This build is designed to take advantage of the current metagame. It starts with a Reaper expand and then proceeds to take a quick third.
Recently, there is a metagame shift in the Terran mirror match up openings. The double Refinery Reaper expand with three Reapers and two Hellions build has cycled out of the metagame. Players tend to use more economical openings like a Reaper expand. I strongly recommend you to read this article to know more about the nuance and rationale behind this metagame shift.
If both players go for economical builds, one can get ahead by being even more economical. When you're using an economical opening, it is not realistic to react to opponent's economical opening by attacking. One way to get ahead is to "out-econ" your opponent. You can read more about the reasoning in this article.
This build is featured in the September issue of the Metagame Build Order series on TerranCraft.
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