Call me crazy if you dare, but I believe that a proxy tempest rush is in fact very, very viable against a terran opponent. Why, oh why is this possibly useful? My opinion on why this would be a powerful cheese against terran is for two main reasons. 1) Most terrans proceed along with highly economic, often times greedy builds. This makes them extremely vulnerable to very fast attacks or even very fast tech paths. 2) The tempest is able to 2-shot both the marine and the SCV. This could have unbelievable potential in the early game, given the tempest's siege range. The tempest can shoot down marines and kite back without taking a single shot. The tempest can snipe down SCVs trying to construct a missle turret... and even snipe the missle turret from afar (time consuming).
Now some of you critical folks may still be wondering... what the hell's the point? A tempest can be shot down by a viking no prob-limo. Well, that's the catch in my theory; there is no viking. That's right folks, the viking is in fact a myth and doesn't exist! But no seriously, that's the thing... the tempest that is rushed out and proxied against the terran (and the others that follow shortly after) are capable of 2-shotting the SCVs trying to create gas, are capable of out-ranging any anti-air, and if micro'ed correctly, they can deny the creation of any air units by sniping the SCV constructing the star port. The tempest, if created fast enough and used in an efficient manner, is capable of both harrassing and completely denying the creation of any counter that could be made against it.
Just in case I haven't won you over yet... the last criticism you may have against me is that the tempest can't actually come into play fast enough to do all of these miracles.... Right?
I know you folks just need some pictures... so here you go.
Bam. with completely imperfect macro, a tempest can be out at 6:40. If this build is refined even further, I'm pretty sure that it'll be out much sooner as well (any masters out there, see how fast you can get one out!). Get convinced, people! Please?
Aaaand now I'm out of time to write! I hope that this theory crafting was enough to satisfy any of you people's desire to read this blog, and if you like my stuff, stay tuned for more! Thanks for reading!!!
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