NexusFirst into DT (vs. Zerg)
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
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|
MCanning warps in his first DTs at 5:25 hitting a perfect timing.
- Nexus at 0:57
- 1st Gate at 1:10
- MSC at 2:48
- Twilight Council at 2:58
- Dark Shrine at 3:46, two more Assimilators afterwards
- 3rd Nexus at 5:14
- All Gates ready at 5:20
- Nine Dark Templar are warping in at 5:25
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.
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
MCanning played this build and said "I never lost with this build."
|MCanning||Nine Dark Templar are build 5:47. They are divided into three groups attacking the Hatcheries at three places.|
|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.|
|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).|
- Bonjwa-Video-Guide: Honor using early DTs to secure a third base
- Prime(P) vs Zeus(Z) on Orbital Shipyard. Prime plays Master.
- Prime(P) vs Mietzekotze(Z) on Dusk Towers