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Starcraft 2: What Protoss strategies should I learn?

Asked by timtrueman (5746points) October 27th, 2010

My style:
1. I enjoy Protoss so don’t try to sell me on another race.
2. I tend to have a relatively low APM (mid-30s).
3. I’m better at macro than micro.

I think I should probably start with the standard 4 gate but I’m wondering this:
1. What specific opening I should learn first?
2. What strategies I might explore after that?
3. Which strategies are suited to 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4?
4. What are some race specific strategies I can exploit when playing PvP, PvT and PvZ?
5. What can I do to improve my micro and APM?
6. How do you use the group hotkeys?
7. How can I exploit my strengths at macro and less my weakness at micro?
8. How should I practice? Custom games versus AI? Real live subject on

I’m not particularly hardcore or worried about doing well but I’ve just been watching a bunch of Husky’s videos and wanted to raise my (light) gaming to the next level.

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weeveeship's avatar

Zealot Rush!

Worked on SCBW

timtrueman's avatar

A Chargelot timing push is probably my strongest strategy but then I’m weak on air.

weeveeship's avatar

Air weakness probably won’t matter in the early game. So, just pump Zealots ASAP and rush away!

tedd's avatar

try reading this site…..

you’ll probably get more than 3 responses… in fact just search first, they get upset when you ask “dumb questions.”

nisse's avatar

Have you been watching the day9 newbie tuesdays? If not they are a great way to learn..

timtrueman's avatar

@nisse I haven’t—thanks for that suggestion! I’ve just been watching HuskyStarcraft for the most part…my StarCraft 2 time is rather limited. I’ll watch a pro-level game, then try something I saw in it online, watch my replay of that game and then note my mistakes and weak points and play a second game trying to improve upon the first game. The only strategy I’ll never try is the good old 13 gate done in this video by CellaWerra (hilarious!):

@tedd I’m an idiot for not realizing the forums on there would have the answer to my questions.

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