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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Zerg - Quick Roach

Today I'll be going over a zerg strategy for a really quick roach push which I find to work exceedingly well in multiplayer games, especially 3v3. For this strategy to work, you need to stay very on top of your macro.

Ordinarily with a zerg strategy with a macro base, you might do a 13 or 14 pool to 15 hatch, but with quick roach, you will skip the second hatchery altogether, at least until later on when your economy can support it. With this strategy you want to make sure that you start off mining and making drones until you hit 9 food. Once you hit 9 food, make an overlord, do not wait until 10 as this will hurt your economy just a bit. Keep training drones until you hit 14 food and then make a spawning pool. When it's about halfway done, make an extractor and as soon as that finishes throw 3 drones on it to start mining gas. All the while, keep making drones

By time your pool finishes you should have an excess of around 300 minerals. Normally this would go to an early expo for a macro based game, but you're going for a quick roach. So with those 300 minerals, make a queen and a roach warren immediately. You should keep making drones and overlords when you're about 2 away from your population cap. Once your queen finishes, spawn larvae right away and you might want to start making roaches. But for sure once those larvae pop, throw out roaches immediately. Roaches cost 2 food, so they will eat up your population very quickly. When possible make excess overlords which are also good for scouting and creep dropping. 

When you have a decent amount go out for a push, or pool with your allies and go for a push. Don't forget to keep making roaches in the process, and eventually get a lair. Once the lair finishes, make sure you upgrade roach speed, it is ESSENTIAL. Then later on tech to hydras for a roach/hydra army which is very effective against pretty much anything.

I do not recommend this for single player games because it leaves you open for a wide attack, as quick tech does for any race, but you do not have a wall to protect you since you are zerg. IF you do this in single player, you should use a combination of quick tech and early speedlings to fend off any sort of early attack. Video is officially up, stay tuned and good luck! Also don't forget to subscribe!

27 comments:

  1. This is a great strategy, will make sure to use it.

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  2. Is the new starcraft any good? I've played the 1st one a long time ago and it was quite good.
    nice blog btw

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  3. It is quite excellent. I would recommend it definitely. Balance is a little off and I think zerg is the weakest race, but I'll save that for another time. Overall it's great.

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  4. I might actually buy the game because of your blog

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  5. Nice strat, will put it to good use.

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  6. Sounds like a solid strategy, i'll try it out! :)

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  7. For the love oF God.I need to play this game. I need break; I need to refresh. Life sucks man.

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  8. Hummm, this sure is useful info :)

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  9. Yeah, I'm afraid that they might have given the Zerg the short end of the stick! I have not bought it yet however, waitin for payday lol

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  10. wow, never thinked to it like this, thanks!

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  11. I think I'm the only person who hasn't bought SC2. Hopefully I'll save up the money to buy it. When I do I'll be sure to follow your guides. Thanks!

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  12. I jsut order the game! I'll have to wait awaile till it gets here in the mail but i'm excited to start using your strats!

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  13. why not buy it online brandon? =]

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  14. good thing I visited your blog today!

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  15. tryed this cupple of times now worked well

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  16. Awsesome, I will follow if you need car strats follow me

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  17. I suck at this game, this blog will help me!

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  18. I always just wing it. Should definitely pay more attention to the strategy every once in a while.

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  19. I'll just forcefield my ramp. You should check out my blog. I just got it started.

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  20. Wouldnt mind some good protross strat videos maybe ill see u on bnet =D

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