TvT Proxy Thor Rush

General Overview

This build rushes for Thors as fast as possible and then goes for a hilarious all-in with +1 Vehicle Plating.  There is no follow-up – you’re just pulling all your SCVs to crush your opponent asap.

Build Order

  • 10 – Supply Depot
  • 12 – Refinery
  • 13 – Barracks
  • 17 – @100% Barracks, Orbital Command and make Factory at proxy location
  • 17 – Marine
  • 18 – Supply Depot
  • 18 – @100% Marine, make Reactor on Barracks and start 2nd Refinery
  • 21 – @100% Factory, proxy Armory
  • 24 – Techlab on Factory
  • @100% Armory, start +1 Vehicle Plating and first Thor
  • @100% 1st Thor, start 2nd Thor
  • @80% 2nd Thor, pull 8ish SCVs and all your Marines, and attack with your first 2 Thors

Scouting

Don’t bother scouting – you’re going to do the same build no matter what, and it only wastes mining time to pull the scouting worker from the mineral line.

Transitions

There are no transitions from this all-in.  Keep rallying marines and your next Thor and hope it’s enough to win the game.

Pros and Cons

This build rolls over most 1rax FE builds. Also, it’s a hilarious all-in that straight up kills unprepared opponents or opponent’s who don’t have good repair micro.  Also, a huge pro is that this build MAKES THORS.

However this build is very weak against Reapers because you don’t have many Marines to defend against Reapers in the early game.  That being said, if you can ward off the reapers without losing too many SCVs, Thors are obviously incredibly strong against Reapers, so you might still win.  This build is also very bad against Banshees, but it’s possible to win the base trade because Thors destroy Banshees in an actual fight.

Execution

Make sure to pull around 8 SCVs before your first Thor has finished in order to time your marines, thor, and scvs to get to your opponents base all at the same time.  Also, during the fight, surround repair your Thor(s) with SCVs.  Use your marines for a bit of extra DPS, but the true power of this all-in comes from the fact that Thors with +1 armor take close to no damage from early game Terran units.  Couple +1 armor with SCVs repairing, and you have yourself an army that hopefully does not die at all.

Favorable Maps

This build only works on maps with only 2 spawn positions, so you can proxy your factory in the correct place without having to scout.  Also, it is much stronger on smaller maps so that your SCVs are pulled off the line for a shorter time before you hit your opponent.

  • Cloud Kingdom
  • Ohana
  • Akilon Flats
  • Newkirk District

Replays

Proxy Thor Rush Tutorial Replay vs Very Easy AI opponent

Proxy Thor Rush YouTube Tutorial