StarCraft® II

JoKeR's newest TvZ build order

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Hi Starcraft community! Are you guys ready to rumble?

Pros :
    1-Very strong 2 base timing (stim,+1,8 mines and bio)

    2-Transitions well into a third

    3-Makes zerg players cry

Cons :
    1-It's a 2 base push, If you don't do damage good luck (Odds are you will do damage, I always do)

    2-Transitions well into a third

    3-Widow mine might get nerfed because the power of QQ is stronger

The build :
12 rax
16 oc
17 cc
17 supply depot
19 double gas
factory @100 gas
reactor barrack @50 gas

Note : From there, there is 3 transition possible

Note : If you smell any sort of all-in or pressure build for example :
1- Roach pressure into 3rd
2- Roach pressure into more roaches
3- Zergling-Baneling
4- Zergling-Baneling-Roaches

You scratch the widow mines and go straight for tanks (when factory finishes you make a tech lab and you produce 2 marines at a time)
From this you can get an easy third (It's a build I would use in WoL instead of going 1-1-1 hellion-banshee)
Or you can go for a 3 tank marine with stim or CS with +1 push where you add 2 barracks when you get the 300 mineral when factory is still under construction (if you go CS it pushes sooner but you need good micro)

add 2 more barrack when factory is Under construction
add an eBay (more information in the replay)
widow mine-marine-marauder push

add 2 more barrack when factory is Under construction
add an eBay
hellion-marine-marauder push

More to come
Edited by JoKeR on 4/15/2013 5:14 PM PDT
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i like the build but i usually 15 gas, cc then factory/reactor for hellions quicker i like to prevent droning as early as possible :P sometimes if things go well ill make a 3rd cc while they are worrying about not dying to hellions,
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Don't you get roll over when they go for early all-in pressure builds?
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as im making hellion, i get another factory for tanks, then just use my bunker at the front with supply depots. tanks at the back, and start making mines instead of hellions,

mine splash+tanks splash with a wall is good against roach, and if they just have lings and banes, then i wouldnt let them get to my base, from constantly kiting with hellions at their base.

but ill play really aggressive with the hellions so i can usually see that coming have a lot of time to prepare and decide if i wanna make that quick 3rd or not.

its not a 100% foolproof strat, just something ive been doing because im starting to play mech in every matchup from watching htomario
Edited by Braunz on 4/15/2013 5:52 PM PDT
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This is pretty cool. Thanks!
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This is pretty cool. Thanks!

No problemo :D
Edited by JoKeR on 4/16/2013 2:54 PM PDT
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Your build is actually weaker than my reaper opener.

I make 2 reapers, get pretty fast reactored hellions, can deal with almost any all in, and get a super fast +1 and fast medivacs, as well as a decently timed third. I also have replays beating people up to around 1k masters level :P
Edited by MtlGuitarist on 4/16/2013 3:58 PM PDT
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Then maybe you should post a replay and tell us when it hits :P
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