- This article covers the building. For the Korean Terran player, see BarrackS.
- This article covers the current multiplayer version of this building. For another version see Barracks (Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm).
The Barracks (Rax for short) is the infantry production building for Terran; allowing them to build Marines, Marauders, Reapers and Ghosts. It is commonly used as part of a Terran wall-in and can be lifted off the ground and landed elsewhere after it has been constructed.
In mech-based play, a Barracks will often be lifted to serve as a heavily armored scout or to spot for Siege Tanks. In bio-based play, this role will often be served by a Factory, as it is less important for production.
Heart of the Swarm
Reaper play is very different in Heart of the Swarm, with the unit being almost completely reworked. It's easier to harass using Bio, since it doesn't require a Tech Lab anymore.
- Barracks can build two types of add-ons.
- Without any add-ons, the Barracks can produce a single Marine or Reaper at one time.
| Patch 2 (version 0.4.0.14133) changes
- The build time was decreased from 65 to 60.
|Patch 16 (version 0.19.0.15976) Undocumented Changes 
- Barracks build time increased from 60 to 65.
|Patch 17 (version 0.20.0.16036) changes 
- Barracks build time decreased from 65 to 60.