Today, my blog will be discussing whether you, TL, likes the SC BW Corsair... or the SC2 Phoenix. This has probably been discussed already, however I'd like to reopen it.
SC BW Corsair: 80 shield 100 hp 5 damage plus splash. Ability: Disruption Web
The Starcraft Brood War Corsair is most commonly used in Protoss versus Zerg. They are excellent for overlord snipes, scouting info, and probably the best unit for DPS AtA. Commonly used in great numbers in some builds like the Sair/Reaver or the Sair/DT, they killed overlords, while supporting the respective build units (reavers and DT).
However, outside of PvZ, they are extremely rare. PvP probably has NEVER seen Corsair, but of course I could be wrong, after all I've only been following Starcraft since 4 years ago...
Corsairs are also rare in PvT, although there is the D-Web build where the Protoss disruption webs the Terran tank line and barrels in with a huge ball. But mainly, Corsairs are used only in PvZ.
Starcraft 2 Phoenix: 60 shield 120 hp 5 damage. Ability: Graviton Beam
The Phoenix was made popular by one player from TL, Nony/Liquid'Tyler himself. Phoenix play commonly is based upon killing workers or picking off large attacking forces.
In PvP, people normally use the Phoenix to pick off Immortals or Collosi. Once they have an advantage in army sizes, they overrun the opponent.
In PvT, the Phoenix are used to pick off the tanks, letting the weak marines die.
In PvZ, the Phoenix are used like the Corsair, getting scouting info, picking off overlords, and ever killing queens.
So the question is, corsair or phoenix? Disable units, or kill units? I personally feel that the Phoenix is the better unit. What do you think?