I have never written a review before but after using this card purely in fut champions I feel like I have too. This year in fifa I have been blessed to use CR7, OTW Ben Yedder, Moments Lineker and Larsson, and Prime King Kenny but none of these players can be put in the same conversation as my boy Richie! I am usually a gold 2 and gold 1 player and for the first time ever I hit elite 3 purely because of him, he scored at least 2-3 goals each game in fut champs bodying CBs like VVD, Rio, David Luiz, he literally toyed with them game in game out like it was his little brother. At first when I bought him I thought he would be clunky because of his balance but WOW was I wrong, his balance is not a problem at all especially after putting an engine on him. He is also very fast, now obviously he doesn't feel like Kent but when he's side by side with ANY defender he will definitely pass him and will rarely get thrown off the ball. His passing is not a problem at all actually its very good and for his shooting I swear he scores everything I have always struggled with players scoring on a consistent basis but not for him I literally press O and its a goal. I was also surprised of how good of a dribbler he was and how he rarely loses the ball, Im quite a skiller myself and I was very happy with his dribbling! Btw this is all based off FUT champions
- Pace can outrun any defender
- Shooting just click O and its a goal, he literally scores everything
- Physicality even side by side with VVD, Rio, FB Ramos he will not get thrown off the ball he's a BEAST
- Passing almost perfect for a Striker
- Stamina is also amazing it lasts the whole game
- 1.7 million
In the last few days i read and watched reviews about TOTS Richarlison and i am now writing (for the first time ever) my review since i feel like that for once my opinion will make things a lot easier. The problem i have with other reviews is that they are either saying that my boy Richarlison is a fraud or they are stating he is the best player ever. Alright, let's get into this.
Since the release of his Shapeshifter card i thought he looked good but i was a bit scared by the price. One day i played with him in draft and well, i instantly loved the card and that made me buy him for my team. After loving the SS, the only thing i could have done was picking up this new TOTS Version.I played 28 games with him(all fut champions and i finished 20-8), he scored 33 and assisted 15. Played him at striker in a 4-2-3-1 and i slapped an engine to boost his lack of balance. Let's get into details:
He comes in at 92 acceleration and 97 sprint speed. Is he fast? Yes. But is he that fast? NO.
If you are the type of player that spams triangles all game then stay away from him. He can get past defenders but that's mainly because of his strength.
Prime R9 shooting. There really isn't much to say His shooting ability is phenomenal, he really has that 5 star weak foot and the 99 shot power feels like 100.
Despite the 80 long shots i scored 3/4 goals from outside of the box and one of them was totally off balance and with his left foot.
Don't really know what to say, it's really good but you are not buying him for his passing ability. This guy is a finisher.
This is probably the part that scares you the most and i get that. He's tall and tall players don't fit the meta at 100%. Even with engine (every dribbling stats above 90!!) he doesn't feel nowhere near Ben Yedder/Neymar/Saint Maximin/Eusebio. You can probably compare him to Son.
We don't care about this BUT his aggression is gonna provide you 1/2 goals per weekend league.
Great. This guy feels big and his strength "makes up" for the pace. He doesn't outrun defenders but he gets past them thanks to his Physical. Stamina wise he is insane (he can last 120 minutes).
Instructions: Get in behind, Stay forward.
Is he worth the price? Yes (payed 1.64kk) but i have to say that he is not the best value for money.
Should you try him out? Depends (if you are looking for a pure finisher go for it otherwise look for someone else).
ST or CAM? imo ST, I'd rather have someone more agile at CAM.
Pair him up with a small fast player (Yedder, Neymar...)
Any better option? He is better than OTW/POTM Ben Yedder and FB Lacazette but i don' think he is worth 1 million more. He is worth 4/500k more than his Shapeshifter.
And that's it guys, hope you all find this useful.
Great attack positioning
He is the ultimate finisher
Dribbling is just good, nothing more than that.
First of I got him in my Prem Guaranteed Tots pack (which was surprising because i always get Kainz's and Gaitans's from guaranteed packs, when i saw Brazilian i thought no not again not Alison but when ST showed i was so glad. I was trying him out in prem icon swaps. I kept on basic to see what needed improved and i was quite annoyed he felt a bit clunky with his 80 or so balance and he's tall so he doesn't feel agile (btw i was also trying out a moments klose that i packed that day who's awful and can't shoot to save his life.). So i sold klose and played Richy with 2nd Potm Werner my current striker. And i put an engine on Richy. I couldn't believe the difference he felt really agile but not ben yedder or kent agile. If your through on goal with him just press b or O it will go in no matter what. His passing is so good for a striker. His 5 star wf is insane with his shot, and 4star skills still means he can do a fair amount of skills. he lasts the 120 minutes if you need him to go that long with 91 stam. His physicality means he can outstrengthen most cb's. Med/High work rates are good but put stay forward on him because he usually finds himself in a false 9 position when defending. He has great link being Brazilian and from the prem. I've used prime moments RR9 in 2 drafts and Richarlison is just as good if not better. In my 10 games i've played with him I've scored 24 goals and got 18 assists. P.S must use at striker to use full finishing ability
5 star weak foot
Stam and Physicality top notch.
Lethal celebration (the bird walk thing) it gets more rage quits than the shhh.
Balance a bit low.
If had 5star skills would be nice but 4star is fine.
Longshots is a bit low had 60% conversian rate from outside the box.
Is quite expensive.
92 accelaeration and 97 sprint speed would be nicer if they swapped but is still maxed out pace with engine or hawk.
So, as I decided to swap my TOTY De Bruyne (absolute club legend of mine) who's been playing as a CAM only to replace him with the even better TOTSSF De Bruyne for the CDM position, I had to find an alternative for the CAM position fitting into my squad. I chose Richarlison for about 1,6m coins he's got that 5* weak foot and at least 4* skill moves. I prefer the 5* skills for OP skills such as the running scoop turn but I guess you can't have it all.
Why would I get him for the CAM instead for the striker position? Well, I already got FUT birthday Mbappe in my squad and there's no way I will ever sell him. (Okay, maybe when I get Prime Icon Ronaldo in a 1-player pack or something.)
Before we go into detail I can already tell you he's got the job done just fine and helped me get my 3rd elite 3 rank in FUT champions last weekend. He scored plenty of goals and also got himself some assists. So I got no real reason to criticize him but maybe you might be interested in my opinion. Perhaps it can even help you planning the next transfers for your squad.
I chose to add a an engine chemistry style on him to boost his pace, his agility and also his (long) passing so he would be able to make the decisive turns in the box and also play the deadly through balls onto Mbappe and my fast wingers.
By the way: My formation is - who woulda guessed it? - the 4-2-3-1 narrow formation.
Let's get going!
Well, you probably already saw he's got very nice speed stats on his card. With the engine chemstyle his acceleration and pace are nearly or in fact maxed which you will notice as soon as you press that sprint button and get into running. When he is on his way towards the goal he is barely stopped and thanks to his 88 strength he will be able to protect the ball with the shielding ability even against those tank defenders such as VVD, Ramos, David Luiz etc.
However, I also noticed a huge difference to FUTbday Mbappe who's got only 2 acceleration points more than Richarlison (on paper!). Those two are just a different level even though this does not make Richarlison slow by any means and he will still outpace 95% of his opponents.
I doubt I need to say a lot about his shooting. His strikes are absolut rockets which make me wonder how the goal net manages to hold. If you are able to get just a 80% right angle towards the goal you will be able to score. I prefer power shots in most situation but make no mistake: You will also hit those finesse shots even though he lacks the finesse shot trait.
There is one big thing you need to be aware of: Make sure you release the shooting button in time. If you overload he will hit the post or the crossbar a lot which might intimidate your opponent and especially his goalkeeper but could cost you the 120th minute extra time winner.
What I liked as well as his positioning as I often invade the opponents box with my wingers, aim towards the goal line and try to pass it back to the penalty spot - if necessary using the double tap pass and volley afterwards. Scored many importants goals with this shit, not proud of it but what can you do...
Although his passing is already great and possibly enough for an above overage CAM the engine chemstyle might add the points that make the difference between the through or low driven pass that gets intercepted by the defender and the one that becomes an assist for the goal. Plus, there are certain moments when you even wanna use that long chip pass behind the defender (particularily when you are desperate to score against a much better opponent in FUT champions but at least have a joke like Mbappe as a striker), and that is hardly possible with only 74 long passing.
To be fair, he did just fine in 85% of the situations. But of course he is no De Bruyne who seems to be utterly unable to produce a miss pass. Then again, I never expected him to be so I couldn't blame him to fail ocasionally.
Again, the engine chemstyle will do wonders and make a decent dribbler morph into a real artist. Especially the key stats as agility and balance will be boosted to a top level, in fact all the stats are over 90. That's why I assumed he would feel like some kind of Mbappe or R9 - and I was wrong as can be.
Somewhere deep inside you can still feel his normal card in him. Those little cheeky turns you can do with the likes of Butra, Ben Yedder or - I gladly repeat myself - Mbappe? Richarlison will not do them, period. His general movement (also the scoop turns) and his shooting also takes longer than with those players mentioned above. You definitely need to take this into consideration. This is probably the reason why he costs around 1,5m coins and not 3m+ coins and you might be able to afford him.
Probably this all sounds really bad so I have a big plus. If you find just the right angle for the fake shot or the running fake shot during full sprint your opponent can already prepare to fetch the ball out of the net (or he gets a corner because Richarlison just hammered the ball on the crossbar from where it resulted into a corner in your own box).
He stats don't lie. He's got all a player needs to be an excellent central striker and that is most likely what 80% of the FIFA players will have him play as. Nothing wrong with that. Nevertheless, having a physically strong CAM absolutely makes sense, having been making this experience with De Bruyne for many months. And yes, he will be a nightmare for most defenders, bodying them off with ease and putting that aggressiveness into 1-on-1 battles.
I mentioned the fake shots above. Even when you wouldn't find the right angle, his strength will help him glitch through defenders ocasionally which is quite unfair but probably not your concern when he scores another banger.
With TOTSSF Richarlison you will get a easily linkable non-meta (or let's say: only half-meta) player for your squad that provides you with a great value for money. He is a player who can make the difference when you struggle without any doubt but I can imagine he would rely on teammates just as good or better than him. Never tried him with a low budget team so can't say for sure. He's really fun to play unless you have bad eyes and you will never see one of your shots actually fly towards the goal (good thing there is a goal celebration so you will realize what you just did to your opponent).
But to be honest: He has his minimum flaws with agility/balance and will definitely replaced by TOTSF Ben Yedder as soon he will see light of the day. If I can afford Obi Wan Ben Yedder, this is, of course. With the engine you can play him as a CAM for sure but please don't forget to add the engine chemstyle on him if you don't want him to turn and move like a rhino. His passing is solid, his shots even without finesse and outside foot traits make Brazil a nuclear power and
- shots from two cannons
- does not know the concept of 'left foot' and 'right foot'
- decent passing
- very aggressive and annoying for your opponent
- will not get out of stamina anytime soon
- can probably play all the attacking positions but might excel as a striker or CAM
- not as agile as the meta strikers/CAMs
- hit the post quite often (could be my fault cuz I overpowered it though)
From the launch of the Prem TOTS, he was target #1 - Brazillian Links - 4*SM 5*WF and a mix of Pace, Dribbling and shooting, I had to have him in the club. I run a first owner club, which made the goal challenging but was hoping for a little pack luck.
I’m typically a consistent Silver 1 player (with the occasional Gold 3 when I don't get DC losses). I'd grinded to Gold 3 the week before for the extra player pick only to get foiled by that other Prem Brazillian dud in my champs rewards. I was starting to lose hope until I finally nabbed him in the last 4 Rare Prem Upgrade I was going to do before the SBC closed (wish I could clip it, but did it on mobile). The hype was real.
I started off playing my first 7-8 matches with a Marksman on him and him alternating between a CAM in a 4-2-3-1 behind Lewandowski and as a right ST in a 4-4-2, but after a rough start to the WL (I was 2-6 at the time), I hit him with an Engine and switched him with Lewandowski to play striker and the magic started to happen. He carried the team on to finish Gold 2 for the first time.
Even if he was tradable, I'd still keep him for my end game squad. He fits the meta with strong dribbling, 5* weak foot and good shooting. He quickly took over as the guy I'd want on the ball late in a tight game and the guy to really give me the confidence to bite down and try for a comeback even if I was down a few goals. He's dangerous anywhere in the opponents half when he has the ball. He's a fun player to use and really made me excited play the Sweat Fest that is TOTSSF Weekend League.
He has deceptive pace - he’s not a pace abuser’s wet dream like Adama or Ben Yedder to just run through a team, but he is rapid. He has the pace to pull away from even pacey defenders. What's deceptive is that he really slowed the game down around him. If you lay off the sprint, he would control the ball and then explode into space in the box (lots of little 1-2s with Kaka, Lewa and Mbappe).
He’s really good on the micro-turns and holding the ball in and around the box. He felt nimble in spite of the expectation with his balance that he would be clunky. He was hard to move off the ball since he shields well and turns really well when in close contact to the ball and felt smooth in and out of skill moves.
He scored me some bangers! His shot power is next level and in spite on only having 80 long shots, belted a few from the top of the box. Where he excelled was from controlling the ball and shooting inside the box. The 5*WF meant he was deadly with both feet and he felt amazing shielding the ball against a defender and then opening up to either side and rocketing a shot top bins. I hit a lot of posts with him early on, but given the results in those matches, my gut tells me those are on me for rushing shots form poor angles.
He’s strong for his body type and his stamina lasted me through a few sweaty extra time/pens matches down the homestretch to gold.
The only time I felt any issues with him on the ball was while sprinting where he could get bumped off the ball at high speeds.
I sometimes seemed lose him in the crowd when he is off the ball (his avg body type, blue boots etc.), but he'd still pop up when you need him in the final 3rd.
I'm not a fan of his stupid default pigeon celebration that's default if I wasn't quick enough on the L1+R1 (better than Pogba's, but only just)
this man is an absolute machine and I mean that literally. u take a shot with this man inside the box and it feels like I have sliders on by how powerful the shot is and how it goes it 9/10 times. although this mans long shots are not ideal with only 80 long shots I would recommend only shooting inside the box. I got him in my prem tots pack and I literally came myself as I thought I was about to pack another Alisson (who is absolute dog) this btec r9 links up with tots traore better than cisse and ba it is such filth and I accept im not going to heaven for using these 2 players up top. his dribbling in average but I am awful and dribbling so if someone who deserves this player he will stick it in the back end of ur opponent with ease. this man makes vvd and Ramos look like azpi when he got bodied by lukaku into the poor camera man. if u are blessed enough top have this card ea gods love you. this sexy god also has decent headers considering how awful headers are this year. if u play this man any position besides striker ur dumb
not having r9 trim
Right... I've read the other reviews about him and all I'm gonna say that the things that they said about his agility and balance is nonsense. He feels really creamy and fluid when moving wid da ball, when drag backing, when scoop turning, literally everything. He has a 5* wf, has 4* skills, flair trait, insane shooting, really good pace (wid engine), nice passing (like it really matters for a ST, but it is still good so...), insane physicals and real nice dribbling. I know the main problem most people would be saying is his price but if you're talking about high end, end game ST, he goes in to the top 10 easily. And the other players in that top 10 are double, triple his price. So saying that he's expensive is true but then if you compare him to the other world class ST's in the game and compare their price, you would probably change your mind. And not to forget the fact that I got him in my RED PICKS :)!!!!
Played a 4-2-3-1 (2) in game and 4-3-3 on the face.
He has a 5* wf, has 4* skills, flair trait, insane shooting, really good pace (wid engine), nice passing (like it really matters for a ST, but it is still good so...), insane physicals and real nice dribbling.
none really. i could agree to a very small extent that he can feel that slight bit of clunky when it's the 90th minute an you need your player to do a real sharp turn but other than dat, he's gucci.
So I think everyone of you who was the Coins should try him out. He's one of the Players that can shot anywhere ... He scores He scores and imagine HE SCORES.
Defenitly give him a engine... the 80 longshot stat doesn't matter ...
- Every Shot is on target!
- Very Good Dribbling
- Made me score more Goals then normally
- only 97 Pace
- Nothing else
OMG!!! Richarlison is and incredible card. Pace incredible, surprisingly agile and a fantastic finisher. The man will score anything left or right foot. He breezes past defenders and scores like there is no keeper. He's so strong so holds off defenders like VVD, Ferdinand, Player moments Ramos and Militao. You could play him anywhere in the front 4 it does not matter. His 5 star weak foot makes him even better. He has great composure as well so scores every one on one. I was lucky enough to get him out of my Premier league TOTSSF pack but I still believe he is worth the 700K
Passing (good enough for a striker)