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 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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How should I be countering storms TvP in Starcraft 2?

A good Protoss player usually has pretty good micro with their High Templars keeping them in the back and out of sight, which makes it kind of hard to EMP or snipe them. I'm having trouble countering ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are some good Terran counters to Hydralisks?

I was surprised how strong Hydralisks are against siege tanks - TeamLiquid tells me that tanks are actually strong against Hydras. But why? Tanks do 35 damage (+splash) in siege mode to hydras. But ...
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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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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 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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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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As Terran, what techniques effectively harass in the early game (before 6 minutes)

I play a very macro style Terran which consists of no aggression early game. What are some strategies or build orders that put significant pressure on my opponent (or damage), but set me up to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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TT vs ZZ on Twilight Fortress

As TT, we were going heavy MM and rush at the 6-minute mark. However, since the map is too large, by the time we got there, they have already expanded and have enough zerlings + banelings. What else ...
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What does it mean to “pull SCVs”

I'm trying to improve my very poor StarCraft2 play and have been reading about popular build orders, rushes, cheeses, etc. In reading this guide there is something I don't understand: http://wiki....
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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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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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How does a Terran player stop a cannon rush from Protoss?

On a small 1v1 map playing Protoss vs. Terran, if the Protoss player brings the probe to build a pylon and forge in a corner of the Terran base, what should the Terran player do? It seems like the ...
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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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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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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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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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scouting with Terran - again from new side

Yes, I know, it is a long-long story. I understand how scouting is important. But the problem is that usually good player will 100% prevent "late" scouting with SCV. You will suggest to use scan. BUT. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Countering MMM + Vikings as Protoss?

I was in a match on Blistering Sands versus a Terran that was going MMM. I naturally built Colossi, and to counter he got Vikings. Granted, in that match I was really bad on letting my opponent have ...
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How to beat a Zerg that goes for a Zergling/Baneling/Mutalisk mix?

Watch my replay here. (Scroll down, look for "Save file to your PC: click here" in the box) I did Cons Shells against Banelings, Tanks against Zerglings and Marines/AA/Vikings against Mutas. ...
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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 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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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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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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What are the popular openings / builds for Terran in StarCraft 2?

I don't have too much interest in playing Terran, but I'd like this information mostly to better understand what I'm up against.
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Starcraft 2: Marine vs Marauder

According to the Team Liquid wiki: Marauders are weak to marines. Let's think about this a little: Marauders do 10 damage to marines and have almost twice the cooldown... so in 'normal ...
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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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What are the Terran's best and worst 1v1 maps?

In this question, I asked what maps are good for multiplayer Starcraft matches. Now, after getting some more experience, I'm wondering: what are good/bad maps for Terran 1v1 play? I would very much ...
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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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What are good Z+T strategies for multiplayer Starcraft 2?

In a 2v2 game, if two Zergs are in one team they often do a "double-6-pool-rush". Even though almost everybody knows this opening, it is still very difficult to counter it, although possible. Does ...