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 do I play Starcraft 2 offline?

How to I play StarCraft 2 offline? When I start StarCraft 2 offline (my network connection disabled), it prompts me for my Battle.net account name. After entering my account name, I select play ...
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Are there missions in Starcraft 2 that prevent you from playing others?

With the exception of the missions that explicitly give you a choice and make it obvious that one mission will prevent another (specifically, not different missions, just different objectives/rewards ...
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How exactly do different difficulty levels affect the gameplay in campaign?

Just wondering, how exactly different difficulty levels affects to the gameplay? Does it switches AI into more aggressive mode, gives more starting money to a computer, etc.?
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How to effectively manage supporting and different types of units?

I see a lot of top level players handling a large force of Protoss (for example, but it applies to all races) units, and they take full advantage of Zealots, Stalkers, and Sentries abilities and ...
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Do Vikings in ground form benefit from air or ground attack upgrades?

When you land Vikings, do their attacks benefit from Vehicle Weapons or Ship Weapons upgrades?
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How should I effectively use Fungal Growth?

The Infestor ability Fungal Growth seems like it could be incredibly useful, but I haven't yet figured out when I should use it. I usually end up spending my energy on Infested Terrans instead. It ...
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MULEs vs Scanner Sweeps, best use for Command Center energy?

Obviously if I am supply blocked and in a pinch I would use the supply add-on but unless I screw up and become supply blocked I generally won't so I'll focus this question on MULE vs Scanner Sweep. I ...
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What does “F1” key do and how to use it to spread units?

Somewhere I read that 'F1' helps to spread units from stack in different locations. I've tried to do that, but was not successful. Could you please tell me how to do that? Thanks.
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How can you micro stalkers vs. zealots?

I'm trying to micro a few stalkers against a few non charged zealots. I see a lot of players move their stalkers away, then hit, then move away, then hit, and so on. How do they micro as such? Do ...
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What does 'SCV' mean?

It's most likely an acronym, but what does it mean exactly? (In German it's WBF, bonus points for that one).
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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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Does the sentry's Guardian Shield protect units from ranged attacks if the attackers are inside the shield?

Let's say army A has 5 stalkers and army B has 5 stalkers and a sentry. If the sentry is in the middle of army B and throws up a guardian shield while army A is still well outside the radius of the ...
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Why are there neutral supply depots in some Starcraft 2 maps?

In some Starcraft 2 maps, there are lowered down supply depots near the ramps of starting locations. I just don't get why they are for. I thought they were a replay thing until I saw them in my own ...
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Is it better to upgrade Melee Attack or Flying Attack to boost BroodLord damage?

As far as I can tell the initial damage from the BroodLord benefits from +flyer attack, while the damage the broodling does benefits from +ground attack. Since the broodlings attack a lot faster than ...
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How to make a unit do x then y in Starcraft 2?

In a replay against a Protoss I saw that they were making their units do one task, x, then another task, y, right away without waiting for task x to finish before telling the unit to do task y. So I ...
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What are the best counters for Zerg air units in Starcraft 2?

What's the best counter for mass Mutalisks and Corruptors? I'm playing Terran at the moment, but I guess this question should concentrate the answers for Protoss and Zerg as well.
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Is there any way to get back the WoL command card in HotS?

In Wings of Liberty, when you selected a unit you'd get an Attack button on the bottom bar that you could click and then click a unit/area to move and attack. In Heart of the Swarm I can't find such ...
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Which units can dance?

/dance can get Zealots to go at it with their glow sticks, but what other units can dance in Starcraft II?
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Does blinding cloud completely disable siege tanks in siege mode?

Blinding cloud reduces attack range of anything under the cloud to "melee". Since sieged tanks have a minimum range, does this disable them completely?
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Starcraft 2: Void Ray Micro

In theory the void ray can move while attacking. Is it possible to attack a stationary (non moving target) while moving your void ray? Or does the void ray have to be attacking a moving target?
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How does mothership cloak behave while being revealed?

If I am being revealed, and my mothership is cloaking my buildings, Are the buildings visible to the opponent? Can the opponent attack the buildings without detection?
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How do I beat medium AI in 5 minutes?

I would like to get 'beat medium AI in 5 minutes' achievement. Usually I am playing as terran. Is there special SMALL (TINY) map for that? What is strategy for that? Should I build 1st barrack on ...
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What strategies should the Protoss use against mass Medivac/Marine/Marauder?

I understand that prevention is better than cure but sometimes the game gets a little late and when I'm in this situation it's very hard to counter as Protoss. The picture below almost makes his ...
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Why do Terran players use the Marine blob micro move?

In replays, I see Terran players using Marine blobs to have the marine move a bit then attack then move a bit then attack then move a bit then attack. What is the reason for doing this micro? Are ...
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Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2

I find my self following other players and pushing with few zealots/stalkers/1-2 sentries, and enabling the shield once attacking. But i'm not sure I'm fully taking advantage of this unit. Should I ...
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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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How do I counter a suicide Reaper rush as Protoss in StarCraft 2?

I got taken down by what felt like a cheesy Reaper rush in 1v1 PvT. The other player basically sacrificed everything to build a Barracks and two or three reapers (I believe he built the barracks at 7 ...
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Is there a demo of Starcraft 2?

I won't be able to buy SC2 for a few months still (tear), so I was hoping in the meantime I could try out a demo (timed or otherwise is fine). However, google tells me nothing about the existence or ...
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What is the best Protoss counter for mass Stalkers?

I had about 5-6 carriers against 20-25 stalkers, and my carriers went down too fast. I did take out most of his army, but he can regenerate it much faster.
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Is multiplayer Heart of the Swarm backward compatible with Wings of Liberty?

I don't have Heart of the Swarm, and I don't plan on purchasing it in the immediate future. However, I know that some of my Battle.net friends have gotten it. Will they still be able to play Wings of ...
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What are Reapers good for these days?

Since Patch 1.1.2, the Turbo Reaper has gone away. What are pros using the Reaper for these days? Just an early scout?
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Why did I not get achievement for completing the mission?

I just completed the mission Fire in the sky, why did I not receive the achievement for doing this?
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Why do players float buildings around with troops?

Why do terran players float buildings with their armies? Does the computer automatically target buildings?
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Why don't the pros kill the scouting probe as it passes through their mineral line?

While watching pros play (MLG, GSL,etc) I notice that sometimes a player will move a probe/drone/scv right through the other player's mineral line. I have yet to see a pro try to kill this drone as ...
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How do I remove a building in StarCraft 2?

How can I get rid of a building I no longer want? For example, if I wall myself in as Protoss and later need to get a probe out to expand.
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Why is bronze league so broad?

Recently I saw some statistics about how many people are in each league (bronze / silver / gold / platinum / diamond / master). That is 6 leagues, and Bronze was something like 40% of the entire ...
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What does creep affect?

I'm fairly new to the game and am trying to get better as Zerg. From watching some replays of higher level players, I often see Zerg players spreading creep like crazy as fast as they can. My ...
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Why is StarCraft 2 divided by regions?

I live in Argentina, but I love to get all my stuff (be it games, tv series, movies, etc) in English. Battle.net will only let me select one region, which by default is Latin America, that has only ...
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Which SC2 units can accidentally cause friendly fire?

Which units in Starcraft 2 cause friendly fire? I already know that Siege Tanks do, as can misplaced Psionic Storms, but I was surprised to learn that Colossi and Banelings do not. Which units can ...
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Are character names permanent? If I don't like mine, am I totally screwed?

My first impulse was to pick my first name just to see if it was available, because I'm used to normal single names schemes where my first name would be a really rare catch. Little did I know, ...
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What is the league structure in Starcraft II?

I've only played one placement match so far and I won it because my opponents were less than stellar. I'm afraid that if I get similar placement matches in the future and end up winning them all I ...
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Is it possible to go back to Heart of the Swarm campaign missions after continuing?

I am at the end of a mission at it gives me the choice of Play Again or Continue. If I continue, can I play again later without starting a whole new Campaign?
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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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How do I check what upgrades my enemy has? [duplicate]

Whenever I click an enemy unit, it still keeps the selection on my own unit, so I can't see what upgrades my enemy has. How can I inspect what weapon/armor upgrades his units have? (It didn't use to ...
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Can I transfer an installation?

I'm already familiar with transferring Steam games from one hard drive to another, but is this possible to do with Starcraft 2? Starcraft 2 is a huge download and I already have it installed on ...
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How I do to manage so many Overlords?

I'm training using zergs in Stacraft2, and I create a lot of Overlods. In broodwar it's straighfoward: I send my OL to patrol my base. With Stacraft2, There are so many variants that I'm lost on how ...
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How do I change the video settings from outside Starcraft 2?

In switching from residence life to house life for a brief vacation, I've been forced to downgrade from my 1920x1080 resolution-supporting monitor to a 1024x800 monitor, although I brought my computer ...
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Are Automated Refineries/Extractors as fast as three workers?

In both the Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm campaigns there are research options for automated refineries/extractors, which allow vespene gas to be harvested without a worker. This has ...
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What is a maphack?

There is a discussion about maphacks in Starcraft2. I understand it is a cheat. But what kind of a cheat? Or are all cheats in a real-time strategy game called maphack? Somehow I know wallhacks and ...
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What is the best way to pick off banelings with zerglings?

In ZvZ, I put all my zerglings on a hotkey. As my opponent has banelings, I want to send a single ling to pick it off. The problem is that the single ling is still a part of my control group and I ...