Beginners Guide to Path of Exile

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Path of Exile is a very in-depth game with a steep learning curve and beginners often get confused with many of the game’s mechanics and systems. The purpose of this page is to provide commonly asked questions about the game and their answers, to provide tips for new players, and explain commonly-asked questions about the game’s mechanics. Contents: 1. Tips for New Players List of Acronyms/Glossary General Tips Build Tips Vendor & Economy Tips Gameplay Tips 2. Game Mechanics Difficulty Levels Skills Gems Flasks Classes Attributes Charges Additional vs. Increased…

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How to Improve Smite Success Rate

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Other than losing matches there’s probably nothing more frustrating in League of Legends than missing your Smite. As a jungler it’s your job to secure objectives for your team and knowing when and how to properly Smite can help with that. Not only does missing your Smite cause you to potentially lose an important objective but it also often leads to your team wasting time typing about it rather than playing. It’s not good for team morale either and losing or stealing a Baron can often lead to a shift…

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Definitive Guide to the Baron Dance

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Baron standoff (also referred to as Baron dance) is a frequently seen situation not only in competitive play but also in solo queue. It usually happens when one of the teams is stronger than the other and wants to force a fight outside of the relative safety of enemy turrets. The other team has no choice but to try and stop the aggressing team or risk losing the buff. It also occurs when minions are pushing lanes and may deal significant turret damage, or often when another champion is split-pushing.…

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Using Attack-Move

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Attack-move is an important mechanical skill in League of Legends that will help you catch up with people more easily, position better in teamfights and prevent misclicks. It’s one of the most basic mechanics yet hugely underused by Bronze and Silver rated players. This article will attempt to explain the importance of attack-move (also called orb-walking or stutter step, and synonymous with and crucial for kiting) and tell you when and how you should be using it. What is attack-move? Attack-move is a command issued to your champion that makes…

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When and Why of Blue Build Ezreal

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Watching professional players battle it out in LCS can be fun and useful, and trying their own strategies in your own solo queue games can be rewarding. One of the more popular builds that just came out of the blue recently is the blue build Ezreal, and its increasing popularity in solo queue is actually worrying. While blue build can work well, I feel a majority of the average population have no idea what its strengths and weaknesses are and when and why you should build it. It’s just flavor…

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10 Bronze Mistakes You Should Never Make

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A redditor named Mijakko compiled a list of 10 most common mistakes that Bronze players make. Even though he’s Bronze rated himself with his way of thinking I can see him rise to Silver and beyond quickly, so read his insight and apply it in your own matches. I have played a few games in Bronze and am working on climbing out of it. I am not here to claim that I am significantly better than my fellow Bronzers, or I am stuck in ELO Hell, or that the League…

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7 Psychological Tactics for Solo Queue Domination

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Despite not being talked about very often, psychology plays a huge part in solo queue. Agurthewise came up with seven psychological tactics to help you win more matches, better understand your team or at the very least prevent frustration caused by losing. Zero Expectations – Enter every game with no expectations on your team’s skill level. They may feed, they may play well: but it is up to you to play your best to give yourself the best shot. At the end you have no one to blame but yourself.…

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10 Reasons Why You Must Not Play Ranked

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The following article was submitted by TheRealNemesis on Reddit, and talks about situations when you shouldn’t queue for ranked games. Being concentrated can have a huge impact in your matches so if you want to increase your chance to win be sure to queue for Normal games or ARAM rather than Ranked in the following situations. Hello, as a fellow LoL player I know the game can be fun, but frustrating as well. Often when you go solo queue or duo queue, you get teamed up with guys who “isn’t…

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A Look at the New CLG – Basic Overview

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Redditor SIDLOTF01 posted an excellent analysis of the recent changes in Counter Logic Gaming and explanations on their recent successes. They have been struggling in LCS Spring Split but with roster and gameplay changes they managed to get ahead of nearly every other team and had spectacular performances in some of their matches. If you’re not a passionate follower of the competitive League of Legends scene you won’t get much insight into how you can improve your own gameplay, but for those who keep track of professional teams the overview…

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Tips to Keep Your Jungler From Going Insane

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The following tips are submitted by Str8F4zed on Reddit. It will help you understand the jungler’s mindset and exactly what you can do to make him hate you. Ping ward/trap locations It seems so simple but a lot of people don’t do it. While we’re clearing camps we’re looking for an opportunity to gank for you. Having said that, we won’t be able to notice EVERY ward or trap location. So ping it out and let us know. With that information we can decide to avoid the area when we…

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Comprehensive Player Review of ArcheAge

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Despite ArcheAge being accessible for some time now there’s still a lot of information about the game that’s difficult to find online. A player named KeksX wrote the most in-depth ArcheAge review you’ll ever get to read so if you’re interested in learning more about the game I highly suggest you read it. It contains very detailed information on pretty much everything you want to know about ArcheAge: world, combat, classes, leveling, ships/vehicles/mounts, PvP/factions/sieges, crafting, housing, trading, piracy, economy, PvE content, gliding, exploration, user interface and addons, and graphics. The…

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The Solo Queue Invade Guide

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The following guide was contributed by BlueNoseReindeer on Reddit. It includes an effective level 1 jungle invade strategy that works in solo queue in a majority of matches, including some tips and tricks you should know about invading. Enjoy! Hi there, I just completed my journey from Silver 4 to Platinum, invading every single match on the way there, approximately 1k games (minus the occasional game where people refused to, perhaps 1/50 games). I experimented with several types of invade, and settled on this one because it has virtually no…

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Keys to Jungling and Counter Jungling

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The following post has been published by AzubuLivingston on Reddit. I have been playing League of Legends since July 2009 (beta). I have always been a jungle main and I am working on doing some guides for beginners and intermediate players. Season 1 I was platinum (highest you could be), Season 2 I was triple diamond and this season I am diamond 1 division 1. My goal is to release content and tips to the community to help them understand jungling and general gameplay better! So here is a quick…

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How to Get Gold Rating in League of Legends

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This article has been written by Changen from Reddit.  I am a 3 year player of LoL. Season 1, I was below 1k Elo, and such I was unranked. Season 2, I hit my peak at 1400 elo (silver). For Season 3, I am currently at Gold 2, and still climbing rapidly (although intermittent due to work). My Goal since hitting lvl 30 was to hit Gold Elo, and today I am going to tell everyone some uncommon tip to reach this Elo. Mechanics are overrated Bad decision making will…

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11 Things I Learned Jungling My Way to Diamond

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Compilation of 11 helpful and important tips to help a jungler out. Written by NeoDharma on Reddit. Hello! I am a Diamond IV Jungle and Support main. I’ve been playing off and on since closed beta, but really took things seriously for Season 3. I reached Diamond a month or so ago, went up to Diamond III, and after a losing streak from Diamond III down to Diamond IV, I took stock of what I thought I could be doing wrong, and re-evaluated my roles. This started out as just…

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