you're looking at it wrong. you are correct that a single mutalisk is the cheapest unit. however they are also useless on their own so you need more of them. imo the differentiation vs cheap units and expensive units comes down to the minerals:gas ratio. in that sense they are quite expensive for a unit w/ no spell casting abilities like the other high gas units.
Does bounce count as an ability? It should imo.
Which brings up another point, every toss should always use gs when engaging mutas in a big fight.
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LITERALLY exagerated a bit, but its very close to be true.
mutas rofflestomp stalkers with +attacks and dont take much from stalkers.
Im also talking about situations wheen there are no sentries around (like in the scenario of them blinking inside your main, or w/e.
have you tested it? because i did and 9 mutas w/ 2/1 upgrades < 10 stalkers 0/0. also i am assuming 2/1 means +2 attack +1 armor. the mutas actually do much better vs stalkers with +1 attack +2 armor. 9 2/1 mutas vs 10 0/0 stalkers left 3 stalkers w/ half health. 9 1/2 mutas vs 10 0/0 stalkers left one 1/4 health stalker. i did each about 10 times and the results were very similar every time.
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what counters them, high templar? dont you dare say phoenix
The downside of going mutas vs protos is that it eats up all your gas and all you can really get is mass ling with your minerals, which are very weak against protos in midgame (force field, guardian shield, +1 zealots, colossus, HT all cream them). Pheonix also rape mutas if you micro them properly. You don't need equal numbers as you outrange them and your movement speed is higher + you can fire on the move. 4 pheonix vs 10 mutas with micro and you can just slowly pick them off with free shots. High templar don't fair so well vs mutas (in fact I usually get mutas to counter HT) as they can easily dodge storm + easily snipe your HT as they're very vurnerable units and mutas just fly over the rest of your army. Mutas only beat stalkers if you engage with inferior numbers (like warping in 4 at your mineral line when its under attack... you'll simply lose them without causing much damage).