It was basically the fact that he took a third before lair in ZvT and then went roach/baneling. So many people looked at that as heresy and the only time they'd seen people try it before was maybe CheckPrime, although he never had quite as much. Quite frankly, I think it's better than the standard 2 base muta play and there really isn't a lot terran can do to punish it if your timings are tight.
The one game he did that was what people first took notice of, but his overall control and skill is fantastic. The times he went muta he played amazingly as well. He also took out sCfoU, who had previously beaten guys like Nestea and LosirA on a regular basis.
07/16/2011 05:10 PMPosted by SalmagundiRavens. That is all.
07/16/2011 05:14 PMPosted by CatechinRavens. That is all.
What the !%*! is this and what are you talking about? Just split and seeker missiles won't do tons. If he's going ravens his tank and/or medivac numbers will be down. If his medivacs are down you have less to worry about with drops, if his tanks are down then he'll have a harder time combatting your army, as tanks are the primary way to zone and defend against roach/bane.
07/16/2011 05:13 PMPosted by TheJoKeRHow does he handle fast multi prong drops I mean if you take a fast third you have to delay lair
07/16/2011 05:17 PMPosted by TheJoKeRhe wont have Roach or Bane speed i would think it would be rough
07/16/2011 05:23 PMPosted by ZiggitzDRG heavily favors ling, muta, bane for ZvT which is his most demonstrated match up in broadcasted matches.
07/16/2011 05:23 PMPosted by ZiggitzHe is just amazingly solid in ever aspect of the match up as he plays it, there's no silver bullet to be gleaned from his style.
Agreed, which is ironically bad in my opinion since his roach/bane play is so much better. ZeNEXLine is the guy you want to look at for mutaling play right now. Sooooooooo good.
07/16/2011 05:38 PMPosted by ZiggitzI don't think Lines play is revolutionary. He basically just cuts out banelings to be able to afford m ore mutalisks which is effective in the meta game right now because Terrans go really tank heavy. If they skew more heavily to marines and bio upgrades you can crush it. It's just another option for the composition to exploit a lopsided Terran composition.
07/16/2011 05:31 PMPosted by TheJoKeRSo basically Roach/Bane is designed to be safe from early Bio pushes and hellions as well as to crush the midgame push and drone while expanding and teching muta
07/16/2011 05:51 PMPosted by CatechinSounds really interesting
And as you mentioned, it's really safe vs hellions, something a lot of people seem to struggle with.
How does he handle fast multi prong drops I mean if you take a fast third you have to delay lair
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