Description

While playing around with defensive Queen Openers I wanted to switch from offense to defense. I considered Nydus and Drop Overlord play as my two options. In the end I found a nice way to put a lot of pressure on my opponent by opening with a 4 Queen Drop. Details below!

The Goal of the Build is to use 4 Queens to defend against early Ling Bane attacks while delaying the 3rd base. As soon as the 4th Queen is done the overlord speed is started and an evolution chamber built. This allows for a very quick Drop with Queens and other units!

While our Queens are being dropped we take a 3rd base and start spamming Lings off ~38 Drones (32 minerals 6 on gas). Excess Gas gets put into Carapace for Lings and a Lair afterwards. Once the Lair is done we either go the Mutalisk or Roach Route and just kill our opponent ideally.

While attacking with the queens and lings it is important to attack the opponent at multiple places at once (check VOD). We want to spead him thin and use our micro abilities to pick up and transfuse with queens in the main while we harrass him at his 3rd.

Eventually we hopefully do enough damage to him to make him crumble :) The Build Order can be found in the Analysis Part

VOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldMMc_fscvA

Replay - 2017-11-19 - (Z)LoveMe VS (Z)Railgan

Build Order

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  12  0:02  Drone  
  13  0:16  Overlord  
  13  0:18  Drone  
  14  0:34  Drone x3  
  17  0:52  Hatchery  
  17  0:55  Drone x2  
  18  1:10  Extractor  
  17  1:14  Spawning Pool  
  17  1:17  Drone x2  
  18  1:31  Drone  
  19  1:42  Overlord  
  19  2:03  Queen x2  
  19  2:05  Zergling x2  
  26  2:13  Metabolic Boost  
  30  2:36  Overlord  
  30  2:37  Zergling x2  
  30  2:40  Queen x2  
  36  2:53  Overlord  
  39  3:16  Zergling x2  
  46  3:22  Queen  
  46  3:25  Pneumatized Carapace  
  46  3:26  Zergling x4  
  50  3:36  Overlord  
  52  3:49  Evolution Chamber  
  51  4:00  Hatchery  
  53  4:05  Baneling Nest  
  53  4:06  Extractor  
  51  4:11  Queen  
  54  4:25  Zergling x8  
  58  4:35  Zergling x2  
  63  4:41  Extractor  
  63  4:50  Baneling  
  67  5:06  Lair  
  68  5:07  Zerg Ground Armor Level 1  
  69  5:17  Baneling x2  
  69  5:23  Hatchery  
  72  6:09  Baneling  
  72  6:19  Spire, Extractor  
  79  7:14  Extractor x2  
  80  7:36  Mutalisk x3  
  95  7:42  Mutalisk x2  
  97  7:49  Mutalisk x4  
  99  7:56  Spore Crawler  
  103  7:59  Spine Crawler  
  99  8:14  Mutalisk  
  109  8:26  Baneling  
  119  8:34  Baneling x4  
  119  8:40  Baneling  
  119  9:37  Zerg Melee Weapons Level 1  

Analysis

Build Order:

  • Hatch Gas Pool
  • @100 Gas Ling Speed and pull 2 drones from Gas
  • @Pool build 2 Queens and Lings if you need... for scouting n stuff
  • @2 Queens build 2 more queens and 2 more Drones into the Gas
  • @4 Queens start 1 more queen and Overlord Speed and an evo chamber
  • @50 gas Bane Nest
  • @35 Drones take 1 more gas
  • @300 minerals build a 3rd
  • @Overlord Speed --> Drop 4 Queens across the map and build 1 more so you can inject both main and nat
  • @now Spam Lings and Banes to put pressure on your opponent
  • @150 Gas carapace for Lings... maybe build 2nd evo for double Upgrades
  • @100 Gas Lair feel free to drone as you see fit :)
  • @Lair Spire (or Roaches if you prefer)

If you are being pressured

Wall off your Natural with 2 evo's and a bane nest. Block the Passage with Queens and try to get some Banelings out. Once you have defended take a 3rd and move on as planned

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