Starcraft 2 Strategy Guide
Hello Fellow Starcraft 2 player,
I put together this website as a resource for anyone who plays Starcraft 2 and is looking for a solid Starcraft
2 strategy guide that will allow them to rank up in multiplayer matches.
I was a Diamond level player in beta and am currently ranked in Diamond now that Starcraft has been
released. On this site, I have shared with you some of my best strategies so that you can start winning more
New Starcraft 2 Strategies - Major Update - 4/25/13
New: Our Heart of the Swarm
Campaign Guide is now complete! Video guides are included for all 20 missions on brutal mode. Additionally,
video walkthroughs for all 19 Hard Mode Mastery achievements are available as well! Head over to the campaign guide
to discover fool-proof methods to clear the HotS campaign on brutal mode as well as the best Kerrigan builds,
Evolution Strains, and Mutation Upgrades to use with your army. We also just added an achievements page and a page
dedicated to campaign-only units!
Our Heart of the Swarm guide now possesses a
significant amount of content. This includes full pages on all the new HotS units, as well as a list of the
many changes to old Wings of Liberty units and which units received new upgrades. This section is now up to 10
strategy videos - one for each of the 7 new units in Heart of the Swarm, and one detailing the changes made to
Additionally, our Wings of Liberty Campaign Guide has been
completely revamped! Full video walkthroughs have now been added for every mission on brutal mode as well as
separate videos and strategies for all of the difficult achievements.
Finally, a section on the Starcraft 2 Challenges has been added
to the site. This includes strategies and video guides for all of the single player Wings of Liberty challenges.
Between this section and the campaign guide, players now have full guides to beat all the missions on brutal mode
and unlock all the Wings of Liberty achievements so they can be fully prepared for the release of Heart of the
Leading up to release, I will be going back through all of the old Wings of Liberty multiplayer content and
the strategies and builds for Heart of the Swarm. Should any of the strategies be deemed obsolete, I will create a
new section of the site for Wings of Liberty strategies. This way, Heart of the Swarm players do not get confused
by old strategies while players who do not pick up the expansion right away still have something to look at.
Navigation Changes to Starcraft 2 Strategy Guide
Over the past few months, I have been regularly adding a few new strategy articles each week to the site.
However, the navigation bar on this site has been getting over-crowded. As a result, I have removed some of the
least-popular pages from the side-bar and added them into their parent categories.
For example, the Starcraft 2 Terran Air Units page (a
sub-page) is no longer on the navigation bar, but you can find it by clicking on the Starcraft 2 Terran Units and Structures page (the "parent"
category). From there, you can find a link to this specific article and all of the other Terran unit articles.
To start, I have only removed the units and structures sub-pages from the navigation bar. Based on feedback, I
may remove more of the least-popular pages over time from the navigation bar and place them on their parent
This is for two reasons. Firstly, it will reduce the clutter of the navigation bar and help people find the
article they are looking for. Secondly, I will now be able to add more articles to this site and place them in
their parent categories without them being "hidden" from view, as readers will be used to clicking on the parent
categories to find articles.
While it may take some time to get used to (I know I hate it when my favorite sites change their layouts) - it
is for the best as it will allow me to post more content for everyone to read without it getting lost in the
About Starcraft 2 Guide
This site has been split into quite a few sections which are regularly updated
(be sure to check back regularly for Starcraft 2 strategy guide updates!):
- 3 sections (one for each race) on Units and Structures. In these sections I discuss each unit and building,
what it does, and what its strengths and weaknesses are.
- 3 sections (one for each race) for covering some of the most popular and effective Starcraft 2 strategies.
I recommend not only reading over the strategy sections for the race you like to play, but also check out the
strategies that you find yourself losing against. In this Starcraft 2 strategy guide, I list both the strengths
and weaknesses of popular strategies so you not only know how to perform them but how to counter them as
- A section on counters, discussing which units you should build to counter other units in the game.
- A section on 2v2 strategy (this section will get tons of updates), so that you can dominate in multiplayer
play as well as 1v1!
If you are new to Starcraft 2, enjoy playing the game, and want to be competitive and win more games in online
play, there are some core concepts you should take the time to learn. Many of the pages on the left provide
specific game strategies and counters, but regardless of the match-up, there are a few principles you should master
if you want to be a great Starcraft 2 player:
If you haven't played Starcraft 2 yet or are unfamiliar with the Starcraft series, here is a
brief overview of Starcraft 2 (also known as SC2):
Starcraft 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to popular computer game, Starcraft. The original Starcraft
(which came out in 1998) is one of the best selling computer games of all time, with over 11 million copies
The original Starcraft was so popular that many people ended up playing Starcraft for a living. The
same holds true for Starcraft 2. One of the top SC2 Players has put together a Starcraft 2 strategy guide,
the Shokz Guide, which I strongly recommend you check out which you can get by clicking here.
Anyway, back on track..
Back in 1998, not nearly as many people had computers with internet access that could handle
online gaming, so the success of the original Starcraft was incredible. With many more people playing
video games online, SC2 is set to be a blockbuster, with most analysts predicting between 6 and 7.5 million
sales by the end of 2010!
This game was released on July 27th, and players can pick it up at any major retailer or even download it
online. Starcraft 2 has become the most popular RTS (Real Time Strategy) game of all time by selling over 1.5
million copies during its first week of release!
Onto the Starcraft 2 Strategy Guide:
SC2 is a real-time strategy game. Players gather resources, build buildings, and amass units in order
to win battles against each other. There is a single-player version as well which players can play the game
set to a storyline.
The real draw for most players is the online play, and that will be the focus of this
website. However, if you are more interested in single-player mode you can use the same strategies on
this site and apply them to the single player mode in order to easily beat all the missions.
In SC2, there are three playable races:
Players can pick a race before the game starts or alternatively choose to be a random race. Each
race has its own unique units, buildings, playstyle. Players fight each other with the goal of
destroying the opponent(s) forces. Within each race, each unit has its own strengths and weaknesses which
makes SC2 a lot like a big game rock paper scissors (Unit A beats Unit B, Unit B beats Unit C, and Unit C
beats Unit A)!
Note: You can read about these counters in the Starcraft 2
Counters List section!
In addition to units having advantages over others, some units are classified as support units
and can't actually fight. For example, the Medivac is a Terran unit that can restore the HP (i.e.
health - units die when HP reaches zero) of friendly units and transport ground units in the air.
The Medivac can't actually attack though, it can only support (hence the name) other combat units.
That's one of the areas where this Starcraft 2 Strategy Guide will come in handy; there are a lot of
different variables and strategies you can use given all the different units and races. I will give a lot of
great strategies and secrets for winning plus review some of the top guides put together by the pros
(there are people who play Starcraft for a living!), so you will get the inside scoop on how to win
games from the best players in the world.
Anyway, back to the Starcraft 2 Strategy guide...
In SC2, players can now play in a variety of ranked brackets, such as:
-1v1 (you versus another player)
-2v2 (random - i.e. matched up with a random partner also in the game queue)
-2v2 (arranged - i.e. playing with your friends)
-FFA (every person for themselves)
..and more. The great thing about this new system is that you can play ranked multiplayer (2v2, 3v3, etc) games
even when your friends are not online.
Note that sometimes when you pick up a random partner, the enemy team might be arranged. It can be kind of tough
when this match-up happens, but it is still winnable with the right Starcraft 2 strategy guide!
You are assigned to specific brackets based on your skill levels (bronze, silver, gold, platinum, or diamond,
diamond being the highest) so that your opponents are always about your skill level. After reading and implementing
the strategies on this Starcraft 2 strategy guide, you should be able to leap-frog into a higher, more competitive
The higher level divisions are more fun because you are much more likely to have a good partner and good
competition. In the lower divisions, players use cheap and gimmicky tactics (fast rushes, cannon rushes, etc) to
In the Diamond League, you end up with a lot of great games and good players and I find I have a lot more fun
playing at that level. You get better as your competition gets better, so its important to start ranking up and
getting into the Diamond league as fast as you can!
Are you still struggling to get into the Diamond
If you answer the above question with a yes, then I urge you to pick up the
Shokz Starcraft 2 Mastery Guide.
This routinely updated advanced guide
contains strategies for ALL the races, an advanced 1v1 guide, a 2v2 guide with powerful strategies for
Terran, Zerg, and Protoss players that will have your opponents begging for mercy. Click here to get it now!