Description

How to scout it?

  • Delayed robo (3:00) after twilight (2:25), then x3 gates
  • Fast Mocore
  • Only 1-2 gateway units until the DT warp-in

Defending Archon-drop

  • 2 extra queens
  • Pull back overlords
  • A few lings to counter the 3rd so they can’t get a fast 3rd whilst archon dropping
    • Important to keep them honest
  • 10 roaches
  • Don’t chase it too far, and always anticipate them being “annoying” and abusing high/lowground
  • Remember that when it gets out of control it’s usually because you weren’t target firing queens on the prism or moving queens into position fast enough.
    • All protoss players know the sinking feeling when a zerg is really on point with those queens always ready on the edges to start shooting the prism down before the archons even drop
  • 6:00 - no 3rd? = mass units off 3-4 gas. Preferably scout even earlier with overseers to check what the followup is
  • Unless you see the prism go all the way home always leave a squad of 6 roaches in your main/base furthest from your army

So the most important points are:

  • 3:45 - Lair
  • 4:00 2 extra queens
  • 4:30 spores in natural + 3rd base
  • 3:50 Roach warren
  • 10 roaches
  • MAX 10 drones on 3rd
  • Drones and overlords while defending

Emphasis/Notes:

  • Queens on the edges
  • Scouting
    • Watch out for the “fake 3rd” 45-55 probe charge archon immortal Stats timing as a followup
    • https://youtu.be/q3qY6uBmPE0?t=1710

VOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsNU1hLj5mg

Replay - archon defence 1

Build Order

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  12  0:01  Drone  
  13  0:13  Overlord  
  13  0:19  Drone  
  14  0:31  Drone x2  
  16  0:37  Drone  
  17  0:52  Hatchery  
  17  0:55  Drone x2  
  18  1:11  Extractor  
  17  1:14  Spawning Pool  
  17  1:17  Drone x2  
  18  1:29  Drone  
  19  1:39  Overlord  
  20  2:01  Queen x2  
  20  2:02  Zergling x4  
  26  2:14  Metabolic Boost  
  31  2:41  Hatchery  
  30  2:48  Zergling x2  
  33  2:54  Overlord  
  34  3:13  Queen  
  42  3:25  Overlord  
  42  3:33  Extractor  
  44  3:41  Lair  
  45  3:52  Queen x2  
  49  4:02  Roach Warren  
  56  4:10  Overlord  
  58  4:37  Spore Crawler x2  
  55  4:48  Roach x6  
  67  4:57  Overseer  
  67  5:04  Roach x3  
  73  5:13  Roach  
  86  5:52  Baneling Nest, Extractor  
  86  5:54  Evolution Chamber  
  94  6:11  Extractor  
  96  6:18  Extractor  
  96  6:19  Hatchery, Zerg Melee Weapons Level 1  
  97  6:28  Hatchery  
  96  6:35  Ravager x5  
  96  6:37  Zergling x14  
  96  6:38  Hatchery, Overseer  
  110  6:52  Ravager x3  
  119  7:06  Centrifical Hooks  
  119  7:24  Ravager x2  
  145  7:52  Baneling x10  
  169  8:25  Extractor  
  165  8:36  Queen  
  184  9:13  Infestation Pit  

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