Protoss Beginner Basics, Builds, and Tips & Tricks – StarCraft: Remastered
Protoss is one of the three playable races in StarCraft: Remastered, an enhanced version of the original StarCraft and its Broodwar expansion. The Protoss is known for being technologically advanced as compared to the other three races. Their units are powerful and in the right hands, can be devastating.
Be warned though, Protoss units do have some drawbacks, namely their high supply and resource cost compared to similar units from other races. Therefore the room for error is small. Throwing away expensive units can easily cost you the game, so Protoss players need to be careful to not do that. Also, some of their units such as the infamous Dragoon, have um, questionable pathing AI, so solid micro (aka managing the unit’s individual movements) is crucial to success. Protoss units also are known for their shielding and high HP. While their HP can’t be healed, Protoss can have their shields recharged, giving them a new lease on life, especially if they got out of battle with their HP unscathed.
Protoss units are on the expensive/powerful end of the unit scale in StarCraft: Remastered and Brood War. As mentioned, their units cost a lot, and are very powerful, but are slow to build up and cost a lot more supply. For example, 50 minerals and 1 supply get you two Zerglings, while 200 minerals and 2 supply only gets you 1 Zealot. That said, 1 Zealot can take out two Zerglings easily. So for Protoss, it’s a lot about picking good fights and not losing these costly, yet powerful units unnecessarily.
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 Protoss 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 excellent 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 no matter what 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 unstoppable strategy that will guarantee you a victory no matter what.
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For a quick rundown/explanation of Protoss’s technology tree in StarCraft: Remastered, be sure to check out the next page.