I want to learn a Protoss build order, and instead of looking one up, I decided to try to make my own. This is my attempt.

I got my Dark Templar out at about 4:10. I tech straight to it and add as many gateways as I could manage along side it.

Replay - Dark Templar Rush

Build Order

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  12  0:01  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  13  0:11  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  14  0:19  Pylon  
  14  0:22  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  15  0:38  Gateway  Send probe scout here (send after first pylon on 4-player maps)
  15  0:42  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  16  0:49  Assimilator  
  16  0:52  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  16  0:55  Assimilator  
  17  1:03  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  18  1:15  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  19  1:29  Cybernetics Core  
  19  1:44  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  20  1:51  Warp Gate  
  20  1:55  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  21  2:04  Pylon  
  21  2:10  Twilight Council  
  21  2:19  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  23  2:31  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  23  2:34  Gateway  
  23  2:39  Pylon  Third pylon should be placed outside the opponent's base
  23  2:43  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  24  2:49  Dark Shrine  
  24  2:56  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  25  3:08  Gateway x2  
  25  3:17  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  26  3:29  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  27  3:41  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  28  3:44  Nexus  
  28  3:53  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  29  4:05  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  29  4:09  Dark Templar x3  
  36  4:26  Assimilator x2  
  36  4:32  Pylon x2  
  36  4:35  Dark Templar  The fourth DT is delayed due to gas shortage, so might cut the third gate. expand earlier or grab a robo?
  30  5:06  Probe x2 (Chrono Boost)  
  32  5:22  Probe (Chrono Boost)  
  35  5:30  Mothership Core (Chrono Boost)  


I lose in this replay. If instead of hitting the mineral line with my first wave of Dark Templar, I had gone straight for the pylon powering the Robotics Facility, I could have stopped him from ever getting detection. The build was smooth up until that point. I may consider cutting the fourth Warpgate in order to expand a bit earlier and grab the extra gas.

Comments (4)

On May 10, 2017, 3:20 a.m., LuciusAterna  said:

vs. terran: If you scouted any kind of cheese, transition out. If not, build MSC and a warp prism. you'll be able to afford 3 dt at the same time you can do with vs. protoss.
drop them in terran base seperately to dry out their scans. watch out for missile turret as they can see dt and can shoot warp prism.

attack priority are as follow:
1.Unproteced missile turret.
2.out of energy command center.
3.SCV lab researching stim or engineering bays researching +1/+1.
5.single lonely engineering bay

On May 10, 2017, 3:07 a.m., LuciusAterna  said:

vs. zerg: build only one assimilator at first then secure second base then tech toward dark shrine(add another assimilator after 2 base start building). You'll have enough resourse for a robo + warp prism and 3 more gateway while teching up. (build robo before gateway as it still need sometime to make warp prism)

You'll have 4 gate and a warp prism ready to warp dt in when dark shrine finish but it'll hit slower then vs. protoss. (because you build second base and delay twilight and assimilator) but if zerg have detection you'll be able to transition into archon drop immediatly. (archon is good against zerg) You'll have to practice warp prism micro to do this but if you can it'll be very effective.

On May 10, 2017, 2:46 a.m., LuciusAterna  said:

vs protoss: you look for enemy's observer by scrolling your mouse.(it'll make spotting them easier) If there isn't any, aim for pylon powering the robo. If stargate is present and is building an oracle, try to spit your dt. If observer is present, transition out immediately. (you'll fall behind though)

When scouting with your first probe, if enemy has 2 gas but only got 1 gate then try to get robo out and build an observer of your own too (also check for proxy stargate). if there's 2 gate, don't skip msc and position your pylon near probe line prepare yourself for . If there's one gate then build a stalker and scout(harass if possible) with it.

you'll be able to afford three dt when dark shrine finish while doing all above

On March 15, 2017, 11:21 p.m., g_squidman  said:

As I am a beginner (very beginner), please leave any comments you'd like. I truly don't know what I'm doing here.

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