If you choose custom game in starcraft 2 you can choose of different builds for the A.I.:

  • Full Rush
  • Timing Attack
  • Aggressive Push
  • Economic Focus
  • Straight to air

What is the difference between those builds?

  • Depends on the race. If you switch from "Random" to one of the three specific races, it'll list actual strats (i.e., "Roach Rush"), and then what kind of build it is. – Raven Dreamer Aug 29 '13 at 21:06
  • 1
    I was searching for a description for each build, but couldn't find any – rubo77 Aug 29 '13 at 21:13
  • Hm. Wonder if they're listed in the AI Editor. – Raven Dreamer Aug 29 '13 at 21:14
  • 1
    easy way to find out put 2 AIs against each other with these strats – ratchet freak Aug 30 '13 at 7:23

Full rush: Just means what it means: the AI will build up forces as soon as possible without researching upgrades through the Engineering Bay, Forge, or Evolution Chamber, trying to finish the game early.

Timing attack: The timing attack depends on the race you're up against. There are several timing attacks programmed into the AI:

Against Protoss: Blink-Stalker, Stalker Robo, Dark Templar, Four Gate.

Against Zerg: Baneling Bust, Roach Rush, Ling Roach, Mutalisk.

Against Terran: Marine Stim, Marine Siegetank, Marauder Helion, Cloaked Banshee.

Aggressive push: I believe (need some input) this mode will do a timing push as well but with everything the AI has with a focus on winning the game on the push ("timing push" means for example getting an upgrade and attacking right as it finishes before the opponent has gotten his own upgrade that would allow him to defend it)

Economic focus: This is the macro mode, building up economy and practising the long game.

Straight to air: Speaks for itself. Rushing an AI opponent that uses this build would be pretty much an automatic win. This mode is for practising air battles.

|improve this answer|||||
  • now for the next question; can you have the AI cheese you? – ratchet freak Aug 30 '13 at 9:30
  • Yes, start a game with full rush and get a drink when the game starts. But seriously, no that is not programmed in. – Madmenyo Aug 30 '13 at 9:39
  • thanks. Where did you find all this info? – rubo77 Aug 30 '13 at 10:37
  • @rubo77 - The names describe them. The timing attack can be determined by playing. – Ramhound Aug 30 '13 at 12:37
  • @rubo77 Yeah a bit of googling but most from own experience and knowing the game and acronyms pretty well. – Madmenyo Aug 30 '13 at 14:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.