| Posted on July 9, 2012, 6:20 a.m.
Was browsing Team Liquid and found a guide written by a top masters Zerg player (I'm just taking his word for it, no credibility I can give).
The gist of the build is going Roach Hydra against bio since that is what most players opt for against Ling/Infestor. With creep spread becoming crazier and crazier, my theorycraft mind comes to agree with him, but I haven't actually tried it in practice yet. And it's not like you're relying on you're opponent to blindly go bio as you don't actually commit to roaches/hydras until lair tech and you can obviously tell what his game plan is before then.
My zerg cronies. Your thoughts?
Link to guide: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=351223
| Posted on July 9, 2012, 6:51 a.m.
seems very risky to me, the opponent would have to go tanks for sure. hydras just melt to all things siege tank
could work if he didnt scout properly, but even then you would have to push and make sure you win shortly after you are discovered, if he gets any time to tech switch, you would have to as well, except each hydra cost you 50 gas, and each marauder only cost him 25
he is a master and could mop the floor with me using drones, but i dont see it as viable till we get vipers
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| Posted on July 9, 2012, 7:43 a.m.
hydras get blown up quickly so the Terran will most like go Marine Tank. Hydras are more for ZvP since most protoss units at the stage of the game in mid game cant really blow up hydras as easily due to range.
| Posted on July 9, 2012, 9:06 a.m.
even the bio meta would smack down roach hydra. marauders and marines would melt the roaches quickly without infestors and you wont have the gas to make an efficient mix of the 3
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| Posted on July 9, 2012, 11:22 a.m.
its cool with this you can actually kill the medivacs but i feel you;ll just get owned by MMM
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| Posted on July 9, 2012, 11:26 a.m.
The theory sounds exactly like how people though Roach/Hydra/Corruptor was a good composition against Protoss.
I don't see this ever working at a high level.
| Posted on July 9, 2012, 11:32 a.m.
I've always felt that hydralisks are under rated. For roach builds, you can throw down a hydra den for cheap and mix them in depending on your opponents build.
| Posted on July 9, 2012, 3:12 p.m.
Hydras do good dps and are effective at killing the backbone of what makes MMM truly strong; the medivacs. Unfortunately, hydras tend to suck vs things that can hit them Fortunately for this build, siege tech is becoming less and less popular.
Under the new meta, I think you'd have the infrastructure to make lots of trades and the creepspread to make every trade advantageous for yourself.
High dps from hydras + tankyness from roaches seems fine, but you're also kind of playing into a bio player's hands in a way; without AoE he's gonna be able to ball up, and I think we've seen ball'd MMM crap over every other non-AoE composition.
This is fine as a ladder/fun build, but I doubt it'll truly gain traction because infestors are a completely better option. That and it kind of counts on a T player to attack into it, since it would have a hard time busting down high ground tanks.
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