we achieve this by Shift-1 via hotkey. I want to do this on-screen i.e. holding ...
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Why get Armor after Attack but before Shields? [duplicate]

Whenever I watch a professional Protoss (usually WhiteRa) in replays of HotS, they usually get Armor (ground/air armor) after getting Attack but before getting Shields. Why is that?
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Sc2 ran out of gas

I am new to sc2. Practising Macro using Terran. I have no problem for minerals but gas always ran out. This is the major problem iam facing. I even built 3 bases but still facing 'ran out of gas' ...
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How to determine which build order to use in different situations?

In Starcraft 2, there are many build orders that can be found all over the internet - but how do we know which build order is suitable while playing? For example, if I go Macro CC, I might end up ...
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How do I run backwards whilst still attacking?

In the video below, the presenter manages to turn his marines around, move them away, shoot back at the Zerglings and then continue moving: How is this accomplished? ...
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Several Screen Recording Softwares Tested, All Create Empty Black Frames

I have tested screen recording with Open Broadcaster Software and HyperCam2. Both software have produced full screen videos (HyperCam 2 had better quality, but greater file size using defaults). It ...
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How to set a specific color as my default player color in Starcraft 2?

A search on our forum, and google search on this topic get me nowhere. So how can I set my default player color? p.s. Hitting Alt-F will switch player colors into red for enemy, yellow for allies, ...
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Best Attacks Against Bunker Early Game StarCraft 2?

I attempted, as Protoss, to rush a Terran player who had blocked off their ramp with two bunkers loaded up with Marines and Marauders with SCVs repairing them. They easily destroyed my stalkers while ...
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How to make use of LotV pre-order beta?

I pre-ordered the LotV and now I want to play the beta. How do I do that? I've searched the UI but all it says is "Playing Heart of the Swarm". Great, now how do I change that to the LotV beta? It ...
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Hidden secrets in Starcraft 2?

So when I played the Terran campaign again after completing the Zerg campaign in Heart of the Swarm, I accidentally uncovered a secret maybe? The one I'm talking about is in the mission where you have ...
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How do I know how many SCV's I have created?

In Starcraft 2, how do I know how many SCV's I have created easily while playing? All I see total population on top right side of game.
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How can I learn to manage multitasking when fighting in Starcraft 2?

I've never understood how to use hotkeys (for eg: 4-barracks, 5-starport etc up to 8). How do the professionals (or even good amateurs) manage using keyboard left hand and mouse right hand? I am not a ...
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How to efficiently tell workers to return minerals before going to build something in Starcraft 2?

(Note: this question is motivated by openers that involve a decent amount of multitasking and in which we can be mineral starved, e.g., controlling reapers/hellions in 3CC-based TvZ builds, which have ...
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SC2 camera positioning easy way?

I am new to StarCraft 2. I got to understand that we can position cameras from F5-F8 buttons. It means only 4 buttons. But what if I want to use camera positions more than 4 positions? Is there an ...
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What is the fastest way to reinstall StarCraft 2?

For some reason, I have to uninstall StarCraft 2 and want to reinstall again. So, after uninstalled, if I try to install again will the install launcher still have to download again 13GB from ...
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How do Widow Mines work?

I was playing StarCraft II, and come across a new unit called the Widow Mine in multiplayer. I don't know what it does, all I know is that it can burrow like a zerg.
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How Feasible is StarCraft 2 over LTE?

I would like to play StarCraft 2 over an LTE connection but I have two primary concerns: My LTE data pool is not unlimited. How much data, on average, does StarCraft 2 consume? My LTE ping is about ...
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How much damage does each bounce do with the Mutalisk's Vicious Glave upgrade?

The upgrade description states: Mutalisk attacks bounce three more times up to six targets. These bounces deal increased damage and travel farther. So how much damage does each bounce do? ...
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How can the marines take their helmets off on Char?

Before landing on Char, General Warfield says that Char has "an atmosphere that will burn a man alive;" however, during the cinematics, the marines are shown without their helmets and there doesn't ...
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What is the system of choosing games in Proleague?

In a standard match of Starcraft Proleague, two teams compete in four different games, with players and maps chosen beforehand, and play out an additional "Ace Match" in case of the tie, with players ...
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How to find out what country a Starcraft user is from by his battle ID and username?

I was just wondering if anyone knew how to find a users country in starcraft 2. It is easy to get their battle tag. Besides asking the user.
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Setting the camera in Starcraft 2 to be like Warcraft 3 or Dota 2

In SC2, the WC3/DotA 2 Mouse3 dragging has been removed. Instead, when you hold Mouse3 and move the screen, the mouse reappears where you started dragging from. On WC3 and DotA 2, it started from ...
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Does the campaign screen still show a higher difficulty completed if I start a new campaign on a lower setting?

Currently, my Campaign load screen shows: Difficulty Completed: Brutal For both WoL and HoTS. However, I wish to re-play the campaign on a lower difficulty without having it lose this little ...
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Experience not being earned

I noticed that a lot of people have this problem, but I probably can't read between the lines and I actually don't know what the problem is about. I play Starcraft 2 the basic version. In multiplayer ...
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The fastest way to run Starcraft 2 offline?

I need to play Custom Games in offline mode. As shown here on Battle.NET and Arqade, to play in offline mode we have to disconnect the internet connection. The problem is this process can take ...
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Identifying mistakes/weak-points in my approach to TvP

TL;DR: TvP is my worst matchup and I've been reviewing my replays in order to identify my mistakes / what I ought to do differently next time. However, I'm starting to question whether I'm going ...
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The fastest way to select all army units except Observer?

F2 is the hot key that helps to select the whole army. But that includes the Observers scouting on their mission and need to be kept as-is/not joining our attack movement. How can I call for all army ...
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Is there a way to track total mission playtime?

Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty has an achievement to complete the campaign on Normal in under 8 hours. I've already seen this question: How do I earn SC2's "Hurry up, it's raid night" ...
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Quickly identifying target of opponent's nuclear launch

I was nuked for the first time in multiplayer (ladder) earlier today and, if it weren't for the fact that my opponent forgot to cloak (I'm in Bronze league), I wouldn't have known which mineral-line ...
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Scouting 2 Rax & early gas in TvT on a 2p map - what are the possibilities?

The game is a TvT on Coda, one of the new 2p ladder maps (its the same size as Expedition Lost, I believe). We open with 1 Rax FE (15 Gas / 19 CC). At the 3:20-3:30 mark, we see that our opponent ...
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Why does shift-queuing blink have unpredictable results?

I was messing around with some of the "Challenge" missions and discovered a Protoss a mechanic that I don't quite understand (Protoss is my least played race by far, so sorry if this is a basic ...
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Starcraft 2: Defending against proxy 2-rax (and early aggression in general) as Terran

TLDR: How can a (Terran) player in the lower leagues successfully defending against rushes / early pushes? In this particular game from earlier today, the opponent is a Terran who did a proxy 2-rax. ...
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How to clear a control group in Starcraft 2?

Using Ctrl+# or Shift+# or right clicking n the number boxes will set the current selected units to be a control group. E.g. I'm selecting two Stalkers and hit Ctrl-1 to set control group #1 Now I ...
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What are the victory conditions?

In Starcraft, the rule is: "Last man standing wins the game". So you must destroy "all buildings" to eliminate your enemy completely. That includes all floating Terran buildings,too. But does this ...
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Starcraft 2: What are “mechanics”?

Every SC2 tutorial emphasizes that beginners are best served by focusing on two aspects of the game: (i) mechanics and (ii) macro. I understand what is meant by "macro" (i.e., making sure you're ...
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How much damage does Purification Nova do?

The protoss have gained a new unit in their arsenal called the Disruptor. New Unit: Disruptor A light-mechanical unit from the Robotics Facility that can use Purification Nova. Ability – ...
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Playing as Random on SC2 matches will unlock Racial portraits too?

If I win, for example, 1300 1x1 Solo matches online using "Random" as my race of choice, ill have the last Random portrait that is the Hybrid Destroyer unlocked. However, let's say that from those ...
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When is a Reaper considered cost efficient?

The Reaper in early game it is usually used for scouting and harassing the opponent. I understand that a scan costs 270 minerals and a Reaper can save this investment, but you could also play ...
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Is there a way to determine if specific micro is worth it?

In Starcraft you can use your attention to either hit the perfect timings on your macro or to micro manage your units. The first one guarantees that your money is invested as soon as possible and you ...
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What is the most efficient technique to spread creep across a map?

Some background: As a new zerg player, I've chosen to follow the Staircase method. Step 0 of the Staircase method is to be able to successfully complete the "Creep or Die" arcade map (in "Staircase" ...
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Starcraft 2: Rally point for Queen

Zerg-ians, How can I assign a rally point for a Queen (i.e., after it's built out of a Zerg hatchery/lair/hive)? At the moment, it will simply sit right next to the hatchery(/lair/hive) from which ...
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Starcraft 2: Hotkey to go to previous selection?

Is there a function/command/keyboard shortcut that takes you back to your previously selected unit(s)/building(s)? I know that control-groups are possible and that it's best practice to have ...
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What build orders work for the Training Day Achievment?

What are the various build order's I can give that will allow me to complete this achievement? Train 10 Marines during the first 320 seconds of a single Melee game
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Invisible mouse cursor in Starcraft II

You can still click stuff, but it appears the mouse cursor is missing/invisible when I launch the game. Online they say you can change the "compatibility" mode settings and fix this, but because I'm ...
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Starcraft 2: How to cycle through the various units/buildings in a single control group?

I usually assign all of my command centers to hotkey 4. Let's say I have three command centers hotkeyed. Double tapping 4 would take me to the CC which I selected last when creating the hotkey ...
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Starcraft 2: Do workers (SCVs, probes) lose resources if re-assigned to another job? [duplicate]

Let's say I want to build a refinery with an SCV that's currently mining some of that sweet blue mineral. Coincidentally, the SCV in question has JUST finished his particular mining run and, while ...
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How can I get the “Would You Kindly…” achievement?

The "Would You Kindly..." achievement in Starcraft 2 states: Destroy 5 units with a single Neural Parasited unit in an Unranked or Ranked game. Since the achievement was introduced, Neural ...
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How to show unit count by type during game?

Is it possible to show unit count by type during a game (i.e., # of SCVs, # of marines, etc.)? I'm referring to something like the unit-count display that we can toggle when watching replays. As a ...
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Replaying sequences played after pressing the continue button in Heart of the Swarm

In Heart of the Swarm, after the continue button is clicked, sometimes small sequences are played where Kerrigan utters commands to her broodmothers to attack certain planets. Is there any way to see ...