It seems like widow mines are still broken and blizzard has done nothing to nerf them. Mass widow mines vs. Zerg is practically impossible. You need 400+ apm to even attempt to clear them, and by that time you are dead.
Even suiciding individual zerglins will take ages. They simply do too much damage vs. zerg units. A group of mutas or hydras can be taken out and there is practically no chance of dodging. Even vs. Ultras they do massive damage. I dont get it.
And please no one compare them to blings/banes. Blings do not travel to a target like widow mines do if they are within range. Also blings are insanely squishy compared to widow mines. Even with vision and killing the mines from a distance makes them still somehow target you and go off. Seriously there is no adequate counter to widow mines, they need to be nerfed, remove their travel ability or something. You can try to clear with infestors but then you are spending too much gas on a unit that’s going to be sniped by any competent player. And then you have no energy for a rush. Also trying to suicide swarm hosts is tedious and takes too long. By that point you are so far behind in eco its ridiculous.
I know there’s other counters, but they take way too much time. I’m not talking about dealing with 5 mines, I’m talking about somehow that has over 20+ mines laid out, both in their base and in the field. Game is pretty much over because then they will be so far ahead in eco with 1/2 as many expansions. Maybe in 1v1 it’s balanced, but in 2v2 mass widow mines will cripple both teams and then the eco advantage is too great.