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

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Will undetected creeptumors take damage

Will undetected creep tumors in StarCraft 2 take damage from splash damage? Such as Hellion, Hellbat or Siegetank splash damage.
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Use all units in campaign

So in the campaign you go along and slowly get new units and buildings and it progresses (for both WOL and HOTS). I am wondering if there is a way to disable this and build any unit or building ...
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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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As a zerg against a bioball, should you focus fire on the medivacs, or on the offensive units?

Assuming it's early-mid-game and I have relatively few hydralisks and mutalisks behind my main force of zerglings and banelings, does it make sense to focus fire on the medivacs or just try to take ...
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Why some types of ranked matches become unavailable?

Upon HotS release I played mostly 1x1 ranked games... at some point 1x1 got 'unavailable' for me. I resolved that by hitting 'back' button to escape matchmaking screen and coming back. But in 1-2 ...
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What will the Terran Point Defence Drone work against?

Regarding the Terran Raven unit, and its Point Defence Drone (PDD), what unit attacks will be intercepted by the PDD? I haven't been able to find a complete list.
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What balance changes were made between the final Wings of Liberty Patch and Heart of the Swarm?

I see websites showing the stats and abilities for new units in Heart of the Swarm, but nothing discussing changes to existing units. Have any existing units had their abilities or mechanics changed? ...
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Is Kerrigan Level achievement bugged? [duplicate]

I believe this achievement is bugged. Is it normal? Shall I ticket Blizzard about this? Or is there something I miss?
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What is a patch terran?

What does it mean when they say "patch terran"? I am looking to understand what the term means.
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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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Does this still work in order to get master mechanic achievement? [duplicate]

I have read many times that by saving up 1M credits and buying one tier of achievements and then loading, then buying other tier and so on lets you have the master mechanic achievement. I came across ...
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What is upgrade spending and more importantly, why does it decrease?

At the score screen, under graphs tab, what exactly is upgrade spending? Well it sounds obvious but why does it decrease sometimes?
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When to stop worker production

A long game, with up to 4 expansions, same goes for the opponant. Throughout a game, its vital to keep up your worker production to have the strong economy for the higher tier fights. You find ...
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Can I install Starcraft 2 multiplayer only, without campaign?

I have installed WoL, size 14 GB, when I buy HotS I'm afraid that might grow up to 30 GB, which is too much. Since I'm not going to play campaign, is there an option to install online multiplayer ...
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Terran bio versus Protoss

Terran bio army consisting of: Marines Marauders Ghosts Medivacs Vikings What is the focus kill priority for the Terran versus a Protoss, assuming the Protoss has the following: Zealots ...
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How do you deal with choke points early on in StarCraft 2?

How do you scout/harass/attack/deal with choke points in early->mid game in Starcraft? After some introspection, I've realized the bane of my Starcraft online play -- I wait far too long to attack ...
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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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Why do Zerg players build their Evolution Chambers quickly?

I often see Zerg players build spawning pool immediately followed by an Evolution Chamber (EC). What is a purpose of that quick EC? To get quick armor/attack upgrades for zerglings? Sometimes I also ...
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Would I lose the “Hurry up, it's raid night” after I earned it?

Okay. This is a silly question but I have to know. I recently completed the campaign in normal difficulty and got the achievement. I, now, want to get the brutal quests done. Is there a possibility ...
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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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Problem loading multiple units into multiple medivacs

When selecting a group of units (marines/marauders/medivacs) I'm looking for a quick way to load them. Right-clicking each medivac in turn works, but when multiple medivacs are used they tend to ...
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Is there any way to control a subgroup within a main group without losing control of the main group?

Let's say I have a group of 10 units: 5 marines, 2 marauders, a tank, and 2 banshees. I want the marines to target the front line, the marauders to target some armored unit, the tank to target ...
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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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Is it possible to purchase and play a used copy of StarCraft 2?

I found a good deal for Starcraft 2 used on Ebay. Can I buy the game? Is it possible to transfer a game from one account to another? edit Its mentioned unused key but opened box. So Can I buy it ?
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Will a Wings of Liberty campaign be any different with the Heart of the Swarm extension?

If I have the Heart of the Swarm extension pack installed with my StarCraft II, will the Wings of Liberty campaign be affected by it? (I.e. new terran units, new upgrades, etc?) I don't mean for the ...
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Why do people get dropped in Starcraft II?

Probably 3/4 games I play, someone drops from the game within 5-20 seconds of the game starting. Why does this happen? I understand that connectivity issues and client crashes probably account for ...
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Tips for Akilon Wastes map?

A bunch of the guys I work with have been playing Starcraft 2 - we are mostly Silver/Gold level players and are having a friendly competition of 1v1s. The rule is that in a best of 3 format the first ...
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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 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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How to clear unit selection in Starcraft 2?

If I select a group of units, is there a way to just CLEAR my current selection as if I selected no units? Some uses cases for a CLEAR selection... Accidentally select all workers Marine splitting ...
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Response to a Terran FE

If you either play as Protoss or as Zerg. What would be the proper response to a Terran 1 Barrack Expand, if scouted within the first 4 min. For any map type! I am looking for hints to what you ...
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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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Do Queens affect the amount of larva produced in the Heart of Swarm campaign? [duplicate]

I found it odd that during the campaign, I am unable to use the Queen's ability to spawn larva. However, it seemed that keeping a queen near my hatchery did cause more larva to spawn. In the Heart ...
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Can I get missing achievements by replaying missions from the archive?

I had some internet connection problems so I have decided to complete some missions offline and I was not credited achievements for these missions. If I want to get these achievements, is going to the ...
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Stimpack versus Combat Shield

A 2 or 3 Barrack rush with either Stimpack or Combat Shield versus any race. You sometimes see the pro´s open with this and then expand behind it, or even doing it as an all in. But in which ...
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Is it possible to transport units (via Overlord) in the Heart of the Swarm campaign?

Playing through the Heart of the Swarm campaign, I noticed my overlord options were limited. Is it possible to use overlords to drop units during the Heart of the Swarm campaign?
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How do I drop units from overlords/medivacs while the transport is still moving?

I've seen players drop units from overlords/medivacs while the transport was still moving, but I can't figure out how to do that myself. If I order the transport to unload all and then issue another ...
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Stop SCV from building without cancelling

In pro-level games, I often see Terran players pulling SCVs off half-completed buildings without cancelling the buildings (shown here). How do you do that?
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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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How to select all same type structures in entire map?

I was wondering if it is possible to instantly select all same type structures in entire map (not in territory you are currently watching)? For example: I want to reallocate multiple spine crawlers ...
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Can I start the campaign again to get conversation-related achievements?

I didn't accomplish "Find out why Tychus Findlay is always in a Marine suite" achievement. If I start the campaign again will I be able to get it?
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Do I need my Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty disk for Heart of the Swarm?

I understand that I need to own Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty to play Heart of the Swarm, but I'm not sure where my disk is. If I can't find it, do I need to buy WoL again before I can play HotS?
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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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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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What does season lock exactly mean in Starcraft 2?

While I was checking this TeamLiquid Site about season dates and more information, I noticed that there is, besides "Start Date" and "End Date", a so called "Season Lock". What does the season lock ...
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Is there a service that provides Battle.NET badges to include in web pages?

StackOverflow (and associated sites), offers badges you can embed on any web-page. It's available through the user page on the "flair" tab. I wonder if something like this is available for ...
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What is the “canonical” option for the Wings of Liberty split missions?

Wings of Liberty had 3 "split" missions, where you had to choose sides: Safe Haven / Haven's Fall, where you had to pick between Dr. Hanson and Executor Selendis Breakout / Ghost of a Chance, where ...
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Lair Rally points messing up

SC2 HotS multiplayer. Whenever I upgrade to a lair or hive as zerg my rally points get cancelled and sometimes just as a hatchery it happens too. I'm needless missing mining time and have units out of ...
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Do spine crawlers *in* the mineral line affect the rate of resource gathering?

I sometimes like to put spine crawlers in between the minerals and the hive when I am really sick of harassment. How much does this affect the rate of mineral collection? I reckon there must be some ...
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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 ...