2 base Swarm Host contain (vs. Protoss)

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[e][h]ZergIcon.png 2 base Swarm Hosts
Strategy Information
Matchups:
ZvP
Type:
mid-game strategy
Popularized by:
TLO

Overview[edit]

This strategy aims to quickly build up a force of Swarm Hosts and set up a contain on the Protoss opponent before they can get a suitable counter. The Swarm Hosts are supported by a variety of units to protect them and push into the Protoss base.

Goal[edit]

The goal is to contain the Protoss opponent which lets the Zerg player expand freely, as well as possibly deny the Protoss a 3rd base and/or end the game.


Basic Build Order[edit]

"2 Base Swarm Hosts"
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Notes[edit]

Scouting[edit]

Aside from normal scouting, no special scouting needs to be done for this build, but make sure that the Protoss is not going for some kind of 2-base timing attack or all-in.

Execution[edit]

This build has a specific execution. The Nydus Worm exit should be placed such that it blocks the closest 3rd base of the Protoss. This is so that you deny a 3rd base as well as setting up a contain.

You should queue the following into the Nydus Worm:

  • 4 Queens
  • at least 4 Drones
  • all of your Swarm Hosts

Adaptation[edit]

Maps[edit]

Pro features[edit]

Con features[edit]

Replays & VODs[edit]

TBD
TBD
Date:
Patch: Replay

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