Hey everyone, this is a Protoss build oriented towards Zerg which focuses on using sentries (their force field, really) with a mix of zealots and stalkers if need be to harass/push your Zerg opponent. This Starcraft 2 Gold League build is not an all in and actually sets you up with an expansion before you push out. Build order etc. below, but here’s the gameplay video:
9 – Pylon (1) (send scout now)
13 – Gateway
14 – Assimilator (1)
16 – Pylon (2)
17 – Cybernetics Core
18 – Assimilator (2)
20 – Zealot
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23 – Pylon
27 – Gateway
28 – Gateway
30 – Gateway
32 – Pylon at expansion
34 – Nexus
You should start by pushing out with around six or seven sentries and a couple of zealots.
Be sure to scout. A great thing to do in Starcraft 2 Gold League against the zerg, with this build, is stick your probe at their Hatchery build location at their expansion, like I did in this video. When they go to build there, drop a pylon. Some recommend cancelling the pylon before it finishes to save the minerals but I recommend letting in finish. This forces your opponent to build some zerglings to get the pylon down fast, which are easy kills for you once you make your push.
The key to this build is being good with your force fields. I was admittedly somewhat bad with it, but good enough to get the win. Once you get your micro and force fielding down this build is nearly unstoppable against zerg.
Once you move out get a proxy pylon up so you can warp in units appropriately as needed…if you’re up against mass roaches, bring in some stalkers. If you’re up against lings make some more zealots. It’s always nice to have at least 5-6+ sentries so you can force field seperate your opponent’s army.
Any questions feel free to message or email me.