Proven Strategies to Conquer Wordle

Wordle; the latest craze sweeping the internet Twitter. I don’t need to explain Wordle to you, because as I already explained, it’s the latest craze. But let’s do it anyway for posterity’s sake.

Wordle is an online game where you need to guess a five-letter word. There’s a new word everyday. After you make your first guess, any letter you guessed correctly in the correct spot, the box turns green. If you guess a correct letter but in the incorrect sport, it turns yellow. You get six chances to find the correct word. Your prize? Pride. A sense of accomplishment. A true determination of your self-worth.

It’s a simple game, but it can be frustrating in its simplicity. For some people, not me obviously. Don’t fret! If you’re unscrupulous and have no morals, there are sites that will literally just tell you the answer. If you’re a better human than that, but less pious than I (thanks for reading), there are also countless articles with strategies to help: the kinds of words you should use, what letters are best, advanced linguistics. I haven’t read them myself, but these feel like pie-in-the-sky fantasies. I am a Wordle champion, and I want to share with you my foolproof, industry tested strategies for success.

First you’re going to see something like this:

I like to start with a five-letter word. Four isn’t enough, and six feels like too many. I try not to duplicate any letters, so a word like “RUINS” as an example. At this point, you hopefully have some green boxes, maybe some yellow, and you’re on to your next guess.

What I like to do is take those green and yellow letters, and use them again in the next guess. I keep the green letters where they are, and move the yellow letters around. Again we want to use a five-letter word. Ideally at this point you have more green boxes than not. This next step is what really separates the winners from the losers. I look at the first two words I guessed and see which letters were correct. I then look at what letters haven’t been used. I combine those two groups to form another five-letter word. If necessary, I will do that again until I have successfully solved the puzzle.

Now you’re probably thinking to yourself, “Yeah OK, what does this guy know? He’s literally never led me astray in my entire life, but this seems wildly off target.”

Harsh, but fair. I have a ranking system I like to employ based on the number of guesses it takes to find the final word.

1 – Pure Luck

2 – Regular Luck

3 – Genius

4 – Solid

5 – Good

6 – Human

Incorrect – this doesn’t compute

Results speak for themselves. Share with your friends.

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