The aim of the build is to attack Protoss' third Nexus at 5:30 with Cyclone (with Mag-Field Accelerator), Marine, and Widow Mine. It is designed to deal with Protoss' Stargate opening into a quick third Nexus.
|16||0:40|| ||Fake proxy|
|20||1:43|| ||Pull 2 Scv off Refinery|
|23||2:27|| ||Put 2 Scv back to Refinery, Depend on proxy distance|
|59||4:47|| ||Swap Factory onto Barracks Reactor|
One Gateway expand into Stargate and a quick third Nexus has been the norm in TvP for quite some time. Many early and mid game decisions on both sides revolve around this norm. Stargate units allow Protoss to control the opponent, so they have the opportunity to put down an early third Nexus (before second and third Gateway). Terran have little success in making a push with Stim and Medivac toward Protoss' third Nexus, because the timing coincides with Protoss' production burst in the mid game. As a result, we had seen Terran make a small push toward the third Nexus with landed Viking, Tank, and Marine in a window when Protoss have little production.
This build applies the same logic and uses the new Cyclone with Mag-Field Accelerator for the push. It starts with a fake proxy opening. because you want to open up with a double Refinery quick tech to build up your Cyclone count (explained here). Protoss do not have Charge or Blink at the time when they go for the Stargate tech path, so they have problem dealing with Cyclone in the push.
You can read about this build in-depth (and its variation) by clicking the link below.
On Dec. 11, 2018, 6:17 a.m., Human said:
Hey, awesome job in creating this BO!
As there's no SALT encoding, i played around with that BO here a bit, figures out you forgot to add a timestamp for the last widow mine, that's why SpawningTool does not generate the encoding. For the sake of practice, i'd be great if you could add that.
Plus, some marines are produced out of the reactor'ed rax, i'd be great if you would add them as stacks of two, that makes following it ingame a lot easier.
On Dec. 9, 2018, 6:23 a.m., Maxilicious said:
@Moezen: The Cyclone is your key tool to deflect early Gateway units.
On Dec. 8, 2018, 8:31 a.m., Moezen said:
What do you do when they arrive with 2 stalkers at your base at 3:00?