FIFA 21 Mastery: The Best Skill Moves To Use In FIFA 21 According To Tekkz
Skill moves are arguably the most fun aspect of FIFA – the feeling of dribbling past a player with a perfectly executed skill move is second to none. There’s so much variety in terms of the skill moves you can perform in FIFA 21, and unlike last year, you can now execute multiple skill moves in a row, allowing you to utilize various skill combos.
Learning how to skill properly is by far one of the most important things you can do to get better at FIFA – with that in mind, we spoke to the best of the best at skilling, Fnatic Tekkz, to give us some tips on the best skill moves to execute in FIFA 21, here are his top picks;
The Rabona Fake
The rabona fake is one of the most underused skill moves in FIFA 21, yet, it’s one of the most effective. It works really well because it triggers a unique animation that tricks your opponent into committing for a tackle, which gives you ample space to dribble past him with ease.
It works incredibly well at the edge of a crowded box, as it opens up space to dribble, make a pass or even get a shot away.
To execute the rabona fake, all you need to do is hold L2/LT, and perform a fake shot while pushing the left analog stick opposite the direction your player is currently facing.
You need a player with a five-star skill rating in order to execute the rabona fake seamlessly.
The Fake Shot Stop
The fake shot stop allows your player to make an immediate stop in the middle of a run or sprint. Think of it as a stun move.
Every time you perform it, your opponent gets ‘stunned’ for a second, allowing you to find the space to make a pass or take a shot. It’s similar to the rabona fake, but it’s much easier to execute.
To perform the fake shot stop, all you need to do is perform a fake shot without moving towards any direction.
The fake shot stop is proof that skill moves don’t have to be complex to be effective. It can be performed by any player on the virtual pitch, even your goalkeeper.
The elastico is Tekkz’s trademark skill move. He’s used it to win a ton of pro-FIFA tournaments and secure lots of 30-0 finishes in the weekend league. If you add it to your bag of tricks, you’ll find yourself destroying your opponents’ backline with ease.
The elastico works by gesturing towards one direction and exiting in the opposite direction.
Its animation is very quick and fluid, allowing you to burst past your opponents in 1 v 1 situations.
To perform it, you need to rotate your right analog stick in a clockwise motion, depending on what direction your player is facing.
You can take things a step further by combining it with the rabona fake and the fake shot stop. Doing so will make it much harder for your opponent to read and intercept.
The Ball Roll
The ball roll, like the fake shot stop, is pretty easy to execute, although it requires at least a two-star skill rating.
To perform the ball roll, you need to move the right analog stick to the left or to the right depending on what direction you’d like your player to roll the ball towards.
The move is perfect for evading defenders in 1 v 1 situations, it also works really well for finding a great angle to shoot in the box.
The drag back fake
The drag back was arguably the most effective skill move in FIFA 20, but it doesn’t work as well as it used to now.
Instead of performing the traditional drag back to create space, you can find space in and around the 18-yard-area by executing a more advanced version of it known as the drag back fake.
When you execute the drag back fake, your player will act like he’s performing a drag back but towards the end of the animation, he will fake an ‘exit’ – this tricks your opponent into committing for a tackle, and allows you to find space to pass or shoot the ball.
The drag back fake requires a five-star skill rating and it can be performed by pressing L1/LB+R1/RB and moving the right analog stick back and forth between the direction your player is facing and the opposite direction.
It’s a difficult skill move to learn, but it’s incredibly difficult to defend against.
If you’d like an in-depth breakdown of how Tekkz uses his skill moves check out his FIFA 21 course here to learn from the wonderkid himself.