NexusFirst into DT (vs. Zerg)

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[e][h] NexusFirst into Dark Templar
Strategy Information
Matchups:
PvZ
Type:
Opening and Mid-Game
Creator:
MCanning

Overview[edit]

This opening can be used on any large Map. It is very important your Dark Shrine finishes at the 5-minute-mark. Nine Dark Templar are build around 5:30. They are divided into three groups attacking Hatcheries at three places or killing Drones. But sometimes MCanning manages to kill two of three Hatcheries.

Basic Build Order[edit]

Take a look at Nexus First to gather as much information about vulnerabilities to Cheese and All-In. Since this build heavily relies on Timings and Benchmarks critical timings are listed below. See the video (vs CatZ) below to check out more Timings and Benchmarks.

Nexus First into Dark Templar
  1. Scout with Probe
  2. To hide TC and Dark Shrine
  3. Scout and harass with MSC, Stalker and Zealot

MCanning warps in his first DTs at 5:25 hitting a perfect timing.

Notes[edit]

If you scout a Lurker-Rush with your DTs, a Robotics Facility is possible at 5:46. MCanning builds it at 5:56 in the video above.

Scouting[edit]

Execution[edit]

Try to scout all expansions with your Probe-Scout or with your MSC later. This is important, because then you can right-click every Hatchery. Since three Dark Templar kill a Hatch before an Overseer is morphed, you should be able to do damage.

Replays and VODs[edit]

MCanning played this build and said "I never lost with this build."

USA  MCanning Nine Dark Templar are build 5:47. They are divided into three groups attacking the Hatcheries at three places.
USA  Cookiejar
Date: 2015-11-27
Patch: 3.1.x Replay VOD
USA  MCanning MCanning says he plays against CatZ in the beginning of the video. Six Dark Templar are build 5:25. They are divided into three groups attacking the Hatcheries at three places.
USA  CatZ
Date: 2015-09-18
Patch: 3.1.x VOD
USA  MCanning
USA  Shadow
Date: 2015-12-19
Patch: 3.1.x VOD
USA  MCanning Six Dark Templar are build 5:48. They are divided into three groups attacking the Hatcheries at places. MCanning warps in three more and attacks every base of the Zerg (three bases).
USA  Barcode
Date: 2015-12-25
Patch: 3.1.x VOD

Other videos[edit]

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