This is a nice opening to apply pressure and keep your opponent honest. It allows a good chance to work on the tightness of your opening and stalker micro.

You should scout the map for proxies so you can either destroy the proxy or push into their main before they get anything out of the proxy.


  • Standard 2-gate opening
  • 2 chronos on first 2 stalkers
  • 3rd pylon immediately after you start those stalkers (Place reinforcing the 2-gates pylon + providing lowground power for shield batteries to help defend natural if needed
  • Next chrono goes into WG
  • Build 6 stalkers continuously
  • cut probes @25/26 total
  • Drop a nexus @400 minerals, proxy pylon immediately after nexus starts
  • warp in 7th/8th stalker at proxy and go.

  • Robo + twilight

  • Resume Probing


Replay - PvP 8 stalker Pressure Opening

Build Order

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  12  0:00  Probe  
  13  0:12  Probe  
  14  0:17  Pylon  
  14  0:24  Probe  
  15  0:32  Probe  
  15  0:37  Gateway  
  15  0:40  Probe  
  16  0:48  Assimilator  
  17  0:51  Probe  
  17  0:55  Assimilator  
  18  1:03  Probe  
  19  1:13  Gateway  
  19  1:15  Probe  
  20  1:24  Cybernetics Core  
  20  1:27  Probe  
  21  1:35  Pylon  
  21  1:39  Probe  
  22  1:54  Stalker x2  
  23  1:56  Warp Gate  
  23  2:04  Pylon  
  28  2:26  Stalker x2  
  33  2:56  Stalker x2  
  37  3:14  Nexus  
  37  3:26  Pylon  
  37  3:47  Robotics Facility  
  37  3:52  Adept x2  
  41  3:58  Pylon  
  42  4:05  Twilight Council  
  40  4:22  Adept x2  
  45  5:15  Forge  
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  • You should be constantly poking and asserting map control/dominance with stalkers as well as looking for proxies with your probe and stalkers if you're not sure what they're doing
  • It's very situational how much you should commit - take any fights that favour you and hunt down any adepts on the map
  • your have many power points where each time another 2 stalkers arrive you potentially can take a good fight
  • in this example i spotted the early immortal so swapped the last 2 stalkers for adepts that helped tank its shots and provided the chance to shade into the main base if I couldn't overwhelm

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  • Created by: PiG      
  • Published on: Aug 01, 2019
  • Patch: 4.7.1
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Comments (3)

On May 26, 2020, 10:59 p.m., PiG  said:

Don't read the timestamp robot-parsed build order. Read the write-up above that. "Chrono 2 stalkers" - don't ever try to immitate exact seconds, instead understand the order and steadily optimise based on your own understanding. As cool as the replay parsing i for grabbing specific timings it is not something you should try to learn off! Just use it to check something here and there.

On May 26, 2020, 2 a.m., FullSend  said:

the order with first 2 stalker is a bit early and the warp gate is earlier 11seconds please id like to have explanation if PiG could execute it better or if it is just typing error thx :P

On April 14, 2020, 8:47 p.m., PashkaTLT  said:

Now we need 10 stalkers to 1-shot another stalker, so I personally would attack with 10 stalkers. Also, it feels to me like 2 gateways may be not enough in lower leagues, where players are not super clean with their execution.

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