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== Introduction ==
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This article contains links to various community-authored guides that provide hints & tips on how to improve your skill in specific facets of NS2 gameplay. Increasing your knowledge and acquiring certain skillsets such as [[Movement|movement techniques]] and map awareness can help you to increase your [[Ranking_System#Player_Skill|Player Skill]], and even ascend to ''Sanji Survivor'' ![[File:Tier 7.png|link=Ranking_System#Player_Skill]]
  
While the Wiki contains technical information it doesn't always advice you how to utilize this information, so you get your [[File:Tier 7.png|Sanji Survivor Emblem|link=Hive Skill]] ([[Hive Skill|Sanji Survivor Emblem]]) rather sooner than later!
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Some of these tutorials that seem to focus on competitive play in ns2 (6vs6), are still extremely helpful for normal pub-play! The main difference is that mistakes will be more forgiven on a public server.
  
'''Disclaimer:''' The NS2 Wiki is not responsible for the content of third-party sites.
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{{Info|Community guides are primarily opinion pieces and therefore may contain conflicting information and information that is no longer relevant due to changes to game mechanics.}}
  
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== Guides ==
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{{Warning|The NS2 Wiki is not responsible for the content of third-party sites.}}
  
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=== Start ===
  
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| ''' [https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1424412655 NS2 Quick & Easy : 5 minutes to know the essential]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;" |Quick guide for beginners and advanced players alike. The must-know essentials to not suck and not be lost in the game.
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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| Jackson
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|
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|-
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| ''' [https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1735295426 How to: ns2_veil]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;" |In this guide, I will help you understand more and get better at the most iconic and most played map of Natural Selection 2 : [[ns2_veil]].
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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| Jackson
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|
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|-
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|}
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=== Movement ===
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[[Movement|Movement Techniques - all Lifeforms / Marines]]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Universal
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Movement techniques'''
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* maintaining your speed
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* allows fancy dodge movements
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Wiki Article
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: Videos
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| Handschuh, CrazyCat
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|
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|-
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| '''[[Trickjumps]]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"| Universal
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| style="text-align:left; |List of most important Jumps and how to execute them
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Wiki Article
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: Videos
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| Handschuh<br> Spring, Pelargir
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|
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|-
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|}
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=== Options ( including NS2+) ===
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{{tip|Use screen settings to play at 144hz or at least as high as possible. Some screens support higher frequencies at certain resolutions.}}
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[[Options]]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Universal
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Wiki Options'''
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* explanations
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* helps to find default / performance / quality options
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Wiki Article
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|
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|
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|-
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| '''[[NS2Plus]]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Universal
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''NS2+ Options'''
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* explanations
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* helps to find default / performance / quality options
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Wiki Article
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|
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1665 NS2+ Guides (2016)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Universal
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''NS2+ Explanations'''
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* ENSL Video (2016)
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* ENSL NS2+ Explanations in more detail (2015)
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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: Text
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| Mendasp, Mega
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|
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[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1665 NS2+ Video (2016)]<br>
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[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1389 NS2+ Explanation (2015)]
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|-
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|}
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=== Commander ===
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==== Marine Commander ====
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[[User:Handschuh/Default_Tech_Path|Marine Default Techpath]]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;width:400px;" |A lot of Marines will complain or eject you at the start of the round if you deviate from the default start, especially if you do not communicate your intentions
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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| Handschuh
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkWtCMCRIg&list=PLkiwKE8pPLoxUxwSkHBwM0h6eWXXFaD2y Beginner Commander Guide]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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| style="text-align:left;width:400px;" |
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''Note: Even though the Videos are from 2014 they are still mostly correct!''
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# ''Commanding HUB (including Aliens):'' Introduction to commanding
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# ''Marine Commander Basics:'' In-depths explanation of the HUD, structures and commands available.
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| It'sSuperEffective!
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|
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkWtCMCRIg Video 1]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSv69DHaqjo Video 2]
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8qZqE78a1A&list=PLkiwKE8pPLozTIL_4uNNFtmjA5xkgUPkF Advanced Commander Guide]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;width:400px;" |
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''Note: Even though the Videos are from 2014 they are still mostly correct!''
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# General commanding guidelines, objectives, and common terms & actions definition.
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# The 3 stages of the game explained, and what to do during each of them.
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# Examples of opening strategies.
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# Offensive tactics & Defensive measures.
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# Closing strategies: how to properly end the game.
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| It'sSuperEffective!
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|
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8qZqE78a1A& Video 1]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxuaakw9IkM Video 2]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os_KoCmJThg Video 3]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WQ1XhrtRkA Video 4]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLUCFSyhdPg Video 5]<br>
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|-
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|}
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==== Alien Commander ====
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dkWtCMCRIg Beginner Commander Guide]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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''Note: Even though the Videos are from 2014 they are still mostly correct!''
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# ''Commanding HUB (including Aliens)''<br>Introduction to commanding
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| It'sSuperEffective!
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|
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|-
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|}
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=== Marine ===
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=285188088 Field Marine Basics]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Describes common Terms'''
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* Lane-Blocking, Rotating, Pushing, Baiting / Trap
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* Balance between Agression and Defense
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Pictures
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: Text
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| Warforce17
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/154215/ns2-basics-want-help-with-the-basics-of-ns2-as-a-marine-look-here Marine Basics]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Map Positioning'''
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* Lane-Blocking
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* Zoning
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Pictures
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: Text
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| Kash
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_DQyHHszLM&list=PLrObK5b36GPrj8wxafvlx5JKwaFPaB4-N NSL Marine Training (2017)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''How to move and take Engagements'''
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* Movement, engagements, surviving ambushes
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Video has timestamps!
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| style="text-align:left;|
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: Video
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| Herakles
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_DQyHHszLM Part1]<br>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGhy3jKHQBk Part2]<br>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do-4FmiZryc Spectator]
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|-
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| '''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PqnAuicnfMN9hU-253q32IYWWE2qIWVimuLqK9ONYEY/ Positioning]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Map Positioning and Teamplay'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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: few Pics
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| Tane
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|
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|-
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| '''[[Trickjumps]]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"| Universal
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| style="text-align:left; |List of most important Jumps and how to execute them
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| Handschuh<br> Spring, Pelargir
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|-
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|}
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=== Alien ===
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{{tip|All Alien [[Lifeforms]] require you to learn ''advanced movement techniques''. For those see [[Guides#Movement]] or [[Movement techniques]].}}
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==== Skulk ====
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{{main|Skulk|Skulk}}
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1583212853 Alien Secret Weapon: a guide to PARASITE]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* Winning the game with [[Parasite|Parasites]]
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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| Jackson
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqYxkdFKut8 Engagements]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''How to take Engagements'''
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* Baiting, Parasiting, Ambushing
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| ALF
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-CUZ7_M_ng&feature=youtu.be&t=41m19s NSL Skulk Training (2015)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Universal
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* [[Wall Walk|Wallhopping]], Zoning , Engagements
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* + tons of extra stuff (long video)
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| Golden
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.twitch.tv/videos/34531269 Skulk Model on walls]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Skulk Model'''
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* direction the Model faces on a Wall or on a [[Resource Tower]]
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| style="text-align:left;|
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: Video
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| Wob
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZCU12BGzbQ&list=PLrObK5b36GPqyyLbqJ9RRvvdlwFPN8uFF NSL Skulk Training (2017)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Beginner
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* [[Wall Walk|Wallhopping]], Zoning , Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| loMe
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZCU12BGzbQ Link]<br>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do-4FmiZryc Spectator]
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|-
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|}
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==== Gorge ====
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{{main|Gorge|Gorge}}
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{{warning|The Gorge Tutorials are all older then the recent [[Patches/Build_327|327 Build]] and thereforce partly outdated.}}
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAnmoc98wVA&lc=z13xvpwavkb3hrzo304chjag1lnqevuyro00k Gorge Basics Tutorial]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''How to Gorge: '''Structure Placement, Gorge Tools, ...
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| Luftwaffel
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|
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|}
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==== Lerk ====
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{{main|Lerk|Lerk}}
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4uW0LIM_cg&list=PLrObK5b36GPqdGV0PxiYNtTucQoSnj057 NSL Lerk Training (2017)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''How to play Lerk: '''
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* Engagements, ...
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| Tyr, asdf
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4uW0LIM_cg ADHD]<br>
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZqF5v60VnM schu]
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|-
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| '''[https://go.twitch.tv/videos/31146730 NSL Lerk Training (2015)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* Teamwork, Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| schu
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|
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|-
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|}
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==== Fade ====
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{{main|Fade|Fade}}
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
 +
! style="align:center; background-color:#FF9933; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vrN1LZaqQ&list=PLrObK5b36GPqqyq8HXDrNgMlH5DkteBzj NSL Fade Training (2017)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''How to play Fade:'''
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* Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| Tyr, asdf
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-vrN1LZaqQ asdf]
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrzHMHiAA7I spectator]
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|-
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| '''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsZ_SRGqklc Effective Fade Movement]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Showcase'''
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* Effective Fade Movement with explanations
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* Engagements
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| loMe
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1371 Decision making]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |'''Engagements: '''
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* vs Shotguns, long thread with tips
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| style="text-align:left;|
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: Picture
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: Text
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| rantology
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://go.twitch.tv/videos/31018168 NSL Fade Training (2015)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* Blinking, Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Video
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| loMe
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|
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|-
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|}
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=== Onos ===
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{{main|Onos|Onos}}
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=== Competitive / Other ===
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These Guides are topics that are about other topics or tailored for ''Competitive NS2'' e.g. 6vs6 play.
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{| class="ns2table collapsible" style="text-align:center;width:95%"
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:22% "| Title
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:5%"| Skill Level
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! style="text-align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:40%"| Short Description
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Type
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:15%"| Author
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! style="align:center; background-color:#55b3ff; color:#232323; width:9%"| Extra Links
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|-
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|'''[https://docs.google.com/document/d/19efv7o3R-wbfNdYGdCN8jLdegw5uXz4yP2FL0P2KExc/ Newcomer Guide for Competitive NS2 (6vs6)]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Advanced
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left; |Introduction on how to play 6vs6
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* explanation on all stages of the game (early, mid, late) in regards to the tech and lifeforms
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* explanation for Lifeforms, Tech, and their roles.
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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| Doggo, Kmacg, whii
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1869 Optimal Position / Hive push spots]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* Map Usage, Positioning / ''Map-Awareness'', Hive push spots
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Pictures
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: Text
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| Trademark and loMe
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|
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|-
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| '''[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1368 Voice Chat Behaviour]'''
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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Veteran
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| style="text-align:left;" |
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* Competitive Voice Chat behaviour
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| style="text-align:left;"|
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: Text
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| Mega
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|
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|-
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|}
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== External Guide Collections ==
 
* ''' [https://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/153510/tips-tricks-tutorial-collection Advanced Tips, Tricks and Tutorial Collection]'''
 
* ''' [https://forums.unknownworlds.com/discussion/153510/tips-tricks-tutorial-collection Advanced Tips, Tricks and Tutorial Collection]'''
 
: Tutorial Collection of all up to date guides.
 
: Tutorial Collection of all up to date guides.
  
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* '''[https://www.ensl.org/topics/1370 Russian Tutorials]'''
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: Russian Tutorials including Trickjumps by CRaZyCAT
  
= Guides =
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* '''[https://www.ensl.org/forums/22 ENSL Tutorial Forum]
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: Tutorial Section of the ENSL Forum
  
== Movement ==
 
* '''[[Movement|Movement Techniques - all Lifeforms / Marines]]'''
 
: Explains all movement techniques in order to maintain maximum speed, in order to dodge effectively or what you need to know to master the [[Skulk Challenge]]
 
* '''[[Trickjumps|Trickjumps]]'''
 
: List of useful Trickjumps for Marines with Videos.
 
== Commander ==
 
NS2 is lacking proper Commander tutorials, feel free to make one!
 
* '''[[Marine Commander Guides]]''':
 
: Currently only explains the strongest default techpath
 
  
== Marine ==
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== Tip List ==
{{Marine Guides}}
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A tip list is currently being developed that can be currently accessed in discord and is planned to be implemented in-game and included in the wiki.
  
== Alien ==
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You can already access them in the official Discord and several community Discords that have the ''HiveStalker'' bot.
{{Skulk Guides}}
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= Tiplist =
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On the official Discord the bot is currently in the channel ''#hive-queries'', use the '''!tip''' command.
A huge tiplist is currently being developed that can be currently accessed in discord and is planned to be implemented ingame and included in the wiki.
+
  
You can already access them in the official Discord several community Discords that have the ''HiveStalker'' bot that is currently in the channel ''#hive-queries'' using the '''!tip''' command.
 
  
 
[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Guides]]

Latest revision as of 12:28, 1 July 2019

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Introduction

This article contains links to various community-authored guides that provide hints & tips on how to improve your skill in specific facets of NS2 gameplay. Increasing your knowledge and acquiring certain skillsets such as movement techniques and map awareness can help you to increase your Player Skill, and even ascend to Sanji Survivor !Tier 7.png

Some of these tutorials that seem to focus on competitive play in ns2 (6vs6), are still extremely helpful for normal pub-play! The main difference is that mistakes will be more forgiven on a public server.


Info: Community guides are primarily opinion pieces and therefore may contain conflicting information and information that is no longer relevant due to changes to game mechanics.

Guides

Warning: The NS2 Wiki is not responsible for the content of third-party sites.

Start

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
NS2 Quick & Easy : 5 minutes to know the essential

Beginner Advanced

Quick guide for beginners and advanced players alike. The must-know essentials to not suck and not be lost in the game.
Text
Jackson
How to: ns2_veil

Beginner Advanced

In this guide, I will help you understand more and get better at the most iconic and most played map of Natural Selection 2 : ns2_veil.
Text
Jackson

Movement

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Movement Techniques - all Lifeforms / Marines

Universal

Movement techniques
  • maintaining your speed
  • allows fancy dodge movements
Wiki Article
Videos
Handschuh, CrazyCat
Trickjumps Universal List of most important Jumps and how to execute them
Wiki Article
Videos
Handschuh
Spring, Pelargir

Options ( including NS2+)

Tip: Use screen settings to play at 144hz or at least as high as possible. Some screens support higher frequencies at certain resolutions.
Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Options

Universal

Wiki Options
  • explanations
  • helps to find default / performance / quality options
Wiki Article
NS2Plus

Universal

NS2+ Options
  • explanations
  • helps to find default / performance / quality options
Wiki Article
NS2+ Guides (2016)

Universal

NS2+ Explanations
  • ENSL Video (2016)
  • ENSL NS2+ Explanations in more detail (2015)
Video
Text
Mendasp, Mega

NS2+ Video (2016)
NS2+ Explanation (2015)

Commander

Marine Commander

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Marine Default Techpath

Beginner Advanced

A lot of Marines will complain or eject you at the start of the round if you deviate from the default start, especially if you do not communicate your intentions
Text
Handschuh
Beginner Commander Guide

Beginner

Note: Even though the Videos are from 2014 they are still mostly correct!

  1. Commanding HUB (including Aliens): Introduction to commanding
  2. Marine Commander Basics: In-depths explanation of the HUD, structures and commands available.
Video
It'sSuperEffective!

Video 1
Video 2

Advanced Commander Guide

Beginner Advanced

Note: Even though the Videos are from 2014 they are still mostly correct!

  1. General commanding guidelines, objectives, and common terms & actions definition.
  2. The 3 stages of the game explained, and what to do during each of them.
  3. Examples of opening strategies.
  4. Offensive tactics & Defensive measures.
  5. Closing strategies: how to properly end the game.
Video
It'sSuperEffective!

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 5

Alien Commander

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Beginner Commander Guide

Beginner

Note: Even though the Videos are from 2014 they are still mostly correct!

  1. Commanding HUB (including Aliens)
    Introduction to commanding
Video
It'sSuperEffective!

Marine

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Field Marine Basics

Beginner Advanced

Describes common Terms
  • Lane-Blocking, Rotating, Pushing, Baiting / Trap
  • Balance between Agression and Defense
Pictures
Text
Warforce17
Marine Basics

Beginner Advanced

Map Positioning
  • Lane-Blocking
  • Zoning
Pictures
Text
Kash
NSL Marine Training (2017)

Advanced Veteran

How to move and take Engagements
  • Movement, engagements, surviving ambushes

Video has timestamps!

Video
Herakles Part1
Part2
Spectator
Positioning

Veteran

Map Positioning and Teamplay
Text
few Pics
Tane
Trickjumps Universal List of most important Jumps and how to execute them
Video
Handschuh
Spring, Pelargir

Alien

Tip: All Alien Lifeforms require you to learn advanced movement techniques. For those see Guides#Movement or Movement techniques.

Skulk

Main article: Skulk.

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Alien Secret Weapon: a guide to PARASITE

Beginner Advanced Veteran

Text
Jackson
Engagements

Advanced Veteran

How to take Engagements
  • Baiting, Parasiting, Ambushing
Video
ALF
NSL Skulk Training (2015)

Universal

  • Wallhopping, Zoning , Engagements
  • + tons of extra stuff (long video)
Video
Golden
Skulk Model on walls

Advanced Veteran

Skulk Model
Video
Wob
NSL Skulk Training (2017)

Beginner Advanced Veteran

  • Wallhopping, Zoning , Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
Video
loMe Link
Spectator

Gorge

Main article: Gorge.

Warning: The Gorge Tutorials are all older then the recent 327 Build and thereforce partly outdated.
Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Gorge Basics Tutorial

Advanced Veteran

How to Gorge: Structure Placement, Gorge Tools, ...
Video
Luftwaffel

Lerk

Main article: Lerk.

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
NSL Lerk Training (2017)

Advanced Veteran

How to play Lerk:
  • Engagements, ...
Video
Tyr, asdf ADHD

schu

NSL Lerk Training (2015)

Advanced Veteran

  • Teamwork, Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
Video
schu

Fade

Main article: Fade.

Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
NSL Fade Training (2017)

Advanced

How to play Fade:
  • Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
Video
Tyr, asdf asdf

spectator

Effective Fade Movement

Advanced Veteran

Showcase
  • Effective Fade Movement with explanations
  • Engagements
Video
loMe
Decision making

Advanced Veteran

Engagements:
  • vs Shotguns, long thread with tips
Picture
Text
rantology
NSL Fade Training (2015)

Advanced Veteran

  • Blinking, Engagements, + tons of extra stuff (long video)
Video
loMe

Onos

Main article: Onos.

Competitive / Other

These Guides are topics that are about other topics or tailored for Competitive NS2 e.g. 6vs6 play.


Title Skill Level Short Description Type Author Extra Links
Newcomer Guide for Competitive NS2 (6vs6)

Advanced Veteran

Introduction on how to play 6vs6
  • explanation on all stages of the game (early, mid, late) in regards to the tech and lifeforms
  • explanation for Lifeforms, Tech, and their roles.
Text
Doggo, Kmacg, whii
Optimal Position / Hive push spots

Veteran

  • Map Usage, Positioning / Map-Awareness, Hive push spots
Pictures
Text
Trademark and loMe
Voice Chat Behaviour

Veteran

  • Competitive Voice Chat behaviour
Text
Mega

External Guide Collections

Tutorial Collection of all up to date guides.
Russian Tutorials including Trickjumps by CRaZyCAT
Tutorial Section of the ENSL Forum


Tip List

A tip list is currently being developed that can be currently accessed in discord and is planned to be implemented in-game and included in the wiki.

You can already access them in the official Discord and several community Discords that have the HiveStalker bot.

On the official Discord the bot is currently in the channel #hive-queries, use the !tip command.