Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cracking the next Level of Terran vs Zerg

I’ve finally started to get platinum level opponent and that has led to a whole new range of problems. Which is good and exactly what I wanted. I consider myself a macro player and my micro is sub-par. I have been experimenting with different opening vs. Zerg. Early aggression (which I suck at), pure mech play (which is really, really hard, and a mixed build that for a long time has felt really vulnerable to baneling/lings.


But finally I seem to have discovered what everybody else probably already knew. That skipping tanks almost completely and going for a thor/hellion mix to supplement a pure marine army, is fairly efficient in this scenario.


Looking at the screenshots above from a random game of mine, its obvious that the mech portion of the army absorbs most of the damage from the banelings. I probably ought to have my thors in front though. As the hellions are better against the zerglings.

Right now it seems inevitable that I will soon be promoted to platinum myself. If my Terran play is good enough to get me further than that we will have to see.

Oh, and for the record, I am now 82-54 or 82-29 when I remove the 25 games I initially lost on purpose.


  1. The problem with not cooperating tanks into the mix is 2 sided.

    first off you wount be able to put as much presiure on the Zerg's expansion sieged tanks are one of the main reasons the zergs have to engage and its much easier for the terran if the zerg engages the terran then if the terran has to engage the zerg.

    the secound concern would be if the zerg where going for a more roach hydra heavy build and if you skip tanks taht composition is going to be alot stronger than hellion m&m & Thors.

    But then again i am not a master if this matchup by far but that is the 2 concerns i see with skipping the tanks.

  2. aiur adun

    shut up and let fafner pwn everyone, you aint his level