Lurker? how many of u use it.

Discussion in 'Warcraft Strategy Guides' started by Emperor Pan I, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Renzokuken

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    If they have a detector, your lurkers won't be around for much longer though. They will target them first.
     
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    Good point *pulls out a notepad*...any more hints? I keep getting my ass handed to me lately.
     
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    I only really know tactics for Terran.

    TvZ: Go straight for M&M (marines & medics). Scout early and see if they have many sunks or any at all (just lings). If so, attack with the first 12 marines & 2 medics you get. Get starport & SV (science vessels) equipped with irradiate. You dont have to get tanks too early. But after that first attack. Get more barracks (3or4, maybe 5) and get your factory.
    In late game. Mainly use M&M, SV's and Light Tank support.

    TvP: Your main force of attack is Metal (all factory units). Tanks + Vultures are good for rushes & mid game attacks. In late game you could possibly get Tanks + Goliaths + Vultures + EMP. Goliaths mainly for anti-air. Vultures & Tanks for anti-ground. EMP if you wish.

    TvT: Mainly metal. Tanks + Goliaths. Late game get BCs.

    Hope that helps...a bit
     
  4. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    if u stack the lurkers it will be really good def. but some units wit splash damage can kill them cus they in groups. but no one didnt do tat to me so i still stack em.
     
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    Never stack lurkers! NEVER! If you do. a toss player will just PSI-Storm or Terran will irradiate....then they are all dead. Now wasn't that a waste of money?
    Wing_0 i suggest you don't stack from now on. Even though no one splashes you with whatever because it could cost you a game.
     
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    Irradiate doesnt splash if the unit is burrowed, but PSI will kill stacked lurkers...
     
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    It's silly to stack anything due to the amount of units that splash.
     
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    what can I say, reaver rules
     
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    i never use lurkers as directly offensive units, but they make the perfect units to drop. they are also great to counter drops and mass ground melee units. Tanks are a problem but if you see them going to siege mode you just unburrow and move your lurkers. If they didn't bring a detector with them, you can allie the attacking player temporarily and then unally when their units are on top of the lurkers. by then its 2 late for them.
     
  10. Wing Zero

    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    i havent been readin this part of the fourm so i couldnt catch ur warin it it lik happen to me yesterday so i just give u a late thanks for warin me
     
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    irradiate doesn't affect the units around it if it is burrowed, do they?
     
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    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    um yep it does
     
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    it does? weird, i could swer (my english sucks i know) that they wont affect.. gota try that
     
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    i used to use the lurkers alot but now i just seam to forget about them. i dont know? I havent played with lurkers in a while.
     
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    If a unit remains burrowed, the effects of irradiate will not kill surrounding units, unless the affected unit unburrows and runs around. Usually when you irradiate an enemy computer, it will stay burrowed until death, while any player's unit will immediately unburrow and run around like a chicken with no head.

    mmm... chicken.
     
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    Wing Zero lol just as planned

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    lol Never go to KFN
     
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    I nearly always use 5-6 lurkers every time i play zerg, great support for your ling/hydra rush..
     
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    I dun really like devourers. They are slow in attacking and they cost too much for what ur gettin. I would rather use scourges with my guardians, since it is cheaper and faster, though it may not work all the time. I use lurker drop if i find my opponent fast enuff and lurker for sum defense isn't bad either. Lurker can own if you know how to control it properly, with the burrowing and placement of it.
     
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    you use devourers with mutas.
     
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    No it doesnt. Irradiate affects nothing when burrowed. Even if they are stacked-burrowed.