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 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 ...
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Is it possible to reduce Starcraft 2's disk footprint?

Is it possible to minimize disk space usage? I only want to play multiplayer anyway and the biggest chunk of the download is the campaign. Since the multiplayer game is playable after only 10% of ...
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Meaning of number in Starcraft 2 ladder?

In Starcraft 2, what is the meaning of the number in the upper-right corner of the display? (the 5320 in the image below)
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Starcraft 2: How do I enable AI difficulties harder than 'easy'?

When I create a game to practice against the AI, it only lets me select 'very easy' and 'easy'. How do I get the other difficulties enabled? Play a certain number of matches? Is it locked until I buy ...
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Defending a cannon rush: How to identify type of building warping (pylon or cannon) [duplicate]

Defending a cannon rush sometimes you have to pull drones and attack the pylon or the cannon. If you attempt to power down the cannon by destroying the pylon, the Protoss might try to build another ...
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How to exit Arcade game after it's finished?

I used to exit Squadron TD games after they finished using menu/exit. Today I've noticed that every game counts me as a leaver, even though I exit after the HQ is destroyed. How do I exit without ...
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How to change a property of a doodad during gameplay?

Let assume that we have a doodad in the middle of the map, for example 'Rubble Wall 45' (named testwall_1) and also we created a triggers (called 'timer' and 'rotate') with the following action: ...
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Custom variables/fields for units? [closed]

Is there a way to associate new/custom variables with units? There are two triggers I want to apply on a unit. First trigger, invoked on a unit, should check the current order assigned to it and ...
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Probe returning: From which mineral field it gathered resources?

If I have a Probe returning with minerals back to the base (Issued order "ProbeHarvest",1), how do I know where it was mining from? I would like to write a trigger which orders the probe to return ...
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AI difficulty in Starcraft is not behaving as expected

I will start by saying that I have only been playing this game for two days. At first "Medium" was very hard for me because the enemy was ripping me apart. This was especially true about "Hard" when I ...
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How to make worker carry multiple resources?

I want to make a rather simple (?) change: I would like Probes (or other workers) to be able to carry multiple minerals at the same time. I would expect the probe to: approach the mineral field ...
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How do I select a mixed group of troops with the Stimpack option showing?

Is there a technique to select an all bio army (marine, marauder, medivac, and ghost) but with the stimpack option available first? Because when I select that army, I get the ghost options first, and ...
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Best Buildings to Destroy when Rushing Terran?

When you're rushing a zerg player it's best to take out their Spawning Pool. It takes a long time to rebuild (plus its pretty costly), there's not normally multiples of them, and it's vital to much of ...
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How can I achieve a “formation move” in StarCraft 2?

In the first picture, the three selected units (Ultralisks) have been given a movement order to a point, and are converging on that point. In the second, the three units in motion (Overlords) are ...
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Making a Starcraft 2 tower defense map [closed]

Has anyone some information about making a Starcraft 2 Tower Defense map similar to Gem Tower Defense? I want to make one that mimics the Gem Tower Defense, but change some items in it. I can build ...
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Change Starcraft 2 level editor language

Is there a way to change the level editor's language? It's in some asian language somehow...
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zerg counter for protoss cannon at natural in early game?

I'm having a problem as zerg countering a protoss cannon play at my natural as an opener. Sending drones to destroy the pylon really hurts my early economy, and often gets a couple drones killed ...
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Why was Supernova paired against JaeDong in Battlegrounds Detroit?

Just watching Day 2 of the Battlegrounds Detroit and they had Supernova and JaeDong, two of the strongest players, paired together, wheras another pairing was Minigun vs Shloopy, weaker players. ...
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Significance of bronze rating

I wanted to know what the significance of the word and term "bronze" means to someone who plays as a "terrin/terran"? Is bronze a good thing for this player? Can someone please explain….THANK YOU ...