Zerg Build Order (Updated for Heart of the Swarm)
After countless matches, I’ve come up with, what I believe to be, a relatively unbeatable zerg build order if your opponent doesn’t know you and you’re just playing a random game, even in the higher gold or platinum tier level.
So let’s get straight to the chase with this Zerg Build Order –
First we make 8/10 drones, then immediately as enough crystal’s are obtained an Overlord, and is followed by a Spawning Pool, that’s right keep the drones at 8/18 as we’ll need them pretty soon.
After Spawning Pool is done, up must come the Queen as fast as your fingers can click as literally every second counts at this point.
As soon as you have a Queen spawned make Her spawn larva at the base as we will be using these Buggers quite soon (and keep a track on the cooldown of Her ability as you don’t want to waste a second of it not being used hotkey the Queen if necessary to buttons Two or Three so you can always jump to her immediately), spawn as much Zerglings as you can and mark the rally point where your opponents crystal and vespine resources are so that the Zerglings rush there to destroy them, which they’ll succeed in most cases, if not – never fear His army is still considerably weakened and He won’t attack any time soon, but in most cases this will have finished it.
Now pick 2 drones and build a vespene extractor on each of the vespine mines you have available (this seems late to most people but it’s the most efficient way.)and obviously populate them with enough workers which translates to 3 drones in each. Zerg are cool use them with care with the help of Starcraft 2 Guide.
Now while the drones are building the extractors remember to keep spawning Larva with your Queen and build additional 8 drones and 1 overlord as fast as you can manage, drones have priority.
Upgrade your Lair to be able to create important things which We’ll need and I’ll dwell on a little later.
Now in the midst of all that, start researching burrow and at the same time create Roach Warren and research „burrow-walking”. Some may think this is too late to start doing a roach attack, but not it isn’t actually. After Roach Warren and burrow walking is done start researching extend it to do “Glial Reconstitution” which is the second upgrade available in the “Roach Warren”
Now I hope you’ve been using the queens ability with spawning larva’s and that you have many of „dem’ tiny things” eagerly waiting by the base, they’ll be happy to find out they are put to good use by transforming all of them into Roaches.
As soon as your roach count reaches 15-18 go about half way to your opponent and burrow inside and come „burrow walking” until you reach his base and stealthly destroy his main workers and the rest afterwards.
This Zerg Build Order if followed should crown you victorious in a match.
Be cautious though: If the opponent has invisibility revealing units than your in a tough spot. And I know many of you would’ve liked everything put out as chart in seconds, it all really depends on your speed so any timeframe I set could physically be not possible for you to do or quite the opposite you’re faster than me and can manage that even faster with this Zerg Build Order.