Ever since Chronoboost changed I keep losing a lot of Drones to the first two Adepts. Additionally, I also make 6-8 Slow Lings and still take damage. That is deeply frustrating and made me look for a Solution.
The Solution I came up with is a very economic 13/12 1 Base Speedling Opener. I use the early Ling to put pressure on my Opponent while I double Expand into 3 Base Hydra. The Lings allows me to easily scout what my Opponent is going for and stop any and all Adept advancements by him.
The Basic Build is the following:
and well spam him dead with Hydra Ling Lurker
Here are some Replays:
If you want to see this build in action you can always find me on https://www.twitch.tv/railgan
How many Queens do I build and when?
I usually Build 1 Queen after the Natural and then go up to three Queens (use one for Creep Spread). Once I have my Lair done I get a 4th Queen at my 3rd Base
What should I do with my Lings?
Try to keep them alive!!! You want 1 Lings to deal with any scouting Probe... else you won't be able to expand. Your other Lings should try to harrass your Opponent. If he walls off try to kill one of his gateway to lure the Zealot out and sneak past it or something like that. You don't need to do damage to stay even with your Opponent. The pressure and safety alone are usually enough to stay even.
If your Opponent does not wall off but expands you just kill the Expansion... might need more Lings. If he doesn't expand you are good to go. If you can run by try to harrass the Probes but don't lose your Lings. If you can kill his Pylons at the Gateway / Core you probably win.
Can I add Banelings?
Yes you can keep mining gas initally, get a Queen instead of an Expansion and just throw down a Baneling Nest @50 Gas. However, if your Opponent builds 1-2 Shield Batteries, a Stalker or a Sentry you will probably be in a tough spot. Most Opponents are greedy though so go ahead.
How do I deal with Stargates
I try to use my 3 Queens to deal with the Oracle and delay my Spores a bit. Saving money is crucial when you play a Greedy Tech Builds
How to deal with Mass Adepts
Build a Roach Warren once you reach 2 Base Mineral Saturation or start your Lair if you assume Mass Adept.
How to deal with 2 Base Allins
Just build a Roach warren, go 3 Gas with ~48 Drones and spam him dead with Ling Roach Ravager. Should be an easy win.
How to deal with Chargelot allins
If you see an infinite amount of gateways (8), a robo and a twilight council in his Base. Then you probably want to prepare for a Chargelot Allin. Defending it is as easy as evacuating your 3rd, building some walling buildings at your natural and spamming Roaches.
Do I need to go for a fast Lair into Hydra?
No but I think it is the optimal way to play the Matchup
When should I attack?
I usually start building mass Hydra once I have my 3 Bases Saturated. I try to take a fight around the time Hydra Speed finishes. Without Hydra Speed you can't disengage. Mass Hydra Ling Lurker can beat every non Carrier Composition. Don't ask how to beat Carriers. I don't know either.
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