FIFA 18 Skill Moves for One-Star to Five-Star Player

By |2018-09-09T18:31:41+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: FIFA|

Working on your footwork is one of the most basic yet most advanced skills you can work on in soccer. Your skills with the ball at your feet are what makes the foundation of a good soccer player.  In FIFA 18, the situation is no different. We‘ll get into the Best FIFA 18 Skill Moves, but first, I have some other things to say.

From juking out your opponent online to embarrassing your friend on the FIFA football pitch, developing, training, and mastering your skill moves can be pivotal to your success on the game.

When it comes to skill moves on FIFA 18, there are certain moves that are new to the update this year. There are also certain skills that are only available if your rating is high enough for individual players on the field using their star-rating.

What are the NEW Skills in FIFA 18?

In the 18 edition, there are over 50 tricks you can learn with your controller so you can take your opponent down—whether it is online or in the same room.

As a player in FIFA 18, learn the four new moves to get ahead of your opponents.

Here are the various move only available as of FIFA 18:

  • Cruyff Turn: Fake Shot + LS down
  • The Bridge: Hold R2 + Flick RS at opponent
  • Okocha Sombrero Flick (running): RS up (hold)
  • Forward Sombrero Flick: RS up (flick)

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What are the STAR-RATED SKILL MOVES in FIFA 18?

Just like on the real pitch, you have to be a more developed player to be able to throw down real moves in an actual game. FIFA 18 coincides with those principles. Although there are moves that can be done by any player—no matter what their rating is—there are moves that only can be done by the elite.

A player’s worth and skill level are dictated by a star-rating, the higher the number of stars, the better the player is. Here are the Star-rated Skills:

As a One-Star

Even the goalkeepers can perform these moves

  • Ball Juggle (while standing): L2 (hold) + R1 (tap) (PS4); LT (hold) + RB (tap) (Xbox)
  • Foot Fake (while standing):  L1 (hold) (PS4); LB (hold) (Xbox)
  • Cruyff Turn (PS4 and Xbox): Fake Shot + LS down

As a Two-Star

You’ll often see these moves being available to a large number of outfield players—especially out wide or in the middle of the field.

  • Body Feint Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS right (flick)
  • Body Feint Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS left (flick)
  • Stepover Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS to top, rotate top to right
  • Stepover Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS to top, rotate top to left
  • Reverse Stepover Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS to right, rotate to up
  • Reverse Stepover Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS to left, rotate to up
  • Ball Roll Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS right (hold)
  • Ball Roll Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS left (hold)
  • Drag Back (while standing) (PS4 and Xbox) : R1 + LS down (flick)
  • The Bridge: Hold R2 + Flick RS at opponent (PS4); Hold RT + Flick RS at opponent (Xbox)

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As a Three-Star

Most of these moves will be extremely useful when taking on defenders in close proximity. They usually come in handy when trying to make space for yourself.

  • Heel Flick (PS4 and Xbox): RS up, down (flick)
  • Flick Up (PS4 and Xbox): RS up, up, up (flick)
  • Roulette Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS to bottom, rotate RS 270° through left
  • Roulette Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS to bottom, rotate RS 270° through right
  • Fake Left and Go Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS to left, rotate bottom to right
  • Fake Right and Go Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS to right, rotate bottom to left

As a Four-Star

Your player will have access to spins and feints that can impressively throw off defenders and juke them one way or the other to get that final cross or shot in.

  • Ball Hop (while standing) (PS4 and Xbox): R3 (tap)
  • Heel to Heel Flick (PS4 and Xbox): RS up, down (flick)
  • Simple Rainbow (PS4 and Xbox): RS down, up, up (flick)
  • Advanced Rainbow (PS4 and Xbox): RS down (flick), up (hold), down (flick)
  • Feint Left and Exit Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS to left, rotate through bottom to right
  • Feint Right and Exit Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS to right, rotate through bottom to left
  • Spin Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS to bottom left (45°) x2
  • Spin Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS to bottom right (45°) x2
  • Stop and Turn Left (while running) (PS4 and Xbox): RS up (flick), left (flick)
  • Stop and Turn Right (while running) (PS4 and Xbox): RS up (flick), right (flick)
  • Ball Roll Cut Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS left (hold), LS left (hold)
  • Ball Roll Cut Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS right (hold), LS right (hold)

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As a Five-Star (Top Dog)

These skills are reserved for the elite. They are the most difficult and intricate moves to make—not only in the game but also on the real field. You’ll need to train these quite a lot to pull them off during a game.

  • Elastico (PS4 and Xbox): RS to right then rotate through bottom to left
  • Reverse Elastico (PS4 and Xbox): RS to left then rotate through bottom to right
  • Quick Ball Rolls (while standing) (PS4 and Xbox): RS down (hold)
  • Hocus Pocus (PS4 and Xbox): RS to bottom, rotate through bottom to left, then rotate from left through bottom to right
  • Triple elástico (PS4 and Xbox): RS to bottom, rotate through bottom to right, then rotate from right through bottom to left
  • Ball Roll & Flick Left (while running) (PS4 and Xbox): RS left (hold), up (flick)
  • Ball Roll & Flick Right (while running) (PS4 and Xbox): RS right (hold), up (flick)
  • Sombrero Flick (while standing) (PS4 and Xbox): RS up, up, down (flick)
  • Turn & Spin Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS up, left (flick)
  • Turn & Spin Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS up, right (flick)
  • Ball Roll Fake Left (while standing) (PS4 and Xbox): RS left (hold), right (flick)
  • Ball Roll Fake Right (while standing) (PS4 and Xbox): RS right (hold), left (flick)
  • Rabona Fake (while jogging): L2 + Square/O, X + LS down (PS4) LT + X/B, A + LS down (Xbox)
  • Elastico Chop Left (PS4 and Xbox): RS down, left (flick)
  • Elastico Chop Right (PS4 and Xbox): RS down, right (flick)
  • Okocha Sombrero Flick (running) (PS4 and Xbox): RS up (hold)
  • Forward Sombrero Flick (PS4 and Xbox): RS up (flick)
  • Laces Flick Up : L2 + R1 (hold) (PS4);  LT + RB (hold) (Xbox)
  • Sombrero Flick Backwards (PS4 and Xbox): Hold LS to bottom
  • Sombrero Flick Left (PS4 and Xbox): Hold LS to left
  • Sombrero Flick Right (PS4 and Xbox): Hold LS to right
  • Around the world (PS4 and Xbox): RS spin around (clockwise or anti-clockwise)
  • In Air Elastico (PS4 and Xbox): RS right, left (flick)
  • Reverse In Air Elastico: RS left, left (flick) (PS4);  RS left, right (flick) (Xbox)
  • Flick Up For Volley (PS4 and Xbox): Hold LS to up
  • Chest Flick (PS4 and Xbox): Hold LS to up, press L3 Tap R3 x3
  • Around the World (PS4 and Xbox): Rotate RS clockwise then RS up (flick)

Conclusion

Whether you are a one-star player or have had the honor of being granted all five stars, you definitely can master the moves in your level with the best FIFA 18 Skill Moves. We hope that this guide helps you pick out your new favorite moves to try out the next time you play.

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