Description

Dark opens safely with gas pool before hatchery before getting aand saturating 3 bases and maxing out on Roach Ravager by 8 minutes!

VOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1yUivSJn6U&t=1s

Build Order

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  18    Extractor  
  17    Spawning Pool  
  18    Hatchery  
  19    Queen  
  21    Zergling  
  22    Metabolic Boost  
  24    Queen x2  
  30    Zergling  
  35    Pneumatized Carapace  
  38    Hatchery  
  48    Lair  
  48    Roach Warren  
  47    Extractor x3  
  54    Roach x10  
  60    Queen  
  68    Ravager x2  
  71    Glial Reconstitution  
  74    Evolution Chamber x2  
  82    Zerg Missile Weapons Level 1  
  82    Zerg Ground Armor Level 1  
      Tunneling Claws  
      Burrow  

Analysis

_(You do not have to follow exactly the number of units that I put in the build, it is just showing when and how much Dark produces as an example. Also after the build order ends, just continue to max out Roach/ Ravager and the rest is in your hand)_

Match in VOD link starts at 1:05:05

This build is very reminiscent of Stephano old 11/12 minute Roach max build which was both deadly and astounding at the time.

In this match, Dark opens very safely with gas, pool before hatch possibly because at the Blizzcon finals against a Terran player (ByuN) he was killed off with a 3rax reaper cheese which might still be weighing on his mind. He then starts getting queens as he can afford them/ when his hatcheries finish, and also gets Ling Speed as soon as he has enough gas. For scouting, Dark gets a couple of lings and Overlord speed (35) so he can scout what his opponent is doing. Very soon after, he gets a hatch at the 3rd, starts a lair and 3 additional extractors within a few seconds so that he can afford to produce Roach/ Ravager.

Innovation is going for a 2 medivac stim drop so Dark starts getting roach/ Ravager for defence at about 4 minutes while producing 1/2 more queens for creep spread etc.

At (71) Dark gets 2 evo chambers and gets missile attack 1 aswell as armour 1 before going for Roach speed, burrow and tunneling claws so that Dark can tunnel his roaches around sneakily to each base if the opportunity arises. _(In this particular match, Innovation is trying to push as Dark is getting these upgrades but it doesn't affect his timing of them)_

While defending the push and after defending it, Dark masses Roach/ Ravager, making sure he doesn't get supply blocked before attacking just before he maxes out just after 8 minutes and completely stomps over Innovation this time around!

Comments (1)

On Dec. 25, 2016, 11:04 p.m., StoicLoofah  said:

Thanks for sharing this build. Mind if I fill in times for the build order so it shows up in the overwolf app?

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