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.
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.
There are some obvious metagame changes in the TvZ match up, and they have generated lots of discussion. After much thinking, I believe the best way to illustrate how these changes interact with each other is to use the popular double Medivac Stim build as the anchor.