LotV Proxy Reaper into Cyclone

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Terran vs. Protoss
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LotV Proxy Reaper into Cyclone

This build puts pressure on the Protoss before they can get a warp prism out. The cyclones can deal with the warp prisms after it’s out.

The goal is to do some damage with the proxy reaper, then follow up with cyclones to finish off the game/put yourself in a game winning position.

The proxy reaper is extremely effective in LotV right now. The reapers arrive before a mothership core is out (on a two base protoss opening) and they can do big damage by kiting around the adepts/stalkers. The bombs also disrupt mining/give extra kills.

By the time that the mothership core can get out (if the protoss decides to make it), there will be a cyclone to target it down. After the third reaper, you can also lift the barracks and float it at a ramp/cliff, for the cyclones, so they can have vision and target stalkers/adepts on top of the ramp. This takes away most of the defenders advantage that the protoss would normally have with terrain.

Reapers also can give vision by jumping up on the cliffs/suiciding up ramps to give vision.

Using the reaper bombs to keep the stalkers/adepts from attacking is also another strong thing that you can do to keep the cyclones from taking damage. The reapers are only there to distract/tank for the cyclones. The fact that both of the units in this cheese have high speed makes it hard for the protoss to deal with. The only thing that they can really do is try to save the MSC to photon overcharge some or use the adept ability really well to counter the speed of the terran units.

The follow-up for the build is just getting another CC and another factory (if you want to go mech). If you want to go bio, I would recomend floating the barracks back home, switching it with the factory after about 3 cyclones, and starting stim right away, along with more barracks.

Primarily for dealing with Protoss but it also has applications against the other races.

Build Orders

LotV Proxy Reaper into Cyclone
13
Supply Depot
14
Refinery
15
Barracks
16
Refinery
18
Reaper
19
Orbital Command
19
Factory
19
Supply Depot
19
Refinery
19
Reaper
19
Factory Tech Lab
20
Reaper
20
Command Center
21
Cyclone
21
Supply Depot
25
Factory
26
Cyclone
31
Factory Tech Lab
31
Cyclone
36
Barracks Tech Lab
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