Hotkeys per Race

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Most players use "Standard" or "Grid" as hotkey layout. All hotkeys mentioned here are "Standard". E. g. if you choose "Standard" a Marine is build with A, Q if you are using "Grid".

Terran[edit]

The following hotkeys are only available when the player is playing the Terran race.

Building hotkeys[edit]

When a Terran player has an SCV selected, pressing B to build, followed by one of these keys will instruct the SCV to build the corresponding building.

C = Command Center
S = Supply Depot
R = Refinery
B = Barracks
X = Add a Tech Lab to selected Barracks
C = Add a Reactor to selected Barracks
E = Engineering Bay
U = Bunker
T = Missile Turret
N = Sensor Tower

Advanced Building hotkeys[edit]

When a Terran player has an SCV selected, pressing V to advanced build, followed by one of these keys will instruct the SCV to build the corresponding building.

G = Ghost Academy
F = Factory
X = Add a Tech Lab to selected Factory
C = Add a Reactor to selected Factory
A = Armory
S = Starport
X = Add a Tech Lab to selected Starport
C = Add a Reactor to selected Starport
C = Fusion Core

Unit hotkeys[edit]

When the Terran player has the appropriate building selected and then presses the following keys, they will start the creation of the corresponding unit.

CC/OC/PF Barracks Factory Starport
S = SCV
A = Marine
D = Marauder
R = Reaper
G = Ghost
E = Hellion
S = Siege Tank
T = Thor
D = Widow Mine (HotS)
R = Hellbat (HotS)
V = Viking
D = Medivac
R = Raven
E = Banshee
B = Battlecruiser

Technology (Upgrade) hotkeys[edit]

When the Terran player has the appropriate

Command Center Engineering Bay Armory Fusion Core Ghost Academy
B = Upgrade to Orbital Command
P = Upgrade to Planetary Fortress
E = Infantry Weapons
A = Infantry Armor
B = Building Armor
H = Hi-Sec Auto Tracking
N = Neosteel Frame
E = Vehicle Weapons (WoL)
V = Vehicle Armor (WoL)
S = Ship Weapons (WoL)
P = Ship Armor (WoL)
E = Vehicle and Ship Weapons (HotS)
V = Vehicle and Ship Plating (HotS)
R = Weapon Refit (Yamato Cannon)
B = Behemoth Reactor
C = Personal Cloaking
M = Moebius Reactor
Tech Lab On... Barracks Factory Starport
C = Combat Shield
T = Stimpack
G = Concussive Shells
N = Nitro Packs (WoL)
I = Infernal Pre-igniter
S = Siege Tech (WoL)
C = 250mm Strike Cannons (WoL)
T = Transformation Servos (HotS)
C = Drilling Claws (HotS)
A = Caduceus Reactor
D = Durable Materials
T = Corvid Reactor
C = Cloaking Field

Spells/Actions[edit]

The following hotkeys are used to activate spells and other special abilities that the Terran buildings have.

Command Center Orbital Command Planetary Fortress Barracks/Factory/Starport Any building
under construction
L = Lift Off/Land
Y = Set Rally Point
O = Load
D = Unload All
L = Lift Off/Land
Y = Set Rally Point
C = Scanner Sweep
E = Calldown: MULE
X = Calldown: Extra Supplies
Y = Set Rally Point
O = Load
D = Unload All
A = Attack
P = Stop Attacking
L = Lift Off/Land
Y = Set Rally Point
T = Halt Construction
Q = Select Builder
Bunker Ghost Academy Supply Depot Missile Turret / Auto-Turret
L = Load
D = Unload All
V = Salvage
T = Stimpack
N = Arm Silo with Nuke
R = Lower/Raise
A = Attack
S = Stop Attacking

The following hotkeys are used to activate spells and other special abilities that the Terran units have.

SCV Marine / Marauder Ghost Siege Tank Thor Widow Mine Hellion / Hellbat
B = Build
V = Advanced Build
R = Repair
G = Gather
C = Return Cargo
T = Halt Construction
T = Stimpack
R = Sniper Round
E = EMP Round
C = Cloak
D = Decloak
N = Nuclear Strike
F = Hold Fire
G = Weapons Free
E = Siege Mode
D = Tank Mode
C = 250mm Strike Cannons (WoL)
E = High Impact Payload (HotS)
D = Explosive Payload (HotS)
E = Activate Mine
E = Hellion Mode
D = Hellbat Mode
Viking Medivac Raven Banshee Battlecruiser
E = Fighter Mode
D = Assault Mode
E = Heal
L = Load
D = Unload All
T = Auto-Turret
D = Point Defense Drone
R = Seeker Missile
C = Cloak
D = Decloak
Y = Yamato Cannon

Protoss[edit]

The following set of hotkeys are available for Protoss players. There is a special hotkey only for Protoss: W. It selects all Warpgates at once. It does not work with Gateways. See Transform to Warpgate for more informations.

Building hotkeys[edit]

When the Protoss player has a Probe selected, they can press the B build key, then follow it with the following hotkey to construct the corresponding building.

N = Nexus
E = Pylon
A = Assimilator
G = Gateway
F = Forge
C = Photon Cannon
Y = Cybernetics Core

Advanced Building hotkeys[edit]

When the Protoss player has a Probe selected, they can press the V advanced build key, then follow it with the following hotkey to construct the corresponding building.

C = Twilight Council
S = Stargate
R = Robotics Facility
T = Templar Archives
F = Fleet Beacon
B = Robotics Bay
D = Dark Shrine

Unit hotkeys[edit]

When the appropriate building is selected, the Protoss player can select the following hotkey to start forming the indicated unit.

Nexus Gateway / Warpgate Stargate Robotics Facility
E = Probe
M = Mothership (WoL)
M = Mothership Core (HotS)
Z = Zealot
E = Sentry
S = Stalker
T = High Templar
D = Dark Templar
X = Phoenix
V = Void Ray
C = Carrier
T = Oracle (HotS)
E = Tempest (HotS)
B = Observer
A = Warp Prism
I = Immortal
C = Colossus

Technology (Upgrade) hotkeys[edit]

While the indicated building is selected, the Protoss player can use a hotkey to research the corresponding technology upgrade.

Forge Cybernetics Core Twilight Council Templar Archives Robotics Bay Fleet Beacon
G = Ground Weapons
A = Ground Armor
S = Shields
E = Air Weapons
A = Air Armor
G = Warpgate
H = Hallucination (WoL)
C = Charge
B = Blink
T = Psionic Storm
B = Gravitic Booster
G = Gravitic Drive
E = Extended Thermal Lances
G = Graviton Catapult
R = Anion Pulse-Crystals

Spells/Actions[edit]

The following hotkeys are used to activate spells and other special abilities that the Protoss buildings have.

Nexus Gateway / Warpgate Stargate Robotics Facility Photon Cannon
C = Chrono Boost
Y = Set Rally Point
G = Morph to Warpgate
M = Morph to Gateway
Y = Set Rally Point
Y = Set Rally Point
Y = Set Rally Point
A = Attack
S = Stop Attacking

The following hotkeys are used to activate spells and other special abilities that the Protoss units have.

Probe Zealot Stalker Sentry High Templar Dark Templar
B = Build
V = Advanced Build
G = Gather
C = Return Cargo
C = Charge
B = Blink
F = Force Field
G = Guardian Shield
C = Hallucination
F = Feedback
T = Psionic Storm
C = Archon Warp
C = Archon Warp
Phoenix Warp Prism Carrier Mothership Mothership Core Oracle
G = Graviton Beam
E = Phasing Mode
T = Transport Mode
L = Load
D = Unload All
I = Build Interceptor
R = Mass Recall
V = Vortex (WoL)
T = Time Warp (HotS)
R = Mass Recall
T = Time Warp
F = Photon Overcharge
U = Upgrade to Mothership
R = Revelation
T = Envision
C = Activate Pulsar Beam

Zerg[edit]

The following hotkeys are available for the Zerg player.

Building hotkeys[edit]

The buildings that a Zerg player is allowed to create depends on the level of the Hatchery/Lair/Hive that the player controls.

Basic Building hotkeys[edit]

When the Zerg player has a Drone selected, they can press the B build key, then follow it with the following hotkey to transform the drone into the corresponding building.

H = Hatchery
E = Extractor
S = Spawning Pool
V = Evolution Chamber
C = Spine Crawler
A = Spore Crawler
R = Roach Warren
B = Baneling Nest

Advanced Building hotkeys[edit]

When the Zerg player has a Drone selected, they can press the V advanced build key, then follow it with the a hotkey to transform the drone into the corresponding building.

Lair Hive
H = Hydralisk Den
I = Infestation Pit
S = Spire
N = Nydus Network
U = Ultralisk Cavern

Unit hotkeys[edit]

When the Zerg player has built their Hatchery/Lair/Hive to an appropriate level AND completed any other pre-requisite buildings, the hotkeys below will allow them to hatch Larvae into the corresponding units.

Hatchery Lair Hive Not from Larva
D = Drone
V = Overlord
Z = Zergling
R = Roach
H = Hydralisk
F = Infestor
T = Mutalisk
C = Corruptor
A = Swarm Host (HotS)
U = Ultralisk
E = Viper (HotS)
Q = Queen
E = Baneling
V = Overseer
B = Brood Lord
N = Nydus Worm
C = Changeling

Technology (Upgrade) hotkeys[edit]

Nearly every Zerg building can be used to create some sort of technology upgrade. The following table lists the hotkeys for the various buildings and the technology research that they provide.

Hatchery / Lair / Hive Evolution Chamber Spawning Pool Roach Warren Infestation Pit
P = Pneumatized Carapace
E = Ventral Sacs
B = Burrow
L = Lair
H = Hive
M = Melee Attacks
A = Missile Attacks
C = Ground Carapace
M = Metabolic Boost
A = Adrenal Glands
G = Glial Reconstitution
T = Tunneling Claws
E = Neural Parasite
G = Pathogen Glands
L = Enduring Locusts (HotS)
Baneling Nest Hydralisk Den Spire / Greater Spire Ultralisk Cavern
C = Centrifugal Hooks
G = Grooved Spines
A = Muscular Augments (Hots)
A = Flyer Attacks
C = Flyer Carapace
G = Greater Spire
C = Chitinous Plating

Spells/Actions[edit]

The following hotkeys are used to activate spells and other special abilities that the Zerg buildings have.

Hatchery / Lair / Hive Spire Nydus Network Spine Crawler / Spore Crawler Creep Tumor
S = Select Larvae
Q = Birth Queen
L = Mutate to Lair
H = Mutate to Hive
G = Set Worker Rally Point
Y = Set Rally Point
G = Mutate to Greater Spire
N = Summon Nydus Worm
L = Load
D = Unload All
Y = Set Rally Point
R = Uproot/Root
A = Attack
S = Stop Attacking
C = Spawn Creep Tumor

The following hotkeys are used to activate spells and other special abilities that the Zerg units have.

Drone Overlord Overseer Queen Zergling
B = Build
V = Advanced Build
G = Gather
C = Return Cargo
R = Burrow
V = Morph to Overseer
G = Generate Creep
L = Load
D = Unload All
C = Spawn Changeling
E = Contaminate
C = Spawn Creep Tumor
V = Spawn Larvae
T = Transfusion
R = Burrow
E = Morph to Baneling
R = Burrow
Cocoon Baneling Roach Ravager Hydralisk
Y = Set Rally Point
Esc = Cancel Morph
X = Explode
F = Enable Building Attack
G = Disable Building Attack
R = Burrow
V = Morph to Ravager
R = Burrow
C = Corrosive Bile
R = Burrow
E = Morph to Lurker
R = Burrow
Lurker / Ultralisk
/ Infested Terran / Swarm Host
Infestor Corruptor Nydus Worm Viper
R = Burrow
T = Spawn Infested Terran
F = Fungal Growth
E = Neural Parasite
R = Burrow
C = Caustic Spray
B = Morph to Brood Lord
L = Load
D = Unload All
Y = Set Rally Point
C = Consume
B = Blinding Cloud
D = Abduct
R = Parasitic Bomb