FIFA 22 Pro Clubs: The best beginner striker build!
Pro Clubs is back again, and we’ve got all the info you need to build the best striker possible!
Pro Clubs is back, and this year it’s a little different! For the first time in what seems like forever, we’ve seen some meaningful additions to what is probably one of the most fun game modes on offer in FIFA (sorry Ultimate Team). The big additions include three brand new systems: player growth, perks and archetypes.
With these changes, you might not be sure which build is best, or even how to distribute your skill points – but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here is our favourite beginner striker build so far in FIFA 22 Pro Clubs:
Beginner Striker Build
This year, EA Sports have added in a CF position to the game mode, but it’s our opinion that you should leave this in favour of a striker, so you can squeeze the most out of the pace stats! Before we dive into the nitty gritty of this build, it’s worth noting that you’re going to need to have played a number of games (at least 30) to accumulate enough points to use in the skill tree.
Let’s start with the physical attributes…
You’ll want to have your height at 5’6 – you can go slightly higher or lower than this depending on if you want more/less pace and strength, but we’ve found that 5’6 hits the sweet spot.
As for weight, you want to be at 99 pounds – yeah it might sound weak, but strength really isn’t that important for this build, it’s much better to have the added agility!
Onto the perks to use…
At the beginning of the game, you’re going to be lacking both in perks and perk slots until you begin levelling up. Depending on your options, you’re going to want to go with the either of the following perks to begin with:
Active first touch: this perk increases your ball control, acceleration and sprint speed. It kicks in when your player approaches the ball and as an added bonus, it also grants the flair trait!
One time shot: this one is an OP perk – it increases finishing ability during one time shots/headers, whilst also granting the finesse shot, outside foot shot, power header AND increases your weak foot ability!
Once you unlock your second perk slot, our recommendation is to use both of these in combination – it’ll give a striker all the boosts they need to be top class.
And finally, the skill tree…
First of all, PACE PACE PACE – we can’t stress enough how important pace still is in Pro Clubs. You might be able to scrape by in the higher divisions without any pace, but it’s a must have once you get to the business end of the divisions. Unlock the “Cheetah Archetype” as soon as possible and you’ll be dusting your opponents regularly!
Dribbling – unless you want to get those skill moves unlocked, you can give this one a wide berth and use your skill points elsewhere; your small stature and low weight will give you 81 agility from the get go.
Shooting – your finishing begins at a solid 84, which means early in your Pro Clubs career you won’t need to improve that. Instead, opt for improving your shot power and long shots, that will help to compensate for your small stature and will make you a danger from anywhere around the box.
Passing – even though your aim is to score goals, you’ll want to focus on your short passing; being able to pull off quick passing play in the final third will help your team out massively.
Whilst you’re early in FIFA 22 Pro Clubs, you can go ahead and ignore the other skill trees – you’re here to score the goals after all, let your team take care of the rest! Although once you start to accumulate spare skill points, we’d suggest improving your stamina so that you can be a threat for the full 90.
For a bit of a twist…
We know the META in last year’s FIFA 21 was also small and nippy players, but if you want to mix it up, then FIFA 22 brings the chance to make a 6’7 striker who still has 85 pace! (thanks EA for answering our prayers).