Description

This Version of the 3 Roach Opener follows it up with a very Strong Roach Ravager Push of ~41 Drones. It is primarily aimed at Terrans who do not Open with a Banshee / Liberator.

Goal of the Build

The Goal is to either kill the Terran player or contain him on 2 Base while you drone up your 3rd Base.

For a more macro oriented playstyle check out: This build on Spawningtool

Who Am I

I am a Grandmaster Zerg who streams a lot on https://www.twitch.tv/railgan . The 3 Roach Opener is my go to build versus Terran and I play many different variations.

General Build Order

This will be a general overview. For detailed Infos check Analysis / the Video.

OPENER


  • 17 Pool
  • 18 Hatch
  • 17 Gas
  • 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.
  • Build an Overlord
  • 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

LAIR TIME


  • @100 Gas build Lair
  • @3:30 1 more Gas
  • @3:45 1 additional Gasses --> Keep some defensive Roaches for Hellion Attacks
  • @Lair Start Roach Speed, scout with an overseer. If you see Techlab Starport Swap to the Spire Variation (linked above).
  • Build a 3rd as soon as you can and get 8 Roaches. Move them across the map and morph them into Ravagers while you reinforce with mass Roach.

VOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhdvstFWkIY&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Railgan

Replay - CuKu v Railgan - Oxide LE

Build Order

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  12  0:01  Drone  
  13  0:16  Overlord  
  13  0:17  Drone  
  14  0:34  Drone x2  
  16  0:41  Spawning Pool  
  15  0:44  Drone  
  16  0:53  Drone  
  17  1:03  Drone  
  18  1:13  Hatchery  
  18  1:17  Extractor  
  16  1:20  Drone x2  
  18  1:28  Queen  
  20  1:33  Zergling x2  
  21  1:44  Roach Warren  
  20  1:48  Overlord  
  21  1:54  Drone  
  21  2:08  Queen  
  24  2:26  Queen  
  24  2:28  Roach x3  
  36  2:50  Overlord  
  36  3:07  Lair  
  44  3:26  Overlord  
  44  3:30  Extractor  
  48  4:05  Extractor x2  
  48  4:07  Glial Reconstitution  
  46  4:14  Overseer  
  46  4:16  Roach  
  49  4:21  Hatchery  
  49  4:24  Overlord  
  49  4:31  Roach  
  52  4:44  Roach x4  
  60  4:59  Roach  
  74  5:15  Evolution Chamber x2  
  99  6:12  Ravager x6  
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Analysis

3 Ravager Biles are enough to kill Siege Tanks. Use that knowledge!!

The build works best versus 3 CC openers. If the Terran allins just drone up your 3rd.

Don't try killing him too hard. Get ahead and stay ahead! Just drone up your 3rd.

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Details

  • Created by: railgan      
  • Published on: Jan 18, 2021
  • Patch: 4.11.0
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Comments (5)

On March 4, 2021, 9:05 p.m., malonejon91  said:

nah i execute just fine. this little faggot just cant make a good build.

On Feb. 24, 2021, 9:38 p.m., omgitsduane  said:

malonejon91 probably because you're really bad at executing. can we see your replays?

On Feb. 13, 2021, 1:19 a.m., malonejon91  said:

I just need to comment again because of how absolutely god awful this build is. I lose to low level gold players because this build is such shit. How you could make such a terrible fucking build and be GM is crazy to me. I cant believe i wasted my time learning this absolutely shit build.

On Feb. 7, 2021, 12:04 a.m., malonejon91  said:

Build is garbage. it doesnt work at all. gets beaten easily

On Jan. 22, 2021, 6:40 a.m., DERASTAT  said:

Loving it, really goot with the scout before committing, when going the Muta followup i died a couple of times to uncommon terran timings

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