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Madden 17 Ultimate Team: Legends Set Guide

Madden 17 Ultimate Team has lots of perks, one being its Sets and their trading card-esque feel. Here is a guide to just one of them: Legends


Ultimate Team is possibly the most played game mode across all EA Sports games and that is no different in Madden 17. Its popularity cannot be pinned down to just one thing as there are some many different aspects that make the game mode so popular among it’s droves of fans. Some people enjoy the team building aspect of the game, others enjoy the head to head online games you can play against strangers or your friends and plenty of people enjoy the vast Solo Challenges available. Then there are the Sets. This is one of my favourite aspects of the game and a lot of other peoples too, so I will be doing a rundown of each Set.

Up next is the Legends Set. 

Like the Flashbacks Set, this Set consists of multiple Sub-Sets that reward you with highly rated players, but this time it is players that are considered legends in the football world, if you hadn’t already guessed.

In total, there are 26 Elite players to be earned, all of which are at least 90 Overall (OVR):

Of course, as the players are some of the best in the entire game – the 92 OVR players are tied as fourth best in the entire Ultimate Team database – the Sub-Sets take quite a lot to complete, but they are by no means unachievable.

Each player requires 11 items to complete, all of which can be bought in the Auction House of found in a variety of Packs. Those items are a Gold version of the Elite Legend player you are trying to get and 10 player specific Legends Collectibles.

Surprisingly, it is very cheap to complete some of these sets. For example, you can buy the Jeremy Shockey Collectibles from about 3,500 Coins, so it’ll be a total of around 35,000-40,000 to get a 90 OVR Tight End which is not too shabby at all. Some of the players, for example Mel Blount and Steve McNair, will cost anything from 35,000-45,000 per Collectible. You can alternatively buy each player outright – the price is available through the link on each player’s name.

Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to play with all of these players, but I have played with or against a few of them.

Ricky Williams and Emmitt Smith are really nice to use. They’re both fast, Williams is a touch faster, and they can both be used as power backs, can both make people miss with jukes or spins and are both serviceable receiving backs. Williams is my recommendation if you were to target one as I have played against him and he is horrible to play against.

The only other two I have used are Champ Bailey and Mike Singletary. Bailey, as you would expect, is excellent in both man or zone and you won’t have to worry about his side of the field regardless of the receiver going against him. Whereas Mike Singletary is the perfect run stuffer. He will plug the middle of your defense unlike a lot of linebackers, but I would watch out for him in coverage as he is not great in man or zone.

The only other Legends I’ve come across are Ray Nitschke and Larry Wilson, both of which are nightmares to play against when they are being user-controlled. They both seem to be pretty good all round and disrupt everything you do, if you are being controlled well, of course.

That just about does it for the Legends Set. Let us know in the comments which Legends players you like using!

Remy Cabache

Lifetime sports fan. I have written with RealSport since the NFL section started and I have also written for my own blog, EbonyBird.com and I have had several articles published in local newspapers covering my local (American) football team.

Madden 17 Ultimate Team: Legends Set Guide

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