Ghost Nuking

How to properly place a Nuke so your ghost isn't detected yet you inflict maximum pain. StarCraft 2 tips on Nuking.

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Whenever you want to nuke.   Ghost is used for this strategies

[What to do]

Nuke from a far enough distance away that Static base defenses and standing defenses can't pick you off. Also, stand where your less likely to be seen.

[Tips for Pulling This Off]

- Scout the area beforehand with a scanner or the cloaked Ghost to get a read on where to nuke from and what to nuke.- Drop a nuke from an angle or corner that is less expected.- Make sure your nuke is going to hit important targets. Weaken a blockade, take out some key pylons or cannons, force Probes/Drones off the line, etc.

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This is great whenever you want to nuke.   This is not good if your opponent has lots of scanners and quick reacting units to take out your ghosts.

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What to do in Failure:

- Follow up with a second nuke or bring in some units to help take out the weakened structures.- Nuke another location or make other attacks to distract your enemy. Nukes create a lot of chaos for your opponent.- Use your ghost to snipe or just shoot remaining enemies.- Get your ghost out before he's caught, they are expensive.   - If your Ghost dies, go back to the drawing board, assess where you nuked from and maybe nuke from farther away or a different angle.


  • [Sniper round]

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

    Hotkey: (C)
    Cloak is an ability of ghost-nuking 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 ghost-nuking 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 ghost-nuking 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

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