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Street Fighter V Tier List

sfv tier list

Our SFV Tier List provides the best heroes you should focus on during the latest competitive season of the game. This list is based on ranked play so it features some popular and incredibly powerful heroes; heroes with value specifically in climbing for the majority of players. Details about each hero specific play style are also provided so that you know how to utilize the character best. Just hover over each hero’s portrait to see all info available.

Since its initial release, the Street Fighter franchise has consistently been one of the best competitive fighting games in the market. Its latest installment, Street Fighter V, introduces plenty of new features, heroes and fighting mechanics that improve upon the well-established formula. New to this game is the “V-Gauge”, which builds as the player receives attacks and adds three new techniques: “V-Skills”, “V-Reversals”, and “V-Triggers”. V-Skills are special attacks unique to each fighter; V-Reversals allow players to perform a counter move whilst being attacked, V-Triggers allow the player to perform a unique ability. SFV offers many customization options using character costumes, giving players more control and providing a deeper and more personalized experience than ever before. So it is obvious that now, more than ever, Street Fighter V centers around one thing – its heroes, which are the heart and soul of how you play the game.

SFV delivers a highly entertaining but also demanding environment. Although there is no such thing as the best hero in the game, since every player has their own play style, there are so many to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and perks. Furthermore the game allows some of them to shine more than others. So at first glance it can feel pretty daunting to decide which of these to select.

Our SFV Tier List aims to guide you select heroes that best fit in with your personal play style for achieving the best gaming experience available.

Our Rankings

S+ Tier – Very Overpowered
S Tier – Overpowered, these heroes are dominant and excel to their play styles. They have seen enormous success in the pro competitive scene. If you want to win, you can never go wrong choosing any of them
A Tier – Perfectly Balanced, these powerful heroes are popular choices. While not the very best, will often give you a slight edge if you select them since they are still viable for players of any skill and experience level
B Tier – Slightly Underpowered, these heroes are average. They have a decent move set with no glaring disadvantages. What they lack in one skill they make up with another. While they will not give you an edge in battle, they will not hold you back either.
C Tier – Underpowered, the use of these heroes is situational. Some of them are great against certain opponents, while others are simply less efficient than most heroes in the roster. Either way, these heroes are less common picks since to win a lot of matches you have to invest some time practicing combos and intuitive counters
D/E Tier – Very Underpowered, these heroes are considered the weakest. Consider selecting another hero, unless you are experienced enough to utilize their skillset efficiently
F Tier – Typically Useless Heroes

Heroes Tier List

As mentioned earlier, with the introduction of “V-Skills”, “V-Reversals”, and “V-Triggers” SFV provides a more hero specific play style than ever before. As such, knowing each hero natural toolkit and practicing to master their strategy are the building blocks to achieve victory. That is why we rank each hero based not only on individual raw power and popularity but also on their viability to win matches especially in the pro competitive scene.

In order to better help you decide the heroes to master we have ranked their toolkits as follows.

  • Power – How much raw damage they can deliver to the opponent
  • Health – How much damage they can handle before knocked out
  • Mobility – How fast they can move and perform their move sets
  • Techniques – How effective are their move sets, V-Triggers and V-Skills
  • Range – From how far they can land a hit to the opponent

We update our SFV tier list frequently to reflect the latest game meta. Keep in mind that heroes placement inside a specific tier is NOT important. Heroes are positioned randomly within a specific tier thus their placement does not show that they are better or more popular than others in the same tier. So without further ado, let’s dive into our SFV Tier List.

S Tier
RashidRashid
DetailsPower: 2/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 2/5
UrienUrien
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 4/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 3/5
MenatMenat
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 5/5
RyuRyu
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 4/5
PoisonPoison
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 5/5
M. BisonM. Bison
DetailsPower: 5/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 3/5
A Tier
IbukiIbuki
DetailsPower: 2/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 2/5
SethSeth
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 4/5
AkumaAkuma
DetailsPower: 5/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 3/5
DhalsimDhalsim
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 1/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 5/5
SakuraSakura
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 3/5
ZekuZeku
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 4/5
KarinKarin
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 2/5
GG
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 4/5
CammyCammy
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 5/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 3/5
B Tier
KolinKolin
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 5/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 3/5
GuileGuile
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 4/5
NecalliNecalli
DetailsPower: 5/5, Health: 4/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 3/5
SagatSagat
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 5/5
RoseRose
DetailsPower: 2/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 4/5
R. MikaR. Mika
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 1/5
E. HondaE. Honda
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 4/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 2/5
KenKen
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 3/5
BirdieBirdie
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 4/5, Mobility: 1/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 4/5
BalrogBalrog
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 4/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 2/5
FalkeFalke
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 4/5
NashNash
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 3/5
C Tier
VegaVega
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 5/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 3/5
LauraLaura
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 1/5
CodyCody
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 3/5
KageKage
DetailsPower: 4/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 3/5
BlankaBlanka
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 5/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 3/5
F.A.N.GF.A.N.G
DetailsPower: 2/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 3/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 5/5
Chun-LiChun-Li
DetailsPower: 2/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 3/5
D Tier
GillGill
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 5/5, Range: 4/5
LuciaLucia
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 3/5
AbigailAbigail
DetailsPower: 5/5, Health: 5/5, Mobility: 1/5, Techniques: 4/5, Range: 5/5
EdEd
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 3/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 3/5
JuriJuri
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 5/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 2/5
F Tier
ZangiefZangief
DetailsPower: 5/5, Health: 5/5, Mobility: 1/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 3/5
DanDan
DetailsPower: 2/5, Health: 2/5, Mobility: 4/5, Techniques: 2/5, Range: 2/5
AlexAlex
DetailsPower: 3/5, Health: 4/5, Mobility: 2/5, Techniques: 3/5, Range: 2/5

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Last Update: 16 May 2021

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