Starcraft 2 Battlecruiser Counter – Tips for All Races

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.

Starcraft 2 Void Ray Counter

Every player wants to know the same thing: what is the best Starcraft 2 Void Ray counter? The answer to that question is more simple than you would imagine.

The truth is that you should never lose to Voids. They are very expensive (250 minerals, 150 vespene gas) and honestly do not do that much damage compared to units you could get for the same cost.

For example, a single Void costs more than 2 Stalkers or 5 Marines! Both groups of units would easily take out a Voidy.

There are a few things you should know about Void Ray mechanics before we get started. First, the beam charges (increases in strength) the longer it is attacking the same target. If the Void Ray is constantly interrupted or has to move, the beam will not charge.

However, once the beam is charged, Voids will keep this charge for a period of time (say 10-15 seconds) and it will automatically refresh if the Voids keeps attacking. Therefore, the key is to keep the Voids from attacking the same target for too long so it cannot charge up. If it has no charge, it does little damage.

With that said, here is the best way to perform a Starcraft 2 Void Ray counter for all 3 races.

Terran

There are two ways to counter Voids. First off, Marines are incredibly effective versus these Protoss ships. Since Marines have such a low HP total, they will die before Void Rays can charge up! Simply using Marines alone will defeat Void Rays with no problem. The damage inflicted by Stim Packs actually helps in this situation; Void Rays will not be able to charge up or run.

If the Protoss player is playing hit and run, Terran players can use the Viking to easily execute a Starcraft 2 Void Ray counter. The Viking has a range of 9 to the Void’s 6. It is also faster (prior to the Void speed upgrade) and fires in a missile volley, not a charged beam. As a result, players can keep their Vikings just outside of the Void Ray’s range and stop every few seconds to fire off a missile. These Protoss ships never gets a chance to attack!

Zerg

Zerg have the toughest time performing the Starcraft 2 Void Ray counter. Hydralisks work good though, mineral for mineral. Two Hydralisks can be built for the cost of 1 Void; be sure to keep pumping out the Hydralisks at a high pace and you will be just fine, as two Hydralisks easily defeat 1 of these Protoss ships. If the enemy is massing Voids, get a few Corruptors to use Corruption and provide anti-air support.

Protoss

Protoss players have an easy time with the Starcraft 2 Void Ray counter. You can build two Stalkers for the cost of one of these Protoss ships, and Stalkers easily defeat Voids. However, due to the Stalker’s high HP, Voids can easily build up charge versus them. The key here is to use the Blink ability to hit and run versus the Voids before they can build too much charge.

Blink under the Voids, focus-fire and take out as many as you can, then start to run and once you are almost out of range, blink away further. This will interrupt the Voids attack and let their charge drop to prevent it from building up.