Wordle best word to start with?

Wordle best word to start with?

Wordle best word to start with?

If you prefer a list of the best first words for Wordle, we recommend starting any given day with these. If you’d rather hear directly from some of our Wordle-obsessed editors, be sure to check out their more specific strategies below. The key is often to quickly find vowels or common consonants that belong in each day’s word. From that starting point, we’ve identified these words as some of the very best first words for Wordle:

React
Adieu
Later
Sired
Tears
Alone
Arise
About
Atone
Irate
Snare
Cream
Paint
Worse
Sauce
Anime
Prowl
Roast
Drape
Media

Our 10 best starting words for Wordle

OATER/ORATE/ROATE
1.789
REALO
1.781
ALERT/ALTER/LATER
1.778
IRATE/RETIA/TERAI
1.778
ARIEL/RAILE
1.770
AEROS/AROSE/SOARE
1.768
ASTER/STARE/TEARS
1.765
EARLS/LASER
1.757
ARISE/RAISE
1.757
ANTRE/EARNT
1.73

Wordle’s First Two Words Can Be A Powerful Combo

The strategy for early guesses in Wordle can be gleaned from Scrabble‘s lowest-scoring, and thus most used, letters – A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, and R. Add in the two (D and G) and three (B, C, M, and P) scorers, and there are plenty of words that can be combined to whittle down the possibilities.

With the above letters, words like “raise” can be followed with “donut” to immediately find some of the more common letters that might be part of the answer. Some good guess combinations might be:

  • RAISE and DONUT
  • ROATE and SLING
  • SOUND and CRAMP

There’s no perfect strategy to explain how to play the viral word game, though, since the second move is almost always dependent on the first. Playing “raise” might reveal that A, I, and R are all somewhere within the answer, making “donut” a very ineffective second guess. Because of the game’s rules, and how the player progresses through guesses, there’s no absolute best combo for the first two tries. Any combination of words used to test the above letters should result in roughly the same outcome after the first two guesses, but players should always try to take into account their first Wordle guess if it turned some boxes yellow or green.

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