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Nexus First (Legacy of the Void)

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[e][h]Nexus First
Strategy Information
Matchups:
PvX
Type:
Opening

Overview[edit]

This opening is used rarely in PvP on 2-player-maps. Exceptions are maps like Orbital Shipyard or Dusk Towers, because the Natural is "behind" the Main. You just have to defend a small choke to defend two bases.

Some player (like PartinG) played this build in PvT (HotS), see PartinG's Big Boy Build (PvT) for further information.

If you face a lot of Reapers, smaller map ... I would prolly go for the safer build. But on a map like Ruins of Seras, which is a huge map, the other build is [NexusFirst] ... you could go 19-Nexus.

In LotV this BO is often played in PvZ and PvT. Reaper-FE and Gas-First-Cyclone into FE (vs. Protoss) pose a threat to this build, but can be handled with solid Micro and good Scouting.

Basic Build Order[edit]

This BO focuses on an economic advantage instead of scouting early on.

Nexus First PvP
  1. Scout with Probe in lower leagues (Proxy-Gates)
  2. Some players build two Assimilators at 18 Supply
Nexus First PvZ
  1. Scout with Probe (Early Pool)
Nexus First PvT
  1. Scout with Probe in lower leagues (Proxy-Rax)

Notes[edit]

Scouting[edit]

Execution[edit]

Replays and VODs[edit]

United States  State
South Korea  아마추어
Date: 2015-11-25
Patch: 3.0.5 Replay
United States  INcontroL
United States  BunnyWillis
Date: 2015-11-19
Patch: 3.0.5 Replay
United States  State
South Korea  Barcode
Date: 2015-11-25
Patch: 3.0.5 Replay
United States  State
South Korea  Nemo
Date: 2015-11-25
Patch: 3.0.5 Replay

References[edit]