What are some basic TvP build orders?

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Shadowfyre
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Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:05 am

As a Protoss player, I scout a Terran and don't really understand what advantages a certain opening gives over another. I am interested to see what builds a Terran uses, and what advantages he gets from them, as well as starting a thread to help newer Terran players in TvP.
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Panda
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Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:10 pm

Well as a Gold league Terran, I use a Reaper FE to be able to check if I'm about to have oracles coming my way or to see if they've gone Nexus first/another economic build. Really it just allows me to see whether I should be defensive or aggressive in the early parts of the game.
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Nazty
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Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:42 pm

Oracles are hell. I believe they can take out 5-6 marines if I'm not mistaken.
Blargenspiel
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Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:17 pm

Nazty wrote:Oracles are hell. I believe they can take out 5-6 marines if I'm not mistaken.
Yea that sounds about right Nazty, 0 micro the oracle can kill 5 marines, more if microed properly.
Panda wrote:Well as a Gold league Terran, I use a Reaper FE to be able to check if I'm about to have oracles coming my way or to see if they've gone Nexus first/another economic build. Really it just allows me to see whether I should be defensive or aggressive in the early parts of the game.
This is really the best way to open, not only does it give you the ability to search for proxy pylons, but it gives you a scout for the early game to see what kind of build the protoss is going for, it works wonders for spotting blink all in's and other cheeky builds from the protoss.

As for a BO I open with this every TvP unless I am doing a gas before rax pressure kind of build.
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WarMac
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Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:46 am

Hey I recently joined so I'm abit late to the party here but as a protoss scouting terran look for gas and rax timings if you spot

- gas first its most likely a rine/hellion/medivac 1base attack where they focus on hiting betwean your nexi and attacking which ever one you don;t photon overcharge or if you dont spot thier tech buildings fact/port proxy factory for mines or proxy banshee

- gasless is mostly a marine heavy build with a FE if you don't scout their expand expect a multi rax marine push

- standard is 12rax 12gas reaper with an expand around 3-3:45 reactor on rax this can be punished with a zlot/stalker/msc or 2 stalker msc this can really delay a terran without crisp macro build may even kill at plat league and under

- when scouting with your observer 2rax 1fact and 1starport is a sign of fast 2 medivacs around 9-930 and 3rax 1fact 1port is normaly 10-1030 2 medivac timing

- if you scout supply depots at their ramp this should be punished with 2-3 stalkers and msc for vision its a great way to get ahead early

- terran should be grabbing their 3rd around 10-11minutes or they could be going 5rax pressure/allin which is another thing to consider hope this helps gl hf! Image
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