Fifa 12 Ultimate team Guide!
This guide is broken down into various chapters which includes:
. How to Choose the Best Formations
. How to Save Precious Coins
. How to Prevent Injuries
. How to Get Contract Bonuses
. How to Boost Team Chemistry
. How to Get Top Rated Players
. How to Easily Earn Coins
Let's get started!
How to Choose the Right Formation
Your formation has a tremendous effect on how well you play and which
Players make up your squad.
Generally speaking, you should place players in their preferred
Positions/formations. Now some of you already know that gamers are beating other
gamers with a squad full of Gks to prove that chemistry and formations are flawed in
That's true, and EA is working on correcting those issues. In the meantime, Build your
squad the right way so when the update arrives, you gain a boost in chemistry
immediately while other gamer must fix holes in their chemistry rating.
1. 4-4-2: Wing play, 8 behind in defence, lots of passing angles
2. 4-1-2-1-2: midfield build up, attacking and defensive strategy, 7 behind in defence
3. 4-3-3: attacking formation, good for strong strikers
4. 4-2-2-2: Double CDMs, 6 behind in defence
5. 4-3-1-2: Attacking formation, CF up top, CM's across
If you choose a popular formation, then you pay a premium on every card.
Any formation with a backline of 5 or 3 players has less demand, therefore the price is
Personally, I use the 4-4-2 because this formation suits my style of
Football/soccer. There is no perfect formation.
You have to TEST THIS YOURSELF.
Refer to the notes above for some general tips. Just experiment yourself and see what
How to Prevent Injuries
Truth is there is no 100% way to prevent injuries in Ultimate Team. Any
Football/soccer fan knows that injuries are a part of the game, but there are a few ways
to avoid them:
. Rotate your players every few games: The lower your players' fitness is, the more likely
he will get injured. This is because he runs and recovers slower on the pitch, making him a
target for harsh tackles. I rotate my entire line-up (except GK) every 2-3 games to give
my top players a rest. It only takes 1 game rest for your players' fitness to return to
. Load up on Physio Staff: Don't ignore the power of staff. For every staff member you
have, you receive a multiplier effect. Purchase Physio staff members to receive a bonus
multiplier when you apply a healing card. You get them in packs or straight from the
Each Physio staff has a percentage next to the healing factor I.E. Leg 15%. When you
apply a leg healing card, you receive an extra 15% of healing power towards your player.
This heals your player much faster while spending less coin in the process. Just add every
Physio member to your MY CLUB to receive the full benefits.
. Save stars for Online Games: Another huge mistake is playing your stars in offline
matches. The CPU sucks and you don't need Messi for a game against the computer. If
your star gets hurt, then let it happen against a competitive online game. How
embarrassing is it to lose Messi for 5 games against West Ham United on Pro level in
some random offline tourney?!?
How to Save Coins on Contracts
Another largely overlooked tactic is the importance of managers. Most people buy 1
manager then ignore the rest by either discarding or trading them. Wrong! Wrong!
Wrong! Shiny manager cards are worth SO MUCH because
They have a contract multiplier that adds additional contracts to your player when you
apply a contract card.
I have about 11 shiny managers which add up to around 30% on all my
Contracts. Whenever I apply a contract card, I get an 3-4 extra contracts FOR EVERY
CARD! I save SOOOO many coins.
1. Buy shiny manager cards with contract multipliers
2. Send them to your My Club
3. That's it!
You can reap the extra contracts for as long as you keep the managers.
I bought a 93 Sir Alex Ferguson 4-4-2 w/ 3% contract boost for 250 coins!
If you spend too many coins on contracts, then buy more shiny managers
(Bronze, silver, and gold alike), and make your contract cards worth more instantly!
How to Boost Chemistry
EA Sports is working hard on improving chemistry, so do not expect any huge positives
from a 100% rating. If you're like me, then keep your chemistry high since you're
prepared when EA improves chemistry.
There are 3 ways to get 100% chemistry:
Same Nationality: For example, An all-English squad achieves 100%
Chemistry rating. Each player will be linked in green if they are in their preferred
Same League: For example, An All Barclays Premier League squad achieves
100% chemistry rating if they are in their preferred position.
Same Team: For example, an All FC Barcelona squad achieves 100%
Chemistry rating if they are in their preferred position.
I recommend these nations for 100% chemistry based on nationality:
These 5 nations provide TONS of talented players so you can achieve a
100% chemistry rating plus have a squad of good players. It makes no sense to build a
same nationality squad if you sacrifice talent in the process.
I recommend these leagues for 100% chemistry based on league:
. Serie A
. Barclays Premier League
. La Liga BBVA
. Ligue 1
The UEFA Champions league consists mostly of teams from these top 4
Leagues. Build an awesome FUT squad from these 4 leagues.
How to Get High Rated Players
Want to build a squad that consists of Messi, Kaka, Ronaldo, etc? Well, you have two
. Buy/Trade for them in the marketplace
. Buy packs with the hopes of pulling them
Buying/Trading is the easiest and fastest way to get the best players.
Here are a few trading tips that will save you coins and help you get great deals:
. Buy during NON-Peak Hours. The majority of FUT gamers live in the UK. You get the
BEST deals when UK players are either away from their console or sleeping. These hours
are 4AM to 4PM GMT or 10PM to 10AM EST.
. Hang around during 55 Mins to 59 Mins. When gamers want a quick
Sale, they post an attractive BIN price for only 1 hour. If you hang around 1 hour
auctions, you will grab some AMAZING deals. Simply sort by Gold – Position – League,
then scroll until the 1 hour mark.
. Hang around the last minute. Alternatively, you can grab some more
Deals by hanging around the last few seconds of the auction. BINs do not
Apply here. Bid higher than the current bid to win the auction.
. Search for specific players. Finally, Zero in on a specific player then scroll through ALL
the auctions to find the lowest BIN price. You do this by sorting via Position, Level,
Nation, League and Team.
I use these 4 tips to find amazing deals that will resell for higher profits later on. :)
Top 13 Ways to Earn Coins
You've probably heard of generic “Buy low, Sell High” as trading advice.
There are TONS of different ways to earn lots of coins without buying any
Cards at all! If there is one section you should pay attention to, this is it!
1. Play in Single Player Tournaments.
Profit Potential = 300 to 600 coins per game.
Enter tourneys against CPU to earn coins. Win every game at least 3-0, and earn around
500 to 600 coins. Most tourneys pay out around 500 to 1500 coins as a trophy bonus.
Remember: use your 2nd team to earn coins while preserving your best
Players' contracts and protecting them from injury.
2. Play in Online Tournaments.
Profit Potential = 200 to 800 coins per game.
Online tournaments pay more coins due to the DNF modifier and online
Modifier. If you win a game 3-0 online, you can get 700+ coins easily. If you quit a game,
then your DNF modifier drops. You get fewer coins in future tourney wins.
3. Play in Single Player Match.
Potential = 300 to 600 coins per game.
Again, same as tourneys w/o the tournament bonus factor.
4. Play in Online Match.
Profit Potential = 200 to 800 coins per game.
Same as tourneys w/o the trophy bonus factor.
5. Bronze Pack Method.
Potential = 600 to 750 coins on AVERAGE.
A very popular method where you purchase bronze packs then resell the
Contents for profit. This has been less effect recently ever since the trading market
crashed. Each pack gives you 2-3 players (sell for 200 each), kits & balls (200 each), and
contracts & managers (150 to 300 each). The main problem is you NEED TO SELL your
inventory to make any money. Since bronze cards have the least value, you may
experience days without selling anything.
6. Silver Pack Method.
Profit Potential = 750 to 25k Coins per pack.
Same as the bronze pack but with silver cards. Carry a slightly higher value, plus adds the
possibility to obtain a rare silver card in the process.
7. Gold Pack Method.
Profit Potential = 500 coins to 1 million coins per pack.
The elite profit method for packs. Has the ability to generate anywhere from 500 coins to 1
million coins profit per pack. This is due to the luck factor if you pull a Ronaldo, Messi, or
other HIGH rated player in a gold pack.
8. Buy, Boost, Bank.
Profit Potential = 1k to 50k coins extra profit per card.
A fairly underground method used to generate more profit from an otherwise lower value
We buy a Valencia RW 4-3-2-1 w/ 7 contracts on the open market for 3k. We
Could resell immediately for 4k and get a small profit. With Buy, Boost, Bank, we increase
the value of the card by:
. Adding 33 contracts
. Adding Player Attributes increase to highlight the card
. Changing the formation to 4-3-3 then Setting the auction for 9k BIN.
Do you see what we did? Now, a Valencia buyer can use this card RIGHT
AWAY in his 4-3-3 formation without worrying about contracts or chemistry. The Player
attributes also generates extra attention since the rating attributes cause the card to
get highlighted in the listing.
9. The Professional Trader.
Profit Potential = 5k to 200k per card.
This method works really well when you find out which players sell the best.
1. Sort auctions by Gold, Minimum Price = 4k coins
2. See what is selling well and create a list of 10 to 15 players
3. Search for these players at the lowest BIN price
4. Buy it then resell the card at a higher price
5. Rinse and Repeatedly
10. Buy during Non-Peak hours, Sell during Peak hours.
Profit Potential = 2k to 100k coins per card.
Another good method is when you buy cards during a cooled off market
During the night, then sell in a higher volume market during the afternoon-evening. Most
people play FUT between 4pm and 4am in their time zone. You simply stay up late at night
when others are sleeping to pick up bargains. Wait until tomorrow and sell during the
afternoon at a higher price. This method is REALLY popular and is currently the largest
thread in the UK FUT forums.
11. Pump and Dump.
Profit Potential = 1k to 50k coins per card
This strategy takes careful monitoring of 1 specific player. You buy up as many of the
player as possible, creating a short supply in the marketplace. This pumps up prices to
your advantage. Once the demand is there, you unload your cards at a higher price as you
meet the demand.
We buy every Robinho for under 5k, then hold. Wait until the marketplace is absent of
Robinho or has a low supply. Then you unload your Robinho's 1 by 1, giving you FULL
control over the market supply.
12. Contract Drug Dealer.
Profit Potential = 250 to 1k coins per contract.
Everybody is addicted to contracts. Make easy coins by feeding this addiction with a few
Search for any gold contracts under 400 BIN. Buy them all then resell them immediately
at 500+ BIN.
They sell very easily and it's some quick and easy coins.
13. New account money maker.
Make a new account on your console with a completely different email address and all,
then when you get all the bronze cards when you start the new ultimate quick sell them
all you will get around 400+ coins each time. It is VERY important that you keep 1 bronze
contract. Then go back to your original account and put up a bronze contract for a price
you will remember such as 15,000 buy now etc. then go back to the fake account and go
to the market place and offer a trade and the 400 coins or so you got for quick selling
the bronze players for the card you listed on the Original account and then accept the
offer on your original account , then delete your club and repeat the process. You can
make tons of money once you get the jist of it. I made around 15,000 coins in a hour!!
Top Tips for Trading in the Marketplace
I'm not a huge fan of trading in the marketplace because it's SOO much easier to use
coins as a main currency. However, if you have a full squad and fewer coins, submit trades
for your desired players.
I recommend the following tips:
. Add a replacement + Valuable Player:
If you want John Terry CB, then it makes sense to offer a CB + another player in
exchange. This will give the gamer an instant replacement at the position, plus another
footballer to make the deal sweeter. 2 for 1 deals work much better than 1 for 1.
. Target 12 Hour+ Auctions:
If you offer trades for auctions ending in less than 12 hours, then the seller might not
have time to view the trade. Most people don't play every day, so you need to give a time
cushion so the seller sees the trade.
. Offering Coins helps a bit:
To sweeten a deal, you can offer a 2 for 1 + 1k to 2k coins. This makes the deal a HUGE
BARGAIN in the seller's eyes, and can help you get the deal done.
. Post a trade in the EA UK Forums:
Also, make deals on the web at the EA Sports FIFA 12 forums. It's really active, plus
there are separate threads for PS3 and Xbox 360 users. Go crazy!!
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