Description

If anyone was wondering how a Zerg could get to Platinum with just one build against any race, here's your answer:

This build delivers a really strong 4 minute Roach & Speedling push, while having 2 Queens and an Expansion as your backup to quickly move on droning (if you need to), after having dealt brutal good damage to your opponent.

For me this build worked really well against any race (Diamond level). Especially in lower leagues, this should absolutely tear your opponent apart.

In any way I would really appreciate you trying the build.

Have Fun! :)

General BO:

  • 17|18|18 >> Hatchery|Pool|Extractor

  • 20 >> Overlord

  • @Pool >> 2x Queen + 4 Zerglings + 1 Drone

  • 27 >> Roach Warren

  • 26 >> Metabolic Boost (~2:20) -> Start droning

  • 30 >> Overlord

  • 32 >> Overlord

  • 33 >> Begin Roach & Zergling production -> Stop droning

  • 46 >> Overlord

  • 50 >> Overlord

  • 57 >> Overlord


  • start pushing at ~3:40

  • after that you just focus on getting Roaches and Lings, as well as your Injects and Overlords !ASAP!

Replay - Fast 2 Base Roach Speedling Push

Build Order

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  13  0:13  Overlord  
  17  0:53  Hatchery // Send drone at 170 minerals  
  18  1:13  Spawning Pool  
  18  1:19  Extractor  
  20  1:50  Overlord  
  20  2:00  Queen  
  22  2:05  Queen  
  24  2:06  Zergling x2 // + 1 drone  
  27  2:15  Roach Warren  
  26  2:20  Metabolic Boost // Start droning  
  30  2:39  Overlord  
  32  2:57  Overlord  
  33  3:05  Roach // Stop droning  
  35  3:10  Roach x3  
  41  3:13  Zergling  
  42  3:17  Roach x2  
  46  3:19  Overlord  
  46  3:23  Roach  
  48  3:25  Zergling x2  
  50  3:30  Overlord  
  50  3:35  Roach  
  52  3:39  Roach  
  54  3:41  Zergling x2 // Move out for the attack  
  56  3:45  Zergling  
  57  3:47  Overlord  
  57  3:50  Roach  
  59  3:53  Zergling  

Analysis

  • You can use the 4 early Zerglings for scouting, for defending or for denying the scouting of your opponent.

  • At around 3:40 you should move out with your Roaches (6).

  • Reset your rally point towards the natural of your opponent.
  • Don't forget to build enough Overlords within your attack and remember to inject your Hatcheries.
  • When playing against Protoss or Terran make sure to get at least 1 spore crawler in each mineral line to be save against early DT's or cloak Banshees.
  • With a high mineral count you want to add 2 more Queens and a 3rd Base.

Have fun destroying your league ;)

/- anSka

Comments (10)

On Sept. 22, 2017, 4:33 p.m., anSka  said:

Haha! ;D awesome mate! happy to hear about your success. As long as you have fun playing it, you don't need to worry about anything, because then you are doing everything right ^^

On Sept. 22, 2017, 9:50 a.m., Triggered  said:

Can confirm that this got me to plat1/2 pretty easily

I feel really cheap now lol

On Sept. 17, 2017, 5:22 p.m., bob13bob  said:

once you hit this build suffers from lack of larvae. like hte video, you'll floating 300ish minerals as you hit their base, and it gets worse ballooning up to 1000 minerals for lack or larvae. either needs to add 3rd during the attack, or macro hatch; too resource inefficient.

On Sept. 3, 2017, 8:25 a.m., anSka  said:

I feel like adding more lings instead of drones makes this more of an all-in build as i want it to be.. with 37-38 drones you are not completely screwed if you were not successfull with the attack.

On Aug. 31, 2017, 7:34 p.m., yuripadilha  said:

Nice BO! Love it! If you guys have an update about it post it here please :D

On Aug. 30, 2017, 11:04 p.m., dqme  said:

There are some improvements I have for this build, that I will post later.

On Aug. 30, 2017, 2:52 p.m., dqme  said:

Instead of droning, making lings is a better alternative.

On Aug. 30, 2017, 10:36 a.m., anSka  said:

I usually push at around 3:40, but you can also wait until 4:00 to gather more units (if your attack hasn't been scouted early).

On Aug. 29, 2017, 10:48 a.m., dqme  said:

How many roaches/lings do you suggest to have before pushing out?

On Aug. 12, 2017, 3:28 a.m., anSka  said:

There will be an update coming soon, because I found a way this works even a bit faster.

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