Co-op Commander Guide: Stetmann

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Commander Summary

Stetmann uses his army of mecha zerg units powered by Egonergy while providing additional buffs through Stetzones to defeat enemy forces.

Level Unlocks

Level/Icon Name Description
Stetisfaction Guaranteed Stetisfaction Guaranteed Stetmann can deploy Stetellites, which grant passive Stetzone enhancements. Structures that unlock units are limited to 1. Mecha Larvae spawn at an increased rate. Stetmann's Mecha units utilize Egonergy, which does not regenerate on its own.
The J.U.I.C.E. is Loose The J.U.I.C.E. is Loose Unlocks the J.U.I.C.E. Configuration, which regenerates Egonergy for Stetmann's units and energy for allied units.
Gary: Stetellite Overcharge Gary: Stetellite Overcharge Gary gains the ability to overcharge a Stetellite, allowing it to actively grant bonuses to nearby units depending on the current Stetellite configuration.
Mecha Zergling & Mecha Baneling Upgrade Cache Mecha Zergling & Mecha Baneling Upgrade Cache Unlocks the following upgrades at the Mecha Spawning Pool and the Mecha Baneling Nest:
  • Mecha Zerglings gain 100% increased attack speed at the cost of Egonergy.
  • Mecha Banelings gain increased attack damage for each point of Egonergy remaining when they explode.
  • Improves the Mecha Baneling's Egonergy Impact Barrier to absorb more damage per point of Egonergy.
Friends Forever Friends Forever Allows Gary and Stetellites to pick up the Remnants of destroyed Mecha units. When enough Remnants are picked up, Mecha units will be rebuilt at no cost at their respective unlock structures.
New Unit: Mecha Lurker New Unit: Mecha Lurker Area damage ambusher. Must burrow to attack. Can use Tunnel of TERROR Algorithm and Focused Strike Algorithm. Morphed from Mecha Hydralisks.

Can attack ground units.
Stetmannopoly Stetmannopoly Upgrading to Mecha Lair and Mecha Hive reduces the cooldown and increases the maximum charges of Deploy Stetellite.
Mecha Hydralisk & Mecha Lurker Upgrade Cache Mecha Hydralisk & Mecha Lurker Upgrade Cache Unlocks the following upgrades at the Mecha Hydralisk Den and the Mecha Lurker Den:
  • Increases the Mecha Hydralisk's anti-air range by 3.
  • Unlock the Mecha Lurker's Focused Strike Algorithm ability, which allows it to concentrate fire in a small area around a target enemy unit for 10 seconds.
Pushing the Egonvolope Pushing the Egonvolope Allows Stetmann's structures to research two upgrades simultaneously.
Mecha Infestor Upgrade Cache Mecha Infestor Upgrade Cache Unlocks the following upgrades at the Mecha Infestation Pit:
  • Unlock the Mecha Infestor's UMI-C Charging Protocol ability, which allows it to restore health, Egonergy, and energy over time to a target friendly unit. The unit's ability cooldown rate is also increased.
  • Allow the Mecha Infestor's Roaches Away! and Deconstructive Roach-nite abilities to spawn an additional Mecha Ravager.
New Unit: Mecha Battlecarrier Lord New Unit: Mecha Battlecarrier Lord Flying heavy-assault unit. Shoots Mecha Broodlings at its target. Builds and launches Mecha Locusceptors that attack enemy ground targets. Can use Stetmato Cannon.

Can attack ground units.
Mecha Ultralisk Upgrade Cache Mecha Ultralisk Upgrade Cache Unlocks the following upgrades at the Mecha Ultralisk Cavern:
  • Unlock the Mecha Ultralisk's ability to absorb 25 life from nearby friendly or enemy mechanical units, healing for that amount.
  • Reduces the damage taken by Mecha Ultralisks by 25%.
Lovable Little Rascals Lovable Little Rascals Mecha Zerglings and Mecha Banelings drop double the amount of Mecha Zergling Remnant.
Mecha Spire Upgrade Cache Mecha Spire Upgrade Cache Unlocks the following upgrades at the Mecha Spire and the Mecha Greater Spire:
  • Unlock the Mecha Corruptor's Terraclean Solvent ability, which allows it to deal damage over time to an enemy ground unit.
  • Unlock the Mecha Battlecarrier Lord's ability to build and deploy Mecha Locusceptors, which can attack enemy ground units.
  • Unlock the Mecha Battlecarrier Lord's Stetmato Cannon ability, which allows it to fire a blast of energy, dealing 300 damage to an enemy unit.
Mechnum Opus Mechnum Opus Gary gains the ability to transform into Super Gary. Super Gary recharges abilities more quickly and can hold twice the number of ability charges. He can also temporarily generate his own Stetzone and gains attack speed and health regeneration when he collects Mecha Remnants.

Highlighted rows denote large power spikes for the commander.

Achievements

The commander-specific achievements for Stetmann are:

Achievement Name Description
Beep Beep Little Stetellite Beep Beep Little Stetellite Deploy 30 Stetellites by 10 minutes on Hard difficulty.
Not A Filler Episode Not A Filler Episode Complete the Super Gary Transformation Sequence within 5 minutes.
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse Recycle, Reduce, Reuse Collect 500 Mecha Remnants in a single mission.
X.O.X.O. X.O.X.O. Use Gary's Stetellite Overcharge to overload 2,500 allied units.

Stetzones

Stetzones provide bonuses for any of Stetmann or his ally's units that stand in them. Each Stetellite will spread a Stetzone within 8 range from itself. A Stetellite can only be deployed within a Stetzone. The Deploy Stetellite Ability is shown below:

Ability Name Description Recommended Usage Numbers
Deploy Stetellite Deploy Stetellite Deploys a Stetellite at the target location. Stetellites must be placed within a Stetzone.
  • Use Stetellites to cover the battlefield and provide you and your ally with vision and buffs.
  • Stetellites can be placed in Super Gary's Stetzone.
  • Teching up to a Lair and Hive will provide you with more max charges and a reduced charge cooldown.
  • Cooldown: 25/20/15 seconds
  • Max Charges: 3/5/7

Stetzones can be operated in three different configurations. Configurations can be switched every 1 second, so changing configurations frequently is a key element of Stetmann's gameplay. These modes are listed below:

Ability Name Description Recommended Usage Numbers
Fun Accelerator for Speedy Transportation Configuration Fun Accelerator for Speedy Transportation Configuration (FAST) Stetzones grant Stetmann's units 100% increased movement speed. Allied units gain 50% increased movement speed.
  • Useful to reach maximum mining rate in the early game, despite not having worker saturation on resources (2 per resource patch).
  • Switch to this mode to to get into position to handle attack waves before switching to another mode.
  • Great to use for moving high-value army units out of harm's way.
  • Cooldown: 1 second
Health Uptick Generating System Configuration Health Uptick Generating System Configuration (HUGS) Stetzones grant Stetmann's units 10 life regeneration per second. Allied units gain 5 life regeneration per second.
  • Use this to heal units after engaging attack waves and pushing into bases.
  • Cooldown: 1 second
Just-in-time Uninterruptable Input for Charging Egonergy Configuration Just-in-time Uninterruptable Input for Charging Egonergy Configuration (JUICE) Stetzones grant Stetmann's units 5 Egonergy regeneration per second. Allied units gain 2.5 energy regeneration per second.
  • Use this to regenerate energy before taking large engagements.
  • Toggle between this and HUGS to keep your units alive and fully energized.
  • Cooldown: 1 second

Sub-Ascension Leveling

Difficulty: Hard

Stetmann struggles in the early stages of levelling, due to the lack of availability of Super Gary, which he can use to severely weaken attack waves before engaging. As such, it is best to use a Hydralisk/Zergling composition as the main backbone of your army, using the Zerglings to tank for the more fragile Hydralisks.

Masteries

Below are the three Power Sets for Stetmann with the recommended point allocations for each. Note that these are meant to serve a general, all-purpose build that is effective across all maps. You are highly encourged to change these masteries to suit your playstyle and particular challenges you face (e.g. Weekly Mutations).

Power Set 1:

Power Value Recommended Points to Add Further Considerations
Upgrade Resource Cost -2% per point
-60% maximum
0 The upgrade resource mastery only affects attack and armor upgrades, and not upgrades that improve individual units. Players will need to take into consideration whether this mastery is needed.
Gary Ability Cooldown -1% per point
-30% maximum
30

Super Gary can be an extremely powerful unit when used correctly, providing Stetmann's army with instant mobility, buffs and a strong AoE attack to deal with attack waves. Having access to these abilities more often is a better choice.

Power Set 2:

Power Value Recommended Points to Add Further Considerations
Stetzone Bonuses 2% per point
60% maximum
30 Players will need to look at how they are using the energy on their units in order to determine the appropriate split. Players that prefer to spam abilities in short, infrequent bursts (like Infestor play) may decide to put more points into the Energy pool.
Maximum Energy Pool 1% per point
30% maximum
0

The points recommended here are a starting point for players. A player's playstyle will determine what split they prefer to use.

Power Set 3:

Power Value Recommended Points to Add Further Considerations
Deploy Stetellite Cooldown -0.17 sec per point
-5 sec maximum
0 A minimum of 12 points into the Structure Morph Rate mastery will allow players to get Super Gary out as soon as he spawns, which compensates for Stetmann's lack of early game power. However, players that prefer to not rely on Super Gary may find more benefit in the Deploy Satellite mastery, which will allow them to spawn more satellites more frequently.
Structure Morph Rate 2% per point
60% maximum
30

Stetmann naturally floats many minerals which can be used to place Hatcheries around the map to spread Stetellites from, reducing the need for allocating points into the Stetellite mastery. Therefore, the Structure Morph mastery is the better choice here.

Hero Unit

Gary

Spawn time: 4:00

Respawn time: 1:00

The abilities for Gary are:

Ability Name Description Cooldown
E-Gorb E-Gorb Unleashes a traveling electrical orb that deals 50 damage per second to all enemies along its path. If Gary is in a Stetzone, he unleashes three orbs instead. 40 seconds
Stetellite OverchargeStetellite OverchargeStetellite Overcharge Stetellite Overcharge Overchages a target Stetellite, allowing it to actively grant bonuses to nearby units depending on the current Stetzone configuration. Overcharge effect lasts for 30 seconds.
- F.A.S.T. Overload grants 20% increased attack speed for 45 seconds.
- H.U.G.S. Overload grants a shield that absorbs 60 damage for 45 seconds.
- J.U.I.C.E. Overload regenerates 60 Egonergy and energy over 45 seconds.
60 seconds
Semi-Stable Mass Transportation Semi-Stable Mass Transportation Teleports Gary and all nearby units you control to a target Stetellite's location. (Does not affect ally units) 240 seconds
Super Gary

For a cost of 450 Minerals/300 Gas, Gary may be upgraded to Super Gary, with an extra ability charge (except for Gary-Zone), reduced cooldowns and a new ability. The abilities for Super Gary are:

Ability Name Description Cooldown
E-Gorb E-Gorb Unleashes a traveling electrical orb that deals 50 damage per second to all enemies along its path. If Gary is in a Stetzone, he unleashes three orbs instead. 30 seconds
Stetellite OverchargeStetellite OverchargeStetellite Overcharge Stetellite Overcharge Overchages a target Stetellite, allowing it to actively grant bonuses to nearby units depending on the current Stetzone configuration. Overcharge effect lasts for 30 seconds.
- F.A.S.T. Overload grants 20% increased attack speed for 45 seconds.
- H.U.G.S. Overload grants a shield that absorbs 60 damage for 45 seconds.
- J.U.I.C.E. Overload regenerates 60 Egonergy and energy over 45 seconds.
45 seconds
Semi-Stable Mass Transportation Semi-Stable Mass Transportation Teleports Gary and all nearby units you control to a target Stetellite's location. (Does not affect ally units) 180 seconds
Gary-ZoneGary-ZoneGary-Zone Gary Zone Generates a Stetzone around Super Gary for 30 seconds. 120 seconds

Combat Units

For more information on unit stats, comparison between units and upgrade calculations, visit the Data Tables page.

Stetmann's combat units are listed below:

Mecha Zergling

Mecha Zergling

  • Max Egonergy: 50
  • Can be an extremely effective tank with the Hardened Egonergy Shield.
  • Hardened Egonergy Shield stacks with HUGS overcharge.
  • Almost invincible with the the Hardened Egonergy Shield Upgrade and alternating HUGS and JUICE Stetzones.
  • Use JUICE after clearing out most enemy units in bases to minimize the energy drain of the Synthetic Adrenal Pumps upgrade.
  • Great unit as a mineral dump.

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Metal-Bolic Boost Metal-Bolic Boost Increases the movement speed of Mecha Zerglings by 60%. 100/100 60 seconds
Hardened Egonergy Shield Hardened Egonergy Shield Allows Mecha Zerglings to reduce incoming damage to a maximum of 10. Drains 5 Egonergy per use. 100/100 60 seconds
Synthetic Adrenal Pumps Synthetic Adrenal Pumps Increases attack speed of Mecha Zerglings by 100%. Drains 1 Egonergy per attack. 100/100 60 seconds
Mecha Baneling

Mecha Baneling

  • Max Egonergy: 50
  • Expensive unit, given its utility.
  • Does great amounts of splash damage.
  • Can be useful for clearing up clumps of enemy units.

Skills:

Skill Name Description Cooldown Energy Cost
Anti-Centripetal Rocket Servos Anti-Centripetal Rocket Servos Increases the movement speed of this unit by 15% and allows it to leap onto enemy units. 5 seconds 1

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Anti-Centripetal Rocket Servos Anti-Centripetal Rocket Servos Increases the movement speed of Mecha Banelings by 15% and allows them to leap onto enemy units. 100/100 60 seconds
Egonergy Enhanced Explosives Egonergy Enhanced Explosives Allows the Mecha Baneling to add its current Egonergy to its damage when it explodes. 100/100 90 seconds
Egonergy Efficient Barrier Egonergy Efficient Barrier Increases the damage absorbed by the Mecha Baneling's Egonergy Impact Barrier to 2 damage per point of Egonergy. 100/100 90 seconds
Mecha Hydralisk

Mecha Hydralisk

  • Max Egonergy: 100
  • Decent all-round unit.
  • Does great amounts of Anti-Air damage.
  • Erudition Missile Launchers upgrade can increase Hydralisk damage greatly vs. Air Armored units.
  • Very effective against armored objectives that can be hit by air attacks.
  • Can overkill due to its attacks being projectiles, so attention needs to be paid to how they are taking engagements.
  • Versatile but fragile unit.

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Hydra-lic Augments Hydra-lic Augments Increases the movement speed of Mecha Hydralisks by 50%. 100/100 60 seconds
Erudition Missile Launchers Erudition Missile Launchers Allows the Mecha Hydralisk to replace its anti-air Needle Spine weapon with a more powerful Erudition Missile armament. 100/100 90 seconds
Tyr-Class Targeting System Tyr-Class Targeting System Increases the Mecha Hydralisk's anti-air weapon range by 3. 100/100 90 seconds
Mecha Lurker

Mecha Lurker

  • Max Egonergy: 200
  • Good defensive unit which can be used to clear attack waves.
  • Due to its high-damage skill being manual cast, this unit requires a little bit of micromanagement.
  • Tunnel of Terror Algorithm gives Lurkers invulnerability while in motion and does not require the Lurker to be burrowed.
  • Focused Strike Algorithm can stack, making it a useful ability to burst down targets.

Skills:

Skill Name Description Cooldown Energy Cost
Tunnel of TERROR Algorithm Tunnel of TERROR Algorithm Tunnels to a nearby target location, dealing 60 damage to enemies along the way. 8 seconds 75
Focused Strike Algorithm Focused Strike Algorithm The Mecha Lurker concentrates its fire on a target unit, dealing 50 damage to a small area around that unit for 10 seconds or until the unit is destroyed. 0 seconds 75

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Extended Tunnel of TERROR Algorithm Extended Tunnel of TERROR Algorithm Increases the maximum range of the Mecha Lurker's Tunnel of TERROR Algorithm by 6. 100/100 90 seconds
Focused Strike Algorithm Focused Strike Algorithm Allows the Mecha Lurker to concentrate its fire on a target unit, dealing 50 damage to a small area around that unit for 10 seconds or until the unit is destroyed. 100/100 90 seconds
Mecha Corruptor

Mecha Corruptor

  • Max Egonergy: 200
  • Great anti-air unit.
  • Cluster Busters ability can be used to destroy clumps of enemy units while spawn-camping attack waves.
  • Cluster Busters works very well with Rapidfire.

Skills:

Skill Name Description Cooldown Energy Cost
Cluster Busters Cluster Busters Fires a barrage of missiles dealing 50 (+30 vs. light) damage to enemy air units in a target area. 10 seconds 100
Terraclean Solvent Terraclean Solvent Emits a solvent stream that deals 10 damage per second for 3 seconds, then increases to 50 damage per second.

Channeled ability. Can target enemy ground units and structures.
20 seconds 75

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Wide Area Cluster Busters Wide Area Cluster Busters Increases the search radius of Mecha Corruptor's Cluster Busters by 100%. 100/100 60 seconds
Terraclean Solvent Terraclean Solvent Allows the Mecha Corruptor to emit a solvent stream that deals devastating damage to enemy ground units over time. 100/100 90 seconds
Mecha Battlecarrier Lord

Mecha Battlecarrier Lord

  • Max Egonergy: 400
  • Extremely expensive unit.
  • Relatively ineffective due to its high dependence on Egonergy in order to attack.
  • Stetmato Cannon has a long cooldown, making it an expensive, but niche ability.

Skills:

Skill Name Description Cooldown Energy Cost
Ready Mecha Broodling Ready Mecha Broodling Builds Mecha Broodlings that can attack ground units. 3 seconds 5
Build Mecha Locusceptor Build Mecha Locusceptor Builds Mecha Locusceptors that automatically attack the Mecha Battlecarrier Lord's target.

Can attack ground units.
20 seconds 75
Stetmato Cannon Stetmato Cannon Blasts a target with a devastating plasma cannon causing 300 damage and delusions of grandeur. 30 seconds 100

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Mecha Locusceptor Bays Mecha Locusceptor Bays Allows the Mecha Battlecarrier Lord to build and launch 4 Mecha Locusceptors that automatically attack enemy ground units. 150/150 90 seconds
Stetmato Cannon Stetmato Cannon Allows the Mecha Battlecarrier Lord to blast targets with a devastating plasma cannon causing 300 damage and delusions of grandeur. 100/100 90 seconds
Mecha Infestor

Mecha Infestor

  • Max Egonergy: 400
  • Extremely powerful unit when massed.
  • Can create large waves of spawned units and overwhelm enemies.
  • Bonus Ravager upgrade is a critical upgrade which greatly increases damage output.
  • Extremely fragile and will need to be kept at the backline.

Skills:

Skill Name Description Cooldown Energy Cost
Roaches Away! Roaches Away! Spawn 2 Mecha Roaches. Spawned units last 45 seconds. 0 seconds 250
UMI-C Charging Protocol UMI-C Charging Protocol The Mecha Infestor launches a mechanical nerve cord at a friendly unit, restoring 150 life, 50 Egonergy, and 50 energy instantly. An additional 600 life, 200 Egonergy, and 200 energy regenerates over 20 seconds. The unit's ability cooldown rate is increased by 25% 5 seconds 75
Deconstructive Roach-nites Deconstructive Roach-nites Infests target enemy structure, dealing 500 damage over 10 seconds and disabling it for the duration of the effect. If the structure is destroyed while under the effects of Deconstructive Roach-nites, it will spawn 2 Mecha Roaches. 0 seconds 75

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
UMI-C Charging Protocol UMI-C Charging Protocol Allows the Mecha Infestor to launch a mechanical nerve cord at a friendly unit, restoring 150 life, 50 Egonergy, and 50 energy instantly. An additional 600 life, 200 Egonergy, and 200 energy regenerates over 20 seconds. The unit's ability cooldown rate is increased by 25% 100/100 90 seconds
BONUS Ravager! BONUS Ravager! Allows the Mecha Infestor's Roaches Away! and Deconstructive Roach-nites to spawn an additional Mecha Ravager. 100/100 90 seconds
Mecha Ultralisk

Mecha Ultralisk

  • Max Egonergy: 300
  • Can be made in small quantities to provide a strong frontline force.
  • Mecha Mooch Module can be used to further increase ruggedness in combat.
  • Vectored Burrow Charge and Electrostatic Surprise can take out a lot of high-damage mech units (even from two Ultralisks), reducing overall threat to Stetmann's army.

Skills:

Skill Name Description Cooldown Energy Cost
Vectored Burrow Charge Vectored Burrow Charge Burrow and charge towards a unit. Upon unburrowing, all enemy units in the vicinity are knocked back and dealt 50 damage. 5 seconds 75
Mecha Mooch Module Mecha Mooch Module Absorbs 25 health from a nearby enemy or friendly mechanical unit, healing for that amount. 2 seconds 5

Upgrades:

Upgrade Name Effect Minerals/Gas Research Time
Electrostatic Surprise! Electrostatic Surprise! Allows the Mecha Ultralisk's Vectored Burrow Charge ability to stun enemy mechanical ground units in a large area. 100/100 60 seconds
Mecha Mooch Module Mecha Mooch Module Grants the Mecha Ultralisk the ability to absorb 25 life from nearby enemy or friendly mechanical units, healing for that amount. 100/100 90 seconds
Chitanium Plating Chitanium Plating Grants the Mecha Ultralisk 25% damage reduction. 100/100 90 seconds

Build Order

Below is a order for Stetmann that rushes Super Gary out. This one assumes max mastery points into the Structure Morph mastery to ensure adequate resources to upgrade Gary as soon as he spawns. For more information on how to read and construct your own build orders, please check the Build Order Theory page.

14 Overlord
14 Extractor (2 drones on completion)
14 Extractor (2 drones on completion)
19 Spawning Pool
18 Lair
18 2x Zerglings to Expo
20 Drone
21 Infestation Pit
20 Drone
21 Overlord
Saturate gasses at 200 minerals
21 Hive
Saturate mineral line

Note that on some maps that are more defensive (for example Mist Opportunities), it may be better to delay getting the Super Gary upgrade and focusing on a more economic-centric build by take your expansion faster. As such, the build order will need to be modified accordingly. To learn more about how to construct your own build orders, please check the Build Order Theory page.

Gameplay Guide

Playstyle Traps

A common trap for Stetmann players is to ignore the power of Stetzones and take engagements outside them. This can severely reduce their army's effectiveness in the mission. Additionally, switching Stetzone types is part of the gameplay, and continuously using a single Stetzone type is inefficient.

Additionally, some players may choose to cover their ally's base in a speed Stetzone. This should not always be done. Players will need to consider a number of factors:

  1. Ally's commander: Certain commanders macro up extremely quickly and reach full saturation within a few minutes (like Zagara). These commanders generally do not benefit from a Stetzone in their expansion as much as slower commanders (like Stukov).
  2. Distance between bases: Some maps have player expansions very close to each other. As a result, it would take only a few Stetellites to cover an ally's base with a Stetzone.
  3. Attack wave timing: If players find they do not have adequate resources to handle an attack wave early (such as on Rifts to Korhal), putting a Stetzone in an ally's base and switching to HUGS may keep workers alive assuming there is nothing to draw aggro of the attack wave.

Playstyle Tips