#47 The Quick and the Dead – SOLO ALL CLEAR (yes, even Zagara and Artanis)
Mutators: Speed Freaks, Black Death
To be honest, this mutation was much more fun to cheese than to play normally. Black death is just too annoying to play against.
Hidden base cheese: I learned how to do the hidden base cheese in this mutation. You clear the bottom left area during Day 2, and then build stuff outside of Amon’s vision. The attack waves at night always go towards your structures, so you have to kill them before they get close (remember that they have Speed Freaks). I have lost several times after 40+ minutes of cheesing due to mismanagement of the attack waves. SOMETIMES… the infested for some reason walk around the area near your hidden base. I’m not sure why they do that, but just pray they don’t get too close.
Float base cheese: Terrans can fly a command center to the corner (usually bottom right) and use their calldowns (or Nova) to clear the map. Swann can do this too, but his defense is so strong that it isn’t necessary. Note that the enemy comp can’t have air units.
Enemy comps with no air units (on DoN, enemy tech level only goes up to 4)
Protoss: Masters and Machines, Vanguard of Aiur, Shadow Disruption
Terran: Classic Infantry, Raiding Party, Machines of War
Zerg: Invasionary Swarm, Ravaging Infestation
If you want to play normally, you need strong defensive commanders. Here’s what I did for seven commanders who have strong defenses.
Swann (p2) https://youtu.be/qaYI3y6Qhg4 [be active with factories and the laser, even during the night]
Karax (p3) https://youtu.be/glwX0VHF1QM [be active with observers and solar lance, even during the night]
Abathur (p1) https://youtu.be/h_mpHQpbzQ0 [5-6 full biomass swarm hosts at each entrance, then mass air]
Stukov (p0) https://youtu.be/ElV8giEyV9w [be careful where you put your tanks and rally your infested]
Stetmann (p1) https://youtu.be/4CUQcCkCxMU [keep the green light on]
Zeratul (p2) https://youtu.be/7o7UQwTF7P4 [trap the artifact in the center, keep zeratul in a warp prism while waiting for the next artifact]
Mengsk (p1) https://youtu.be/6YUv_h3oQzE [be active with ESOs at all times]
Float Base Cheese – float your command center (or other building) and use calldowns, etc. to clear the map
Raynor (p3) https://youtu.be/PU5_YSUXr4o [get some air units just for the reduced cooldown, then clear with calldowns]
Nova (p3) https://youtu.be/q9XYRLIVKVQ [easy]
HH (p1) https://youtu.be/sdrnQIKbXOk [be very careful not to get hit by black death]
Tychus (p2) https://youtu.be/-Yrnd_IV32o [wreak havoc every four minutes]
Hidden Base Cheese – hide buildings outside of Amon’s vision and use calldowns, etc. to clear the map. The infested won’t know the location of your buildings, but the attack waves will, so you must stop those enemies every night.
Kerrigan (p0) https://youtu.be/2e-XdGtsdXw [one immobilization wave during the day to clear encampments, one at night to kill the attack wave]
Artanis (p3) https://youtu.be/QAZfPC4huaQ [solar bombardment for attack waves]
Zagara (p1) https://youtu.be/jKXc1RNobrQ [scourge down attack waves]
Vorazun (p2) https://youtu.be/_qj0RT0ckDQ [time stop for attack waves]
Alarak (p3) https://youtu.be/l4BdXZMkGRU [overcharge pylons when attack waves come]
Fenix (p2) https://youtu.be/g8c2Jj2SEJs [dragoon suit for attack waves, arbiter suit for offense]
Dehaka (p2) https://youtu.be/X8lImliGa60 [use dehaka to stop the attack waves (must be protoss); do NOT get dakrun’s den because it gives Amon vision (somehow)]
With an ally:
Best defense: Karax, Mengsk, Zeratul
Best offense: HH, Nova, Mengsk, Zeratul
Easiest cheese: Nova
Best against random AI: Zeratul, Karax, Mengsk
Questions about any of these runs are welcome.