At some point in your FUT career it happens. You pack the most expensive card you ever will and it is all downhill from there. The issue is, you never quite know when that moment will come and therefore don’t celebrate it with the same vigour as you would had you known. In the case of Prime ICON Moments Emilio Butragueño I was pretty sure this was my moment and celebrated like any lottery winner would… on the inside… Yes, unfortunately I suffer from premature epackulation (the inability to save packs) and the second FUT Birthday players dropped into packs I was opening my rewards... at work… and therefore had to hide the explosion of emotions that were coursing through my veins, having to settle for a “HSASHASDGAFCB!!!” on Twitter instead. But, muted celebrations aside I couldn’t believe my stroke of luck and honestly my face probably looked a lot like the dynamic on the card itself as Butragueño graced my computer screen on the web app. Immediately I was on FUTBIN, checking chemistry styles, building a squad, and preparing for a weekend league under the guidance of The Vulture once more. With the application of the HAWK chemistry style, Butragueño took his position at striker in the 4-3-1-2 and terrorized keepers all weekend in the following squad:
I told myself before this review that I owe it to you guys to sell this card after it was completed no matter how well he performed. The influx of coins will allow me to do even better reviews of more expensive cards on both FUTBIN and YouTube (channel: MaeNine) and therefore it has to happen. It is a good thing I decided before, as after one match I was already trying to justify keeping him. I can’t deny that a few tears were shed when I woke up to the green checkmark, knowing that this lad would not be captaining the ship this weekend. People talk about players fighting for the badge in FUT and Butragueño went to war for the club this weekend. The key goals, brilliant link up play, surprising strength & headers won (yes, he does this too) were just a small list of what this legend brought to the table… and the fans of Dynamo Parkland will be signing his name long after he is gone. With a nickname like The Vulture it might suggest a player who feeds on scraps… but with Butragueño this weekend “he was the danger! He was the one who knocks!”
Main Attribute – Shooting
Pace Rating: 10/10
Weak Foot: *****
Traits: Finesse Shots
99. That is all you need to know when discussing the Shooting statistics with Butragueño… and I can tell you for free there is no exaggerating with these numbers. 99 POSITIONING, 99 FINISHING, 99 SHOT POWER, 99 LONG SHOTS & one blemish with 89 VOLLEYS. I do feel like the 36 goals in 20 matches speaks for itself… but I should note that in those same 20 matches Butragueño had 15 MVPs and it just speaks to the overall positive involvement that Butragueño had across 90 virtual minutes. Perhaps the biggest eye opener was just how lethal a card can be from distance in this game with the right mixture of statistics. In fact, I found myself having to remember in key matches that I don’t have to be on the 6 yard box to score with this card… just let it fly and plan out the celebration.
Main Attribute – Height
Height: 168 cm | 5’6
Dribbling Rating: 10/10
Pace Rating: 10/10
Physical Rating: 9/10
The 3 STAR SKILLS are going to be a factor that eliminates Butragueño from many FUT Managers plans, regardless of his many talents. However, as a player that has always relied on quick, responsive, agile movements to create space… I was literally in heaven with this card. Butragueño’s dribbling is a lot like his shooting in the all 90 medley of talents… 93 AGILITY & 92 BALANCE the most notable. The agility is key to keeping would be tacklers at arms length as Butragueño feels like he is floating on air when changing directions. Like Pac-Man from ghosts you simply change direction and the response is abrupt and instant. The 99 ACCELERATION takes over at this point and a dart of speed has Butragueño into space with time to lay off the ball or have a hit with his cannon-like shooting. Even better, once you have the space you can exploit it with the 99 SPRINT SPEED that certainly performs to expectations. But, if your opponent magically does get close enough, the 71 STRENGTH & 92 BALANCE still make this card a nightmare to dispossess (as the video demonstrates on a few goal occasions).
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
For 2.35 million coins you had better produce at an astronomic level… and Butragueño was on a different planet for the majority of this review. I have gone over almost all of the qualities balled up in this mini-magician, but there is even more. This card is a serious threat in the air… and the corner from my video is only a sneak peak. Butragueño also performed admirably when called upon as a target striker… holding up play, knocking down important headers, hounding defenders for the ball… if it happened this weekend and was positive, chances are Butragueño was playing a bigger part than you could imagine in my success.
Honestly, I think it will come down to the 3 STAR SKILLS that will leave many wanting more with this card. Truthfully, it might be the reason that this card is not in the 3 million coin range based on everything else that I experienced this weekend. In the end I won’t pretend that the passing with this card was perfect either. I don’t mean that the passes missed their targets and overall Butragueño did everything you could ask for when distributing the ball. However, we have all used those players that simply add a bit extra and immediately their passing is noticeably better than simply A to B targeting.. and Butragueño does not fit this category, despite not making any memorable mistakes throughout the review.
This was not a review that I had imagined as the FUT Birthday squad dropped into packs. Thiago and Vardy were my likely choices and then one Jumbo Player Pack changed everything. While I realize a card of this value is not obtainable in all cases, I will say that if you can squeeze together the funds this is an absolute wonder-card that leaves you wondering if he will ever miss. Definitely the most satisfying finisher I have used this FIFA… and perhaps any FIFA, it was uncanny how consistently Butragueño found ways to bulge the twine. Overall, I think this rating and review was inevitable.. but I didn’t think I would enjoy it this much. Now that Butragueño is gone I have to draw on Dr. Suess to move forward, “don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened.” I hope you are all safe and well, I appreciate you more than you know. Cheers for reading.
So, this is my first review so I decided to review a special player. So I grinded out swaps and I already had a prime butra from the prime pack. So all I needed was a different attacking icon for chemistry, and you'll never guess who I packed. So as gutted as I was, I thought well better make the most of it and all I will say is that I now know why this card is 2 million on xbox.
I've just got the basic on him since it gives the boosts in the stats that could be improved upon. His pace is electric on a counter or just speeding past players, with a basic it is 98, and it definitely feels like it (10/10). His shooting is immense, his finesse shots are crazy good, he can do a quick turn and fire one in from 30 yards and it just flies in top bins pretty much every time. His finishing is top tier which is what you'd expect from a 2mil player with 98 finishing. His work rates are definitely not an issue, he's always making aggressive attacking runs and is able to hold his run like no other (10/10). His passing is pretty good, as the phrase goes does what exactly it says in the tin and he does what a striker needs to do to make the shorts passes look easy and that's exactly what he does best (9/10). His dribbling is probably one of the best that I've used all year, probably a close contender is freeze verratti who I had the pleasure of using who was like a cheap neymar whose left stick was insane and somehow butra's dribbling is so nimble and so precise and definitely compensates for the lack of 4* skills because his left stick is so clean. (10/10). His physical is an interesting one because you wouldn't expect him to be able to hold off anyone with him being so small but he just has that "sticky" feeling about him where he will just retain possession of the ball once he's been tackled, its obviously not his strong suit but its surprisingly good (8/10)
I do love a good 4* skill so the obvious con would be the lack of 4* skills however like I said with his dribbling, just use the left stick and you'll be fine.
I'd say his price is definitely expensive and he's definitely an insane card and I did feel an upgrade from the prime however I'm not entirely sure it's a 1 million coin upgrade however the feeling of how good a player is is definitely player relative so you'd have to test that out for yourself in you're in the market for a butra.
So I'm a gold 2/1 Div 1 player. I've been playing 4-3-2-1 lately and loving it. I decided to pick up Moments Butra for 800k and play him as my striker with Hazard PTG and Dembele FB as inside forwards either side. 42 goals in 36 games - mostly in Div 1 against better players than me.
Now I should state that I do not do skills ( i think they are cheesy and dumb, they're barely used in real life so I try to play non-meta enjoyable passing football and to score nice goals ) so the 3* skill moves doesn't bother me at all. It will kill this card for a lot of people though. The 5* weakfoot however is the best I've encountered, he hits them on his left 100% as well as his right. I cannot tell you how many finesses this guy bangs in from 20-30 yards on both feet, it's freakin glorious. Best way to break down dropback rats, just ping it top bin from 25 yards.
He's quick and agile, his movement is really nice, comes short and gets in behind. Nice angled runs. He does lack strength and passing is only decent but not special - but none of this matters because his shooting and finesses are absolutely insane. He just buries everything.
Maybe he's just the perfect player for me but I can't get my head around why nobody else talks about this guy - he's absolutely unreal. I love him.
Where do I start I packed this beast out of the attackers icon pack and jeez he is unbelievable this guy is quite easily the best st I have ever used.
I use the hawk chem style I think this is the best one for him as it pretty much maxes out his shooting and pace and adds a bit to his physical. Lets start off with his pace 99 with the hawk but feels faster any defender in the game is left for dust even tots varane and the stupid moments gomes doesn't matter butra makes them look like bronzes he is great on the counter and in slow build up. His shooting is brilliant every shot is a goal doesn't matter if its 30 yards out or 2 yards out its a goal. Something that I have noticed is that he he probably got the best finesse shots in the game doesn't matter if its his left or right 35 yards out top bins every time perfectly placed and unreal shot power. When it comes to dribbling he is yet again unreal no one can tackle him his agility is also so good. His small build makes it almost impossible for any defender to tackle him. Surprisingly his physicality is really good he bodies a lot of people his strength and aggression feels way more than it actually is. His passing is also flawless and he make the pass every time. Anyone put off this card by his 3 star skills don't be I know everyone wasn't a 4 start or 5 star skiller but this is the on card in the game that doesn't need skills all you do is turn and then bang it in the corner hell get past anyone even without skills. Also for 5 foot 6 he scores a load of headers which is another brilliant thing about him.
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