Choosing The Best Special Ability

Special abilities are a cool and exciting feature in Top Eleven. They give your player(s) a small skill boost in certain scenarios. They will either prevent a goal that would have normally been scored or they will create/score a goal that otherwise wouldn’t have happened. You should think carefully before assigning a special ability to one of your players as a well balanced team in all areas can be tough to beat.



Ideally you would buy a player that already has an ability assigned but if he hasn’t, you can train him in one. However, training a special ability does come at a cost as you need a decent amount of rests to speed up the training. You should only train a young developing player, otherwise you will use a lot of rests and it just isn’t worth the investment. If you train a teenager who is under 100% in ability, you should be looking at around 50 rest packs to get the job done.

Position(s): GK
Important Attributes: Agility, Concentration

Which Position is best? Only a GK can have this special ability. This is the least effective special ability for your GK. It’s rare your GK will face a penalty in a match. Even without this ability, your GK will still save penalties occasionally or the opposing ST will miss.

Position(s): GK
Important Attributes: Rushing Out, Anticipation

Which Position is best? Only a GK can have this special ability. This special ability is your best option for a GK. The one-on-one situation happens far more regularly throughout a season than facing a penalty.

 

Position(s): DC, DR, DL
Important Attributes: Positioning, Bravery

Which Position is best? You should give this special ability to your DC(s) as your DR and DL can be given other special abilities that are more suited to their highlighted attributes. Although any defensive position will ultimately suit a defensive wall.

 

Position(s): DC, DR, DL
Important Attributes: Positioning, Heading, Strength

Which Position is best? Another special ability that is suited to any position across your defensive line. Again, the favoured position would be your DC and if you play with two of these you should aim for one to be your defensive wall and the other to be an aerial defender.

 

Position(s): Any Outfield Position
Important Attributes: Crossing, Creativity

Which Position is best? This special ability could suit your DR & DL quite well, assuming you don’t want them to be your defensive wall or an aerial defender. These wide defenders excel in crossing and they aren’t the type of player you need in the box attacking the corner.

 

Position(s): DMC, MC, MR, ML
Important Attributes: Passing, Crossing, Creativity

Which Position is best? You should assign this special ability to your DMC, if you play with one. Your playmaker needs to have players in front of him as he’ll be looking to play the ball forward at every opportunity to create goalscoring chances. If you don’t play with a DMC, the next best option is MC.

 

Position(s): MC, MR, ML
Important Attributes: Dribbling, Fitness, Speed

Which Position is best? It goes without saying the best position for a dribbler is down the wings. Give this special ability to either of your MR or ML to benefit the most. If you’re unsure which one to choose, give it to them both.

 

Position(s): AMC, AMR, AML
Important Attributes: Positioning, Shooting, Finishing

Which Position is best? This is a special ability that would suit any of your AM’s. However, with this not being the best option for any attacking position, if you already have a free kick specialist in your starting 11 you should give this to your AMC.

 

Position(s): Any Outfield Position
Important Attributes: Crossing, Shooting, Finishing, Creativity

Which Position is best? Although many positions can take this ability. It is infinitely more effective when given to an attacking player. Particularly a strong ST as he will score many goals from free-kicks, not just from open play. The important attributes are prime for an ST. Your next best option is AMR/AML.

 

Position(s): Any Outfield Position
Important Attributes: Shooting, Finishing

Which Position is best? Naturally your attacking players would be best suited to this special ability, like your ST for example. However, there are many better options as a special ability for your attacking options. You should focus more on a free-kick taker and a one-on-one scorer as penalty kicks are too rare in the game.

 

Position(s): ST
Important Attributes: Shooting, Finishing, Speed

Which Position is best? If another player already has a free-kick ability, you should give the one-on-one scorer to your ST. It doesn’t make too much sense having multiple free-kick takers in your squad as you only need one at any one time, so you should then look to this special ability.