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NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds Guide – Best Builds, Best Archetypes, Tips and Strategies

In this NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds Guide, we will share with you some of the best builds for MyCareer mode in NBA 2K18. NBA 2K18 comes with a more refined and enhanced build system that allows you, even more, customization so that you can build the player that you really want to build.

NBA 2K18 is the latest entry in the series and the game brings improved builds systems and this guide will help you build the best builds in NBA 2k18 with best NBA 2K18 archetypes and more.

For more help on NBA 2K18, you can check out our The Neighborhood Guide, How to Score Guide, and Badges Unlocks Guide.

In this guide, you will find all sorts of information about setting up Wingspan, Height, Weight, best Archetypes and other important aspects of your character in our NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds Guide.

NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds Guide

NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds Guide details everything that you need to know about building Custom Characters in MyCareer Mode of NBA 2K18 so that you can make the best builds in the game.

NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds

Small Forward Playmaker

Height
Set the height to 6’5” for this build as this height boots your Standing Dunk, Boxout and Block. It also increases your Defensive and Offensive Rebound.

Wingspan
You should set the wingspan to be around 79.3 so that it gives you Contested Shot bonuses of Mid-Range and Three. Off Dribble will not be your best suite here.

Weight
For this build, you will set a low weight of 185 lbs. This will give you a boost to your speed, acceleration, vertical, lateral quickness and speed with the ball. It counters all the negative effects of the height used for this build.

Archetype – Shot Creating Playmaker
For this build, the Archetype you will going for will be Shot-Creating Playmaker. It will give you Primary Skill of Passing and Ball-Handling and Secondary Skill of Shot Creating. Both these skills are essential for maximizing your control with the ball whether you are in the court or about to score a point. Your skills will be as follows:

  • Layups – 3/13
  • Dunk – 2/7
  • Mid-Range Shooting –4/17
  • 3PT – 5/13
  • Ball Handling – 6/23
  • Passing – 6/21
  • Post Offense – 1/7
  • Strength – 2/9
  • Rebounding – 1/7
  • Steals – 2/9
  • Blocks – 1/6
  • Vertical – 2/10
  • Lateral Quickness – 2/13
  • Speed – 5/20
  • Acceleration – 5/21
  • Stamina – 2/22

Tips and Strategies
Your off-dribble is going to be weak for this build so make sure that you are facing the rim while taking the shots. You weight and Height both counter the negative effects of each other so this is quite a balanced build. Set your Shoulder Width to 22.2” and you will be fine. You do not want very wide shoulders for this build.

For your shooting hand, pick Right or Left depending where you are comfortable. For this build, we recommend you use Right. You have a good balance of speed, acceleration, Rebounds, and shoots. Use them to your advantage.

Off-Dribble Slasher

Height
For this build, you should set a height of 6’6”. This will boost your Off Dribble Short Mid-Range and Shot Three both, Driving Layup, Driving Dunk, Speed, Acceleration, Vertical, Ball Control, Speed with Ball and Passing Accuracy.

Wingspan
Your wingspan should be 80.4. This boosts your Contested Shot for Mid-Range and Three.

Weight
Set your weight to 225Lbs for this build. This is a lightweight build too. This will boost your Contact Dunk, Strength and Boxout

Archetype – Slasher
For this build, the best Archetype you will going for will be Slasher. Choose your Primary Skill of Driving, Finishing, and Secondary Skill of Shot Creating. These skills make up the perfect combination for creating the best throws for shots and maximum stamina and speed build. Your skills will be as follows:

  • Layups – 5/23
  • Dunk – 4/22
  • Mid-Range Shooting –4/14
  • 3PT – 5/7
  • Ball Handling – 3/15
  • Passing – 2/8
  • Post Offense – 1/8
  • Strength – 3/11
  • Rebounding – 2/9
  • Steals – 3/11
  • Blocks – 2/9
  • Vertical – 5/21
  • Lateral Quickness – 3/14
  • Speed – 5/20
  • Acceleration – 5/21
  • Stamina – 2/22

Tips and Strategies
This build is all about speed, stamina, and dribbling. Use them to your advantage. With this build, your height, wingspan and shoulder width ad all set according to making your dribbling as better as possible while keeping the speed up too. When the ball is in your hands, your speed will not decrease by a lot so it all adds up for a good speedy build. However, you will need to focus on 3PT shooting and Post Offense, as they are your weakest skills.

Shooting Guard Shot Creator

Height
For this build, you should set a height of 6’6” to give you somewhat advantage to dribbling and some shooting.

Wingspan
Your wingspan should be 80.4. This boosts your Contested Shot for Mid-Range and Three further enhancing your shoots.

Weight
Set your weight to 225Lbs for this build. This is a lightweight build too. This will boost your Contact Dunk, Strength and Boxout. Keep the weight low to make your build as nimbler and speedy as possible.

Archetype – Point Guard Shooter
For this NBA 2K18 build, the best Archetype you will going for will be Point Guard Shooter. For this build, both of your Primary and Secondary Skills will be 3PT Shooting. This build is all about shooting and it lacks in most of other skills and attributes but if you are looking for a 3PT shooter, this build is for you. Your skills will be as follows:

  • Layups – 2/10
  • Dunk – 0/2
  • Mid-Range Shooting – 5/21
  • 3PT – 7/25
  • Ball Handling – 2/9
  • Passing – 3/11
  • Post Offense – 2/8
  • Strength – 2/9
  • Rebounding – 1/7
  • Steals – 2/8
  • Blocks – 1/5
  • Vertical – 2/8
  • Lateral Quickness – 2/11
  • Speed – 2/9
  • Acceleration – 2/9
  • Stamina – 2/22

Tips and Strategies
This build seriously lacks in speed, stamina, and acceleration but what it lacks in speed, makes up for them with precise, on point 3PT Shooting, and Mid-Range shooting. Use them to your advantage, stay near the loop and play as a shooter rather than a runner. Your best shot at being good with this build is to utilize your 3PT or Mid-Range Shooting as much as possible. It gives decent passing and poor dribbling but the focus of this build is shooting.

Point Guard Slasher

Height
For this build, you should set a height of 6’6”. This height will give you a speed and acceleration boost since this is what this build seriously lacks considering the fact that t is a build focused on shooting.

Wingspan
Maximize the wingspan for this build.

Weight
Maximize the weight for this build.

Archetype – Defending Slasher
For this build, the best Archetype you will going for will be Defending Slasher. For this build, your Primary Skill needs to be Driving and Finishing while your secondary builds will be Defending. Defending and it is good for defending two guards. Your skills will be as follows:

  • Layups – 5/21
  • Dunk – 5/22
  • Mid-Range Shooting – 2/6
  • 3PT – 0/5
  • Ball Handling – 3/12
  • Passing – 2/8
  • Post Offense – 1/7
  • Strength – 3/15
  • Rebounding – 2/9
  • Steals – 3/18
  • Blocks – 3/16
  • Vertical – 5/23
  • Lateral Quickness – 3/17
  • Speed – 5/22
  • Acceleration – 5/22
  • Stamina – 2/22

Tips and Strategies
This build is made for Defense. It features the highest Vertical of any other build. He can easily lock anyone down. The only thing this build lacks is shooting. It features decent dribbling as well. High Speed and High Stamina gives massive chances of potentially tackling any player on the field.

Use the high defending to your advantage and stay at Point Guard and no one will be able to get past you. Shooting is not your thing with this build so you best avoid shooting as you will miss many good opportunities. Stick to defending and no one will be able to get past you.

This concludes our NBA 2K18 MyCareer Builds Guide. If you want to add anything to this guide, feel free to use the comments section below!