Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Spawning Tool Build Advisor?

The Spawning Tool Build Advisor app is your best Starcraft II build companion. You can select a build order from a large variety of builds, according to the current matchup. Upon picking your desired build, the build order window will appear. When the match starts, the timer on the build order screen will start running and will be synced with the game's timer to keep you on track with your build.

You can lock the build order screen by hitting Alt+Q

2. How do I use the app?

Upon launching Starcraft II, a notification will pop-up indicating that the build orders are ready to be viewed.

By hitting Ctrl+Q the build orders list will pop-up where you'll be able to search for the build relevant to the current matchup. The build order window is draggable so you can position the window wherever is suitable for you. You may lock the screen by hitting Alt+Q. Pausing/Resuming the timer is possible by hitting F6. However, this may desynchronize app timer with the in-game timer.

3. Where do the builds come from, and how can I add my own?

All build orders are community-contributed on the Spawning Tool website, which is also where you can add your own. Many build orders are parsed from replays contributed on the Spawning Tool website.

4. Is it considered cheating to use this in-game or on the ladder?

You may use the build order in any game mode that you like. The app doesn't interact with the game itself and only observes the game state to start the timer, so it is similar to using an internet browser on a second monitor. We have confirmed with Blizzard that it is not a violation of the StarCraft Terms of Use.

5. The app doesn’t work, what should I do?

Send your logs to with a description of the issue you had problems with, and we will do our best to help you.

Here’s how to get your logs:

  1. Go to %localappdata%/Overwolf/Log/
  2. Compress the log folder into a .rar/zip (This folder contains all the log files).

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