FE into 3 Factory
An early three Factory timing allows for mass Hellion and Siege Tank production after expanding, for a strong transition into mech. This can be done off of any type of early or fast expand for a strong mech timing attack and upgrades. Producing Siege Tanks allows much opportunity for early mech attack timings and Hellion-based harassment. Thors will be quite expensive until the natural has enough workers.
This build is most common in the Terran vs. Zerg match-up especially before patch 1.4, where a reactor Hellion expand was easily the most standard and safe fast expansion in the match-up.
Basic Build Recipe
|After One Factory Fast Expand|
- Reactor Hellion openings allow for secure low ground expansion even with wide open naturals, like Xel'Naga Caverns.
- A normal Siege Expand can be used for easy to defend naturals.
- mEtRoSG (T) Vs. FnaticMSITT1 (P) On Slag Pits 2 Factory rush (no Siege Mode) against 6 Gate timing attack
- Code S,Ro16 Match8 - OptimusPrime.WE vs ST_Bomber Pure mech vs. heavy Bio. Note how much time the Banshee opening buys for the mech to setup properly into 2 bases comfortably.