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14 ways to win at StarCraft II

Zerg

Queen

√ Best used to scurry around an expansion base, lobbing down creep tumours to keep prying Marines away.
x Any massed force can take down a Queen with a lot of micromanagement.

Zergling

√ You get two per larva, meaning they’re a good investment against Marines or Zealots.
x The flame-chucking Hellion burns Zerglings like horrible insectoid-baby kindling.

Baneling

√ Bursts explosively on impact, killing all Marines and Zealots dead.
x Ultra-flimsy, a single rogue laser will pierce its carapace. The Protoss Stalker and Immortal are ideal counters.

Hydralisk

√ The Zerg’s ranged unit of choice, groups of them perfect for taking down Battlecruisers and Void Rays.
x Zealots and Zerglings can get in close, negating the Hydralisk’s long-range spines.

Overseer

√ A floaty detector balloon used to spot enemy units, even if they’re cloaked or burrowed.
x A big floating sack of goo, it’s not the strongest unit in the face of anti-air defences.

Roach

√ A spiky, acid-gobbing assault bug with strong armour.
x Marauder grenades slow onrushing Roaches, leaving other units free to pepper them with bullets.

Mutalisk

√ Best facing downward, aiming its spines at Zealots and Immortals.
x A bunker full of Marines will set invading Mutalisks right, knocking them from the sky. Protoss Phoenixes as well.

Corruptor

√ Can drop an unhealthy, restrictive funk on enemy buildings and shoot down Vikings and Phoenixes.
x They have no response to attacks from below, so use ground-based anti-air units.

Infestor

√ Can lob gooey sacks that dispense infected Zerg/Marine hybrids and slow enemy movement.
x Designed as a battlefield supporter for troops, it’s easily beaten by most squads.

Ultralisk

√ Can wade into an enemy base and kill everything. Best versus Marines and Zealots.
x Marauders will slow the beast’s advance with grenades, letting other units concentrate fire on its shell.

Brood Lord

√ Lobs icky Broodlings at its ground based target. Dug-in Siege Tanks suffer hugely from such an assault.
x With no anti-air weaponry, an inviting target for Vikings, Phoenixes and Corruptors.

We complete the trilogy with the Protoss on the next page.

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6 comments

  • hypermanrobot - July 31, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    @ damunsta, thats a fail on your part :| practise and practice are infact the same word pretty much, over in europe practice is the noun and practise is the verb(or is it the other way around, i always get them confused). over here practice is both. but you can use either.
  • damunsta - April 23, 2010 4:12 p.m.

    Spelling nazi to the rescue, on page 5 you wrote practise, it should be practice. Oh and thanks for helping me not suck at starcraft
  • grappler51 - April 23, 2010 2:45 a.m.

    never played starcraft before, but looking forward to this. I'll probably get the shit kicked out of me online, though.
  • ColonelKc - April 23, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    You should have picked your opinion of the best race.
  • pingyoo - April 23, 2010 2:03 a.m.

    Wow, Starcraft is totally amazing! Lou www.anon-web.hitart.com
  • Cyberninja - April 23, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    good job keep up the good work

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