Is there a way to show any unit's range visually?

When you siege the Siege Tank, the range-circle will be shown, like here. Is it possible to show similar circle for Spine Crawler, Roach, etc.? I want this especially for the Spine Crawler, to be able to position it precisely to break the pylon-cannon ramp prison.

  • This would be a good use of a custom mod if anyone wants to build it Oct 30, 2010 at 18:57

2 Answers 2


In the original starcraft there was no way to tell short of memorizing.

In starcraft 2 blizzard added this for a couple of units

  • Siege tanks in siege mode
  • spine/spore crawlers while being placed
  • point defense drones
  • missle turrets
  • photon cannons

While roaches are still a no go, you can use crawlers to break such a siege. Just remember they have the same range as photon cannons

  • I to also point out although they have the same range, cannons on the ramp have a greater FOV Oct 30, 2010 at 20:40
  • @elp a problem fixed by a single overlord
    – tzenes
    Oct 30, 2010 at 21:46
  • And sensor towers Oct 31, 2010 at 2:37
  • @Blue sensor towers don't have attack range, in that context the circle means something different
    – tzenes
    Oct 31, 2010 at 17:45

No, but you could try to determine the range (perhaps with the editor) and memorize it.

Precise placement (unless it's used to wall/block) is not that important...

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .