Questions tagged [starcraft-zerg]

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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Why do pro Zerg players build their Lair at their natural? [duplicate]

Lately in LotV, I've seen professional Zerg players build their lair at their natural (at least, against Terran) rather than in their main base. Why? Wouldn't the main be a safer choice?
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Where can a new player start with Zerg in Starcraft II?

I'm new to Starcraft and have been playing the campaigns. Right now, I'm in the mood for wanton destruction and the Zerg sound like fun. So with that in mind: How do I play as the Zerg in Starcraft ...
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What sort of starting strategy should I take as Zerg with the aim of going Air in mid game?

I've almost reached Diamond league, now I need to know how I can get a win without depending on the idiot magnet strategy!! If there is a need for an even faster expansion to Vespene or to both ...
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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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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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Can you add queens in production to a control group?

I am currently working on a strategy that involves having 4-6 queens in my final army comp (plus a queen for each hatchery). My problem is that whenever I queue up a queen to be produced, I have to go ...
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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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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 I'...
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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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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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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 the ...
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Basics of playing Zerg

I am a beginner in Starcraft 2. What are the very basics you have to think about when playing zerg? So far, I know, I have to think about these things all the time: continue building units in 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 macro-...
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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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What are Jaedong's build orders in ZvP?

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, ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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What is the best way to pick off banelings with zerglings?

In ZvZ, I put all my zerglings on a hotkey. As my opponent has banelings, I want to send a single ling to pick it off. The problem is that the single ling is still a part of my control group and I ...
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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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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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What are the effects of Burrow in Starcraft: Brood War?

I cant find anything in the guide book or in game. Can someone explain what exactly Burrow does?
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At what rate do Zerg units regenerate HP in Brood War?

I remember they regenerate at a uniform rate over time, but what is that rate in HP/s? Do all units regenerate at the same rate? Do units and building regenerate at the same rate?
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Why is JaeDong's Mutalisk Micro hard/impossible to do in Starcraft 2?

The Broodwar progamer JaeDong is famous for his Muta Micro. I was a Broodwar player and now I'm a Starcraft 2 player, and I was fascinated with that micro. Reasearching, I discovered in the custom ...
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How should Protoss respond to a Zerg expanding a lot?

About an hour ago, I had a game against a Zerg player. We were both in high silver. When I play against a Zerg, I go FFE almost every single time, and it tends to work out pretty good. The downside to ...
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What is a solid build order for use in ZvZ?

I seem to be having more and more trouble in the Zerg vs Zerg matchup. I can't find a reliable, good, build order/ opening. What is an effective build order or build opening that I can use to safely ...
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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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Can Changelings be detected?

If Zerg spawns a changeling inside your base, will having detection stop these annoying buggers from scouting your entire base? Basically:Does Detection have an affect on Changelings. If so, what?
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Is it possible to burrow units to avoid damage from Psionic Storm?

If there was a Psionic Storm placed down over Zerg units, could you burrow them to avoid damage? If not, do they have any kind of reduced damage for being underground?
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Why zerg taking a third to P's FFE or T's double Command Center is only an equilibrium?

When I watch MLG or some other replays, the commentator always says Zerg taking a third vs Protoss's FFE or Terrans' double Command Center is an equilibrium, why? I think taking a third this early ...
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How to counter Protoss's Forge Fast Expand as Zerg?

I know that taking a third is a solid way to counter Protoss's FE(Fast Expand) in the first, but should I quickly make about 60 drones and wait for Protoss to hit my third base, or should I go to give ...
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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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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 ...