I was pretty excited to get this guy in my guaranteed TOTS Bundesliga pack alongside 95 Kimmich, after stressing over how i would link him with my POTM 2 Salah I finally got the chance to try him out. I dont even know where to start in all honesty. Werner is by far the single best player Ive used in any Fifa, i thought my 92 Salah and prime Overmars were broken but Timo makes them look like Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge. When looking at his card the first thing that may stand out to you is his pace, so I guess ill start with that.
Pace: 98. Dont need to say much else do I? To be fair this number doesnt fully capture just how fast this guy is. Even the typical FUT Champs opponent; generic BPL Team number 357, with their Walker's and Bailly's all kitted out with a shadow card are no match for Werner. If he gets even a couple yards of space to use his 99 acceleration and build up speed every player on the opponents team will be left in his wake.
Shooting: As we all know pace alone doesn't make a card good. Raheem Sterling's First IF is a perfect example of this. He will breeze past a defence before placing his shot high and wide. Does Werner have this problem? Short answer - no. Long answer - virtually every shot he takes goes in. This guy's finishing unreal he's so clinical. Even in games where the opponents Fahrmann has decided to turn into TOTY David De Gea I can always rely on Timo to find the top corner. He is best on his right but a 4* weak foot makes him more than capable on the left. All types of shot can are lethal when timed correctly, low drivens always sneak under the keeper, finesses always lodge into the top corner and power shots are unstoppable. I haven't really tried out his long shots yet but if their anything like his close range shooting then weekend league opponents should be worried.
Dribbling: Agility seems to be really important in FIFA this year. It is all to common for a defense to be torn to shreds by a Messi - like display of trickery. Timo's dribbling is very similar to any of Salah's 90+ rated cards. At high speeds he can turn sharply to break free from defenders which can be very useful on counter-attacks. His close-foot dribbling is also incredible, second only to the likes of TOTS Mahrez, prime Okocha and perhaps Messi himself. This close control allows Timo to fashion an angle for himself in the box, resulting in an unstoppable strike into the top corner.
Passing: Not something I prioritize when looking at strikers but it is still important none the less. In terms of quick one-two passes Timo is up there with the best. All too often Werner links up with Salah to re-enact scenes drawn straight from Pep Guardiola's Barcelona side. His long passing isnt quite at the levels of KDB or End of an Era Pirlo but that isn't too relevant with an out an out striker. His through balls are accurate enough to play in other quick attackers, hence why he has racked up a fair amount of assists for me.
Defending: Who Cares? He's a striker.
Physical: This is my one and only criticism with Timo. His physical stat is relatively high due to very high stamina and jumping. However his strength is a rather modest 73. This isn't exceptionally bad to the extent that it harms his effectiveness. His pace and agility should be more than adequate to get past any IF Azpi or Prime Ferdinand.
Overall: If you have the coins to buy this guy why are you still waiting. Do it, you wont regret it. .
First i've tried the 82 Werner when i started to play FUT. He was a game changer then, a real OP striker. With his high attacking rate he is always there where you need him. He is the only he is never missing from my team. This 95 rated card made him a real superbeast! Real pacey, he curves the ball like Ronaldinho :) so you must have WERNER! Try it out, give him a shhot, he worths the money, thats for sure.
- ball control
only strenght, but with a bit of dribbling, you can easily overpace the defenders!
Like others have said, Timo Werner is a broken card. Thought he was just hype but my god, he is extremely devastating. Think of how broken Bailly, Bakayoko and Jesus are in this game, they don't even come close. I am certain the EA devs didn't expect this card to be so overpowered maybe because they didn't have enough time to test.
Timo Werner became a must buy player for me since I needed to get my untradeable TOTS Lewandowski on full chem with his partner in crime TOTS Muller which is a devastating trio but will leave that discussion for another day. I play Timo in a 4-1-2-1-2(2) formation (Yeah, don't judge me, it's effective) where he slots in the right slot. I applied the Finisher chem style to boost his strength and max out his shooting stats.
Timo is the sidekick you need for your big striker. He is the Robin of FUT 18 to be honest. He is rapid, two footed, clinical, easy to use and broken. His finishing is way too consistent you'd think he's a prime icon. I am so confident whenever I send Timo through on goal because he can shoot far post, outside the box, finesse, power shot and nobody can catch up with him. This guy is the definition of German efficiency.
I've used other strikers like TOTS Papu Gomez for example who is another animal in his own right but he had this weird first touch which could be annoying when you are through on goal and one-on-one with the keeper. Timo on the other hand doesn't have this problem because of his high composure which makes the ball stick to his feet and allow him shoot almost immediately. The moment I realised how broken Timo was when I lazily shot the ball from 30 yards with his left foot and it went in the top left corner. I put down my controller and almost began to weep because I would nevr want to be on the other side of such horror.
If you are running a bundesliga/German/hybrid squad and getting TImo on would be no problem, please get him as you won't be disappointed. Forget 4* skills, this guy just needs to be fed passes and he will score from any reasonable range. He can also assist goals as well so don't be afraid to pass the ball with him.
- Pace: No defender will catch him
- Finishing: Long range/power shot/far post/low driven/finesse shot... he scores everything with ease
- Reaction: Once through on goal, no extra touch. Even while running, press the shoot button and he will react immediately.
- Dribbling: His agility and balance makes him difficult to contain. He weaves past defenders like Neo in the matrix.
- Positioning: Rarely offside and always ready to receive the ball.
- Tries to beat defensive line trait: Will always be on the shoulder of the last defender so always watch him as he's always gonna be ready to make that run.
- Physical: Tall enough, strong enough and is good in the air.
- Stamina: Never gets tired and will keep sprinting till extra time.
- Passing: Solid enough to bag assists.
- Cons? Maybe he should be banned from the game. He's broken.
I bought him for 100k and I thougth it was a good deal because his stats look amazing but in game it feels way diffrent. Well, he's definitely not a bad player his pace is great as well as dribbling but his shooting was disappointing for me. Yes, he can finish in most easy chances, but when it comes to something more difficult or a long shot his shots are very inaccurate and often weak. Maybe 80 longshots and 88 shot power is not really much for 95 rated card but I excpected more. I can't also feel this 99 finishing. For example I played with 93-rated FOF Villa who has also 99 finishing and it felt 100 times better. And what's about his other stats, his strenght is quite bad, stamina ok, passes also dissapointing, very inaccurate. Overall disappointing but maybe it's just for me...
Finishing in some easy chances
4* weak foot
More difficult shots in penalty box
timo werner is the best striker that i used for the bundesliga, we can compare it with reus 86 or robben 88 and also with and other beast that is batshuayi 87 and we in my opinion its better on many aspects that i will tell you on the next part so lets go
- sprint speed( he is just )
- finishing (one of the best that i could try this year)
- heading ( he won everything on air)
- passing (one of the best crossers too)
- strenght but he's so fast so it doesnt matter
long shots not the best but acceptable?