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 kill Zurvan in the HotS campaign on Brutal?

I have been playing the game on brutal and got the basic skills,how ever I am having trouble with Zurvan. I saw the movie by Joltzblc and parazx already, but I believe there is some trick to the ...
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How many Swarm Host for a critical mass? [closed]

I've played a couple of games in HOTS multiplayer where Swarm Host have been used against me. When there are only 4 or 5 host the locusts can be killed before they do damage (TvZ), where in the ...
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Who, or what, is Dr. Narud? (Spoilers)

I am not well versed in Starcraft Lore outside the campaigns of the 4 existing games, so I was quite surprised that the mild-mannered Dr. Narud of the Möbius Corporation from Wings of Liberty was ...
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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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Strategies to earn StarCraft 2 experience bonuses? [duplicate]

I know that earning experience points from StarCraft 2 matches awards a variety of things. What I am unsure of is beyond the first match of the day and speed bonuses what other bonuses exist. Winning ...
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List of Kerrigan's Abilities

What are Kerrigan's Abilities in the campaign for the new Heart of the Swarm expansion? Ability Name: (If applicable/available) Energy Cost / Cooldown: Description: Kerrigan Level Available: ...
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Can I copy the StarCraft 2 DVD to install the game (is there any disc protection)?

My desktop doesn't have a disc drive so I'm planning on copying the files from the DVD to a USB key via a different computer, then copying that to my HDD and installing from there. Before I start ...
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Can you still earn the diablo 3 kerrigan wings if you buy Starcraft 2 now?

Is this still possible or was it only for pre-ordering?
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Was Kerrigan's Leviathan fought in Wings of Liberty?

In Heart of the Swarm, the Leviathan that serves as Kerrigan's command ship is completely massive It is well known that the game can shrink down large ships to fit on the battlefield (most commonly ...
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My Collector's Edition ultralisk skin doesn't show up, what do I do?

The Heart of the Swarm digital deluxe and collector's edition comes with a special Ultralisk Skin, the Torrasque. However, the skin isn't showing up automatically. How do I make this skin appear?
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What are the details of the Thor's new High-Impact Payload mode?

In Heart of the Swarm, the Thor's Strike Cannon were removed, replaced by an ability called High-Impact Payload, which is supposed to be good against air units. But what are the details; I cannot find ...
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How much XP is needed for each level?

I have started leveling my Starcraft 2 account in all 3 races, but I am wondering how much xp is needed for each level, and especially how much is needed in total to reach level 30 so I can get an ...
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When does time supply capped count?

After playing a match you get a lot of statistics, one of them being Time Supply Capped. This sums up how long time you have been at your supply cap, but does it also count if you are at max supply ...
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Is there an infestor evolution in HOTS campaign?

Is there an infestor evolution in HOTS campaign ? I didnt evolve my infestors and I'm wondering If i missed the evolution mission.
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How do I get the “Fast Break” achievement in HotS?

I have completed the game on hard but missed a lot of the Mastery achievements, so I am trying to get them now. But the Fast Break achievement is giving me a bit of trouble, so I could use some ...
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Do I gain any XP from an AI surrendering?

If you play against the AI, at a certain point it will offer a surrender, say GG, and you can either accept or decline. When this happens, there is still a number of buildings (and possibly units) ...
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What is considered the “Single Player” version of StarCraft 2 in regards to cheat codes?

According to this StarCraft 2 blog post cheat codes have always been in the game. However the game is so coupled to multiplayer I don't understand when to use them. The campaign is obvious, however ...
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Are there guides on how to build arcade games for StarCraft 2?

I am interested in building a mini-game and figure StarCraft 2's arcade might be a fun way to get started. Some quick Googling has not turned up any any tutorials on where to get started. I know I can ...
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What tactical niche does each of the new multiplayer units fill? [duplicate]

Each of the new multiplayer units is presumably designed to meet a need, to fill a role in a situation or tactic where previously its race was weak. What situation is each of the new units designed ...
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What is the game length bonus?

Is this higher when the game is shorter or longer? I have had rush games won where I get near 88 percent bonus so not sure.
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Is there a way to see what bonus objectives I missed?

I'm certain I missed one bonus objective early on, and as such Kerrigan is down one level from where she could be. Is there an easy way to see what level I missed it on so I can replay it from the ...
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Do widow mines splash ground units when targeting air units?

I just played a monobattle, where I went widow mines. A teammate told me to not to burrow my mines in his mineral lines because of their splash, but the only units they had for harassment were air ...
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Do Chain Reaction and Infest Broodlings work together?

In the Heart of the Swarm campaign, you can give Kerrigan several abilities. The Chain Reaction ability causes Kerrigan's attacks to bounce to hit up to 5 enemies. The Infest Broodlings ability ...
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Who are the named prisoners in “Conviction”?

As I was fighting my way through a Dominion Prison Ship, I found a single, named prisoner. Mr. Gerdes wasn't the only one I found, but I didn't recognize any of the prisoner's names. Are they ...
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Why didn't Tempests replace Carriers? [closed]

My understanding is that the Tempest was always intended to replace the Carrier. The Tempest was originally developed for Wings of Liberty and shelved in favor of the tried & true Carrier. When ...
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What's this number on my friend's Battle.net Portrait?

One of my Real ID friends has a small number next to his name on my friends list. What does this refer to? None of my other Real ID friends seem to have it.
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How can I counter Fungal Growth + Blinding Cloud as Terran?

As Terran, I like to run either marines/marauders/medivacs or marines/tanks, usually with a couple vikings for anti-air. In Wings of Liberty Fungal Growth was obnoxious but not a serious threat: ...
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What are the key uses of the Mothership and Mothership Core's “Time Warp”?

The mothership's vortex ability was replaced with "Time Warp", this is also an ability added to the new mothership core. What uses does time warp have? The ability isn't useful for kiting due to the ...
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Is there any reason not to use 'Spawn Locusts' in the mission 'The Crucible'?

I was playing the mission 'The Crucible' and they had a mechanic 'Click to Spawn Locusts'. This reminded me of 'use artifact' from the last mission from Wings of Liberty. There were achievements ...
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Is Primal Queen of Blades infested-human of primal zerg or a pure zerg? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what is really the origin of the Primal Queen Of Blades Is an infested-human ? She's a Primal Zerg ? Pure Zerg ? May anyone help me to answer?
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What are primal Zerg?

Heart of the Swarm introduces Primal Zerg. What are they?
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Can Primal Queen of Blades transform into Sarah Kerrigan by using Xel'naga [closed]

After I got to the ending of Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm:
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In the roach evolution mission what do the multicolored crystals paired with the units Maye, Oynx, and Diamond reference?

When I reached the area pictured below a scripted event starts showing a girl unit named Maye chased by two creatures named Onyx and Diamond. Between the multi-colored crystals and the named units ...
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How can I earn the level 70 Kerrigan Power achievement if I wasn't awarded it?

Like Blem indicates in his comment when Kerrigan reached level 70 I did not get Kerrigan Power achievement. I was connected to the internet at the time of the level up and have not used any cheat ...
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How can I earn achievements I completed while achievements were disabled?

For some reason, Blizzard opted to disable achievements on launch day (or their achievement system broke). I said screw it, and powered through the campaign anyway. I hit level 70 while achievements ...
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What did Heart of the Swarm add to the Map Editor?

...besides the obvious, of course. Naturally it put models for the various new units in, including the campaign-only mutations, along with the new sound sets. Were any radically new environment ...
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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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Does “Abduct” prevent SCVs from building?

The new Zerg Viper is able to use "Abduct", pulling allied or enemy units directly to them. What happens if the abducted target is an SCV in the middle of constructing a command center? Can the SCV ...
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What is the range of the mothership core's “Photon Overcharge”?

The new Photon Overcharge ability from the Mothership Core turns the Nexus into a cannon. What is the range of protection that this provides?
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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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What is the maximum number of units in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm?

In Wings of Liberty, the maximum number of units (based on the supply cap) was 200, but I found out that you can have up to 255 if they are added or found during gameplay. What is the maximum number ...
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What's up with the Strange Organism in Waking the Ancient?

In the mission Waking the Ancient, around the middle north of the map, there's a neutral critter that burrows as soon as you get anywhere near it. It's definitely selectable; the cursor changed when I ...
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Is there a way to morph all larvae at once?

My macro is pretty poor, and while playing the HotS campaign, I often find myself in cases where my larvae are simply idling. When I've built multiple hatcheries, with the campaign-specific 6-larvae ...
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Easter Eggs in Starcraft II HotS [closed]

Blizzard is known for its Easter Eggs throughout their games. My personal favorite was the Hydra in Warcraft III. Are there any Easter Eggs in Heart of the Swarm? I remember there being a handful in ...
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What is the purpose of Dehaka's right arm?

In "Supreme" mission on Zerus planet you can find it I can't do anything with it. Are there any possible interaction with this easter egg?
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How do I remap the 'take screenshot' in Starcraft 2 when playing on keyboard without F13/PrintScreen?

I have a MacBook, and I don't have an F13 or Print Screen key. How do I take a screenshot in StarCraft II? This Q&A didn't help me.
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Can the Lost Viking mini-game in Wings of Liberty be played with a controller?

The only campaign achievements I haven't earned from Wings of Liberty are the ones earned by playing the Lost Viking mini-game. For whatever reason my NES trained hands could not play a top down ...
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Starcraft II ending transcript

May someone give me a transcript of cinematic ending of Starcraft II HOTS. I am not native, so it's difficult for me to understand that all. I just heard
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Do I get Kerrigan levels if I replay a mission?

If I am playing the campaign in Hard, and I cannot complete all optional objectives to get the Kerrigan Levels for a specific mission, can I replay it immediately upon finishing it but in Normal to ...
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How can I make mouse-overs provide more description?

In WoL, mousing over an ability, armor, or damage showed all of the statistics for it. HotS seems to have disabled this by default and I've toggled what seem to be the relevant "Gameplay" commands in ...