FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables Guide

FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables Guide

 
 

Knowing the rules of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team in its fullness is a halfway walk to success. Many people think that they know everything but small details, as consumables questions, can make a huge difference. In this article, we explain what FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables are and how to use them in this game mode.

Learn everything about FUT 13 Consumables in this complete guide.

 

Short cut

  • Introduction
  • Player Training Cards
  • Goalkeeper Training Cards
  • Manager Training Cards
  • Position Training Cards
  • Formation Training Cards
  • Contract Cards
  • Team Talks Cards
  • Fitness Cards
  • Healing Cards
  • FAQ

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    Introduction to FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables are all the game items that applied to players, managers or even the whole team, improve certain features of these.

    These cards are available in packs and in the market and can be applied from the menu “Team”.

    You can not have simultaneously more than 50 items of this type (not counting the trade pile), except if you buy the EASFC Catalogue item that increases the size of the consumables pile up to 75.

    You can use any of the three levels of these cards (gold, silver or bronze) independently of players’ or coach’s level. For example: you can apply a bronze contract card to a gold player.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables

    Training and Development cards may be purchased in packs or in auctions


     

    There are nine different types of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables cards split into two groups:

     

    • Training Items

    Player

    Goalkeeper

    Manager

    Position

    Training

     

    • Development Items

    Contract

    Team Talks

    Fitness

    Healing

     

    The effect of any of these cards can be increased depending on the staff that you have stored in your club. Learn more about it HERE.

    Check out, one by one, the training and development cards.

     
     
     
     

    Player Training Cards

     
     

    How the player training cards work

     

    Basically, this card corresponds to minister one specific technical training to the player. Depending of the card type, we can increase one or all six player’s technical attributes.

    Each player training card can only be applied to one football player. Its effect is reflected in the following match, expiring after that. If you apply a training card to a player that stays on the reserves or on the bench, he will continue to benefit from the training effect until he plays.

    The players cards in whom a training card was applied are distinguished from the others by having a coloured rectangle (not red) in the rating area and by having an arrow near the attribute that have been improved.

    A player can have more than one attribute simultaneously improved. In order to make it possible, you should apply the all attributes training card or more that one of the remaining cards. But it is not possible to boost the same attribute more than once.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a gold rare training card that increases all attributes by +10. In dribbling, the improvement was only +8 since no attribute may be greater than 99.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Training Cards

    Example of a player training card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Player Training Cards

     

    There are 21 different player training cards corresponding to seven of each one of the three levels.

    Its effects are shown in the following table:

     
     

    PLAYER TRAINING CARDS
    GOLD SILVER BRONZE
    NON RARE
    PACE +15 +10 +5
    SHOOTING +15 +10 +5
    PASSING +15 +10 +5
    DRIBBLING +15 +10 +5
    DEFENSE +15 +10 +5
    HEADING +15 +10 +5
    RARE
    ALL +10 +6 +3


     
     

    Is it worth buying Player Training Cards ?

     

    In our opinion, no.

    It is very common to find beginners buying these cards thinking that its effect is permanent. It is not. It only last for one match. It is too expensive for a single match.

    This type of card is essentially useful for the most important matches and when there are high prizes involved. As if it were an investment.

    If you have head coaches in your club, you can get a bonus up to 50% when you apply a training card.

     
     
     
     

    Goalkeeper Training Cards

     
     

    How the goalkeeper training cards work

     

    Basically, this card corresponds to minister one specific technical training to the goalkeeper. Depending of the card type, we can increase one or all six gk’s technical attributes.

    Each goalkeeper training card can only be applied to one football player. Its effect is reflected in the following match, expiring after that. If you apply a training card to a goalkeeper that stays on the reserves or on the bench, he will continue to benefit from the training effect until he plays.

    The players cards in whom a training card was applied are distinguished from the others by having a coloured rectangle (not red) in the rating area and by having an arrow near the attribute that have been improved.

    A goalkeeper can have more than one attribute simultaneously improved. In order to make it possible, you should apply the all attributes training card or more that one of the remaining cards. But he can not improve one attribute at once with the application of more than one training card.

    The goalkeeper training cards are very similar to the player training cards, but only applicable to goalkeepers, so the rules are the same. The only reason to exist a different type of card is because the technical attributes of goalkeepers are different from the technical attributes of other players.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a silver rare training card that increases all attributes by +6. In diving and reflexes, the improvement was lower than +6 since no attribute may be greater than 99.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Training Cards

    Example of a goalkeeper training card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Goalkeeper Training Cards

     

    There are 21 different goalkeeper training cards corresponding to seven of each one of the three levels.

    Its effects are shown in the following table:

     

    GOALKEEPERS’ TRAINING CARDS
    GOLD SILVER BRONZE
    NON RARE
    DIVING +15 +10 +5
    HANDLING +15 +10 +5
    KICKING +15 +10 +5
    REFLEXES +15 +10 +5
    ACCELERATION +15 +10 +5
    POSITIONING +15 +10 +5
    RARE
    ALL +10 +6 +3


     
     

    Is it worth buying Goalkeepers’ Training Cards ?

     

    In our opinion, no.

    It is very common to find beginners buying these cards thinking that its effect is permanent. It is not. It only last for one match. It is too expensive for a single match.

    This type of card is essentially useful for the most important matches and when there are high prizes involved. As if it were an investment.

    If you have goalkeepers coaches in your club, you can get a bonus up to 50% when you apply a training goalkeeper card.

     
     
     
     

    Manager Training Cards

     
     

    How the manager training cards work

     

    The manager training cards allow you to change the preferred formation of the manager to the one that is written on the training card. For each card that you spend, you can change formation once. You can change the manager formation as many times as you want.

    It can be applied to any manager that you have on your club. The great interest of these cards is to match the team’s formation with the manager’s formation. This will give you a very substantial increase in the team’s chemistry. You can learn more about it here.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a manager training card to Del Bosque. His preferred formation is no longer the 4-3-3. Now it is the 4-1-2-1-2.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Training Cards

    Example of a manager training card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Manager Training Cards

     

    There are 16 different manager training cards. All of them are gold rare. Each one corresponds to one of the 16 FUT 13 formations.

    All the manager training cards are shown in the following table:

     

    MANAGERS’ TRAINING CARDS
    3412 41212 5212
    3421 4231 5221
    343 4222 532
    352 4312
    4321
    433
    4411
    442
    451


     
     

    Is it worth buying Managers’ Training Cards ?

     

    In our opinion, yes.

    A manager can contribute up to 21 points for the team chemistry. The most important factor to this is matching manager and team formation.

    It makes sense to apply a manager training card to our main manager when we have set our formation. To apply one of these cards to other managers is completely useless.

     
     
     
     

    Position Training Cards

     
     

    How the position training cards work

     

    The position training cards allow you to change the preferred position of a player to the one that is written on the training card. For each card that you spend, you can change position once. You can change the player position as many times as you want.

    One of the most important factors in the chemistry is if players are playing in their preferred positions. Although they could play at any position, the team’s chemistry and the individual chemistry are strengthened if they are placed in the position written on their cards or, at least, in similar position. You can learn more about this subject here.

    As it is not always possible to make these positions match, there are training cards that help you to solve this problem. These cards are equivalent to trainings to adapt players to a new position in the field. By applying one of these cards to a player, we are changing the preferred position written on his card.

    However, it is necessary to have in mind that the position training cards contain informations about the old and the new positions. If a player’s favorite position doesn’t match with the old position written on the training card, we can not apply that card to him. In practice, this means, for example, that we will never be able to become a central back in a striker.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied two position training cards to Arjen Robben. His preferred position is no longer the RF. Now it is the RM.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Training Cards

    Example of a position training card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Position Training Cards

     

    There are 20 position training cards. All of them are gold rare.

    Here are the sequences that you can make to change the preferred position of a player:

    • RB-RWB; RWB-RB;
    • LB-LWB: LWB-LB;
    • RM-RW-RF; RF-RW-RM;
    • LM-LW-LF; LF-LW-LM;
    • CDM-CM-CAM-CF-ST; ST-CF-CAM-CM-CDM.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Positions

    Preferred players positions that can be changed with training cards


     

    All the manager training cards are shown in the following table:

     

    POSITION TRAINING CARDS
    RB-RWB RWB-RB LB-LWB LWB-LB
    RM-RW RW-RM LM-LW LW-LM
    RW-RF RF-RW LW-LF LF-LW
    CDM-CM CM-CDM CM-CAM CAM-CM
    CAM-CF CF-CAM CF-ST ST-CF


     
     

    Is it worth buying Position Training Cards ?

     

    In our opinion, yes.

    When a player is assigned to play in a strange position for himself, the chemistry is strongly affected. Independently of his connections with team mates, he will never have more than individual chemistry 5. Which is very bad. Moreover, it will also affect team chemistry.

    If you bought or received a player with a different position from the one that he will play, apply him a position training card in order to, at least, adapt him to a similar position (see the table of similar positions).

    In other hand, if your players already have individual chemistry 9, you should not waste coins with position training cards.

     
     
     
     

    Formation Training Cards

     
     

    How the formation training cards work

     

    The formation training cards allow you to change the preferred formation of a player to the one that is written on the training card. For each card that you spend, you can change formation once. You can change the player formation as many times as you want.

    One of the most important factors in the chemistry is if the players are playing in their preferred formation. It is not so important as their position, but it is still very important. Although they could play with any formation, the team’s chemistry and the individual chemistry are strengthened if the team’s formation is the same that is written on their cards or, at least, similar to it. You can learn more about this subject here.

    As it is not always possible to make these formations match, there are training cards that help you to solve this problem. These cards are equivalent to trainings to adapt players to a new formation. As it happens with manager raining cards, by applying one of these cards to a player, we are changing the preferred formation written on his card.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a formation training card to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. His preferred formation is no longer the 4-4-2. Now it is the 4-1-2-1-2.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Training Cards

    Example of a formation training card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Formation Training Cards

     

    There are 16 formation training cards, as many as exist on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team. All of them are gold.

    All the manager training cards are shown in the following table:

     

    FORMATION TRAINING CARDS
    NON-RARE RARE
    3412 41212
    3421 4222
    343 433
    352 4411
    4231 442
    4312
    4321
    451
    5212
    5221
    532


     
     

    Is it worth buying Formation Training Cards ?

     

    In our opinion, yes.

    When a player is assigned to play in a strange formation for himself, the chemistry is strongly affected. Independently of his connections with team mates, it will be very difficult to get more than 6 on individual chemistry. Which is very bad. Moreover, it will also affect team chemistry.

    If you bought or received a player with a different formation from the one that he will play, apply him a formation training card in order to, at least, adapt him to a similar formation (see the table of similar formations).

    In other hand, if your players already have individual chemistry 9, you should not waste coins with formation training cards.

     
     
     
     

    Contract Cards

     
     

    How the contact cards work

     

    A contract card allows a player or a manager to perform a certain number of matches.

    When the number of matches written in the player or manager card reaches the zero, they will remain on your squad but can only contribute to your team when you apply to them one of these cards. The players or managers cards that get out of contracts, are distinguished from the others by having a red rectangle with a sign in the rating area.

    The number of matches that a contract card have written can not be higher than 99.

    Strategically it is a card with great importance, because it is the only consumable required in order to be able to play matches.

    It is advantageous to apply a contract card of the same level of the player card. However, it doesn’t need to be like that. For example: you can apply a bronze contract card to a gold player.

    The players contract cards can only be used on players and the managers contract cards can only be used on managers.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a contract card to Ramadel Falcão. As he is a gold player, the card give him the chance to play more 28 matches. If he was a bronze or a silver player, the card would give him only 24 matches. If his club has stored rare managers, he would benefit a extra bonus.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Development Cards

    Example of a contract card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Contract Cards

     

    There are 6 contract cards in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, two for each of the three levels.

    All the contract cards are shown in the following table, as well the number of matches that each one gives:

     

    PLAYERS AND MANAGERS CONTRACT CARDS
    NUMBER OF MATCHES
    BRONZE PRATA OURO
    GOLD RARE 24 24 28
    GOLD NON-RARE 11 11 13
    SILVER RARE 18 24 18
    SILVER NON-RARE 8 10 8
    BRONZE RARE 12 6 3
    BRONZE NON-RARE 5 2 1


     
     

    Is it worth buying Contract Cards ?

     

    You have no choice. You must to buy it.

    The contracts are the only consumables cards that you must to buy. As nothing replaces them, if you want to play matches you must purchase contracts.

    The big trick to not spend a lot of coins in contracts is to store rare managers in your club that give you a bonus of 50%. Furthermore always study the relation price vs number of matches. Sometimes a silver contract card may be the cheapest option for your gold player.

    Once the contract cards are not cheap, you should take some cares following these tips: by the same price, always choose the players or managers cards that give you more matches; do not apply contract cards with many matches to players or managers who you do not know if will be in your club much more time; do not waste contract cards if it exceed the 99 matches; and finally, but not least, only make substitutions that are strictly necessary.

     
     
     
     

    Team Talk Cards (Morale)

     
     

    How the team talk cards work

     

    The results determine the morale of the players. When the victories do not appear, the players demoralize and their performances are affected. Since it playing badly brings more losses, the tendency is for the mental state to degrade and it will be very difficult to reverse this trend.

    In these situations, but not only, it is very useful the injection of morale by motivational speaking. They can be given individually or for the entire group by specific team talks cards.

    On the team menu, the morale is rated as low, neutral, high or very high. But the morale of a players ranges between 0 and 99. You can view the exact value that measures the morale of a player, going to his Bio or to “Apply Item” Menu.

    The team talk cards can be applied to any player, as many times you wish. When you apply a team talk card to a squad, the morale of all the players is improved, including the players of the bench or the reserves.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a team talk card to Karim Benzema. He has become in the best state of mind possible.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Development Cards

    Example of a team talk card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Team Talk Cards

     

    There are 6 team talk cards in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, two for each of the three levels.

    All the team talk cards are shown in the following table, as well the number of morale points that each one gives:

     

    TEAM TALK CARDS
    MORALE INCREASE
    BRONZE SILVER GOLD
    PLAYER 20 40 70
    SQUAD 10 25 30


     
     

    Is it worth buying Team talk Cards ?

     

    No. Only in exceptional cases.

    In our opinion, spending coins in team talk cards is a huge waste.

    To keep the morale status of your players high or very high, you just need to win some matches once in a while. If you play at home in a good stadium, you will receive a extra help.

    When it is not enough, you may need to buy and to apply team talk cards. In that case, and since you want to increase the morale of at least two players, the team talk squad cards are the best option. Pay attention that, in general, it is a waste to buy team talk gold cards to a player. It is very uncommon to find a player that needs a improvement of 70 morale points, so you should analyse very well your needs before buying morale cards.

    If you have managers in your club, you can get a bonus up to 50% when you apply a team talk card.

     
     
     
     

    Fitness Cards

     
     

    How the fitness cards work

     

    When the physical condition of one or more players is low, but they are not injured, it is possible to recover them thanks to the fitness card.

    This card adds the number of points indicated on the item to the physical condition that is written on the player card. However, even if the sum of the two values ​​is higher than 99, the physical condition is always limited by this value.

    The fitness cards can be applied to any player, as many times you wish. When you apply a fitness card to a squad, the physical condition of all the players is improved, including the players of the bench or the reserves.

     
     

    Example

     

    In the example of the image below, we applied a fitness card to Joe Hart. He has become in the best physical condition possible.

     

    FIFA 13 Ultimate Team - Consumables - Development Cards

    Example of a fitness card application on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team


     
     

    Fitness Cards

     

    There are 6 fitness cards in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, two for each of the three levels.

    All the fitness cards are shown in the following table, as well the number of fitness points that each one gives:

     

    FITNESS CARDS
    FITNESS POINTS IMPROVEMENT
    BRONZE SILVER GOLD
    PLAYER 20 40 60
    SQUAD 10 20 30


     
     

    Is it worth buying Fitness Cards ?

     

    No. Only in exceptional cases.

    In our opinion, spending coins in fitness cards is a huge waste.

    We do not recommend to use players with less than 80 fitness points. The ideal is to replace them by others when their fitness is less than 90. It is therefore important to have a squad good enough to allow a rotation without much loss of quality.

    When it is not enough, you may need to buy and to apply fitness cards. In that case, and since you want to increase the physical condition of at least two players, the fitness squad cards are the best option. Pay attention that, in general, it is a waste to buy fitness gold cards to a player. It is very uncommon to find a player that needs a improvement of 60 fitness points, so you should analyse very well your needs before buying these development cards.

    If you have fitness coaches in your club, you can get a bonus up to 50% when you apply a fitness card.

     
     
     
     

    Healing Cards

     
     

    How the healing cards work

     

    Any player who participates in a match can suffer an injury.

    When this happens, the number of matches in which he will be missing appears written on his player card. The only solution to not have to be deprived of that player during that period is to apply him a healing card.

    This type of card is divided into two groups: one for healing a specific injury and other to healing all the injuries. The first reduces downtime on the number of matches written on the card as the injury is in the foot, leg, knee, arm, head or back. The second has the same effect, but heals all the injuries that players suffer.

    If the difference between the number written on the healing card and the number of downtime matches written on player card is equal or higher than zero, the player may play immediately.

    The injured players, are distinguished from the others by the red rectangle with a sign in the rating area of their cards.

    The fitness cards can be applied to any player, as many times you wish.

     
     

    Healing Cards

     

    There are 21 healings cards in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, seven for each of the three levels.

    All the healing cards are shown in the following table:

     

    HEALING CARDS
    BRONZE SILVER GOLD
    NON RARE
    FOOT +1 +2 +5
    LEG +1 +2 +5
    KNEE +1 +2 +5
    ARM +1 +2 +5
    HEAD +1 +2 +5
    BACK +1 +2 +5
    RARE
    ALL +1 +2 +4


     
     

    Is it worth buying Healing Cards ?

     

    No. Only in exceptional cases.

    In our opinion, spending coins in healing cards is a huge waste.

    The first caution that you should take is to do everything possible to avoid that your players get injured. Do not use players with low fitness, because they have a greater propensity to injuries, and avoid direct confrontation against aggressive opponents.

    Whenever you have an injured player, put him in the reserves until he is recovered and replace him with another player. It is therefore important to have a squad good enough to allow a rotation without much loss of quality.

    When it is not possible, you may need to buy and to apply healing cards.

    If you have physios in your club, you can get a bonus up to 50% when you apply a healing card.

     
     
     
     

    Frequently Asked Questions about FUT 13 Consumables – FAQ

     

    Q: Where can I get consumables cards ?
    A: On the Auction Market. Choose the filter “Training Search”if you are looking for training, position or formation cards, or choose the filter “Development Search” if you are looking for contract, team talk, fitness or healing cards.

    Q: Can I apply a consumable on a player of a different level ?
    A: Yes. You can use any of the three levels of these cards (gold, silver or bronze) independently of players’ or coach’s level.

    Q: When I apply a training card to a player, his attributes keeps improved forever ?
    A: No. It last one match.

    Q: If I apply many training cards to a player, can I make him a super player with all the attributes 99 ?
    A: No. For each match, any attribute can only be improved once.

    Q: Can I apply a training manager card with a similar formation ?
    A: No. To the managers, there are only two situations: or they have the same formation of the team, or they don’t.

    Q: How do I know which similar formations cards can I apply to a player ?
    A: Find it here.

    Q: How do I know which similar positions cards can I apply to a player ?
    A: Find it here.

    Q: When should I apply a contract card ?
    A: No later than when a player or a manager be prevented from participating in a match due to lack of contracts.

    Q: When should I apply a team talk card ?
    A: Avoid having to do it. We suggest that you do only if your players are with a neutral or low morale.

    Q: When should I apply a fitness card ?
    A: Avoid having to do it. We suggest that you do only if your players are with fitness lower than 90.

    Q: Why can’t I sell an injured player ?
    A: Because it is not possible. You can sell players and managers out of contracts but if they are injured, you need to give them a rest or applying them a healing card before you sell them.

    Q: How can I reduce the cost of consumables ?
    A: Start by hiring staff oriented to the training or development cards that you most often use. Don’t forget that rotation is one of the FIFA 13 Ultimate Team success keys.

     
     
     
     

    18 thoughts on “FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Consumables Guide”

    1. Giovanni Salazar

      Is there anyway to raise my players level. For example from a 64 to a 70

      1. Giovanni Salazar

        Well then why does Falcao’s level go up when he’s given a contract on the pic above?

        1. Ops…
          Nice one. It was a mistake. It was supposed to have the same Ovr in both pictures. The only thing that it should change is contracts. The fitness and morale should be the same too.
          We suggets you to check our new article about Consumables to FUT14 clicking HERE.

          1. Giovanni Salazar

            Oh ok. Why are there the same players at different levels? For example I looked up Landon Donovan and I found most at 84 but some at 86. Are they just rare forms of him or was he somehow leveled up?

          2. Giovanni Salazar

            Also, I checked out the consumables article and I was wondering can the increase of the attributes cause a player to rank up even if its just for a game or two?

    2. Hi,

      I ran out of coins and few of my players contracts have ran out, therefore,
      I can not play any more games to get more coins,

      what to do?

    3. “The effect of any of these cards can be increased depending on the staff that you have stored in your club. Learn more about it here”

      There is no link attached to ‘here” 🙂

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