In FIFA 23, players need to be able to get the most out of the striker position, especially when playing Pro Clubs.
On top of knowing various skills and meta ways to finish chances, strikers should also pick the ideal attribute set. A proper striker build in Pro Clubs will give you an advantage in any balanced match.
But, like with any position in FIFA Pro Clubs, you’ll need to understand how to use the game’s character creation tool in your favor. You’ll also need patience; creating a perfect build takes many levels and skill points.
Let’s get right into the nitty-gritty of the best striker build for FIFA 23 Pro Clubs.
Best Physical Attributes
First, a good striker build in FIFA 23 Pro Clubs begins during avatar customization.
Treat your player to a height of roughly 5’7” and a weight of 141 lbs. Your main goal here is to be light and fast, but at the same time, you don’t want to be too easy to push off the ball.
The best height for a striker in Pro Clubs will depend slightly on your individual and team playstyle. Don’t go too small; anywhere between 5’6″ and 5’8″ is probably about right, especially when you’re just starting out.
Once you’ve leveled up and earned lots of skill points, a height of around 5’9″ can also be really effective.
Best Skill Tree Attributes
Every position in FIFA Pro Clubs has priority attributes you must unlock during the early game.
For example, prioritize the goalkeeper and physical sections when creating a GK avatar. Likewise, you’ll need to prioritize your Pace, Shooting, and Dribbling skill points to be a proper striker. You’d also boost stats in other areas of Physical and Passing, but they have less priority in comparison.
This build focuses on creating a true goal scorer, so hopefully, you’ve got a good CAM playing behind you or some dangerous, tricky wingers alongside you in the attack.
I’ll provide build options for each skill category. One for a lower-level player with fewer skill points available, and another for higher-level players with a minimum of 150 skill points.
For a lower-level pro, you want to spend 6 skill points here. Spend one point on acceleration and 4 on sprint speed for a start.
The goal is to unlock the Cheetah archetype, so continue to add small boosts to this category as you earn more skill points. You will need at least 35 skill points to unlock the archetype which should be easily achievable if you’re a high-level pro.
In this category, you want to prioritize building a five-star weak foot. So, for lower-level pros with a small number of skill points, start by spending skill points in the “Shot Power” sub-category. 8 skill points here will earn an upgrade to a 4-star weak foot.
Then, you can shift focus to the “Finishing” sub-category and spend 11 skill points for another weak foot upgrade.
If you’re a higher-level pro with more skill points at your disposal, I recommend spending an additional 18 skill points in the “Long Shots” sub-category to unlock the Finisher archetype.
In this category, as a low-level pro, prioritize unlocking the Maestro archetype. To do this, you’ll have to spend 23 skill points in the “Agility” sub-category. You will also earn a skill move upgrade in the process which will be pretty useful.
For higher-level pros, spend additional skill points to unlock the Lynx archetype. This requires spending 18 skill points in the “Ball Control” tree.
Another 7 skill points into the “Dribbling” sub-category will further enhance the quality of your pro on the ball and in tight spaces.
Considering the small stature of the pro we’re building, especially when you’re still at a lower level, you need to add some bite in the form of strength and aggression.
To get started with this, you can spend up to 11 skill points in the “Strength” sub-category and 8 points in the “Stamina” sub-category. You don’t want your player gassing out too early in games!
If you don’t have enough skill points for these upgrades, allocate what you can and come back when you’ve earned more. Don’t sacrifice allocating points to the previously discussed categories – they’re more important!
Lower-level pros can hold off on allocating any skill points here. For higher-level pros, max out the curve sub-category with 9 skill points and spend 3 more in the “Short Passing” category.
Passing is not as important as shooting, pace, or dribbling, but it helps to be able to contribute to simple combination play with teammates in attacking moves. The curve boost also makes your shots more unpredictable and harder to catch for goalkeepers.
Summarily, the order of importance when it comes to assigning skill points for this build is Pace, Shooting, Dribbling, Passing, Physical, and Defending. However, if you have at least 150 skill points, you should be able to comfortably apply all the recommended allocations and unlock the accompanying archetypes.
To reiterate, these archetypes include:
This skill distribution is also pretty valuable when scouting strikers in career mode.
Setting up the perks is trickier since you’ll need to level up and unlock most of them.
Still, you should start with the “Distance Shooter” bonus during your first levels. This perk noticeably enhances your long shot precision, as well as giving you the Finesse Shot trait, the Outside Foot Shot trait, and also adds 5-star weak foot ability.
Even as you level up, this is the best perk to use as a striker in FIFA 23 Pro Clubs.
As you evolve and unlock more perks, you’ll benefit from choosing these:
- First Time Shot — Increases your first-touch accuracy, granting you better headers and first-time shots. Additionally, you’ll unlock vital traits like the Finesse Shot, Outside Foot Shot, and Flair.
- Poacher — Improves your shots from inside the box.
- Skilled Dribbler — Improves your dribbling and skill moves and gives the Flair trait.
- Active First Touch — Improves ball control, agility, acceleration, and sprinting speed. This skill also gives the Flair trait.
I recommend using the Skilled Dribbler alongside the Distance Shooter perk once you unlock two perk slots, and the third slot can come down to personal preference based on play styles.
The build above works exceptionally well when playing the ST role. However, if you want to slot in as a goalscoring left or right winger in the style of Mo Salah, this striker build can still be effective.
I would recommend opting for the default build above, but as you level up, look to add a few passing attributes to your player.
It will only take a few days of playing Pro Clubs, winning games, and getting good match ratings, to level up your pro to a point where it’s actually very effective as a striker.
Don’t track back too much on defense; you need to be the out ball and be able to launch counterattacks.
Hovering by the halfway line when your team is defending is a perfectly viable strategy in the ST position on FIFA, and make runs into the channels to exploit your pace if space opens up.
To speed things up a bit and achieve the max rating for your pro as soon as possible, you should learn how to level up fast, whether you’re a striker or a player in any other position.
On another note, if you were looking for a lengthy striker build for your pro, we’ve got something for you there as well.
Lengthy strikers are not quite as overpowered as they were earlier on when FIFA 23 was just released, but they’re still pretty nice to work with and they offer something different!