Since its introduction in FIFA 14, Pro Clubs has been one of the favorite game modes. To improve the experience for the players, EA has added some exciting perks, customizations and gameplay changes for Pro Clubs in FIFA 23, along with other updates such as the FUT Moments mode and Managers in Career mode.
In a Pro Clubs match, a striker can make or break the result of the team. With the proper attributes, archetypes, and perks, he will be trusted to take care of the team’s goal. Thanks to Electronic Art’s creative Pro Clubs game mode, the players can build their desired virtual pros and clubs to compete against other players online.
Build 1: Pacey Striker
Forming a team with strong players will not guarantee you the top spot in the league. To reach the top, you must ensure all the players in your team have the perfect build to get the best performance from the matches, especially your striker.
Picking up a pacey striker in your team can never go wrong, whether in a career-mode game or Pro Clubs. Just think of how many times, Mbappe has helped his team launch a counterattack and score goals out of the space created due to the defender’s mistake.
Starting with the physical attributes, keep your virtual pro’s height between 5’3” and -5’7”, and the weight should be around 99 to 115 lbs. You want them to be as lightweight and agile as possible to gain the maximum pace. Remember, with this physical attribute, your pro might not be the strongest in the physical or aerial battles against the defenders.
The perks recommended for using this build are Poacher, Active First Touch, and Skilled Dribbler.
Poacher is the newest attacking perk in the game and is helpful to improve all your shots inside the box. This can especially be useful during the finishing of the shot and when attempting shots like Volley or Header from inside the box.
Active First Touch is precisely what the name suggests. This perk increases the pro’s ball control, acceleration, and sprint speed. These can benefit your pro if you are trying to build a fast-paced striker.
The pick for the third and final perk slot is Skilled Dribbler. If you are sacrificing the physical strength of your attacker, you must ensure that he has the proper dribbling skills to make it past the defenders skillfully. This perk does the job by increasing your pro’s dribbling and skill-move abilities while dribbling with the ball.
Attributes and Archetypes
The Archetypes to get in this build are Maestro, Lynx, Sniper, Finisher, and Cheetah.
The main focus of the build is on the pace and dribbling abilities of your virtual pro. Complete the Dribbling and Pace skill tree to get to the Maestro, Lynx, and Cheetah Archetypes. This will be specifically helpful in making your pro the fastest player on the field with high dribbling abilities. After you are done with the whole skill tree, you will be getting around 94 rated Dribbling and 92 rated Pace.
In the Sniper, and Finisher Archetype, just complete the Shooting skill tree, which leads directly to the archetype. You won’t necessarily have to acquire all the skills from the Shooting section. With around 89 rated shooting and the two archetypes, your pro can finish shots with higher accuracy, power, and distance. This will also help you convert free kicks and penalties into a goal.
However, apart from these skills, you will also need extra skills to make your Pro a balanced striker. If you have extra skill points, spend some on Physical to increase your Stamina. Add skill points to improve your pro’s crossing and mostly short passes abilities.
Build 2: Tall And Strong
The second striker build is for those who want to build a tall, powerful striker, just like Erling Haaland. With a great height, and improved physical abilities, your Virtual Pro will be able to win most of the duels against defenders while cutting through the opponent’s back line.
The height of your virtual pro for this build should be between 6’3” and -6’7”, and the weight should be between 152 and 174 lbs. This will help your pro to excel in aerial battles and also pass through defenders with physical solid and a decent dribbling and pace rating.
Distance Shooter, Poacher, and Physical Strength are the perfect perks for the build.
The Distance Shooter perk will increase your long shot abilities, like accuracy and shot power. This can be vital when attempting a long shot into the goal post. The perk also grants you Finesse Shot and Outside Foot Shot traits, which are essential traits for a striker who emphasizes scoring from outside the box.
The second perk is the Poacher, which has been discussed in the first build. However, in this build, the perk might work differently. Considering your height, and aerial abilities, a boost in your Header and Volleys from inside the box will increase your chances of scoring.
The final perk for the build will be Physical Strength, which significantly increases your ball control and jumping abilities when shielding or heading a ball. This allows you to keep the ball at your feet and protect the ball from defenders while you look out for scoring opportunities.
Attributes and Archetypes
The archetypes for this build are Bull, Lynx, Sniper, Finisher, and Cheetah. These archetypes are almost similar to the first build, except for the Bull archetype that you should follow.
The bull archetype in the Physical skill focuses on making your pro a literal beast who can pierce through opponent defenders with his physical skills. Suppose you are in a 1v1 with a defender during a corner or trying to protect the ball from a charging defender. This is when the bull and the physical skills will be helpful in this build. So, complete the whole skill tree to get to the archetype, and also make sure you complete the other skills in the Physical section.
Other than that, the other Archetypes are mostly the same. But the skill tree distribution is a bit different. In Dribbling, you must complete the Lynx skill tree and add some skills for agility and dribbling. Complete the full Pace skill tree, and get the Cheetah archetype for the maximum pace of your pro.
In Shooting, complete the skill tree directly reaching the Sniper and Finisher archetype. Like the first build, you do not have to get all the skills here. Ensure you get most of the skills in the Long Shot, Heading Accuracy, and Finishing skill tree. This will be particularly important for increasing your pro’s shot power and accuracy and scoring header goals utilizing your height.
With the rest of your skill points, add those in Passing to improve your Crossing, Short Pass, Vision, and Long Passes.
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