Terran Vs Zerg Build Order - StarCraft 2 Tips By CompLexity Drewbie


Posted July 11, 2011 - By Leah Jackson

StarCraft 2 is one of the hardest games to master, so we enlisted the help of CompLexity Gaming's professional SC2 player Drew "Drewbie" Moysey to teach us a solid Terran vs. Zerg build order. The build order--a one Barracks expansion into blue flame hellions build--features a very safe economic opening which gives you the ability to pressure your opponent in to mid and endgame scenarios.

StarCraft 2 "Terran vs Zerg" Build Order Guide »

For a full breakdown of Drewbie's TvZ build order, including all of the supply breakdowns, check after the break.

Here are all of the steps that Drewbie goes over in the video:

  • At 10 supply build a Supply Depot
  • At 12 supply build a Barracks
  • At 15 supply upgrade your Command Center in to an Orbital Command Center
  • Pump marines nonstop from your Barracks
  • At 16 supply build a Supply Depot
  • Once you have 400 minerals make a second Command Center at your expansion (18-19 supply)
  • When you get 150 minerals build a Refinery on both of your gas (20-21 supply)
  • At 23 supply make a Bunker at your expansion
  • At 24 supply build a Supply Depot
  • When you have 100 gas make your first Factory (around 27-29 supply)
  • When you have your second 100 gas make your second factory (around 28-30 supply )
  • At 50 gas make a Reactor on your Barracks (stop pumping marines after 6 to make Reactor)
  • Upgrade your expansion Command Center in to an Orbital Command Center when expansion is down (30 supply)
  • Build a Tech Lab on the first Factory (around 30-31 supply )
  • Switch the 2nd factory with the Barracks, to give it the reactor you made on the Barracks
  • At 36 supply build a Supply Depot
  • Upgrade pre-igniter (blue flame) right when Tech Lab finishes on the Factory
  • Pump hellions non-stop from both Factories
  • At 42 supply build a Supply Depot
  • Try to keep well ahead on Supply Depots, even making 2 at once; you will have extra minerals at this point
  • At 52 supply build an Engineering Bay and an Armory
  • At 52 supply take your 3rd and 4th gas geysers at your expansion
  • Attack with hellions right when pre-igniter finishes (around 60 supply)

After attacking with the hellions you'll be able to see what your opponent is doing in order to counter their build. Remember when you're first learning SC2 that as long as you continue to build unit-producing structures and units to keep your money/gas as low as possible, you'll generally be ahead.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday for another tip video featuring coL.Drewbie's Terran vs. Terran build order. If you want more StarCraft 2 tips and tricks with a private lesson from coL.Drewbie, check him out on Gosucoaching.

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Terran Vs Zerg Build Order - StarCraft 2 Tips By CompLexity Drewbie


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