Regarding influence on ratings, a level of Scoring is equivalent to about 3 levels of Passing.
|Forward normal (FW)||— uses scoring and passing for all three attacks and winger only for the side attacks.
25.0% of his Playmaking skill for Midfield 22.4% of his Scoring skill for Side Attack 12.2% of his Passing skill for Side Attack 19% of his Winger skill for Side Attack 36.9% of his Passing skill for Central Attack 100% of his Scoring skill for Central Attack
|Forward towards wing (FTW)||— uses more winger, use more scoring and passing to the side, and less to the centre.
15.0% of his Playmaking skill for Midfield 18.2% of his Scoring skill for the far Side Attack 45.1% of his Scoring skill for his Side Attack 18% of his Passing skill for Side Attack 52.2% of his Winger skill for Side Attack 26.1% of his Passing skill for Central Attack 60.7% of his Scoring skill for Central Attack
|Defensive forward (DF)||— uses less scoring, uses more passing and some playmaking and stamina.
35.0% of his Playmaking skill for Midfield 12.4% of his Scoring skill for Side Attack 31.0% of his Passing skill for Side Attack * 12.4% of his Winger skill for Side Attack 54.3% of his Passing skill for Central Attack 58.3% of his Scoring skill for Central Attack
There are some agglomeration penalties, in case you play 2 or 3 forwards on the same central position. Those penalties occur to all the skills of the players from that specific central compartment of your team and they are:
- 2 Forwads: -5.5%
- 3 Forwards: -13.5%
A Forward with no specialty is a decent player, but with something less. Here is a ranking of specialities on forwards:
- Head FW — no negative effects and more chances to score on set pieces and winger events.
- Quick FW — even if losing skills in the rain and in the sun, the quick event is the most frequent for FW, making it the best choice. A "must" for every team.
- Unpredictable FW — only Unpredictable Own Goal negative event possible and with high Passing he can create SE chances or intercept the ball and create unlikely scoring opportunities.
- Technical FW — can create chances if an opposing defender or inner midfielder is a head specialist. Playing with defensive order he gives a boost to side attacks.
- Powerful FW — plays better in the rain, but worst in the sun. He may also create a special event forcing a second chance to shoot after a normal chance is missed.
A common suggestion is to have in the team (when playing with a 2 forwards formation) one quick forward and one among unpredictable and head specialty. The choice is based on the number of header players already present in team.