10-pylon vs 8-pylon



  • I usually build 8 probes, then a pylon, so I could keep building probes and not have to wait for the pylon to build (in 10-pylon you're stuck while the pylon is building).

    Is one of these build better than the other? This answer states that most Protoss go 10-pylon.



  • There was a fun poll about this on Team Liquid.

    The issue with 8 Pylon is that you lose a few seconds of mining time down the line. To make up for it you have to use your first Chrono Boost before the Pylon instead of after. This will lead to a temporary advantage that will cost you in the long run. Outside of the early gateway play, this usually isn't worth it.



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