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Colossus Cliff Ledging

How to properly ledge your opponent utilizing Colossus, kill your opponent, save your Colossus. The Colossus in StarCraft 2 is one of the most devastating units in the game and has the potential to harass very difficult to counter positions.

Difficulty Rank:

3/5



 

When to Use:

 

Featured Units:

When your Colossus are near a cliff or ledge and can attack troops.   Colossus is used for this strategies
     

[What to do]

Move your colossus into firing range of the opponents units then back on to the cliff or ledge to avoid taking damage.
 

[Tips for Pulling This Off]

- Move your Colossus just within range of the units before firing and backing off. The more on the ledge/cliff or closer to it you can stay the better.'- Try to walk along the ledge / cliff to hit the units from different sides as well and take full advantage of difficult terrain.
 
     

Good vs. These Races / Strategies:

 

Bad vs. These Races / Strategies:

This is extremely effective when your opponent has no sight up a cliff or ledge. This is also good if you can limit the amount of troops firing at your colossus by leveraging their range and the terrain.   This is bad if your opponent has air units as it will do nothing.
     

What to do in Success:

 

What to do in Failure:

- Continue to ledge / harass your opponent. Move in when their forces are largely diminished.- Look to move in with the rest of your army if you have severely worn down your opponents' army.   - Save as many colossus as you can. Potentially bring in some Anti-air to help them if air is the problem.
     

Abilities


  • [repair]

    Hotkey: (R)
    repair is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Repair can be used on Terran structures as well as all units produced from the Factory and the Starport.
    Type: Auto-Cast
    Range: 1
       
  • [Gather]

    Hotkey: (G)
    Gather is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Gathers minerals and vespene.
    Type: Command
    Range: 1
       
  • [Build Structure]

    Hotkey: (B)
    Build Structure is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Build Structure is used to construct basic Terran structures. Basic Structures are the pre-requisite for advanced structures as well as some other basic structures.
    Type: Command
       
  • [Build Advanced Structure]

    Hotkey: (V)
    Build Advanced Structure is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Build Advanced Structure is used to construct advanced structures. These structures require certain basic structures to be built as well as potentially other advanced structures or upgrades.
    Type: Command
    Requires: Barrack
       
  • [Stimpack]

    Hotkey: (T)
    Stimpack is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Marines and Marauders acquire stimpack ability. Stimpack increases attack and movement speed of the unit at the cost of life. -10 HP / - 20 HP to Marines and Marauders respectively.
    Type: Command
    Requires: Tech Lab
       
  • [Jet Pack]

    Jet Pack is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Allows Reaper's to jump up and down cliffs.
    Type: Passive
       
  • [Sniper round]

    Hotkey: (R)
    Sniper round is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging A careful shot dealing 45 damage. Ignores armor.
    Type: Command
    Damage: 45
    Range: 20
       
  • [Cloak]

    Hotkey: (C)
    Cloak is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Cloaks the Ghost, preventing enemy units from seeing or attack it. A cloaked unit will only be revealed by detector units or effects. Drains .9energy per second
    Type: Command
    Requires: Ghost Academy
       
  • [Tactical Nuke]

    Hotkey: (N)
    Tactical Nuke is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Calls down a Nuclear Strike with a radius of 8 at a target location. Nukes take 20 seconds to land.
    Type: Channeled
    Requires: Ghost Academy
    Damage: 300 (+200 vs buildings)
    Range: 10
    Radius: 8
       
  • [EMP Round]

    Hotkey: (E)
    EMP Round is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Creates an electromagnetic pulse that does 100 damage to shields and drains all energy from units in a targeted area. Cloaked units hit by EMP are revealed for a short time.
    Type: Command
    Requires: EMP Round
    Damage: Destroy 100 shields and all energy
    Range: 10
    Radius: 2
       
  • [Siege Mode]

    Hotkey: (E)
    Siege Mode is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Deploys into Siege Mode. In this mode Siege Tanks have a very long range and inflict area damage. Siege Tanks in this mode cannot move or attack targets at close range.
    Type: Command
    Requires: Siege Tech
    Cast Time: 4
       
  • [Tank Mode]

    Hotkey: (D)
    Tank Mode is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Reverts into Tank Mode. In this mode Siege Tanks can move, but they deal less damage.
    Type: Command
    Cast Time: 4
       
  • [250mm Strike Cannons]

    Hotkey: (C)
    250mm Strike Cannons is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Fires at a single unit or structure, stunning the target and dealing 500 damage over 6 seconds.
    Type: Channeled
    Requires: 250mm Strike Cannons
    Cast Time: 6
    Damage: 500
    Range: 7
       
  • [Fighter Mode]

    Hotkey: (E)
    Fighter Mode is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Transforms the Viking into Fighter Mode. In this mode Vikings fly, but they can only attack air targets.
    Type: Command
    Cast Time: 3
       
  • [Assault Mode]

    Hotkey: (D)
    Assault Mode is an ability of colossus-cliff-ledging Transforms the Viking to Assault Mode. In this mode Vikings move on the ground and can only attack ground targets.
    Type: Command
    Cast Time: 3
       

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