Aug 2, 2010
Last night I was watching a replay of one of my games against a top tier zerg player. Unfortunately I got pummeled, and was re-watching the game to find out how he seemed to know exactly where my army was going. I would try to take out one of his expansions but nope he would be there to intercept me. I would try to sneak into his back door, but of course he then snuck into mine. About half way through the game I discovered how he foresaw all of my moves……I hate Changelings.
A Changeling is a scout unit that disguises itself (for a limited time) as an enemy unit when it gets near an enemy. This allows the changeling to stick with your opponents army to scout out exactly where and when he is attacking. Sounds great and all but there are a few easy ways to spot a changeling. One being that you cannot select them or that they seem to move without your permission.
Changeling Tips & Fun
- The Zerg player I spoke of above used this little trick very often and was successful around 50% of the time. Simply send in a zergling to attack anything that would distract your opponent and at the same time send in the changeling to be apart of their army.
- When the changeling is part of your enemy’s army the best place for it to be is near the back. If the changeling is in the middle and your foe selects his army as one it will stick out like a sore thumb.
- If your up for a good nydas network one promising way to find a good location is by using a changeling to scout the base of your opponent.
- Meat shields are always great to have, whether it be in Gears of War 2 or Starcraft2. In the video below see how a cunning Zerg player uses his changeling’s in a epic manner.