SF6 Tier List – Best Characters Ranked

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While Street Fighter 6 has introduced some fantastic new content that has reenergized the series, it will always rely on the fights, special attacks, and combos to win our hearts. The latest iteration launched with 18 fighters to master, each with its own unique style, with many of our favorites coming back for a new lease of life. It’s great to have a choice, but it can also be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. So, we’ve put together this SF6 tier list to rank all characters, young and old.

Street Fighter 6 Tier List – All Fighters Ranked

This is how I currently see the tier list for all the Street Fighter 6 fighters at launch. SS and S Tier fighters are generally considered the best fighters in the game, with very few weaknesses and abilities that stack up as a cut above the rest.

A Tier SF6 fighters are also great choices, but they just lack that bit of special sauce that would push them into the S Tier. However, if you gel with them, they are certainly worth your time. B Tier fighters are OK, but you’ll usually find a better fighter in a higher tier, while C Tier Street Fighter 6 characters are the weakest ones out there right now.

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The best fighters in Street Fighter 6

Below you'll find a little more detail on why we think these are the best fighters in Street Fighter 6 at launch. You'll find some of the new fighters as well as some old favorites, while there are picks for both beginner and pro players.


Guille is top of the list on his own because, despite being hard to learn, you won’t find a player who has a bad thing to say about his abilities. You may want to avoid Guille until you’ve really got to grips with the game, but once you do, there’s a lot of fun and satisfaction to be had. His Sonic projectile attacks are second to none, and if you can time them just right, they get even stronger. Add the fact you can control the speed of your projectiles to avoid blocks and he becomes unstoppable in the right hands.


Of course, Ken is back, and once again, he makes for a super solid choice of fighter. He’s a relatively solid choice for beginners being both strong and quick, with some powerful combos that are relatively simple to land. If you want all-out aggression, you’re going to have a lot of fun with Ken. Get an opponent into a corner, and it's likely to be goodnight, but his special attacks also land from a surprisingly long distance away, making him a solid allrounder.  

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Kimberly is the pick of the new characters introduced in SF6 and is a great choice for new, inexperienced players. This is because she plays fast and moves well while having a simple set of ability combos when compared to most other fighters. Sprint can quickly get you on top of an opponent, after which you have a choice of five more close-range moves and combos with which to bring home your advantage.


Historically powerful, Cammy is back once more in SF6 with her usual classic moves alongside a few new tricks. Her Spiral Arrow is as strong as ever, but she also hits hard on the ground. Her speed is a real asset, allowing her to close ground on you quickly, after which the Hooligan combo is hard for any fighter to deal with, often surprising your opponent and creating attack openings once you’re face to face with your opponent.


Another of the new characters, JP makes the top-tier list thanks largely to being so versatile. Like Guille, JP is a tough fighter to master, thanks to him having a great array of both short and long-range abilities. But if you can master them, the combination makes him very hard to fight against. He can hit opponents from anyway while also having the ability to get away from either short or long-range fighters, which can really frustrate your opponent when played well.

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About the Author

Chris Marling is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of experience across newspapers, magazines, and websites. Based in the UK, he has written professionally on everything from tech to tearooms. But his real passion is gaming, going right back to the Atari 2600 - and especially RPGs and MMOs. He cut his teeth on games such as The Realm and Anarchy Online. But 20 years on still gets excited about exploring each new world. When not online, you'll find him gaming analog-style around the table. Chris has had five of his own board games published, including Pioneer Days and Armageddon.

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