One of the most common complaints that players have when trying to take on Terran is trying to find a good Starcraft 2 Battlecruiser counter. The truth is that this unit is actually quite easy to stop with the right unit choice. In this article, I have revealed the best counters for this unit.
As a Terran player, you should have a very easy time stopping the Battlecruiser. There is only one unit that is effective at doing so: the Viking. This unit does bonus damage to armored units.
Three Vikings will beat a Battlecruiser any day, even if the Battlecruiser uses its Yamato Cannon. If you see the enemy player getting Battlecruisers, put a reactor on your Starport and start turning out Vikings. The best thing about Vikings though is that their high speed and range allow you to attack Battlecruisers from a safe distance, so those with good unit control can fight them without getting hit.
As a Zerg player, you can take Battlecruisers head on with the Corruptor unit. No other unit in the Zerg army can stand up to a Battlecruiser, so if you see Battlecruisers enter the field, you have to get the Corruptor.
The high armor of the Battlecruiser significantly reduces Hydralisk damage, so must get some Corruptors. Be sure to use the Corruption ability to make it a complete rout as the extra damage goes a long way on big units.
Protoss players actually have the toughest time facing Battlecruisers. The Protoss army does not have a good enough air superiority unit to use against the BC. The truth is that the Phoenix actually is very, very weak against the BC.
The Phoenix has two attacks, each of which does 5 damage. Both of these attacks are mitigated by the BC’s natural 3 armor, reducing the damage by 60 percent. This renders the Phoenix essentially useless versus the Battlecruiser. Void Rays are not the best choice either due to their high cost and their propensity to be taken out by Yamato Cannon.
As a Protoss player, you are best off opting for Stalkers. Stalkers do decent damage to
BCs and are a soft counter. However, you can run into trouble if you try to fight BCs which have gathered above a wall or are attacking from the side of your base. You cannot afford to fight them unless all of your Stalkers are in range.
One good way to get your Stalkers in range is to use the Blink ability and Blink your Stalkers underneath the Battlecruisers. Another thing you should do is to add a few Sentries to the mix and use the Guardian Shield ability. By combining the two units, you will have a great Starcraft 2 Battlecruiser counter.