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I don't know if I am doing it wrong or if my opponent is countering. How do I do a 'ling rush properly?

The first thing I build is another worker. IIRC only one egg is available for little, but after one or two workers I start building lings. Two come out at a time and I make either 6 or 10 and run. By the time I get to their base they have at least one unit who can kill my lings or have enough workers to kill my lings and I don't do much/any damage.

How do I do a 'ling rush properly?

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Early zerg rushes are very easy to counter, so if you're playing ICCUP or the equivilent, don't expect it to work. – tzenes Jul 18 '10 at 17:29
up vote 5 down vote accepted
  • 4/9: Drone
  • 5/9: Pool
  • 4/9: Drone
  • 5/9: Drone
  • 6/9: 3x Zerglings

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There are a lot of different builds aka x pools. 5 pool (described above) 4 / 6 / 7 8 / 9 / 11 pool

Each counting the number of drones. The more drones the more you sacrifice speed for macro later on.

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Building 6 pool 'ling rush is easy and quick however you must keep in mind that it's just not always going to work. You must always scout, because if they wall off you're just wasting your time.

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6 pool ling rushes dont allow you to scout, you need every drone available to afford the timing properly. It's an all-in. – Ender Jul 4 '12 at 13:16

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