This build starts with a standard opening with Widow Mine drop. It later hits a powerful three-pronged harassment attack while having an early third Command Centre.
The defining feature of this build is the three-pronged attack:
While the build seems demanding, it is in fact just a variation of the standard builds. Up until getting the Medivac, it looks like a pretty normal Widow Mine drop build, which is the most common option in the current metagame. It is cognitively convenient for Protoss to assume it is a typical Widow Mine drop into 3-1-1 Stim timing. However, this build diverges from this norm and hits a different timing.
The battle at the three places is in Terran's favor. Generally, the attacker has advantage over the defender in terms of where to pay attention. This is because when the attack attempts a multi-pronged attack, the attacker decides where and when the battles happen. This build uses a three-pronged attack to maximise this advantage.Each of these three attacks is easy to defend if they are executed individually. However, when these attacks happen simultaneously, the difficulty to defend the multi-pronged attack is higher than to execute the attack. In short, this build takes advantage of attention and execution asymmetry.
You can read more about how this build takes advantage of attention and execution asymmetry in this article in TerranCraft. It also discusses execution and macro transition.
On July 15, 2020, 6:52 a.m., Apoptartosis said:
Thanks for sharing the build and replay Max. Couple of questions:
- Do you think you could go tanks before mines to make this build a bit safer vs aggressive builds? As the mines seem to sit in the medivac for a while before they're dropped anyway
- Do you think this build would be viable in TvX at plat/diamond level to push masters? I have been learning your intermediate build but I enjoy builds like this which are multi-pronged aswell