Link (M 5 set 1) : http://www.gomtv.net/2011gslsponsors1/vod/59094
I'm calling it his build even though Tastosis accredited it to mouZMana, but Genius is the player doing the build in the above VOD. Don't turn this into a flame war or imba shouting match; I just want to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of this build 1) in general 2) on Shakuras Plateau and 3) on any map.
here is the build:
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20 Warpgate (at about 3:40 as a reference time)
27 Robotics Facility
33 Observer (reference time is about 5:40 for starting the obs)
(Warpgate finishes at about 5:57)
Two more sentries
42, or thereabout, another Gate
43ish, he scouts his opponent with the observer and reacts.
Now I'm pretty sure about all the times and population references. The one thing I have no idea about is Chronoboosts. I know he at least chronos the first two probes but other than that, I don't know. I included some reference timings so that maybe some of you that had a better grasp on timings might know how he distributed his chrono a bit better than myself.
1) I think that this build does well in general because of the fact that it gets sentries out early and can hold the ramps while he gets other units and gets his obs out to scout what the T is up to. Obviously it would do well against banshees with the quick robo. I don't know about how it would do against the two thor timing attack though, but I'm just not sure when that hits. IN general it seems pretty good, but I'm asking what you all think.
2)On Shakuras Plateau, which is a huge map, it seemed to do well (not a spoiler). Obviously on a big map, you have extra time that it takes for armies to traverse between mains that helps out "slower" builds.
3)On other maps, I think it still has potential. Because you have two sentries out after your initial stalker, you could hold the ramp on any map that had a ramp, I would think, for at least long enough to get at lease some other units out of your warp gates. Even if your sentries had just popped when the attack came (which could not happen bc there is some time between the first and second sentry) you would at least have 30 seconds to hold the ramp with perfect forcefields (each one lasts 15 seconds). However, you will have at least some extra energy on your first sentry, if the attack comes at least after your first sentry comes out of your gate.
Overall, this game has made me want to really start trying to go with this build as my main BO in PvT (before I was just rallying my first Stalker to the T's main, skipping the zealot, and trying to harass as long as I could until a marauder can out or if they were going marines into banshee or something I could usually just keep rallying stalkers to his main off two gates and usually win outright.)
But most importantly, what do you think TL?
Edit: Here is a link to the first game in the Dreamhack finals between MaNa (P) and Naama (T), you can get to the other games in the series from there.