Hey everyone, I am doing my personal analysis of games from the Korean scene and I decided I would write this one up for you, its my first time doing something like this so let me know if you find this helpful :)!
What we are looking at today is KTStats game from the GSL. He is playing against Samsung.Roro (one of the finest Zergs in Korea) and he is currently losing 0-1.
Map: Alterzim Stronghold
Strategy: 4 Phoenix into a +1 attack immortal push leaving at 10minutes.
Idea behind it: With a safe opening (remember he is playing from 0-1) - The plan is to get your stargate running which is very standard in the current meta game but add in a deadly twist and timing to surprise your opponent, who on a map this big, would not be expecting an attack approaching at 10 minutes mark.
Things to consider:
1. Phoenix must clear out the 2overlords which should be around your main/natural area, the time and location will be unknown depending on when he spawns.
2. Try and get as much damage with your Phoenix as possible, drones/queens/overlords and just generally slow him down
3. You do not need to scout with this build, phoenix will do that for you and remember you have a safe opening.
4. Advanced:Try move down natural ramp with a few zealots/sentries to complete your image that you would be looking to clear out lings in search to establishing your 3rd base.
9 Pylon (On ramp for future wall)
**As pylon completes you want the standard 2x Chrono into Nexus
17 Forge (In wall from original pylon)
18 Pylon (Around nexus)
**As pylon finishes - Chrono Nexus
20 Double gas
**Chrono into Nexus
**Chrono into 2nd Nexus (and stop chrono into main nexus now as you will have 16 on minerals, all chrono from now on is into 2nd nexus)
25 Cyber core + start zealot for wall off
**31 supply Chrono Nexus
As soon as Cyber core completes - Add Stargate and warpgate research
**35/36 Chrono Nexus (Last chrono for nexus)
Add sentry with next 100gas (gas resets to 0 now)
40 Double gas on natural (Before stargate completes)
42 Phoenix **Chrono and continue to chrono all 4 Phoenix out
46 / 6min40sec Robo (Its your next 100gas after that Phoenix + now you are mining 4gases btw)
52 supply / 7min5sec~ Squeeze +1 attack in while keeping pheonix production constant
With your Phoenix at this point, you want to start killing overlords around your base, there should always be 2 close, make sure to kill to deny scouting information of your followup.
52 supply / 7min15sec - STOP probe production, you are at 44 probes, 16x2=32 minerals and 6x2=12 gas = 44.
52 supply / 7min 15sec - 2 pylons
At this point as you stop building probes your minerals will start to rise fast, this is normal, prepare to add your gateways and to start immortal production
54 supply / 7min 45secs - Add 3gateways and start your first immortal
As you start your first immortal, all your chrono now goes into the Robo and you stop on your phoenixs as you should almost be at 4.
64 supply / 8min 25sec - Add 4 more gateways (total is now 8)
Here you are almost ready to go, make sure to chrono out your 3immortals and then of course the warp prism to follow them. With your gateways starting to finish up, empty all of your gas into sentries and left over minerals into zealots. (Make sure to add on pylons while building up)
10minute mark / 90 supply - TIME TO GO
You should have hopefully - 4phoenix left over
**Warp prism in production but waypointed to your army
Now, close your main base up with a pylon. Stats didn’t bring a probe to fight with, he only used his warp prism so BE CAREFUL not to lose it. He warps in 2final sentries to follow just behind for total of 10 and then waits until just off creep for next warpin.
Next warpin is 8stalkers and from this point, add what ever you feel best to help in the fight.