Questions tagged [starcraft-terran]

One of the three factions in the popular Starcraft series, the Terrans use biological and mechanical units. They are not as strong, unit-for-unit, as the Protoss, and cannot create the vast armies of the Zerg. Instead, they survive through adaptability.

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How does the Cyclone Lock On ability prioritization work in Starcraft II?

How does the lock on ability work on auto cast? I notice a lot of the times that cyclones don't target buildings, but what about buildings that shoot back like spines or planetary fortresses? How does ...
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How do I play vs. the AI and choose the strategy for the AI?

When playing Terran, I'm getting by butt kicked by mass Mutalisks. I want to practice that. In previous versions of Starcraft 2 I could choose a strategy for the AI (like Air). How do I do it in the ...
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What does “RAX” mean?

I'm new to Starcraft and when I look on the Starcraft subreddit or here in some questions I often encounter term RAX usually in context with Terrans. But I don't know what it means. What does it mean?...
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What is giant blue target in SC2 Legacy of the Void?

Just started playing Into the Void. Warming up against computers. I noticed a blue target in a wide area around my units while I played against Terran. I'm thinking it's the Liberator but I recall ...
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Best Attacks Against Bunker Early Game StarCraft 2?

I attempted, as Protoss, to rush a Terran player who had blocked off their ramp with two bunkers loaded up with Marines and Marauders with SCVs repairing them. They easily destroyed my stalkers while ...
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How do I know how many SCV's I have created?

In Starcraft 2, how do I know how many SCV's I have created easily while playing? All I see total population on top right side of game.
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How do Widow Mines work?

I was playing StarCraft II, and come across a new unit called the Widow Mine in multiplayer. I don't know what it does, all I know is that it can burrow like a zerg.
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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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What is a good Terran anti aircraft strategy if you are on the move?

Marines seem to be a good cheap and quick to build up anti-aircraft unit, but my question is more about "strategy" and not just a "unit". I was using Banshees (which have cloaking) to startle some ...
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Does The Starcraft 2 MMR transfer to a different server?

I play zerg in ranked master league on the Europe server, got my 1000 wins and I want to play terran now (I am horrible with terran). Do you know if my MMR will be the same on the Americas server or ...
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Is mass Battlecruisers an easy win or does something counter them?

I managed to get five bases, very well defended. However, when I got to build 20+ Battlecruisers with all armour and weapon upgrades, they literally destroyed everything (1 vs 3, Terran vs Protoss, ...
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Terran Vs. Terran - BIO play

Even though I have hundreds of hours in StarCraft 2, there is still one returning issue that I find difficult to solve, even through replays and other VODs or streams. In Terran versus Terran, the ...
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How long will this strategy work? (TZ 2v2 marauder+cs/speedling push against PP, TP shared base)

My 2v2 partner and I are Terran/Zerg and in high bronze, working on our fundamentals to get into silver/gold. When playing a walled off (shared base) Protoss and Protoss or Protoss and Terran we've ...
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Is there a penalty for SCV multi repair?

Does the SCV repair scale proportionally for time and resources? This question suggests that repair speed varies from building to building, but what about multiple SCVs repairing the same building? ...
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Where can Terran spend extra minerals after building a tier 2-3 army?

In the late game, if I'm on a 3-4 bases and building tier 2-3 army (Terran Air), I end up with a ton of extra minerals. There are usually no more available expansions and I only have 1 or 2 barracks ...
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What can SCVs Repair?

What units and structures in Starcraft can be repaired? Can allied units from other races be repaired?
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Preventing every game from turning into a base trade as Terran

I must admit, SCII isn't my best game. I'm stuck in the low 20's in bronze (or should I say plastic?) Anyhoo, Terran is my favorite race (mostly because I win the most matches with it - but I ...
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Do Bunkers give increased range to units inside in SCII?

When units are inside a bunker, does this bunker give them additional range? I believe in SC and/or SC:BW they gave units an increased range. Is this true in either? Basically: Do bunkers give range ...
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What happens if a Tech Lab or a Reactor get destroyed while producing units?

Suppose I have a building (e.g. Barracks) with a Tech Lab Reactor What will happen if the addon gets destroyed while the building is producing units?
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In order for tech to complete does the production building need to stay attached?

Playing as Terran, do you need to keep your barracks attached to a tech lab in order for research to complete? For example: You have a Barracks connected to a tech lab. You begin Stimpack Research. ...
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Why do Terrans drop MULEs in battles?

I have seen many pro players dropping mules after and during battles. Sometimes they use scans instead. This seems counter-intuitive, I mean they could get a ton of minerals for that. Why do they do ...
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What is the correct method for the Marine Stutter Step?

A common method of Marine Micro is the "stutter step". How is this Marine Stutter step done and when should it be used? For example is the Stutter step effective against Banelings, etc.
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What is the optimal Marine stutter step frequency and timing?

In Starcraft 2 Marines can stutter step, meaning they attack move and start their attack animation, this is canceled by a move command and then attack move again. Theoretically there should be a ...
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Is there a Terran wall-in guide?

Does some kind of Terran wall-in guide exist that focuses on the different ramp types. I struggle with some of the strange 2v2 ramps, especially if they face northeast and I want addons on my Barracks ...
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Terran vs Zerg builds

What's an aggressive Terran strategy that's effective against Zerg players? I'm really curious about attacking Zerg early. Since I'm fairly new to SC2 the only "real" build/strategy I know is 1-1-1 ...
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Is it possible to determine or control where a SCV moves during construction?

Is it possible to determine where a SCV will move next while building or on which side of the building it will finish? Here is my scenario: Enemy is going 6pool and his lings will arrive before my ...
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When is an appropriate time to transition into Ghosts?

I'm a new SC2 player trying to learn Terran. Right now, I'm practicing pretty basic builds like a standard OC opening, 1Rax FE, 1/1/1 with the Cloaked Banshee harass, etc. I've exercised most Terran ...
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What will happen if both players have no money but Terran can fly base in map's edge?

I've played with some "cheap" Terran players who's supposed to be defeated but they flied their base in the edge of the map (accessible only by air units) and wait till the opponent produces a flying ...
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Most effective terran rush in SC2

So what's the fastest and most effective terran rush in SC2 ? I tried building reapers fast, but most of the times I get owned, especially by zergs :s
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Why do players float buildings around with troops?

Why do terran players float buildings with their armies? Does the computer automatically target buildings?
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Whats the best methods of hiding a nuke attack from the opponent?

I'm a Silver League Terran player. I normally don't use nuke gameplay in SC2 since the army normally moves out the nuke's blast area. I would like to start incorporating it into my play style as a ...
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TvT: How to handle 'quick tanks' if you started with reactored helions

I started with reactored hellions, and when I came to my opponent's front, I detected some tanks and marines. In my game I built 2 more hellions and a medivac, and when I did a drop my opponent ...
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As a Terran player, what should I do differently as a result of the 1.4 patch gameplay changes?

1.4 includes quite a few changes to gameplay (here is a condensed list): Unit vision up ramps has been reduced by 1. Immortal Attack range increased from 5 to 6. Mothership Acceleration increased ...
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Why are there so many Terran players at GSL

In the GSL tournament hosted by gomTV (often refered as gomTVT), there are a lot of Terran players. On the ladder, the race balance seems to be a lot better. Why is Terran so favored in top level ...
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How effective is fake baneling burrowing at baiting scans?

Often you'll see Zerg players in ZvT burrow banelings next to marines and try to bait marines into them with mutas. But the Terran player seems to occasionally scans the area to check for burrowed ...
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What is the real duration of the Viking's transformation?

According to the in-game tooltip, the official site, and practically every other source the duration of the Viking's transform ability is 3 seconds (either from ground to air or air to ground). ...
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What's with the random small bonuses for Terran?

You know, like the extra 5 health on SCVs and the 1 extra supply given from a Command Center? At least with units like the missile turret it makes sense for it to be a bit better as far as attack ...
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What is an effective counter to late-game Protoss balls in TvP?

I'm a Diamond Terran frequently matched up against Masters level players. If a TvP ends before 15 minutes, I'm usually the one winning it, but in lategame I rarely do as well. I usually focus on ...
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How many Terran Marines can a Protoss Zealot take on in Starcraft 2?

This is assuming that neither of the units has been upgraded and neither is being healed. Also assuming that all of the marines attack at once and it is a fight to the death.
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What are Reapers good for these days?

Since Patch 1.1.2, the Turbo Reaper has gone away. What are pros using the Reaper for these days? Just an early scout?
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As a Terran, how can I punish a Protoss if I know he's going 4 gate?

I'm in Gold League and all day I play against 4 Gate Protoss. How can I take advantage of this as soon as I scout it? Obviously, it's hard to take advantage with an expansion against this kind of ...
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Why don't Terrans ever seem to use medics?

I've been watching a bunch of Starcraft II replays recently, and I just realized that I've never seen a single medic in any of the games. The most recent one I watched had medivacs, which is obviously ...
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How to counter MMM-ball + Siege tanks as Zerg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't beat Terran as Zerg when they do MMM with a splash of tanks, any ideas? What's the best combination of units as Zerg against MMM + Siege tanks behind them? With ...
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How can I defend against tanks in Starcraft 1 TvT?

I'm playing the SC1 campaign and I'm having a really difficult time on one of the missions (where you destroy the ion cannon.) I can't seem to defend against siege tanks. They come in, demolish my ...
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NO ARMY expansion: is this new strategy? Is it viable?

Last time I began to play often to plat/diamond/master players... Not too often, but still I saw a lot (especially on 4 players maps, in both ladder and custom games) that Protoss players do VERY ...
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Punishing Banshee Play After an Early Scout

Let's say I'm 90% sure that the player is going to make 2-3 banshees with Cloak on Scrap Station. I know I have a lot of options here, but I'm interested in what the community would do. Here's a ...
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What factors to consider when upgrading from Engineering Bay?

first I must say that I've loved this site from afar for a while now (my Droid Stackexchange app) and appreciate all the time you guys put in. That said, I want to ask a simple question with simple ...
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How do I land a building precisely to connect to a techlab/reactor in Starcraft 2?

When I am doing the swap-around, how can I be sure to land the building at the precise location to connect to the reactor or the tech-lab? I see pros do it seamlessly, but when I do it, I have to ...
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SCV repairing speed

How quickly do SCVs repair buildings/units? How many SCVs are required to repair a supply depot/bunker/barracks being attacked by 2 zealots, by 4 stalkers, 1-2 void rays, 6 marines? Any other ...
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TvZ: how to handle quick zerg transitions?

Yesterday I played Terran against Zerg (that is actually 1-2 leagues better then me). I played pretty well half of the game. It was something like this: I scouted Zerg too late (Metalopolis map), my ...