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 to counter widow mine

I just started playing HotS and in my first Protoss game was caught by opponents widow mine. I assume that if I had observers I would see them... but they still would kill my army. What is the proper ...
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How do I counter a zergling rush?

I've been confronted to a lot of zerg players only playing zergling rush and it's pretty annoying. I usually play terran and I have a lot off difficulties countering these. The best thing I found was ...
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a command to build something when enough resources are available

Is there a queue-able command to tell a structure to "build/research this when enough resources are available"?
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How to unload a single unit from warp prism/medivac without mouse actions

I would like to be able to unload the first unit on a dropship via hotkey, but apparently this isn't possible as the default "unload all" action only allows dropping after you click either the ...
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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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Does chronoboosting the solar forge improve energy regeneration in Starcraft after patch 3.3?

The Starcraft 2 - 3.3 patch notes mentioned something - does chronoboosting the solar forge in coop still speed up energy generation?
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How does +1 upgrades affect a battle in Starcraft 2?

What does +1 mean in Starcraft 2? I know it is a +1 level upgrade for weapons or armor, but how does this affect the battle? Let's take a Terran Marine. With no upgrades it deals 6 points of damage. ...
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How do I search for profiles online without logging into the game?

I'm too poor to get this nice game but I would like to search players' profiles. How can one find players' profiles via a web search or some similar method?
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Is it possible to ask Starcraft II to use OpenGl instead of DirectX?

For comparison, I noticed in Blizzard's other game, World of Warcraft, you can explicitly specify in a configuration file (C:/Program Files/World of Warcraft/WTF/config.wtf) to use OpenGL (SET gxApi "...
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Wings of Liberty in as few missions as possible [duplicate]

I'm trying to beat the WoL campaign in as few missions as possible. Can anyone tell me which order of missions I should go in to do so?
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How does one obtain a Clan emblem in Starcraft 2?

I would like to get a clan emblem. I think that asking players how they got theirs is the best idea. Just to clarify, I am looking for a way to upload and customize the emblem for the clan itself, ...
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Will I be able to play legacy of the void ladder if I buy wings of liberty or heart of the swarm?

Will buying wings of liberty or heart of the swarm allow me to play ranked ladder with the legacy of the void expansion, both WoL and HotS is 50% off and starter edition of SC2 allows me to play LotV ...
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Is it worth it to go for rich minerals?

Typically there are eight regular mineral fields per normal base, and each harvest yields five units of mineral. Rich mineral bases typically have six rich mineral fields. So once the minerals are ...
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How much unused supply should I keep available as zerg for a macro-focused build?

A common problem I have when focusing on macro as zerg is that I forget to build enough overlords until I need them. As a result of this I've lost a number of games even when I managed to scout out my ...
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How does the Mutalisk's Glaive Bounce calculate damage?

With zero upgrades and when attacking a unit with no armor, a Single mutalisk attack does: 9 Damage (first target) 3 Damage (second target) 1 Damage (third target) What is less clear is what ...
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What's the best counter for Void Rays?

Any time I let a Protoss player live to mid-game, I seem to be swarmed by Void Rays, and while I can sort of react, it's generally a 50/50 at that point. Let's say I scout a player with a single Void ...
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Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty Haven's Fall Mission difficulty

I tried to replay the SC2:WoL Haven's Fall mission through the Archives list after finishing the Prophecy Missions and purchasing the Upgraded Command Center. In several Youtube videos I see other ...
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What does the “new campaign” button do in Starcraft 2?

I've just finished the campaign and I'm thinking about redoing the campaign to see other options and all. And I was wandering what the "new campaign" button does. Does it erase my achievements ? ...
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Is there any way to buy the Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm digital deluxe edition?

I already have Wings of Liberty and apparently you can't buy the digital deluxe edition of the Heart of the Swarm expansion on the battle.net store. The reason I want it is because I want the Kerrigan ...
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Starcraft 2 certain cutscenes freeze on single frame but audio still plays

Starcraft 2 running on Mac book pro (El capitan) with AMD Radeon R9 M370X graphics card, 16 gigs of ram. There are a few cutscenes where it plays footage on an in-game screen, but the cutscene is ...
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Infest a terran base

In his tutorial Video at csnstarcraft Training Camp - How to Improve Efficiently there is a scene, where the terran player draws back his base and it seems to be infested: How did this happen? How ...
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Are there replays of bad (new) players with commentary?

I know, sounds dumb, but bear with me a sec. People here have posted links to tons of high-level replays with commentary. (Thanks.) They're awesome fun, and I can learn a little. But since I'm a ...
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Does Archon Mode count for any Multiplayer achievements?

Archon Mode in Legacy of the Void allows two players to team up and control one base. It shows up under the Unranked/Ranked Multiplayer modes and even has it's own ladder. However, it seems games ...
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Can I play official matchmaking if I don't buy Legacy of the Void?

Is there a special matchmaking/ladder for people who don't have LotV? Are there any actual people who play without LotV (ie. will I ever find a match)? In extension, should I buy HotS or WoL? (LotV is ...
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Is there a Terran wall-in guide?

Does some kind of Terran wall-in guide exist that focuses on the different ramp types. I struggle with some of the strange 2v2 ramps, especially if they face northeast and I want addons on my Barracks ...
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Statistics of unit usage?

In Starcraft 2 some units are used more often than others. Of course it depends on many things, including tier, regular/spell-caster, the race of the opponent, etc. Are there any statistics of unit ...
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How does region/language locking work for Legacy of the Void?

If I buy a StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Battle.net key from a Russian shop, which says it's for "a Russian-language version, intended for activation in Russia", what are the restrictions exactly? ...
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How to enable saving of replay recordings in Campaign

How do I enable recording of replays of Campaign missions in Starcraft 2 (Legacy of the Void). Is that possible? I'm talking about the Observer/replay feature in Starcraft where in records how player ...
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How do I set my profile's title in StarCraft II?

I can't find a way to change my profile's title in any way. I tried looking both in game and also online in my Battle.net account settings. I have a Legacy of the Void key activated and using the ...
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A guide to SCII unit composition slang

While managing this question, I have realized that there are few references online for SCII slang or jargon, which is frequently used by commentators during casts of SCII games. Games are often short, ...
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How do stalemates affect your rank?

I've experimented a bit against the computer and found that upon a stalemate being detected, the "defeat" message is shown. But in a ranked game do stalemates count as defeats for both players? How do ...
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What can I do in Starcraft 2 after the campaign?

I am a story person, and I played StarCraft 2 because of it's story. Now that I've finished all of the StarCraft 2 campaign parts (Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void) is ...
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Where can I find my race statistics in Starcraft 2?

It's been a while so maybe Blizzard took this away... but I used to be able to view my profile on battle.net and see if my Terran won 25% of games, and then say half of those wins were against other ...
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Are there canon or otherwise widely accepted names for groups of Starcraft 2 units?

Groups of animals have special names: +------------+--------------+ | Animal | Group Name | +------------+--------------+ | alligators | congregation | | iguanas | mess | | owls ...
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Starcraft II Practicing new units and game changes

Since Legacy of the Void the challenge missions are banned to the terran campaign "Episode I Wings of Lilberty", followed by the Challenge Missions image. These missions still use the game settings ...
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Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better player?

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better StarCraft II player? Off the top of my head I can think of: Watching replays with commentary from youtube.com/hdstarcraft and youtube....
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Is it possible for two friends (or two people using the same internet connection) to be matched up against each other in a ranked or unranked game?

I'm curious to know whether there is some type of filter in place by Blizzard that prevents people using the same internet connection, or friends, from getting matched against each other in ranked or ...
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How do I defend against Nydus attacks in a StarCraft 2 team game?

I played a 3v3 last night with mostly novice players. It was PTT vs. ZZT. One of my opponents got sight in the rear of our bases and started flooding the place with Roaches and Hydralisks via Nydus ...
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How to survive to 6 Reapers rush on Starcraft II Lotv TvT

Since LOTV, almost each time I play against Terran (I'm Terran, so TvT), the other guy build 6-8 reapers and go rush before my first Factory unit. In best cases, I can scout a triple RAX, and in ...
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How do I play the official “Left 2 Die” scenario?

Several of the achievements under the arcade section of StarCraft 2 are for a game named "left 2 die". When I looked that up in the list of arcade games, there are six pages of results, but none of ...
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How where there different personalities if all protoss were connected by the Khala?

As already can be heard in the Legacy of the Void opening cinematics, Artanis defines the Khala as "The sacred union of our every thought and emotion”. However, through the games we are lead to ...
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What is giant blue target in SC2 Legacy of the Void?

Just started playing Into the Void. Warming up against computers. I noticed a blue target in a wide area around my units while I played against Terran. I'm thinking it's the Liberator but I recall ...
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What are some good Terran counters to Hydralisks?

I was surprised how strong Hydralisks are against siege tanks - TeamLiquid tells me that tanks are actually strong against Hydras. But why? Tanks do 35 damage (+splash) in siege mode to hydras. But ...
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What is the purpose of the rock plates under ramps in many maps in StarCraft 2?

Do these little destroyable rocks or plates at the bottom of ramps have any purpose? Is there any advantage to preserving or destroying them?
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What's the proper way to deal with someone who Team Kills and harasses you constantly in Starcraft 2?

What can be done against individuals who Team Kills (TK) in games of Starcraft 2? I don't play the game too much, but it seems this individual does and sometimes we're paired up as teammates in 3v3 ...
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Was the Battlecruiser's Tactical Jump removed?

I don't see the Tactical Jump option for my Battlecruisers, nor any place to research it (Starport,etc). Has it been removed or am I missing something?
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Are Terrans objectively better than Protoss at Aggression/Harass?

They say that StarCraft is a balanced game. However, a game can be balanced in more ways than one. One way the game could be balanced would be if all the races could do every tactic equally well, ...
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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...