SFV Tier List (September 2023) – Best Street Fighter 5 Characters

Welcome to our SFV tier list where we have ranked the best Street Fighter 5 characters based on their overall strength in competitive play.

Street Fighter V is a highly competitive game that requires players to understand and master each character’s strengths and weaknesses.

With this tier list, we aim to help players choose the right fighter for their playstyle and increase their chances of winning in online and offline matches.

Interested in other fighting game guides? Check out our Guilty Gear Strive tier list, Samurai Shodown tier list, DKO tier list, and Street Fighter Duel tier list.

April 19, 2023: We have updated our SFV Tier List.

So let’s get this party started:

Tier S Street Fighter 5 Characters

Best SFV Characters

These are the best SFV fighters in the game right now. They are the strongest and most reliable characters and they have great abilities and combos to dominate in most situations.

  • Luke
  • Dhalsim
  • M. Bison
  • Rashid
  • Poison
  • Balrog

Tier A Street Fighter 5 Characters

Tier A Street Fighter 5 Characters

These are also strong Street Fighter 5 characters with solid tools and good match-ups. They have a few weaknesses but can still perform well.

  • Cammy
  • Kolin
  • Seth
  • Guile
  • Chun-Li
  • Karin
  • Zeku
  • Juri
  • Laura
  • G
  • Ken

Tier B Street Fighter 5 Characters

Tier B SFV Characters

Decent SFV fighters but with noticeable weaknesses that can be exploited. They require more effort to win matches.

  • Menat
  • Ed
  • Falke
  • Cody
  • Akuma
  • Rose
  • Urien
  • Ryu
  • Birdie
  • Ibuki
  • Alex
  • Akira
  • Lucia
  • Sagat

Tier C Street Fighter 5 Characters

Tier C SFV Characters

These Street Fighter 5 characters struggle in most match-ups and require a lot of skill and effort to play effectively.

  • Necalli
  • Dan
  • Nash
  • Vega
  • Sakura
  • Oro
  • F.A.N.G
  • E. Honda

Tier D SFV Fighters

Tier D SFV Characters

These are the weakest fighters in the game (in our opinion). They have significant weaknesses that make them hard to win in most situations.

  • Kage
  • Gill
  • Abigail
  • Blanka
  • R. Mika
  • Zangief

Street Fighter 5 Tips

While this tier list for Street Fighter 5 can be helpful in determining which characters to use, it is important to remember that personal playstyle and skill level also play a significant role in deciding which character to use. Here are some extra tips to help you out in your gameplay:

  • Play around your character’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn your match-ups and adjust your playstyle accordingly.
  • Practice your execution and combos.
  • Experiment with different characters to find the one that suits your playstyle the best.

Additionally, keep in mind that tier lists can change over time due to game updates and meta shifts.

SFV Tier List: Final Thoughts

In conclusion, our Street Fighter V tier list is a valuable resource for players looking to improve their gameplay and win more matches.

We understand that tier lists can be subjective and that every player has their own unique playstyle and preferences.

However, we believe that our rankings are a fair representation of the current state of competitive play in Street Fighter V.

Remember while choosing a top-tier fighter can give you an edge, it’s ultimately up to the player’s skill and strategy to come out on top. Oh and if you’re planning on playing the new SF6 game, then make sure to also check out our Street Fighter 6 tier list.

SFV Tier List – Frequently Asked Questions

How often is the Street Fighter V tier list updated?

We try to update our Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tier list periodically as new patches and balance changes are released. However, please note that our rankings are based on the current state of the game and are subject to change.

Why isn’t my favorite fighter ranked higher on the tier list?

Our Street Fighter 5 rankings are based on a combination of factors, including tournament results, frame data, and overall matchup potential. While we strive to be as objective as possible, our rankings are not immune to bias and personal opinions.

Can I still win matches with a lower-tier fighter?

Absolutely! While choosing a top-tier fighter can give you an advantage, the most important factor in winning matches is your skill and understanding of the game mechanics. Every fighter in Street Fighter V has the potential to be successful with the right player behind them.

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