Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nydus Worms

I'm going to talk about a drastically underused zerg tactic in my opinion.  I was inspired after watching a shoutcasting of a ZvP on metalopolis.  The players spawned close with the zerg spawning one in the 6/7 o'clock position and the protoss in the 9 o'clock position.  The Zerg player tried to get out after catching the tip of the nexus, but a probe smartly caught sight of the overlord running back home and the match was on.

Players built up normally, nothing crazy, and eventually zerg was sitting on 3 base and toss on his main and natural expansion.  This is where things go interesting.  Zerg set up a contain with roaches/lings/hydras outside the main base, and then he spawned some creep by the tower and popped up a nydus worm (first one obviously built in base).

The zerg player then flew an overlord over near the toss mineral line and popped up another and all the forces from natural and main ran to neutralize the army emerging.  4 probes later and a ling gone, zerg loaded troops back in and popped up and harassed natural.  2 cannons, a warpgate and 6 probes got killed as toss ran to deal with threat.  Meanwhile, a new worm went up in main base and the game of merry go round continued.  Eventually, toss split force, zerg was stopped, but the economic damage was done and zerg threw up 2 more bases while attacking.

So what do you think, is the nydus worm more of a parlor trick or a viable tactic?


Swarm on brothers!

28 comments:

  1. Oof, the nydus worm is like a nightmare come true!

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  2. a video would be awesome to see! but this is nice.

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  3. that's something I definitely have to try!

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  4. Why do nydus worms sound like a disease lol

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  5. Lawl. interesting starcraft strategy

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  6. Interesting, can't wait to hear more.

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  8. O-o..maybe I should watch videos for guides. Eh, I like to explore my own ways.

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  9. I like to think of them as a trick and a tactic. Here's my daily support.

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  11. YES my friend! Massing Hydra's and Roaches, defend my expansions, pull up a canal, send a overlord into the back of their base, creep and worm - GG +24 points to me. great blog :)

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