Zerg vs Zerg is often times a love it or hate it match-up. This is the sort of build which makes people hate it with early aggression which is often hard to scout and defend against. This opening is a great little switch-up on the very popular 14-14 which looks to utilize early Zergling speed and Banelings to break an opponent in the first couple minutes of the game.
An early game melee upgrade has become very common in the Zerg vs Protoss match-up in Legacy of the Void. It carries well into the mid-game with Mutalisk based compositions and also into the late game when heading towards Ultralisks. This opening looks at setting up a Zergling-Ravager composition to defend from early aggression and all-ins while putting you into a position where you can transition into a mid & late game style of your choosing.
We focus on a Mutalisk transition but the flexibility and adaptability of this opening is what makes it so fun to play! During DreamHack Winter we saw this opening being used to head into Lurker-Hydralisk-Viper compositions, fast Hive tech for Ultralisks and much more.
This build looks at a Roach-Ravager opening which skips early upgrades in order to create a more aggressive timing in the game. The build brings you out transitioning into extra drones, a fourth base and your 1-1 upgrades. The beauty of the build is that it's very simple to change based on what you scout - so if you can see early on that there will be Banshee play or Siege Tanks then you can abort from the aggressive side of this build and add on earlier upgrades and a fourth base and begin preparing for the later game immediately.