Thursday, September 30, 2010
Here's another effective build/strategy against Protoss and Terran that you can use. Personally I was having trouble while I was in gold league and thought, How can I improve my play?
Well what I did was went to my league and looked for the highest ranked Zerg player which presumably was rank 1!
So I looked through the matches he won and his build order.
and saw that he had 8 or so banelings, so I gave this build a go and tada!
This build pretty much got me into Diamond.. It's not so valid in Diamond league though.
Anyway enough blabbering, here's the build.
14 Gas Extractor
14 Supply pool
16 Queen, 2 Zerglings + metabolic boost.
As soon as the Queen comes out inject larvae! and create another Overlord.
@50 gas build a Banelings nest.
Your metabolic boost and banelings nest should be up at around the same time, so start moving your Zerglings close to your opponents base but no where close to his cliff edge otherwise he'll see what you're doing.
Morph your Zerglings into banelings ( 6 - 10 banelings ) ( Morph = 25 min 25 gas )
Once your banelings up move them along with your zerglings to attack the supply depot or massed up zealots.
Right before getting in there pull your zerglings back so that your banelings can move in and explode.
After that rush your zerglings in to surround the opposing players units.
Sometimes they don't even have much units and I find that some Terran players have bad position and let their marines get splashed on by the banelings that blow up on the supply depots
If the game doesn't end then tech up and learn burrow and hide your banelings on the choke of your base and try mass up t2 units depending on your opponents units.
Once the player runs their units over the banelings press X to explode them.
Yes, this can be done while burrowed!
Counters for this build would be: Mass barracks to block, Bunkers (depending on amount behind) and Sentries (Forcefield).
Also a chart of how many banelings it takes to blow up a structure/unit.
4-5 banelings > 1 supply depot, 5 if you want to blow it up without waiting.
5 banelings > 1 pylon
4 banelings > 1 zealot
1 baneling > 1 marine