State on StarCraft: Aggressive Protoss Vs. Zerg

State on StarCraft is a weekly column on Game Front by Ryan “State” Visbeck, a pro StarCraft 2 player. Each week State brings you his unique perspective on all things StarCraft, including tips, tricks anad stories from the front line of competitive play.

NOTE: “State” is officially sponsored by Game Front.


  1. Introduction
  2. Early-Game
  3. Mid-Game
  4. Timings and Transitions

Hey, guys!

Earlier this week I played in the WCS Challenger League against the Zerg player HyuN. I spent a lot of time developing the fast-paced, aggressive style that I used in my matches against him and I really enjoyed featuring it in the WCS.

I’ve received a lot of positive feedback and questions about the play style that I used, so I thought it’d be fun to lay it out for you guys and break down the strategy that I’m using right now.

So, what’s the build? Much like StarDust’s PvZ style, I use a highly-upgraded, low-tech army to dominate the mid-game. However, my style is unique in the amount of emphasis that I put on warp prism play and multi-pronged attacks. It’s a lot of fun to play and can really push your multitasking skills to their limits, so I’m looking forward to sharing it with you guys!

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2 Comments on State on StarCraft: Aggressive Protoss Vs. Zerg


On September 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

This is a really informative guide! I will enjoy crushing zerg nerds later on ladder with this build.


On October 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Hey State
Can you include how to hold off things like swarm host rushes or roach hydra viper timings or fast ultralisk? Or it doesnt matter as much since you’re hitting the zerg all the time and changing your army composition?