Double Refinery Reaper Hellion is one of the most common openings in the Terran mirror match now. It has been discussed a lot recently on forums, and I will share my thoughts on it.
I’m sure most, if not all, Terran and Zerg players know about this double Medivac 5:00 stim timing build by now. This post summaries the key things from my previous posts (part 1, part 2 and part 3) and consolidates some of the common metagame follow ups.
Cyclone is not the first unit to come to mind when you think about how the new Legacy of the Void units change the game, but this unit has been in the spotlight in some recent games. Incidentally, these new styles coincide with the announcement of the proposed balance changes, and I want discuss how that may revolutionalise the role of the unit.
Blizzard announced their proposed changes to the multiplayer mode in Dreamhack last weekend. I took some time to digest the content, and I think it says a lot what Blizzard want to do. There are several things I disagree with on the problem identification stage.
In the last post, I discussed how TvT is a match up of framework, and why there is less emphasis on build orders. This post follows that up and provides a basic framework for the standard 15/16 Reaper expand opening.