Best players for every Evolution in EA FC 24, from Radioactive Maestro to Marauder

Best players for every Evolution in EA FC 24, from Radioactive Maestro to Marauder
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

Last updated 

4th Dec 2023 16:18


While they started out a little slow, new Evolutions are popping up left, right, and centre in EA FC 24 - and we've got all of the best players that you should be using to maximise your picks.

Evolutions like the Triple Threat Attacker and Centurions Striker can get you quite outstanding cards if you select right, but you'd end up with a lot of wasted time if you choose the wrong players. Thankfully we've got you covered with the top options below, letting you stay firmly within the in-game meta.

Relentless Meets Radioactive

  • Cost: 100,000 coins / 500 FP
  • Expiry date: December 24, 2023
Player (Club) Price (+ Evo Combination)
Marcos Acuña (Sevilla) 8,400 coins
Ona Batlle (Barcelona) 9,000 coins
Katie McCabe (Arsenal) 13,000 coins
Giulia Gwinn (Bayern Munich) 900 coins
Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa) 700 coins
Lisa Boattin (Juventus) 3,100 coins
Felicitas Rauch (Wolfsburg) 1,000 coins

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While the 100,000 cost of this Evolution is fairly hefty, there are a bunch of really excellent players that you can create here. My personal ideal pick is either Ona Batlle or Katie McCabe, as both are incredibly easy to link - especially with the Radioactive boost - and are excellent cards that will fit right into the meta.

Ona Batlle's standard gold card was one of my most surprising pick-ups when Bonmati was the engine of my team, as she more than outperformed her cost so a boost like this will only make her stronger.

Radioactive Maestro

  • Cost: Free
  • Expiry date: December 22, 2023
Player (Club) Price
Aurélien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid) 6,100 coins
IF Adrien Tameze (Torino) 65,000 coins
Adrien Rabiot (Juventus) 8,000 coins
Moises Caicedo (Chelsea) 700 coins
Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) 1,000 coins
IF Kristian Thorstvedt (Sassuolo) 70,000 coins
Zambo Anguissa (Napoli) 1,600 coins
Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich) 3,000 coins

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This is a fantastic Evolution to work your way towards due to the combination of stat boosts and the chemistry benefits of Radioactive cards. As is the selling point of the promo, any cards that complete a Radioactive Evolution will get double chemistry points, meaning that they will have at least two points of chem regardless of any other players.

I would definitely opt for a player like Tchouaméni out of the standard options, but the informs of Tameze and Thorstvedt are definitely incredibly appealing for their stats and dynamic image. I would say that their current price is far too much, but if you've got the coins to throw around then it definitely could be something to look at.


  • Cost: Free
  • Expiry date: December 18, 2023
Player (Club) Price (+ Evo Combination)
Iñigo Martínez (Barcelona) 2,200 coins
Ben White (Arsenal) 2,000 coins
Diego Carlos (Aston Villa) 750 coins
Zubeldia (Real Sociedad) 700 coins
Juan Foyth (Villrreal) 800 coins
Nayef Aguerd (West Ham) 550 coins
IF Maximiliano Caufriez (Clerment Foot) 50,500 coins
Samuel Umtiti (Lille) 1,900 coins (+Toughen Up)

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Marauder is by far one of the best Evolutions you can work towards right now due to its fantastic pace increase. This brings so many players into the meta, and provides strong defensive support for no extra cost.

Iñigo Martínez and Ben White are my two meta picks, combining great pace, excellent defensive attributes, and brilliant links to make an all-around top-tier card. 

Hero Upgrade

  • Cost: 75,000 coins / 500 FP
  • Expiry date: December 17, 2023
Player (Club) Price
Sonia Bompastor 53,500 coins
John Arne Riise 77,000 coins
Joan Capdevila 150,000 coins
Park Ji-sung 83,500 coins
Robbie Keane 212,000 coins
Dirk Kuyt 19,250 coins

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This is one of the more intriguing Evolutions that has been released, as it only applies to Heroes and is a great option if you've completed any of the Hero SBCs.

The best pick is definitely Robbie Keane and his price certainly shows that, but Park Ji-sung or Joan Capdevila are two other excellent choices if you're looking to pick them up or already have them in your club.

Power Shooter

  • Cost: 150,000 coins / 1,500 FP
  • Expiry date: December 25, 2023
Player (Club) Price (+ Evo Combination)
POTM Santiago Giménez (Feyenoord) 38,100 coins
Julián Álvarez (Manchester City) 950 coins (+Founders Evolution)
IF Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) 46,000 coins
POTM Victor Boniface (Bayer Leverkusen) 13,300 coins
Alba Redondo (Levante) 1,100 coins (+Founders Evolution)
Jonathan David (Lille) 700 coins (+Triple Threat Attacker)
Synne Jensen (Real Sociedad) 700 coins (+Triple Threat Attacker)

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You've got lots of top cards to choose from with this Evo, but make sure to consider the overall price as it is one of the more expensive entry points so far.

Many of the best options already have a steep entry price - but my top picks would definitely be POTM Santiago Giménez and IF Nicolas Jackson, as they offer significant upgrades over their base, taking them to the next level.

Toughen Up

  • Cost: Free
  • Expiry date: December 15, 2023
Player (Club) Price (+ Evo Combination)
N'golo Kanté (At Ittihad) 18,500 coins
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) 24,500 coins
IF Kieran Trippier (Newcastle) 55,000 coins
Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta) 650 coins
Dušan Tadić (Fenerbahçe) 1,000 coins (+Triple Threat Attacker)
Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa) 8,200 coins (+Pacey Winger II)

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This is one of the best Evolutions out right now if you're willing to fork up the coins, as it is accessible to higher-rated players like Kanté and Bernardo Silva. Those two cards are excellent choices - especially the former as it is very reminiscent of his cards from four or five years ago.

However, you might also want to consider Coutinho with an Evo combo as it makes him a great midfield creator with none of the pace issues of his standard card.

Pacey Winger II

  • Cost: Free
  • Expiry date: December 10, 2023
Player (Club) Price (+ Evo Combination)
Leandro Trossard (Arsenal) 700 coins
Athenea (Real Madrid) 700 coins
Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli) 700 coins
Anwar El Ghazi (Mainz)  2,500 coins (+Relentless Winger)
Munir (Las Palmas) 550 coins (+Triple Threat Attacker)

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There aren't a huge number of great options available for the Pacey Winger II Evolution, but Leandro Trossard from Arsenal is definitely the best and most popular choice.

You can also mix things up with Evo combos if you go for El Ghazi or Munir, as both make some very nice cards if you're willing to put in the effort.

Relentless Winger II

  • Cost: Free
  • Expiry date: December 9, 2023
Player (Club) Price
Naomie Feller (Real Madrid) 700 coins
Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) 8,000 coins
Noni Madueke (Chelsea) 550 coins
Bradley Barcola (PSG) 800 coins
Celin Bizet (Spurs) 550 coins
Veronica Latsko (OL Reign) 650 coins
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham) 600 coins
Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) 700 coins

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There are quite a few great picks to choose from for the Relentless Winger Evolution - but in my eyes the best option is Real Madrid's Naomie Feller. I selected her for my Founder's Evolution pick and she didn't disappoint - so an extra boost with this Evo will only make her stronger.

The market doesn't lie though and Arsenal's Nicolas Pépé is definitely the most popular choice, but you will have to fork out the coins if he's your ideal pick.

Founders Evolution

  • Cost: Free
  • Expiry date: December 15, 2023
Player (Club) Price
Darwin Nunez (Liverpool) 750 coins
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) 750 coins
Naomie Feller (Real Madrid) 750 coins
Arnaut Danjuma (Everton) 700 coins
Leon Bailey (Aston Villa) 700 coins
Ansu Fati (Brighton) 700 coins
Lucia Garcia (Manchester United) 1,500 coins
Julian Alvarez (Manchester City) 700 coins
Ferran Torres (Barcelona) 750 coins

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Darwin Nunez is the best Founders Evolution player stats-wise, although you might want to consider which player you'd like to upgrade most down the line now that these cards are out of the meta.

EA has teased that Founders Evo cards could have further upgrade potential in later seasons, so you might want to opt for a player from your favourite club instead at this point in the game.

There are also a number of excellent combinations that you can make with other active Evolutions right now, so make sure to check back above to see if any are of interest before you commit to your choice.

We'll have all of the latest Evolutions here for you when they drop, letting you know which players you should spend your time (and hard-earned coins) on throughout the year.

In the meantime, make sure to check out our EA FC homepage for more guides like this, including our RTTK player tracker so you can stay on top of any card upgrades, and the cheapest 86 rated players for when you need to complete any SBCs.

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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