Description

This is a dirty ZvZ build Bly used against Nerchio in the WESG 2017 (2018 actually), and Nerchio wasn't ready for it at all. Since you go straight to a 2-base nydus play without much scouting, this is an all-in, and your goal is to at least kill a crucial amount of drones, but rather aim straight for the win. This build is risky because you delay your lings and don't get a spine or a baneling nest, so you need to watch the mini map for any early agression and adjust the build if necessary. You stop at 33 Drones (9 in gas) to only build units and you also want to hide your nydus network from overlords peeking in (i would suggest to build it in your natural behind your mineral line or between your bases) and block your "front door" with the evos, roach warren and queens. If a Zergling sneaks in at the start, you can "mindgame" your opponent by starting ling speed and cancelling it when the opponent has no vision anymore. Because you don't get ling speed and early lings, you'll have a slight eco advantage and therefore potentially more units to strike with when you get into his main, so when executed properly it's a very strong timing and a pretty cool build.

VOD

https://youtu.be/-N5fPJay1l8?t=17m4s

Replay - bly v Nerchio: Game 2 - Eastwatch LE

Build Order

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  13  0:13  Overlord  
  17  0:52  Hatchery  
  18  1:05  Extractor  get 16 on minerals and rally additional drones to the gas
  17  1:13  Spawning Pool  
  19  1:39  Overlord  
  21  2:00  Queen x2  
  30  2:29  Zergling x4  before your zerglings on 30 supply just make drones and queens
  32  2:38  Overlord, Lair, Queen  3rd queen + Lair
  40  3:24  Roach Warren  you can get it 1-2 drones earlier or later but key is to get the buildings all at the same time at the front of your natural to block attacks
  40  3:27  Evolution Chamber x2  and trick the opponent into thinking you're going for double upgrades
  40  3:38  Extractor  
  43  3:49  Nydus Network, Extractor  @Lair go for Nydus Network and 1 additional gas
  41  3:59  Overlord x4  build 3-4 overlords in advance to make space for the roaches
  41  4:09  Roach x6  inject and build non-stop roaches from here on and once the nydus is finished send your queens and roaches in and build 1 new queen at the natural
  67  4:50  Nydus Canal  nydus should be up in the opponents main base at ~4:50 min
  71  5:00  Action  inject with your new queen and send it in the nydus to support your attack
  71  5:10  Action  if you have more gas than minerals during your attack, you can morph wounded roaches into ravagers
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Analysis

PROs:

  • hits before (most) upgrades finish
  • crushes ling-bane and spire play
  • safe against early roach pushes
  • strong against "too" greedy players
  • tricking the opponent into thinking you go for double upgrades
  • QUEENS! :D

CONs:

  • greedy droning with late zerglings
  • lack of scouting besides first overlords
  • vulnerable against any early-pool with banelings
  • if the opponent scouts the nydus and has a 3rd base, you could be straight up losing the game

Comments (6)

On March 19, 2018, 1:13 p.m., lwyYy  said:

https://www.twitch.tv/le_muh

On March 19, 2018, 1:06 p.m., lwyYy  said:

not at all man, good work :) yeah, makes sense! good completition on your side, it's a really cool build, i had to figure it out ;)

On March 19, 2018, 12:43 p.m., StoicLoofah  said:

I updated the build with times and swapped out the video link for youtube so it sticks around for longer. I hope you don't mind.

This build is featured on the home page now! If you have a twitch or twitter account, you can add those to your profile to send some traffic along. Thanks for inputting this!

On March 19, 2018, 10:03 a.m., lwyYy  said:

and btw, you're welcome, i love this build already! i'm gonna do the 32 drone all-in next

On March 19, 2018, 10:02 a.m., lwyYy  said:

@StoicLoofah That's the replay, indeed ;) i put it in the build, thx!

On March 18, 2018, 1:21 a.m., StoicLoofah  said:

Thanks for putting this build up. Is this the replay it is from? If so, I can add in the times and link to the replay so it's easier to follow in-game https://lotv.spawningtool.com/35216/ . Would love to feature this build order if possible

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