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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Is there a correct way to counter a tank marine drop as Zerg?

I find that I keep getting destroyed to a tank/marine drop in my mineral line. This generally happens early game before I'm two base saturated and have roach ling bane. (for the obvious MMM deathball ...
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How do you beat a zerg player that roach rushes using protoss? [duplicate]

What is the easiest and fastest way? I'm definitely slower than the zerg player. I usually lose because I cheese(troll), and get discovered, but I usually don't lose. What is the best build order to ...
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Does The Starcraft 2 MMR transfer to a different server?

I play zerg in ranked master league on the Europe server, got my 1000 wins and I want to play terran now (I am horrible with terran). Do you know if my MMR will be the same on the Americas server or ...
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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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How do I zergling rush in SC1?

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 ...
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How can I improve my Zerg Macro?

At the moment my Zerg macro kinda sucks. I'm okay at the start of the game when I have a fairly fixed build order - I send in an initial rush and expand at the same time, however shortly after that ...
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Zergling late-game strategies and uses

I am not an advanced Starcraft player. Basically, are there any late-game strategies that use zerglings? My first impression would have been that they are too weak to be useful at all against a mature ...
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Why do zerglings with speed beat normal zerglings?

With Metabolic boost "speedlings" become a lot better then the un-upgraded zergling. This is because they are faster. But when matched up with even number of un-upgraded zerglings they always win. If ...
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ZvP: Gateway aggro -> Phoenix -> Robo deathball: What went wrong?

I'm a platinum zerg having trouble dealing with protoss lategame. Previously I always did Stephano's 12:00 roach max, which worked most of the time, but now I want to learn to play standard. So now ...
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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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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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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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Why does Zerg AI get stuck

Why does the Zerg AI player sometimes get stuck at the very beginning of the game and doesn't ever evolve beyond producing drones? This happened to me in StarCraft: Brood War, in a melee game against ...
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ZvZ: Differentiating between early pools, without drone scout, how do I react?

How do I tell the difference between 6/7/8/10 pools and their variants, using only an overlord scout? Both 6 and 10 pool send 6 zerglings across the map, and have no expansion at the normal time. Yet ...
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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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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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What is a viable Hydra/Swarm Host/Viper build order?

My favorites units in hots is the swarm host, hydra, and viper together. I have a pretty decent overall strategy, but I don't have a good build order. I tend to do a 13 pool and a early gas when ...
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How to micro infestors most effectively

I've been trying to get better with infestor usage. If I have just a couple of infestors, I seem to be able to use them OK against marine balls with a double-fungal. When I start getting 5+ infestors ...
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Why don't players drone scout in ZvZ?

I know that in professional play, a lot of players don't scout with a Drone in ZvZ. As a gold league zerg player, I like to go hatch first, but I usually worker scout anyway because I'm worried that ...
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Swarm Host/Hydra/Viper vs. Siege Tank/Banshee/Viking

When I play Zerg and use a Swarm Host/Hydra/Viper build I always lose to SiegeTank/Banshee/Viking. The Terran players uses his Vikings to kill my overseers before my hydra can get in position. Then ...
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How to Combat Protoss Walling in a Zerg's Base

Recently I had a game where I went for a risky Hatch-First build. Except before the hatch was close to being completed, the Protoss walled off my main's base with pylons exactly like the picture ...
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ZvP How to deal with a Pylon-blocked natural?

As a Bronze Zerg, I find that whenever my natural is blocked/cannon rushed by a Protoss opponent that by the time that I've dealt with it I'm a long way behind. Then subsequent 2-base pressure is the ...
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No creep spread from main to natural

I've been watching a lot of pro-games at tournaments like dreamhack lately and i've noticed that a lot of the zerg players don't connect their main and natural with creep. They always start spreading ...
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How do I deal with a protoss army containing high templars as a zerg?

Well, I play team games mostly but besides team battles, I have been in a few battles which was just the protoss and me, the zerg. And, I struggled a lot. Whatever composition I have in the army ...
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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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ZvT: How can I effectively deal with Medivacs?

In ZvT when Terran plays bio, what is the best way to snip Medivacs? I thought that could be Corruptors, but actually they are quite slow and expensive. Hydras are vulnerable to marines. ...
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Does creep spread speed depends from amount/concentration of creep tumors?

During the Heart of the Swarm campaign I've was given the advice: if you lay more creep tumors, your creep will spread quicker. Is that the case in multiplayer game?
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As a zerg against a bioball, should you focus fire on the medivacs, or on the offensive units?

Assuming it's early-mid-game and I have relatively few hydralisks and mutalisks behind my main force of zerglings and banelings, does it make sense to focus fire on the medivacs or just try to take ...
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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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Lair Rally points messing up

SC2 HotS multiplayer. Whenever I upgrade to a lair or hive as zerg my rally points get cancelled and sometimes just as a hatchery it happens too. I'm needless missing mining time and have units out of ...
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What combo are ultralisks good against in WoL?

I find that when coming up against a large Marine/Marauder group I often lose even when I have about 10 ultralisks. It is only in a few situations, in late 4v4 games, that I have been able to go for ...
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In a ZvZ match, how do I deal with early mass zerglings?

Just as it says on the can. How do I defend early mass zerglings in ZvZ? Early being around the time my natural is finished to the time it's about half-saturated. I'm getting a baneling nest as soon ...
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Does guardian shield affect brood lord attacks?

Pretty self explanatory. As I understand, the broodlings from a broodlord have two different attacks: the first attack is an air attack (using air upgrades), and subsequent attacks are melee ground ...
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How long will this strategy work? (TZ 2v2 marauder+cs/speedling push against PP, TP shared base)

My 2v2 partner and I are Terran/Zerg and in high bronze, working on our fundamentals to get into silver/gold. When playing a walled off (shared base) Protoss and Protoss or Protoss and Terran we've ...
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Z v ??: Optimal Amount of Broodlords per strategy

Most end game transitions for Zerg go towards Broodlords mix. What is the optimal amount of Broodlords for the end game? Does it vary against each opponent race? Also, what is the best unit to mix ...
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When should a zerg NOT be droning?

So, I drone a lot... I feel like it's all I ever get told (the idea of, as zerg, "DRONE DRONE, and when you're done droning, DRONE SOME MORE!"). However, with this crazy over emphasized ...
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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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Zerg scouting vs Terran Wall off?

I was wondering if anyone can help me with my Zerg scouting especially against a Terran Wall-off? So I drone with my 12th drone and I almost ALWAYS get blocked with a Rax with 2 supply depots as ...
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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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Any good zerg double extractor trick builds for use against zerg?

What is a good Zerg build that utilizes a double extradtor trick, yet allows for an effective economic advantage against zerg?
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Dealing with Protoss and Terran players that turtle up

At the moment I'm having problems (as Zerg) against Protoss and Terran players who turtle up inside their base (either inside their starting position or inside their first expansion). I know that ...
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What is the correct ability to use in a Roach/Infestor vs Roach/Infestor battle?

Lately, I have been seeing in Professional games and streams that Zerg players when in a ZvZ mid game battle where they have mainly roaches and infestors vs the mirror composition, they sometimes use ...
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What should be the first target for Mutalisks?

In ZvZ what should be the primary goal of mutalisks? Recently I have been hearing it is best to target overlords out on the map before trying to poke into your enemies bases. Logically, I am thinking ...
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Stalemate detection failure?

Take a look at this case: Both Protoss and Zerg don't have the ability to gather resources anymore, Nexus and Hatchery are destroyed. Protoss still have a few base up. What's left of Zerg's base will ...
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Simple universal beginner Zerg build for Bronze - Platinum

I'm a SC2 player, who has mainly played team games up to now as Terran. I don't suck completely, but I have huge problems keeping up with my macro when things start to heat up, or while scouting ...
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What is the optimal number of creep tumors per creep route?

If you are spreading creep using a single tumor, the next tumor will be ready before the creep has spread to its full extent. More creep tumors will make the creep spread faster. But, too many creep ...
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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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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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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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What is the most economical Zerg opening?

Zerg macro openings must balance the timing of: Spawning pool Hatchery at natural expansion Queen Early spawning pool or hatchery means sacrificing drones to afford it, but means more larva to ...