Starcraft 2 Terran Counters

At the core, Starcraft 2 is really just a huge and more complicated version of rock, paper, scissor. One unit dominates another. That unit is dominated by a third, and the third is dominated by the first in the circle. This post describest the best Starcraft 2 Terran counters against the most common and/or dangerous of various enemy units. Finding strong Starcraft 2 Terran counters should be fairly easy – Terrans are probably the most balanced race in Starcraft 2 and are usually tough to beat.

Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Zerg: Zerglings – Against a Zerg opponent, one of the most common early attacks is the Zergling rush, or even a Zergling decoy as your enemy attempts an early Zerg Expansion. The correct Starcraft 2 Terran counters against Zerglings are use of the Hellion unit – they do massive damage against groups of ground units such as Zerglings.

Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Zerg: Roach/Hydra – A very common Zerg attack is the Roach/Hydralisk attack (take a look at the Zerg Strategy post for more details on this and other common Zerg strategies). The best Starcraft 2 Terran counters include use of the Tank and Thor units combined.

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Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Zerg: Mutalisk – The correct Starcraft 2 Terran counters for a Mutalisk attack is to use Marines and Viking units if you have a Starport.

Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Protoss: Zealot Stalker Attack – The most reliable Terran counter is the Tank and Thor defense, the same used against the Roach/Hydra attack, but this time add some Marines for protection for your Tanks. Take a look at the these Protoss strategies to see the most common Protoss attacks.

Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Protoss: Colossus – The Colossus unit is not very good at doing damage to larger units, so a good Terran Counter is use of the Thor unit.

Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Protoss: Immortals – Immortals are really dangerous to large units, such as your Tanks and Thors, so make sure to keep them away. The best unit for a successful Terran counter is Marines and Hellions. They should have no trouble taking down the Protoss Immortal units.

Starcraft 2 Terran Counters vs. Protoss: Void Rays – The absolute best Terran counter against the Protoss Void Ray is to use your Viking units. Just a few Vikings will absolutely destroy Void Rays.

Mastering these and other Starcraft 2 Terran counters can take time and practice, so if you are just starting it may be a good idea to print out this article and keep it near your computer. If you find a particular unit or combo beating you, make sure to consult this Starcraft 2 Terran counters page and you’ll have them beat in no time!


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