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

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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 ...
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Question about saves from WoL carrying over to HoTS [duplicate]

In terms of story-line, are there significant changes to the "Heart of the Swarm" campaign due to the choices made from "Wings of Liberty?" If so, what saves are the choices taken from, the most ...
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Is there anything missable in the HotS campaign?

Are there any achievements, side missions, easter eggs, or anything of that sort that I have to get while playing through the campaign, that I can't get by replaying missions after I've completed ...
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Is there any way to tell how much XP I've gained so far during a match?

In Heart of the Swarm you gain XP for killing/building units in multi-player matches on Blizzard maps. My understanding is that there is a "soft cap" of 50,000xp per match; actions that give you XP ...
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Are Oracles useful in the mid game?

I've seen Oracles being used in almost every game for early worker harass, but not as much as the game progresses into the mid/late game. Do they have other uses in the game than just harassing ...
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What are all the new detector units in HoTS?

... and how do they change tactics when using cloaked units? I'm particularly interested in how they'd change the 3-Gate Dark Templar build. I used to have quite a lot of fun with this build in WOL, ...
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Do the three races of starcraft 2 HOTS model rock paper scissors?

Each race has distinct differences with infantry and air. Is there such a model that makes one race superior over another? An example would be Terran is better than Zerg which is better than Protoss ...
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Where are the BlizzCon missions in the story?

At BlizzCon 2011, fans got to play 2 of the single player missions for Heart of the Swarm. Are they even included in the campaign? If so, where are they in the story, i.e. how far into the story are ...
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Cut scenes and dialogue lines always end prematurely

All my cut scenes and conversations in the single player HotS end about half a second too soon. For example, during dialogues, person B starts talking while person A is still speaking out his last ...
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How much time passes between the end of Wings of Liberty and the beginning of Heart of the Swarm?

Kerrigan is being carried off the field by Raynor in the last part of WoL and looks feeble compared to the beginning of HotS where she is much healthier and energetic. How much time passed between ...
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What game modes can I earn XP in?

In Heart of the Swarm you can gain XP as each race by building units and killing enemy units. XP gain is obviously disabled in the campaign, and obviously enabled in ranked multiplayer matches. Is XP ...
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End of the 2nd mission cinematic (spoilers from flashpoint)

If I recall correctly after Flashpoint,
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How can I effectively use Tempests?

I'm not a very experienced player in Starcraft, but I've noticed that the new Tempest unit seems a little disappointing, despite its capabilities. This made me wonder if I'm using it incorrectly, and ...
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Why can't I click enemy units anymore?

Ever since I installed HotS, I've been unable to select enemy units. Is this a new feature with the expansion or did is there an option to change that?
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Defensive Swarm Hosts?

In Heart of the Swarm, Swarm Hosts were introduced to kind of play the same Lurker did in Starcraft I. However, the Lurker could be used pretty well both offensively and defensively on multiplayer ...
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What is the optimal way to defend Kerrigan in the Crucible mission?

I'm playing on brutal, and I have failed few times. At first I tried just spamming those dudes that spam small units when burrowed, but this failed in the end when I was overwhelmed. I tried ...
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HoTS 2nd mission, how to stop Nova?

Is there a way to link the HotS campaign to a WoL save file so that she knows I chose her over Tosh?
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Splitter or Hunter Banelings in HOTS?

Evolution Chamber choices in the HOTS campaign: one is between Splitter and Hunter Banelings. Splitter banelings split into smaller bombs while Hunter banelings have a Kamikaze pounce. What 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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What bonuses does your Starcraft 2 level provide?

I haven't bought SC2: HotS yet but from the question "What bonus experience can you get?" I can see that you now gain some experience after a battle? If so, What effect does it have if your ...
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What is Blizzard Time?

I'm reading through the Reddit AMA Transcript (link to entire /r/IAmA) which was conducted a week prior to the release of Heart of the Swarm. Several of the questions and answers refer to Blizzard ...