FIFA 22, know how to evaluate a good card, a good Meta player on FUT

 Check out our guide and tips on how to identify a good card and a good Meta player in FIFA 22 FUT mode.

FIFA 22, know how to evaluate a good card, a good Meta player on FUT

While FIFA 22's FUT mode has thousands of cards and players, knowing how to assess a card and find a good Meta player isn't easy, here's our guide to learning now. Note that here, we will discover how to evaluate and analyze a card, allowing you both to more easily find a player to improve your team, but also to know how to evaluate the price of the card. The idea will also be to be able to allow you to analyze the interest of future special cards and thus to know which DCE to carry out.

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What is the Meta on FUT?

The word " Meta " or the phrase "  this is not a Meta player on FUT " is often heard on FIFA streams and other discussion groups. For the uninitiated, the Meta shows which players are the most effective way to play at a high level. Thus, a Meta card is a card with characteristics that allow it to be a good player for users looking to play FIFA competitively.

From then on, a Meta player evaluates himself mainly on his attributes as well as on his nationality / championship. However, an excellent card from a Swiss player playing in China will be hardly usable ...

For example, a Meta card for an attacker must be able to make the majority of the best and most effective technical moves, to score in many different situations and also to be able to win his duels in defense.

How to rate a card in FIFA 22

When you see a map, the first visible elements are:

  • The quality of the card
  • Its rarity
  • The nationality of the player
  • His championship
  • His position
  • Its overall rating
  • The main attributes

For the moment, the majority of these elements are more interesting to evaluate the price of a card more than to know if it is a good player. The few interesting points are therefore the position and the main attributes.

Our advice here is therefore to pay attention to the values ​​put forward at first glance. While it is certain that a player at 94 will be a good or even excellent card, the overall rating does not mean much.

Indeed, an attacking midfielder with 86 overall score but 66 in speed and 75 in shooting, will be a less Meta card and certainly less strong for the majority of players, than a card at the same position, but with 82 speed and 83. in shooting.

So of course, everything will depend on your style of play and your desires. However, if you want to play competitively, in Rivals or even at a high level in Team Battles, the right stats will make the difference.

So the details to analyze are:

  • If the card values ​​are Meta (see following)
  • The number of stars for technical gestures and bad foot
  • Potentially the player's physique (height / weight build)
  • Player performance (attack / defense)
  • The characteristics (traits) of the player

How do you identify a good card at the start of FIFA 22?

After having seen the first elements, let's go into the details. Evaluating a card therefore consists in looking precisely at the details of the card in order to check if the values ​​correspond to the Meta but also to your style of play. Note that a player's position can change, a very important element when it comes to playing. 'It's about evaluating a map.

The evaluation of a card changes according to the position of the card but also to your style of play. On this second point, it is difficult to help you concretely. It will all depend on the players you are used to using and how you play. However, do not hesitate to compare your current cards, to see what are the strengths of your best players in order to reproduce this pattern on your new cards.

The stats to look for in a player:

For several years, the Speed ​​(Pace in English) is during all the analyzes a little basic of a card. Regardless of a player's position, low speed will make FUT fans cautious. Is this a good criterion? In the majority of cases, the speed (the overall score, not just in the detail of the map) does have an impact on the player's playability.

Pay attention to the details of the stats. In the speed part, acceleration is very often the main stat, especially in defense, rather than speed. Endurance is important compared to aggressiveness, the level of penalty is not necessarily essential if you already have a shooter dedicated to this position.

The performance of a player:

This element has an impact in the activity rather controlled by the player's AI. Thus, a high defensive performance will push the player to be more present in defense and therefore more efficient.

We will generally recommend for a BU to have a High / Low yield (attack / defense) against a High / High yield for a CM, or even a rising MDC.

The stars in technical gestures and weak feet:

This is a point very often forgotten or not known by novice players. To perform certain specific technical actions, you will need 4 or even 5 stars in technical actions. Thus, for an experienced player, it is extremely important to have offensive players with at least 4 stars in technical gestures.

Weak foot is an important stat in all positions but for different reasons and measures. For example, an attacker must have a minimum of 3 stars at the start of FUT and quickly 4 or even 5 in PF. Conversely, the weak foot is much less important for a central defender but 3 or 4 stars could greatly vary the value of a CD compared to 2 stars.

Characteristics (traits):

This element is more to be considered as a bonus, a way to decide between two very similar cards. Here you should know that any traits presented with a message in parentheses (that IA) has no impact when playing FUT. On the other hand, certain characteristics like Shooting finesse, Flair or Outside of the foot will offer a real plus to a player.

From then on, Finesse Shot will be a characteristic to look for in a CAM or a BU but only to decide between two Meta cards.

Our example here: Lucas Moura on FIFA 21

We could have taken many, many other examples, but Lucas Moura is a good case to analyze on FIFA 21 last year.

The first things to note:
  • Excellent speed, with more acceleration than speed
  • In terms of shooting, balanced stats, easily boostable with an element like gunner
  • A strong point on the dribble, with a lot of agility and balance, two important stats in attack
  • In physics, stats not necessarily ideal with a low level of strength (hence a necessary boost via gunner) but 75 endurance (a minimum for a player on the wings)
  • Beyond the rating statistics, it is important to list:
  • 4-4 in stars, allowing it to be used in all attacking positions
  • A High / Medium yield, again effective for a CAM / MD / BU
  • Flair in characteristics

Finally, if the stats confirm that the player is Meta, what about his overall value?

  • Meta player confirmed by stats, ratings and characteristics
  • Brazilian and Premier League player
  • Tottenham player
  • Right midfielder
If the nationality is already very good, playing for Spurs in the Premier League adds value to the card. Indeed, the Premier League is used a lot by FUT players due to the presence of very good high level cards throughout the season.

Thus, it will be possible to easily place Moura in a Premier League formation but also within a group made up of Brazilian players.

Finally, the position of Right Midfielder is both a plus but also a point that could limit his interest. On the one hand, the advantage of the MD lies in the lack of options for this position in the Premier League on FIFA 21 (concretely, Moura was the best option before… Mohammed Salah or to use a MG in MD with a collective penalty). On the other hand, an MD will always be less flexible than a BU or MC, since these positions can be more easily modified (from BU> AT> MOC> MC> MDC).

The icon cards exception

Icon cards (which should return via DCEs this year on FUT 22 like last year) have a few specific advantages that generally account for their very high value. First of all, the card can be linked with all the other leagues, allowing them to be integrated without any problem into your club.

In addition, these cards often have somewhat hidden attributes, since the scores for Skill and Weak Kicking are usually quite high. Finally, many players will tell you that at the same level of overall rating and attributes as other cards, Icons often have a "little something extra" that makes them better.

Thus, if their price is often very high, we should not neglect the acquisition of these cards. Even when the attributes don't seem as interesting as for a more classic card, their versatility justifies investing a little more.

The novelty of Hero cards

New for the FIFA 22 season, FUT Hero Cards bring a little more flexibility and differences to the cards. Thus, the latter will give a strong link with all the cards of the same league, whatever the club or the nationality.

It would therefore not be surprising that these are worth much more than cards of the same level but in Rare Gold version.

Be careful though, the ratings of these cards are generally quite average. Only Ginola shines with excellent stats, making a very desirable card at the start of the FUT season.

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