I have been running into a strong hellbat/ghost push lately on the Korean Server.
For the zergs here are my previous guides:
- 14 - Supply Depo
- 16 – Barracks
- 16 - Refinery
- Rax finishes - Orbital Command and make a reaper
- 20 – 2nd Refinery and 2nd Command Center
- 21 - 2nd Supply Depo
- 23 - Factory
- 25 - Reactor on Rax
- 26 - 2nd rax
- 30 - Put tech lab on both rax
- Reactor done - Put Factory and produce Hellions
- 33 - Ghost Academy
- Ghost Academy Finishes - Pump out ghosts
- 55 - Get Armory
- 60-65 - Start moving out with the ghosts/hellions amd morph into hellbats
- Maintain ghost/hellion production, use Snipe on Roach/ravager and Queens
Further Elaboration on the build
Essentially as a Terran the ghosts are used to snipe queens/roaches/ravagers while hellbats deal with the lings. This timing hits at around 6-6:30. There isn't too much else to add, as a transition you can try going into standard Bio if you don't kill them, but if you don't do any damage you are probably dead.
As another note, I do not know how this fairs against a fast roach/ravager rush. I imagine if you scout that with a reaper you will need to adapt. I haven't done a fast roach/ravager rush versus anyone doing this build so I don't know how it fares, you guys can tell me .
Here is a replay: http://www.mediafire.com/download/28d21gzpf5fgg2c/tvz hellbatghost push.SC2Replay
I only have one replay, I know I have a couple more somewhere in my replays I am just too lazy to look at it. This was the most refined one I have faced though.
Not much else to add to this and hope you Terran's enjoy it . Depending how this is received I may post other cool builds I face for pvz/tvz if there are any.