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Cannabis Strains to Help Ease Your Anxiety Chosen by Weed Smokers

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Suffer from Anxiety? It’s now been proven that 18.1% of the population suffers from this daily. Here are the top cannabis strains for anxiety recommended by one weed smoker to another.

Indica or Sativa?

Indica or Sativa

A common question that comes up is; do I choose a strain of Indica or Sativa? Many smokers have said that smoking has caused anxiety for them, while others insist that it helps. Understanding what strains do and the effects they have on the body will help you make a more clear choice on what to smoke. When choosing one or the other things to consider are: do you want immediate relief or not?

Indica- Generates quick results

Indica is excellent for generating a calm and serene effect due it having lower THC content. Higher CBD ratio can lead to experiencing more soothing effects of your anxiety treatment and assist with a decreased risk of paranoia. If you’re treating medical marijuana as a beta-blocker it may have more immediate effects on your anxiety. It can result in a less mentally active mind, which would alleviate some of the symptoms that make anxiety more pronounced depending on the state you’re in when you start smoking.

Cannabis Strain Sativa helps in anxiety and depression

Sativa is more THC dominant meaning that it does increase brain activity. This may not offer as many immediate effects as Indica, however, it will be a more profound high which could lead to less awareness of anxiety symptoms such as heart palpitations. Sativa has the same effects on depression as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) that are being used to treat forms of depression by, actively preventing serotonin from being absorbed too quickly in the brain. If you’ve suffered from depression as well and your anxiety is a contributing side effect to this, people have said that Stativa may assist with both.

Granddaddy Purple- Great for relaxation

Granddaddy Purple

[INDICA – THC Dominant] Granddaddy Purple can promote a relaxed state in the mind and body. Many people use it to assist with chronic pain and due to its effect on the body in this way it has also helped many with anxiety.

Jack Herer a THC dominant strain

Jack Herer

[INDICA – THC Dominant] Jack Herer is a strain that has warm and bright effects. Many have said that Jack Herer provides a great mood adjustment without draining from your energy supply. Due to it being more THC dominant it’is a great cannabis strain if you find that your anxiety is very strong and present and you’re looking for more immediate effects.

Northern Lights- Cannabis Strain with soothing effects

Cannabis strain Northern Lights

[INDICA – THC Dominant] Northern Lights has been known to be one of the best cannabis strains for assisting with anxiety due to its tranquillizing-type effect. It’s been said to assist with anxious thoughts which can help when you’re needing to calm down. Do not smoke this when you have to go somewhere. *great for naps*

Remedy a CBD Dominant Strain

Remedy cannabis strain

[SATIVA – CBD Dominant] Remedy offers a peaceful mindset that can lighten the effects of anxiety. Due to it being a CBD dominant it can be used more as an upper and elevates your mood. Many have found it to be great when smoked outdoors.

Strawberry Cough- Helpful in Relieving Stress

Strawberry Cough

[SATIVA – CBD Dominant] Strawberry Cough is energizing for the body but, offers calming effects for the mind. Many smokers say that this is a great strain to smoke when you’re going into a stressful situation as it allows you to remain focused while also feeling the effects of being high. Highly recommended.

Canna-Tsu- A Hybrid Cannabis Strain

Canna-Tsu hybrid cannabis strain

[HYBRID – CBD AND THC MIXED] Canna-Tsu is a hybrid mix it is going to offer both of the positive effects of Sativa and Indica. This mix is great because not everyone is going to want to numb out or be activated. It offers more gentle effects that can assist with a peaceful mindset. If you have a lot of anxiety and just want to a strain to get you out of reality for a bit, this is the best strain to go for.

Anxiety can be a very crippling thing when faced with it on a daily basis. From one soul to another, smoking weed has helped greatly towards my own coping mechanisms and I hope that this information offers you a sense of relief in this way. Now, don’t stress out, mellow out, and enjoy the beauty this plant medicine can offer.

Source: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/cannabis-strains-to-help-ease-your-anxiety-chosen-by-weed-smokers/

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How to play Darius like Fnatic top laner Adam

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Fnatic top laner Adam might be a rookie in the professional League of Legends scene, but he’s still one of the most experienced Darius players out there. Adam’s proficiency with the champion caught the eyes of many when he used him to secure a pivotal do-or-die victory in the quarterfinals of this year’s LEC playoff bracket against G2 Esports. 

Adam’s 7/2/7 performance in that particular game punctuated a dominant split from Fnatic, as the team earned their ticket to the 2021 League World Championship as a result of the victory. Adam would go on to win LEC Rookie of the Split honors, while Fnatic finished the season as runners-up in the European league. 

Dot Esports sat down with Adam to discuss his performance with Darius against not only G2 Esports but throughout the entirety of his career in the latest episode of ‘Mastery Class’. Here’s everything you need to know to become a Darius master yourself, just like Adam. 

When to pick Darius

Darius, despite being relatively popular among solo queue players, is considered an ‘off-meta’ pick by many pros. Since 2019, Darius has only been picked in 17 professional games played in major regions. With that being said, Darius is usually a champion that grabs attention as a counter-pick. In 2021 alone, Darius has been used as an effective top lane counter-pick against champions such as Sion, Camille, and Sett in professional games. 

“When you pick champions like Darius who aren’t really meta, usually you don’t prepare to play such a champ,” Adam said. “Those champions are already in your pool and you have to be ready to play them at any time under any circumstance. I’ve played Darius for six years now, so I know a lot of things about him and how he works in certain matchups.” 

According to Adam, he picked Darius in that famous fifth game against G2 Esports earlier this year because of the matchup in the top lane.

“Darius is known to have a really good matchup against Camille,” Adam said. “Usually a really good Darius can abuse a really good Camille. I also picked Darius because they had a lot of tanks and not a lot of mobility. They had champions that want to go in, and Darius prefers to peel.”

In that particular game, G2 top laner Wunder had picked Camile with the third pick of his team’s draft. Adam and Fnatic waited until the next rotation in Champion Select to counter-pick G2 with Darius. Seven minutes into the game, Adam earned his second convincing solo-kill on Wunder, effectively winning the laning phase right there and then. 

“Darius is usually good against enemy compositions that either want to go in or are really tanky,” Adam said. “Darius is a tank-smasher. That’s what he’s made for: to kill people who want to go in or are really tanky.”

Runes

When constructing a rune page for Darius, your primary runes will always be constant, as you won’t ever have to shy away from the Precision tree. “The runes are very basic. You’ll be taking them every time,” according to Adam. “In the Precision tree, you’ll go with Conqueror, Triumph, Tenacity, and Last Stand.” 

Screengrab via Riot Games

Once your primary tree is set in stone, you can look towards the Sorcery and Resolve trees to round out your secondary rune choices.

“Depending on how confident you are, you can go Sorcery for your second tree with Nimbus Cloak and Celerity,” Adam said. “You can also go Resolve with Second Wind and Bone Plating if the matchup in the top lane is very volatile.” 

Build

The most ideal Mythic item that Darius players can build on the champion is Goredrinker. The bonus HP that the item gives makes Darius particularly tanky in both the later stages of the laning phase, as well as the mid-and-late portions of a game. Additionally, the bonus attack damage granted by Goredrinker turns Darius into a formidable source of front-line DPS. After your Mythic item is purchased, items such as Sterak’s Gage, Dead Man’s Plate, Thornmail, and Anathema’s Chains are viable options to add to your build throughout the course of a game.

“When you see that the enemy team doesn’t have that much mobility, and you see that you’ll be clearing the melee in teamfights, you should [build] Goredrinker,” according to Adam. “It will give you a lot of tankiness and sustain, especially if you find yourself to be next to five people.”

Screengrab via Riot Games

Beyond Goredrinker, though, there are certain situations where you should stray away from the item and build another Mythic option: Stridebreaker.

“You might go Stridebreaker when you need mobility,” Adam said. “Even though you won’t have a dash, the Mythic bonus that gives you movement speed is huge for Darius against some comps.”

Regardless of which Mythic item you feel is stronger depending on the situation at hand, Darius players will always want to stay in the face of the enemy team, dealing damage on the front lines of a teamfight, while still serving as a beefy off-tank for the rest of their team. 

How Darius fits into a team comp

Image via Riot Games

Darius is a relatively niche pick, especially considering League’s top lane meta has often revolved around main-tanks. If you notice the enemy team is drafting a low-mobility team comp, Darius will be a perfect choice for your team, as he’ll be able to stick onto the opponents and deal damage relatively easily.

“I like to pick him when the enemy team doesn’t have that much kiting,” Adam said. “Darius’ biggest weakness is kiting and mobility. You don’t want to deal with that as Darius.”

As we mentioned before, Darius will find the most success against tanky melee champions. According to Adam, the only melee champions that Darius can get outpaced by in the laning phase of a game are Riven, Fiora, and Renekton, among others.

“[Darius can have some bad matchups depending on the player,” Adam said. “There are a lot of ‘skill matchups’ that…can be hard for him depending on the knowledge that you have on the champion.”

When picking Darius, you’re going to want to avoid drafting him into matchups where he’ll have to face off against ranged champions in the top lane. Enemy picks like Kennen, Jayce, Karma, and others will make things difficult for Darius as he won’t be able to get in and deal damage in a one-vs-one fight. Instead, you’ll be chipped away by poke damage and forced to Recall more often.

“Darius is really weak against [ranged] champions,” Adam said. “Even though he can Ghost and try to all-in the [opponent], it’s still a bit hard because you need to understand the champion really well.” 

In total, your main goal when playing Darius should always be consistent: get in the enemy team’s face and deal as much damage as possible while managing to stay alive. Sure, the same can be said for any melee champion in League, but none of them are able to be quite as effective or deadly as Darius. 

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Fall Guys achieves Guinness World Record for most downloaded PlayStation Plus game ever

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The team at Mediatonic has announced a massive accomplishment for their bean platformer battle royale Fall Guys, as the game has apparently been recognized by Guinness World Records for being the most downloaded Playstation Plus game of all time.

Playstation Plus is Sony’s premier subscription-based multiplayer service, which also gives players access to full versions of several games. During each month, PS Plus users can download the small collection of games made available, with the latest entries for September 2021 being Hitman 2, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and (for PS5 users only) Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

Fall Guys became massively popular in August 2020 during the closed beta period right before the full release. It was during that same month that Fall Guys was made free for PS Plus users to download alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.

Fall Guys set the record for most downloads of any PS Plus game ever, with Guinness World Records now acknowledging that accomplishment. The game has also found a large following on Steam, with an average of 10,000 active players during the months of August and September. Versions of the game will be coming to both Xbox and Nintendo Switch, but it was announced back in April that those plans would be delayed. When those versions release, however, it will be with cross-play.

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Fall Guys achieves Guinness World Record for most downloaded PlayStation Plus game ever

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The team at Mediatonic has announced a massive accomplishment for their bean platformer battle royale Fall Guys, as the game has apparently been recognized by Guinness World Records for being the most downloaded Playstation Plus game of all time.

Playstation Plus is Sony’s premier subscription-based multiplayer service, which also gives players access to full versions of several games. During each month, PS Plus users can download the small collection of games made available, with the latest entries for September 2021 being Hitman 2, Predator: Hunting Grounds, and (for PS5 users only) Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

Fall Guys became massively popular in August 2020 during the closed beta period right before the full release. It was during that same month that Fall Guys was made free for PS Plus users to download alongside Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.

Fall Guys set the record for most downloads of any PS Plus game ever, with Guinness World Records now acknowledging that accomplishment. The game has also found a large following on Steam, with an average of 10,000 active players during the months of August and September. Versions of the game will be coming to both Xbox and Nintendo Switch, but it was announced back in April that those plans would be delayed. When those versions release, however, it will be with cross-play.

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Best MTG Arena Standard Metagame Innistrad 2021-2022 decks

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Fall rotation has left the Magic: The Gathering Standard format wide open for new decks that could earn players up to 30 free booster packs in the MTG Arena Standard Metagame Challenge. 

The Standard 2021-2022 season in MTG Arena has officially begun with the digital and global launch of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. With ELD removed from the format, players are taking advantage of cards unplayable before, while adding new additions from MID. The MTG Arena Standard Metagame Challenge is a chance for players to test out many of the new and revised Magic decks while earning gold and booster packs as a reward. 

From stompy Green and Simic ramp to Black Control, here are the best MTG decks in the Standard format following the release of MID on Sept. 16.

Mono-Green

Wrenn and Seven are in the house with a wolf pack leader, a troll, and a chariot vehicle ready to plow a path towards victory. The shell of Mono-Green contains Werewolf Pack Leader for its card draw ability via Pack Tactics, Esika’s Chariot as the best Green card in Standard, the new MID planeswalker Wrenn and Seven, Blizzard Brawl for removal, Faceless Haven to combat board wipes, and Old Growth Troll as one of the best Mono-Green three drops in Standard. 

Watch Magic content creator Jay Villain pilot his Mono-Green stompy deck here.

The addition of MID opened the door for a variety of Mono-Green stompy builds, utilizing older Standard cards that were in hiding during the reign of ELDMaster Symmetrist (STX) is a four-drop with Reach that gives all creatures with power equal to toughness Trample until the end of turn when they attack—synergizing with a number of MTG Green creatures. In Search of Greatness (KHM) is an enchantment that will either let you cast creatures for free or let you Scry one at the beginning of your upkeep, slotting nicely into Mono-Green and Simic Ramp builds. 

Other solid additions to Mono-Green from older Standard sets include the Ranger Class Enchantment from AFR, Inscription of Abundance from ZNR, and Toski, Bearer of Secrets from KHM. New additions from MID that pop off strong are Primal Adversary and Unnatural Growth

Mono-Black

Black is by far the strongest MTG Limited color within the new MID set, providing players with bombs like The Meathook Massacre and cheap removal via Infernal Grasp. Professional Magic player Grzegorz “Ulich” Kowalski used these new cards from Midnight Hunt to create a Mono-Black deck that not only dominated during playtesting on the MTG Arena ladder but shut down Mono-Green builds utilizing Esika’s Chariot. 

Tips for piloting the deck from Ulich include using planeswalkers early, taking time to do the math to see if The Meathook Massacre can hit your opponent for lethal, utilizing Skullport Merchant to draw cards via token treasures and creatures, and maximizing the full potential of Lesson and Learn cards within the deck. 

WB Orzhov Angels

The popular Standard 2022 MTG Arena deck has survived fall rotation, keeping much of the same shell.  Righteous Valkyrie is the main angel and cleric life-gaining engine, in conjunction with Legion Angel. New cards include Liesa, Forgotten Angel, and Infernal Grasp. Rampage of the Valkyries keeps creature heavy opponent builds at bay while Starnheim Unleased is still a viable finisher.  

Watch Magic streamer Jeff Hoogland pilot his Orzhov Angel deck here

WB Orzhov Angels is typically a better performing MTG deck in bo1 but additions like Fracture (STX) in the sideboard can deal with new threats within the Standard meta. Homestead Courage is also a good sideboard option as a cheap combat trick with Flashback that can ideally get played within the same turn. And players can choose to include The Book of Exalted Deeds or MID White removal like Fateful Absence

GU Simic Ramp

Simic Ramp has returned to the Standard format. Created by the popular Magic streamer Stephen “Crokeyz” Croke, his Simic Ramp build includes several new MID cards. Rootcoil Creeper is a value-packed mana dork that can also return exiled Flashback cards to hand. Grafted Identity can permanently steal an opponent’s creature while the land Hall of Storm Giants can become a 7/7 creature with Ward. 

Alrund’s Epiphany is still an annoying KHM card opponents don’t want to see due to its value, as is the inclusion of Esika’s Chariot within a GU build. The true bombs of the GU deck come from the MID set: Wrenn and Seven, and Storm the Festival

Watch Crokeyz pilot his Simic Ramp build here

Mono-Red

Mono-Red Goblins are gone but burn in MTG Arena is very much alive thanks to the release of MID. The Aggro deal damage to your opponent’s face is a great bo1 deck that also has potential within the bo3 Standard format. 

Top MID cards to play in Mono-Red Aggro burn include Thermo-Alchemist, Light up the Night, Play with Fire, Reckless Stormseeker, Moonveil Regent, Smoldering Egg, and Burn Down the House

Unlike tabletop Magic, Shock is a Standard-legal card within MTG Arena thanks to the digital platforms Arena cards. The deck can also include other removal and burn cards like Meteor Swarm, Igneous Inspiration, Frost Bite, and Cinderclasm. 

Watch professional Magic player Huey Jensen pilot his Mono-Red Aggro here

Players can also choose to make their Mono-Red Aggro deck with a focus on creatures and burn to finish of an opponent. The Goblin Fireblade Charger is still one of the best Mono-Red one-drops, followed by Dragonkin Berserker in the two-drop spot. The early game damage truly ramps up on turn three with Reckless Stormseeker while either Moonveil Regent or Goldspan Dragon are solid top-end cards. Fill the rest in with burn and removal and try to deal as much damage early on to hit your opponent with burn damage to the face in order to finish them off.  

Mono-White

Mono-White has become the second-best MTG Aggro deck post-rotation, with Mono-Green Stompy ranking as the best. The shell has changed slightly thanks to the addition of Adeline, Resplendent Cathar, and Intrepid Adversary from MID. In addition to the humans, combat tricks got an upgrade via cards like Ritual of Hope and Homestead Courage. 

The rest of the Mono-White Aggro build has remained much the same, utilizing second spell casting. Elite Spellbinder is a great three-drop, along with Luminarch Aspirant as a two-drop. Recent additions to the build are including Brutal Cathar within the main deck alongside Elite Spellbinder, bumping Skyclave Apparition to the sideboard. Sideboard cards include new additions like Fateful Absence while still using the Artifact Portable Hole.  

Watch Magic content creator Hello Good Game pilot his Mono-White Aggro deck here

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