01/02/2013 02:41 PMPosted by EllisDYou're forgetting about all that gas you save. What if you had 4 void rays instead of 6 stalkers? 4 void rays + chargelots is definitely better vs roaches than stalkers are.
You won't build 4 void rays faster than 6 stalkers in a real game. The fastest you could make them would require 600 minerals and 600 gas in the production of 4 starports.
Early game I'd much rather have an equal amount of carriers, but this isn't a realistic situation that would arise.
That's fair, but it seems like we were talking about the stalker purely in terms of its ability once it's on the field.
If we're taking build time + realistic game scenarios into account, then I can agree that the stalker is a decent stopgap unit that can make up your army until the better tech is ready, but looking at it from a pure unit vs unit comparison I still wouldn't make them if I had better tech available. I'd rather use the gateways on chargelots and templars.