StarCraft® II

Mech seems OP vs Zerg

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Took on two armies of Roaches/Infestors with Thors/Hellions/Tanks. Came out on top with 3 Thors left, couldn't believe it. It was a two pronged attack too and some of my tanks were out of position.

Wouldn't dream of doing it with Protoss....I think there is no way to counter this as Zerg except with gg lords and winfestors.
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1v1 or team game?

Isn't early/midgame vulnerability a big weakness of mech, not its pure steamrolling power at the end?
Edited by blitz on 11/12/2012 5:55 PM PST
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Please let us not fall back into the whole, "this one or two games determines the entire state of balance in sc2" thing again
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11/12/2012 05:52 PMPosted by poochie
winfestors.
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11/12/2012 05:55 PMPosted by zappy
Please let us not fall back into the whole, "this one or two games determines the entire state of balance in sc2" thing again

http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/topic/7006347229
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11/12/2012 05:56 PMPosted by VIPER
Please let us not fall back into the whole, "this one or two games determines the entire state of balance in sc2" thing again

viper, i already have a headache that has yet to leave me due to my activities last night, i'm hoping for simplicity and a lack of hidden trolling related motives.
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wait.

you have no 1v1s played...

Is this team games?

if so, then LOL.
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It's not. You just get a bunch of brood lords and infestors. A-move the broods, fungal the vikings and spam infested Terrans.
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11/12/2012 05:54 PMPosted by blitz
Isn't early/midgame vulnerability a big weakness of mech, not its pure steamrolling power at the end?


In early game, a meching terran is really weak compared to a bio terran because they have to rely on unupgraded marines with some hellion support to defend any pushes from Zerg. A roach push during the time period which terran has no tank support and still building infrastructure can be a GG.

After securing a 3rd and increasing gas production, mech's strength really start to shine. Zerg is also in an awkward transitioning period from lair to hive tech, relying on a high ling/roach or even muta and infestor (if there are infestors, they're in very low numbers) to defend against a mech army of doom. By camping outside the zerg's base and pushing in using the stopping power of tanks, a terran can choke off a zerg and set up for a game-winning push. Unofrtunately, since mech armies are expensive and slow, Terran can only afford to push out 2-3 times in the midgame. Flanks and counterattacks on infrastructure can still be annoying, but you don't want to baserace a terran.

During lategame, Zerg starts to get potent units like BLs and a high infestor count. BLs screw over mech because they make tanks irrelevant and useless supply, while IT's DPS minces a mech army. Start viking production too late and it's usually GG for terran, not much he can get back at.

No matter how want to engage a seiged mech position, it's always gonna end up ugly for you, especially using low-tier units like roaches and lings.

However, it's team games, so a lot of what I just said is irrelevant
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Its about to get a major buff in HotS with Battle Hellions. Prepare your !@#$.
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11/12/2012 07:44 PMPosted by Kanuck
Its about to get a major buff in HotS with Battle Hellions. Prepare your !@#$.
I'd love to, but blizzard keeps trolling me about beta keys.
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11/12/2012 05:52 PMPosted by poochie
I think there is no way to counter this as Zerg except with gg lords and winfestors.


so let me get this straight....

IT CAN NOT BE COUNTERED!!!!!........

without using 2 readily available units that the zerg already has.

ok then
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