Monday, June 4, 2012


I got a link to a VOD where Illusion does a spine crawler/Queen-rush and I just had to try myself. Basically you never build gas and not many drones either. When you have your first queen and a bunch of Zerglings out, you take three drones and go for the Protoss entrance.


Once you get there you plant a hatchery, cancels it and place a creep tumor where its creep was. Then adds spine crawlers and reinforces with Queens and more Zerglings.

With the new Queen speed and range it is remarkably efficient and I quickly got three wins with this cheese. Most players made comments like “Wow, that is a cute strategy” or similar. That is rare when you do a cheese.

In my fifth game I met someone who knew how to counter this. Apparently it is possible to stop, although not necessarily extremely easy.

1 comment:

  1. How did they stop you?

    Didn't realize Queens got a speed boost. Seems like it'd be painfully slow to move a queen across the map off-creep, but I guess if you get started early, you'll eventually make it :)

    And once you get the creep across the map it isn't so bad as far as bringing in reinforcements!