The complete FIFA 22 chemistry styles list explained

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There are no surprises to be found on the FIFA 22 chemistry styles list – while Ultimate Team does feature some fresh content, this feature is identical to last year. Still, they're a useful FIFA 22 tool, particularly for FUT newcomers looking to maximise talent without the coins to buy elite cards at every position. How exactly does the mechanic work, and why do all the names sound like characters from ITV's old Gladiators TV show? GR's FIFA 22 chemistry styles guide has the intel.

What are FIFA 22 chemistry styles?

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Perhaps fittingly, FIFA 22 features exactly 22 specific chemistry styles – along with GK Basic and Basic, which effectively reset an individual's stats to the default ones on his card. Each chemistry style buffs either two or three main attributes, as outlined by the third and fourth columns in the tables below. Inevitably Hunter and Shadow are the hardest to come by (and therefore most expensive on the transfer market) given that both award a considerable pace boost. These are all of the FIFA 22 chemistry styles in the game:

FIFA 22 chemistry styles: Goalkeeper

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WallWALDiving, Handling, KickingDIV: 2, HAN: 2, KIC: 2
ShieldSLDKicking, Reflexes, SpeedKIC: 2, REF: 2, SPD: 2
CatCATReflexes, Speed, PositioningREF: 2, SPD: 2, POS: 2
GloveGLODiving, Handling, PositioningDIV: 2, HAN: 2, POS: 2

FIFA 22 chemistry styles: Defence

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SentinelSENDefending, PhysicalDEF: 3, PHY: 3
GuardianGRDDribbling, DefendingDRI: 3, DEF: 3
GladiatorGLAShooting, DefendingSHO: 3, DEF: 3
BackboneBACPassing, Defending, PhysicalPAS: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
AnchorANCPace, Defending, PhysicalPAC: 2, DEF: 2, PHY: 2
ShadowSHAPace, DefendingPAC: 3, DEF: 3

FIFA 22 chemistry styles: Midfield

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ArtistARTPassing, DribblingPAS: 3, DRI: 3
ArchitectARCPassing, PhysicalPAS: 3, PHY: 3
PowerhousePWRPassing, DefendingPAS: 3, DEF: 3
MaestroMAEShooting, Passing, DribblingSHO: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
EngineENGPace, Passing, DribblingPAC: 2, PAS: 2, DRI: 2
CatalystCTAPace, PassingPAC: 3, PAS: 3

FIFA 22 chemistry styles: Attack

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SniperSNIShooting, DribblingSHO: 3, DRI: 3
DeadeyeEYEShooting, PassingSHO: 3, PAS: 3
HawkHWKPace, Shooting, PhysicalPAC: 2, SHO: 2, PHY: 2
MarksmanMRKShooting, Dribbling, PhysicalSHO: 2, DRI: 2, PHY: 2
FinisherFINShooting, PhysicalSHO: 3, PHY: 3
HunterHUNPace, ShootingPAC: 3, SHO: 3

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