Undoubtedly, Ultimate Team has garnered the most attention from EA developers and gamers in most recent years. There is an ongoing quest undertaken by players to consistently improve their squads. One area of interest to improve their cards is purchasing of Chemistry Styles, a consumable card.

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As any other consumable, they can be purchased on the market, or obtained from a pack. In FUT 13, players received boosts for every stat. Since FUT 14, players receive boosts for a chosen number of stats dependent on the Chemistry Style selected. These cards can be applied to a player to change their style of play adjusting the players attributes to their squad needs.

Chemistry Styles cards allow players to choose which stats will be affected by chemistry.

The chemistry styles cards do not change the chemistry numbers. They redistribute the stats that will receive chemistry boosts. Chemistry boosts will increase the value of specific in-game stats – thus increasing the player’s ability to perform.

Below is the list of different Chemistry Styles

Basic
All players will start with this basic chemistry style attached to their card. This, basically, means that an overall increase is applied to your players stats presuming that you’re running decent overall team chemistry links.

Forwards /Attacking styles
Sniper – increases shooting and dribbling stats – position to use on – RW, LW & CF
Finisher – increases shooting and physical stats – position to use on – ST
Deadeye – increases shooting and passing stats – position to use on – CAM, RW, LW, CF & ST
Marksman – increases shooting, dribbling and physical stats – position to use on – CAM, CF & ST
Hawk – increases pace, shooting and physical stats – position to use on – RW, LW & ST
Hunter – increases pace and shooting stats – position to use on – RW, LW & CF

Sniper SNI SHO: 3, DRI: 3
Deadeye EYE SHO: 3, PAS: 3
Hawk HWK PAC: 2, SHO: 2, PHY: 2
Marksman MRK SHO: 2, DRI: 2, PHY: 2
Finisher FIN SHO: 3, PHY: 3
Hunter HUN PAC: 3, SHO: 3

Midfield / Attacking & Defensive styles
Artist – increases dribbling and passing stats
Architect – increases physical and passing stats – position to use on – CM & CAM
Powerhouse – increases defending and passing stats – position to use on – CDM
Maestro – increases dribbling, shooting and passing stats – position to use on – CM & CAM
Engine – increases pace, dribbling and passing stats – position to use on – RW, LW & CF
Catalyst – increases pace and passing stats – position to use on – CDM, CM & CAM

Artist ART PAS: 3, DRI: 3
Architect ARC PAS: 3, PHY: 3
Powerhouse PWR PAS: 3, DEF: 3
Maestro MAE SHO: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
Engine ENG PAC: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
Catalyst CTA PAC: 3, PAS: 3

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Defenders / Defensive styles
Sentinel – increases defending and physical stats – position to use on – RB, LB & CB
Guardian – increases defending and dribbling stats – position to use on – RWB, LWB, RB & LB
Gladiator – increases defending and shooting stats – position to use on – RWB, LWB, CDM
Backbone – increases defending, physical and passing stats – position to use on – CDM & CB
Anchor – increases pace, defending and physical stats – position to use on – RWB, LWB, RB, LB & CB
Shadow – increases pace and defending stats – position to use on – RWB, LWB, RB, LB & CB

Sentinal SEN DEF: 3, PHY: 3
Guardian GRD DRI: 3, DEF: 3
Gladiator GLA SHO: 3, DEF: 3
Backbone BAC PAS: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
Anchor ANC PAC: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
Shadow SHA PAC: 3, DEF: 3

Goalkeeper styles
Wall – increases diving, handling and kicking stats
Shield – increases reflexes, speed and kicking stats
Cat – increases reflexes, speed and positioning stats
Glove – increases diving, handling and positioning stats

Wall WAL DIV: 2, HAN: 2, KIC: 2
Shield SLD KIC: 2, REF: 2, SPD: 2
Cat CAT REF: 2, SPD: 2, POS: 2
Glove GLO DIV: 2, HAN: 2, POS: 2

The chemistry styles that increase 2 different stats rather than 3 will go up between 1-3 points depending on the level of your overall team chemistry. The one’s with 3 such as Anchor and Backbone will go up a maximum of 2.

LEGEND CHEMISTRY
EA have made it even easier for you to fit Legends into your teams this year with the inclusion of Legends Chemistry. To explain, in very basic form, it basically strengthens the chemistry between them and today’s players which means that every player will match leagues with FUT Legends. This means that they will have an orange link with ALL players. Now you only need to pair up the nationality between a player and a legend to create the strong green link on the pitch.

So, to summarise if you are building a squad with all new Legend Giggs (who will be hard to pair up because he’s Welsh, he’ll have a medium connection with Willian but a strong connection with his fellow countryman, Gareth Bale.