Terran Nuke Strategy

One thing I hate when playing SC2 is hearing “Nuclear Launch Detected”.  Well the other night I heard it, again, and again, and again.  After I was nuked out quicker than I am willing to admit, I had to figure out how I was crushed so quickly.

This is a great SC2 Terran Strategy, so keep reading and I will show you how you can create this same frustrating strategy.  I have worked this out from watching the reply, and trying it out in a sparing game, which I won.

I have felt for a long time that nukes are under used, but they really are a fantastic way to do a huge amount of damage.  And you really can do this at any time in the game.

First thing is to have a couple of Barracks with Tech Labs, so you can train your Ghosts. You will need to upgrade/research Moebius Reactor and Cloak. Build yourself 2-3 Ghost Academies and build Nukes in each.

Now load up at least 3 Medivacs with 1 or more Ghosts, and start looking for weak areas in your enemy’s base.  At the same time you want to setup a distraction.

It’s not a great idea to just send a load of units into your opponents base, like lambs to the slaughter.  This is where Siege tanks will be your best unit.  Set them up just out of range of your opponents base, and start to draw your enemy out.  Send in Marines and them pull them back towards your tanks which will keep you opponent busy for a little while.

While you are distracting your opponent, cloak your Ghosts and send them into weak areas of your enemy’s base.  Try and target supply depots and pylons.  Workers are also a great target, but they can be moved quickly.

Note.  Make sure you keep your Medivac is out of sight, because if they see this they have a good idea where your ghost might be.


Another way to get great results using this strategy is when used playing 2 player.

While one peron is distracting the enemy the other person builds only the structures required for ghosts (with cloaking) and lots of nukes.  Then the first player takes out as many detectors as they can.  After that, move ghosts in and start nuking from just outside the detectors working your way in.

If you really want to dominate SC2 Check out Shokz Statcraft 2 guide.  Click on the link below to check it out.

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Thanks to Andrew Campbell for help with this post.

Posted by haydo | SC2 Strategies,Terran Strategy


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  3. eric D'Amico Thunder
    14 Nov 2010, 5:20 pm

    hayd u r a genius. if i ever use terran this will be theonly thing i ever do haha. peace dawg

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    21 Nov 2010, 6:49 pm

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  5. AHC
    23 Nov 2010, 2:27 pm

    Nice strategy. It’s similar to one I’ve used, but SO much simpler. Thanks

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