People keep on losing faith in my 3 Roach Opener. I came back winning 20 Games with it against Terran in a row. Here is the 2020 Version of the 3 Roach Opener.
Who am I
At the Time of writing this I am a around 6000 MMR Grandmaster Zerg on the EU Server. I play almost only 2 Base Macro Openers (4:30 3rd or later). The focus of my play lies on quick Tech to take control of the game early.
Goal of the Build
The 3 Roach Openers aims to take control from the start without ever giving your Opponent a chance to punch you back. The early Pool allows easy defense against Reaper / Proxy Rax at the same Time as early Harassment with 2 Lings and 3 Roaches. The follow up is a quick 2 Base Spire into 3 Base Roach Ravager Muta and 4 Ling Bane Ravager Corruptor into Hive.
The nice part is that you almost get a free win versus all Terrans foolish enough to teleport a Battlecruiser into your Base.
General Build Order
This will be a general overview. For detailed Infos check Analysis / the Video.
Build 2 Drones (18 Supply) and rally them to the Gas
1 Pair of Lings + Queen when Pool is done. Attack the Terran Natural with the 2 Lings.
Next 150 Minerals Roach Warren - Use one Drone from the Gas.
Drone to 22 Supply (3 Drones in Gas)
@100% Queen build another Queen in Main
@100% Roach Warren 2 Roaches in Main 1 Roach in Natural
@150 Minerals 3rd Queen in Natural (use one for Creep Spreading)
now Harass with Roaches and Drone at home
@100 Gas build Lair
@3:45 3 additional Gasses --> Keep some defensive Roaches for Hellion Attacks
@Lair Start Spire --> Overseer (scout for BC / 3rd Base) --> Roach Speed
@4:30 build 2 Spores (for Libs / Banshees)
@5:00 (or so) build a 3rd Base
@Spire build 4-6 Mutas or Corruptors against BC
Roach Ravager Corruptor Transition
Build 2 Evos after your 6 Mutas are done
Prepare some Roaches at home for defense against Hellions / Marines
Get +1 Missile and +1 Carapace (maybe Air Attack?)
Saturate your 3rd
Get a 4th as soon as your 3rd Mineral Line is saturated
Get Corruptors to deal with Medivacs / Liberators :)
LING BANE HIVE TRANSITION
After your 4th is done Ling Speed + Bane Nest as soon as you can
Start an Infestation as you start +1 Melee and +2 Carapace
@Infestation Pit start Hive
@Hive go for Ultralisks (or whatever Hive Tech u like)