Is a Sensor Tower valuable in Starcraft 2?
Build it after you have actually been looked. Then they will certainly recognize where you are anyhow. A Sensor Tower will certainly show you inbound adversary pressures in a massive distance on your minimap and also in the area of fight (also beyond your noticeable array - - they look like (!) ).
Early caution of inbound pressures is essential.
The factor of constructing the sensing unit tower is to pick up adversary placements in haze - of - battle, and also highlight them generally sight and also on the minimap. This permits a safeguarding gamer to cover numerous possible strike courses and also, when a strike is seen, rally their pressures and also all set their defenses to reply to the inbound strike. It additionally offers to cover "unanticipated" strike courses, such as air or a medivac decline originating from behind your mineral line.
(even more of a rather photo than a reliable use a sensing unit tower.)
In the majority of competitions, the adversary will certainly currently recognize where you are (eg on a 1v1 map), or can figure out with little initiative by sending out an expendable device around the map - so the synopsis just betrays the reality that you've invested 100 gas on a structure, which you've obtained a design bay. That is all. The sensing unit tower is synopsis on the minimap turns up to adversaries largely to educate them that if their devices go inside this location, they will certainly be highlighted. The adversary can utilize this details to either stay clear of getting in the sensing unit tower is location till the last 2nd prior to a strike, or to purposely "show" pressures to the safeguarding gamer to terrify them from striking, and also permit development.
If absolutely nothing else, the sensing unit tower can work as a deterrent from shock strikes and also harassment, due to the fact that the adversary recognizes that you'll recognize they are coming. Gamers often tend to accumulate their devices simply beyond sensing unit tower array without also thinking of it, and also a comsat check simply outside can disclose the make-up of the adversary military.
Considering the activity pattern of the red dots can additionally distribute the make-up of the adversary military, if you know with just how the devices relocate, and also at what rates ; a group of mutalisks will fly in a really close development and also expanded promptly when quit, while a number of reaping machines stop at every walk for a minute as they leap.
Probably one of the most reliable use the sensing unit tower would certainly remain in hindering gap ray/ mutalisk/ reaping machine creep strikes ; seeing a couple of devices relocate in the direction of your structures over blockaded surface offers the video game away, and also permits you to have marines ready long prior to deep spaces exist to wreck your day. An additional reliable usage is ordering a sensing unit tower and also some vikings, and also placing the tough word on some neighboring prowling emperors, burglarizing your adversary of priceless vision and also supply.
If you intend to read a number of individuals speaking about the advantages and also downsides of the sensing unit tower, read the Sensor Tower thread on the TeamLiquid forums.