Jaedong is considered the best Zerg in the world, but I'm having trouble finding information about it and his replays are difficult to find.

What are his preferred build orders against Protoss, particularly from the last couple of years? If possible, I'd love to know the specifics, down to when he transfers drones, etc.

  • Please use this meta-thread to discuss this question. – Oak Nov 16 '12 at 16:10
  • Hey Xitcod13, are you satisfied with Decency's answer? I agree with him, Jaedong used 3 hatch spire into 5 hatch hydra almost every time he played a standard ZvP. If not, what else would you like to know? – Atav32 Dec 20 '12 at 6:00
  • @BBz I would like to know the in-dept build order. I know it varies from map to map but its much easier to copy someone when you know on which supply they do what. like is it 21 spire or is it 31 spire. I previously provided an example for what a build order should look like but it was edited out because I guess it was too lengthy – Xitcod13 Dec 20 '12 at 12:07

Here are some replays of Jaedong. Some are against non-Korean players, others are between top Korean professionals.

Here is another replay pack. This one is a bit older, being from early 2010, but the differences since then will be extremely subtle (and probably far beyond the understanding of most players).

Suffice it to say that if Jaedong is using a build it's almost assuredly a versatile one and safe to replicate, but only if you can be (close to) as active as Jaedong. Expect to be microing and scouting furiously. This build: Three base spire into 5 Hatch Hydra is probably the most common one you'll see in ZvP against FFE.

Here is a great list of Zerg builds for each matchup.

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  • thanks I check them out too bad that there is only one recent pvz in the first list. Also I think the basic build for PvZ build order has actually changed since 2010 so there should be a difference (im not 100% sure of that) – Xitcod13 Nov 15 '12 at 14:46
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    @Decency The question's asking for build orders, but you've provided links to replays and a comment about whether it's okay to use Jaedong's build, which doesn't really address what it's after. If you can explain a bit about or excerpt something from those links that directly addresses what the question wants, add that to your answer: otherwise, this is more of an extended comment than a direct answer. – user3389 Nov 16 '12 at 18:10
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    @Decency: We strongly prefer answers that can stand on their own. Links are good to supplement an answer, but you should aim to have an answer that is useful even if all the links break. – hammar Nov 16 '12 at 19:44
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    @hammar If the links break, feel free to edit or flag my answer. Alternatively, you're more than welcome to do the hours of research/plagiarism necessary to replicate the information in the links and submit your own answer. – Decency Nov 16 '12 at 20:57
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    @Decency if you cite your sources, it isn't plagiarism. Otherwise no one would be able to write an academic paper anywhere, and that isn't true. Same goes for this. – Ash Nov 19 '12 at 19:43

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