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BattleCruiser Yamato Cannon

How to maximize your gains from Yamato Cannon's. The BattleCruiser in StarCraft 2 returns with the devastating Yamato Cannon.

Difficulty Rank:

4/5



 

When to Use:

 

Featured Units:

To take down a large enemy or quickly destroy buildings.   BattleCruiser is used for this strategies
     

[What to do]

Have a BattleCruiser Yamato cannon a building or unit.
 

[Tips for Pulling This Off]

- Cast the Yamato cannon at the start of the fight to maximize it's damage potential.- Cast the Yamato cannon at maximum range as it outranges most defensive structures.- Cast the Yamato cannon at vital enemy structures to quickly dispose of them (Nexus', Tech facilities, etc.)- Cast early and often if facing High Templar as feedback will hurt your BC's and using your energy mitigates damage taken.
 
     

Good vs. These Races / Strategies:

 

Bad vs. These Races / Strategies:

This is great vs. any kind of large building, static defensive structure or large unit.   This is poorly used if your targeting small units (Marines, Marauders, Zerglings, etc.) or non-vital structures.
     

What to do in Success:

 

What to do in Failure:

-Continue to attack if you have overwhelming #'s.- Continue to slowly march across the base to take out other vital structures or units.   - Fight normally with your BC's, hopefully they're still alive.
     

Abilities


  • [repair]

    Hotkey: (R)
    repair is an ability of battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon Gathers minerals and vespene.
    Type: Command
    Range: 1
       
  • [Build Structure]

    Hotkey: (B)
    Build Structure is an ability of battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon Allows Reaper's to jump up and down cliffs.
    Type: Passive
       
  • [Sniper round]

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

    Hotkey: (C)
    Cloak is an ability of battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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 battlecruiser-yamato-cannon 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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