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 can I get the “Would You Kindly…” achievement?

The "Would You Kindly..." achievement in Starcraft 2 states: Destroy 5 units with a single Neural Parasited unit in an Unranked or Ranked game. Since the achievement was introduced, Neural ...
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How to show unit count by type during game?

Is it possible to show unit count by type during a game (i.e., # of SCVs, # of marines, etc.)? I'm referring to something like the unit-count display that we can toggle when watching replays. As a ...
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What should I do to get the Outmatched: 2 Insane AI achievement?

What should I do to get the Outmatched: 2 Insane AI achievement? I've watched like dozen of online tutorials, where is shown how to do that. The only problem is that those cannon/spine rushes worked ...
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How do I complete the “Outmatched: 4 Very Hard AI” achievement?

I am trying to complete the "Outmatched: 4 Very Hard AI" achievement: Win a 1 vs 4 Multiplayer Custom Game with no Allies against 4 Very Hard A.I. opponents. Any tips are welcome. Thanks. P.S. I ...
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What is the infamous “Archon Toilet”?

I heard that expression quite a few times during casts, but what excatly is it and why is it called like this?
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How to exit Arcade game after it's finished?

I used to exit Squadron TD games after they finished using menu/exit. Today I've noticed that every game counts me as a leaver, even though I exit after the HQ is destroyed. How do I exit without ...
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How do I combat mass Void Rays as Protoss?

I play PvP games with a friend of mine. Neither of us is very good, but he usually wins because he has played more than me. Thing is though that he rarely does anything other than build a bunch of ...
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Is it possible to reduce Starcraft 2's disk footprint?

Is it possible to minimize disk space usage? I only want to play multiplayer anyway and the biggest chunk of the download is the campaign. Since the multiplayer game is playable after only 10% of ...
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Replaying sequences played after pressing the continue button in Heart of the Swarm

In Heart of the Swarm, after the continue button is clicked, sometimes small sequences are played where Kerrigan utters commands to her broodmothers to attack certain planets. Is there any way to see ...
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What are Protoss counter options to Mass Marauder?

What is the best counter to mass marauder while using a standard build order? I have tried charge zealots but the just get kited to death. High Templar with storm do not do enough damage. Colossus are ...
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StarCraft II profile URL path

I want to make a SC2 clan and we need an website. We want to let users register free on website based on Server, Character Name and Number. I saw on http://sc2ranks.com/ that they can somehow can ...
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Meaning of number in Starcraft 2 ladder?

In Starcraft 2, what is the meaning of the number in the upper-right corner of the display? (the 5320 in the image below)
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How to keep sentries and templars in the center of death balll?

Couple of posts about sentries usages (Effective use of Sentry in Starcraft 2) mention it is good to keep sentries in the center of you army so guardian shield will cover bigger amount of units and ...
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I can't invite a friend to play in Starcraft 2

How does one invite specific people to play 1v1 in Starcraft 2? Acccording to this note I tried the following but failed: Add the guy to friends. Right-click the name of the friend you want to ...
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Is there a legit way to zoom out more?

Any legit way to zoom out more in Starcraft 2? I feel like I could handle much more information on the screen. If I could zoom out a little further, it'd be awesome.
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How can I play vs A.I. on a set difficulty on a random map?

I use to play a lot of 2v2 and 3v3 with random people vs A.I. on hard or very hard slowly working my way towards the Supreme Command achievement. But with Heart of the Swarm they changed it so that ...
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Starbattle - Whats the point of the quantum reactor for the Colossus. When is the best time to get it?

I'm a passionate Starbattle player and was wondering how I would go about finding out when the best time was to get quantum reactor which gives 25% shield recharge during sustained fire vs 0% under ...
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How to change a property of a doodad during gameplay?

Let assume that we have a doodad in the middle of the map, for example 'Rubble Wall 45' (named testwall_1) and also we created a triggers (called 'timer' and 'rotate') with the following action: ...
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What is a strategy to earn the best defense achievement in StarCraft 2?

I have been attempting to earn the Best Defense achievement in StarCraft 2. The Best Defense is an achievement earned during the third mission of the Wings of Liberty campaign: Zero Hour. The goal of ...
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Most effective path (tower defense maps)

I'm playing a SC2 "tower-defense"-like map, and need to find out how to build walls efficiently, so that units stay longer on the map and take more damage. The map looks like this: The most common ...
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10-pylon vs 8-pylon

I usually build 8 probes, then a pylon, so I could keep building probes and not have to wait for the pylon to build (in 10-pylon you're stuck while the pylon is building). Is one of these build ...
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If I pre-order HOTS can I give the Beta key to someone else?

If I pre-order HOTS now, can I give my beta key to someone else to use with their account and then when the game is released properly still play with my own account?
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Can StarCraft 2 be played offline?

I've always thought that Starcraft 2 was Always Online, but I was talking to a college today and I found out there was an offline mode which just lacks access to achievements or custom maps (like I ...
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Which comes first? Heart of the Swarm or Wings of Liberty?

I'm quite confused as which Starcraft 2 game to buy first? If I buy Heart of Swarm will I'll be able to play in Wings of Liberty too? or no?
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Starcraft 2: How do I enable AI difficulties harder than 'easy'?

When I create a game to practice against the AI, it only lets me select 'very easy' and 'easy'. How do I get the other difficulties enabled? Play a certain number of matches? Is it locked until I buy ...
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AI difficulty in Starcraft is not behaving as expected

I will start by saying that I have only been playing this game for two days. At first "Medium" was very hard for me because the enemy was ripping me apart. This was especially true about "Hard" when I ...
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Defending a cannon rush: How to identify type of building warping (pylon or cannon) [duplicate]

Defending a cannon rush sometimes you have to pull drones and attack the pylon or the cannon. If you attempt to power down the cannon by destroying the pylon, the Protoss might try to build another ...
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Guardian Shield: Does it stack?

Protoss sentry units have the Guardian Shield ability which: Creates a range 4 aura that reduces incoming ranged damage to friendly units by 2. Lasts 15 seconds. If a unit is sitting inside ...
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Is there any way to break a Protoss Sentry's Force Field?

When I first encountered a Sentry force field, I expected to be able to attack and destroy it. However, they don't seem to be targetable. Is there anything I can do except wait for it to fade ...
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Best Buildings to Destroy when Rushing Terran?

When you're rushing a zerg player it's best to take out their Spawning Pool. It takes a long time to rebuild (plus its pretty costly), there's not normally multiples of them, and it's vital to much of ...
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How to make worker carry multiple resources?

I want to make a rather simple (?) change: I would like Probes (or other workers) to be able to carry multiple minerals at the same time. I would expect the probe to: approach the mineral field ...
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Probe returning: From which mineral field it gathered resources?

If I have a Probe returning with minerals back to the base (Issued order "ProbeHarvest",1), how do I know where it was mining from? I would like to write a trigger which orders the probe to return ...
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Custom variables/fields for units? [closed]

Is there a way to associate new/custom variables with units? There are two triggers I want to apply on a unit. First trigger, invoked on a unit, should check the current order assigned to it and ...
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Starcraft 2 Galaxy editor mirroring tools?

I like my maps to be symmetrical, and I wanted to know since a casual poking around didn't find anything: Are there any commands or tools in the Starcraft 2 Galaxy editor to assist with making my maps ...
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How do I effectively counter a cannon rush with Zerg?

I was a victim of a cannon rush in my last Starcraft 2 game. I was playing Zerg and my opponent was playing Protoss. About four minutes into the match, cannons and pylons started going up in front ...
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Is a Zerg fast expand impossible to stop with Terran?

A friend (platinum) told me that early Zerg expand cannot be stopped by Terran. In 99% of games a good Terran can build a bunker and can bring ONLY 1 marine inside. The Zerg's task here is keep 6 ...
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Why do pros patrol workers when trying to block buildings?

The best example is trying to block a zerg early hatchery. Most pros will set their worker to patrol in a small area to block the hatchery. Why not hold position or just "stop"?
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Handling Mass Sentry as a Zerg

I have once again battled with a Protoss. This time the build was a lot of sentries, a handful of stalkers and some Immortals. I want Roaches, Hydras, and Lings. The map was Lost Temple. Any clash ...
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Can you determine Protoss Buildings while still under construction?

If an opponent protoss warps a building, all buildings look the same, or is there a hint, what kind of building it will be once it is finished?
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How do I select a mixed group of troops with the Stimpack option showing?

Is there a technique to select an all bio army (marine, marauder, medivac, and ghost) but with the stimpack option available first? Because when I select that army, I get the ghost options first, and ...
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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 can I achieve a “formation move” in StarCraft 2?

In the first picture, the three selected units (Ultralisks) have been given a movement order to a point, and are converging on that point. In the second, the three units in motion (Overlords) 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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How to counter marine rush as a protoss on maps with huge ramps like Scrap Station?

Assuming that I scout well and find out that my opponent is going for mass marines early on (no gas, reactors), I still seem completely unable to counter marines when they come at me too early. My ...
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Where to spend chronoboost once you saturated with probes?

Usually, during early game I spend Chronoboost on probes, warpgate research, upgrades (attack, defence). In general, till 10th minute mark my Nexus's rarely have 100 energy. In mid game, I don't ...
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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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StarCraft2: Easy way to calculate number of harvesters

During game play one of the most important questions is: how many harvesters do you have right now. Will it be effective to build 3 more harvesters or it is better to build additional production ...
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Should I group together or spread out tanks in siege mode?

If I group my siege tanks together they cover less area and once melee units get to them they all become helpless together; but on the other hand if I spread them around they're easier to surround and ...
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How do I disable the windows key when in-game?

Trying to get rid of the 'press windows key in middle of game and it returns back to windows, and then I can't alt-tab back in for 15 seconds' problem. Specifically, I'm playing SC2 on a 32-bit ...
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Creating arbitrary team sizes in Single Player versus AI games

I've searched all over but there seems to be no way to create a single player versus A.I. game (i.e. one that would allow cheat codes) with arbitrary team sizes, e.g. 1 versus 7 or 2 vs 6 on an ...