ZvT – Tang’s Three Barrel Bust
Tang’s Three Barrel Bust
Early Game Bust (7:15): 8 Slow Roach / 16 Speedling*
Mid Game Bust (11:30) 20 Fast Roach / 20 Fast Baneling / 20 Speedling (And a +1 Upgrade)
Late Game Bust (18:30) 6ultra, 48 Baneling, 19Roach, 48 Speedling
Reasons to practice this style:
1) Zerg Switch Points – I define a switch-point as a time when you stop producing drones and begin producing attacking units (Or vice-versa). Since this build periodically goes between producing drones and attacking units, students quickly learn how to squeeze out drones needed to execute a timing attack and promptly switch to attacking units at optimal intervals in the game.
2) Timing Push – A timing push is an attack that comes at a strategic moment in the game, such as when an upgrade finishes or your opponent isn’t likely to have adequate defense. The best way to learn timing attacks is to practice them and this build incorporates three separate aggressive maneuvers.
3) The Three “M’s”: Multitasking, Micro, Macro – To execute this build optimally, you must put on pressure with your timing attacks (Micro) while continuing to produce drones, units, and upgrades at your base (Macro). This ability to multitask is crucial, not only to this style of play, but really to Starcraft II in general. By taking the initiative and being aggressive so frequently, every game will improve the Three “M’s”
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