Zerg Beginner Basics, Builds, and Tips & Tricks in StarCraft: Remastered
Zerg is one of the three playable races in StarCraft: Remastered, an enhanced version of the original StarCraft and its Broodwar expansion. The Zerg are known for their relentless onslaught of attacks. Overwhelming their opponents with mass produced, expendable units.
Zerg units are very cheap compared to the other two races, and especially Protoss. 50 minerals and just 1 supply, will get you two Zerglings, the core unit of the Zerg army. Hydralisks, a more powerful ground unit, still only costs 75 minerals and 25 vespene gas. So what Zerg players want to do is use their cost-efficient units to take good fights, and overwhelm their opponents with superior macro (base/economy management).
Unlike the other two races, Zerg units are all built from one building, the Hatchery, which produces up to three larva, which is the base unit for all Zerg units and eventually even buildings. A Zerg players can produce three units at once from one Hatchery, while the other two races are forced to build a production building for every one unit they want to make. A Zerg player that macros properly, has the right amount of Hatcheries and the economy to support them, can out produce their opponents and can be ahead in the game, even if they lose a battle.
There are a few catches though. Zerg buildings must be built on creep (the purple goo stuff), and in order to build buildings, its worker unit, the Drone, must sacrifice itself as it literally becomes the building which is a living things. Keep these two unique aspects of the Zerg race in mind while playing. You’ll need to produce workers at a faster rate than the other two races to keep up with losing your workers to create buildings.
In this guide, we’ll just give a basic description of what each of the buildings do, and provide a basic build order to practice in each matchup to give you a foundation for how to play competitive multiplayer as Zerg in StarCraft: Remastered. That said, StarCraft: Remastered is a very complicated and strategic game. While having a plan (aka a build) prior to the start of the game is a excellent way to start to learn how to play seriously, ultimately you’ll need to learn how to properly scout and react to what your opponent is doing. Sticking to your plan no matter what is usually not the best course of action. The only way to develop that skill, is to play a bunch of games, watch streamers that aim to educate, and read up as much as you can. There’s no magic unstoppable strategy that will guarantee you a victory no matter what.
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For a quick rundown/explanation of Zerg’s technology tree in StarCraft: Remastered, be sure to check out the next page.