Thursday, September 16, 2010

#1 Diamond 2v2 Strategy (T,Z)



This is a non-standard build you and a friend can execute to easily get to a top diamond rank in 2v2. It focuses on early aggression (some call cheese), communication, and unit composition effectively working together.

Terran
As Terran, you will be doing a proxy 9-Rax Reaper rush.
Set the waypoint of your first SCV to right outside the enemy base in a spot that won't be scouted.
As the SCV is moving over there, build 2 more SCV's, giving you a total of 9 population.
Once you have 150 minerals, build a Barracks with that close SCV.
As soon as you've built up 75 minerals, build a Refinery.
Build two more SCV's, so your population is now 11/11.
*Make sure you have 3 SCV's harvesting gas when refinery finishes*
To keep harvesting/mining efficiency highest, build a supply depot with your proxy SCV as soon as the barracks is finished.
After the depot, add a tech-lab to your barracks (these should be almost simultaneous).
Begin making the first reaper, an SCV if you wish, and move your proxy SCV into the opponents base you are close to.
Try to sneak a bunker in, most will pull a lot of workers off the line, which is good. If they don't, and you get the bunker up, it is basically GG right there.
If the bunker fails, that's ok. Go for the mineral line with your bunkers, micro intensively.
Once you have your 2nd reaper going, the next 50 gas can be used on speed upgrade for them. This is important, don't forget it.
Keep the pressure on, if you can't break the first guy, move to the other guy's base.
DO NOT ENGANGE: STALKERS, MARAUDERS, OR ROACHES.
Leave these guys for your teammate. Help your opponent if you can, as in the video.

While all this is happening, don't forget to build up your main. Upgrade your OC, throw down more barrackes, it doesn't really matter what you do as long as you spend your money and can respond to what the opponent seems to be trying to do.

Zerg
Very simple strategy for the Zerg player.
Move overlord to enemy for sight.
-10 spawning pool
-10 extractor (build replacement drones!)(put 3 in when finished)
-10 overlord
NO QUEEN
-Make nothing but zerglings.
-At 100gas (~3min mark), research speedling upgrade (metabolic boost)
-Pull the three on gas, put them on minerals.

As the game progresses, it may not be a bad idea to drone and tech up to roaches, most games this is completely unnecessary though.

The most important and difficult thing for the zerg is to KNOW YOUR JOB!!!
Let the reapers do their damage, don't throw away zerglings on zealots or wall attacks. Your job is to protect the reapers from stalkers, marauders, and roaches, which you will easily be able to do simply because of the numbers difference that early in the game.
You must also chase and kill retreating units, metabolic boost helps this incredibly. You need to communicate with your partner where the enemy is so the terran's reapers don't get sniped, and so, when they decide to attack, your zerglings are in front taking the damage and going after the tier 1.5 stuff, while the reapers melt away the tier 1 stuff.

144 comments:

  1. fascinating, the surgeon is inspired.

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  2. im going to give this a try right now thanks bro

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  3. Ughhh i cant wait to play this game on a nice rig!

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  4. Very good information, thanks man.

    Just doing the rounds.

    Have a good day.

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  5. Ohh, I've doing it all wrong! o.0 Thanks for the vid, it helped a lot.

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  6. really awesome blog, also voted Protoss ftw

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  7. Nice post man. Getting SC2 soon so I'm reading up on as much of these as possible. Always good to know strat before you play.

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  8. somehow i wasn't able to find any good described build orders, thanks sir, want more!

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  9. nice tricks ill have 2 check em out im diamond league myself

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  10. I'm really liking my current 10 pool build.

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  12. tried this, worked well the first time. thanks. ccff5

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  13. cool blog i have one to try check it out :P

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  14. That's a cool video, makes me want to play SC2.

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  15. Awesome strat, gonna try it later.

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  16. I haven't played anything other than brood wars. How worth pickup up is this?

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  17. following and supporting, do the same :]

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  18. I REALLY need to start playing this

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  19. Maybe now I can beat my awesome friend, hahaha.

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  20. i loved this game, used to play religiously
    great post.

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  21. Argh, so much strategy involved. I'm going back to minesweeper where life is easy :D
    Good tips though.

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  22. usefull info. i might try to aply it some too.

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  23. Those are some great tips. Will be checking back for some more great ones in the future.

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  24. Well hot damn. Who knew scrollin' SC2 could be so much fun. Keep it coming.

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  25. Hm, need to try that Zerg one some day.

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  26. sweet man I haven't gotten a chance to play this game but I really want to!

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  27. My 2v2 partner and I would always just 9 pool and win, sure it's cheesy as hell but it worked.

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  28. Diamond player here. Thanks for the info! any bit helps! Also, following.

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  29. Thanks for the tips I'm off to play now! =)

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  30. Wow that was an interesting video...nice tip...kinda screwed if they scout you though that's the gamble

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  31. Might have to pick this up. I didn't know the game was that deep.

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  32. im digging the guide. thanks for the info :)

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  33. Reading this made me wanna go get this game asap!

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  34. I've never played the original starcraft, nor this one. I suppose I should try it out to see what the fuss is all about, always seem to forget though. Regardless, you have my full blown support

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  35. great video. might get into starcraft now.

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  36. i might try that game out, never played it before.

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  37. You need too much for this.
    I'm notup for this sort of games.
    Imma stick to RS..

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  38. i tried this strat too, it worked woohoo!

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  39. Hell, just might have to try this bad boy out!

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  40. I kinda do this already, but this had helped me perfect it.

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  41. nice strat video, especially since I play T,Z in 2v2 matches. Thanks.

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  42. Wow. I was never actually thinking about playing with some strategy. :D

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  43. Dude you broke it down to a science.

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  44. People only complain of cheese cause they can't come up with a better strategy, keep up the good posts!

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  45. love the strategy, I'll have to try it with my friend

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  46. good video man, makes me want to get into that game

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  47. cool story bro

    showing support

    return flavor plox

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  48. Good strat.. likin the blog - following :D

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  49. I am here to follow you now sir, also gg strat

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  50. god i hate reapers in 2v2 -- me too!

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  51. I've never played any Starcraft. But now I sort of want -_-

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  52. I never thought of that move, skilled.

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  53. Very tempted to use this strategy...
    Supporting your blog bro ;D

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  54. Not bad, not bad! I still get my ass kicked unfortunantly

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  55. heard this game is good and it looks good. might have to buy it

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  56. Damn, that's really gay rofl.

    ...I'll have to try it.

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  57. Specific build orders are exactly what bI'm looking for, especially for Zerg...keep it up!

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  58. I have test, but i go muta fast muta with zergling

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  59. Can't for SC2. WoW is gonna drop off the face of the earth once it hits.

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  60. you must be a wizard or sum shit! aces!

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  61. Interisting, but with Zerg, give a lot of different strats for win :)

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  62. Kewl post bro
    Check out my new posts at CrazyStupidShit

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  63. Or die in the adventure, be my helps, Following!

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  64. Or die in the adventure, be my helps, Following!

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  65. So, on your patence evermore attending, Following!

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  66. I am stuck in bronze, it's just a matter of keeping on playing and playing often!

    followed and supporting:

    http://pimpgangstermedley.blogspot.com/

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