Strategy items are a relatively new addition to MUT. Along with training points, you can use strategy items to increase the ratings of certain players on your roster.
Each strategy item has a boost that you can apply to certain players or your team as a whole.
Silver and gold strategy items can only be added to single players, but coach strategy items can be applied to the whole team.
Below, we will look at the best strategy items in every category.
I will also include the average price for these cards in the auction house.
These numbers aren’t set in stone and are based on PlayStation numbers, but expect to see similar prices on Xbox and PC.
Silver Strategy Items
|Strategy Item||Ratings Boost||Positions Available||Typical Price|
|Iron Wall||+1 Pass Block||Left Tackle (LT)||3,000|
|Hot Pursuit||+1 Pursuit||Every Defensive Position (LE, RE, LOLB, ROLB, MLB, CB, FS, or SS)||3,000|
|Pave The Way||+1 Run Block||Right Tackle (RT)||3,000|
|Bull Rush||+1 Power Moves||Left End (LE) and Right End (RE)||3,000|
|Let it Rip||+1 Throw Power||Quarterback (QB)||3,500|
|On the Move||+1 Juke Move||Running Back (HB)||4,000|
|Reelin’||+1 Catch in Traffic||Wide Receiver (WR)||4,000|
|Out My Way||+1 Trucking||Running Back (HB)||5,000|
|Heavy Hitter||+1 Hit Power||Middle Linebacker (MLB)||5,500|
|Mind Reader||+1 Play Recognition||Middle Linebacker (MLB)||6,000|
|In The Zone||+1 Zone Coverage||Corner Back (CB), Free Safety (FS), or Strong Saftey (SS)||6,000|
|Ball Hawk||+1 Man Coverage||Cornerback (CB)||8,000|
|Deep Route Specialist||+1 Release||Wide Receiver (WR)||10,000|
The humble silver item is the lowest-level strategy item you can get. It gives you one extra rating point on a specified attribute for a specific player in a certain position group.
Each strategy card will have a position listed at the top of the card. Be very mindful of the position when you are thinking about spending your hard-earned coins at the auction house on strategy items.
You can only use strategy items on a player that plays the position listed on the top of the card.
A lot of these cards will be available in very similar positions. For example, you might want to add a power move point to your starting left end, so you buy a Bull Rush strategy card only to realize later that it is only for right ends.
All silver cards increase an attribute by only one point, but they are very affordable in the auction house.
The best silver strategy item for the price, in my opinion, is the ‘Iron Wall’ card.
It is one of the cheapest strategy items out there, and it gives you a great extra protection stat for your blind side blocker.
Gold Strategy Items
|Strategy Item||Ratings Boost||Position Requirement||Typical Price|
|Out My Way||+2 Trucking||Running Back (HB)||12,000|
|Play Fake||+2 Play Action||Running Back (HB)||12,000|
|On the Move||+2 Juke Move||Running Back (HB)||12,000|
|In The Zone||+2 Zone Coverage||Corner Back (CB), Free Safety (FS), or Strong Saftey (SS)||12,500|
|Hot Pursuit||+2 Pursuit||Every Defensive Position (LE, RE, LOLB, ROLB, MLB, CB, FS, or SS)||12,500|
|Mind Reader||+2 Play Recognition||Middle Linebacker (MLB)||13,000|
|Bull Rush||+2 Power Moves||Left End (LE) and Right End (RE)||13,000|
|Reelin’||+2 Catch in Traffic||Wide Receiver (WR)||13,000|
|Deep Route Specialist||+2 Release||Wide Receiver (WR)||13,000|
|Pave the Way||+2 Run Block||Right Tackle (RT)||13,000|
|Heavy Hitter||+2 Hit Power||Middle Linebacker (MLB)||13,500|
|Over the Top||+2 Deep Route Run||Wide Receiver (WR)||13,500|
|Iron Wall||+2 Pass Block||Left Tackle (LT)||14,000|
|Let it Rip||+1 Throw power and +1 Deep Throw Accuracy||Quarterback (QB)||14,000|
|Ball Hawk||+2 Man coverage||Cornerback (CB)||15,000|
Despite being called gold, these cards actually have a green border around them.
They all give a two-point boost to a specific attribute that you can use on a player.
The exception to this rule is the ‘Let It Rip’ card; that card gives a one-point boost to two different attributes.
Much like the silver strategy items, you have to be careful with positions when it comes to buying these cards in the auction house; you don’t want to purchase something expecting to apply it to a certain player only to learn that the player isn’t eligible.
Despite the price tag of 15,000 coins, the ‘Ball Hawk’ card has to be the best gold strategy item in the game.
Ball Hawk is an iconic Madden ability in other game modes, and it can be super effective in MUT.
Having a player that can be a lockdown corner and go get interceptions when thrown to is an awesome asset to have.
If you can find this card for a little under the typical price, I highly recommend buying it and putting it on your number one corner.
Coach Strategy Items
|Strategy Items||Ratings Boost||Typical Price|
|Frank Reich, Colts||+1 Short Route Run||2,000|
|Doug Pederson, Jaguars||+1 Pass Block||3,000|
|Robert Saleh, Jets||+1 Pursuit||3,300|
|Josh McDaniels, Raiders||+1 Spin Move||3,500|
|Andy Reid, Chiefs||+1 Throw on the Run||3,700|
|Kevin O’Connell, Vikings||+1 Juke Move||4,000|
|Mike Tomlin, Steelers||+1 Pass Block||4,000|
|Brandon Staley, Chargers||+1 Play Recognition||4,000|
|Sean McVay, Rams||+1 Play Action||4,000|
|Todd Bowles, Buccaneers||+1 Hit Power||4,200|
|New England HC, Patriots||+1 Break Sack||4,500|
|Dennis Allen, Saints||+1 Bull Rush||4,500|
|Mike Vrabel, Titans||+1 Finesse Moves||4,500|
|Kevin Stefanski, Browns||+1 Trucking||5,000|
|Mike McCarthy, Cowboys||+1 Break Tackle||5,000|
|Ron Rivera, Commanders||+1 Power Moves||5,000|
|Pete Carroll, Seahawks||+1 Run Block Power||5,000|
|John Harbaugh, Ravens||+1 Run Block Finesse||5,000|
|Arthur Smith, Falcons||+1 Special Catch||5,500|
|Shane Steichen, Colts||+1 Deep Route Run||5,700|
|Sean Payton, Broncos||+1 Throw Accuracy Mid||5,700|
|Zac Taylor, Bengals||+1 Throw Accuracy Deep||6,000|
|Nick Sirianni, Eagles||+1 Catching||6,500|
|Brian Daboll, Giants||+1 Impact Blocking||6,500|
|Matt Lafleur, Packers||+1 Throw Under Pressure||7,000|
|Kyle Shanahan, 49ers||+1 Throw Accuracy Short||9,000|
|Mike McDaniel, Dolphins||+1 Run Block||10,000|
|Dan Campbell, Lions||+1 Medium Route Run||10,000|
|DeMeco Ryans, Texans||+1 Tackle||11,000|
|Sean McDermott, Bills||+1 Zone Coverage||11,500|
|Matt Eberflus, Bears||+1 Man Coverage||15,000|
|Jonathan Gannon, Cardinals||+1 Awareness||25,000|
Coach Strategy Items add ratings boosts to the entire team, unlike normal strategy, which can only be applied to one specific player at a time.
This makes coach strategy items incredibly valuable for your team, and luckily for us, they are actually quite affordable in the auction house.
The coach strategy items offer a vast array of different ratings you can boost.
This includes increasing your scramble and spread offense with Andy Reid’s throw-on-the-run boost, or dominate your opponent’s offensive line with Dennis Allen’s bull rush boost.
Each boost only gives you one additional rating point for that attribute, but it does it for every player on your roster.
The best coach strategy item is Jonathan Gannon from the Cardinals.
He’s a new coach going into what will likely be a very tough season with a pretty weak roster, and it looks like Madden wants to give him a little pick-me-up in the form of a great coach card.
Gannon’s card gives you +1 awareness to every player on your roster.
Awareness is one of the most important traits in Madden, and it is equally valuable for every position.
Unlike the other cards like Mike Tomlin’s Pass block, where it only matters for a few players on the roster, Gannon gives a boost that matters to everyone.