3 Hatch Zergling (vs. Protoss)

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[e][h]Zerg 3 Hatch Zergling
Strategy Information
Matchups:
ZvP
Type:
Opening Build
Creator:
Unknown
Popularized by:
Unknown

Overview[edit]

3 Hatch Zergling strategies are designed to throw the Protoss off balance by controlling the early game with larger than usual amounts of Zerglings.

There are a couple of variations to this build, with 1 hatchery and 2 hatcheries.

Build Order[edit]

9 Pool Speed[edit]

   * 9/9 - Spawning Pool
   * 8/9 - Drone
   * 9/9 - Extractor
   * 8/9 - Overlord
   * 8/17 - Drone
   * @100% Extractor - send 3 Drones to mine gas
   * @100% Spawning Pool - 6 Zerglings
   * @88 Gas - take Drones off of gas one by one, giving you 104 gas. Research Speed.
   * Pump lings, after first overlord get more lings.


Overpool[edit]

   * 9/9 - Overlord
   * 9/9 - Spawning Pool
   * 10/17 - Drone
   * 10/17 - Extractor
   * 10/17 - Drone, then stop Drone production and save up Larvae.
   * @100 Gas - take Drones off gas
   * @100% Spawning Pool - Research Zergling Speed
   * 10/17 - Six Zerglings
   * 13/17 - Six Zerglings 

10 Hatch[edit]

this is the slowest but the most effective

   * 9 - Gas Trick
   * 10 - Hatchery
   * 9 - Pool
   * 8 - Drone
   * 9 - Overlord
   * mass lings
   * 18 - Overlord 
   * mass lings

Transition[edit]

  • none

Countered By[edit]

Counter To[edit]

  • 1 Gate Tech build orders that skimp on Zealots for faster tech.
  • Protoss FE build orders that skimp on cannons.
  • Poorly placed Sim-City.
  • Lazy or ineffective scouting.

Notable Maps[edit]

Strong[edit]

3 Hatch Zergling strategies are usually best on flat maps, or maps that have wide open naturals that the Protoss Sim-City will have difficulty blocking. Examples:

Weak[edit]

3 Hatch Zergling strategies are generally weak on maps that have easy to block naturals. Examples:

Replays[edit]

VODs[edit]

Luxury vs Jangbi Lost Saga MSL Finals @ Neo Harmony