Description

Build Order

  • 16 gate
  • 16 gas
  • 19 nexus
  • 20 core
  • 21 2nd gas
  • 22 2nd pylon
  • @100%Core - Adept + WG Research
  • @100%Adept - Stalker + MSC
  • With your next 100 gas - Twilight
  • @100-gas - Robo
  • 40 pylon
  • @150-gas DT shrine
  • 3xgates
  • Warp prism
  • 3rd-4th gas
  • 50 pylon
  • Pause Robo production after prism
  • 54 3rd nexus + pylon
  • 4xDTs warp in
  • Then restart robo production - observer then immortals

Transition:

  • The Standard transition is to add a forge and 4x gates whilst constantly building immortals and adding charge or blink
  • You can add storm and a 2nd robo for later macro play,

  • or do the “Stats Timing” where you cut probes around 50 (only a handful of probes on the 3rd), skip the forge, go up to 10-gates and with 5 sentries and 2-3 immortals you push out. Meet up with the prism, warp in more chargelot-archon and hit a strong attack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3qY6uBmPE0 (example where the prism gets shot down so he has to back off with no reinforceme)

    • This usually hits before the zerg has both enough ravagers to deal with the force-fields AND enough banelings to deal with the zealots.
    • Most important micro is:
    • Force-field to trap/separate the roaches/ravagers
    • Pulling zealots away from banes

VOD

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

Replay - Cham v Probe: Game 2 - Abyssal Reef LE

Build Order

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  12  0:00  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  13  0:11  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  14  0:19  Pylon  
  14  0:22  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  15  0:37  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  15  0:40  Gateway  
  16  0:45  Assimilator  
  16  0:47  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  17  0:58  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  18  1:09  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  19  1:21  Nexus  
  19  1:24  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  20  1:34  Cybernetics Core  
  20  1:37  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  21  1:44  Assimilator  
  21  1:47  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  21  1:51  Pylon  
  23  2:07  Adept  
  23  2:11  Warp Gate  
  27  2:33  Mothership Core (Chrono Boost)  
  27  2:34  Stalker  
  33  2:52  Twilight Council  
  38  3:13  Robotics Facility  
  39  3:26  Pylon  
  42  3:38  Dark Shrine  
  45  3:50  Gateway x3  
  46  3:57  Warp Prism  
  49  4:08  Assimilator x2  
  50  4:15  Pylon  
  53  4:29  Pylon  
  54  4:38  Nexus  
  56  4:57  Dark Templar x4  
  56  4:58  Observer  
  68  5:16  Archon x2  
  69  5:26  Forge  
  70  5:31  Robotics Bay  
  75  5:58  Dark Templar x2  

Analysis

Notes:

  • Usually you try to go in with the 4 dts- it’s important to have the prism just behind them so you can pick them up and save them if detection is present
  • Make sure you drop and morph into archons in a safe spot - not with lings under you - you can’t pick up archons whilst they merge!
  • Harass as much as you can with the prism-archon
  • D + left click on the prism to drop whilst moving
  • Move prism towards archon and select archon and click it on prism for smoothest pickup
  • Or just hover in range and click archon into prism whenever you want to lift it
  • Always wait for shields to fully recharge on prism before re-engaging
  • Try to only engage favourably - don’t waste all your shields trying to fight 10 roaches or your archons will take forever to recharge

Patience Double Archon Drop into super aggressive blink-immortal play: https://youtu.be/O8Lb3FwRfDM?t=510

“This build is so common now all the zergs just have their queens in position, I don’t think it’s good anymore”

Be creative, come from a slightly different angle with your first prism Remember you don’t need to do direct damage, just forcing lots of units is fine. You have a strong economic followup behind it, and will have plenty more opportunities to find damage as you rotate between drop angles

“How do I react if I’m getting all-ind?”

https://twitter.com/SC2ShoWTimE/status/861200928342454272

  • You count the drones + check for 3rd base with first adept/probe
  • Low drones = all-in
  • Chrono units
  • MSC scout ahead to see whats coming?
  • Banes = super thick walloff
  • More gates to walloff
  • Immortals out of robo
  • Can still get DT shrine but not the priority

Comments (1)

On June 3, 2017, 2:02 p.m., Turir  said:

Great build!

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