Minimap

From Liquipedia StarCraft 2 Wiki

Overview[edit]

The Minimap is UI element located in the lower left hand corner of the screen that shows the user the position of the current field of view and the location of any units and buildings that are owned by that player or which can be seen. The terrain as well as the position of other elements of the game such as Xel'Naga Towers, minerals and vespene can be seen, albeit in smaller form. Units and structures that have already been seen will remain, but those that are not currently under active vision become dark due to the Fog of War.

Watching the minimap is critical to providing game awareness of the position of enemy and friendly units during the game.

The minimap may be clicked on to move the main window to the location clicked on. Units may be told to move or attack by clicking on the minimap when the units are selected, just as they can be in the main window. Other commands like the Zerg's Spawn Larva, Chronoboost, or Scanner Sweep may be given through the minimap as well.

Casting spells with the Minimap[edit]

There are a range of spells than can be cast via the minimap.

All races[edit]

Ability name Castable by minimap Unit(s) with ability Possible reason why not
Load transport Yes Overlord, Medivac, Warp Prism
Rally to ground Yes Any production facility, Nydus Worm, Nydus Network, Bunker
Gather Yes Drone, SCV, MULE, Probe
Move Yes All units
Patrol Yes All units
Attack/Scan move Yes All units
Build No Drone, SCV, Probe Building placement
Attack target No All units, defensive structures Treated as attack move
Rally to target No Any production facility, Nydus Worm, Nydus Network, Bunker Treated as rally to ground
Unload building N/A Nydus Worm, Nydus Network, Bunker, Command Center, Planetary Fortress
Return cargo N/A Drone, SCV, MULE, Probe
Hold position N/A All units
Stop N/A All units, defensive structures

Protoss[edit]

Ability name Castable by minimap Unit(s) with ability Possible reason why not
Chrono Boost Yes Nexus
Charge Yes Zealots
Feedback Yes High Templar
Psionic Storm Yes High Templar
Blink Yes Stalker
Graviton Beam Yes Phoenix
Mass Recall Yes Mothership
Vortex Yes Mothership
Warp in No Warpgate ???
Force Field No Sentry ???
Hallucination N/A Sentry
Archon Warp N/A High Templar, Dark Templar
Build Interceptor N/A Carrier
Phasing Mode N/A Warp Prism
Transport Mode N/A Warp Prism
Transform to Warpgate N/A Gateway
Transform to Gateway N/A Warpgate
Guardian Shield N/A Sentry

Terran[edit]

Ability name Castable by minimap Unit(s) with ability Possible reason why not
Load bunker Yes Bunker
Repair Yes SCV, MULE
Heal Yes Medivac
EMP Round Yes Ghost
Sniper Round Yes Ghost
Tactical Nuke Yes Ghost
Yamato Cannon Yes Battlecruiser
250mm Strike Cannons Yes Thor
Calldown: MULE Yes Orbital Command
Scanner Sweep Yes Orbital Command
Calldown: Extra Supplies Yes Orbital Command
Seeker Missile Yes Raven
Land No Command Center, Orbital Command, Barracks, Factory, Starport Building Placement
Build reactor/tech lab (flying) No Barracks, Factory, Starport Building placement
Auto-Turret No Raven Building placement
Point Defense Drone No Raven Building placement
Stimpack N/A Marine, Marauder, Bunker
Cloak/Decloak N/A Ghost, Banshee
Change mode N/A Siege Tank, Viking
Load CC/PF N/A Command Center, Planetary Fortress
Hold fire N/A Ghost
Weapons free N/A Ghost
Salvage N/A Bunker
Lower/Raise N/A Supply Depot
Build reactor/tech lab (ground) N/A Barracks, Factory, Starport

Zerg[edit]

Ability name Castable by minimap Unit(s) with ability Possible reason why not
Load Nydus Yes Nydus Network, Nydus Worm
Transfusion Yes Queen
Spawn Larvae Yes Queen
Neural Parasite Yes Infestor
Fungal Growth Yes Infestor
Infested Terrans Yes Infestor
Corruption Yes Corruptor
Contaminate Yes Overseer
Spawn Creep Tumor No Queen Building placement
Summon Nydus Worm No Nydus Network Building placement
Root No Spore Crawler, Spine Crawler Building placement
Spawn Changeling N/A Overseer
Generate Creep N/A Overlord
Stop generate creep N/A Overlord
Morph to Overseer N/A Overlord
Morph to Baneling N/A Zergling
Morph to Brood Lord N/A Corruptor
Burrow N/A All Zerg ground units except Broodling and Changeling
Unburrow N/A All Zerg ground units except Broodling and Changeling
Uproot N/A Spore Crawler, Spine Crawler
Explode N/A Baneling
Enable building attack N/A Baneling
Disable building attack N/A Baneling

Ping[edit]

Ctrl + Alt + Click: On the main screen sends a signal on the minimap.
Alt + G + Click: Pings on the minimap.

Show/Hide Terrain[edit]

Alt + T Show/hide minimap terrain.

Team Colors[edit]

Alt + F: Toggle minimap unit color (i.e. toggles between units displaying team color or between colors for player, allied and enemy).