15:00 Minute Benchmark
Finally, by 15:00 you should have all of your upgrades on the way - including Chitinous plating. You can start Ultralisk production ASAP, and aim to max-out with Ultralisks, Zerglings, and Banelings before you start any aggression. Your biggest fear is that Terran will execute some sort of multipronged push/drop before your Ultralisks come out, and that is why it is so important to produce lots of Speedlings while your Hive is building. Never let Terran get a fourth base, and don’t lose yours! THE FIRST BARREL
Note: The purpose/usefulness of the First Barrel Bust (Speedlings) is split into Primary and Secondary Objectives.
Click Here to View the Tutorial: The First Barrel Primary Objectives: 1) Repel Early Aggression (Reapers/Marines)
One of the most appealing aspects of the Speedling opening is how effective it is against Reapers. The initial 3 sets of Zerglings with the Queen makes dealing with the first Reapers “EZ-Mode”. Killing early Reapers is actually pretty huge - he’d love to be able to scout you with them.
By 14:00, you should be about ready to start your Hive upgrades - +3/+3, Ultralisk Cavern, Adrenal Glands. You should also have a lot of extra Overlords, and be producing Speedlings with any excess Larva (I’m not producing Speedlings in the picture above, but in a real game I would be).
Then when Speed finishes and you engage the opponent’s expansion, ANY deviation from his natural build order is likely to hinder his performance all game long. SCV pulls, time spent repairing, a few SCV kills, etc.
The initial 3 sets of Zerglings with the Queen makes dealing with the first Reapers “EZMode”. Killing early Reapers is actually pretty huge - he’d love to be able to scout you with them. Secondary Objectives: 1) Kill Enemy Units (Marines/Reapers/Hellions) 2) Deal Economic Damage, Cripple/Kill Opponent
It is not necessary that you do economic damage. However, if he leaves the wall down or techs too quickly without defence, you’re going to punish him - sometimes even cripple him.
14:00 Minute Benchmark
2) Throw Off Terran’s Opening Build
THE SECOND BARREL
Note: The purpose/usefulness of the Second Barrel Bust (Roach/Ling/Baneling) is explained into Primary and Secondary Objectives.
Click Here to View the Tutorial: The Second Barrel Click Here to View the Tutorial: Building Placement (Defensive Purposes) Primary Objectives: 1) Repel Mid-Game Aggression (Mass Hellions, Bio Mine Push, Hellion/Marauder All-In)
Because you’re not saturating your third
deal with drops, and static defences can be very helpful as well.