Starcraft 2 Strategies and Tips

Today I will be discussing a few tips concerning Starcraft 2 online play; strategies for the races and some game play dynamics in general. These are just a few things that I have noticed while playing and thought that it would make sense to point them out, especially to help out some of the newer players out there. So, here we go…

In an online match, the player that has more control over the game will ultimately be the winner. If you could be in constant communication and relay your exact orders to each and every unit every single moment of the game, you would be unstoppable! While it is certainly a nice thought to entertain, it is unfortunately impossible. The theory still holds true though and the easiest way for us to be in control, is to know what is going on in the game. There are several tips and strategies for Starcraft 2 that you can learn about on You get the surefire ways to win the game as well.

Knowledge is power, and obtaining knowledge will help us in defeating the enemy. No matter with which race you play, be it Zerg, Protoss or Terran, it is crucial that you start scouting as soon as possible. Scouting is a form of information gathering and the more information we have, the better we can equip ourselves against the enemy.

One of the things that most new players take for granted is the mini map. Since we can’t see or be everywhere on the map at once, the best and fastest way of seeing what’s going on is through the mini map. It provides you with a quick overview of your base as well as friendly and enemy unit locations. Do not underestimate the value of your mini map. With good recon, you can know what’s happening on most of the map. Professional players have already learned the importance of this tool, so use it wisely.

Another mistake for beginner players is that they build up a huge army consisting of just a single type of unit. While this doesn’t happen often it is still good to know why this is a very bad strategy idea. See, each unit in Starcraft 2 has a counter unit, a unit that is very effective against your unit. So if you amass an army using only a single type of unit, it will be a piece of cake for your opponent to defend. He will then just build counter units. This is why the most effective attacking strategies have armies that consist of combinations of units, with additional units to counter the counter units. This is why it is so important to learn which units counter which…

These are just a few tips to remember when playing Starcraft 2. You will really have to know your stuff if you wish to climb that ranking ladder. It only gets more difficult as each of the races has their own strengths and weaknesses, their own style of play and their own strategies. Don’t give up and good luck!