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Serral vs Zest Newkirk

Identifying archon drop First overlord sees first 2 pylons at wall - he knows tech has to go down here Lings see twilight at normal timing - still not sure if it’s 2 more gates immediately as we saw in previous game 3:30 - overlord checks sees robo and delayed gates = archon drop - hits at 5:00 P gives up chance for early pressure with this super efficient rush to prism/dt/archon Serral responds with nothing but unit production!

Here we see Serral defending with a ridiculous drone count - you’re not really supposed to survive here, but his defence of the archon drop is so crisp and his macro is perfect

Checkout Daily #123 - Defending Archon Drops for more details on how to do this so well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsNU1hLj5mg Overlords spotting but not exposed to archons picking them off Roaches and overseers out RIGHT on time Great drone count

Ravager + lings are the key focus to any early defence - however there are exceptions If lots of chargelots/glaive-adepts then often it’s better to have a lot more roaches and queens, only using lings to flank on any stalker/sentry/immortal or to counterattack However vs stalkers, immortals, sentries and small adept/zealot counts - lings are great because the way they mesh with ravagers Reason 1: Minerals only + heaps of gas on ravagers Reason 2: Lings are incredible - weakness is they can’t get surface area cos opponent balls up (BILE) and FF (BILE) Add their ability to surround and lock opponents in so they can’t dodge bile and you have the perfect early-game combo!

Replay - Serral v Zest: Game 2 - Newkirk Precinct TE (Void)

Build Order

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  12  0:00  Drone  
  13  0:13  Overlord  
  13  0:18  Drone  
  14  0:32  Drone x3  
  17  0:53  Hatchery  
  17  0:56  Drone x2  
  18  1:11  Extractor  
  17  1:17  Spawning Pool  
  16  1:18  Drone x2  
  18  1:30  Drone  
  19  1:40  Overlord  
  20  2:03  Queen x2  
  20  2:04  Zergling x4  
  26  2:11  Metabolic Boost  
  32  2:48  Hatchery  
  32  2:53  Zergling x2  
  32  2:58  Overlord  
  34  3:15  Queen  
  39  3:22  Overlord  
  46  3:47  Roach Warren  
  48  3:51  Lair  
  48  3:57  Overlord  
  54  4:21  Extractor  
  54  4:23  Spore Crawler x2  
  54  4:29  Roach x6  
  65  4:42  Queen  
  65  4:44  Roach x2  
  71  4:49  Overseer x2  
  81  5:09  Extractor  
  80  5:17  Extractor  
  80  5:19  Evolution Chamber  
  80  5:20  Glial Reconstitution  
  81  5:23  Roach  
  87  5:36  Extractor  
  87  5:41  Spine Crawler  
  87  5:44  Roach  
  93  5:52  Extractor  
  93  5:54  Spire  
  93  5:55  Zerg Melee Weapons Level 1  
  96  6:12  Zergling x10  
  102  6:23  Ravager  
  103  6:32  Zergling x4  
  111  6:37  Ravager x5  
  127  6:49  Spine Crawler x2  
  127  6:51  Ravager x2  
  132  6:54  Spine Crawler  
  132  6:56  Baneling Nest  
  132  6:58  Ravager  
  133  7:10  Queen x2  
  130  7:34  Ravager  
  137  7:39  Spire  
  137  7:40  Centrifical Hooks  
  136  7:51  Zerg Melee Weapons Level 2  
  138  8:11  Hatchery  
  153  9:02  Mutalisk x9  
  167  9:10  Infestation Pit  
  161  9:23  Queen  
  167  9:25  Hatchery  
  168  9:34  Baneling x7  
  175  9:49  Hive  
  175  9:51  Infestor  

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