This Build abuses the ZvZ Meta. Most Players like to go for a fast Lair and +1 Missile Upgrade after their 3rd to strengthen their midgame Roach Push. We counter that by investing the resources that our opponent spends on Tech and Drones instead on Roaches Lings and Banelings. The Goal is to achieve 2 Gas (6 Drone) and 2 Mineral Line (32 Drone) (32+6=38 Drones) saturation and then flood him with a huge amount of Roaches and eventually Lings and Banelings to finish him off.

We stop droning once we reached our saturation and build a couple extra overlords (~4 depending on your supply) and then spam masses of Roaches until we have no more Gas and then Lings until our opponent dies.

Timings: 3rd around 2:30-2:45, Bane Nest after 3rd, Roach Warren 3:30-3:45. Saturation 3:35-3:45


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  12  0:01  Drone  
  13  0:12  Overlord  
  13  0:17  Drone  
  14  0:31  Drone x3  
  17  0:53  Hatchery  Hatch First is optimal
  17  0:55  Drone x2  
  18  1:09  Extractor  
  17  1:15  Spawning Pool  
  16  1:19  Drone x2  
  18  1:28  Drone  
  19  1:47  Overlord  
  19  2:02  Queen x2  
  19  2:03  Zergling x4  
  26  2:12  Metabolic Boost  
  30  2:33  Baneling Nest  For safety
  32  2:58  Hatchery  
  32  2:59  Zergling x2  
  34  3:10  Overlord  
  35  3:18  Baneling x3  
  35  3:19  Zergling x2  
  36  3:22  Overlord  
  46  3:49  Extractor, Roach Warren  At this point stop droning
  46  3:53  Overlord  
  45  3:56  Zergling x2  
  47  4:08  Extractor  
  44  4:19  Queen  
  50  4:32  Roach x3  
  50  4:37  Roach x3  
  58  4:44  Roach x3  
  66  4:49  Roach  After all Roaches have been made flood lings
  79  5:03  Baneling x2  Make Banes in front of your opponents base
  88  5:33  Zergling x10  
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If our opponent gets a Lair and an evolution chamber, that alone costs him more than 400 Ressources. If he also starts +1 and gets a few drones he will quickly leave himself open to a Timing.

The Build is fairly hard to scout as it looks like a normal macro game opener up until the 3:45 mark where we stop droning.

The first Roaches need to brake his Banelings and most of his lings. Once they are gone the follow up Lings will tank a lot of damage while the Roaches kill our opponents Roaches.

If you fail to kill him you will be in a lot of trouble as he will have better upgrades which will make a comeback very hard.

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  • Created by: railgan      
  • Published on: May 12, 2017
  • Patch: 3.8.0
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