Terran Beginner Basics, Builds, and Tips & Tricks for StarCraft: Remastered
Terran is one of the three playable races in StarCraft: Remastered, an enhanced version of the original StarCraft and its Broodwar expansion. The Terran race might be initially appealing to casual RTS players and/or first timers because their units are very recognizable due to them being grounded in traditional human technology. Things like tanks, marines, medics, flamethrowers; are all things that most people can figure out how they work.
That said, while Terran can be a great choice to play, that shouldn’t be your reasoning since Terran can be just as complicated, if not more so, than the other two playable races: Zerg and Protoss. In a lot of matchups, Terrans will need to make heavy use of Siege Tanks, Vultures, and other Factory units (also known as “mech” units) that need to be controlled very carefully, and strategically. Also, in compositions that make heavy use of the Barracks units (also known as “bio” units), players will need to make sure that they are creating the correct balance of Marines, Medics, and in some cases Firebats. There’s a lot to consider, and all three possible matchups (TvT, TvZ, TvP) can play very differently from each other.
Terran units ride the middle ground between Protoss and Zerg. They are moderately expensive to create, and have a medium amount of strength and durability. Because of this, Terran players need to be very careful, as they can’t just throw away units like Zerg can, and may not get the return on their investment like Protoss can with their powerful yet expensive units. That said, if they can take advantage of what makes Terran units unique, namely powerful abilities such as Siege Mode for tanks, Cloak for Wraiths and Ghosts, Stim Pack for Marines, Vulture’s Spider Mines, Irradiate for Science Vessels, and more; over time, the Terran army is capable of taking down almost any threat.
In this guide, we’ll just give a basic description of what each of the buildings do, and provide a basic build order to practice in each matchup to give you a foundation for how to play competitive multiplayer as Terran in StarCraft: Remastered. That said, StarCraft: Remastered is a very complicated and strategic game. While having a plan (aka a build) prior to the start of the game is a great way to start to learn how to play seriously, ultimately you’ll need to learn how to properly scout and react to what your opponent is doing. Sticking to your plan, come hell or high water, is usually not the best course of action. The only way to develop that skill, is to play a bunch of games, watch streamers that aim to educate, and read up as much as you can. There’s no magic impregnable strategy that will guarantee you a win no matter what.
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For a quick rundown/explanation of Terran’s technology tree in StarCraft: Remastered, be sure to check out the next page.