One of the three factions in the popular Starcraft series, the Zerg only use biological units. They are best known for their cheap and quickly-produced units which allow them to attack in large numbers.

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Zerg strategy against Void Rays in SC2

Playing a lot of 3v3 lately and have been strictly Terran up until lately, swapping over to Zerg. Zerg has been going great - I think it's a race that can only be as good as your ability to macro, ...
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How to counter Protoss' fast expand as zerg?

So this is the situation: I scout around 9, I find his base quite far from mine. The protoss also immediatly puts a wall in front of his natural (+cannons), making it impossible to end the game ...
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Defeat multiple insane AI opponents with Zerg

I'd like to be able to beat one or more insane AI opponents with Zerg. Unfortunately I can't because I'm just not skilled enough. :) I'd like to know if anyone else can, however? I've gotten the ...
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How to spawn larvae without going back to base

I heard on some Day9 screencast (can't find it anymore) that you can spawn larvae with all your queens without going back to the hatcheries and actually clicking on them (the queens will spawn larvae ...
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What zerg units counter Archons after patch 1.3.3

The title says it all. Vs zerg opponents, protoss will grab Templar tech as a little stepping stone, and just 2 base mass archon/zealot. I've only run across it a few times, and in 2v2, but each ...
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Playing Protoss vs Zerg should I target the hatchery or the drones?

As protoss, in a 'normal' - with no early rushes- I like to go 3 gate Robo and push out, with an immortal or two (if I see Roaches), or just gateway units otherwise. This normally works well and I ...
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How to counter MMM-ball + Siege tanks as Zerg? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't beat Terran as Zerg when they do MMM with a splash of tanks, any ideas? What's the best combination of units as Zerg against MMM + Siege tanks behind them? ...
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Counter mass Thor + SCVs as Zerg

Recently I've notice that Terrans do less bioball/tank against Zerg and go for a thor heavy play. The first problem with the mass thor push is that it's really difficult to distinguish from a standard ...
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Chaining mind controls

In a ZvZ, is it possible to mind control an enemy infestor, which then mind controls another infestor and so on? or are they immune to that?
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What's the advantage in upgrading your expansion into a lair instead of the main?

I saw quite a lot of games where the zerg player chose to upgrade his natural into a lair. Usually I transform my main to a lair, because I feel like it's better protected. What's the advantage in ...
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Does baneling building attack do splash damage to units?

If you right click on a building, banelings will attack it do much more damage than usual. Does the splash from this attack damage any units who are stood nearby? And, if so, how much? If I set the ...
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What is the build order for the 3RR+lings rush?

I've seen some posts about a 3RR+lings which is supposed to be similar to the 7RR, but with only 3 roaches and speedlings, allowing easier worker harassment once the roaches breach the wall-off. What ...
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How to deal with early stalker rush as Zerg

Often against Protoss they start with zealots, but I usually block my ramp with 3 roaches in time so they pose little threat. But shortly afterwards they mass stalkers and send in ~12 stalkers as I am ...
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Does the extractor trick actually help?

The Zerg extractor trick allows you to start your 11th drone a few seconds faster. Does this actually help though? You gain a few seconds on that extra drone, but you lose due to: The cancellation ...
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TvZ: how to handle quick zerg transitions?

Yesterday I played Terran against Zerg (that is actually 1-2 leagues better then me). I played pretty well half of the game. It was something like this: I scouted Zerg too late (Metalopolis map), my ...
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How do pro Zerg players generally prepare for a 4 gate they know is coming?

I am a master's league player attempting to learn Zerg. My overall macro is very strong, but I have the sense I am over-droning which leads to my defeat against a strong 4 gate (high ...
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How can I transition out of a 7-pool?

I tend to try 7-pools on 2 player maps, but I always lose, because I cannot transition during and out of the rush if it is unsucessful. (Terran already walled off, etc.) How can I do this?
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Why is Zerg considered behind if they don't have 1 more base than their opponent?

Often times in gamecasts, I hear the commentator saying how the Zerg player must always stay one expansion ahead of the other player, most importantly in the start of the game. Why is that? Wouldn't ...
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How can I hold off a 2 player 7pool rush?

How can I hold off the initial 2 player 7Pool rush as a Zerg? I usually go a 10Pool build when I see two Randoms or a Zerg and a Random matchup. I'm mostly referring to scenarios in 3's games. What ...
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TT vs ZZ on Twilight Fortress

As TT, we were going heavy MM and rush at the 6-minute mark. However, since the map is too large, by the time we got there, they have already expanded and have enough zerlings + banelings. What else ...
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Why are Seeker Missiles not used more?

why we don't see seeker missile in usage? Especially against Zerg: Hydralisk (with a bunch of friends), Infestor - they will be killed immediately; Mutalisks, Roaches - they will be damaged ...
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Starcraft 2: Effectively harass as zerg

As zerg I tend to be a very macro oriented player. What are some techniques to prevent my opponent from massing a huge death army and rolling me over while I'm droning heavily? How can I abuse ...
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What are good Z+T strategies for multiplayer Starcraft 2?

In a 2v2 game, if two Zergs are in one team they often do a "double-6-pool-rush". Even though almost everybody knows this opening, it is still very difficult to counter it, although possible. Does ...
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How to micro with zerg (i.e. surrounding, kiting, & stationary unit demolitioning)?

Surrounding (speedlings) What's the most efficient way to surround a kiting bio ball (i.e. marines, marauders, medivacs)? Would I click far ahead of the group to force my speedling group to clump up, ...
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Starcraft 2: Why use Roach over Hydra?

I have frequently hear casters talk about how Roaches have replaced Hydralisks in the mid game. In what ways have roaches replaced hydras? Isn't the DPS and range on a Hydra considerably better?
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Why do Zerg players build their Evolution Chambers quickly?

I often see Zerg players build spawning pool immediately followed by an Evolution Chamber (EC). What is a purpose of that quick EC? To get quick armor/attack upgrades for zerglings? Sometimes I also ...
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Is a Zerg fast expand impossible to stop with Terran?

A friend (platinum) told me that early Zerg expand cannot be stopped by Terran. In 99% of games a good Terran can build a bunker and can bring ONLY 1 marine inside. The Zerg's task here is keep 6 ...
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How to harass Zerg with Terrans (in the early game)

I saw and read a lot of recommendations to harass Zerg if you play Terran (1x1). From one perspective it should pretty easy: put bunker and 4-8 marines there... actually anywhere you want to have a ...
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How to beat a Zerg that goes for a Zergling/Baneling/Mutalisk mix?

Watch my replay here. (Scroll down, look for "Save file to your PC: click here" in the box) I did Cons Shells against Banelings, Tanks against Zerglings and Marines/AA/Vikings against Mutas. ...
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Decision making on the little things as zerg

I play zerg, and there are a number of little things that I do to late, or never. Things like creep spreading, larva injects, etc. are things you should obviously do (if you have decent apm), but some ...
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How do I win against a Zerg on many bases as Protoss?

I started thinking after seeing this question, that most strategies involve aggression and better macro (true for any combination I suppose), but how do you come back if you are behind? What if it ...
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How fast can I get mutalisks as Zerg and what's the build order to get there?

What's the earliest time (as in exact timing of how long it takes) a Zerg player can have mutas, and the build order to pull this stunt? Any help appreciated!
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How many Banelings do I need to wipe different structures?

Wondering if I can find a list of how many Banelings you need to wipe common structures (supply depot, Command centers, pylons, Nexus, fences on the map, etc). I know I could find out empirically but ...
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How do I counter the 7 roach rush build?

I recently saw an article about a 7 roach rush build that's even faster than the popular 5 roach rush build. This build gets to 7 roaches in about 4:40. How would I counter this build? I'm mostly ...
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Are Immortals useful against any Zerg unit?

I'm not very familiar with Immortals yet. I understand they're great against tanks. Do Zerg have units that Immortals are useful against?
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2v2: ZP/T vs TT - how to not fall behind

This is a specific 2v2 question regarding my partner and I as Terran/Zerg or Protoss/Zerg respectively, against a team of Terran/Terran. Assume 6+ player map, possibly shared base. I find that we ...
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What's a good way to judge the number of hatcheries that I should have at any point?

I've found that I get bottlenecked pretty quickly in SC2 by the larvae and overlords. Do I need a second hatchery at my first base before I goto Lair? Typically, do the Zerg expand before Protoss ...
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Mutalisks upgrade

I use mutalisks a lot when I play zerg. What upgrades affect their performance. Are there other upgrades for them other than those from the spire?
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Which upgrade do hydralisks/roaches use when meleeing?

In similar vein to this and this: Hydralisks and roaches have a special melee animation when the enemy is within melee-range. I thought this was just for show, and I've actually heard speculation ...
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Zerg late-game strategies [closed]

I am a Zerg, and after a lot of sweating on battle.net I managed to get to the point where I survive with minimal losses to a number of rush waves. My problem is that once I have enough resources to ...
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Can non-Zerg races build on friendly creep?

If I'm in a team SC2 game, can my non-Zerg allies build on top of my creep?
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Does creep or do creep tumors give vision?

In reference to this question, which gives vision, the creep or the tumors? Also what about dealing with elevation and creep?
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What does creep affect?

I'm fairly new to the game and am trying to get better as Zerg. From watching some replays of higher level players, I often see Zerg players spreading creep like crazy as fast as they can. My ...
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How do I Macro effectively as Zerg?

Someone emailed me a question recently indicating that they'd come here and seen what I've written and wanted to know something about Starcraft 2 strategy building. While I did email him back, I ...
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How many drones to transfer to expansion(s)?

Specifically, I'm a Zerg player learning to fast expand and trying to play a more macro game. How many drones do I take off my main and put at my expo? Is this number consistent with future expos as ...
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What attack upgrade do banelings use?

Seeing this question reminded me of the only time it wasn't obvious to me which upgrade a certain unit used - the baneling. Since it is an area attack that is acid, it could have go either way in my ...
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What attack upgrade do StarCraft 2's roaches use?

The Evolution Chamber allows for 2 different attack upgrades: melee and missile. It's obvious zerglings benefit from the melee upgrade and hydralisks benefit from the missile upgrade, but which do ...
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Are there any websites that list common build orders?

I'm trying to compile a list of common (or at least good) build orders across all three races. Does anyone know of some websites where I can collect this data from? Thanks.
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What do carapace upgrades do for damage in Starcraft 2

How does a zerg carapace upgrade change inflicted damage on a unit? Is it worth purchasing?
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How do I stop 5 rax reaper into MM as Zerg?

This build was used by Morrow in the finale of biggest SC2 contest to date - IEM. How do I stop it? Do I use some all-in counter?