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

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Can StarCraft 2 be played offline?

I've always thought that Starcraft 2 was Always Online, but I was talking to a college today and I found out there was an offline mode which just lacks access to achievements or custom maps (like I ...
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Which comes first? Heart of the Swarm or Wings of Liberty?

I'm quite confused as which Starcraft 2 game to buy first? If I buy Heart of Swarm will I'll be able to play in Wings of Liberty too? or no?
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Starcraft: Statistics for race distribution by country [closed]

I want to find the relationship between race distribution in my country and its culture. Seriously. I found this statistics in SC2rank but except US, Korea and China, the rest are only region. There ...
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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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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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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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What was the cheering during the grand final of Winter Dreamhack 2014 Starcraft

I was watching the Grand Final between Life and ForGG in Dreamhack Winter 2014 and throughout you can here huge cheers from a crowd in the background, but the cheers do not seem to correspond to ...
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Guardian Shield: Does it stack?

Protoss sentry units have the Guardian Shield ability which: Creates a range 4 aura that reduces incoming ranged damage to friendly units by 2. Lasts 15 seconds. If a unit is sitting inside ...
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Is there any way to break a Protoss Sentry's Force Field?

When I first encountered a Sentry force field, I expected to be able to attack and destroy it. However, they don't seem to be targetable. Is there anything I can do except wait for it to fade ...
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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 keep sentries and templars in the center of death balll?

Couple of posts about sentries usages (Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2) mention it is good to keep sentries in the center of you army so guardian shield will cover bigger amount of units 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 to change a property of a doodad during gameplay?

Let assume that there's a doodad in the middle of the map, for the example I'm using a 'Rubble Wall 45' (named testwall_1). Also I created a trigger (element called timer) with the following action: ...
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Starbattle - Whats the point of the quantum reactor for the Colossus. When is the best time to get it?

I'm a passionate Starbattle player and was wondering how I would go about finding out when the best time was to get quantum reactor which gives 25% shield recharge during sustained fire vs 0% under ...
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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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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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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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Starcraft 2 Galaxy editor mirroring tools?

I like my maps to be symmetrical, and I wanted to know since a casual poking around didn't find anything: Are there any commands or tools in the Starcraft 2 Galaxy editor to assist with making my maps ...
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How do I effectively counter a cannon rush with Zerg?

I was a victim of a cannon rush in my last Starcraft 2 game. I was playing Zerg and my opponent was playing Protoss. About four minutes into the match, cannons and pylons started going up in front ...
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Is a Zerg fast expand impossible to stop with Terran?

A friend (platinum) told me that early Zerg expand cannot be stopped by Terran. In 99% of games a good Terran can build a bunker and can bring ONLY 1 marine inside. The Zerg's task here is keep 6 ...
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Why do pros patrol workers when trying to block buildings?

The best example is trying to block a zerg early hatchery. Most pros will set their worker to patrol in a small area to block the hatchery. Why not hold position or just "stop"?
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Handling Mass Sentry as a Zerg

I have once again battled with a Protoss. This time the build was a lot of sentries, a handful of stalkers and some Immortals. I want Roaches, Hydras, and Lings. The map was Lost Temple. Any clash ...
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Can you determine Protoss Buildings while still under construction?

If an opponent protoss warps a building, all buildings look the same, or is there a hint, what kind of building it will be once it is finished?
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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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What is a strategy to earn the Elite AI Romp achievement?

Winning 100 matches to earn the Elite AI Romp seems like a difficult achievement to earn: not only because of the time involved, but because of the skill of Elite AI opponents. What is a strategy to ...
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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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Corpser or Vile Roaches in HOTS?

Evolution Chamber choices in the HOTS campaign: one is between Corpser and Vile Roaches. Trying to avoid buyer's remorse with my choice here :) Corpser roaches create 2 roachlings when they kill ...
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How to counter marine rush as a protoss on maps with huge ramps like Scrap Station?

Assuming that I scout well and find out that my opponent is going for mass marines early on (no gas, reactors), I still seem completely unable to counter marines when they come at me too early. My ...
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Where to spend chronoboost once you saturated with probes?

Usually, during early game I spend Chronoboost on probes, warpgate research, upgrades (attack, defence). In general, till 10th minute mark my Nexus's rarely have 100 energy. In mid game, I don't ...
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How do I properly use banelings both before and after burrow/baneling speed?

in a different question I asked about surviving early attacks and transferring to late middle game. Most people said banelings were the answer. I'm not sure I'm using my banelings correctly. ...
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StarCraft2: Easy way to calculate number of harvesters

During game play one of the most important questions is: how many harvesters do you have right now. Will it be effective to build 3 more harvesters or it is better to build additional production ...
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Should I group together or spread out tanks in siege mode?

If I group my siege tanks together they cover less area and once melee units get to them they all become helpless together; but on the other hand if I spread them around they're easier to surround and ...
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How do I disable the windows key when in-game?

Trying to get rid of the 'press windows key in middle of game and it returns back to windows, and then I can't alt-tab back in for 15 seconds' problem. Specifically, I'm playing SC2 on a 32-bit ...
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Creating arbitrary team sizes in Single Player versus AI games

I've searched all over but there seems to be no way to create a single player versus A.I. game (i.e. one that would allow cheat codes) with arbitrary team sizes, e.g. 1 versus 7 or 2 vs 6 on an ...
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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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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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How to find amateur online sc2 tournaments?

Sometimes it might be fun to enter a tournament every once in a while, but I don't really know where to start. How does one go about finding online amateur-level tournaments? I am hoping for ...
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What are the new units in Heart of the Swarm?

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is out now - what are the new units, and what new strategies can they be used for? Basic list of new units and stats from battle.net: ...
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What strategy do you use to earn the Blitzkrieg achievement during the Media Blitz mission?

To earn the Blitzkrieg achievement in StarCraft 2 you are supposed to complete the Media Blitz mission in under 20 minutes on hard. I keep coming in right at 21 minutes. Not sure what's wrong with my ...
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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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What is the melee-attack damage of a roach and how does it upgrade? Is it splash?

When a roach comes directly next to a unit or structure, he smashes it with his claws (or whatever), instead of spraying acid on it. Does this attack have different damage amount than the acid ...
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How do I find out how many games I have won/lost with each race?

How to find out how many games I have won with a specific race on ladder 1v1? The profile screen just gives me the total wins and losses but I play with all three races and I would like to know my ...
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Starcraft 2, how do I know how many games I played per race? [duplicate]

Where do I find the statistics of how many games I played per race?
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Any viable PvP build which uses 1gas in the early game?

Novadays, PvP in general starts with 2 gases and some kind of early pressure using 2 gateways + stargate or robo. Is there any viable build which is base on 1 gas and allows earlier expansion? Thank ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to hide all of the HUD when watching replays?

I already know that pressing Ctrl + W will hide the bottom part of the HUD. But how can I hide the rest of the HUD that is shown on the top of the screen and the replay progress bar?
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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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Do I need a Wings of Liberty code to play Heart of the Swarm?

I have Wings of Liberty, but I am thinking of getting HoTS. My code for Wings of Liberty has been used on my locked account. So, my question is do I need another copy of Wings of Liberty to play HoTS, ...
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How to complete “StarCraft Master” achievements?

In StarCraft2 I have a lot of arcade achievements like "Complete any 10 rounds in StarCraft Master". I found that StarCraft Master is a micro map, but I can find it neither in arcade nor in custom ...
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Raptor or Swarmling Zerglings in HOTS?

One of the first choices in the HOTS campaign is between Raptor and Swarmling Zerglings. Raptors just look cool and attack faster, but Swarmlings could save a base as they mutate faster and in ...