Street Fighter 5 Fighter Tier List

The best of the best.

Street Fighter 5 has been out for six years now and has a vast, 45-figher roster. With this many fighters, it can be overwhelming to pick what’s right for you. Thats where our tier list of the best Street Fighter 5 fighters comes in.

Below, we’ve ranked all the Street Fighter 5 characters into six tiers, S to F. This way, you can find out which fighters are broken and which you should steer well away from. 

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S Tier

Cammy, M. Bison, Rashid, Poison, Urien

These are the unbeatable top-tier. Cammy, M. Bison, Rashid, Poison, and Urien all have features that make them horrible to play against, with zoning elements, mobility, and counters that can’t be beat. If you want to win and dominate so bad it makes it feel unfair, use these guys.

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A Tier

Ryu, Luke, Seth, G, Guile, Chun-Li, Karin

Top tier Shotos are here, and some other archetype makes, such as Guile and Chun-Li. These fighters are solid all-rounders with great damage, great tools for offense and defense, and have excellent overall coverage. However, they're just shy of being perfect.

B Tier

Akuma, Sakura, Abigail, Birdie, Menat, Nash, Ken, Ibuki, Dhalsim, Laura, Rose

These fighters are in the category of "good, but not great." You’re going to win the majority of your matchups with B-tier fighters, but they can’t hold a candle to A and S. B-tier features some of the weaker Shoto characters and archetypes. 

C Tier

Ed, Vega, Cody, Balrog, Kage, Kolin, E. Honda, Sagat, Oro, Zeku, Lucia, Necalli, R. Mina, Akira

This is strictly middle-of-the-pack. There are some good matchups and some bad. None have exceptional tools to excel, and you'll likely find them a bit harder to play than fighters in the tiers above. That’s why Vega and E. Honda fall into this category.

D Tier

Gill, Alex, Falke, F.A.N.G, Juri

These are fighters with a majority of bad matchups. Their use is situational, but they often lack the tools other fighters have to win. They'll often consistently beat C or other D tiers, but they lack the utility and movesets to defeat S, A, and even B-tier characters.

F Tier

Blanka, Dan, Zangief

These characters are either bad or literal joke characters. They have a lot of poor matchups against the majority of other fighters, and they only win against unskilled opponents. A master of these fighters can do well and knock out some unexperienced players. Otherwise, stay away.

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