6

I sometimes see terms like +1 thrown around for example Zealots. I kinda figured out it's related to upgrades but what upgrade? Protoss have melee, armor, shields and air weapons. Does +1 mean all of them?

7

When ever casters use the term +X/+X They are referring to the weapon upgrade first, then the armor upgrade next. In your example +1 zealots would be a regular zealot with +1 weapon upgrade with nothing else.

You'll often hear them say casters saying "They're going for a quick +1 timing attack" which means that the person researching the weapon upgrade is building an attack for when the weapon upgrade finishes, giving them a timing window/advantage over their opponent (assuming the opponent doesn't have any upgrades).

  • 1
    +1/+1 means +1 attack and defense, with +1/+1/+1 meaning +1 to shields as well. This is because attack/defense are usually upgraded first, because they are regarded to provide more bang for the buck, and they are cheaper upgrades. – Wikwocket Aug 15 '11 at 2:08
1

It appears to mean all of the tier 1 upgrades to weapons, armor and shields. Also seems to potentially include leg upgrades at least in the first game. It would not include air weapons.

  • 1
    Actually I believe in that article, +1 refers to attack only. The timing attack it centers around is referred to as: "when your legspeed/attack finish at the same time." – Wikwocket Aug 15 '11 at 3:35

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.