Baneling is the best harass unit in this game.
Baneling is the best frontal combat unit in this game.
Baneling is the most cost efficient unit in this game.
Baneling is the unit that costs the least supply in this game.
Baneling cost less than a reaper (50/25) +
What a coincidence, the WM costs 72/25, has lower build time, higher base dmg, range of 5 vs 0.25, targets air and ground, and hey it survives after attacking. Funny isn’t it? Because by your logic I just proved that the WM is way more efficient than the beneling.
Ah, btw the beneling’s const is not 75/25 but you’re too teran to know this…
Doesn’t the cost efficiency of the banelings depends on the ability of the opponent to counter it ? I mean, the quality of your split as a terran, or of your FF as a protoss, or of you individual focus as a Z in a ling banes fight, all of those seem more related to skill than to balance.
Mines cost 2 supplys, banelings cost 0,5 supply.
Mines need to siege before attack and can’t move, banelings can move, don’t need to siege before attack (and it’s why banelings can destroy a mineral line without any micro.
Banelings building time : 14 sec, Widowmines building time : 21 sec.
False because banelings damage don’t decrease with the radius when widowmines damage decrease with the radius.
+widowmines don’t scale with attack upgrade, 1 banelings can one shot 20 workers with +2 attack LOL.
If they survives after attacking it’s because you lose the fight.
I don’t think Banelings need a nerf. But i do think they are slightly too good against Protoss. Not that the baneling is OP its that Protoss does not have an effective way of dealing with it. You’d think storm is good but storm is actually ineffective against banelings on creep. and ofc it survives through a storm off creep thanks to +5 hp.
Baneling is actually one of the least cost efficient units in the game. It gets 1 attack and that attack needs to kill 2-3 marines (or equivalent) or it’s trading negatively; and each marine can soak 2 banelings after combat shields, assuming equal upgrades.
Conversely, we have the widow mine:
Siege and forget
Potentially infinite attacks
Does 125 damage ignoring armor (because it’s a spell)
Costs only 25 minerals more than the baneling
Did I mention requires no micro?
Is cloaked while active
1.5 more supply than a baneling
Honestly, I’ll trade. Widow mine for banelings, let’s do it.
Zerg getting widow mines when most of their units are melee thus dying to splash? XD. I’m looking forward to marine medivac baneling… Medivac boosted baneling drops single-handedly would break the game in terrans favour, lmao.