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- The following wiki pages are a compendium of Mapping Techniques known and named by the players and mappers!
What are Mapping Techniques?
Mapping Techniques are methods and/or circle (or slider or spinner) patterns widely used by known mappers in their maps.
Note: It is best to treat these pages as a beginner's guide until you have developed your own mapping style. At first, it is recommended to observe and copy other experienced mappers' styles, while letting your creativity free little by little. Many great mappers sharpened their skills at first by imitating others they admired, so there is no shame in doing that yourself.
I don't know where to start?!
Not sure where to begin? You can scroll down to find an some interesting Mapping Techniques!
Or you can get a list of mapping techniques here: Mapping Techniques/Basics
List of Mapping Techniques (Sorted by type)
List of Mapping Techniques (Sorted by nomination)
- Notice: This list does not contain every mapping technique, it only contains the ones that were nominated from the forums!
This list mostly originated from these forum posts below and are in order of nomination.
- osu! forum Mapping Techniques
4. Etna Sliders
8. Spacing Out
10. Blanket Combos
11a. Zig-zag Sliders
12. Segment Sliders
13. ztrot Spacing
16. Flower Combo
17. Rainbow Sliders
19. Orbital Sliders
20. Slider Art
21. Triplet Streams
23. Slider Trains
24. Parallel Sliders
25. Windmill Sliders
26. Wave Sliders
27. Zig-Zag Streams
28a. Square Formations
28b. Square Formation v2
30. Honeycomb Beats
31. Hub and Spoke
32. Oibon Jumps
34. Cutting Sliders
37. Double Stacks
39. Crumpled Sliders
40. Divebomb Combos
42. QQ Diamonds
43. Tornado Combos
45. Star Formations
46. Drain Sections
51. Spiral Slider
53. Double Spinners
55. Spider Sliders
57. 15° Patterns
61. Introverted Flow
These techniques are frowned upon due to making the beatmap's difficulty impossible to Perfect Combo.
An overview of them can be found here: Unrankable Techniques.
- Burai Sliders
- Hold Sliders
- Stack zero
- Ninja Spinners (Not to be confused with Short Spinners)
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