20 Best FIFA 18 Skill Moves That You Must MasterFIFA is undoubtedly one of the most widely preferred games on the planet. Each year, EA brings out a new iteration of the game, and with each iteration come new tricks. While we’ve previously covered how to perform FIFA 18’s signature trick, El Tornado, a single trick is never gonna be enough. In the quest to become an advanced player, you need to have a few tricks up your sleeve. While there are plenty of tricks and skill moves that you can execute in FIFA, not all of them are that easy to master. Below, we’ve curated a list of 20 best FIFA 18 skill moves and tricks that you must master in order to improve your overall gameplay. So, without any further ado, let’s get started:

Note: The following tricks were executed on a copy of FIFA 18 on a PS4 Pro, but should work on previous iterations as well. Also, there is a minimum skill move rating requirement for each skill move. You can check a player’s skill move rating by simply accessing the player’s bio.

1. Fake Shot

Minimum Requirement: 1-Star Skill Move Rating

This is probably one of the most basic yet useful skill moves that you can execute. This allows your player to pretend as if he’s taking a shot but then pause the ball right where it is.

Fake Shot

2. Cryuff Turn

Minimum Requirement: 1-Star Skill Move Rating

A variation of the standard fake shot, it allows you to roll the ball backward, thus not only deceiving your opponent but also keeping the ball in motion.

Cryuff Turn

3. Body Feint

Minimum Requirement: 2-Star Skill Move Rating

Body Feint is like a fake shot only, except that faking a shot, the player fakes his own movement. It is one of the easiest moves to execute, yet one of the most useful.

Body Feint

4. Stepovers

Minimum Requirement: 2-Star Skill Move Rating

Stepovers are another skill move where you move your legs around the football in order to fake movement. Many players use this move whilst keeping the ball moving.

Stepovers

5. Heel Flick

Minimum Requirement: 3-Star Skill Move Rating

Heel flick is another skill move used to trick the opponent players. At first, it looks as if the player is pulling the ball back but almost immediately pushes it forward.

Heel Flick

6. Roulette

Minimum Requirement: 3-Star Skill Move Rating

One of my personal favorites, roulette is basically moving in a circle to keep the ball moving whilst beating your opponent player.

Roulette

7. Ball Hop

Minimum Requirement: 4-Star Skill Move Rating

Yes, it is quite a simple move, but still requires a high skill move rating. The move proves to be extremely useful in cases where you wish to shoot a volley but don’t have enough time to start juggling.

Ball Hop

8. Spin

Minimum Requirement: 4-Star Skill Move Rating

Just as the name suggests, this makes your player spin backwards and fake a drag, while actually shifting the ball to the side.

Spin

9. Stop & Turn

Minimum Requirement: 4-Star Skill Move Rating

Another skill move that’s easy to understand just by its name, the player stops the ball in motion and turns and spins the ball to the side. While it is easy to execute, it can be a deadly move if executed at the right moment.

Stop and Turn

10. Simple Rainbow

Minimum Requirement: 4-Star Skill Move Rating

If you’ve ever played football yourself, this is probably the fanciest move out there. A rainbow allows you to roll the ball on your feet and flick it upwards in the air.

Simple Rainbow

11. Ronaldo Chop

Minimum Requirement: 4-Star Skill Move Rating

The signature move of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Ronaldo Chop is a way of switching directions almost instantaneously while tricking the opponent.

Ronaldo Chop

12. Flip Flap

Minimum Requirement: 4-Star Skill Move Rating

Flip Flap is a simple version of the elastico move where you use a single leg to switch the movement of the ball very swiftly.

Flip Flap

13. Elastico

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

The name Elastico comes from the flashy movement of an elastic from being stretched to being suspended. The move aims to emulate the similar movement on a ball.

Elastico

14. Hocus Pocus

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

Hocus Pocus is a rather complicated move to visually understand, where the player basically executes a flip-flap, but pushes the ball from being his other free leg.

Hocus Pocus

15. Sombroro Flick

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

Sombroro flick is basically flicking the ball upwards and behind the player to switch position. The move can be extremely useful for switching the play and passing the ball backwards for an assisted volley.

Sombroro Flick

16. Mcgeady Spin

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

Mcgeady spin can be simply explained as a reverse roulette done with the help of a backheel move.

Mcgeady Spin

17. Bolasie Flick

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

Bolasie Flick is somewhat similar to the El Tornado, except that it is much more simpler. While El Tornado pushes the ball the side, in the Bolasie Flick, you push the ball backwards while flicking it up.

Bolasie Flick

18. Rabona Fake

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

The Rabona move is effectively kicking the ball with your legs crossed, with the kicking leg wrapped around the free leg. This move allows you to fake that shot.

Rabona Fake

19. Quick Ball Rolls

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

Effectively a quite simple move to execute, you can do quick ball rolls to keep the ball in possession whilst waiting for your teammates to push forward.

Quick Ball Rolls

20. Running Okocha Sombrero Flick

Minimum Requirement: 5-Star Skill Move Rating

While most flicks are stationary, the Running Okocha Sombrero Flick is a skill move that pushes the ball forward, lining up for the perfect volley, as shown above.

Running Okocha Sombrero Flick

SEE ALSO: How to Perform El Tornado Skill Move Easily in FIFA 18

Up Your Game With These FIFA 18 Skill Moves and Tricks

Football is definitely the world’s most preferred sport and FIFA is definitely the most fan-favorite game of that sport. While beginners can obviously play the game with simple passing and shooting, the first step to becoming an advanced FIFA gamer is to master a few tricks. The above list should suffice for your starting steps in the world of advanced FIFA. Let us know your favorite trick of the lot in the comments down below.

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