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10 Pool

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[e][h]Zerg10 Pool
Strategy Information


The 10 Pool is a mixture between an aggressive 6 or 8 pool and an economy safe 13 Pool, and it can be compared to a Brood War 9 Pool. The goal of the strategy is much the same as an 8 Pool but it is a bit safer and less all-in. The Zerg is able to start aggressively without a big economy disadvantage. Can be followed up by a Fast Expand if you did not opt for a Queen.


The goal of a 10 Pool is to harass or even kill the opponent before he is prepared for an early rush. The 10 Pool is also a counter to any opponent using strategies like 6 Pool or 10 Barracks.

Build Order[edit]

Build Order Clarification[edit]

Use the 6 Zerglings against Protoss and Zerg to counter Fast Expansion or harass their economy. If the Zerg get fast Queen try to focus the Queen since she stands no chance against the Zerglings. The build also provides an edge over a Protoss with a Fast Core if they lack the necessary Zealot count to catch the Zerglings. (Don't fight more than 1 Zealot, harass enemy economy or try to get the Pylon powering the Gateway instead).

Countered By[edit]

Hard Counters[edit]

  • Terran Wall-In

Soft Counters[edit]

  • Zealot Rush

Counter To[edit]

Hard Counters[edit]

  • 14 Hatch

Soft Counters[edit]

  • Fast Tech (e.g. Immortal)

Notable Maps[edit]


  • Steppes of War
  • Blistering Sands
  • Scrap Station
  • Incineration Zone


  • Desert Oasis
  • Shattered Temple