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A proxy is a production building built outside a player's base, as close to the opponent as possible. This improves the sustainability and pressure of an attack by allowing reinforcements to arrive faster. Proxies are typically used in the early game as part of a rush.

Terrans and protoss, in particular, are known for their proxy rushes. Terrans will frequently double barracks[1] or factory proxy against other terrans. Protoss will single or double gateway,[2] depending on their level of seriousness. A proxy robotics facility and robotics support bay is also popular.

Proxies are most often seen on maps where the terrain allows buildings to be built just outside a player's base. Multiple entrances to the main or natural also make a proxy more likely to succeed.

A proxy is different from a hidden building.


  1. 2 barracks proxy at 1:10. [1] Boxer v Iloveoov Pimpest Play MSL 2006 Ro8. CholeraSC. March 26, 2008. Accessed 01-07-2009.
  2. 2 gateway proxy after worker glitch through minerals at 0:55. [2] Reach v Yellow, #6 Pimpest Play 06 (P1/3) @ WWI 2/4/06. CholeraSC. 06-22-2008. Accessed 01-07-2009.

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